Pursuit of Excellence received the seed money in order to administer COBRA benefits and flexible spending accounts for city employees in Fort Worth, Texas.
Pedro Martinez of Bridgeport has the misfortune of having the same name as a wanted man out of Texas, a coincidence which allegedly led Bridgeport police to detain him three times.
Sometimes best intentions lead to bad results. There is a celebrated case where a state’s attorney pretended to be a public defender in order to get a barricaded murderer to agree to surrender himself without the loss of his life or others’. Despite feeling bad about it, the court disciplined him. Rules are rules.
Collectively, these regulatory actions represent significant gains for consumers and employees. However, these gains are not secured. Given the current political climate, it remains to be seen whether these consumer and employee protections will be secured.
The health care system is built on a complex matrix of relationships: clinician to clinician, patient to clinician, device vendor to medical services provider, etc. Within and among those relationships there is vast opportunity for conflict, which happens every hour of every day.
We caught up with the federalism and election law expert to discuss her new gig, the challenges that await, and her hobby as an amateur novelist.
A Bridgeport-based attorney pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud related to a long-running scheme that targeted distressed Connecticut homeowners.
The choices made at the drafting stage may have significant consequences regarding the timeliness and cost of resolving future disputes of different sizes and types.
There is much truth in the old adage that a good mediated settlement is one in which both sides are a little unhappy. Nevertheless, because a mediated outcome is always optional, each side is, by definition, less unhappy than it was before settlement.
The deal was reached in mediation on the day before trial, according to plaintiff's counsel Mark Kochanowicz.
Microsoft and Stripe are urging federal banking regulators not to draw cybersecurity rules for the largest banks so narrowly that they exclude innovative technologies developed by innovative third-party providers.
Most of the award covered emotional distress after a Superior Court judge determined the landlord retaliated against the tenant for filing a complaint with the city of Hartford.
University officials announced Tuesday that Yale Law professor Heather Gerken, 48, will assume the deanship on July 1, replacing outgoing dean Robert Post.
Louis S. Avitabile was accused of mishandling settlement funds, failing to represent a client in a criminal matter and forging a client's name on a check.
The officers claim two property owners were willfully or wantonly negligent in causing their injuries in separate incidents.
Connecticut claims the tribe lacks standing to bring a lawsuit seeking compensation for land allegedly taken from its reservation hundreds of years ago. The state also claims it has sovereign immunity.
Like him or hate him (the Republic seems to be evenly split on that issue), you have to admit that President Trump's blunderbuss approach to the presidency has created a huge interest among the governed in what's happening in the government. We've gone from "No Drama Obama" to "Donald the Disruptor."
A key step for every law firm in limiting risk is to adopt a written document retention policy specifying the practices, procedures, and protocols for every employee in the law firm.
A Connecticut company's trademark application for "Love Them Both" was rejected in December for being too similar to Birthright's "We Love Them Both!"
The lawsuit filed in Connecticut federal court Friday claims an Indian app designer is using the fast-food chain's likeness to make money.
A Connecticut jury found the woman's own insurance provider must cover the balance of medical costs not covered by the other driver's insurance company.
Two insurance companies claim negligence caused a fire that destroyed artwork that belonged to former hedge fund giant Steven A. Cohen.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a fax from Boehringer Ingelheim inviting a chiropractic clinic's employees to a dinner promoting a drug is enough to state a valid claim.
If there's a way to respond to a president who has taken aim at the federal judiciary, it's to speak with one voice. That's just what the Ninth Circuit did on Thursday with its per curiam opinion that struck back at the notion that a president's actions are unreviewable.
Keefe was the first attorney certified for criminal and civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Maybe the thing to do is for each branch of government to send two or three emissaries to neutral ground (Providence? Newport?) where they could hash out who controls what, and which areas, if any, are matters of exclusive, coequal or overlapping authority.
