Trump plans to fire feds faster (2017-02-15 14:55:30)
Blog post on the topic of President Trump's plans for federal employees.
Can businesses refuse to serve or employ Trump supporters? (2017-02-15 14:58:37)
Blog post on the legality of a business to serve someone on the basis of their political beliefs.
Connecticut Senate passes bill limiting doctor non-compete agreements (2017-02-15 15:01:28)
Blog post on recent passage of proposal by CT state Senate limiting non-compete clauses in physicians' contracts.
New Connecticut Statute Restricts Physician Non-Compete Agreements (2017-02-15 15:04:48)
Blog post on new CT statute that establishes significant new restrictions on physician non-compete agreements in the state.
The fired employee’s non-compete agreement (2017-02-15 15:18:13)
Blog post on the topic of non-compete agreements and employees who have been fired.
Non-Compete Agreements in Connecticut- Part 1 (2017-02-15 15:26:03)
Publication on the subject of non-compete agreements in the State of Connecticut. Part 1 encompasses non-competes as creatures of contract and termination of employment.
Non-Compete Agreements in Connecticut- Part 2 (2017-02-15 16:14:18)
Publication on the subject of non-compete agreements in the State of Connecticut. Part 2 encompasses the enforcement of non-competes, the test for reasonableness and enforceability, and the types of breach.
Non-Compete Agreements in Connecticut- Part 3 (2017-02-15 16:22:15)
Publication on the subject of non-compete agreements in the State of Connecticut. Part 3 encompasses forms of relief, modification and "blue lining," and the conclusion.
Planning Your Estate in Connecticut- Part 1 (2017-02-15 16:55:38)
This publication is a detailed breakdown of the laws regarding estate planning in the State of Connecticut. Part 1 introduces the topic, lays out some terminology to know, and covers the major topics of Intestacy and Wills.
Planning Your Estate in Connecticut- Part 2 (2017-02-17 13:58:35)
This publication is a detailed breakdown of the laws regarding estate planning in the State of Connecticut. Part 2 covers the Probate process, gifts, and estate and gift taxes.
Planning Your Estate in Connecticut- Part 3 (2017-02-17 14:48:35)
This publication is a detailed breakdown of the laws regarding estate planning in the State of Connecticut. Part 3 gives an in-depth look at the different types of Trusts available in planning your estate.
Fairfield County Divorce Guidebook- Part 1 (2017-02-17 15:26:14)
This publication is an in-depth guide on the process of divorce in the State of Connecticut. Part 1 covers the basics of divorce, how to go about choosing a lawyer, and some alternatives to consider before filing for divorce.
Fairfield County Divorce Guidebook- Part 2 (2017-02-17 16:09:04)
This publication is an in-depth guide on the process of divorce in the State of Connecticut. Part 2 covers marital property, equitable distribution of marital property, and alimony.
Fairfield County Divorce Guidebook- Part 3 (2017-02-17 16:43:57)
This publication is an in-depth guide on the process of divorce in the State of Connecticut. Part 3 covers child custody and child support.
Fairfield County Divorce Guidebook- Part 4 (2017-02-17 16:45:56)
This publication is an in-depth guide on the process of divorce in the State of Connecticut. Part 4 covers post judgment motions, prenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements.
A Parent's Guide to Connecticut School Law- Part 1 (2017-02-20 15:18:46)
This publication is an in-depth look at the laws surrounding Education in the state of Connecticut, as well as the obligations of parents and the rights of students. Part 1 covers The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and topics in Special Education.
A Parent's Guide to Connecticut School Law- Part 2 (2017-02-20 15:50:31)
This publication is an in-depth look at the laws surrounding Education in the state of Connecticut, as well as the obligations of parents and the rights of students. Part 2 covers more topics in Special Education.
A Parent's Guide to Connecticut School Law- Part 3 (2017-02-20 16:52:28)
This publication is an in-depth look at the laws surrounding Education in the state of Connecticut, as well as the obligations of parents and the rights of students. Part 3 covers the topics of discipline and your child's rights related to searches and seizures in school.
A Parent's Guide to Connecticut School Law- Part 4 (2017-02-22 13:52:55)
This publication is an in-depth look at the laws surrounding Education in the state of Connecticut, as well as the obligations of parents and the rights of students. Part 4 covers student education records as well as attendance requirements and residency status.
A Parent's Guide to Connecticut School Law- Part 5 (2017-02-22 15:16:23)
This publication is an in-depth look at the laws surrounding Education in the state of Connecticut, as well as the obligations of parents and the rights of students. Part 5 covers Discipline for Off-Campus Speech in the Digital Era.
A Parent's Guide to Connecticut School Law- Part 6 (2017-02-22 15:22:46)
This publication is an in-depth look at the laws surrounding Education in the state of Connecticut, as well as the obligations of parents and the rights of students. Part 6 covers the laws regarding Bullying.
Factors affecting the enforceability of non-compete agreements (2017-02-24 15:07:08)
This blog post covers the topic of non-compete agreements and their enforceability.
How to Beat a New York Non Compete Agreement (2017-02-24 15:11:30)
This blog post outlines some ways to try and defeat the enforcement of a non-compete agreement in the State of New York.
Enforceability of Non-Compete Work Agreements (2017-02-24 15:19:55)
This blog post covers the topic of employee non-compete agreements and their enforceability.
Non-Compete Agreements: Are They Enforceable? (2017-02-24 15:23:08)
This blog post is on the topic of non-compete agreements and whether or not courts will hold them to be enforceable.
4 Reasons Why Your Non-Compete Agreement Probably Isn’t Valid (2017-02-24 15:25:13)
This blog post details four key components of employee non-compete agreements that are often missing or inadequate and undermine their enforceability.
Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This (2017-02-24 15:27:44)
This blog post is on the topic of employee non-compete agreements
Exclusive: Amazon makes even temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month non-competes (2017-02-24 15:30:45)
This is a blog post on the topic of non-compete agreements
Joe Biden Reveals the Quiet Way Employers Are Controlling Low-Income Workers (2017-02-24 15:41:04)
This blog post covers the topic of employee non-compete agreements in relation to their use with low income workers and the federal government's efforts to curb them.
Rival Sports Agencies' Noncompete Row Sent To Fed. Court (2017-02-24 15:44:42)
This blog post is on the topic of employee non-compete agreements and their more frequent use.
Employer’s Waiver Of Non-Compete Period In Order To Avoid $1 Million Payment Held Ineffective (2017-02-24 15:51:19)
This blog post details a case where a company was forced to honor its non-compete agreement with a former employee and pay that person $1 million.
Divorce Mediation Lawyers and Divorce Mediation (2017-02-27 15:34:27)
Blog post on the topic of Divorce Mediation.
Get Legal Help with Divorce (2017-02-27 15:38:34)
Blog post on some of the common issues that come up in divorces.
Why Pre-nups Are Not Only For The Rich and Famous (2017-02-27 15:43:41)
Blog post on the importance of pre-nuptial agreements.
What You Can Learn About Divorce & Taxes From Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (2017-02-27 15:52:38)
Blog post on the topic of divorce and tax law.
Divorce, Taxes, and Your Estate Plan (2017-02-27 15:55:13)
Blog post on the interlinking topics of divorce, tax, and estates.
Checklist: Issues To Discuss With Your Divorce Attorney (2017-02-27 16:05:08)
Blog post outlining a checklist to have when discussing divorce with a lawyer.
Credit and Divorce (2017-02-27 16:19:16)
Blog post on the topic of what happens to your credit and credit accounts in the event you go through a divorce.
Inheritance and Divorce (2017-02-27 16:25:22)
Blog post on the topic of what happens to inheritances during divorce.
Community Property Overview (2017-02-27 16:34:59)
Blog post detailing the subject of "community property" in divorces.
Military Divorce (2017-02-27 16:38:11)
Blog post on the topic of divorces when one or both parties are members of the military.
Annulments (2017-02-27 16:45:01)
Blog post on the topic of getting an Annulment
What is Divorce Good For? (2017-02-27 16:57:23)
Blog post on the topic of divorce and what it can and cannot do.
Alimony Guidelines: What Records to Keep Regarding Your Alimony (2017-03-13 15:20:52)
A short guide on what documents and receipts that those paying or receiving alimony should keep on hand.
Avoid Alimony Monthly Payment Programs (2017-03-13 15:32:04)
Blog post listing reasons why lump sum payments of alimony are generally better for both sides in a divorce.
Exchange of Documents and Information - "Discovery" (2017-03-13 15:45:29)
Blog post explaining the process of Discovery in the context of divorce cases.
Spousal Support (Alimony) Basics (2017-03-13 15:52:41)
Blog post on the topic of spousal support which is also known as alimony.
Changing Your Name After Divorce (2017-03-13 15:57:50)
Short blog post on the process of changing your name during or after a divorce.
Legal Separation vs. Divorce (2017-03-13 16:02:58)
Blog post on the differences between divorce and legal separation
Where does the law stand on mandatory flu vaccines? (2017-03-13 16:09:31)
Blog post on the topic of whether employees can be fired for refusing to get a flu vaccine.
Facts about Religious Discrimination (2017-03-13 16:15:56)
Blog post on the topic of religious discrimination by employers.
The Employer's Duty to Accommodate (2017-03-13 16:19:36)
Blog post outlining the duties of employers to accommodate employees with disabilities.
Disability Discrimination and the Law (2017-03-13 16:25:49)
Blog post on the topic of the laws against disability discrimination
Facts about Pregnancy Discrimination (2017-03-13 16:30:09)
Blog post on the topic of employment discrimination against pregnant women.
Fighting Sexual Orientation Discrimination on the Job (2017-03-13 16:32:25)
Blog post on the topic of how to fight against discrimination of sexual orientation on the job
National Origin Discrimination and English-Language Only Rules (2017-03-13 16:40:06)
Blog post on the topic of employment discrimination based on national origin or ability to speak English
Sex/Gender Discrimination: Overview (2017-03-15 13:31:43)
Blog post on the topic of sex/gender discrimination in the workplace.
Age Discrimination Law (2017-03-15 13:41:03)
Blog post on the topic of age discrimination in the workplace and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Equal Employment Opportunity: Age Discrimination (2017-03-15 13:49:02)
Blog post on the topic of age discrimination in the workplace.
Sexual Harassment: Actions You Can Take (2017-03-15 13:54:10)
Blog post on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace and what can be done about it.
The Employer's Duty to Accommodate (2017-03-17 12:18:27)
Blog post on the topic of accommodations that must be made by employers for employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Telecommuting Guidelines for Reasonable Workplace Accommodations (2017-03-17 12:21:36)
Blog post on the requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act to allow employees with qualifying disabilities to telecommute.
Religion in the Workplace (2017-03-17 12:31:19)
Blog post on the first amendment protections of religion in the workplace
Sexual Harassment at Work (2017-03-17 12:36:09)
Blog post on sexual harassment at work- what qualifies and what should you do if you experience or see sexual harassment on the job.
Racial Discrimination in the Workplace (2017-03-17 12:42:39)
Blog post on racial discrimination in the workplace discussing what it is as well as federal and state laws that protect against it.
Connecticut's Critical Deadline: Judge Says State Must Fix Public Education in Six Months (2017-03-17 12:48:18)
Blog article on a recent decision by a judge in Hartford that will have ramifications on the state budget for public schools.
Special Education and Disability Access: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2017-03-17 12:51:07)
Blog post on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and how it works in schools.
An Overview of Special Education Law (2017-03-20 13:25:48)
Short introduction to some of the main law guiding special education in public schools- the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
CCJEF Ruling Concerns Connecticut Suburbs (2017-03-20 13:35:52)
Blog post on the possible ramifications of a recent ruling by a Superior Court judge regarding the allocation of the state's education budget.
CCJEF: Critique of Public Schools Extends Beyond State Lines (2017-03-20 13:45:10)
Explanation of a recent Superior Court decision regarding the state's education budget allocation for low-income schools.
Connecticut Education Funding (2017-03-20 13:48:45)
Blog post on the system of funding for public education in Connecticut.
How to Prepare for Individualized Education Program Meetings (2017-03-20 13:53:01)
Blog post on the topic of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and how to prepare to discuss them with your child's school.
The CT School Finance Project Claims CT School Funding is "Unfair" (2017-03-20 13:55:11)
Blog post on the topic of public school funding in the state of Connecticut.
The Key Objectives of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education (2017-03-20 13:57:51)
Short article describing the main objectives being pursued by the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education.
CCJEF v. Rell: Do Connecticut Students Have a Right to Education (2017-03-20 13:59:47)
Article on the important education funding case of CCJEF v Rell.
Religion in Schools: What You Need to Know (2017-03-20 14:02:26)
Short blog post on the rights of students in schools regarding their religion.
The Top Ten Questions & Answers on Student Rights (2017-03-20 14:05:13)
FAQ on student's rights in school.
Connecticut & The Constitutional Right to Education (2017-03-20 14:07:49)
Blog post on the constitutional right to an education in Connecticut.
Contractual Rights for Teachers: An Overview (2017-03-20 14:11:40)
Blog post on the topic of teachers' contracts
UCONN School Ranking Dips Amid State Budget Cuts (2017-03-20 14:14:51)
Blog post on the future of UCONN considering possible upcoming budget cuts.
Constitutional Rights to Equality in Education: An ACLU Overview (2017-03-20 14:16:57)
Blog post of the ACLU's guide to the constitutional right to an education for American residents.
Connecticut Ruling Indicts State Legislators for "Irrational Funding" (2017-03-20 14:19:04)
Blog post on the controversy in Connecticut over public school funding.
Connecticut Education Ruling Calls for "Revamp" of State Funding Formula (2017-03-20 14:21:26)
Blog post on the recent and monumental decision in the CCJEF v. Rell case changing Connecticut's laws on public school funding.
Connecticut Public Schools Takes Hard Stand Against Absenteeism (2017-03-20 14:24:45)
Blog post on recent efforts to reduce absenteeism in Connecticut's public schools
Autistic Teen Begins College Career with $200k Presidential Scholarship (2017-03-20 14:27:46)
Article on autistic student who is able to attend college with a $200,000 scholarship.
The University of Connecticut: Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education (2017-03-20 14:29:16)
Blog post on the rights of students with disabilities at UCONN.
UCONN's Beyond Access Program: An Innovative Approach to Special Education (2017-03-20 14:31:47)
Blog post on the "Beyond Access" program at UCONN for special education students.
UConn and Section 504: The CPED History Action and Accommodation (2017-03-20 14:34:51)
Blog post on the use of 504 plans by UCONN.
Disability Disclosure in Higher Education: What to Know (2017-03-20 14:38:48)
Blog post on the topic of the duties of colleges and universities regarding students with disabilities.
Section 504: Preventing Disability Discrimination in Public Schools (2017-03-20 14:41:12)
Blog post on the topic of 504 plans in education- what are they and how do they work in Connecticut?
Common Legal Issues in Education: What You Need to Know (2017-03-20 14:44:18)
Blog post on some common legal issues in education and what you should know.
Every Child Achieves Act of 2015: An Overview (2017-03-20 14:47:00)
Overview of the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 and its effects on public education.
Local Charter Schools: A Solution to Regional School Woes? (2017-03-20 14:50:11)
Blog post on the topic of charter schools in the education world and why they have been on the rise in the past few years.
Failing Schools Drive Inner-city Parents to Connecticut Court (2017-03-20 14:53:38)
Blog post on the topic of low-income students in Connecticut and their inability to transfer to better performing schools.
Connecticut's Charter School Program: Questions and Answers (2017-03-20 14:55:49)
Blog post on the topic of charter schools in Connecticut.
The Regional Open Choice Program: Connecticut's Lottery for Education (2017-03-20 14:57:18)
Blog post explaining Connecticut's lottery system for charter schools.
CT Lawsuit Questions Constitutional Right to Education (2017-03-20 14:59:33)
Article on the recent lawsuit questioning whether there is a responsibility on the part of the federal government to provide an education for all American residents.
What are 504 Accommodations in Schools? (2017-03-20 15:45:43)
Blog post explaining Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which bans discrimination on the basis of disabilities. We also discuss what "reasonable accommodations" means under Section 504.
CT Special Education: What is Adapted Physical Education? (2017-03-20 15:48:30)
Blog post on adapted physical education (APE) requirements in Connecticut schools.
Connecticut "Municipal Panel" Seeks Review of Special Education Costs (2017-03-20 16:39:12)
Article describing how the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is creating a panel to help reduce costs for towns and improve quality of special education.
Connecticut Special Education: Understanding the Reevaluation Process (2017-03-20 16:44:05)
Blog post describing the process of your special education child being reevaluated every three years.
Fairfield Special Education: The Scope of an IEP Evaluation (2017-03-20 16:50:01)
Blog post on what Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are, how they work, and what they cover.
Connecticut Special Education: Conducting an Independent Evaluation (2017-03-20 16:58:52)
Blog post on the process of having an independent evaluation for your special education child.
Avon Schools Introduce New Special Education Supervisor (2017-03-22 13:23:14)
Article about the appointment of a new supervisor for special education for the Avon school district.
Connecticut Special Education: Understanding Informed and Written Consent (2017-03-22 13:26:44)
Blog post on what "informed and written consent" means regarding special education matters in Connecticut.
Fairfield Schools Welcome 65 New Teacher as School Begins (2017-03-22 13:29:25)
Article about Fairfield hiring new teachers for the 2016-2017 school year.
Connecticut Special Education: What is a Planning and Placement Team? (2017-03-22 13:31:55)
Blog post explaining what a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) is and its main functions.
Hartford and Bridgeport School Districts Violate Special Education Requirements (2017-03-22 13:38:15)
Article on the finding of the Connecticut State Department of Education that Hartford and Bridgeport school districts are not providing students with disabilities an adequate education required by law.
Connecticut Guidelines For The Special Education Referral (2017-03-22 13:44:53)
Blog post on Connecticut's guidelines for special education referrals.
The Effect of Divorce and Separation on Your Estate Plan (2017-03-22 13:49:58)
Blog post on the effects of divorce on estate plans.
Common Divorce Pitfalls: Mistakes to Watch Out for in Divorce Litigation (2017-03-22 13:53:20)
Blog post on some of the most common mistakes people make in divorce cases.
Divorce and Credit Debt Division: What You Need to Know (2017-03-22 13:56:18)
Blog post on what the effects of divorce are on your credit and bank accounts.
Dividing Assets and Liabilities in a Connecticut Divorce (2017-03-22 13:58:47)
Blog post on how assets and liabilities are divided in a divorce case in Connecticut.
Modern Changes in Alimony Law: What You Need to Know (2017-03-22 14:03:05)
Blog post on some of the changes to how Alimony works.
The Basic Principles of Connecticut Child Support (2017-03-22 14:06:08)
Blog post on the topic of child support in Connecticut.
How to File and Serve a Divorce Petition in Connecticut (2017-03-22 14:10:23)
Blog post on how to to file and serve divorce papers in the state of Connecticut.
A Timeline of Divorce and Legal Procedure (2017-03-22 14:14:15)
Blog post with a sample timeline of a divorce case explaining the process.
Divorce & Legal Documentation: What You Need to Know (2017-03-22 14:17:18)
Blog post on the steps involved when you have been served with divorce papers.
Connecticut Appellate Court Unconvinced by Former Wife's Health Issues (2017-03-22 14:20:40)
Article about a divorce proceeding where a former wife was denied an appeal.
Individual Transition Plan: Connecticut Special Education and the Move to Adult Life (2017-03-22 14:23:15)
Blog post on the topic of transitioning special education students to adult life.
Connecticut Special Education Student Awarded $93,827 in Fees (2017-03-22 14:29:03)
Article on a special education student receiving an award in a case brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Connecticut School District Liable to Private School Student After Denial of IEP (2017-03-22 14:34:52)
Article on a student winning a lawsuit against former school district for the district's failure to reevaluate the student's IEP.
Hartford Schools Fall Short in Special Education Testing (2017-03-22 14:37:57)
Article on Hartford public schools falling short of state standards in special education testing.
New Connecticut Law Covers Excess Costs for Newtown Schools (2017-03-22 14:43:24)
Blog post on a new law passed in Connecticut funding some expenses for the Newtown school district.
Connecticut Laws On Medical Malpractice (2017-03-22 14:46:14)
Overview of Connecticut's laws on medical malpractice.
Individualized Education: How to Get Your Child the Education They Need (2017-03-22 15:10:43)
Blog post on the importance of individualized programs for special education students.
Suicidal Student Denied Appropriate Education, Says Mother (2017-03-22 15:17:17)
Short article on a case where a mother claimed her suicidal teen child was entitled to special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
A Look at the Court's Role for IDEA and Mental Health Needs (2017-03-22 15:19:35)
Blog post on the topic of the state court's role in special education.
OCR Complaints and Due Process: What You Need to Know (2017-03-22 15:24:29)
Blog post on the process of bringing a claim under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The U.S. Dept. of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR): An Overview (2017-03-22 15:26:00)
Blog post giving an overview of the Office of Civil RIghts at the Department of Education.
