Verdicts & Settlements

Gary Mayerson

Family Awarded $100,000 in School Abuse Verdict

By Megan Spicer |

A federal jury recently ruled against a former Darien special education aide accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old student with Down syndrome in 2009.

Eric Stockman

Hospital, Doctor Prevail Against $7 Million Wrongful Death Claim

By Christian Nolan |

A Stamford jury has rendered a defense verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Stamford Hospital and one of its doctors after a 44-year-old man died of a bacterial infection. The plaintiffs had sought $7 million in damages.

Kelly Reardon

Updated: Settlement Forged Just Before Trial in Priest Abuse Case

By Christian Nolan |

A Massachusetts woman who claims she was sexually abused by a priest in Norwich over the course of her entire childhood has settled her lawsuit against the diocese for $1.1 million.

Hospital Settles ADA Complaint By Hearing-Impaired Patient

By Christian Nolan |

A Hartford area hospital and the federal government have settled a dispute after a hearing-impaired patient reported that the hospital wasn't providing the necessary services to ensure adequate communication between the patient and staff.

Kelly Reardon

Norwich Priest Abuse Lawsuit Results in $1.1 Million Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A Massachusetts woman who claims she was sexually abused by a priest in Norwich has settled her lawsuit against the Diocese of Norwich for $1.1 million.

John Naizby

Fall From Fitness Device Nets $750,000 Settlement for Gym Member

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who broke her hip and wrist while working with a personal trainer at Planet Fitness has settled her lawsuit for $750,000.

Woman Injured On Gym’s Exercise Device Collects $750,000 Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who broke her hip and wrist while working with a personal trainer at Planet Fitness has settled her lawsuit for $750,000.

Conn. To Share In Pharmaceutical Kickback Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A global pharmaceutical company has agreed to a $39 million settlement with the federal government and 49 states, including Connecticut, over allegations that its executives paid kickbacks to induce physicians to prescribe drugs.

John Horvack Jr.

$25 Million Settlement Ends Conn. Company's Trade Secrets Dispute

By Christian Nolan |

A Waterbury company that makes specialty chemicals will collect $25 million settlement in a complex case involving allegedly stolen trade secrets and phony stock bids, its second huge litigation-related award this year.

Motorist With Neck, Back Injuries Settles for $100,000

By Christian Nolan |

A man whose vehicle was sideswiped on a highway in Stamford, leaving him with an injured neck and back, has settled his lawsuit for $100,000.

Injured Driver Settles for $1.8 Million After Car Is 'Accordian Sandwiched'

By Christian Nolan |

A man who was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer while driving on Interstate 84 in Connecticut has settled his federal lawsuit against the rig's driver and the trucking company for $1.8 million.

Brutal Baseball Bat Attack Results in $113,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A man who was assaulted by his girlfriend's stepfather with a baseball bat has been awarded more than $113,000.

Colt Executives Settle Multimillion-Dollar Employment Suit

By Christian Nolan |

Two former top executives for Colt's Manufacturing Co. have settled their multimillion-dollar wrongful termination claims against their former employer in a case that hinged on the validity of secretly drafted severance agreements.

Stephen Fitzgerald

Pilot Wins $400,000 After Ex-Employer Badmouthed Him to Another Airline

By Christian Nolan |

The state Appellate Court has upheld a $407,000 damages award to a Connecticut aviator who claimed his former employer maliciously prevented him from getting a job with another airline.

Pilot Settles Excessive Force Suit Against Officer for $130,000

By Christian Nolan |

Timur Andiric v. Josh Kyle: An airline pilot who claims he was injured when a New Haven police officer used excessive force on him at a bar has settled his lawsuit against the officer for $130,000.

Ryan Veilleux

Contractor Who Broke Ankle at Condo Walks Away With $112,000

By Christian Nolan |

A general contractor who broke his ankle while walking around at a condominium complex won a $149,000 verdict following a bench trial. However, the contractor was judged to be 25 percent at fault, leaving him with $112,000.

Fatal Crash Involving School Bus Results in $1.23 Million Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

The estate of a man who was killed when his motorcycle collided with a school bus has settled a lawsuit with the bus driver's employer for $1,225,000.

