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Ira Mayo

Female Clients Continue To Cause Trouble for Attorney

Isaac Avilucea | September 2, 2014

Earlier this summer, Torrington attorney Ira Mayo made headlines when he was hit with an unusual punishment: he could never again represent female clients.

Chabad-Lubavitch Community Center

Second Circuit Restores Litchfield Synagogue's Lawsuit

By Jay Stapleton |

A lawsuit filed by a Litchfield Jewish organization has been reinstated, giving the group new hopes it will ultimately win approval to build a 20,000-square-foot synagogue and community center near the historic green.

Judge Scolds Insurer for Arson Allegations, Upholds Homeowner's $1.5 Million Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A Superior Court judge has added $76,000 to a recent $1.5 million jury verdict in the case of a man who sued his insurance company for failing to cover his losses after his home caught fire.

Firefighter Alleges Discrimination During Pregnancy

By Associated Press |

A Bridgeport firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.

EEOC Files Sex Harassment Suit Against Conn. Company

By Isaac Avilucea |

Three women who worked at a Connecticut clothing warehouse claim that they endured sexual overtures from a male superior and colleagues that made their workplace environment seem more like an out-of-control fraternity house, according to a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of clients of the New Haven Legal Assistance Association.

Thomas Mooney

Schools Hit with Rising Number of Bullying Lawsuits

By Isaac Avilucea |

Despite slim odds for success, a growing number of parents are pushing forward with lawsuits against school districts for damages stemming from their children's emotional or physical injuries in bullying cases.

Allison Near

Appellate Case Considers Use of Tattoos As Evidence

By Christian Nolan |

When Michael Place was on trial for a 2008 robbery, he wanted to make a point of showing jurors his tattoos.

Attorney General Speculation Includes Two Lawyers with Conn. Ties

By Law Tribune Staff |

Two lawyers with Connecticut ties are being mentioned by Washington, D.C., insiders as possible replacements for outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Engineer's Lawsuit Latest Development in Metro-North Crash Litigation

By Christian Nolan |

An engineer who was injured in the May 2013 derailment of a commuter train in Bridgeport is the latest person to have filed a lawsuit against Metro-North Railroad.

Amy Lin Meyerson

Weston Solo Named Chair of Key ABA Committee

By Amaris Elliott-Engel |

Amy Lin Meyerson, a solo who focuses on business and general corporate law, says that many companies have been moving to hire smaller law firms with lower overhead—and fees—in the wake of the 2008 recession.

Pattis-Norm

Norm Pattis: Rowland Verdict Does Nothing To Halt Electoral Fraud

By Norm Pattis |

Somehow, the prospect of John Rowland's returning to a federal prison does not make me all warm, fuzzy and grateful to be living in this, the best of all possible worlds.

Prosecutor Agrees to New Evidence Hearing In Cheshire Murder Case

By Associated Press |

A Connecticut prosecutor has determined that newly discovered phone recordings related to a 2007 home invasion that killed a mother and her two daughters warrant a court hearing in the appeal of one of two men sentenced to death for the murders.

Ralph Crozier

Money-Laundering Verdict Puts Lawyers on Notice About Clients' Finances

By Isaac Avilucea and Jay Stapleton |

In 2011, a dirty attorney agreed to take dirty money from a Waterbury area drug dealer and make it "legitimate" by investing it in a solar panel company.

Exclusive Interview: New Haven Attorney Speaks Out About Theater Gun Arrest, Lawsuit

By JAY STAPLETON and ISAAC AVILUCEA |

Sung-Ho Hwang, who is the immediate past president of the New Haven County Bar Association, said bringing a lawsuit against the city of New Haven and its police chief was "a really hard decision to make."

Ex-Lawyer Charged with Cheating Store Owner, Former Colleague

By Christian Nolan |

A former Shelton attorney has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $175,000 from clients and other attorneys.

Ralph Crozier

Seymour Attorney Found Guilty of Money Laundering

By Isaac Avilucea |

Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier is facing a maximum of 40 years in prison and up to a $2 million fine after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and attempt to launder monetary instruments for helping a former client "clean" $30,000 in drug proceeds in 2011.