Connecticut School District Responsible for Detainee's Special Education (2017-03-22 15:27:54)
Blog post on the rights of detained children to receive an education.
Darien Schools Amend Special Education Violations With New Development Program (2017-03-22 15:29:57)
Article on the Darien school district's new measures to improve special education in their schools.
Connecticut State Attorney Confirms Residential Coverage for Special Ed Students (2017-03-22 15:37:17)
Blog post on the recent opinion of the state attorney general that school boards must pay for residential costs of special education students.
Panel Confirms 32 Special Education Law Violations by Darien Schools (2017-03-22 15:41:36)
Blog post on recent violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act by the Darien school district.
7 Steps to Keep Your Wandering Student Safe (2017-03-22 15:43:31)
FAQ with some tips on how to keep track of a wandering special education student.
Timely Access to Special Education Resources: What You Need to Know (2017-03-22 15:46:03)
Blog post on what parents need to know about special education resources.
New CT Law to Address Communication Needs for Hearing Impaired Students (2017-03-22 15:49:10)
Blog post on new law seeking to improve special education for hearing impaired students.
New Connecticut Law Improves Data Privacy for Special Education Students (2017-03-22 15:53:35)
Article on new Connecticut law seeking to improve the data privacy of special education students.
Life Mapping: A Look At Specialized Education for Autistic Students (2017-03-22 16:15:41)
Blog post on mapping out life for your autistic student.
Connecticut Attorney General Disclaims Special Education Funding (2017-03-22 16:18:22)
Blog post on the state's argument in the CCJEF case.
Stamford School Sued for Disabled Child's "Homebased Expenses" (2017-03-22 16:20:19)
Blog post on a case from Stamford on the proper provisions for a student with Autism.
Connecticut Family Awarded $100k for Abuse of Special Education Student (2017-03-22 16:24:26)
Blog post on a case where damages were awarded after a special education aide sexually abused a special education student.
Federal Government Reduces Funding For Special Education State Grants (2017-03-22 16:26:44)
Blog post on the federal reduction of funds for state special education grants.
RTI: The Connecticut Dept. of Education's Research Based Intervention (2017-03-22 16:28:56)
Blog post on Connecticut Department of Education's efforts regarding Research Based Intervention in special education.
The DSM-V on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2017-03-22 16:34:35)
Blog post explaining the modern view of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The Connecticut ADHD Task Force: An Overview (2017-03-22 16:41:10)
Blog post on the topic of ADHD and how the state of Connecticut seeks to address it in schools.
Dyslexia: An Overview by the Connecticut State Department of Education (2017-03-22 16:46:27)
Blog post on describing and identifying dyslexia in students.
A Guide to Connecticut's Determination of Autistic Student Needs (2017-03-22 16:52:27)
Blog post on the topic of how Connecticut determines the needs of an autistic student in public school.
Teacher of Autistic Students Claimed Termination Was Based on IDEA Violation (2017-03-22 16:56:13)
Blog post on a case brought under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Lawsuit Claims Connecticut Special Ed Inconsistent With Federal Law (2017-03-24 13:38:01)
Blog post about a claim by a Connecticut parent that her child with special education needs is entitled to public education until the age of 22 as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Malloy Brings Additional 500 Layoffs to Connecticut Dept. of Developmental Services (2017-03-24 13:43:06)
Article on the state laying off almost 500 employees of the Department of Developmental Services which will affect special education matters.
Special Education and Connecticut's Transition Bill of Rights (2017-03-24 13:44:56)
Blog post on the rights of students that have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty in Car Insurance Fraud Conspiracy (2017-03-24 13:48:58)
Article on man who pleaded guilty to car insurance fraud after it was discovered he staged car crashes.
Insurance Fraud and Connecticut State Law: What You Need to Know (2017-03-24 13:50:30)
Blog post on the laws regarding insurance fraud.
Kennedy Jr. Makes New Accusations in Greenwich Moxley Murder (2017-03-24 13:54:33)
Blog post on new book by Robert Kennedy Jr regarding the murder of Martha Moxley in Greenwich in 1975.
Cheshire Home-Invasion Killer Re-sentenced to Life in Prison (2017-03-24 13:56:58)
Article on the re-sentencing of the Cheshire home invasion killer.
Connecticut Supreme Court Limits In-Court Witness Identification of Suspects (2017-03-24 14:00:07)
Blog post on Connecticut Supreme Court limiting ability of witnesses to identify suspects in court.
Second Circuit Lacks Jurisdiction to Erase Criminal Records (2017-03-24 14:04:34)
Article on Second Circuit's lack of ability to erase a person's criminal record after they have completed rehabilitation.
Appeal v. Writ Petition: Understanding Your Post-Conviction Options (2017-03-24 14:10:50)
Blog post on the difference between an appeal and a writ as well as options for someone who has been convicted of a crime.
Man Appeals Assault Conviction on Basis of 'Impossible' DNA Evidence (2017-03-24 14:29:35)
Blog post on case in Connecticut where a man has appealed his conviction because of a lack of DNA evidence.
State Appeals Connecticut Court Decision to Set Aside Felony Conviction (2017-03-24 14:37:09)
Blog post on the outcome of an appeal in Connecticut.
How to Appeal a Criminal Conviction in Connecticut Court (2017-03-24 14:39:43)
Blog post on the steps to take in Connecticut to appeal a criminal conviction.
Drunk Driver Cries Prosecutorial Misconduct in Wake of 2 Year Prison Sentence (2017-03-24 14:43:53)
Blog post on the topic of a possible case of a prosecutor committing misconduct in a drunk driver's case.
Drunk Driver Relies on 2 Hour Test Window in DUI Appeal (2017-03-24 14:45:29)
Blog post on the appeal of a DUI appeal.
Connecticut DMV and "Adminstrative Per Se" DUI Penalties (2017-03-24 14:52:58)
Blog post on laws in Connecticut on OUI (operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol).
BAC Tests and The Admissibility of Evidence in Connecticut DUI Cases (2017-03-24 14:54:09)
Blog post on admissibility of BAC tests in DUI cases in COnnecticut.
State Trooper's Typo Errors Result in Dropped DUI Conviction (2017-03-24 14:56:14)
Blog post on a DUI conviction being dropped because the arresting officer made numerous errors on the A-44 form filed at the time of arrest.
DUI Conviction of Belligerant Driver Fails Due Lack of "Concrete" Evidence (2017-03-24 14:57:44)
Blog post on a DUI conviction that failed due to a lack of evidence.
Court Allows Use of Hospital Blood Test to Prove Drunk Driver's Blood Alcohol Level (2017-03-24 14:59:29)
Blog post on a case where the court allowed a blood test taken at a hospital into court as evidence that the driver was drunk.
Connecticut's Consequences for Young DUI Offenders (2017-03-24 15:03:11)
Blog post on the consequences of a DUI for underage drivers in Connecticut.
Connecticut Prosecutor and MADD Create DUI Program for Minors (2017-03-24 15:13:37)
Article on a Connecticut prosecutor working with MADD to create a program to deter minors from drinking and driving.
The Connecticut Pretrial Alcohol Education Program: An Overview (2017-03-24 15:16:37)
Blog post on the Connecticut Pretrial Alcohol Education Program that you may take if you have been arrested and charged with DUI.
DUI, "Moral Turpitude" Crimes, May Result In Deportation for Noncitizen Clients (2017-03-24 15:22:50)
Blog post on the immigration consequences of crimes like DUI for non-citizens .
New Connecticut Law Bans Physician Non-Compete Restrictions (2017-03-24 15:27:38)
Blog post on a new law in Connecticut that prevents employment contracts from restricting a medical doctor's right to practice immediately after his or her employment has ended with that employer.
Court Holds Connecticut Nursing Home Liable in Wrongful Death Claim (2017-03-24 15:47:31)
Blog post about a case against a nursing home for wrongful death and medical malpractice.
Applying Medical Malpractice to Internet Healthcare: What to Know (2017-03-24 15:50:02)
Blog post on the topic of medical malpractice in the age of the internet.
Rising Medical Costs Push for Malpractice Reform (2017-03-24 15:54:17)
Blog post on the topic of reforming medical malpractice to help lower health care costs.
Connecticut Dentist To Pay $717,046 in Medicare Fraud Penalties (2017-03-24 15:57:32)
Blog post on a Connecticut dentist found liable for over $700,000 for defrauding the state Medicaid program.
Fed Expresses Interest In Connecticut Governor's Campaign Funding (2017-03-24 16:05:15)
Blog post on possible investigation in Governor Malloy's campaign financing.
Employment Class Action Waivers Forecast Big Legal Issues Ahead (2017-03-24 16:08:18)
Blog post on the topic of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts.
Federal Courts Expand Discrimination Policy For Pregnant Workers (2017-03-24 16:14:03)
Blog post on federal courts increasing protections for pregnant women against employment discrimination.
Connecticut Supreme Court Expands "Disability" Under CFEPA (2017-03-24 16:18:35)
Blog post on the expanded definition of what constitutes a disability under the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act.
Agency Disputes Arbitration Decision in Favor of Disabled Employee (2017-03-24 16:22:36)
Blog post on a case of a worker who was discriminated against because of a physical disability.
Employee Claims Harassment Complaints Ended in Termination (2017-03-24 16:37:09)
Blog post on wrongful termination case involving harassment and discrimination.
Connecticut State Employee Sues For Racial Discrimination (2017-03-24 16:39:12)
Blog post on a state employee suing on the basis of racial discrimination.
Former Professor Sues Connecticut State University for Denied Tenure (2017-03-24 16:42:43)
Blog post on a case involving a claim of age discrimination against a former professor at a Connecticut state university.
Age Discrimination & Employment Waiver: What You Need to Know (2017-03-24 16:44:11)
Blog post on the topic of age discrimination in employment.
Employee Terminated at 58 Sues Foundation For Age Discrimination (2017-03-24 16:47:42)
Blog post on a case of age discrimination.
SEC and NELI Increase Reach for Whistleblower Laws (2017-03-24 16:49:51)
Blog post on increased reach for whistle-blower laws.
Social Worker Sues Nonprofit for Emotional Distress (2017-03-24 16:55:09)
Blog post on a case of a social worker suing his former employer.
Workplace Rights v. Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (2017-03-24 16:57:12)
Blog post on the topic of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress in the workplace.
Employers Sued For Emotional Distress After "Mishandling" Harassment Claim (2017-03-27 13:10:35)
Blog post about a case where a worker was terminated after reporting incidents of harassment.
Employee Appeals Agency Decision in Discrimination Plan (2017-03-27 13:16:30)
Blog post on the appeal of a decision against the plaintiff in a case where the plaintiff sued their employer for discrimination and sexual harassment.
Security Company Escapes Liability for Grossly Negligent Employee (2017-03-27 13:28:15)
Blog post on a case where an employee sued her employer for the grossly negligent acts of another employee.
The History of The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2017-03-27 13:31:55)
Blog post on the history of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Court Implicates Abusive Work Supervisor in BIC Sex Harassment Claim (2017-03-27 13:35:21)
Blog post on a case involving a sexual harassment claim at BIC corporation.
Branford Clothing Manufacturer Faces EEOC Sex Harassment Suit (2017-03-27 13:38:28)
Blog post on a claim of sexual harassment against a clothing manufacturing company in Branford, CT.
Dept. of Labor Sets Discrimination Policy for Federal Contractors (2017-03-27 13:42:44)
Blog post on the Department of Labor's discrimination policy for contractors.
Female Veteran Pursues Sex Harassment Claim (2017-03-27 13:45:35)
Blog post on a claim of sexual harassment made by a veteran against her battalion commander.
Hospital Employee's Sexual Harassment Claim Lacks Specificity, Says Court (2017-03-27 13:51:44)
Blog post on a sexual harassment claim against a hospital.
$1.47 Million Awarded in EEOC Sex Harassment Claim Against Food Industry (2017-03-27 13:55:17)
Blog post about a company in California that had to pay $1.47 million to employees who were sexually harassed and employees who were fired for reporting the harassment.
EEOC Sues Franchiser for Unlawful Arbitration Agreement (2017-03-27 13:58:23)
Blog post on employment contracts that were deemed unlawful because of unfair mandatory arbitration clauses.
CT Supreme Court Overrules Arbitration Ruling for 'Egregious' Sex Harassment (2017-03-27 15:41:14)
Blog post on an arbitration decision being overturned.
The Costs and Benefits of Arbitration (2017-03-27 16:04:53)
Blog post on the pros and cons of Arbitration compared to a traditional lawsuit.
Police Dept. Not Entitled to Privacy Amid Sex Harassment Investigation (2017-03-27 16:07:57)
Blog post on the rights of a police department in the event of a sexual harassment investigation.
Court Orders Defense Dept. To Disclose Sexual Harassment Records (2017-03-27 16:13:03)
Blog post on a federal court in Connecticut ordering the Defense Department to disclose sexual harassment records.
Court Upholds Anonymity of Sexual Harassment Complainant (2017-03-27 16:28:11)
Blog post on the legal requirement of anonymity in sexual harassment cases.
The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission: An Overview (2017-03-27 16:34:07)
Blog post on the Freedom of Information Act and the efforts of the state of Connecticut to implement it.
Sexual Harassment Workplace Investigations: A Worthwhile Investment (2017-03-27 16:37:21)
Blog post on the topic of investigations into sexual harassment in the workplace.
Connecticut Federal Court Explores Gender Roles in Sexual Harassment Law (2017-03-27 16:40:15)
Blog post on the topic of gender and sexual harassment.
Workplace Investigations and Action Against Sexual Harassment (2017-03-27 16:43:09)
Blog post on the topic of workplace investigations into accusations of sexual assault.
Greenwich Candidate's Political Career Cut Short Amid Sexual Harassment Suit (2017-03-27 16:49:03)
Blog post about a man from Greenwich exiting politics due to accusations of discrimination and sexual harassment
Connecticut Politician Faces Sexual Harassment Claims (2017-03-27 16:54:32)
Blog post about a candidate for Senate in Connecticut accused of sexual harassment.
Court Denies Officer Reinstatement Due to History of Sexual Harassment (2017-03-29 13:17:48)
Blog post about an officer denied reinstatement due to sexual harassment.
New Bill Protects Connecticut's Unpaid Interns From Sexual Harassment (2017-03-29 13:20:57)
Blog post on new bill in Connecticut extending protections against sexual harassment in the workplace to unpaid interns.
UCONN President Herbst Announces Strict Initiative Against Sexual Violence (2017-03-29 13:24:40)
Article on new measures being taken by the University of Connecticut to eliminate sexual harassment and assault.
Police Union Takes Action After Sexual Harassment Claims Go Unheard (2017-03-29 13:28:26)
Article about a high ranking police captain in Connecticut and allegations of sexual harassment.
New London Coast Guard Academy Investigated Amid Sexual Assault Claims (2017-03-29 13:37:57)
Article about an investigation at the Coast Guard Academy in New London due to allegations of sexual assault.
Ivy League Fraternity Banned After Initiation's Sexual Misconduct (2017-03-29 13:52:35)
Article on a fraternity being banned from Yale University for an incident of sexual harassment/assault.
Employee Relies On Past Romance to Establish Sexual Harassment Claim (2017-03-29 13:56:19)
Article about a sexual harassment claim in the workplace.
Yale Dialysis Clinic Faces Multiple Sexual Harassment Claims (2017-03-29 14:00:21)
Blog post on sexual harassment claims at the Yale Dialysis Clinic.
Military Law & Policy Poses New Challenge for Sexual Harassment Law (2017-03-29 14:05:39)
Blog post about sexual harassment in the military.
Manager's Racial Slurs Establish Employee's Sexual Harassment Claim (2017-03-29 14:08:54)
Blog post about a case where an employee has sued her former employer for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination on the basis of her national origin.
Medical Professionals Call For Early Action in Prevention of Sexual Abuse (2017-03-29 14:18:12)
Blog post on the topic of prevention of sexual assault in schools.
Employer's "Outrageous" Behavior Fails to Fulfill Connecticut Sexual Harassment Requirements (2017-03-29 14:23:10)
Blog post about a claim of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination by an ex-employee against her former employer.
Body Camera Laws Shows Promise in Curbing Sexual Harassment (2017-03-29 16:26:38)
Blog post on the effectiveness of body cameras on police officers reducing instances of sexual harassment.
Bristol Mayor Retaliates Against Connecticut Employee's Report of Sexual Harassment (2017-03-29 16:32:54)
Blog post on the result of a sexual harassment and retaliation claim brought against the mayor of Bristol.
Connecticut Corrections Officer's Sexual Harassment Claim Fails After Refusing Transfer Offer (2017-03-29 16:36:41)
Blog post on a claim of sexual harassment and discrimination against the department of corrections in Niantic.
EEOC Finds Growing Trend In Male Reports of Sexual Harassment (2017-03-29 16:39:59)
Blog post on the increasing trend of men reporting instances of sexual harassment.
Connecticut Pursues Greater Interest, Upholds Protection of Reporting Officers (2017-03-29 16:42:14)
Blog post on Connecticut's efforts to protect police officers who report other officers for sexual harassment.
New Data Shows UCONN Improvements in Sexual Assault Reporting (2017-03-29 16:46:11)
Article on the improvements that the University of Connecticut has made in reporting instances of sexual assault.
Teachers Take Hard Line Against Sexual Harassment on Campus (2017-03-29 16:53:12)
Blog post on the sensitive distinction between freedom of speech and what types of speech should be regulated on college campuses.
Professor Sues Wesleyan For Alleged Mishandling of Harassment Complaint (2017-03-29 16:54:53)
Blog post on Wesleyan University being sued for its alleged mishandling of a sexual harassment claim.
Dept. of Education: Efficiency in Reporting Sexual Harassment (2017-03-29 16:56:38)
Blog post on the guidelines set out by the Department of Education on how to best handle reports of sexual harassment.
Available Remedies Under Sexual Harassment Law (2017-03-29 16:58:32)
Blog post on the remedies that are available to someone who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Harvard Grads Allege University Failed to Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment (2017-03-31 13:28:43)
Article on case of Harvard University involving sexual assault and harassment.
Discrimination and Harassment: Distinctions and Similarities (2017-03-31 13:45:00)
Blog post on some of the key differences between harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
U.S. Department of State Sets Strict Definitions Regarding Sexual Harassment (2017-03-31 13:48:49)
Blog post on the US Department of State's definitions of sexual harassment.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: What is Sexual Harassment? (2017-03-31 13:54:48)
Blog post about the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's definition of sexual harassment
The EEOC: On Enforcement and Employer Liability for Harassment (2017-03-31 13:59:40)
Blog post on enforcement and employer liability for employers regarding harassment in the workplace.
Concerns Raised After Yale Professor is Cleared of Sexual Harassment Claims (2017-03-31 14:01:49)
Blog post about a Yale professor cleared of sexual harassment and the controversy it has caused.
Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Outweighs Policy Compliance Efforts (2017-03-31 14:04:35)
Blog post on sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Dunkin Donuts Pays $150,000 in Sexual Harassment Settlement (2017-03-31 14:08:35)
Blog post about Dunkin Donuts having to pay out a large settlement in a sexual harassment case.
Ivanka Trump Leads Damage Control in Sexual Harassment Controversy (2017-03-31 14:11:23)
Blog post on Ivanka Trump's comments on sexual harassment
The Scope of Title VII: Same-Sex Harassment to Sexual Violence (2017-03-31 14:14:29)
Article on the protections offered by Title VII against workplace sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Hartford Attorney Faces Multiple Allegations of Sexual Harassment (2017-03-31 14:28:29)
Blog post about a Hartford attorney being faced with allegations of sexual harassment.
Fairfield Hedge Fund on the Rocks Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations (2017-03-31 14:32:07)
Blog post about hedge fund Bridgewater Associates facing trouble due to allegations of sexual harassment.
US Army Reopens Sexual Harassment Case Regarding Dallas Shooter (2017-03-31 14:35:00)
Blog post about a reopend case of sexual harassment against army reservist who killed five people in Texas.
State Representative Faces 22 Allegations of Sexual Harassment (2017-03-31 14:38:07)
Blog post about Connecticut state representative facing 22 allegations of sexual harassment.
The Need for Title IX: Fighting Sexual Violence in Public Schools (2017-03-31 14:40:23)
Blog post on federal law efforts to fight sexual violence and harassment in public schools.
Title IX: The Federal Ban On Sexual Discrimination (2017-03-31 14:42:44)
Blog post on federal law banning sexual discrimination.
Responding to Sexual Harassment: An Employer's Duty to Investigate (2017-03-31 14:45:02)
Blog post on employers' duty to investigate claims of sexual harassment.
Is Your Sexual Harassment Claim Worth Pursuing? (2017-03-31 14:46:44)
Blog post on the viability of sexual harassment claims.
Berkeley University Administrator Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal (2017-03-31 14:48:53)
Blog post about a professor at Berkeley University resigning after allegations of sexual harassment.