Woman Settles for $6 Million After Crash That Left Her in Coma

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who was spent months in the hospital following a head-on car collision that claimed the life of the other driver has settled her lawsuit for just over $6 million.

Conn. Collects $110,000 in Web Browser Privacy Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A digital advertising company accused of unlawfully circumventing the privacy settings in Apple Inc.'s Safari web browser has reached a $750,000 settlement with several states, including Connecticut.

Medical Worker Wins $139,000 Verdict For Crash Injuries

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who was rear-ended and injured her neck turned down a $7,000 offer to settle her lawsuit and was rewarded with a jury verdict in Hartford of nearly $139,000.

Waterbury Company Gets Nearly $28 Million in Punitives in IP Case

By Christian Nolan |

A U.S. District Court judge in Connecticut has awarded a Waterbury-based printing business what plaintiffs lawyers believe is the largest punitive damages award in the state's history.

Updated: $5 Million Settlement Not the End of Fatal Fire Case

By Christian Nolan |

A contractor who accidentally caused a fire at a Stamford home that killed three girls and two of their grandparents on Christmas 2011 has agreed to settle part of a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Quinnipiac Criticizes U.S. Attorney Following $32,000 ADA Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

The federal government has reached a $32,000 settlement agreement with Quinnipiac University to resolve allegations that the school violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when placing a student who had been diagnosed with depression on a mandatory medical leave of absence without first considering other options.

Crash Victim Turns $12,000 Settlement Offer into $75,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who injured her neck in a rear-end collision during a snow storm was recently awarded $75,000 by a Derby jury.

Plaintiff Collects $450,000 After 40-Foot Plunge From Tree

By Christian Nolan |

A man who fell out of a friend's tree while attempting to cut branches has settled his lawsuit against his pal for $450,000.

UPS Delivery Person Gets $1.1 Million After Driveway Fall

By Christian Nolan |

A United Postal Service delivery person who was unable to work again after injuring an ankle on a customer's icy driveway has settled his lawsuit for $1.1 million.

Attorney's First Trial Results in Nearly $100,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

David Walsh Jr. v. Peerless Insurance Co.: A high school girls' soccer coach who was permanently injured in a car accident was recently awarded $99,000 by a New London jury.

Steven Errante

Tree-Cutting Mishap Results in $1 Million Settlement

By Christian Nolan |

A man who fell 25 feet or more from a ladder while trying to trim tree branches, shattering vertebrae in his back, has recovered $1 million from the people who asked him to do the work.

Paul Slager and Jennifer Goldstein

Conn. Sex Abuse Case Puts Spotlight on Boy Scouts' 'Confidential Files'

By Christian Nolan |

Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts of America across the country, many of them alleging sexual abuse by scout leaders decades ago. Few such cases have gone to trial before a jury.

Jury Awards $7 Million to Former Boy Scout Who Alleged Sex Abuse

By Christian Nolan |

A jury in Waterbury has awarded $7 million to a former Connecticut Boy Scout who claims he was sexually abused by his troop leader and an older scout in the mid-1970s.

Leonard Lesser

Jury Rejects Security Guard’s Claim After Deer Cause Accident

By Christian Nolan |

A Danbury jury has ruled that a local business was not liable for the alleged injuries suffered by a security officer who crashed into a light pole in its parking lot.

Timothy Corey

Owners of Leaky Luxury Condos Get $5.3 Million Arbitration Award

By Christian Nolan |

Water problems in a high-end condominium complex built on a former industrial site on Stonington Harbor led to a long-running legal dispute between residents and architects after water began leaking into the condos.

Stephen Murphy

Ruling Limits Homeowner Liability for Clearing Snowy Sidewalks

By Christian Nolan |

The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a trial judge's decision to toss out an injured Enfield woman's lawsuit against a neighbor whom the woman said was responsible for shoveling snow and ice on the public sidewalk near their home.

Xavier Pryor

Bike Rider Awarded $800,000 After Collision With Pickup

By Christian Nolan |

A man who injured his back after his bicycle collided with a pickup truck was recently awarded nearly $800,000 by a Hartford jury.