Metro-North Settles with Several Train Crash Victims

By Christian Nolan |

A Metro-North train crash in Bridgeport last year left more than 70 passengers injured and spawned dozens of lawsuits. A handful of those claims recently settled, with more out-of-court deals expected in the coming weeks and months.

Former Shelton Attorney Arrested on Theft Charges

By Law Tribune Staff |

A former Shelton attorney has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $150,000 from clients and others who had dealings with his former law practice.

Attorney Sung-Ho Hwang

Attorney Arrested for Bringing Gun in Theater Files Lawsuit Against Cops

By Jay Stapleton and Isaac Avilucea |

Immigration attorney Sung-Ho Hwang made national news when he was arrested in 2012 after he brought a licensed, concealed handgun into a New Haven movie theater.

Dan Krisch

Dan Krisch: Campaign Law Problems Go Far Beyond Rowland

By Dan Krisch |

Don't get me wrong: I have no sympathy for our ex-con ex-gov.

Waterbury Company Wins Another IP Case Against DuPont

By Christian Nolan |

A federal jury in Connecticut awarded a Waterbury-based printing business $35.4 million in a hotly contested intellectual property battle that focused on printing words on product packaging.

Norwalk Settles Mosque Lawsuit for $2 Million

By Law Tribune Staff and Wire Reports |

A long-running dispute between the city of Norwalk and an Islamic group appears to be settled, with the city agreeing to pay $2 million to the group and help it find an alternate location for a mosque and a meeting hall.

Jury Continues to Weigh Attorney's Fate in Money-Laundering Trial

By Isaac Avilucea |

Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier, arrested last April in a federal money laundering case, is awaiting his fate after jurors were handed the case late Tuesday, following five days of witness testimony and instructions on the law from U.S. District Judge Janet Hall in New Haven.

Wireless Internet Company Unhappy with $1 Verdict

By Isaac Avilucea |

A Westport-based wireless Internet company believed it was entitled to compensation after the owners of an RV park in St. Louis allegedly reneged on an agreement with the company.

Ridgefield Lawyer Charged with Stealing $1 Million from Clients

By Jay Stapleton |

A Ridgefield lawyer has been arrested for using client funds to pay for his own lavish lifestyle, including luxury cars, jewelry and an expensive Westchester County country club membership.

Stamford-Based Radio Show Settles Federal Allegations for $146,000

By Christian Nolan |

A radio show host and his Stamford-based syndicated science radio show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Big-Money Verdicts, Settlements Detailed In Law Tribune Hall of Fame Issue

Welcome to the Hall of Fame. Although this one isn’t for sluggers, linebackers or point guards. Instead, the Connecticut Law Tribune is honoring some of the highest dollar – and highest profile – personal injury cases of the past three years.

Prosecution Accuses Attorney Of Lying During Money-Laundering Trial

By ISAAC AVILUCEA |

Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier took the stand for the second day in his federal money-laundering case and denied he had ever accepted $30,000 in drug proceeds from a former client during a 2011 meeting in his Seymour law office.

Michelle Cruz: Former Victim Advocate Did Harm to the Office

By Michelle Cruz |

Recently, Garvin Ambrose left the post of Connecticut Victim Advocate after only 18 months in office to return to his hometown of Chicago.

Mistakes by Lifeguard, Club Led to $12 Million Drowning Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A jury has awarded $12.3 million to the family of a 5-year-old girl who drowned in the indoor pool at Waterbury's Boys & Girls Club in 2008.

PI Hall of Fame, Rising Trial Lawyer: Sean McElligott Quickly Learned How to Win Big

By Christian Nolan |

About a decade ago, Sean McElligott was disappointed with life as a corporate defense lawyer to the point that he considered a career change.

Connecticut Ex-Governor Convicted of New Crimes

By ASSOCIATED PRESS |

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

Day Pitney’s addition of four new associates in Connecticut is on par with other large firms in the state. From left, Stanley Twardy Jr.,  managing partner, along with new hires Andraya Pulaski, Kenton Atta-Krah, Sunita Paknikar and Tekhara Kimber.

Conn. Law Firms Hiring Up, With Transactional Attorneys in Demand

By Jay Stapleton |

The fall hiring season at Connecticut law firms has been notably brisk, with more fresh-out-of-law-school associates being added to a mix of lateral partners.