Workplace Training: A Sufficient Prevention for Sexual Harassment? (2017-03-31 14:50:42)
Blog post on the viability of workplace training to reduce instances of sexual harassment.
Court Holds Company Contractually Bound to Sexual Harassment Policy (2017-03-31 14:54:10)
Blog post on a case where a court upheld an employer's sexual harassment policy.
US Supreme Court's Announces Strong Position Against Sexual Harassment (2017-03-31 14:57:44)
Blog post on the Supreme Court's strong stance against sexual harassment.
Understanding Sexual Harassment and Corporate Liability (2017-03-31 15:15:21)
Blog post on the corporate liability of sexual harassment claims.
The Differing Types of Workplace Harassment: What to Know (2017-03-31 15:17:29)
Blog post on the different classes of workplace discrimination.
Common Questions Regarding Mediation and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (2017-03-31 15:20:21)
FAQ on the topics of Mediation and Sexual Harassment in the workplace.
Connecticut Bill Limits Contractual Restrictions on Medical Professionals (2017-03-31 15:29:51)
Article on a CT bill that limits the application of non-compete agreements on medical professionals.
Shifting Medical Field Creates Contractual Rift Between Connecticut Hospitals and Doctors (2017-03-31 15:36:43)
Blog post on the recent developments in the health care industry that have affected employment contracts for doctors and hospitals.
Connecticut Dubbed "Worst State to Die" in Wake of New Probate Costs (2017-03-31 15:55:25)
Blog post on CT laws regarding the cost of Probate.
2016 Brings Dramatic Change to Connecticut Probate Fee (2017-03-31 16:38:28)
Blog post on changes to the probate fee system in Connecticut.
Connecticut Guardianship Requirement Challenged After Mother Uses Funds for Tuition (2017-03-31 16:42:45)
Blog post on the guardianship requirement in Connecticut.
Connecticut Court Stands By Strict Probate Appeal Deadline (2017-03-31 16:44:24)
Article on Connecticut's strict probate appeals process.
Understanding Connecticut Probate Fees and Taxation (2017-03-31 16:46:24)
Blog post on the different fees and taxes involved in Connecticut's probate process.
New Connecticut Law Removes Probate Fee Cap (2017-03-31 16:48:22)
Blog post on a new Connecticut law removing the cap on probate court fees.
Your Alternatives to Connecticut Probate: An Overview (2017-03-31 16:50:10)
FAQ describing ways to avoid getting involved in probate court in Connecticut.
Connecticut Man Steals $1.2 Million From In-Law's Estate (2017-03-31 16:53:04)
Article about a man charged with stealing over $1 million from the estate of his deceased in-laws.
A New Look at Legal Recourse for Undue Influence (2017-03-31 17:00:19)
Blog post on the legal recourse for undue influence in the writing of wills.
The Psychological Ramifications of Undue Influence (2017-04-05 13:41:18)
Blog post on the topic of undue influence in the creation of wills and trusts.
Undue Influence: How to Avoid Deceit and Manipulation in Estate Planning (2017-04-05 13:43:58)
Blog post on the best ways to avoid deceit, manipulation, and other undue influence when planning your estate.
CT Supreme Court Determines Extent of Immunity for Conservators (2017-04-05 13:46:24)
Blog post on the topic of immunity of conservators under Connecticut probate law.
Probate Judge Assigns Conservators to Initiate Title XIX (2017-04-05 13:50:36)
Blog post about a case where a court appointed a conservator for both a woman and her estate.
Conservator Rules and Guidelines for the Connecticut Probate Court (2017-04-05 13:52:40)
Blog post on the rules and guidelines that conservators must follow in Connecticut probate proceedings.
The Basics of a Conservatorship: Questions and Answers (2017-04-05 13:54:36)
FAQ about conservatorship in Connecticut.
Son Recieves $1 Inheritance, Suspects Undue Influence (2017-04-05 13:57:48)
Article about a son alleging undue influence in his father's will after only receiving $1 from the estate.
Digital Information and Records Present New Probate Questions (2017-04-05 13:59:26)
Blog post discussing the implications of social media on the probate process.
CT Probate Guide: The Testamentary and Living Trust (2017-04-05 14:00:44)
Blog post on the topics of testamentary trusts and living trusts.
Trusts and Probate Law: What You Need To Know (2017-04-05 14:02:30)
FAQ about trusts and the probate process in Connecticut.
Connecticut Courts Reinforce Strict Adherence to Will Provisions (2017-04-05 14:05:04)
Article on Connecticut guidelines regarding will provisions.
American Law Incubates New Concerns For Prospective Heirs (2017-04-05 14:20:50)
Blog post on the legal ability of people in the US to disinherit their children.
Connecticut Probate Law: Heirs and Distribution of Property (2017-04-05 14:23:37)
Blog post explaining the process of inheritance and distribution of property
Heirs and Intestate Succession: Determining Who Gets What (2017-04-05 14:26:27)
Blog post explaining what happens in Connecticut if someone dies without a valid will (referred to as "intestacy").
CT Supreme Court Grants Executor Fees Despite Beneficiary Criticism (2017-04-05 14:28:47)
Blog post on a case where the Connecticut Supreme Court granted executor fees despite criticism of the beneficiary.
Executor Looks to Wind Up Decedent's Westport Business (2017-04-05 14:32:09)
Blog post on the responsibilities of executors in Connecticut.
Connecticut Probate Guide: The Executor and Administrator (2017-04-05 14:33:45)
Blog post on the roles of executor and administrator in the Connecticut probate process.
Probate Law: The Role and Duties of a Will Executor (2017-04-05 14:35:54)
Blog post explaining the responsibilities of will executors in Connecticut.
Father Appeals Termination of Parental Rights on Due Process Claims (2017-04-05 14:39:30)
Blog post on the topic of parental rights.
Connecticut Probate Law: The Termination of Parental Rights (2017-04-05 14:41:10)
Blog post on the termination of parental rights in probate cases in Connecticut.
Guardian ad Litem Plays Dual Role in Adult Ward's Probate Matter (2017-04-05 14:43:40)
Blog post on the guardian ad litem's dual role in probate matters.
Court Upholds Youth Services Commitment of Disabled Son to Facility (2017-04-05 14:46:32)
Blog post about the rights of a neglected child in probate proceedings.
The Probate Process: On Intellectual Disability and Guardianship (2017-04-05 14:49:11)
Blog post on guardians of minors with intellectual disabilities in the probate process.
Probate Court Powers and Jurisdiction: An Overview (2017-04-05 14:50:39)
Blog post on the authority of probate courts.
Connecticut Polices For Reporting Troubled Students (2017-04-05 15:02:59)
Blog post detailing the process for faculty of Connecticut state universities to report potentially troubled students.
Court Rejects Student's Privacy Claim After Alleged Threats (2017-04-05 15:07:46)
Article about a case where a student filed claims of personal injury and constitutional violations for not getting a hearing following a suspension for threats made against other students.
Constant Bullying Deprives Disabled Girl of Appropriate Education, Says Court (2017-04-05 15:13:20)
Blog post about a NY case where the bullying of a girl with special education needs was determined to have deprived her of her right to an appropriate education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Young Student's Suicide Brings New Wave of Litigation (2017-04-05 15:17:22)
Blog post on the implications for schools and their liability in the event a student commits suicide.
Parents Contest Adequacy of Disabled Student's Education Plan (2017-04-05 15:20:13)
Blog post about the parents of a Connecticut student contesting the adequacy of their child's education plan under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Special Education and the Transition to Post-Secondary Life (2017-04-05 15:21:38)
Blog post on the process of transitioning special education students to life after public school.
Special Education and the Transition Bill of Rights: An Overview (2017-04-05 15:23:28)
Blog post on the Transition Rights Bill and the process of getting special education students ready for life after school.
School District Liable in Anti-Semitic Bullying Case (2017-04-05 15:28:14)
Blog post about a NY case where five Jewish students succeeded on a claim against their school for failing to protect them from anti-semitic bullying.
Filing a Formal Bullying Complaint: Everything You Need to Know (2017-04-05 15:35:42)
Blog post on the process of filing a formal complaint against your child's school in Connecticut for bullying.
School Fails in Obligations to Bullied Disabled Student (2017-04-05 15:43:51)
Blog post on a school failing to provide adequate protection to a disabled student against bullying.
Connecticut Passes Anti-Bullying Law: Increases Accountability (2017-04-05 16:01:34)
Blog post about the anti-bullying law passed by Connecticut in 2011.
Congress Divided Over Every Child Succeeds Act (2017-04-05 16:05:12)
Blog post on the debate in Congress over the Every Child Succeeds Act.
America's Top Bullying Awards, Verdicts and Settlements (2017-04-05 16:10:05)
Blog post detailing some of the largest awards in bullying cases.
Student Contests School Immunity in Unsupervised Detention Injury (2017-04-05 16:13:39)
Blog post on the immunity of a school in a case where a student was sexually assaulted in an unsupervised detention.
Parents Hold Private School Liable for Student's Self-Inflicted Injury (2017-04-05 16:20:19)
Article on a case brought against a private catholic school due to the excessive bullying of one of the students that led her to harming herself.
CT Court Offers Bullied Student No Redress (2017-04-05 16:34:56)
Blog post about a case where a family suing on claims of bullying was unable to collect damages from the town's school board.
Lacrosse Goes to Player’s Head in School Injury Claim (2017-04-05 16:39:02)
Blog post on the liability of a school for injuries sustained by a student at lacrosse practice.
State Approves $10.9 Million Grant for School Tech Overhaul (2017-04-05 16:42:33)
Blog post on the Connecticut State Bond Commission approving a $10.9 million grant for public schools to increase access to computers and the internet for students.
Teacher Not Saved by the Bell in Student Liability Claim (2017-04-05 16:44:56)
Blog post about a school and teacher's liability for a student's injuries sustained in an assault less than a minute after the school dismissal.
CT Graduation Rate Reaches Record High in 2015 (2017-04-05 16:46:49)
Blog post on Connecticut reaching a record high state-wide graduation rate in 2015.
Numerous Claims Allowed Against Former Employer, Harassment Not One of Them (2017-04-07 13:25:52)
Article about an employment case where the employer was accused of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and several types of personal injury.
The EEOC and Sex-Based Discrimination: An Overview (2017-04-07 13:29:30)
Blog post on what constitutes sexual discrimination and harassment.
Teacher's Termination Stands Despite Tenure and Disability Claims (2017-04-07 13:33:53)
Blog post that discusses an example of a teacher who had tenure and was fired as well as the reasons the firing was upheld.
The U.S. EEOC and Disability Discrimination: An Overview (2017-04-07 13:38:00)
Blog post on the federal laws regarding disability discrimination in the workplace.
Employer Falls Short In Contradicting Employee's Discrimination Claim (2017-04-07 13:44:25)
Blog post about a case involving employment discrimination and an employer's burden of proving their case.
Parties Debate Whether Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a 'Disability' (2017-04-07 13:47:44)
Blog post discussing whether Carpal Tunnel Syndrome constitutes a disability that should be protected in employment discrimination cases.
Employment Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act (2017-04-07 13:50:49)
Blog post on the rights of disabled employees under federal law and protections against workplace discrimination.
Surgeon Files Suit Against Hospital For Withheld Wages (2017-04-07 13:55:00)
Blog post about a surgeon filing a lawsuit against the hospital that he works for in a claim of withheld wages.
Former Employee Awarded $150k for Employer's False Representations (2017-04-07 13:58:45)
Blog post about a case where a former employee won over $150,000 for a claim of breached agreements against his former employer.
Congress Democrats Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act (2017-04-07 14:01:08)
Blog post about a new bill introduced in Congress by Democrats that would reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Private Interns Entitled To Pay, Says Court (2017-04-07 14:05:00)
Blog post about the right of private interns in New York being entitled to compensation in some circumstances.
Filing a School Bullying Claim: What You Need To Know (2017-04-07 14:08:02)
Blog post on the topic of what you need to know to file a school bullying claim.
High School Football Player's Bullying Becomes $10,000 Liability for Parents (2017-04-07 14:12:52)
Blog post about a case of bullying where the bully and his parents were held liable for over $10,000.
Connecticut Law Keeps Workplace Bullies In Check (2017-04-07 14:18:40)
Blog post on the Connecticut law that is designed to protect against bullying in the workplace.
Mother Disputes Autistic Son's Individualized Education Program (2017-04-07 14:28:05)
Blog post about a case where a mother disputed her autistic son's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Student's Imminent Injury Sparks Exception to School Immunity (2017-04-07 14:37:37)
Blog post on a case involving an injury at a public school and the issue of who constitutes "imminent harm" under Connecticut law.
School Bullying: What You Need to Know (2017-04-07 14:40:21)
Blog post on the topic of bullying and the federal and state laws that protect against it,
Former Salesmen Claim Racial Discrimination in Emotional Distress Claim (2017-04-07 14:44:24)
Blog post on a case involving a former employee suing former employer for racial discrimination as well as emotional distress.
How To Succeed in A Claim for Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (2017-04-07 14:47:53)
Blog post discussing the claim of Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.
Independant Medical Examination: Building Evidence for Your Personal Injury Claim (2017-04-10 13:15:13)
Blog post on the importance of independent medical examinations as evidence in personal injury cases.
Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty in Car Accident, Insurance Scam (2017-04-10 13:17:22)
Article on personal injury case that also involved an insurance scam.
How to Prove Fault In a Car Accident Injury Case (2017-04-10 13:18:44)
Blog post on how to prove fault when you have been involved in a car accident.
Car Accidents and Negligence: On Fault, Liability and Duty of Care (2017-04-10 13:21:07)
Blog post on your legal liability if someone else gets into an accident driving your car.
Car Accidents, Injuries & Losses: Why You Need a Lawyer (2017-04-10 13:22:41)
Blog post on the importance of hiring a lawyer when you have been involved in a car accident.
The Personal Injury Settlement: What You Need to Know (2017-04-10 13:24:24)
Blog post on the topic of settlements in personal injury cases and how the process of settling works.
Distracted Driving: An Enigma in Behavior Modification (2017-04-10 13:27:20)
Article on distracted drivers in Connecticut and how they have contributed to traffic accidents.
Distracted Driving: Accidents Increase with Teen "App Obsession" (2017-04-10 13:29:11)
Blog post on the increase in traffic accidents due to "app obsession."
Child Injuries: What to do When Your Child is Injured at School (2017-04-10 13:30:43)
Blog post on your legal options when your child is injured while at school.
Victim of Drunk Driving Accident Receives $6 Million Settlement (2017-04-10 13:31:48)
Article on a case involving a drunk driver and a $6.5 million dollar award of damages.
Danbury Matriarch Awarded $12 million for Botched Hernia Operation (2017-04-10 13:49:47)
Blog post on a case where a Danbury woman won a large settlement in a medical malpractice case.
Double Damages: A Look at Connecticut's Personal Injury Compensation (2017-04-10 13:55:03)
Blog post on the topic of how damages are calculated in Connecticut.
$6.1 Million Awarded to Connecticut Driver After Thanksgiving Day Accident (2017-04-10 14:06:45)
Blog post on a large award for driver struck in an accident the day before Thanksgiving.
Connecticut Courts Explore Nonstatutory Remedies For Personal Injury Claims (2017-04-10 14:11:45)
Blog post on the legal rights of co-defendants in personal injury cases in Connecticut.
Connecticut Punitive Damage Lacks Deterrence In Modern World (2017-04-10 14:17:00)
Blog post on the topic of restrictions on punitive damages in Connecticut courts.
Court Favors Connecticut Insurance Co., Finds Father Liable for Daughter's Car Accident (2017-04-10 14:23:49)
Blog post on a case where a father was found liable for his daughter's car accident.
Connecticut Employer Pays $6.1 Million For Deceased Employee's Car Accident (2017-04-10 14:26:45)
Article about a $6.1 million settlement for a car accident.
Court Holds Connecticut Ski Mountain Liable for Ski Lesson Injuries (2017-04-10 14:29:40)
Blog post about a case where a ski mountain was held liable for a skier's injury.
Drunk Driver Settles At $6.5 Million For Decedent's Mother (2017-04-10 14:43:36)
Blog post about a case where a drunk driver who struck and killed another man had to settle for over $6 million.
Employer Pays $6.1 Million for Deceased Employee's Car Accident (2017-04-10 14:54:16)
Blog post about a large settlement for a car accident case.
Speed Bump Fiasco Yields $1.4 Million to Injured Cyclist (2017-04-10 15:05:31)
Blog post about a $1.4 million award of damages for a woman who was severely injured due to a defective speed bump.
Court Grants Additional $3,756.74 to Injured Driver (2017-04-10 15:11:18)
Blog post about a judge increasing an award of damages by almost $4,000 for an injured driver.
Pregnant Woman Awarded $75,000 For Pain and Suffering in Horse Collision (2017-04-10 15:13:49)
Blog post about an award for a pregnant woman who was in a car accident when a horse walked in front of her car.
Court Denies Noneconomic Additur For Plaintiff Driver's $3,827.26 Award (2017-04-10 15:23:37)
Blog post on a case where additional damages were denied by the court after the plaintiffs appealed the finding of the jury that denied them non-economic damages.
Treble Damages Not Extended Through Family Care Doctrine, Says Court (2017-04-10 15:30:05)
Blog post about damages in a car accident case.
Court Upholds $13,661.33 Award for Injured Passenger (2017-04-10 15:32:49)
Blog post on an award of damages given to a passenger injured in a car accident.
CT Court Upholds $0 Award for Plaintiff's Exaggerated Claims (2017-04-10 15:38:14)
Blog post about an award of $0 for a plaintiff who greatly exaggerated the description of her injuries following a minor car accident.
Jury's Inclusion of Property Repair Bill Not Sufficient for Remittitur (2017-04-10 15:45:20)
Blog post about the refusal of a Connecticut court to reduce an award for $10,414.33 of damages for a car accident injury.
Lack of Evidence Bars Husband from Future Damages (2017-04-10 15:50:00)
Blog post about a case where future damages were one of the major issues.
Plaintiff Awarded $9,539.54 for Accident Caused by Young Driver (2017-04-10 15:53:26)
Blog post about an award of damages in a car accident case.
Family Care Doctrine Reinforces $256,058.56 Award for Passenger’s Injury (2017-04-10 15:58:52)
Blog post about the family care doctrine helping uphold a large damage award following a car accident.
Plaintiff’s Preexisting Injury Undermines Claim for Missed Wages (2017-04-10 16:01:52)
Blog post on a case where a plaintiff's preexisting injury prevented him from collecting damages for missed wages due to a car accident.
Court Finds $109,528 Award to Plaintiff Fair and Just, Denies Additur (2017-04-10 16:04:34)
Blog post about a court finding an award of over $100,000 for a plaintiff in a car accident case.
Court Rejects Drunk Driver's Comparative Negligence Defense (2017-04-10 16:08:58)
Blog post about the use of the comparative negligence defense when the defendant was drunk.
$1.75 Million Awarded to Passenger in Drunk Driving Accident (2017-04-10 16:12:27)
Article on a large award of damages awarded to a passenger's estate in a car accident case where the defendant was drunk.
Prejudgment of $250k Held Against Lounge in Dram Shop Lawsuit (2017-04-10 16:34:06)
Blog post about a judgment of damages against the alcohol permittee of a sports lounge in a drunk driving case.
Plaintiff Driver Awarded $43,540.45 In Dram Shop Suit (2017-04-10 16:37:43)
Blog post on a case where a plaintiff was awarded damages from a bar that kept serving him alcohol despite the fact that he was already drunk and proceeded to get into a car accident driving home.
Parents Lack Standing in Suit Against Fraternity & University (2017-04-10 16:43:21)
Blog post on the issue of parents' standing to sue a university for the injuries of their adult children sustained while the child is enrolled.
Court Denies Treble Damages in Drunk Driving Accident (2017-04-10 16:52:10)
Blog post about a case where treble damages were denied in the event of a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
Social Host Held Responsible in Drunk Driving Accident (2017-04-10 16:55:06)
Blog post on the liability of social hosts when they serve alcohol and their intoxicated guests are involved in car accidents.
BAC Not Required In Establishing Dram Shop Claim (2017-04-10 16:56:25)
Blog post on the the establishment of a Dram Shop claim under Connecticut law.
Court Denies Double Damages Despite Defendant's Inconsistancy (2017-04-12 13:28:41)
Blog post on a court denying an increase in damages owed to a plaintiff in a car accident case.
Yacht Club's Recklessness Maintained in Cycling Accident Suit (2017-04-12 13:32:19)
Info on a case where a cyclist was able to sue a yacht club for injuries sustained while riding a bike provided by the club.
Court Maintains Recklessness Count In Truck's Rear End Collision (2017-04-12 13:34:58)
Blog post on a case where a truck driver was sued for recklessness.
Allegations Against Truck Driver Establish Negligence, Nothing More (2017-04-12 13:37:19)
Blog post on the topic of the requirements in Connecticut to establish negligence and recklessness in car accident cases.
