en-us News RSS - Connecticut Law Tribune Connecticut's only weekly newspaper covering the legal community, with the latest in courts, law firms and legislature. http://www.ctlawtribune.com Copyright 2017. ALM Media Properties, LLC. 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 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:58 -0400 US Supreme Court Overrules Connecticut on Sovereign Immunity http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784670278/US-Supreme-Court-Overrules-Connecticut-on-Sovereign-Immunity Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:58 -0400 The unanimous decision to overturn a Connecticut Supreme Court decision hinged on whether a tribe’s limousine driver was entitled to sovereign immunity in a personal injury claim. 1202784670278 Bad-Mouthing Lawyer Readies for Conn. Supreme Court Hearing http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784648323/BadMouthing-Lawyer-Readies-for-Conn-Supreme-Court-Hearing Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:22 -0400 The appeal of Zbigniew Rozbicki is among eight cases that will be heard by the court during its final term of the year. 1202784648323 Robinson & Cole Hires New Business Attorney http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784610696/Robinson-amp-Cole-Hires-New-Business-Attorney Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:11 -0400 Hartford's Robinson & Cole has hired Joanne J. Rapuano to serve as counsel in the firm's business litigation and manufacturing industry groups, with a focus on international trade, federal regulatory compliance matters and government enforcement. 1202784610696 Litigating Debt Collections May Subject You to Liability http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784564212/Litigating-Debt-Collections-May-Subject-You-to-Liability Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:58 -0400 Enacted in 1977 as an amendment to the Consumer Credit Protection Act, the FDCPA bans a "debt collector" from engaging in deceptive and abusive debt collection practices. 1202784564212 Call for Nominations: Connecticut Legal Awards http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784558808/Call-for-Nominations-Connecticut-Legal-Awards Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:14 -0400 The Connecticut Law Tribune is accepting nominations in seven categories The Law Tribune is seeking nominees for its third annual Professional Excellence Awards. 1202784558808 Conn. 'Collaborative' Seeks Shift in Dispute Resolution http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784213161/Conn-Collaborative-Seeks-Shift-in-Dispute-Resolution Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:18 -0400 A satisfying expression for litigants may be "see you in court," but seasoned attorneys and judges will acknowledge some matters are better resolved before they end up on the docket. 1202784213161 Lawyer Gets 6-Year Suspension for 3rd Drunken Driving Offense http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784485678/Lawyer-Gets-6Year-Suspension-for-3rd-Drunken-Driving-Offense Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:47 -0400 Jasmin Rojas was a labor lawyer who previously clerked for several Connecticut Superior Court judges. 1202784485678 Former IBM Director Takes $15M Accident Settlement http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784425004/Former-IBM-Director-Takes-15M-Accident-Settlement Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:01 -0400 The woman was in a crosswalk when she was struck by a delivery truck driven by a contracted employee. 1202784425004 Attorney's Imprisonment Should Serve as Lesson http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784438480/Attorneys-Imprisonment-Should-Serve-as-Lesson Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:02 -0400 Attorney Corey Brinson is going to prison, and that's a shame. 1202784438480 Motorcyclist Struck by Pickup Truck Settles for $1.5M http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784433585/Motorcyclist-Struck-by-Pickup-Truck-Settles-for-15M Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:39 -0400 The driver of the truck struck a bicyclist in a similar accident the year before. 1202784433585 Essex Financial Adviser Banned Over Securities Violations http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784326978/Essex-Financial-Adviser-Banned-Over-Securities-Violations Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:24 -0400 John W. Rafal attempted to conceal secret and improper referral payments. 1202784326978 Low-Speed Accident Settles for $390,000 http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784213081/LowSpeed-Accident-Settles-for-390000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:43 -0400 Two people injured in the rear-end collision initially sought $575,000 for medical costs. 1202784213081 Law Firm Claims Managing Member Pilfered $2M in Profits http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784183462/Law-Firm-Claims-Managing-Member-Pilfered-2M-in-Profits Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:55 -0400 McHugh, Chapman & Vargas filed the lawsuit in Superior Court against Sean McHugh. 1202784183462 Litigation Gets Bad Rap, UConn Law Prof Argues http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784168289/Litigation-Gets-Bad-Rap-UConn-Law-Prof-Argues Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:27 -0400 The idea for "In Praise of Litigation" came to University of Connecticut School of Law professor Alexandra Lahav when she went looking for a book to recommend to her students on the benefits of litigation, and came up empty. 1202784168289 Law Profs Say Gun Makers Should Be Liable for Sandy Hook Shooting http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784076111/Law-Profs-Say-Gun-Makers-Should-Be-Liable-for-Sandy-Hook-Shooting Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:00 -0400 Professors from some of the nation’s top law schools filed an amicus brief with the Connecticut Supreme Court saying case law clearly shows negligent entrustment applies, even in cases involving guns. 1202784076111 Quinnipiac and Bar Association Event Knocks It Out of the Park http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202784032401/Quinnipiac-and-Bar-Association-Event-Knocks-It-Out-of-the-Park Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:09 -0400 Increasingly sophisticated and readily available early processes have proven themselves to be highly effective, but they need to be further developed and refined in both the administrative and legislative arenas. 1202784032401 Town Accused of Using Tax, Zoning Laws to Block Home for Disabled http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202783996524/Town-Accused-of-Using-Tax-Zoning-Laws-to-Block-Home-for-Disabled Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:23 -0400 The lawsuit claims a home that was supposed to house six men with mental disabilities was forced to close its doors after the town violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act. 1202783996524 Man Awarded $1.4M After Roofing Accident http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202783929988/Man-Awarded-14M-After-Roofing-Accident Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:17 -0400 The award was reduced to $977,802 after the jury also found the man partially responsible for falling off a ladder while examining a roof covered in ice and snow. 1202783929988