Cindy Robinson

Catholic Church Tries to Stave Off Priest Abuse Lawsuits

By Christian Nolan |

After what seemed like a never-ending series of child sexual abuse scandals involving the Roman Catholic Church, lawmakers both nationally and in Connecticut sought ways to protect victims' rights.

Frank McCoy

Despite Car Fire, Court Dismisses Product Liability Suit

By Christian Nolan |

Roland Todd White bought a shiny new 2007 Mazda3 sedan from a Plainfield dealership in the fall of 2006. The Mazda caught fire one morning on the highway.

Sharon Dornfeld

Pay Scale Restricts Some GAL Fees

By Jay Stapleton |

In the wake of heated debate over the cost of guardian ad litem services, the Judicial Branch has created a sliding fee scale in an attempt to control how much low- and moderate-income parents pay for for GALs, attorneys for minor children and other court-appointed lawyers.

Conn. Attorney Takes Stand to Deny DEA Claims

By ISAAC AVILUCEA |

Conn. Attorney Takes Stand to Deny DEA Claims

By Isaac Avilucea |

Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier testified at his federal money-laundering trial on Thursday in an attempt to counter Drug Enforcement Agency claims that he tried to "clean" $30,000 in drug proceeds for a former client.

Club Hit With $12.5 Million Verdict After Young Girl Drowns in Pool

By Law Tribune Staff |

A jury has awarded $12.3 million to the family of a young girl who drowned in the indoor pool at Waterbury's Boys and Girls Club in 2008.

Editorial: Addressing the Epidemic of Forgotten Baby Syndrome

There is a new phenomenon called "forgotten baby syndrome"—at least that's the medical explanation for how a parent can walk away from a car without realizing his child remains behind.

Meriden City Attorney Fights Judicial Ouster

By Christian Nolan |

A lawyer who was appointed as corporation counsel in Meriden by the city council, but without the mayor's approval, is challenging a trial judge's opinion that removed him from office.

Sharon Dornfeld

New Pay Scale Restricts Fees For Many GALs

By Jay Stapleton |

In wake of heated debate during the last legislative session over the cost of guardian ad litem and related services, the Judicial Branch has created a sliding fee scale in an attempt to control how much low- and moderate-income parents pay for for GALs, attorneys for minor children and other court-appointed lawyers who take part in contested custody cases.

Transgender Teen Back in Custody After Escape

By Associated Press |

A troubled transgender girl whose confinement case has attracted national attention escaped from a Connecticut treatment program Tuesday and was found by police several hours later, state officials said.

Editorial: It's Time for Prosecutors to Join the Community

The recent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., should be a wake-up call for Connecticut's prosecutors to engage their constituents now. When the citizenry becomes disconnected from its institutions, a lack of trust is sure to follow.

Jennifer Morgan DelMonico

Murtha Elevates Litigator to Managing Partner

By Jay Stapleton |

Back when she was in college at Northwestern University, Jennifer Morgan DelMonico majored in music. Oboe performance, to be precise. Since then, she's composed a completely different type of career in the law, one that's now reaching a crescendo.

Key Witness Testifies Against Attorney In Money-Laundering Case

By Isaac Avilucea |

Bruce Yazdzik, the government's star witness in a money-laundering case against Seymour attorney Ralph Crozier, responded to a series of questions from federal prosecutors.

Conn. Firm Adds High-Profile Judge to ADR Practice

By Jay Stapleton |

The firm of Pullman & Comley has added a second high-profile former judge to its mediation practice, as family law Judge Lynda Munro will join the firm on Oct. 6.

Pattis-Norm

Norm Pattis: Ban on Opening Statements Should Be Lifted

By Norm Pattis |

During the past year, I've been surprised by the number of times jurors have requested read backs of testimony they just heard only a few days earlier in criminal cases.

Dubois-Mark

Mark Dubois: Mandatory CLE Is the Norm in Other Professions

By Mark Dubois |

The Superior Court judges recently met for their annual approval of Practice Book changes, including those dealing with the Code of Professional Responsibility.

Transgender Teen Escapes From State Custody

By Associated Press |

A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said.