Injured Plaintiff Fails to Establish Statutory Recklessness (2017-04-12 13:39:04)
Blog post describing the requirements necessary to prove recklessness in a car accident case in Connecticut.
Hotel’s Liability in Drunk Driving Accident Questioned Under Dram Shop Law (2017-04-12 13:41:07)
Blog post on the topic of a business' liability for car accidents under dram shop laws in Connecticut.
Hit-and-Run Not Limited to Public Highways, Says Court (2017-04-12 13:43:57)
Blog post describing the scope of "hit and run" laws in Connecticut.
State Trooper Not liable in Decedent Hit-and-Run (2017-04-12 13:50:59)
Blog post on the liability of a state trooper involved in the hit and run death of a man she pulled over for speeding.
Volunteer Firefighter Granted Immunity in Car Accident Lawsuit (2017-04-12 13:53:47)
Blog post on the liability of a volunteer firefighter chasing a man in a vehicle that was injured in a crash.
Evasion of Responsibility Requires Parties to Stop and Render Assistance (2017-04-12 13:55:55)
Blog post describing the requirement to stop and help a driver you hit under the evasion of responsibility (aka hit and run) law in Connecticut.
Plaintiff Awarded Damages for Injuries from Unidentified Hit-and-Run (2017-04-12 14:00:50)
Blog post about a plaintiff who was able to recover damages in a hit and run car accident case.
Defendant Not Responsible for Victim’s Pain and Suffering, Says Jury (2017-04-12 14:04:42)
Blog post about a case where a victim was denied damages for pain and suffering because of his comparative negligence in causing the car accident.
Court Awards Additional $27 Million For Post-Accident Malpractice Injury (2017-04-12 14:09:42)
Blog post about a case of medical malpractice as a result of a surgery following a car accident and the $27 million award of damages.
Sovereign Immunity Fails in State Motorcycle Accident (2017-04-12 14:17:05)
Blog post about the liability of the state due to a student who was injured riding a state owned motorcycle at a motorcycle training course.
Car Rental Company Not Vicariously Liable For Renter's Accident (2017-04-12 14:21:26)
Blog post about the liability of a car rental company when the renter gets into a car accident.
Employee Injury Claim Fails Despite Motor Vehicle Provision (2017-04-12 14:23:12)
Blog post about a case of personal injury between two state employees.
Driver's Injury By Falling Debris Meets Defective Highway Statute (2017-04-12 14:26:45)
Blog post about a driver who was injured by falling debris and the successful claim brought against the state transportation commissioner.
Boyfriend Not Entitled to Damages for Car Gifted to Girlfriend (2017-04-12 14:29:01)
Blog post about a man who was denied recovery from an ex-girlfriend who was awarded damages in a car accident case because the car was a gift to her and she did not steal it.
Insurance Coverage Exclusion Precludes Driver's Negligence Action (2017-04-12 14:31:20)
Blog post about a car accident case where a man tried to recover insurance money after his daughter was involved in an accident with his car.
Municipality not Responsible for Wanton Employees, Says Court (2017-04-12 14:33:35)
Blog post describing how a town is not responsible when a municipal employee drives recklessly or wantonly.
Court Awards $3,484 Despite Plaintiff's Exaggerations (2017-04-12 14:34:56)
Blog post about a victim who was awarded damages for a car accident despite exaggerating injuries.
Court Denies Managers' Apportionment Claim for Insufficient Information (2017-04-12 14:36:08)
Blog post on the topic of apportionment of damages in car accident injury cases.
Court Recognizes Claim of Recklessness in Moped Hit and Run (2017-04-12 15:01:26)
Blog post about a court allowing a claim of recklessness to proceed in the case of a hit and run by a moped rider.
NY Seatbelt Law Inapplicable in CT Residents' Car Accident (2017-04-12 15:03:50)
Blog post about a case involving multiple Connecticut residents that were in a car crash in New York.
Improper Plea Dismisses Claim Against Drug-Induced Driver (2017-04-12 15:12:15)
Blog post about a case where the claim against a driver who was under the influence of drugs was dismissed because it was not properly pleaded.
Court Multiplies Damages for Reckless Car Accident (2017-04-12 15:19:44)
Blog post on a car accident case where the court multiplied the damages awarded to the plaintiff because of the defendant driver's reckless behavior.
No Statutory Negligence Found in Golf Cart Accident (2017-04-12 15:23:57)
Information on a case where statutory negligence was not found in a golf cart accident.
Court Finds Plaintiff's Allegations of Reckless Speed Insufficient (2017-04-12 15:26:57)
Blog post detailing the requirements to successfully allege a claim of reckless speed in a car accident case.
Court Denies Immunity Defense for Special Education Bus Accident (2017-04-12 15:39:08)
Blog post about a bus driver and company held liable for injuries to passengers who were hurt when the driver negligently drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into another vehicle.
CT Supreme Court Reversed $1,780,000 State DOT Lawsuit (2017-04-12 15:43:26)
Blog post on a case where a verdict for a plaintiff against the state department of transportation was overturned because of improper jury instructions.
Decedent's BAC Did Not Preclude Worker's Compensation (2017-04-12 15:49:14)
Blog post about a widow who was allowed to keep receiving worker's compensation for her husband's death after he died while intoxicated in a one-car crash.
Plaintiff's Multiple Prior Car Accidents Mitigate Defendant's Responsibility (2017-04-12 15:52:54)
Article about a defendant whose responsibility to the plaintiff was reduced to the plaintiff being involved in many previous car crashes.
Court Adds $2,000 to Original $3,320 Award for Car Accident (2017-04-12 15:54:31)
Info on a car accident case where the court increased the award of damages by $2,000.
Jury Awards $85,000 For Plaintiff's Pain and Loss of Active Lifestyle (2017-04-12 15:57:39)
Blog post about an award of damages for pain and loss of lifestyle resulting from a car accident.
Amusement Park Not Liable for Parking Lot Accident (2017-04-12 16:02:51)
Blog post on the liability of businesses for the car accidents that occur in their parking lots.
Defendant Denied Remittitur for $507,706.65 Jury Award (2017-04-12 16:06:38)
Blog post about a defendant who was found liable for over $500,000 and then had a request to reduce that amount dismissed.
Negligence Action Against State Employee Not Allowed by Statute (2017-04-12 16:12:35)
Blog post on the topic of sovereign immunity protecting state employees who get into car accidents.
Court Awards Treble damages for Loss of Consortium (2017-04-12 16:15:37)
An award of damages was tripled when the court concluded that a claim of loss of consortium was valid alongside the personal injury claim.
Auto Insurance Coverage Cost Rising at Fastest Rate in 13 Years (2017-04-12 16:17:56)
Blog post on the reasons why the cost of insuring your car keeps rising.
Third-Party Car Insurance Claims: An Overview (2017-04-12 16:21:07)
Overview of how third-party insurance claims work when you are involved in a car accident.
Effectively Handling Your Insurance Claim: What to Know (2017-04-12 16:24:00)
How to approach an insurance claim when you have been involved in a car accident or some other type of injury occurs.
Passenger Injury Claims and No Fault Insurance: An Overview (2017-04-12 16:40:27)
Helpful information about what happens if you are a passenger in a car that is involved in a car crash.
Car Accident Settlements: What You Need to Know (2017-04-12 16:42:34)
Helpful information about settling a claim when you have been involved in a car accident.
Accidents Caused By Truck Driver Fatigue: Overview (2017-04-12 16:52:02)
An overview of what happens in the event there is a car accident caused by a truck driver who is fatigued and the legal actions possible.
Legal Recourse After A Hit and Run Accident (2017-04-12 16:54:02)
Article describing your legal options if you are injured in a hit and run accident.
Failure To Yield Accidents: An Overview (2017-04-14 13:13:32)
Article explaining the legal consequences of a car collision in the event that someone fails to yield.
Motorist Injuries Due To Negligent Road Construction (2017-04-14 13:18:48)
Blog post detailing some of the common causes of car accidents resulting from road construction and the legal actions that may be taken.
What Evidence Do I Need For My Personal Injury Claim? (2017-04-14 13:21:10)
A blog post explaining the types of evidence that are needed for personal injury and car accident cases.
Comparative Fault In Connecticut (2017-04-14 13:25:40)
Blog post explaining the concept of comparative fault under Connecticut law and what it means for your car accident case.
States Implement Mandate for Uninsured Motorist Coverage (2017-04-14 13:30:11)
Blog post explaining laws regarding uninsured motorist insurance to protect people who get into car accidents with uninsured drivers.
Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers: An Overview (2017-04-14 13:38:39)
Blog post explaining the reasons you should consider purchasing uninsured motorist coverage and what to do in the event you are involved in a car crash with an uninsured driver.
Legal Options When Injured by a Drunk Driver: An Overview (2017-04-14 13:41:56)
Blog post on your legal options when you have been hit by a drunk driver.
Passenger of Drunk Driver Wins $140,041 Under Dram Shop Act Case (2017-04-14 13:44:17)
Blog post about a case where a passenger won a large award of damages when the drunk driver of the car crashed.
Personal Injury Liability for Drunk Driving: What You Should Know (2017-04-14 13:47:56)
Blog post on what you need to know if you are involved in a car accident with a drunk driver.
Driver Who Allegedly Made Illegal U-Turn Not Reckless (2017-04-14 13:49:48)
Blog post about a case where a driver made an illegal u-turn and then hit another driver.
Car Accident And Collision Injuries: An Overview (2017-04-14 13:59:05)
Blog post giving an overview of the legal consequences of car accidents and collisions.
Liability and Proving Fault in a Car Accident (2017-04-14 14:16:07)
Blog post about how to prove fault when you have been involved in a car accident case.
Football Player Gets $500k After Crash Breaks Foot (2017-04-14 14:22:48)
Blog post about a Division I football player who was injured in a car accident and won a large award of damages.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws And Recovery For Injuries (2017-04-14 14:31:28)
Blog post on motorcycle helmet laws and how to recover in the event you are injured in a crash.
Pedestrian Accidents and Liability on Interstate Highways (2017-04-14 14:34:46)
Blog post about car crashes that involve pedestrians on the highway and the legal consequences for when they occur.
"Snapchat" App in Legal Cross-hairs for Car Accident Causation (2017-04-14 14:39:26)
Blog post on how Snapchat is being targeted as a cause for recent car accidents.
Car Safety Recalls: What You Should Know (2017-04-14 14:40:55)
Blog post on what you need to know in the event of a recall of your car.
Jury Finds GM Car 'Unreasonably Dangerous' Yet Awards $0 (2017-04-14 14:45:50)
Recent case where despite a finding against GM, no damages were awarded to the plaintiff.
Suing An Uninsured Driver: What To Know (2017-04-14 14:49:57)
Blog post on what you need to know in the event you need to sue an uninsured driver due to a car accident.
Judge Rejects "Sudden Emergency" Doctrine, Awards $75K To Plaintiffs (2017-04-14 14:51:32)
Blog post about a defendant who was unsuccessful in trying to use a "sudden emergency" defense as a reason he hit another driver.
Connecticut Auto Insurance Laws (2017-04-14 14:53:22)
Blog post describing Connecticut's laws on car insurance and what you need to know if you get into a car accident.
CT Jury Awards Worker $2.9M After Truck Crushes Foot (2017-04-14 15:04:29)
Blog post about a $2.9 million award of damages for a worker whose foot was crushed by a truck.
When Can I Be Held Responsible For Someone Else's Poor Driving? (2017-04-14 15:12:38)
Blog post on your liability for another's bad driving in the event you loaned your car, you hired someone as a driver for your business, or if you poorly built a road.
Should I Hire A Lawyer To Help With My Car Accident Claim? (2017-04-14 15:15:00)
Blog post explaining when you should hire a lawyer if you have been in a car accident.
When Is The Government Liable For A Bike Accident? (2017-04-14 15:17:08)
Blog post on the potential liability of the state if you are injured while riding your bike.
Plaintiff Awarded $495,886 After Career-Ending Car Accident (2017-04-14 15:25:03)
Blog post about a case where damages of almost $500,000 were awarded to a football player for a career-ending injury.
Suit Blames Snapchat For High-Speed Auto Accident (2017-04-14 15:26:44)
Blog post on a car accident case where the fault is being put on the driver's use of popular social media app Snapchat.
NY Bill Will Analyze Phone Activity After Accidents (2017-04-14 15:29:55)
Blog post about a new bill in New York that would force drivers to hand over their phones for analysis by police after they have been involved in a car accident.
NY Court Upholds $1M Verdict in Fatal Bus Accident Case (2017-04-14 15:32:30)
Blog post about a case where $1 million was awarded due to a fatal bus crash.
Broadside Collision Results in $35K Verdict (2017-04-14 15:34:39)
Blog post about an award of damages resulting from a broadside car collision.
Pedestrian Struck by Commuter Bus Awarded $2.2M (2017-04-14 15:36:22)
Blog post regarding a large award of damages for a plaintiff struck by a bus.
Head-On Collision Results in $980K Jury Verdict (2017-04-14 15:41:01)
Blog post about a case where almost $1 million of damages was awarded to a plaintiff following a head-on car collision.
Intersection Collision Settles for $745K (2017-04-14 16:04:15)
Blog post on a car crash that resulted in a large award of damages for ther plaintiff.
Motorcycle Collision Suit Settles for $625K (2017-04-14 16:06:58)
Blog post about a motorcycle collision that resulted in a large award of damages for the plaintiff.
Car Accident Victim Awarded $200K at Trial (2017-04-14 16:17:24)
Blog post about a car accident case where the plaintiff was awarded $200,000.
Intersection Collision Results in $1.4M Recovery (2017-04-14 16:19:39)
Blog post about a car accident case where the plaintiff was awarded over $1 million of damages.
Bus Driver Awarded $145K in Motor Vehicle Accident (2017-04-14 16:21:09)
Blog post about a traffic accident case where a bus driver received an award of damages of almost $150,000.
Pedestrian/Auto Collision Suit Settles for $250K (2017-04-14 16:22:23)
Car accident case where a pedestrian was hit by a car and settled for $250,000.
Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Settles for $2.5M (2017-04-14 16:29:23)
Blog post about a car accident case where a pedestrian who was struck received an award of $2.5 million.
Head-On Collision Results in $100K Settlement (2017-04-14 16:30:49)
In this case there was a head-on car collision and the plaintiff received $100,000 in settlement as a result.
Chain Reaction Car Accident Results in $7K Jury Verdict (2017-04-14 16:34:02)
Article on a case where a car accident won the plaintiff an award of $7,000 for injuries.
Dram Shop Case Results in $2M Verdict (2017-04-14 16:37:42)
Blog post on a case against a bar by the parents of deceased students who died on New Year's eve when they crashed into a tractor-trailer after drinking at the bar for several hours.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim Results in $39K Jury Verdict (2017-04-14 16:43:07)
Blog post about a car accident case that went to trial and the jury awarded the plaintiff $39,000 in damages.
Rear-Ended Couple Recovers $900K in Mediation (2017-04-14 16:54:13)
Blog post about a couple who was rear-ended by an SUV owned by a business on I-95 in New Haven. The case was settled in mediation for $900,000.
Controversial Mayor Sued For Libelous Statements (2017-04-17 13:18:00)
Article about a former Mayor of East Haven who was sued for libel by a former town attorney.
Italian Social Club Prevails In Libel Claims For Mafia Accusations (2017-04-17 13:21:33)
Article about a local Italian Social Club involved in a defamation case with a town resident who stated that the club had mafia affiliations.
The Elements of a Libel and Slander Claim: What to Know (2017-04-17 13:24:33)
Explanation of the elements of a defamation claim and how to prove that the claim is valid.
Chairman Awarded Nominal Damages for Defamation Claims (2017-04-17 13:27:09)
Blog post about a case where a small amount of damages were awarded for defamation claims.
Defamation, Libel, and Slander: Similarities and Distinctions (2017-04-17 13:29:19)
Blog post explaining the definitions of defamation, libel, and slander as well as explaining how they are different from one another.
Former Employee Awarded $45,000 in Defamation Lawsuit (2017-04-17 13:32:05)
Blog post about a former employee who was awarded damages of $45,000 from his former employer on a claim of defamation.
Defamation: Lies, Rumors and Damages to Reputation (2017-04-17 13:36:52)
Blog post explaining what defamation is and how to prove you have been defamed.
Connecticut Alimony Reform Impacts Child Support (2017-04-17 13:40:21)
Blog post on the debate around alimony reform in Connecticut and how it could potentially affect child support.
Husband Appeals Denial of Modification Relating to Wife's Injuries (2017-04-17 13:45:49)
Blog post about a case where an ex-husband appeals a modification of his alimony and child support payments.
Important Considerations for the "Gray" Divorce Process (2017-04-17 13:49:24)
Blog post about the increasing frequency of aging couples divorcing and the implications this creates.
Former Husband's Alimony Obligation Continues into Retirement (2017-04-17 13:54:56)
Blog post about a divorced man seeking to change his alimony agreement upon retirement.
Gray Divorce: The Distinctions of Divorce After 50 (2017-04-17 13:59:06)
Blog post about the increasing frequency of what is called "gray divorce" where older couples, usually in their 50's or older, are divorcing.
Wife's Increased Income Reduces Husband's Alimony Obligations (2017-04-17 14:06:32)
Blog post about a post-divorce case where an ex-husband's alimony payments were reduced because of the increase in income of the ex-wife.
Reducing Your Alimony Obligations: An Overview (2017-04-17 14:08:17)
Blog post describing the necessary factors you have to prove in order to reduce your alimony payments.
Husband Seeks Alimony Reduction After Voluntary Move to Oregan (2017-04-17 14:19:49)
Blog post about a man seeking to reduce his alimony payments after moving to Oregon.
What Are Connecticut's Laws on Alimony? (2017-04-17 14:21:36)
Blog post explaining Connecticut's laws regarding alimony and how spousal support payments work.
Court Reverses Alimony Judgment Against Alcoholic Wife (2017-04-17 14:27:33)
Blog post on a case where a woman who was a recovering alcoholic sought to have her ex-husband's alimony payments.
Court Unconvinced By Country Club Wife's Emotional Distress Claim (2017-04-17 14:32:49)
Blog post about a woman who filed a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress when she was denied membership to a country club from which her husband had his membership cancelled.
Employee's Claim For "Unreasonable" Drug Test Survives Summary Judgment (2017-04-17 14:45:35)
Blog post about a case where an employee challenged the employer's drug test as being unreasonable.
The Legality of Employee Drug Testing (2017-04-17 14:53:10)
Blog post discussing the legality of employers drug testing employees.
Court Finds Pension Payments Skewed by Sexism (2017-04-17 14:56:47)
Blog post about a case involving female teachers receiving lower pension payments based on their gender.
Claim Against University Fails to Exhaust Administrative Remedy (2017-04-17 14:59:08)
Blog post on an employment discrimination case against the University of New Haven.
Employer and President Not Collaterally Liable in Employment Lawsuit (2017-04-17 15:01:42)
Blog post about the legal liability of employers and company officers in employment lawsuits.
How To File a Workplace Discrimination Claim (2017-04-17 15:04:09)
Blog post on how to file a discrimination claim against your employer.
Department of Education Implements New Bullying Policies (2017-04-17 15:08:05)
Blog post about new federal policies on bullying and cyberbullying ion schools.
Cyberbullying: What Students and Parents Need to Know (2017-04-17 15:13:11)
Blog post on what cyberbullying is and what all parents should know about it.
Parents Held Liable for Consequences of Son's Bullying (2017-04-17 15:16:10)
Blog post on a case where the parents of a bully were found to be legally liable for their son's actions.
Student Threats Prompt Connecticut School Lockdown (2017-04-17 15:18:09)
Blog post about a school that went into lockdown for over three hours due to threats made online of a student with a gun.
Bill Seeks New Approach Toward Assisting Troubled Students (2017-04-17 15:21:10)
Blog post about a new bill aimed at assisting at-risk students in Connecticut.
Education: A Necessity for Equality and Civil Rights (2017-04-17 15:23:36)
Blog post about the civil rights of students in public schools.
Principal Awarded $500K in Claim Against School District (2017-04-17 15:32:54)
Blog post about a school principal who was able to recover damages against the Bridgeport school district because of retaliation for her reporting of assaults on students by teachers.
Connecticut Expulsion Laws Bear Unforeseen Consequences (2017-04-17 15:35:25)
Blog post on the constitutionality of school expulsion laws in Connecticut.
Lawsuit Exposes Gross Ignorance In Ivy League Sexual Assault (2017-04-17 15:39:12)
Blog post about sexual assault on college campuses.
Student Too Late for Claims Against University (2017-04-17 15:43:02)
Blog post about a case against the University of New Haven for negligent infliction of emotional distress and negligent supervision of employees that was dismissed because the conduct failed to meet the standards set forth by the law.
Quinnipiac Student Receives 17,000 for Mental Distress (2017-04-19 14:59:53)
Blog post about a student who filed a claim for emotional distress against Quinnipiac University.