Ending his case before the president in Hamilton's "Cabinet Battle No. 2," Thomas Jefferson quips, "And if you don't know, now you know." That line could equally describe the Connecticut Supreme Court's recent decision in 'Marciano v. Jimenez,' which reversed the trial court's collateral source reduction and clarified the proper application of a statute many believed clear from the outset.
A Connecticut company claims the mortgage giant has refused to pay it for services rendered.
Later this month, the Connecticut Law Tribune will publish a special section on alternative dispute resolution and is seeking submissions from contributing authors.
Lawyers prepared for Tuesday's Ninth Circuit arguments under extreme time pressure. But the judges wouldn't cut them any breaks.
The woman was seriously injured when she tripped over television cables while being escorted to her seat.
A putative class action filed today in U.S. District Court for Connecticut charges insurance powerhouse MetLife Inc. with withholding more than $50 million in overtime pay to claims specialists since late 2013.
The parents of a 3-year-old boy said doctors were "negligent" in the treatment of their son, who was born with a rare respiratory condition.
A coalition of law deans and diversity advocates mounted a fourth-quarter campaign against the proposal.
Judge Neil Gorsuch and President Barack Obama agree at least on one thing: a third-year of law school should be optional. Gorsuch questioned the need for three years of law school in a September 2015 paper he presented at the United Kingdom-United States Legal Exchange in London. One of Gorsuch's legal heroes—the late Justice Antonin Scalia—vigorously objected to the notion of two-year law school.
The Afghanistan veteran said an attack by two junkyard dogs that left him severely injured was worse than the combat he saw overseas.
Anthony G. Sciarra, 53, used some of the money he took to repay victims after claiming they earned larger-than-average returns on financial investments.
The rapper, known as Curtis James Jackson III, claims the law firm's failure to represent him left him on the hook for a $7 million jury verdict.
Labor lawyers say they are seeing more cases where judges rule employees are still entitled to unemployment benefits if changes in work conditions force them to quit.
Former judges, prosecutors and defenders are protesting President Donald Trump's sweeping order restricting immigration from seven Muslim countries and his sacking of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend it.
Suddenly, we who understand such concepts as due process, the supremacy clause, and separation of powers get attention at cocktail parties and dinners when asked the inevitable, ‘Can he do that?’ or ‘Is that even legal?’
In choosing Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump opted for a candidate with traditional credentials shared by most modern-day justices. A Colorado native with a degree from Harvard Law School, Gorsuch clerked for Justice Byron White and Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. "In our legal order, it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives," Gorsuch said at the White House.
The suit claims HMN violated federal law by using faxes to advertise its health-related television programming.
The woman was allowed to resign with $3,000 in back pay after an incident that left a resident injured, but that agreement did not keep her off the registry.
The benefits to using contract attorneys are usually obvious in that they can assist firms with meeting client budgetary demands without sacrificing efficiency. However, as with many aspects of project management, the use of contract attorneys can create risks for the firms that hire them.
A lawsuit moved to federal court in Connecticut claims Michael King Productions misused hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for filming.
For legal marijuana, business is booming—but the industry's rapid growth has resulted in landmines for proprietors and the attorneys who advise them.
Debra Biagi was also ordered to pay more than $700,000 and given three years supervised release.
A few years out of college during the real estate boom of the mid-1980s, Bill O'Sullivan said he "developed the vague idea that I might want to be a real estate attorney." That changed in 1986 when O'Sullivan and his then-fiancee, now wife, Joy attended a wedding and chatted with a guest who was about to attend law school. "To that point, the idea of law school had been buried in my subconscious. The next day, though, lying on a large rock after hiking, I had the revelation I should go to law school." The next day he drove to the University of Connecticut Law School and picked up his application and the Norwalk native, an attorney since 1990, never looked back.
Upholding Governmental Immunity, Upends Verdict Against Town for Pedestrian Struck by Impaired DriverBy ROBERT STORACE |
The Connecticut Appellate Court has unanimously overturned a lower court jury verdict originally awarding $12.2 million, but later reduced to $5.9 million by the judge, against East Haven in favor of a teenage pedestrian who was severely injured after being struck by an alleged impaired driver detained and then released by local police.