Don Swift

Woman Injured by Red-Light Runner Gets $672,500

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who sustained back injuries and needed surgery after a car ran a red light and crashed into her pickup truck has settled her lawsuit for $672,500.

Trial Underway for Conn. Attorney Charged with Money Laundering

By Isaac Avilucea |

Hard-charging criminal defense lawyer Ralph Crozier is known for impassioned defense of his clients. But now it's Crozier sitting in the defendant's chair during his trial on federal money laundering charges.

Grand Jury Target Appeals Judicial Bribery Conviction

By Christian Nolan |

A man convicted of bribing a judge is challenging his conviction on grounds that there was not enough evidence against him.

Michael Stratton

New Firm Features Referral Work and Homeless People

By Jay Stapleton |

Well-known plaintiffs lawyer Michael Stratton has been focusing on altruism since resigning his partnership in the New Haven personal injury firm he cofounded. With that in mind, he has launched a new, referral-based law firm that he says will help other attorneys build their personal injury practices.

Mysterious Missing Man Case Leads to Sealed File Request

By THOMAS B. SCHEFFEY |

It was friendly advice, but scary. Manchester attorney Ryan Barry was warned by a judge that he ought to be worried about his personal safety. "These people play for keeps," the jurist warned. "You have a family."

John Cordani

Two Decades Later, Alleged Bomb Maker Wins New Trial

By Christian Nolan |

Kenneth Jamison has been sitting in prison since 1995 for allegedly making and possessing a bomb.

Nicholas Harding

Supreme Court Backs Wind Turbine Approval

By Jay Stapleton |

In a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court found the Connecticut Siting Council did in fact have jurisdiction to approve the wind turbine project of West Hartford-based BNA energy.

Officials File New Claims Against Torrington Attorney

By ISAAC AVILUCEA |

State grievance officials have made new allegations in their disciplinary case against Torrington attorney Ira Mayo.

Personal Injury Litigation: Conn. Punitive Damages Laws Outdated, Ineffective

By Brendan Faulkner and Michael A. D'Amico |

Punitive damages may be imposed under the common law or specific statutory provisions when a defendant is found to have caused harm by its reckless, wanton or willful conduct.

Robert Reardon

Settlement Leads To Rehab of Once 'Repulsive' Public Housing Complex

By Amaris Elliott-Engel |

One lawyer's foray into a class action over public housing in New London started with a slip-and-fall case and ended with an unusual settlement that will see a Superior Court judge overseeing apartment complex renovations.

Thomas Gerarde

'Baseball Rule' May Help Decide Co-ed Softball Lawsuit

By Isaac Avilucea |

Over the years, fans suing team owners for negligence after being struck by foul balls have met Mariano Rivera-like resistance from trial judges. That is to say, they've repeatedly struck out.

Attorney J. Michael Farren, 57, of New Canaan, Conn, is on trial for trying to murder his wife.

Abusive Lawyer's Ex-Wife Lived Life of 'Terror'

By Isaac Avilucea |

Former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren could convincingly "assert appellate rights and make appellate arguments," a Superior Court judge said. But he couldn't muster the three words the judge wanted to hear: "I am sorry."

Michael Stratton

New Firm Features Referral Work and Homeless People

By Jay Stapleton |

Well-known plaintiffs lawyer Michael Stratton has been focusing on altruism since resigning his partnership in the New Haven personal injury firm he cofounded.

Peter Benner

Peter Benner: Early Mediation Works for Lawyers as Well as Clients

By Peter W. Benner |

I have written and spoken regularly on the benefits of early mediation in a litigated dispute. The reasons for early assistance from a neutral third party are compelling: More than 95 percent of civil cases settle.

Grand Jury Target Appeals Judicial Bribery Conviction

By Christian Nolan |

A man convicted of bribing a judge is challenging his conviction on grounds that there was not enough evidence against him.

Attorney J. Michael Farren, 57, of New Canaan, Conn, is on trial for trying to murder his wife.

Farren Shows No Remorse, Gets 15-Year Sentence for Attack on Wife

By Isaac Avilucea |

More than four years after former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren brutally beat his then-wife with a flashlight and his hands in their Darien home, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday.