Quinnipiac Student's Hazing Suspension Affirmed by State Court (2017-04-19 15:04:05)
Blog post about a case brought against Quinnipiac University for suspending a student involved in fraternity hazing.
Parents Sue School For Former Teacher's Sexual Abuse (2017-04-19 15:13:24)
Blog post about a school in Wilton involved in a lawsuit because of a former teacher's sexual misconduct.
Columbia Business Professor Sexually Harassed By University (2017-04-19 15:16:33)
Blog post about an allegation of sexual harassment at Columbia University.
13-year-old Students Receives Sexual Text Message From School Admins (2017-04-19 15:24:26)
Blog post about an administrator for New Haven schools sending inappropriate text messages to a 13 year old girl.
Triathlete Contributes to Counselling Agency in Support of Bullied Students (2017-04-19 15:26:52)
Blog post about a Fairfield County organization that seeks to help bullied students.
Bus Driver's Harassment of Special Ed. Student "Undisputed," Says Court (2017-04-19 15:36:00)
Blog post about a bus driver who harassed a special education student filing a claim for wrongful termination.
CT Lawmaker's Implement New Approach in Battle Against Bullying (2017-04-19 15:39:56)
Blog post about new legislative efforts in Connecticut to combat school bullying.
Court Holds School Bullies Liable for Student's Emotional Distress Claim (2017-04-19 15:42:50)
Blog post about a court finding legal liability against a school for the actions of a bully.
How to Tell If Your Child Is Being Bullied at School (2017-04-19 15:45:12)
Blog post outlining things to look for to determine if your child is being bullied at school or is a bully.
School Takes Action: Students Held Accountable for Online Cyberbullying (2017-04-19 15:49:26)
Blog post about cyber-bullying in Connecticut and the steps schools should be taking to combat it.
The Fundamental Elements of State Anti-Bullying Laws (2017-04-19 15:51:53)
Blog post about state laws designed to prevent bullying.
Lacrosse Coach Liable For Student's Head Injury (2017-04-19 15:53:55)
Blog post about a lacrosse coach found liable for a student's injury when another player on the team threw a lacrosse ball at his head right before a team practice.
Abused Special Education Student Sues School Board and City (2017-04-19 16:02:09)
Blog post about a special education student suing Stamford on a claim of negligence.
Governmental Immunity & The School's (Limited) Liability to Students (2017-04-19 16:03:52)
Blog post on the topic of the governmental immunity of schools and when they can be sued.
Mother Owes Student $15,000 For Emotional Distress (2017-04-19 16:13:24)
Blog post about a case where a student was able to recover $15,000 from the mother of a fellow student for libelous statements made by the mother.
Immunity Preempts Abused Student's Claim for Negligence (2017-04-19 16:17:04)
Blog post about a student that was unable to sue the school board because they were protected by governmental immunity.
The Effects and Consequences of Bullying: An Overview (2017-04-19 16:20:26)
Blog post giving an overview on the topic of bullying. Topics include what actions constitute bullying and some of the possible effects on your child.
Connecticut Employers Face New Overtime Rules (2017-04-19 16:27:54)
Blog post about the potential effect of anew overtime rule passed by the Department of Labor.
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: What You Should Know (2017-04-19 16:30:38)
Blog post on the rights of employees concerning the use of electronic surveillance in the workplace.
Employee's Appeal Seeks Double Damages for $152,323.55 Award (2017-04-19 16:37:59)
Blog post about an employment case where an employee seeks to double a large award of damages.
Starbucks and JPMorgan Raise Employee Wages (2017-04-19 16:43:25)
Blog post about a recent decision by large companies like Starbucks and JPMorgan to raise the wages of their employees.
An Explanation of the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (2017-04-19 16:47:48)
Blog post about how the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act works and what its effects are.
An Interview With Justice Ginsburg (2017-04-19 16:51:19)
Interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on a variety of topics including recent decisions and the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Employee Awarded $100,000 In Wrongful Discharge Claim (2017-04-19 16:54:40)
Blog post about a case where a former employee won a decision against the former employer on a claim of wrongful termination.
Race and Religious Discrimination in the Modern World: An Overview (2017-04-21 13:22:39)
Blog post giving an overview of discrimination based in race and religion in the workplace.
Former Mobil Employee Sues for Wrongful Termination and Defamation (2017-04-21 14:11:31)
Blog post about a former employee of Mobil Chemical Company suing them for wrongful termination and defamation of character.
Former Prison Guard Sues Dept. of Corrections for Sexual Harassment (2017-04-21 14:16:25)
Blog post about about a case where a former prison guard sued her former employer for sexual harassment and discrimination.
Fair Employement Practices Act Bars Pregnant Woman's Discrimination Claim (2017-04-21 14:19:42)
Blog post about a woman whose claim of employment discrimination was not allowed due to the Fair Employment Practices Act.
Professor Claims Sex Discrimination in Tenure Denial (2017-04-21 14:23:12)
Article about a professor who claims sex discrimination is the reason she was denied tenure.
Deaf Truck Driver Sues ESPN for Disability Discrimination (2017-04-21 15:24:07)
Blog post about a teacher whose employment was terminated and because she had tenure she sought to be reinstated.
Supreme Court Sets New Standard in Age Discrimination Decision (2017-04-21 15:25:44)
Blog post on a recent Supreme Court decision that has set a new standard in age discrimination cases.
Teacher Argues Tenure Denial Was Result of Age Discrimination (2017-04-21 15:29:57)
Blog post about a teacher who brought a case against the board of trustees for the Connecticut state university system alleging she was denied tenure because of her age.
Legal Meaning of "Teacher" Disputed in Superintendent's Termination (2017-04-21 15:32:30)
Blog post about a former assistant superintendent suing Hartford Public Schools for wrongful termination by claiming she was a teacher with tenure who was not given the proper hearing before being fired.
CT's Courts Take Active Role in School Bullying Problem (2017-04-21 15:34:08)
Blog post about Connecticut courts taking steps to address the issue of bullying in schools.
School Board Held Liable In Bullied Student's Suicide (2017-04-21 16:23:35)
Blog post about a school board having legal liability for a bullied student's suicide.
CT Bullying Law Focuses on Overall School Climate (2017-04-21 16:26:35)
Blog post discussing the new Connecticut law seeking to reduce instances of bullying in schools.
New CT Law Helps Identify School's Obligation to Bullied Students (2017-04-21 16:28:54)
Blog post explaining a new Connecticut law that is helping to make it more clear to schools what their obligations are to students who are being bullied.
School Board Sued For Failure to Adhere to CT Bullying Policy (2017-04-21 16:33:37)
Blog post about the school board of Thomaston that was sued for its alleged failure to adhere to Connecticut's laws on bullying.
Town Immunity Falters After Student's Prolonged Bullying (2017-04-21 16:40:04)
Blog post about a claim against the New Milford Board of Education was allowed despite governmental immunity because of the prolonged instances of bullying against the plaintiff.
Board of Education Liable to Bullied Student Despite Immunity (2017-04-21 16:45:23)
Blog post about the town of Fairfield's board of education being found liable for bullying after a series of instances occurred that the school was aware of for several months.
Legal Fallout From Intense School Bullying Draws Attention (2017-04-21 16:47:47)
Blog post on the topic of bullying in schools and when schools can be found liable in court if the bullying is not properly addressed.
Camp Counselor Lacks Necessary Duty in Camper's Negligence Claim (2017-04-21 16:50:41)
Blog post about a camp that was sued because of a child injured there and the reasons why the camp counselor did not have the legal duty that would have allowed the claim to proceed in court.
Supreme Court Denies Judicial Review in Former Teacher's Feud With School (2017-04-21 16:52:28)
Blog post about a teacher who challenged her firing by claiming she did not receive a proper hearing.
Drunk Driver's Sloppy Parking Results in DUI Conviction (2017-04-21 16:54:20)
Blog post a drunk driver who was given a DUI after illegally parking while under the influence of alcohol.
Driver Claims Casino Tribal Jurisdiction Voids DUI Charge (2017-04-24 13:13:38)
Blog post on the issue of whether Connecticut police officers have jurisdiction to charge someone with a DUI on highway on Native American land leading to a casino.
Man Convicted of Burglary for One Bottle of Vodka (2017-04-24 13:19:50)
Blog post about what it takes for a breaking and entering to become a burglary.
State Uses Drunk Driver's Refusal of BAC Test Against Her (2017-04-24 13:23:38)
Blog post about a woman's refusal to perform a BAC test when police stopped her and how this was used in court against her.
Drunk Driver's Testimony "Opens Door" To Self-Incrimination (2017-04-24 13:29:27)
Blog post about the ability of courts to hear evidence of a person's refusal to answer questions after being stopped and arrested for DUI.
Drunk Driver's Refusal of Sobriety Test Does Little To Curb Conviction (2017-04-24 13:32:49)
Blog post on the admissibility of statements made by people who have been arrested for a DUI and the Constitutional ramifications of allowing the evidence.
Drug Evidence "Harmless" in Light of Multiple DUI Tests (2017-04-24 13:36:43)
Blog post about the admissibility of different types of evidence in DUI cases.
Student Claims Court Lacks Jurisdiction in Juvenile Delinquency Case (2017-04-24 13:43:13)
Blog post on the jurisdiction of juvenile delinquency claims involving students covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
School's Immunity Defense Falls Short in Student's After School Incident (2017-04-24 13:46:16)
Blog post about the liability of schools when students are injured while on school grounds.
Former Teacher Claims School Ordered Him to Falsify Records (2017-04-24 13:49:20)
Blog post about a teacher suing his former employer for firing him after he allegedly was ordered to falsify student records and he refused.
Court Awards $2 Million to Unarmed Man Shot by Police (2017-04-24 13:53:13)
Blog post about an award of damages given to an unarmed man who was shot by a police officer and suffered severe injuries.
Woman Hit By School Bus Receives $3.25 Million Settlement (2017-04-24 13:56:55)
Blog post about a woman who was hit by a bus and suffered severe brain and body damage who settled her case for over $3 million.
Child Sexually Abused On School Bus, School Held Liable (2017-04-24 14:08:20)
Blog post about a school's liability for a child who was sexually abused on the bus.
School Board Refuses to Negotiate With Teachers Union (2017-04-24 14:13:16)
Blog post about a conflict in Connecticut about negotiations over teachers' contracts.
Teaching Assitant Sues for Assault in 'Piggyback' Catastrophe (2017-04-24 14:17:14)
Blog post about a teaching assistant who was injured when a student jumped on his back.
Teacher's Personnel File Disclosed Under The Freedom of Information Act (2017-04-24 14:21:19)
Blog post about the types of files that must or can be disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act.
Coach Complicit in Football Team's Assault of Special Education Student (2017-04-24 14:26:28)
Blog post about the liability of the school and coaches of a football team that assaulted a special education student on the team.
Bullied Special Education Student Sues School Board for Recklessness (2017-04-24 14:34:02)
Blog post about a special education student whose parents sued his school for recklessness due to harassment both on the bus and at school.
Local CT Insurance Unstable After Fed Tax of $13.4 Million (2017-04-24 14:37:17)
Blog post about an insurance company that owes the federal government over $13 million.
School Claims Student "Fell Through the Cracks" to Justify Expulsion (2017-04-24 14:44:48)
Blog post about a student who was expelled for threatening another with a knife and his subsequent appeal to have it expunged from his record.
Teachers Union Sues School Board for Change in Conditions (2017-04-24 14:49:18)
Blog post about a case by the state teachers union against the school board for Beacon Falls and Prospect over a change in work conditions.
School Immune to Own Bullying Policy, Denies Student Relief (2017-04-24 14:55:36)
Blog post on the topic of governmental immunity for schools when students have been injured on school grounds.
Teacher's Lack of Action in Tenure Hearing Undermines Appeal (2017-04-24 14:59:09)
Blog post on a a case where a teacher challenged a suspension.
State Sues Unlicensed Law School, Irony Ensues (2017-04-24 15:13:29)
Blog post about the state suing an unlicensed law school but were unable to prove that it was operating as an institution of higher education.
$5,932.62 Awarded to Student for School's Breach of Contract (2017-04-24 15:18:57)
Blog post about a case where a student sued a school for dropping certain programs that it promised would be available.
Speed Bump Fiasco Yields $1.4 Million to Injured Cyclist (2017-04-24 15:22:37)
Blog post about a cyclist who was seriously injured when thrown from her bike while riding over an allegedly defective speed bump.
Wife Awarded $2.43 Million For Husband's Misdiagnosed Heart Attack (2017-04-24 15:26:04)
Blog post about a woman who was awarded $2.43 million after her husband died of a heart attack because it was misdiagnosed by doctors.
Dismissal of Yale Art Student Results in Legal Drama (2017-04-24 15:30:01)
Blog post about a student who was dismissed from the Yale University School of Drama and then brought suit against the school.
University Rejects Order to Disclose Student Employee Records (2017-04-24 15:35:10)
Blog post on the privacy afforded to students employed by the university they attend regarding the Freedom of Information Act.
Misdiagnosis of Heart Condition Yields $3 Million to Decedent's Family (2017-04-24 15:37:29)
Blog post about a misdiagnosed heart condition that led to an award of $3 million when it caused decedent's death.
Jury Awards Mother $4.25 Million for "Botched Epidural" (2017-04-24 15:40:33)
Blog post on a large award given to a woman for a botched epidural shot she received going into childbirth.
Patient Awarded $4.5 Million in CT's Biggest Dental Malpractice Verdict (2017-04-24 15:45:47)
Blog post about a large award given for a root canal that performed incorrectly.
Family Awarded $6 Million For Loss of Life in Medical Malpractice Suit (2017-04-24 15:48:42)
Blog post about a case where a man died due to medical malpractice and his family was awarded $6 million in damages.
Quinnipiac Student Sues For "Severe Beating" Sustained on Campus (2017-04-24 15:52:47)
Blog post about a school's liability for a student being assaulted on campus by a non-student guest.
Former Residents Sue School Board for Public Education (2017-04-24 15:55:13)
Blog post about two parents' lawsuit against a school board for the right to keep their children in the town's schools after moving out of town.
Court Rejects Student's Claim that University "Wasn't Good Enough" (2017-04-24 16:12:03)
Blog post on a case where a student sued his school claiming that the education he received was inadequate.
Former Yale Wrestling Team Sues University for Breach of Contract (2017-04-24 16:14:19)
Blog post about the former Yale University wrestling team suing the school for breach of contract to stop them from terminating the team.
Parents Reclaim $6,077 In Tuition Costs From Private Pre-School (2017-04-24 16:16:22)
Blog post about parents that were able to recover tuition from a private pre-school after withdrawing their child.
Daughter Awarded $14,365.19 For Tuition Expenses (2017-04-24 16:21:32)
Blog post about a daughter suing her father for breach of contract after he failed to pay for her school tuition and car insurance that they had contracted for him to do.
Freedom of Information Act Forces Private School to Disclose Financial Info (2017-04-24 16:23:33)
Blog post discussing the effects of the Freedom of Information Act on private schools.
Private School Denies Transfer Student's Request to Participate in Athletics (2017-04-24 16:31:14)
Blog post about a transfer student who sued his new private school when he was denied an exception to their rule not allowing transfer students to participate in sports programs for a full year.
Eligible Student Denied Tuition Assistance For Past Expenses (2017-04-24 16:33:54)
Blog post about a student who sued to have the department of social services provide her with tuition assistance.
Private Academy Sues Parents For Unpaid Tuition (2017-04-24 16:36:52)
Blog post about a private school that sued parents seeking unpaid tuition payments that were not made after the student was withdrawn.
Parent's Special Education Claim Fails By Ignoring Administrative Remedies (2017-04-24 16:41:47)
Blog post about parents who unsuccessfully sued the school board of their town after they failed to use the proper administrative remedies.
Termination of Autism Paraprofessionals Violates Public Policy, Says Court (2017-04-24 16:52:44)
Blog post about a termination of autism paraprofessionals that was found to have been a violation of public policy.
School District For Student's Special Education Falls Outside Jurisdiction (2017-04-24 16:55:02)
Blog post about the laws regarding accommodations that must be met by the state to make sure that special education students receive a proper education.
Mother Sues School for Emotional Distress In Special Education Injury (2017-04-24 16:58:04)
Blog post about a mother who sued her child's school for forcibly restraining him with excessive force that caused him to receive a blow to the head that caused a serious injury.
New Haven's Budgetary Decisions Negate Claim to State Funding (2017-04-26 13:09:56)
Blog post about the laws regarding funding of public education in Connecticut.
State Sues Parent for Special Education Costs (2017-04-26 13:14:41)
Blog post about a case where a school district tried to have the parents of a special education student bear the cost of educating the student.
Citizen Group Challenges State Funding for Education (2017-04-26 13:17:06)
Blog post about the issue of how public education should be funded in Connecticut.
Gifted Student's Needs Not Entitled to Special Education (2017-04-26 13:23:22)
Blog posts about the rights of gifted students to special education in Connecticut.
21 Year Old Convict Entitled to Special Education, Says Court (2017-04-26 13:29:16)
Blog post about an incarcerated student who was determined to be eligible for special education services.
Economic Redistricting Results in 'De Facto' School Segregation (2017-04-26 13:39:29)
Blog post about how a court has found that some districts in Connecticut have led to de facto school segregation.
Vice Principal's Flawless Career Ends For Strip-Searching Students (2017-04-26 13:43:15)
Blog post about a veteran vice principal who was fired for ordering female students to be strip searched.
School Fails to Disprove Young Student's Immunity Exception (2017-04-26 13:46:01)
Blog post about a school's liability when there is an exception to the doctrine of governmental immunity.
Yale Medical Student Claims Breach of Contract After Failing Exam (2017-04-26 13:48:53)
Blog about a former student of Yale Medical School who was dismissed for failing a required exam and then sued the school for breach of contract.
University Waiver Null in Injured Cheerleader's Paralysis (2017-04-26 13:51:12)
Blog post explaining the liability of a university when a cheerleader was paralyzed due to an injury sustained while at cheer practice.
School Board "Obligated" to Utilize Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Says Court (2017-04-26 13:52:50)
Blog post about the use of drug sniffing dogs in public schools.
DCF Claims Parents Unfit for Lack of Educational Care and Attention (2017-04-26 14:13:25)
Blog post about the Constitutional right of parents to provide for their children and the fact that the Department of Children and Families can make a determination that some parents are legally unfit to care for their children.
Injured Student Holds School Accountable Despite Immunity (2017-04-26 14:16:40)
Blog post on when a school will have liability for harm that students suffer even though they are normally protected by the doctrine of governmental immunity.
Monitoring Company Fails to Intervene in Special Ed. Student's Assault (2017-04-26 14:22:09)
Blog post about the liability of a monitoring company that failed to prevent a student's sexual assault.
Courts Makes Exception in Parent's Educational Malpractice Claim (2017-04-26 14:25:05)
Blog post about a lawsuit brought by the parents of a private school student against the school for educational malpractice.
Expelled Students Sues Private School for Emotional Distress (2017-04-26 14:27:47)
Blog post about a student who was expelled from a private school bringing suit for emotional distress.
High School Class Challenges New Attendance Policy (2017-04-26 14:29:40)
Blog post about a group of high school students who brought a lawsuit against their school for its implemented policies regarding non-attendance penalties.
Mother Challenges IEP for Lack of Emotional Support (2017-04-26 14:38:52)
Blog post about a mother who challenged her child's IEP on the basis that it did not provide for adequate emotional support.
Student's Explicit Language Justifies Expulsion, Says Court (2017-04-26 14:41:46)
Blog post about a student who was expelled for using explicit language who then sued for re-enrollment.
Student Expelled For Explosive Misconduct With M80s (2017-04-26 14:44:16)
Blog post about a student who was expelled for setting off multiple M80s at school.
Expelled Student Lacks Specifics in Breach of Contract Claim (2017-04-26 14:48:11)
Blog post about a student who tried to sue his school using a theory of breach of contract after he was expelled for possessing a knife on school grounds.
IKEA Issues Massive Furniture Recall After Death of 6 Children (2017-04-26 14:53:46)
Blog post about the recall of IKEA furniture after six children were killed in separate incidents.
Ex-Teacher's Claims Against Board of Education Undermined By Contract (2017-04-26 15:09:19)
Blog post on the topic of teacher employment contracts in Connecticut.
Court Reverses Judgment in Favor of Teacher's Invasion of Privacy (2017-04-26 15:13:51)
Blog post about a teacher's right to privacy in Connecticut.
Court Declines Interfering in Yale University's Tenure Process (2017-04-26 15:27:28)
Blog post about Connecticut court declining to get involved in the process of awarding instructors tenure at Yale University.
Yale University Police Officer Had Power to Make DUI Arrest, Says Court (2017-04-26 15:29:55)
Blog post on the authority of University police to make a DUI arrest.
Teacher Denied Injunction Despite Tenured Teacher Act (2017-04-26 15:31:18)
Blog post on teacher employment contracts and the role of tenure.