Bradford Berenson knows what it means to respond to pressure and power, having served as associate counsel to President George W. Bush during and in the aftermath of 9/11. Now Berenson is taking his first general counsel role, joining TPG, a global alternative asset firm.
The jury found hospital staff failed to reconnect the wires of the patient's pacemaker before giving him drugs that slowed his heart rate.
State laws that tax tobacco sales by Native American vendors from two western New York tribes to non-Indians do not infringe on tribal sovereignty or other constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled.
Nancy Lydell was originally offered a $15,000 settlement for injuries that included a permanent ringing in her ears.
My concern is, with many folks regulating the same thing, lawyers may be whipsawed between differing and competing interpretations of laws, rules and opinions. If I bring my ad to the Grievance Committee and obtain an advisory opinion that it is OK, does Consumer Protection still have power to say that it is not?
Paying too much for PACER? You could get an email notice later this spring to join a class action that seeks refunds for several hundred thousand people who allege the electronic court service has charged excessive fees.
Emails stored on a Microsoft server abroad remain beyond the grasp of U.S. law enforcement following the narrow defeat of the government's motion for rehearing en banc Tuesday.
Edible Arrangements is seeking damages and an injunction barring registration of a trademark belonging to Edible Commerce Consulting.
All these require money and attention. But more is needed. The problem of substandard and poorly funded day care should not fall solely on a state agency.
Personal inury lawyer Alan Barry says there are parallels between his photography business and his law business.
As the Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to begin later this year to hear an appeal from several families whose loved ones were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and who are seeking to hold manufacturers of the gun used responsible, legal experts, attorneys and law professors say the plaintiffs have a long, uphill battle.
Treating mentally ill the same as people accused of crimes has had a catastrophic effect on our justice system: prison overcrowding is, in part, caused by the warehousing of the mentally ill.
The disbarment marks the second time Craig Larsen, formerly of Craig Larsen Law Offices, has been disciplined for embezzling funds from a client.
The decision overturns a Connecticut Superior Court order that found the man was entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
The case focused on whether the woman was trespassing when she stopped her car to investigate a chair the dogs' owner left by the side of the road.
Verbal testimony in personal injury and criminal cases can convey to a judge or jury the pain and suffering a plaintiff or victim has endured. But evidence that re-creates the person's subjective experience, in as much sensory richness as possible, seems to be much more dramatic and effective, claims Quinnipiac University School of Law associate dean and professor Neal Feigenson.
The suit claims a supervisor repeatedly made disparaging remarks about older employees' ages, including call them a "bunch of old men."
Vietnam veteran John J. Simon Jr. told his victims he could hire an attorney to increase their Social Security or veteran benefits.
These options grant some certainty to the lingering question: When the majority of the court speaks, are they speaking for the court?
Domestic violence protective order proceedings and summary process eviction proceedings are but two examples of cases involving essential human needs in which the majority of low-income parties are unable to afford legal representation. An attorney who has taken a CLE program in either or both of those areas of practice would be in a position to provide pro bono representation to needy litigants on these essential matters.
As any divorce practitioner will tell you, a well-crafted divorce settlement should specifically address all retirement assets owned by either party to a divorce and, in particular, should contain detailed provisions regarding any QDROs that need to be prepared and submitted to the court for approval.
A Connecticut woman claims the insurance company has increased the cost of two $500,000 policies to the point that they are worthless.
A case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court on the narrow question of whether tribal employees share a tribe’s well-established immunity from suit. The answer to this question is unclear, but the responsibilities of lawyers are not. Those whose clients interact with tribal nations have no excuse for ignoring tribal courts.
The Day Pitney partner said the experience clerking for a U.S. Supreme Court justice showed him which arguments work and which fail.
It's safe to say that doctors view medical malpractice attorneys with a certain amount of skepticism. A good med mal lawyer can eviscerate a physician's reputation and decimate his or her assets. Attorney Jeffrey Wisner, the first person to graduate from the University of Connecticut with a dual medical and law degree, is well aware of the suspicion from the medical field.