Second Circuit Says Conn. Business Law Violates First Amendment

By Mark Hamblett |

A federal appeals court has struck down a Connecticut law that forced an insurance company and auto glass repair business to mention a competitor's name if the insurer violated a ban on promoting its own repair shops.

Michelle Cruz: Prosecutor's Bad Decision Puts Rice's Wife at Risk

By Michelle Cruz |

The recently released video of pro football star Ray Rice's vicious attack on his then-girlfriend Janay Palmer (they're now married) provides a rare window into the life of a domestic violence victim.

Conn. AG Leads Probe of Home Depot Data Breach

By Law Tribune Staff and Wire Reports |

Goodusky: The Down Side of Legal Technology

By Amy Goodusky |

As some of you know, back when pterodactyls nested in New Haven, I was a working musician. I am wont to state, whenever anyone asks me about it, that there are circular slabs of grooved vinyl tucked into cardboard sleeves to prove that this actually happened.

Dubois-Mark

Dubois: Advocates Should Weigh In on Controversial Matters

By Mark Dubois |

I read that Tom Goldstein, the fella who started SCOTUSblog, filed a brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of no client which did not argue one way or the other on the merits of the case.

Attorney J. Michael Farren, 57, of New Canaan, Conn, is on trial for trying to murder his wife.

Conn. Lawyer To Be Sentenced For Attempted Murder

By Isaac Avilucea |

J. Michael Farren will be sentenced Thursday, Sept. 11, in Stamford Superior Court for the near-fatal beating of his ex-wife, Mary Margaret.

John Rowland

Candidate's Husband Testifies That He Hid Rowland's Campaign Work

By Associated Press |

The key prosecution witness at John Rowland's federal conspiracy trial testified Monday, Sept. 8, that he hired the former Connecticut governor as a consultant for his wife's 2012 congressional campaign and hid the arrangement as a business deal with his nursing home company.

Candidate's Husband Testifies That He Hid Rowland's Campaign Work

By Associated Press |

The key prosecution witness at John Rowland's federal conspiracy trial testified that he hired the former Connecticut governor as a consultant for his wife's 2012 congressional campaign and hid the arrangement as a business deal with his nursing home company.

Pawn King owner William Mingione is the target of a federal lawsuit over fees charged by pawnshop owners.

Supreme Court: State Law Limits Pawn Shops' Interest Rates

By Jay Stapleton |

The Connecticut Supreme Court has issued a ruling that will likely impact how dozens of pawnshops in the state do business in the future.

Ira Mayo

Additional Sexual Misconduct Allegations Made Against Torrington Lawyer

By Isaac Avilucea |

For the moment, Torrington attorney Ira Mayo still has his law license. A hearing on a motion by state grievance officials to disbar him was continued Monday, Sept. 8, in Middletown Superior Court.

Editorial: Where Are All the Law School Applicants?

Nearly every law school in America is facing declining applications. Nationally, the level of applications has declined back to the level of 1976.

Conn. Lawyer Pushes Safety Measures After Son Dies in Hot Car

By Jay Stapleton |

In the weeks since 15-month-old Benjamin Seitz perished after being left in a hot car for several hours, his mother has launched an awareness campaign.

Rachel Goldberg

Transgender Activists Say State Anti-Bias Law Is Working

By Amaris Elliott-Engel |

Studying landmark cases may be a hallmark of a legal education, but there are times when the lack of case law may be a good thing.

Roman Storzer

City, Islamic Group Near Settlement in Mosque Suit

By Jay Stapleton |

Lawyers representing an Islamic group that wants to build a mosque in Norwalk had run up an estimated $5.5 million legal tab. That number was making attorneys representing the city a bit nervous.

Appeal of 1986 Murder Hinges on Belated DNA Tests

By Christian Nolan |

After Kenneth Ireland spent nearly two decades behind bars for murder, DNA evidence exonerated him in 2009.

History of Sanctions Catch Up With Med-Mal Defender

By Thomas B. Scheffey |

In Connecticut's top ranks of medical malpractice defense lawyers, Bridgeport's Madonna Sacco is a hero to doctors and their insurance companies.