Retirement Credits Denied For Teacher In Suspension for Sticky Fingers (2017-04-26 15:33:10)
Blog post about a teacher who was denied retirement credits due to a suspension for theft.
Student's Hairstyle Prevails Over School Board (2017-04-26 15:34:37)
Blog post about the rights of students in schools.
Teacher's Association Granted Union Status, Denied Right to Strike (2017-04-26 15:37:13)
Blog post about teacher's association being granted union status but not a right to strike.
Athletic Director's Claim for Wrongful Discharge Undermined by At-Will Employment (2017-04-26 15:39:28)
Blog post about a school athletic director who was unable to sue for wrongful termination because of his status as an "at-will" employee.
Court Lacks Jurisdiction in First Year Teacher's Termination (2017-04-26 15:41:57)
Blog post about a first year teacher who was fired and brought suit seeking to appeal the firing.
Custodian's Threat Too Severe to Justify Reinstatement, Says Court (2017-04-26 15:44:15)
Blog post about a former custodian who seeks to appeal his firing for sending threatening letters to city officials.
Day Care's License Revoked For Overcapacity and Disorderly Conduct (2017-04-26 15:48:12)
Blog post about a day care that was shut down by the state due to overcrowding.
Court Rejects Student's Claims of Selective Prosecution (2017-04-26 16:24:36)
Blog post about a student who claimed she was improperly expelled and selectively prosecuted.
Tenured Teacher Terminated After Calling Student an "Animal" (2017-04-26 16:26:32)
Blog post about a tenured teacher fired for calling a student an "animal."
Teacher Terminated After Locking Student in Small Room (2017-04-26 16:27:57)
Blog post about a teacher who was fired for locking a student in a small room.
School and Town Claim Immunity After Wife's Frozen Fall (2017-04-26 16:30:36)
Blog post about a woman who unsuccessfully tried suing the town of Westport and the board of education after she fell on ice in the parking lot because of governmental immunity.
Student Sues School for Alleged Racial Discrimination (2017-04-26 16:37:38)
Blog post about a student who sued her school and district on grounds of racial discrimination.
Expulsion Based on Student's Arrest Unconstitutional, Says Court (2017-04-26 16:42:41)
Blog post on the constitutionality of expelling a student for being arrested off of school grounds.
Mother Claims Responsive Classroom Model Inflicted Distress on Children (2017-04-26 16:46:26)
Blog post about a mother suing the school of her minor children for emotional distress due to new school policies on classroom management.
Court Reversed Expulsion of Student, Finds Knife Allegations Unreliable (2017-04-26 16:50:31)
Blog post about a student whose expulsion was overturned because allegations of finding a knife that he used to threaten another student were unreliable.
Town Granted Immunity in Cheerleading Fiasco (2017-04-26 16:52:52)
Blog post about a case where the doctrine of governmental immunity applied to protect a town from liability when a cheerleader was injured during practice.
Board of Education Expels Student For Sale of Prescription Drugs (2017-04-26 16:55:29)
Blog post about a student who was expelled for selling prescription drugs to classmates and was unable to sue to have the expulsion overturned.
Court Holds Town Accountable for Injury Caused By Student Bullying (2017-04-28 13:43:29)
Blog post about a case where a town was held liable for the actions of a school bully because the doctrine of governmental immunity was not applicable.
Board of Ed. Terminates Tenured Teacher For Sexual Misconduct (2017-04-28 13:46:04)
Blog post about a tenured teacher who appealed his firing for sexual harassment of students.
College Proper in Suspension for Student's Altercation, Says Court (2017-04-28 13:49:32)
Blog post about a student claiming his due process rights were violated by his university when he was suspended following an altercation.
No 'Breach of Contract' In University's Suspension of Cheating Student (2017-04-28 13:53:28)
Blog post about a student who sued Yale University for breach of contract after she was suspended due to allegations of cheating.
School Suspends Student For Off Campus Drug Possession (2017-04-28 13:57:40)
Blog post about a student who was suspended from school after being arrested for possession of marijuana off-campus.
Connecticut Law on Marijuana: What You Should Know (2017-04-28 14:02:11)
Blog post on the penalties in Connecticut for possession of marijuana.
Court Unconvinced by Students' Constitutional Right to Violate Dress Code (2017-04-28 14:11:11)
Blog post about the constitutional right of a public school to impose and enforce a dress code on students.
Connecticut's Accelerated Rehabilitation Program: An Overview (2017-04-28 14:15:29)
Blog post giving an overview of Connecticut's accelerated rehabilitation program.
Court Upholds UCONN Suspension of Male Student for Harassment (2017-04-28 14:18:04)
Blog post about a student at the University of Connecticut who appealed his suspension for sexual harassment.
Town Not Liable for Child's Soccer Field Injuries (2017-04-28 14:20:54)
Blog post about a parent unsuccessfully suing the town of Greenwich over injuries sustained by her son while playing soccer at a public park.
Connecticut Ignition Interlock Device Program and Driver’s License Reinstatement (2017-04-28 14:27:12)
Blog post explaining Connecticut laws on ignition lock devices and license reinstatement after you have received a DUI.
Student Claims Athletic Director Was Reckless in Pitching Mishap (2017-04-28 14:33:33)
Blog post discussing the liability of a university when a student athlete is injured while at a practice.
Freshman's Emotional Distress Claim Undermined by Flag Football Game (2017-04-28 14:37:20)
Blog post about a college student who sued another student for emotional distress for an injury sustained playing flag football.
Immunity Protects Town in Stepmother's Suit for Football Field Injury (2017-04-28 14:41:00)
Blog post about a woman who unsuccessfully sued the town of Tolland for an injury she sustained at the field while watching her child's football practice.
Parent's Product Liability & CUTPA Claims Upheld in Toxic Furniture Lawsuit (2017-04-28 14:45:00)
Blog post about a case involving products liability claim caused by a piece of toxic furniture.
Woman's Emotional Distress Not Barred By Sexual Harassment Claim (2017-04-28 15:03:31)
Blog post about a woman who brought suit against her employer for claims of sexual harassment and emotional distress.
Worker's Compensation Not Undermined by Employee's Contract (2017-04-28 15:08:05)
Blog post about a case involving a claim for worker's compensation and the rights of employees in employment contracts.
Defective Electric Lift Injures Elderly Woman (2017-04-28 15:09:57)
Blog post about a defective electric scooter that caused an injury to an elderly woman.
Court Upholds Mobile Home Resident's Private Nuisance Claim (2017-04-28 15:17:47)
Blog post about a resident of a mobile home suing the park owner for negligence and private nuisance after being injured in a fall caused by cracked pavement.
Neon Manufacturer Liable For Insurance Co.'s Loss (2017-04-28 15:20:47)
Blog post about an insurance company suing a neon sign manufacturer for products liability.
Indoor Soccer Arena Not Responsible for 'Dangerous Carpet' (2017-04-28 15:28:07)
Blog post about a lawsuit brought against an indoor soccer arena for the injury of a child who was playing there.
Court Unconvinced by Medical Testimony, Reduces $270k Award (2017-04-28 15:33:55)
Blog post about a case where a plaintiff's award of damages was reduced because of unconvincing testimony given by his doctor.
Pedestrian Awarded $15,000 for Sidewalk Slip-and-Fall (2017-04-28 15:46:26)
Blog post about a pedestrian who was awarded $15,000 in damages for a sidewalk fall caused by an uneven sidewalk in need of repair.
Mother Not Entitled To Emotional Damages from Playground Mishap (2017-04-28 15:48:09)
Blog about a mother who was not able to collect damages for emotional distress after her child was injured on a playground.
Woman Awarded $2 Million For Ex-Boyfriend's Unrequited Surveillance (2017-04-28 15:51:04)
Blog about a woman who was able to recover damages from a former boyfriend after it was discovered he had planted surveillance cameras and other equipment in and around her home.
Police Chief Not Responsible for Officers' Feud (2017-04-28 15:54:35)
Blog about a police chief that was not held responsible for the injuries of an officer under his command sustained in an altercation with another officer.
Woman’s Anxiety Yields $15,000 Award in Dog Bite Lawsuit (2017-04-28 15:56:32)
Blog about a woman recovering $15,000 in damages after suffering a dog bite.
Loss of Consortium Improperly Applied in Amusement Park Claim (2017-04-28 16:00:03)
Blog about Connecticut's refusal to extend the "loss of consortium" claim to wrongfully killed children.
Parent’s Not Responsible for Son’s Amusement Park Altercation (2017-05-01 13:15:08)
Blog about the liability of parents for an assault committed by their child.
Amusement Park Possibly Reckless in Child's Water Slide Death (2017-05-01 13:16:50)
Blog post about the liability of a water park in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of the deceased boy.
Express Waiver Insulates Roller Rink from Negligence Claim (2017-05-01 13:18:16)
Blog about the liability of a roller rink regarding a negligence claim and the effectiveness of express waivers of liability.
Court Dismisses Negligence Claim for Physical Education Debacle (2017-05-01 13:20:06)
Blog post about a negligence claim against a school being dismissed due to improper pleadings.
Arena's Waiver Fails for Lack of Details and Specificity (2017-05-01 13:21:24)
Blog about how an express waiver of liability failed in court due to a lack of details and specificity.
Ski Instructor's Expertise Outweighs Plaintiff's Assumption of Risk (2017-05-01 13:31:48)
Blog post about the liability of a ski resort when an instructor collided with a customer.
Waiver Precludes Hockey Player's Action for Amputated Leg (2017-05-01 13:34:27)
Blog post about a hockey player who was unable to sue the owners of an ice rink where he sustained serious injury because of the waiver he signed releasing them of liability.
College Responsible Party in Camper's Personal Injury (2017-05-01 13:36:49)
Blog post about the liability of a university for the injury of a camper who was injured on the school's campus.
Court Reverses $292,000 Award for Nightclub Slip and Fall (2017-05-01 13:38:44)
Blog about a court reversing an award of damages for a plaintiff in a slip and fall case.
Court Denies State Indemnity in Campers' Wrongful Death Action (2017-05-01 13:41:15)
Blog post about the liability of the state and a church in a case where two girls on a church-sponsored camping event were killed in an accident.
Responsiblity of Camp Director Disputed in Camper's Death (2017-05-01 13:43:18)
Blog post about the liability of a camp director when a camper was killed in a mountain biking accident while at camp.
Tenant's Daughter Sustains Head Injury From Falling Concrete (2017-05-01 13:45:32)
Blog post about the liability of a landlord when one tenant's minor child accidentally injures another tenant's minor child.
Failure to Allege Willful Recklessness Undermines Claim for Exemplary Damages (2017-05-01 14:01:53)
Blog post about a case where a failure by the plaintiff to allege willful recklessness undermined the claim for exemplary damages.
Plaintiff's Medical Bills Exceed Jury's Award for Economic Damages (2017-05-01 14:08:06)
Blog about a case where the amount of damages awarded to the plaintiff was insufficient to cover medical expenses due to a dispute about the seriousness of the plaintiff's injuries.
$70,000 Award Inadequate; Jury Fails to Consider Plaintiff's Anxiety (2017-05-01 14:13:11)
Blog post about a jury award that was determined to be inadequate because it failed to take plaintiff's anxiety suffered as a result of the collision.
Court Denies Noneconomic Additur for Plaintiff Driver's $3,827.26 Award (2017-05-01 14:27:17)
Blog post about a case where the court did not allow an additur for plaintiff's non-economic damages.
Pregnant Mother Awarded $5000 for Fear and Anxiety (2017-05-01 14:34:31)
Blog post about a pregnant woman involved in a car accident being awarded $5,000 for fear and anxiety.
No Fault Found in City Reservoir Drowning (2017-05-01 14:36:54)
Blog post about municipal liability for citizens who drown in city reservoir.
CT Court Upholds Judgment for Lifeguards in Wrongful Death Action (2017-05-01 14:39:39)
Blog post about the liability of lifeguards sued for wrongful death of claimant's daughter.
After Hours Access to Municipal Swimming Pool Preempts Immunity (2017-05-01 14:41:54)
Blog about a case where governmental immunity protection was denied for a town after a minor died in a municipal swimming pool after hours.
Police Immunity Insufficient in Suit for Decedent's Drowning Death (2017-05-01 14:43:21)
Blog post about a police officer who could not claim governmental immunity protection in a drowning death case.
Municipality Found Liable in Summer Camp Drowning (2017-05-01 14:44:46)
Blog about a municipality that was found liable for the death of a minor child who drowned on town property.
'Duty to Warn' Irrelevant for Negligence in Dog Attack (2017-05-01 14:47:26)
Blog post about a determination that the rescue agency that transferred a dog to a family had no duty to warn them of the dog's propensity for aggression.
Bite Victim's Allegations of Recklessness Lack Substance, Says Court (2017-05-01 14:49:45)
Blog post about the causes of action that can be brought in the event you are bit by someone's pet.
Tenant's Not Liable For Dog Attack In Own Backyard (2017-05-01 15:03:10)
Blog post about a landlord who was found not liable for the attack of a child by a tenant's dog.
Pet Salon Reckless and Wanton in Violent Dog Attack (2017-05-01 15:11:55)
Blog post about the liability of a pet salon for a violent dog attack.
Municipality Held Negligent in Dog Attack (2017-05-01 15:13:34)
Blog post about a municipality that found to be liable in a case where there was a dog attack.
Girlfriend’s Helplessness Claim Fails Due to Voluntary Intoxication (2017-05-01 15:16:35)
Blog post about a woman who was unable to sue her boyfriend for negligence because of her own voluntary intoxication.
Minor Responsible for Own Injuries After Consumption of Alcohol (2017-05-01 15:20:40)
Blog post about the liability of a homeowner for the injuries of voluntarily intoxicated individuals on their property.
Connection Between Employer and Employee's Assault Too Tenuous (2017-05-01 15:22:45)
Blog post about the liability of an employer if an employee is assaulted at work.
Cafe's Inattention to Drunk Patron Not Unreasonable, Says Court (2017-05-01 15:25:04)
Blog post about a cafe that was not held liable when a patron drunkenly assaulted another customer.
Pregnant Social Worker Sues Former Employer For Abusive Termination (2017-05-01 15:37:33)
Blog post about a pregnant woman sued her former employer for wrongful termination.
Hospital Not Responsible for Employee's Criminal Conduct (2017-05-01 15:39:37)
Blog post about a hospital that was found to not be responsible for the criminal conduct of a former employee.
Lack of Consent in Hospital's Use of X-Ray Found Reckless (2017-05-01 15:48:38)
Blog post about a plaintiff who sued a hospital for not getting consent to perform an x-ray on her and subsequently injuring her.
Plaintiff Struck In Face with Glass By Drunk Minor, Sues Bar (2017-05-01 15:54:36)
Blog post about a person who was injured at a bar when a drunk minor struck him in the face with a glass and then subsequently sued the bar.
Nursing Home Held Liable for Patient's Sexual Assualt (2017-05-01 15:59:51)
Blog post about a nursing home that was found liable for a patient being sexually assaulted.
Family Suit for Decedent's Asthma Attack Survives Motion to Dismiss (2017-05-01 16:05:30)
Blog post about a family suing a company that provided emergency services to their child who died from an asthma attack under their care.
Restaurant Reckless in Patron's Drunken Assault of Customer (2017-05-01 16:07:33)
Blog about a restaurant that was found liable for the drunken assault of a patron by another customer who was drunk.
Court Denies Double Damages Despite Defendant's Inconsistancy (2017-05-01 16:13:00)
Blog post about a court denying an award of double damages.
State Park Not Liable in Decedent's Fall Off Cliff (2017-05-01 16:15:19)
Blog post about a state park that was protected from a lawsuit by a decedent who died in a fall off of a cliff at the park.
Physician's Conduct Alone Establishes Wanton & Reckless Behavior (2017-05-01 16:17:10)
Blog post about a physician whose conduct amounted to reckless behavior.
Police Response to Heart Attack Not Reckless or Negligent (2017-05-01 16:20:44)
Blog post about police response to a heart attack not constituting negligence or recklessness.
Hospital and Nurse Not Responsible for Emotional Distress, Says Court (2017-05-01 16:23:19)
Blog post about a hospital and nurse who were not responsible for a patient's emotional distress.
EMT’s Gross Negligence Not Protected by Good Samaritan Law (2017-05-01 16:40:05)
Blog post about an EMT's gross negligence not being protected by the Good Samaritan Law.
Exculpatory Agreement Fails to Insulate Snowtube Co.’s Gross Negligence (2017-05-01 16:42:36)
Blog post about how an exculpatory agreement failed to protect Snowtube Co. from legal liability.
Medical Expert Required in Malpractice Claim for Antibiotic Reaction (2017-05-01 16:46:24)
Blog post about why a medical expert is required in a malpractice claim for adverse antibiotic reactions.
Doctor Liable for Malpractice In Depressed Patient's Suicide (2017-05-01 16:49:21)
Blog about a doctor who was found liable for medical malpractice when a depressed patient committed suicide.
Evasion of Responsibility Requires Parties to Stop and Render Assistance (2017-05-01 16:52:30)
Blog post about the evasion of responsibility requirement that makes it mandatory for someone to stay at the scene when they have been involved in a car accident.
Court Awards Additional $27 Million For Post-Accident Malpractice Injury (2017-05-03 13:13:06)
Blog post about the liability of a hospital that negligently treated the victim of a car accident.
Mother Fails to State Adequate Legal Claim Against Son (2017-05-03 13:16:37)
Blog post about a woman who unsuccessfully sued her son after falling while in his bathroom.
Real Estate Agent Not Responsible for Injury of Prospective Buyer (2017-05-03 13:21:34)
Blog post about the liability of real estate agents and brokerages when a prospective buyer is injured in a home that is being shown.
Homeowners Negligent in Lawsuit for House Party Injury (2017-05-03 13:23:36)
Blog post about the liability of a homeowner for an injury sustained by a guest at a house party.
No Constructive Notice Found in Produce Aisle Slip and Fall (2017-05-03 13:28:49)
Blog about the requirement of notice in cases where someone is injured at a business.
Private and Public Nuisance Claim Dropped in Personal Injury Dispute (2017-05-03 13:31:38)
Blog about a case involving a nuisance claim.
Business Not Liable For 'Faulty' Waiting Room Chair (2017-05-03 14:10:16)
Blog post about the liability of a business for the injury of a customer that happened when a waiting room chair collapsed.
Employer Granted Motion to Dismiss in Toxic Tort Lawsuit (2017-05-03 14:14:51)
Blog post about a case involving a wrongful death claim against an employer that was allegedly caused by toxic substances in the workplace.
Sovereign Immunity Fails in State Motorcycle Accident (2017-05-03 14:18:45)
Blog post about the state's liability for a rider injured during a state-sponsored motorcycle training course.
Employee Injury Claim Fails Despite Motor Vehicle Provision (2017-05-03 14:22:52)
Blog about an employee whose injury claim failed in a car accident case.
Doctrine of Parental Immunity Precludes Mother's Action Against Father (2017-05-03 14:27:50)
Blog post about a woman who sued the father of her minor child for an injury the child sustained in his care and how the doctrine of parental immunity applied and protected him from the suit.
Driver's Injury By Falling Debris Meets Defective Highway Statute (2017-05-03 14:30:44)
Blog about a driver who was hit by falling debris and the state's subsequent liability.
No Liability Established in Chemical Explosion (2017-05-03 14:36:21)
Blog post about an employer's liability for a chemical explosion.
Plaintiff's Damages for Wrongful Death Precludes Malpractice Claim (2017-05-03 14:39:43)
Blog post about why Connecticut does not allow one to bring a claim of medical malpractice and wrongful death under the theory of double recovery being bad for public policy.
Plaintiff's Injury Claim Undermined by Lack of Specificity (2017-05-03 14:41:42)
Blog about an injury claim that failed because of a lack of specificity.
Court Awards $6,544 To Driver Injured In Street Sweeper Debacle (2017-05-03 14:44:04)
Blog explaining the state's liability for a street-sweeper backing into a driver's car.
Defendant's Intoxication Lacks Substance In Apportionment Claim (2017-05-03 14:56:45)
Blog about a plaintiff who was assaulted while drunk.
Veterinarian Not Negligent in Waiting Room Dog Attack (2017-05-03 15:03:04)
Blog about a veterinarian who was not found liable for a dog that bit a client in the waiting room of the practice.
Scheduled Surgery Mitigates Plaintiff's Claim for Noneconomic Damages (2017-05-03 15:06:04)
Blog about a woman who was injured in a car accident and tried to claim noneconomic damages as well.
Court Allows Malpractice Claim for Removal of Wrong Teeth (2017-05-03 15:09:09)
Blog post about a case where medical malpractice was alleged against a dentist for removing the wrong teeth from the plaintiff.
Patient’s Severe Injury Claim Barred by Statute of Limitation (2017-05-03 15:11:30)
Blog about a case where a plaintiff was barred from recovering for a severe injury due to the statute of limitations.