The woman's attorney said the case was complicated because she had a pre-existing back injury and was also involved in a motorcycle accident after the car crash.
Now that we all have to take 12 hours of CLE anyway, my understanding is that disciplinary counsel are no longer interested in imposing any CLE as part of a plea bargain. For all practical purposes, that means the choices are to dismiss the case or impose a reprimand.
The ruling agreed that the employer was willing to make accommodations, including limiting exposure to X-ray radiation and working around her morning sickness.
With the amendment of the statute, our law allows all parties who take advantage of those valuable nonadversarial and collaborative professional resources to move forward with the final resolution of their cases without the additional outmoded impediment of an artificial “waiting period.”
A discrimination lawsuit says the former Rocky Hill officer was harassed and discriminated against by the chief, a lieutenant, the town manager and a neighbor.
Attorney Anthony V. Zeolla was suspended for five years and ordered to pay restitution for failing to represent three people in foreclosure proceedings.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the President-elect’s pick to lead the U.S. Justice Department, will face a host of questions Tuesday—at the start of his confirmation hearing&—about immigration policy, civil rights and voting laws. The Alabama Republican's positions on many of those issues are clear. What's less easily discernible is his record—and his plan—on white-collar enforcement.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a Communications Decency Act challenge to the operators of the Backpage.com online advertising site, but the company's owner and operators continue to face criminal allegations in California and increased political scrutiny in Washington.
The appellate arbitral panel applies a standard of review more expansive than that allowed by existing federal and state statutes to vacate an award.
David Quatrella, formerly of Quatrella & Rizio, faces five years in prison and has agreed to forfeit $272,000.
A new year brings with it the opportunity to review the preceding 12 months and improve upon them. It is the time for personal and professional housecleaning and resolutions.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled there's no evidence the attorney failed to provide Michael Skakel with an adequate defense in the murder of Martha Moxley, a decision that means Skakel could end up back in prison.
In between reading cases and studying for exams, law students found time in 2016 to take on volunteer legal work — a lot of it.
I’d like to work with those who disagree with me on things to find common ground and seek solutions to hard problems we all agree need attention. But making up stuff is not the way to do it.
For this board, and for all of us, his legacy is also in the archives of the Law Tribune and the hearts and minds and thoughts of the countless people who read his editorials without ever knowing he wrote them.
Professors and students by the thousands are pushing back against what they view as the senator from Alabama's hostility to constitutional rights and minority groups.
A lawsuit filed in federal court claims the state Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services retaliated against the employee for her work with the union, and discriminated against her for being black.
The percentage of minority lawyers in U.S. law firms crept up in 2016, but that progress was not across the board.
The 21st Century Cures Act, which provides $1 billion of funding for opioid addiction prevention and treatment programs over the next two years and calls for a “policy laboratory” for mental health and substance abuse to advocate for better treatment, is a step in the right direction.
A criminal justice system with more than a quarter-million estimated possible criminal violations, many of which do not require knowledge or intent, is flawed. It needs repair.
According to federal prosecutors, John O'Brien stole $824,000 from four clients.
The suit accuses the company of overstating the strength of Soliris, one of the most expensive drugs in the world.
Both the common law and the Code of Professional Conduct frown upon lying in the context of the negotiation of a settlement of a dispute. However, not every "lie" is actionable. Some lies are OK. If the misstatement is mere "puffing" by the party or counsel, the law will look the other way.
A recent mixed decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a lower court's ruling in favor of a plaintiff who alleged he was the victim of a bait and switch.
The Atlanta libel attorney representing the surviving brother of slain beauty pageant princess JonBenet Ramsey in a $750 million defamation suit against CBS says the network's retrospective on JonBenet's still-unsolved slaying has earned it a new reputation—as a generator of fake news.
A four-hour retrospective on the unsolved slaying of the 6-year-old beauty princess is the basis of a $750 million defamation suit filed Wednesday.