Second Circuit Rules Against Police in Dog Killing Case

By Christian Nolan |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that Hartford police officers violated the constitutional rights of a family when they entered their yard without a warrant and shot a large Saint Bernard dog in front of a 12-year-old girl.

Stamford Company Loses Trade Secrets Lawsuit

By Christian Nolan |

A Waterbury judge has determined that an employee at a company that made corporate training products did not steal trade secrets from his former employer, which runs a similar enterprise.

Andrew Ryan and Chad A. Dever

Tools for Challenging Patents Grow in Popularity

By Andrew Ryan and Chad A. Dever |

Sept. 16 marked the two-year anniversary of the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA), which introduced multiple new tools for challenging the validity of issued patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Russian Billionaire Prevails in Conn. Lawsuit Alleging Wife Beatings

By Christian Nolan |

A Russian billionaire who was sued by his ex-wife who claimed that he beat her on numerous occasions was vindicated in a defense verdict rendered by a Waterbury Superior Court jury.

Bank Settles Data Breach Case with Conn.

By Christian Nolan |

TD Bank has agreed to pay an $850,000 settlement with nine states, including Connecticut, to resolve an investigation into a 2012 data breach that affected thousands of consumers.

Trucking Company Loses $7.3 Million Wrongful Death Suit

By Christian Nolan |

A Hartford jury has awarded nearly $7.3 million to the estate of a state Department of Transportation supervisor who was killed while working on Route 8 near Waterbury in 2012.

Conn. Construction Company Appeals $16 Million Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A Connecticut construction company on the hook for a nearly $16 million verdict in Pennsylvania is planning to appeal, according to a company spokeswoman.

Accident Leaves Plaintiff With 10 Cracked Ribs and $252,000

By Christian Nolan |

A man who suffered 10 cracked ribs and a concussion, and also aggravated preexisting neck and back injuries, was recently awarded nearly $252,500 by a judge trial referee.

Frank Bartlett Jr

Injured Woman Gets $115,000 After Bridgeport Crash

By Christian Nolan |

A woman who injured her neck, back and leg in a car accident in Bridgeport was recently awarded $115,000 by a Bridgeport jury.

Conn. Collects $388,000 in Settlement with Drug Company

By Christian Nolan |

A Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company accused of improperly marketing drugs, including the popular attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medication Adderall, has agreed to pay the federal government and states nationwide a total of $56.5 million.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Domino's Pizza Driver Crash Delivers $1.6 Million Settlement

By Jay Stapleton |

A former Storrs resident has settled for $1.6 million her lawsuit against a Domino's Pizza driver who plowed into the car she was riding in.

Conn. Firm Pays $1.3 Million After Retractable Dog Leash Malfunctions

By Jay Stapleton |

A building contractor who lost the vision in one eye after a retractable dog leash recoiled and struck his face has settled his product liability lawsuit against a Connecticut company for $1.3 million.

Benjamin Ancona

Couple Wins $309,000 in Dog Attack Lawsuit

By Christian Nolan |

A Newington couple who were attacked by a pair of angry bullmastiff dogs was awarded $309,000 following a bench trial recently.

Mark Carta

Federal Court Awards Ex-IBM Employee $3.71 Million

By Christian Nolan |

A federal magistrate judge in Connecticut has awarded $3.71 million to a former IBM executive who claims he was wrongly terminated because of his age, with the total including nearly $1 million in attorney fees.

David Golas

Exiled Computer Company President Wins $1 Million Verdict

Robert Majewicz and Gene Kasica started a business together more than 20 years ago.

Ticket Reseller Settles Government Claims for $1.4 Million

By Christian Nolan |

The state alleges that TicketNetwork falsely created the impression that its websites were "officially" authorized to sell tickets for concerts and sporting events at face value.

Jose Offerman

Bridgeport Baseball Brawl Leads to $940,000 Verdict for Injured Catcher

By Christian Nolan |

A federal jury in Bridgeport has awarded $940,000 to a former minor league catcher who claimed he was struck in the head with a baseball bat by former Major League all-star Jose Offerman.