Plaintiff Awarded $3588.88 For Supermarket Slip and Fall (2017-05-03 15:13:27)
Blog about a plaintiff who recovered over $3,000 from a supermarket in a slip and fall injury claim.
Company Not Liable for Actions of Drug-Induced Employee (2017-05-03 15:15:24)
Blog post about a company's liability for an employee who caused significant damage while driving the company's truck under the influence of drugs.
Husband's Claim for Emotional Distress Dismissed by Statute (2017-05-03 15:18:22)
Blog post about about a claim for emotional distress that was barred by the statute protecting "good samaritans" such as first responders.
Patient's Injury Claim Preempted by "Good Samaritan" Law and Policy (2017-05-03 15:21:00)
Blog post about a plaintiff who tried to bring suit against the first responders that attempted to provide support but was prevented from doing so by a "good samaritan" law.
Westport Coach Motion to Dismiss Denied in Neck Injury Suit (2017-05-03 15:23:30)
Blog post about a student who was injured performing a dangerous cheerleading maneuver and the subsequent lawsuit against the coach for negligence.
Court Upholds $159,116.10 Verdict for Back Injuries (2017-05-03 15:28:26)
Blog about a court that upheld a large award of damages given because of severe back injuries.
City of Bridgeport Lacks Standing for Product Liability Claim (2017-05-03 15:31:39)
Blog post about how the city of Bridgeport was unable to sue several gun manufacturers because there was a lack of standing.
Court Denies Husband's Claim to Conveyed Property (2017-05-03 15:33:39)
Blog post about a conveyance of real estate that was contested due to a divorce.
Federal Court Holds Mexican Separation Agreement Valid (2017-05-03 15:36:26)
Blog post about the validity of a divorce agreement that was granted in Mexico.
Court Fails to Consider Wife's Nonmonetary Contributions (2017-05-03 15:38:49)
Blog post about the laws in Connecticut regarding divorce, child support, and child custody.
Mother's Actions and Accusations Award Father Custody (2017-05-03 15:41:59)
Blog about a father who was awarded custody of their minor child after the ex-wife made several wild and untruthful accusations about the ex-husband.
Father Awarded Joint Custody After Substantial Changes (2017-05-03 15:51:12)
Blog about a father who was awarded shared legal custody of his three children after substantial changes occurred in his ex-wife's living situation.
Mother Regains Custody After Struggle With Mental Health (2017-05-03 15:53:43)
Blog about a woman who was able to get custody of her children back after successfully completing her mental health program.
Sufficient Effort Not Made to Reunify Father and Fragile Infant (2017-05-03 15:55:48)
Blog about a father from Nigeria and his court battle to receive access to his child.
Non-Profit Entitled to Attorney's Fees, Says Court (2017-05-03 15:58:26)
Blog about a non-profit organization being entitled to attorney's fees for representing a mother in a child custody case.
Alimony Sustained Despite Defendant's Cohabitation with Distant Relative (2017-05-03 16:13:18)
Blog post about a case where the alimony was disputed by the ex-husband when the ex-wife began co-habitating with another.
Father Removed as Guardian After Death of Mother (2017-05-03 16:14:59)
Blog about a father who lost custody of his children because he neglected to provide for them emotionally or financially.
Husband Lacks Standing In Action Against Biological Father (2017-05-03 16:22:16)
Blog post about a husband who was unable to bring an action against the biological father of his wife's children for child support payments because he lacked standing.
CT Court Lacks Jurisdiction in Child Support Claim (2017-05-03 16:24:04)
Blog about a Connecticut court that lacked jurisdiction to hear a claim based on Tennessee residency.
Husband Gives Child Check For Child Support (2017-05-03 16:26:32)
Blog post about a husband who violated a court order by making his child support payments directly to his child.
Court Finds Mother's Allegations Toward Father Malcious (2017-05-03 16:35:13)
Blog about a mother who made malicious and false accusations about the father of their child in a failed attempt to prevent him from seeing the child.
Father's Visitation Revoked for Lack of Maturity and Compassion (2017-05-03 16:40:41)
Blog about a man whose visitation rights were revoked because he could not meet the standards set by the state of patience, maturity, and compassion to properly parent a child.
Son's Residence with Father Insufficient for Support Credit (2017-05-03 16:42:30)
Blog about a father applying for child support from his son's mother as credit for time he already spent caring for the boy.
Husband Allowed to Seek Reimbursement from Biological Father (2017-05-03 16:45:15)
Blog post about a man seeking payment for child support from the biological father of his wife's child.
Court Terminates Parental Rights For Failure To Rehabilitate (2017-05-03 16:51:51)
Blog post about a court terminating a mother's parental rights due to significant untreated mental health issues.
Nonbiological Father Estopped from Modifying Support (2017-05-03 16:56:26)
Blog post about a man who was unable to deny paternity even though he was not the biological father of his wife's daughter because they relied on his statements that he would always be there to support the child.
Putative Father Granted Standing to Determine Paternity (2017-05-05 13:11:59)
Blog post about a man attempting to get visitation rights to see his son after he was prevented from doing so because the son was born while the mother was married to another man.
Court Overlooks Fault; Returns Engagement Ring to Owner (2017-05-05 13:16:20)
Blog post about a man who was able to recover the engagement ring he gave to his fiancee after he broke off the engagement.
Pending Employment Prevents Support Modification (2017-05-05 13:18:43)
Blog post about a divorce and separation agreement that allowed for modification of child support payments once the father of the children obtained employment.
Wife Awarded $500 Month For Contribution to Business (2017-05-05 13:34:06)
Blog post about a divorce where the wife was awarded $500 per month from her ex-husband for her contributions to the ex-husband's business.
Post-Majority Education Support Claim Exceeds Statutory Limits (2017-05-05 13:37:21)
Blog post about the obligations of divorced parents to pay for a child's college expenses.
Court Error Found Harmless in Support Appeal (2017-05-05 13:43:34)
Blog post about a modification of child support payments.
The Difficulties in Calculating Alimony For Corporate Income (2017-05-05 13:48:33)
Blog post about the difficulty of calculating alimony payments when the main source of income of the payor comes from the assets of his closely held corporation.
Incarcerated Parent’s Tort Action Subject to Child Support (2017-05-05 13:53:01)
Blog post explaining how an incarcerated parent's tort claim was considered an asset for the purpose of paying child support.
Student’s Child Support Denied For Withholding School Records (2017-05-05 13:56:03)
Blog post about a father who was not required to make a child support payment for his daughter's college tuition when she refused to provide her financial and academic records to him.
SSDI Direct Benefits Non-Deductible for Support Payments, Says Court (2017-05-05 13:57:57)
Blog post about the use of money from Social Security disability income for child support payments.
Attorney for Divorced Couples’ Child Granted Judicial Immunity (2017-05-05 14:00:05)
Blog post about the legal protection for the attorneys of minor children of divorced parents.
Alimony Award of Intellectual Property Shares Ruled Improper Double Dipping (2017-05-05 14:08:38)
Blog post about a court that mistakenly awarded a woman a large share of her ex-husband's intellectual property and value from his unsold books.
Post-Dissolution Judgment Reversed Despite Misconduct (2017-05-05 14:20:11)
Blog post about a post-dissolution judgment regarding the former couple's finances after misconduct was discovered.
CT Courts Limit Considerations for Prior Support Modification (2017-05-05 14:23:00)
Blog post about a case that involved a question of whether an ex-husband's increased income could be considered in a request to modify alimony.
Notice by Publication Adequate for NY Divorce Judgment (2017-05-05 14:27:09)
Blog post about what constitutes reasonable "notice" in serving divorce papers to a spouse.
Court May Consider Property Depreciation For Alimony Award (2017-05-05 14:28:40)
Blog post about how courts may consider the depreciation in value of property when granting an award of alimony.
Prior Separation Agreement Subject to Court Review (2017-05-05 14:40:32)
Blog post about how a separation agreement is subject to court review before a binding judgement for legal separation will be granted.
Failure to Seek New Employment Undermines Modification Argument (2017-05-05 14:44:55)
Blog post about a woman who lost her job and sought to modify her child support payments because she lost her job.
Wife’s Leukemia Fails to Modify Alimony (2017-05-05 14:47:00)
Blog post about a woman who failed to have her alimony payments modified after she was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Chronic Health Conditions Found Sufficient for Alimony Modification (2017-05-05 14:53:08)
Blog post about a case where a woman's chronic health issues that arose after her initial award of alimony were considered a substantial change in circumstances which was sufficient to increase the amount of her award.
Determining Who Pays College Tuition: Factors to Consider (2017-05-05 14:55:38)
Blog post breaking down the factors to consider when determining how to pay for your child's college tuition after you have been divorced.
Court Rejects Husband's Request for Wife to Pay College Expenses (2017-05-05 14:57:03)
Blog post about the legal requirement of a parent to pay for the college expenses of an adult child.
Mother Hopes to Reunify After Father Gains Custody of Minor Child (2017-05-05 15:14:54)
Blog post about child custody case in Connecticut.
Modification Appeal Lacks Sufficient Medical Documentation (2017-05-05 15:17:54)
Blog post about a modification appeal that was denied due to a lack of medical documentation.
Husband's Transfer of Property to Children Found Fraudulent (2017-05-05 15:21:25)
Blog post about a finding by the court that a man had fraudulently transferred property to his kids because he knew he would be filing for divorce from his wife soon and he wanted to minimize alimony and support payments.
Husband's Plan Fails to Establish Domicile for Foreign Divorce (2017-05-05 15:48:05)
Blog post about a man who failed to establish domicile to satisfy subject matter jurisdiction for a US court to hear his claim for divorce when one had already been adjudicated in Kenya.
Husband Alleges Cohabitation as Reason for Failed Alimony Payments (2017-05-05 15:57:04)
Blog post about a man who stopped making alimony payments because he believed his ex-wife was co-habitating with someone else.
CT Sets Child Support Duration in Accordance to Florida Law (2017-05-05 15:58:57)
Blog post about a case where a Connecticut court heard a post-divorce support modification case and upheld the judgment of the Florida case where the divorce occurred.
Increased Salary Fails to Deem Prenuptial Agreement Inequitable (2017-05-05 16:04:50)
Blog post about a prenuptial agreement that was upheld despite the ex-husband's increase in personal wealth.
Divorce Action by Conservator Permissible Under Fiduciary Duty (2017-05-05 16:06:41)
Blog post about how a divorce action by a conservator is allowable in Connecticut.
Considerations of Prior Marriage Improper for Alimony Award (2017-05-05 16:09:29)
Blog post about how a parties' divorce and alimony agreement should not take into consideration that the parties had been married to each other once before.
Court Denies Comity for Foreign Divorce in Motion to Dismiss (2017-05-05 16:20:30)
Blog post about a divorce in Lebanon that was not upheld in Connecticut because the parties were domiciled in Connecticut.
Court Finds Postnuptial Agreement Unconscionable (2017-05-05 16:22:20)
Blog post about a post-nuptial agreement that was determined to be unconscionable and therefore unenforceable.
Court Denies Due Process Claim for Child Custody Evaluation (2017-05-05 16:24:39)
Blog post about a case where the court found that a father had no constitutional right of due process to have his attorney participate in the child custody evaluation process.
Court Upholds Premarital Agreement & Waiver of Alimony (2017-05-05 16:26:07)
Blog post about a court upholding a pre-nuptial agreement and waiver of alimony.
Use of Liquid Assets in Pendente Lite Improper, Says Court (2017-05-05 16:33:37)
Blog post on the topic of alimony and how the use of liquid assets is improper in determining the amount owed.
Reference to CT Statute Fails to Incorporate Judicial Authority (2017-05-05 16:37:50)
Blog post about alimony awards and how courts determine them.
CT Court Rules on Multi-Jurisdiction Alimony Modification (2017-05-05 16:39:36)
Blog post about a Connecticut court ruling on an alimony modification that involved multiple jurisdictions.
Court Drops Motion for Contempt Despite Failed Alimony Payments (2017-05-05 16:41:29)
Blog post about a divorce case in Connecticut where the court dropped a contempt motion despite a failure by the defendant to make timely alimony payments.
Court Finds Dissolution Agreement Ambiguous on Child Support (2017-05-05 16:42:54)
Blog post about the consequences of a dissolution agreement being ambiguous regarding child support payments.
Increased Salary Justifies Child Support Modification (2017-06-01 14:38:30)
Blog post about the result of a Connecticut Supreme Court case, in which the defendants increased salary is ruled as justification for a child support modification.
CT Court Upholds Retroactive Modifications Of Spousal Support (2017-06-01 14:53:55)
Blog post about Connecticut Court decision to uphold retroactive modifications of spousal support due to change of sole physical custody of the parties' three minor children.
Increase In Salary Alone Fails To Justify Modifying Alimony (2017-06-01 15:03:40)
Blog post about motion to modify alimony on basis of an increase of income resulting in courts decision that increase in salary alone does not justify a modification in alimony.
Plaintiffs Lack Standing For Claims Against Future Alimony (2017-06-01 16:25:19)
A blog post about, four men suing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on how Connecticut awards alimony in divorce actions, resulting in Gov. Malloy moving to dismiss on lack of standing.
Estates Claim Residence Owner Did Not Provide Adequate Security (2017-06-01 16:57:46)
Blog post about allegations from plaintiff which state a dangerous individual resided at or visited the landlords property at the same time that plaintiffs' decedents resided at or visited the property prove insufficent to CT court.
Insurance Adjusting Techniques: What You Need To Know (2017-06-05 08:56:34)
A blog post about personal injury and insurance adjusting techniques you must know.
Auto Insurance Coverage Cost Rising At Fastest Rate In 13 Years (2017-06-05 09:06:35)
Blog post about increasing car accidents and subsequent automobile insurance coverage costs increasing rapidly within a thirteen year time frame.
The Impact Of A Personal Injury Claim On Your Insurance Premium (2017-06-05 09:12:26)
Blog post about how a personal injury claim can potentially result in an increase in the cost of your automobile insurance premium depending on if you were at fault for the accident or not.
Third-Party Car Insurance Claims: An Overview (2017-06-05 09:17:08)
A blog post about what a third-party insurance claim is and how to make one depending on if you are in a "fault" or "no fault" state.
Negotiation Tips For Settling Personal Injury Claims (2017-06-05 09:22:00)
A blog post about the art of negotiation and how to properly execute negotiation during the personal injury claim process.
Effectively Handling Your Insurance Claim: What To Know (2017-06-05 09:32:44)
Blog post about the methods insurances companies use to determine your compensation for a personal injury as well as how you should effectively handle your insurance claim.
Failure To Warn: An Overview (2017-06-05 09:42:25)
Blog post which classifies what failure to warn is, as well as how a manufacturer is able to defend themselves in a failure to warn lawsuit.
Who Do I Sue If I Get Injured On Public Transportation? (2017-06-05 09:47:57)
Blog post about who is responsible for a personal injury which occurs on public transport.
The Distinctions Of Worker’s Compensation And Personal Injury (2017-06-05 09:53:11)
A blog post which outlines the characteristics of worker's compensation as well as personal injury and when to file a personal injury lawsuit instead of a worker's compensation claim.
Time Limits For Filing A Defective Product Claim (2017-06-05 10:04:16)
A blog post about the "statute of limitations" or time which you have to file a defective product liability claim.
Medical Malpractice vs. Medical Negligence: An Overview (2017-06-05 10:08:08)
Blog post about the differing characteristics between a medical malpratice case and a medical negligence case
Can I Bring A Claim If I Get Food Poisoning? (2017-06-05 10:18:19)
How to prove a claim of food poisoning and how to determine who is liable for such a claim.
Complaint Against Hospital Ruled Ordinary Negligence (2017-06-05 10:26:52)
Blog post about plaintiffs motion being denied by court due to lack of written opinion from a similar healthcare provider in a complaint against a hospital for negligent supervision.
Does A No-Fault Claim Guarantee A Settlement? (2017-06-05 10:42:54)
A blog post about what "no fault" insurance is as well as how to settle a "no fault " insurance claim.
Passengar Injury Claims And No Fault Insurance: An Overview (2017-06-05 10:49:28)
A blog post about how a passenger should file a injury claim after a car accident in a no-fault car insurance state in comparison to in a traditional fault state.
Companies Agree To Stop Selling Potentially Faulty Concrete In CT (2017-06-05 10:56:11)
A blog post about an agreement which halts selling concrete aggregate as it results in cracking of concrete and aggregate produces faulty concrete.
Car Accident Settlements: What You Need To Know (2017-06-05 11:03:17)
A blog post which describes the Connecticut car accident laws and insurance requirements and rules.
Judge Rejects Spoiled Turkey Claim In Products Liability Suit (2017-06-05 11:08:35)
Plaintiff lost a defective products liability case due to inability to provide sufficient evidence as concluded by a judge.
Jury’s 150K Award To Police Officer Failed To Shock Court (2017-06-05 11:17:26)
A blog post about jury's decision to award 150,886 to a police officer who retired early as a result of injuries sustained in a motor-vehicle accident.
CT Judge Bars Product Liability Action Against Fitness Club (2017-06-05 11:22:13)
A blog post about a Superior Court judge ruling that a man who badly injured his leg on a stair climber exercise machine at a Planet Fitness cannot bring a product liability action against the chain exercise club.
Boiler Installer Denied That He Owed Duty Of Care To Homeowner (2017-06-05 11:39:12)
A blog post about a lawsuit involving a tradesman who allegedly engaged in specialized work, failing to take necessary precautions and follow applicable law and regulations thus breaching his duty of care to the homeowner.
Children Owed Greater Duty Of Care On Property (2017-06-05 11:44:34)
A blog post about a how property owners must delegate a higher duty of care when children instead of aults occupy their property including greater attention to common dangers on property that are exacerbated when children are involved include unprotected swimming pools and animal bites.
Nursing Home Liability For Over Medication (2017-06-05 11:50:28)
A blog post about how nursing homes are liable for over medication of senior citizens, with descriptions of the differing characteristics between intentional and negligent over medication.
What Is Third-Party Liability? (2017-06-05 11:56:40)
A blog post about what constitutes a third-party liability claim.
Asbestos Claims Pressure Yale to Revoke Honorary Degrees (2017-06-05 15:26:36)
A blog post about pressures on Yale University to revoke honorary degrees from recipients who were later committed criminal acts.
When are Punitive Damages Awarded? (2017-06-05 15:33:58)
A blog post about what punitive damages are and why and when they are necessary.
Accidents Caused by Truck Driver Fatigue: Overview (2017-06-05 15:40:22)
A blog post about truck driving regulations and accidents caused by drivers breaking the rules regarding rest breaks.
Legal Recourse After a Hit and Run Accident (2017-06-05 15:45:27)
A blog post about the legal steps one must make when injured in a hit and run accident.
Proving Negligence in a Head-On Collision (2017-06-05 15:55:53)
A blog post about proving recklessness and/or negligence in cases involving head-on collision car accidents. The post also goes into possible damages.
Failure to Yield Accidents: An Overview (2017-06-05 16:16:08)
A blog post about steps that need to be taken if you believe the car accident you were in was caused by the other driver's failure to yield the right of way.
What Claims Can I Bring After an Airplane Crash? (2017-06-05 16:21:02)
A blog post about legal options for families of victims and survivors of plane crashes.
Personal Injury and Child Injuries (2017-06-05 16:32:47)
A blog post about different options clients have after the death or serious injury of a child. The post also covers information on recovering medical expense damages and emotional distress damages for parents contemporaneously witnessing child's injury or death.
An Overview of Dangerous Products Litigation (2017-06-05 16:37:38)
A blog post about class action lawsuits that arise against large corporations that have produced a dangerous product.
Liability for Personal Injury on Private Property (2017-06-05 16:44:37)
A blog post about private property owner liability and differentiation between liability to guests, trespassers, and others.
Proving Actual Harm in a Defamation of Character Suit (2017-06-05 16:50:24)
A blog post about the different types of injury a person may suffer when their character has been defamed and what can be done to prove these injuries.
Nursing Home Liability for Medication Errors (2017-06-05 16:54:31)
A blog post about mistakes sometimes made in nursing homes that result in the patient's injury or death. The post also discusses how to hold the institution accountable for their mistake.
Can I Sue a Generic Drug Manufacturer for Injuries? (2017-06-05 17:00:51)
A blog post about injuries caused by generic drugs and the complications since the decision of Pliva v. Mensing that made generic drug companies no longer responsible for injuries to consumers.
Malicious Prosecution And Abuse Of Process: Similarities And Differences (2017-06-07 10:38:31)
A blog post about the differences and essential elements of malicious prosecution and abuse of process.
Malicious Prosecution: An Overview (2017-06-07 10:45:52)
A blog post containing a brief overview of what constitutes a successful instead of failed malicious prosecution and the essential elements of malicious prosecution.
What Is Tort Reform And How Could It Affect Me? (2017-06-07 10:53:36)
A blog post which illustrates what Tort law is, how it can be reformed, and how it could affect those who go to court with personal injury cases.