A decision Tuesday by the Tenth Circuit declaring that the way the SEC appoints Administrative Law Judges violates the Constitution sets up a clean split among the circuits and may implicate the validity of administrative proceedings in other areas of government.
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to replace Deirdre Daly as U.S. attorney in 2017 but lawyers say veteran prosecutor left her stamp on the office.
From the worst of times will come the best of times, and being a lawyer will continue to be an honorable calling.
The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of the world's inmates.
The WWE also asks a federal judge to reprimand the attorney behind the lawsuit for cribbing a concussion lawsuit involving the NFL.
Closing past-due accounts can be a pain. Here's how some law firms clean up their books heading into the new year.
Here are five legal cases to watch for during the new year.
Our public school system is producing results that are the very best on average in the United States, and among the very worst for our poor students.
Here's a look at five of the top cases resolved in Connecticut during the past year.
'Bozelko' provides an important procedural safeguard for Connecticut attorneys facing legal malpractice claims.
The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November came, catching so many of the stakeholders in this dispute off-guard. While substantial uncertainty exists about what the Trump administration agenda will bring forth, many believe the landscape and status of mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses would change yet again, perhaps dramatically, in several ways.
We need to rebuild trust between police and the public. We can only do that when government agencies share the information they have. Connecticut’s Legislature has chosen the right balance in favor of disclosure. Law enforcement must now comply.
A New Britain couple severely injured when their car was struck from behind by a distracted driver have agreed to a $1.3 million settlement, though the parties remain in dispute as to how significantly one driver's cellphone figured in the crash.
A Chinese national and permanent U.S. resident pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of stealing sensitive military documents from United Technologies and transporting them to China.
The Horton, Shields & Knox partner says appellate work takes a thick skin and history remembers lawyers and judges who forge new paths.
Given the varying nature of cyber risks, any number of different policies may respond to provide coverage for a cyber-related claim in some way, shape or form. Oddly enough, this now includes the commercial general liability policy.
The burning of fossil fuels produces CO2 and other so-called greenhouse gases (GHGs) that scientists have linked to global warming and other changes in the Earth's climate.
If the Night's Watch had been able to purchase a cheap camera-equipped drone, Jon Snow might have noticed the Night's King and his army of White Walkers before they surprised and overran the Wildings' camp in Season 5 of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Plaintiffs' efforts to transcend traditional norms of agency or vicarious liability in claims against hospitals have met with mixed results in Connecticut.
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: A New Frontier in Prohibiting Discrimination in Health Care ProgramsBy Andrew Zwerling and Marianne Monroy |
Section 1557 is the first federal civil rights law to proscribe discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded health care programs and is designed to enhance and amplify existing and long-standing anti-discrimination laws.
The retirement health care and residence company will pay $120,000 to Margaret Mansfield for injuries sustained while riding in a Masonicare transport vehicle.
A long-shot effort to force U.S. Senate action on the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland failed Monday at the hands of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Roberts, who, without comment, denied a New Mexico lawyer's emergency application for an injunction in Michel v. McConnell.
The state has agreed to pay $950,000 to the family of an emotionally distraught Salem man who was killed by police after burning his house down in 2013.
One salvation many of us are not aware of, and which the ABA opinion ignores, is that many malpractice policies provide coverage for defending subpoenas and other demands. Yes, the first call should be to the client, but the second one might be to your insurance agent.
Attorney General George Jepsen is leading a 20-state coalition that accuses generic drug makers of colluding to inflate the prices of antibiotic and diabetes medications.
In January, the newly elected Connecticut legislature will have to consider whether to reduce the amount of each annual payment due into the state’s pension fund from 2017 through 2032.
Robert Kuss of Creative Marketing Group abused a bulk mail permit by sending more than 3 million pieces of mail without paying, according to federal prosecutors.
A New London-based manufacturing company has entered into a "deferred prosecution" agreement with federal officials and has agreed to pay $1 million for years of discharging industrial wastewater from its plant into a public sewage system without a permit in violation of the Clean Water Act.