Kelly Reardon

Injured Harley-Davidson Rider To Collect $1.3 Million

By Christian Nolan |

A Plainfield man who went out for a motorcycle ride on an unusually warm December day and then crashed into a backhoe that turned in front of him has collected $1.3 million in a settlement.

Attorney Faces Prison Term In Tax Law Case

By Law Tribune Staff |

A Woodbridge attorney has pleaded guilty to failure to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes and faces up to six years in prison.

Woman Collects $2.6 Million After Run-in with Big Dog

By Christian Nolan |

A woman whose leg was snapped into four pieces by a large dog that ran into her at a dog park has been awarded nearly $2.6 million by a state jury in Stamford.

Keith Trantolo

Motorcycle Rider Settles Crash Lawsuit for $465,000

By Christian Nolan |

A man on a motorcycle who suffered multiple injuries after crashing into a car that pulled in front of him in Middletown has recovered $465,000 in a settlement.

Box-Cutter Attack Results In $468,000 Verdict

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Loretta Cooper v. India Fitzpatrick: A woman who was attacked with a box-cutting tool and left with permanent scars all over her face was recently awarded more than $468,000 by a state judge in Bridgeport.

Taser Excessive Force Case Ends in Defense Verdict

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Gregg Marchand v. Erik Simonson: A federal court jury in New Haven has rendered a defense verdict in the case of a man who claims police used excessive force when subduing him with a Taser at his home in front of his elderly mother.

Stamford Bank Settles Bias Claim for $169 Million

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

United States v. Synchrony Bank: Stamford-based GE Capital Retail Bank, which changed its name to Synchrony Bank in June, has agreed to pay $169 million to settle claims that it discriminated against Hispanic credit card customers.

Stamford Bank Settles Bias Claim for $169 Million

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

United States v. Synchrony Bank: Stamford-based GE Capital Retail Bank, which changed its name to Synchrony Bank in June, has agreed to pay $169 million to settle claims that it discriminated against Hispanic credit card customers.

Former Wall Street Exec Beats Arson Accusation, Collects $1.5 Million

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

C. Andrew Riley is a former Wall Street executive who purchased an ornate Victorian home in the Windham County town of Pomfret after his honeymoon 31 years ago. One day in February 2009, a fire broke out in the room where Riley stored family photos and mementos from his career. In addition, his wife had just received a $30,000 bonus check from her employer. That, too, was reduce to ash. In fact, much of the home's interior sustained extensive damage.

Woman Collects $2.75 Million In Sex Abuse Case

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Dawn Andalora v. Joseph Falanga: A woman who as a child was sexually abused by her mother's boyfriend was awarded $2.75 million by a state court jury in Willimantic.

FedEx Settles Conn. Class Action For $2 Million

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Michael Bozak and William Lawson v. FedEx Ground Package System Inc.: A class action suit brought by employees of Fed­Ex, who claim the company did not pay them overtime wages they were entitled to, has settled for $2 million.

Merritt Parkway Accident Suit Settles For $1.7 Million

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

John Coccomo, III v. Robert Tyndall: A man who was rear-ended on the Merritt Parkway has settled his lawsuit for $1.67 million after suffering ankle and back injuries that required several surgeries.

Warehouse Store Mishap Leads To $1.18 Million Settlement

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Dimitrios Magriplis, et al v. Restaurant Depot LLC; RD America LLC, et al.: A soccer player from Greece who moved to Connecticut and was injured when a 200-pound pallet fell on his head at a Restaurant Depot warehouse store has settled his lawsuit for $1.18 million.

East Haven Settlement Includes Restrictions On Police

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Marcia Chacon, et al. v. East Haven Police Department, et al.: Lawyers for nine East Haven Latinos who settled their lawsuit with the town for $450,000 called it a groundbreaking agreement that should serve as a model for other towns' immigration policies.

East Haven Latinos Reach $450,000 Settlement With Town

By Law Tribune Staff and Wire Reports |

The town of East Haven has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit by Latino residents. But perhaps the more significant part of the agreement, according to lawyers involved with the case, is that the town has agreed to greatly limit its enforcement of immigration laws and communications with national immigration authorities.

