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All rights reserved. http://www.alm.com/about/terms-use News RSS - Connecticut Law Tribune http://www.ctlawtribune.com/img/static/mastheads/CTLawTrib.png http://www.ctlawtribune.com Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:19 -0400 It Just Got Much Harder to Overturn Insurance Arbitration Awards in Connecticut http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796326604/It-Just-Got-Much-Harder-to-Overturn-Insurance-Arbitration-Awards-in-Connecticut Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:19 -0400 The Connecticut Supreme Court has issued a decision that makes it significantly more difficult for insurance companies or policyholders to persuade courts to overturn arbitration awards in insurance coverage disputes. 1202796326604 Family Settles for $200K After 'Black Box' Reveals Speeding Prior to Accident http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796310893/Family-Settles-for-200K-After-Black-Box-Reveals-Speeding-Prior-to-Accident Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:54 -0400 The settlement came after event data recorders showed one of the drivers was speeding moments before the collision. 1202796310893 J&J Hit With Another Lawsuit Related to Talcum Powder and Possible Ovarian Cancer Link http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796165377/JampJ-Hit-With-Another-Lawsuit-Related-to-Talcum-Powder-and-Possible-Ovarian-Cancer-Link Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:15 -0400 Citing studies dating back to the 1970s that link talcum powder with ovarian cancer, a federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a Connecticut woman who died from the disease, claiming Johnson & Johnson repeatedly refused to put a safety warning on its popular baby powder. 1202796165377 Connecticut and The Klan http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796157030/Connecticut-and-The-Klan Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:38 -0400 Donald Trump rarely tells the truth, but he was correct when he said the Ku Klux Klan and its foes have been battling each other long before he became president. During the early years of the Klan's "Second Era" after World War I and until the 1930s, Connecticut was a surprisingly active venue for Klan activity. Connecticut membership during that era peaked at somewhere between 15,000 and 18,000. 1202796157030 Fall Inside Starbucks Leads to $240K Settlement http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796154950/Fall-Inside-Starbucks-Leads-to-240K-Settlement Tue, 22 Aug 2017 03:21 -0400 The woman slipped on a piece of cardboard on the floor that looked like a rug. 1202796154950 Law Tribune's Litigation Departments of the Year Announced http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796125917/Law-Tribunes-Litigation-Departments-of-the-Year-Announced Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:38 -0400 The Connecticut Law Tribune, as part of this year's Professional Excellence Awards program, has selected its Litigation Departments of the Year winners. 1202796125917 Conn. Supreme Court Boosts Overtime Pay, Strikes 'Fluctuating' Workweek Rule http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202796062705/Conn-Supreme-Court-Boosts-Overtime-Pay-Strikes-Fluctuating-Workweek-Rule Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:47 -0400 The justices said the fluctuating workweek method still could apply in other cases not involving retail employees, but that it would no longer be allowed when it came to the thousands of retail workers paid on commission. 1202796062705 Conn. Supreme Court: DCF Can't Mandate Vaccinations Over Parental Rights http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795610358/Conn-Supreme-Court-DCF-Cant-Mandate-Vaccinations-Over-Parental-Rights Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:58 -0400 In finding vaccinations do not constitute medical treatment, the court said the cases of parents whose rights are not terminated have the authority to say whether their children are vaccinated. 1202795610358 Connecticut Movers http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795817982/Connecticut-Movers Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:44 -0400 1202795817982 Pro Bono Lawyer Secures $750K for Child Sex-Assault Victim http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795926880/Pro-Bono-Lawyer-Secures-750K-for-Child-SexAssault-Victim Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:28 -0400 Counsel working pro bono for a 16-year-old girl sexually assaulted at a local public library when she was 7 have secured a $750,000 verdict against her attacker, who is serving a 17-year prison sentence. 1202795926880 Navigating Class Bias in Law Firm Hiring http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795890209/Navigating-Class-Bias-in-Law-Firm-Hiring Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:30 -0400 A shared interest might create a preliminary affinity between the reviewer and the applicant that results in an interview. 1202795890209 Illegal Immigrants, by Definition, Are Not Law-Abiding US Citizens http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795889206/Illegal-Immigrants-by-Definition-Are-Not-LawAbiding-US-Citizens Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:07 -0400 Both sides in the immigration controversy are destroying the law in their own way. 1202795889206 Trump Lawyer John Dowd Forwards Email Equating Confederate Leader With George Washington http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795730495/Trump-Lawyer-John-Dowd-Forwards-Email-Equating-Confederate-Leader-With-George-Washington- Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:37 -0400 After President Donald Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, one of his top lawyers circulated an email equating Confederate general Robert E. Lee with George Washington and saying Black Lives Matter had been “totally infiltrated” by terrorists, The New York Times reported. 1202795730495 Alleged Catholic School Sex Abuse Victim Sues Legion of Christ http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795845291/Alleged-Catholic-School-Sex-Abuse-Victim-Sues-Legion-of-Christ Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:41 -0400 The lawsuit claims the victim, identified only as John Doe, was first sexually assaulted at the now-defunct Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in New Hampshire. 1202795845291 2nd Circuit Temporarily Stays Deportation of Father http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795842159/2nd-Circuit-Temporarily-Stays-Deportation-of-Father Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:17 -0400 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday awarded an 11th-hour deportation reprieve to a Guatemalan native and married father of two young children living in Connecticut, who was less two hours from being deported. 1202795842159 Bridgeport Attorney Indicted on Charges of Defrauding Clients http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795801420/Bridgeport-Attorney-Indicted-on-Charges-of-Defrauding-Clients Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:19 -0400 Thomas Murtha, who was a partner and managing member of now-defunct Maher & Murtha in Bridgeport, is charged with fraudulently obtaining and converting hundreds of thousands of dollars from his victims – including former clients. 1202795801420 Tribune Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Winners http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795803801/Tribune-Announces-Lifetime-Achievement-Award-Winners Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:39 -0400 Two Lifetime Achievement Award winners have been chosen by the Connecticut Law Tribune for this year's Professional Excellence Awards program: Peter Zarella and Morris Banks. 1202795803801 Big Law Responds to Trump's Charlottesville Protest Remarks http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795614508/Big-Law-Responds-to-Trumps-Charlottesville-Protest-Remarks Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:33 -0400 In the days following the violent clashes between rival groups of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed a 32-year-old legal assistant, some corporate executives have openly criticized President Donald Trump for his delay in condemning white supremacists. Some Big Law leaders have reacted to the president’s response. 1202795614508 Wesleyan Professor Nets $125,000 Following Car Accident http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795710780/Wesleyan-Professor-Nets-125000-Following-Car-Accident Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:35 -0400 A Wesleyan University professor who was injured when a vehicle struck the driver's side of her car has been awarded $100,000 through arbitration. 1202795710780 Waterbury Residents Settle for $195,000 After Rear-Ended by Drunk Driver http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795441082/Waterbury-Residents-Settle-for-195000-After-RearEnded-by-Drunk-Driver Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:23 -0400 Robert Card had stopped his Hyundai sedan at a red light in Waterbury when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by 29-year-old Justin Lebel, according to the 2016 lawsuit filed in Waterbury Superior Court. 1202795441082 Judge Grants Family of Girl Mauled by Neighbor's Dog $130,000 http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202795584399/Judge-Grants-Family-of-Girl-Mauled-by-Neighbors-Dog-130000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:04 -0400 The girl needed plastic surgery to repair a large gash from her right eye to her cheek, to repair a hole in her forehead and a tear in her ear lobe. 1202795584399