A new trend is spreading across the nation. Legislators and employee rights advocates call it “predictive” scheduling. Employers often refer to it as “restrictive” scheduling. For employers, whatever you call these new scheduling laws, the question is whether the legal trend of mandating how employers schedule employees will spread across the country.
People from all areas of Diane "Cookie" Polan's life turned out in New Haven recently for her memorial service, recalling not only what a tenacious civil rights lawyer she was, but also that she was a loyal friend, as well as a "connector" responsible for many friendships.
Ryan Randolph sued a high school classmate for punching him "without warning or provocation."
U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport sentenced Joseph McAndrew to 30 days in jail and six months of home confinement.
The goal of Connecticut's CSEC program is to encourage and facilitate charitable giving by state employees. But the state is not constitutionally required to subsidize discriminatory charities such asthe AFA by making it easier for them to solicit state employees through participation in the CSEC.
There aren't a great deal of parallels between Stanley Peck's law practice and his antique lighting business, and Peck likes it that way.
The Podorowsky Thompson & Baron partner traded in Big Law aspirations for a diverse practice at a three-lawyer firm and blogs about the ups and downs.
A federal appeals court affirmed a Connecticut judge's decision that dismissed claims of discrimination and retaliation against the bank.
Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut, is an escape for stressed-out New Yorkers and others looking for a relaxing and fun-filled retreat in the picturesque Berkshire Mountains. One resident of the tri-state area who traveled there found her experience anything but relaxing, and is suing the resort for injuries she suffered while zip-lining.
Two employees of a preschool classroom located at Eastern Connecticut State University have filed a lawsuit against the university claiming they were "ostracized" and retaliated against for contacting the Department of Children and Families after a 4-year-old girl was allegedly verbally and physically abused.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, a contender to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, on Friday presented his vision for a "forward-looking" agenda at the agency, including greater U.S. regulatory promotion of financial technology.
Legal experts say federal laws labeling marijuana as a controlled substance have repeatedly trumped state medicinal marijuana laws.
Visitors come to the Courthouse Bar and Grille on Main Street in Putnam not only for the food, but also for the witty, court-themed menu.
The firm has spent nearly 400 hours, or $125,000, in pro bono work helping the Namibian government look for ways to strengthen its environmental laws.
And why the small office is known for stability even when political winds shift.
The Restatement (Second) of Torts § 402A, cmt. c has been the law in Connecticut for half a century. It is supported by sound public policy and should continue to persist for the benefit and safety of the consuming public.
The chief executives of AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. defended their proposed $85.4 billion merger in the face of skeptical U.S. lawmakers Wednesday, telling an antitrust panel that the deal would bring added competition to the media industry and widely benefit consumers.
The rapper, actor and businessman known as 50 Cent claimed that his former lawyers from Garvey Schubert Barer had failed to adequately represent him in an arbitration with a company that was set to market a line of headphones.
A successful Danbury oral surgeon who sued his former partner in Superior Court won a $3.15 million jury verdict in a case the surgeon described in his complaint as being about his former partner's "insatiable greed and hunger for power."
Mark Pagani was previously suspended from practicing law following his 2000 conviction for concealing criminal activity.
The public finance lawyer says her mentors have served as a "personal board of directors" and now she's giving back.
Following a well-worn path of law firms shortening their names, Danbury-based Ventura, Ribeiro and Smith will now go by Ventura Law, the firm announced Monday.
The Connecticut Law Tribune is seeking outside contributed pieces for its fast-approaching special section, Product Liability & Toxic Torts.
Edward Evanko claims he was never notified about his termination or revocation of his medical leave.
The parents of TaLea Turnage, 8, are suing busing company First Student Management for misrepresenting the expertise of their drivers and dispatchers.
Parties who choose to use the Probate Court Mediation Program have the benefit of a mediator who has expertise in probate law, experience as a judge, and special training in mediating disputes.
The state's health commissioner said he will add chronic pain to the list of health conditions that are eligible for prescribed medical marijuana under New York's law that took effect in January 2016.