How Simple Hernia Surgery Turned Into A $12 Million Med-Mal Verdict

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Vivian Gagliano went into Danbury Hospital for what was supposed to be a routine hernia operation — an outpatient procedure. But the operation went wrong, and she spent 34 days in the intensive care unit, a total of 70 days in the hospital, had six more surgeries and amassed $1 million in medical bills.

Excessive-Force Case Settles For Nearly $200,000

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

The video went viral with nearly 171,000 views on YouTube. It shows three Bridgeport police officers kicking a defenseless suspect that they just apprehended. In the aftermath, the officers were placed on paid leave and the beating victim, Orlando Lopez-Soto, filed an excessive-force lawsuit in federal court.

Mother, Hospital Settle ADA Discrimination Suit

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

The federal government and the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain have reached a settlement agreement over allegations that that the hospital refused to accommodate a child in its summer camp program in 2013 because the child had diabetes and required the use of an insulin pump.

Hit-And-Run Accident Yields $326,500 Verdict

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Anita Habrat v. George Talboys, et al.: A woman who suffered a significant neck injury during a hit-and-run accident was recently awarded $326,500 by a Stamford jury.

Electricity Supplier Settles With State For $4.5 Million

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

The state of Connecticut and a subsidiary of NRG Energy have agreed to a $4.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that the subsidiary — which supplies electricity to consumers — used deceptive marketing practices to solicit customers.

Waterbury Hospital To Share In $297 Million Class Action Settlement

By PAUL SUSSMAN |

Waterbury Hospital and hundreds of other hotels, restaurants and medical facilities across the country that claimed they were overcharged by a major food vendor will likely share in a $297 million class action settlement.

Accident Victim's Decision To Reject Settlement Pays Off

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Dario Correa v. Miguel Rodriguez: A Hartford man who injured his back after getting rear-ended at a red light was awarded $65,600 by a jury recently after turning down a defense settlement offer of $19,000.

Attorney Emanuele 'Manny' Cicchiello

IT Worker Gets $536,000 For Wrongful Termination

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Jason Bissonnette v. Highland Park Market Inc.: A former employee of a Connecticut supermarket chain has been awarded about $536,000 after a jury decided that he was wrongfully terminated when he took time off to have back surgery for an injury he claimed to have suffered while on the job.

Ex-Track Star Settles For $1 Million After Crash

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Gina DellaRose v. Blythe Greeno: A former high school track star who was injured when the car she was riding in rolled over after hitting a tree stump has settled a lawsuit against the vehicle's driver — who was intoxicated — for $1 million.

Diner Waitress Wins Federal Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Iryna Dymskaya v. Orem's Diner of Wilton Inc.: A federal jury in Bridgeport has awarded a former Wilton diner waitress nearly $85,000 after she proved that she was sexually harassed and threatened by co-workers.

Defense Says $10 Million Verdict Could Spur Domestic Violence Lawsuits Against Police

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

A jury has awarded $10 million to the family of a woman who was stabbed to death after police officers allegedly failed to enforce a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, leading one defense attorney to predict that Connecticut police departments will face a wave of lawsuits by domestic violence victims.

Attorney Thomas Murphy

$10 Million Verdict Returned In Domestic Violence Wrongful Death Suit

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

In a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Town of Plainville and two of its police officers, a Connecticut jury has awarded $10 million to the family of a woman killed by her ex-boyfriend on Valentine's Day 2009.

Freight Operations Supervisor Loses Bid For Damages

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Joseph Dudas v. William Glass: A supervisor who fell off of a loading dock trying to shut the back door of a double tractor-trailer was unable to convince a jury the truck driver who pulled away from the dock was legally responsible for his permanent shoulder injury.

Boy Awarded $8 Million After Dump Truck Accident

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Thomas McCauley v. Devin Schreyer: A 9-year-old boy who was nearly killed after the vehicle he was riding in was struck head-on by a dump truck was awarded nearly $8 million by a Bridgeport jury recently.