Gregg Adler

DMV Workers' Suit Claims Reverse Discrimination

By Isaac Avilucea |

In alleging a form of reverse discrimination, 13 inspectors from the state's Department of Motor Vehicles are hoping there is power in numbers.

Frank Bartlett Jr

Minor Accident Leads to Major Injuries for Plaintiff

By Isaac Avilucea |

A 2011 two-car, fender-bender in Milford involving Josephine Feliciano and Danielle Burns resulted in a Bridgeport Superior Court jury awarding $55,022 in damages.

Andrew Schneider

After Eventful Term, Conn. ACLU Chief Steps Down

By Jay Stapleton |

In the seven years that Andrew Schneider has been the executive director of the American Civil Liberties of Connecticut, the civil rights organization has been involved in several ground-breaking legal issues.

Senators Criticize Delays in Danbury Prison Project

By Law Tribune Staff |

Connecticut's U.S. senators are expressing displeasure with the federal government, because work on the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury is lagging far behind schedule.

Gideon

Gideon: Producer's Arrest Illustrates Perils of 'Existing While Black'

By Gideon |

"Tall," "bald-headed" and "black male" are apparently the only identifiers of Charles Belk, who recently spent six hours in police custody because he fit the description of a bank robber.

Robert Reardon

Welder's Family Settles for $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Case

By Law Tribune Staff |

The family of a Dayville man who was killed when he fell down an elevator shaft while doing welding work at a construction site has settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1.5 million.

Editorial: Bar Examiners Asking Wrong Questions About Mental Fitness

The Connecticut Bar Examining Committee has taken an admirable but long overdue step to amend its questions regarding mental health.

Elliot Solomon

Task Force May Revive MCLE Discussions in Conn.

By Jay Stapleton |

A Judicial Branch task force will apparently revive discussions on whether Connecticut should require attorneys to complete some form of continuing legal education.

Norm Pattis: Whole Truth May Be Scarce Commodity At Rowland Trial

By Norm Pattis |

John Rowland's back on center stage, and, once again, jurors will be told half the truth, and anything but the entire truth.

Convicted Cheshire Killer Asks Supreme Court for New Trial

By Associated Press |

One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in the 2007 Cheshire home invasion is seeking a new trial.

Ira Mayo

Female Clients Continue To Cause Trouble for Attorney

By Isaac Avilucea |

Earlier this summer, Torrington attorney Ira Mayo made headlines when he was hit with an unusual punishment: he could never again represent female clients.

One Officer Targeted in Half Dozen Excessive-Force Lawsuits

By Isaac Avilucea |

These days, it's hard for Hartford attorney A. Paul Spinella to find a police excessive-force case that isn't similar to one he has litigated in more than 30 years of practicing.

Police at the home on Dogwood Drive, in Easton, Conn. where Gonzalo Guizan was shot and killed by police during a raid on May 18th, 2008.

Court Says SWAT Team Can Be Held Liable for Aggressive Actions

By Jay Stapleton |

After unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., residents took to the streets in protest, only to be confronted by police in camouflage uniforms who used tear gas, attack dogs and armored vehicles.

Dubois-Mark

Mark Dubois: Should UPL Rules Adapt to 21st-Century Realities?

By Mark Dubois |

When I travel for bar business, I have taken to using Air BNB, an Internet matching service that hooks me up with folks willing to rent out a room or an apartment for a few days.

Marissa Dungey

Young Trusts and Estates Lawyer Lands ABA Fellowship

By Isaac Avilucea |

An upcoming wedding, prestigious new honor and a soon-to-be-published article. One could say Marissa Dungey's life has hit the proverbial sweet spot.

Editorial: Religious Expression Becomes Religious Dominance

Analysis of the Hobby Lobby decision has swirled across news and social media since its June 30 release.

Edward Haberek

Selectman’s Uninvited Hug Spawns Harassment Complaint and Freedom of Information Case

By Thomas B. Scheffey |

Though workplace harassment is a major employment law issue, this legal tale has a bigger element: freedom of information. The question now is, should the woman's report be a public document?

Richard Condon

Conn. Court Clears Man Convicted Of Threatening Attorney

By Jay Stapleton |

For more than 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it perfectly clear that what it calls "true threats" to harm another person are not protected speech under the First Amendment.