Judge Allows Insurer for Manager, Security Company to Settle Claims in Mall Carjacking Where Lawyer DiedBy Michael Booth |
The insurance carrier representing the general manager and security company of The Mall at Short Hills can satisfy its obligations under their policies for $2 million, a Superior Court judge has ruled, in wrongful death lawsuit for the murder of lawyer Dustin Friedland in 2013.
U.S. District Judge Warren Eginton is the latest to weigh in on a murky area of federal anti-discrimination law, siding with those who say sexual orientation is implicitly covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Judge Margaret "Meg" Ryan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces doesn't match the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's combative questioning and bluster during oral argument.
Connecticut's Polish American Bar Association only recently got off the ground, but valuable networking connections have already been made between the lawyers, said organizing member Agnes Romanowska.
The state Supreme Court's decision means the appeal of a lower court's dismissal will bypass the Appellate Court.
I hear a lot of grousing about the new MCLE regime and the time and effort it's going to take to comply. The complainers get no comfort from me.
This article addresses a particularly common form of legislative intervention in construction contracting: state statutes that invalidate the parties' negotiated forum selection clauses and require them to litigate in the state where the project is located.
ADR professionals working primarily as neutrals may be in an especially good position to advise businesses about developing PEDR systems as they normally would have fewer qualms about losing business.
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled a lower court failed to use its discretion when determining whether to award attorney fees when a request was filed five days late.
The vexing problem of defining "public policy" in labor arbitration cases is becoming less vexing.
The money will cover the postal worker's pain and suffering, and reimburse lost wages covered by workers' compensation.
Lawsuits filed by three patients who accused an Avon doctor of sexual assault are in possible jeopardy after a judge dismissed all 14 criminal charges.
President-elect Donald Trump moved quickly in naming his picks for two key legal posts, selecting a conservative politician in Sen. Jeff Sessions to run the U.S. Department of Justice and a loyal adviser in Jones Day partner Donald McGahn II to serve as White House counsel.
A salesman's alleged parting shot at his former employer included remotely wiping a company iPhone to delete years of contracts, confidential documents and customer information, according to a lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Longtime Quinnipiac University law professor David King, who one faculty member said contributed more to the law school than anyone else, died recently after a battle with cancer.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled there was no built-in bias just because the Southbury police officer reported to a trooper in a criminal case investigated by other troopers.
The chief has refused to fill out or sign federal paperwork that would give the family of deceased officer Marcia Stella federal survivor benefits.
Healey, an attorney with Rome McGuigan, discusses changes he's seen to the legal profession and his work with the Pettit Family Foundation.
The idea that disputes need to be adjudicated in a room in a courthouse with two litigants standing before a judge, each accompanied by a lawyer, when internet-based services such as Modria adjudicate tens of millions of disputes every year for eBay and other online sales platforms, is about as absurd as requiring litigants to ride horses to court wearing morning suits and top hats.
The jury found the family's now-decreased attorney would have won a medical malpractice suit if he did not let the statute of limitations expire.
Given the varying nature of cyber risks, any number of different policies may respond to provide coverage for a cyber-related claim in some way, shape or form. Oddly enough, this now includes the commercial general liability policy.
The Statewide Grievance Panel has issued a reprimand against an attorney from Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, of Bridgeport, in a case filed against her by a family she represented in one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Connecticut.
Remember that the Rules of Professional Conduct only establish an absolute minimum for lawyer behavior. In this case, conduct more than the minimum might be appropriate.
A lawsuit filed by Edward Spires, 91, claims he was discharged in 1948 solely for being gay.
Earlier in her career, Jennifer Kleiner worked as a resident manager at a program for homeless girls under the age of 18. Twenty-five years later, Kleiner is now a lawyer and counsel at Verrill Dana in Westport. Along with Verrill Dana partner Cheryl Johnson, they helped the program for which Kleiner used to work as a support staff member survive a crisis brought on by funding cuts by Connecticut's Department of Children & Families.
The Connecticut Bar Association said the Alabama senator opposes efforts to reduce incarceration, such as state's "Second Chance Society."