Defense Persuades Jury That Claims in Tripping Case Were Fabricated

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Kristin Scepanski v Montoya Condo Association and Mario Campos: A woman who claims she sustained a permanent arm injury after tripping over a ladder lying in uncut grass at her condominium complex was denied damages after defense lawyers persuaded a jury that her claims were most likely fabricated.

Construction Company To Pay $2.4 Million Settlement

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

An attempt to take advantage of a U.S. Department of Transportation program designed to help socially disadvantaged small businesses has resulted in a $2.4 million settlement between a Plainville-based construction company and the federal government.

Woman Punched By Officer In Parking Lot Settles For $230,000

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Brenda Mazariegos v. City of Stamford: A woman who claims a Stamford police officer punched her in the face hard enough to cause a minor brain injury has settled her lawsuit for $230,000 after a trial resulted in a hung jury.

This photo made in 2000 and provided by Barbara Speranza via her attorney, shows Barbara Speranza, left, and her late husband Robert Speranza.  Barbara Speranza is seeking damages against Stewart Leonard Sr., founder of Connecticut-based Stew Leonard's grocery store chain, and his son Thomas Leonard, for the death of Robert Speranza, who was swept off Leonard's boat and died in August 2011. A law suit was filed Wednesday March 7, 2012 in Bridgeport, Conn., Superior Court.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Barbara Speranza)

Stew Leonard Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Barbara Speranza, personal representative and executrix of the estate of Robert Speranza, and Barbara Speranza, individually v. Stewart "Stew" Leonard Sr., Thomas P. Leonard and Carpe Diem Three LLC: The founder of Connecticut-based Stew Leonard's supermarket chain and the widow of a man who fell off of Leonard's boat near a Caribbean Island and drowned have settled a lawsuit that was filed in state court.

State Levies $36,000 In Penalties Against Contractor

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

The state Department of Consumer Protection has levied more than $36,000 in civil penalties against a New Britain paving company that was either not doing its work right or not doing it at all.

Connecticut Hedge Fund Sentenced To Pay $1.8 Billion

By Associated Press |

A prosecutor called a $900 million fine — part of the $1.8 billion that Stamford-based SAC Capital must pay — 'the largest fine imposed in an insider trading case in history.'

Feds To Pay $3.1 Million To Convicted Trash Hauler

By Associated Press |

Federal authorities have agreed to pay $3.1 million to a trash hauler convicted in a price-fixing conspiracy to settle his claim that they violated their plea agreement with him by selling his companies but failing to pay him.

Sikorsky Pays $3.5 Million To Settle Parts Allegations

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with federal authorities last week over allegations that the helicopter maker violated federal law in inflating the costs of spare helicopter parts it sold to the Army.

E-book Settlement Payments Made In Advance Of Trial

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

While Connecticut consumers are beginning to receive payments from a prior partial settlement in the multistate e-book price-fixing lawsuit, a hearing on damages is expected to get underway against Apple this summer regarding the same case.

Rotator Cuff Tear Yields $122,000 For Crash Victim

By Christian Nolan |

A Hartford man who injured his shoulder after a car ran a stop sign and crashed into his vehicle was recently awarded more than $122,000 following a jury trial.

Rehab Facility Escapes Blame For Infection

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Freida Wilson v. Affinity Health Care Management Inc. d/b/a Alexandria Manor: A jury sided with a Bloomfield nursing and rehabilitation facility that had been sued for negligence by a former patient who contracted an infection in her newly replaced hip.

Water Utility Funnels $29 Million Settlement To Consumers

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Customers of Aquarion Water Co. should reap the benefits in their monthly bill from a $29 million settlement reached between the state and water utility related to a change in the Internal Revenue Service's accounting regulations.

Shoulder Injury Results In $100,000 Jury Verdict

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN |

Jack Arisian v. 21st Century Insurance Co.: A man whose vehicle was hit head-on by a driver who ran a stop sign was recently awarded $100,000 by a Waterbury jury. Jack Arisian, now 83, of Watertown, was driving on Northfield Road in Watertown at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12, 2010 when another vehicle ran a stop sign and smashed head-on into Arisian’s car.