Motorist Injuries Due To Negligent Road Construction (2017-06-07 11:02:45)
A blog post about how mistakes in road construction can led to motorist injuries which often lead to lawsuits against construction companies and can result in significant liability for injuries.
What Evidence Do I Need For My Personal Injury Claim? (2017-06-07 11:07:58)
A blog post describing the types of evidence needed for a personal injury claim.
I Was Attacked In A Bar; Is The Bar Liable For My Injuries? (2017-06-07 11:20:45)
A blog post about how to be aware of a bar or nightclubs liability in your personal injury case.
Negligent Construction Lawsuits (2017-06-07 11:35:07)
A blog post about how negligent construction can lead to many different types of lawsuits among a wide array of parties.
Liability For Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2017-06-07 11:40:01)
A blog post describing the liability which a defendant faces when being sued for transmission of a sexually transmitted disease.
What Is The Burden Of Proof In Personal Injury Claims? (2017-06-07 11:42:50)
A blog post about how much convincing the plaintiff (the injured person) must do in a personal injury case, and how and when that burden of proof is applied.
Employer Liability For Asbestos Exposure (2017-06-07 11:50:00)
A blog post which describes the controversial and evolving issue of employer responsibility for asbestos exposure.
Liability For Lead Poisoning In The Home And Workplace (2017-06-07 12:00:22)
A blog post about liabilities of landlords, sellers of homes, and employers when it comes to exposure to lead paint, and the legal options an injured person has to recover compensation.
Can I Bring a Lawsuit if I Find Toxic Mold in My Home? (2017-06-07 12:54:01)
A blog post about the central elements of different types of toxic mold cases brought against home builders and contractors.
Personal Injury Due to Chemical Exposure (2017-06-07 13:00:00)
A blog post about the legal area of toxic torts, such as who is responsible, how to make a claim, what is the statute of limitations, and how to prove your case.
Asbestos Exposure and Construction Workers (2017-06-07 13:17:11)
A blog post about asbestos exposure and which claims can be brought and whom they may be brought against.
Landlord Liability for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (2017-06-07 13:25:21)
A blog post about landlord-tenant regulations pertaining to carbon monoxide.
Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and Railroad Workers (2017-06-07 13:34:40)
A blog post about the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and its impact on railroad employees.
Coparative Fault in Connecticut (2017-06-07 13:42:37)
A blog post about Connecticut's modified rules regarding comparative fault in personal injury cases.
3-D Printing Set to Disrupt Products Liability Law (2017-06-07 13:53:56)
A blog post about the implications of new 3-D printing technology on law.
Common Defenses to Products Liability (2017-06-07 14:01:27)
A blog post about elements and defenses in products liability cases.
Court Rules Misuse-of-Product Special Defense Insufficient (2017-06-07 14:09:02)
A blog post about special defenses and their sufficiency in a products liability case out of Connecticut.
Elements of Product Liability: Establishing a Product as Defective (2017-06-07 14:12:45)
A blog post about products liability, its elements, its theories, and what to look for when seeking a products liability attorney.
The Economic Loss Doctrine: An Overview (2017-06-07 14:25:20)
A blog post about what economic loss is and when it is recoverable as damages.
Elements of Defamation: What You Need to Know (2017-06-07 14:38:34)
A blog post about defamation, defenses to defamation, and when actual malice must be proven.
Court Upholds Termination of Waitress Attacked by Supervisor (2017-06-07 14:47:26)
A blog post about a case involving a waitress being verbally and physically attacked by a supervisor, and then being terminated by the restaurant six days later.
Cigna Survey: U.S. Workers Unprepared and Underinsured (2017-06-07 14:53:31)
A blog post about a survey conducted by Cigna investigating American workers' insurance coverage and plans for sustaining an income in the event of a disabling illness or injury.
Workplace Accidents and Injuries: What You Should Know (2017-06-07 14:57:11)
A blog post about when workplace injuries are and are not covered by worker's compensation.
States Implement Mandate for Uninsured Motorist Coverage (2017-06-07 15:01:38)
A blog post looking into what uninsured motorist coverage is, when it applies, and what it covers.
Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers: An Overview (2017-06-07 15:10:43)
A blog post about obtaining uninsured motorist coverage and filing a claim.
The Dram Shop Act and Social Host Liability (2017-06-07 15:19:29)
A blog post looking into Dram shop liability laws and how they influence alcohol related accident trends.
Legal Options When Injured by a Drunk Driver: An Overview (2017-06-07 15:26:41)
A blog post about steps to take following an accident involving a drunk driver.
Passenger of Drunk Driver Wins $140,041 Under Dram Shop Act Case (2017-06-07 15:32:54)
A blog post about a case involving a passenger recovering in a lawsuit against an establishment for serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated individual which resulted in a single-car accident.
Personal Injury Liability for Drunk Driving: What You Should Know (2017-06-07 15:38:39)
A blog post about civil suits for drunk driving, including recovering damages and wrongful death.
Driver Who Allegedly Made Illegal U-Turn Not Reckless (2017-06-07 15:45:51)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut involving proving recklessness in traffic incidents.
Car Accident and Collision Injuries: An Overview (2017-06-07 15:51:37)
A blog post about different common collision injuries.
Liability and Proving Fault in a Car Accident (2017-06-07 15:59:05)
A blog post about making a police report following an accident and different types of accidents and their presumed liability.
High School Sports Injury Lawsuits Often Dismissed (2017-06-07 16:07:46)
A blog post about protection given to schools in sports related lawsuits.
Football Player Gets $500K After Crash Breaks Foot (2017-06-07 16:11:39)
A blog post about a case in which a promising athlete was able to recover damages for a broken foot suffered in a car accident.
Pharmaceutical Errors: An Overview (2017-06-07 16:18:54)
A blog post giving an overview of pharmaceutical medical malpractice cases and when a plaintiff can recover.
Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury (2017-06-07 16:26:41)
A blog post about birth injuries caused by medical malpractice, the elements, and what actions can be taken to recover.
Medical Malpractice: Surgical Errors (2017-06-07 16:30:54)
A blog post about surgical errors and options plaintiffs have for suing under medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose (2017-06-07 16:33:25)
A blog post looking into diagnosis related malpractice resulting in the worsening of a patient's condition.
East Haven Court Decides Municipal Immunity Exception Does Not Apply to Playscape Injury (2017-06-07 16:37:59)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut regarding liability in playground injuries suffered on public property.
Court Rejects Plaintiff's Claim of Physical Defect of Sidewalks (2017-06-07 16:44:38)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut involving sidewalk maintenance and duty of care.
CT Court Awards $57K to Man Who Slipped and Fell in Parking Lot (2017-06-07 16:49:12)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut awarding damages for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering for an individual slipping and falling when taking his first step.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws and Recovery for Injuries (2017-06-07 16:52:28)
A blog post about motorcycle helmet laws and how they affect a plaintiff's chances on recovering in a lawsuit.
The “Reasonable Person” Standard For Negligence (2017-06-09 10:25:07)
A blog post which defines what being negligent is, as well as what the so-called reasonable person in the law of negligence is, and what the standards for care of children are.
The Pros And Cons Of A Structured Settlement Agreement (2017-06-09 10:30:54)
A blog post which describes what a structured settlement agreement is as well as the positives and negatives of having a structured settlement agreement.
What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur? (2017-06-09 10:34:28)
A blog post which describes the elements, background, and how to rebut a Res Ipsa Loquitur case.
Damages In Toxic Tort Cases (2017-06-09 10:39:48)
A blog post about who to sue in toxic torts cases, and what compensatory damages may incur.
What Are Toxic Torts? An Overview (2017-06-09 10:45:34)
A blog post about toxic torts, and claims and defenses used in toxic tort cases, as well as their reliance on scientific evidence.
Proving Damages In A Nursing Home Injury And Abuse Claim (2017-06-09 10:52:30)
A blog post which describes types of damages and how to prove them in a nursing home injury and abuse claim.
Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect: What To Look For (2017-06-09 10:58:42)
A blog post about what qualifies as nursing home abuse and neglect including the six types of maltreatment that occur among people age sixty and older.
When Can A Dog Owner Avoid Liability For A Dog Bite? (2017-06-09 11:03:36)
The five ways in which a Dog Owner can avoid liability for a dog bite, in a personal injury case.
Owner Liability For Dog Bites (2017-06-09 11:06:37)
A blog post which describes a dog owners potential liability when their dog bites an individual.
Car ‘Black Box’ Recorders Now Evidence In Personal Injury Suit (2017-06-09 11:24:43)
A blog post about how the car's “black box” or event data recorder (EDR) could potentially become and asset to attorneys' in personal injury cases involving car accidents.
Truck Accidents And Personal Injury Suits: An Overview (2017-06-09 11:30:52)
A blog post about the unique danger of commercial truck accidents, how to prove your case as the plaintiff in an accident, and special considerations in truck accident cases.
Pedestrian Accidents And Liability On Interstate Highways (2017-06-09 11:36:06)
A blog post about liabilities other drivers face in accidents with pedestrians specifically on interstate highways.
Lack Of Notice Dismisses Unsafe Bridgeport Pedestrian Suit (2017-06-09 11:48:13)
A blog post about a plaintiffs inability to provide notice of the time, place and cause of the accident within 90 days to the Connecticut Department of Transportation was dismissed in an unsafe Bridgeport Pedestrian lawsuit.
“Snapchat” App In Legal Cross-Hairs For Car Accident Causation (2017-06-09 11:54:30)
A blog post about an increase in Snapchat related car accidents, and the legal repercussions associated with the accidents.
Car Safety Recalls: What You Should Know (2017-06-09 12:01:10)
A blog post about the essentials of car safety recalls.
What is an Assumption of Risk? (2017-06-09 12:55:12)
A blog post about the affirmative defense of assumption of risk in torts law.
LASIK Eye Surgery: Risks and Precautions (2017-06-09 13:04:29)
A blog post giving an overview of the dangers of LASIK eye surgery and what legal steps to take in the event of an injury.
Manufacturer Liabilty and Breach of Warranty (2017-06-09 13:19:52)
A blog post about about implied warranties and manufacturer liability.
Social Host Liability: An Overview (2017-06-09 13:26:05)
A blog post about liability as a social host regarding accidents on the property or accidents following the social event in which alcohol was over-served.
Product Recalls: What You Should Know (2017-06-09 13:29:36)
A blog post about product recalls and class action lawsuits regarding recalled products
Social Media and its Effect on Personal Injury Cases (2017-06-09 13:33:13)
A blog post on social medias effect on the expectation of privacy in personal injury cases and what to avoid posting online when you are in the middle of seeking legal action for an incident.
Jury Finds GM Car ‘Unreasonably Dangerous’ Yet Awards $0 (2017-06-09 13:38:30)
A blog post about a case involving a defected car, but no damages were awarded due to the accident at issue was not caused by the faulty ignition switch and instead caused by icy road conditions.
Cigarette and Tobacco Injuries: An Overview (2017-06-09 13:44:35)
A blog post about cigarette smoke related injuries and what you may be entitled to if you have suffered a smoke related injury.
R.J. Reynolds Faces $11.5M Verdict in Nurse's Death (2017-06-09 13:49:41)
A blog post about a case involving a tobacco company being held partly liable for the death of a chain-smoking nurse.
Johnson & Johnson Talcum Case Creates Litigation Frenzy (2017-06-09 14:13:44)
A blog post about a case involving a link between Johnson & Johnson Baby powder and ovarian cancer and the subsequent litigation.
FDA Admits Popular Antibiotics May Have Serious Side Effects (2017-06-09 14:31:12)
A blog post about news coming out of the FDA alerting the public that there are some drugs that were approved by the agency despite having serious side effects that many outweigh the benefits.
Product Liability and Other Claims Involving Pharmaceutical Drugs (2017-06-09 14:34:41)
A blog post about the different types of pharmaceutical drug related claims and the legal options one has when faced with a pharmaceutical defect or mistake.
Pliva v. Mensing: The Generic Drug Liability Question (2017-06-09 14:57:42)
A blog post about a loophole created by Pliva v. Mensing that removed liability from generic drug manufacturers.
Pharmaceutical Drug Liability: An Overview (2017-06-09 15:07:36)
A blog post that is an overview of products liability cases over pharmaceutical drugs, the dangers of unsafe products and the manufacturer's duty to warn.
Parental Responsibility Laws in Connecticut (2017-06-09 15:11:39)
A blog post about the liability a parent or guardian has over intentional actions performed by a child.
Is the School District Liable if My Child is Injured at School? (2017-06-09 15:21:35)
A blog post about when a school district is and is not responsible for a child's injury suffered while at school.
How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth? (2017-06-09 15:33:47)
A blog post about the different types of compensatory and punitive damages a person can recover in a personal injury case and how the damage award can be affected by the actions of the plaintiff.
Should I Mediate My Personal Injury Claim? (2017-06-09 15:43:24)
A blog post about pros and cons of mediation for personal injury versus going to trial.
Is My Personal Injury Settlement Taxable? (2017-06-09 15:46:36)
A blog post about the taxability of different compensation awards.
Suing an Uninsured Driver: What to Know (2017-06-09 15:49:09)
A blog post outlining the financial pitfalls of suing an uninsured driver.
Judge Rejects “Sudden Emergency” Doctrine, Awards $75K to Plaintiffs (2017-06-09 15:55:32)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut in which a judge rejected the sudden emergency doctrine because it had been ruled there were other more reasonable options for the driver to fix the mosquito emergency.
Connecticut Auto Insurance Laws (2017-06-09 15:57:25)
A blog post outlining the laws in Connecticut on auto insurance.
Liability if You Slip and Fall on a Public Sidewalk (2017-06-09 16:01:08)
A blog post outlining if anyone is liable in a slip and fall case on a public sidewalk, and if someone is liable, who is it and how to go about filing a claim.
Slip and Fall Statute of Limitations in Connecticut (2017-06-09 16:07:44)
A blog post about how soon after a fall one must file a slip and fall claim in Connecticut.
Immigrants Do Not Need to Disclose Status in Personal Injury Claims (2017-06-09 16:10:53)
A blog post about the rights of immigrants to sue for injuries in car accidents and other accidents
Wrongful Death Actions: An Overview (2017-06-12 13:27:36)
A blog post overviewing wrongful death actions and typical damages.
What are Non-Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case? (2017-06-12 13:31:07)
A blog post about the different types of non-economic damages in personal injury and malpractice cases and how they are measured.
What are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case? (2017-06-12 13:33:39)
A blog post about different economic damages one can suffer in a personal injury case and how it is measured.
Determining Fault and Liability in Car Accident Injury Cases (2017-06-12 13:41:56)
A blog post about the various state rules surrounding the different types of fault in injury cases and how to determine the fault.
The Personal Injury Case Process (2017-06-12 13:44:34)
A blog post about the steps one must take in a personal injury case from meeting with an attorney through settlement or trial.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents (2017-06-12 13:47:02)
A blog post listing the common causes of slip and fall accidents and the possible severe injuries that can result from an incident. The post also lists statistics regarding slip and fall accidents.
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident (2017-06-12 13:48:32)
A blog post about the necessary steps to take after suffering a slip and fall accident.
An Overview of the Legal Process in Defamation Cases (2017-06-12 13:50:52)
A blog post about the steps to take if you believe you are suffering from possible defamation and slander against you.
Connecticut Jury Awards Worker $2.9M After Truck Crushes Foot (2017-06-12 13:55:53)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut of a worker being awarded money after being injured at work and suing his employer under the exception to exclusivity under the Workers' Compensation Act.
Johnson & Johnson Loses $55 Million in Cancer Lawsuit (2017-06-12 13:58:14)
A blog post about the results of a class action against the Johnson & Johnson company for a link between ovarian cancer and their talcum powder product.
Pharmaceutical Errors and Injuries: What You Should Know (2017-06-12 14:00:46)
A blog post about how to identify pharmaceutical errors and whether there is an available legal recovery or not.
Possible Claims for Your Personal Injury Damages (2017-06-12 14:22:43)
A blog post about how a recent Supreme Court decision has changed the way an insurance company can be reimbursed after an accident victim settles a claim.
Considering Brain and Head Injuries in Personal Injury Claims (2017-06-12 14:27:01)
A blog post about the different types of brain and head injuries that are often suffered and result in personal injury claims
Common Carrier Liability: An Overview (2017-06-12 14:58:39)
A blog post about recovering from public transportation companies.
Medicare Set Aside Accounts (MSA) and Personal Injury Claims (2017-06-12 15:59:35)
A blog post discussing the history of Medicare Set Aside Accounts and legal arguments for and against establishing one.
Respondeat Superior Vicarious Liability: An Overview (2017-06-12 16:10:53)
A blog post about the doctrine of respondeat superior, which is a type of vicarious liability in which an employer is liable for the negligence of an employee that occurs while performing duties for the employer.
Police Reports and Personal Injury Claims: An Overview (2017-06-12 16:14:50)
A blog post about making a police report, how one can help you in a personal injury claim, and how to amend any changes or mistakes that may be made in the process.
Jury Awards Student $40K for Scissor Injury (2017-06-12 16:23:45)
A blog post on a case out of New Haven, Connecticut about a student injured with scissors dropped by a teacher while at school.
Considering Doctor-Patient Relations and Malpractice Tension (2017-06-12 16:31:48)
A blog post about how medical malpractice claims may help improve doctor-patient relationships.
Connecticut Malpractice Case Results in $1.8 Million Award (2017-06-12 16:38:07)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut in which a woman was rendered infertile after the doctor cut the wrong fallopian tube during surgery.
US Supreme Court Denies Lawsuits for Vaccine Injuries (2017-06-12 16:41:20)
A blog post about a Supreme Court decision that protects vaccine manufacturers from some design defect claims.
Connecticut Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice (2017-06-12 16:45:09)
A blog post about how long one can wait before they can no longer file a medical malpractice claim for injuries.
Jury Awards $44 Million for Failure to Treat (2017-06-12 16:52:19)
A blog post detailing a medical malpractice case out of Pennsylvania.
The Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) and Medical Malpractice (2017-06-12 16:55:04)
A blog post about FTCA, which allows the U.S. government to be sued in court and how it affects some medical malpractice claims.
Government Sovereign Immunity and its Effect on Liability (2017-06-14 13:17:40)
A blog post about when the government is immune to being sued and found liable in a lawsuit and when it is not.
Connecticut Court Bars Immigration Questions in Personal Injury Deposition (2017-06-14 13:25:06)
A blog post detailing a case in which a deposition for a motor vehicle accident became an interrogation over immigration status.
Considering Business Liability for Personal Injury (2017-06-14 16:37:09)
A blog post about when a business owes a customer a duty of care and when that duty is breached and causes harm to the customer.
Vicarious Liability and Negligence: What You Should Know (2017-06-14 16:41:38)
A blog post about the legal theory of vicarious liability, being held responsible for the action and/or negligence of another.
Tribal Employee Granted Immunity in Connecticut Personal Injury Case (2017-06-14 16:44:57)
A blog post about a Connecticut Court ruling the doctrine of tribal sovereign immunity extends to both the tribe as a whole and its employees as individuals.
Common Considerations for a Neck Injury Settlement (2017-06-14 16:47:18)
A blog post outlining tips and considerations for individuals filing a claim for neck injuries.
When Can I Be Held Responsible for Someone Else's Poor Driving? (2017-06-14 16:52:17)
A blog post about the legal theory of vicarious liability.
Should I Hire a Lawyer to Help with My Car Accident Claim? (2017-06-14 16:55:04)
A blog post about car accident claims and steps to take including whether to hire a lawyer to help.
Questions from an Employer to Avoid in an Interview (2017-06-19 15:56:28)
A blog post recommending questions employers should avoid asking when interviewing prospective employees.
Employer Justification of Inconsistent Treatment of Employees (2017-06-19 15:58:20)
A blog post about when an employer is justified in treating certain employees differently from past policies.
Employer Handling of Employee Discrimination Complaint (2017-06-19 16:00:12)
A blog post about how employers should properly handle filed complaints.
Employer Discrimination Training for Management (2017-06-19 16:01:51)
A blog post about management and supervisor training techniques for anti-discrimination policies.
Employer Creation of an Anti-Discrimination Policy (2017-06-19 16:05:59)
A blog post about how employers can create their own anti-discrimination policies for their business.
What Is Considered Sexual Harassment? (2017-06-19 16:08:10)
A blog post about the problems of sexual favoritism and when sexual favoritism does and does not violate Title VII.
Title VII Coverage of Employment Agencies (2017-06-19 16:10:09)
A blog post about what is covered under Title VII.
The EEOC Employer Record Keeping Regulations (2017-06-19 16:11:57)
A blog post about the record keeping regulations relating to anti-discrimination statutes.
Religious Accommodation and Dress and Grooming Policies (2017-06-19 16:14:45)
A blog post about the creation of reasonable religious accommodations and why they are needed.
Race and Color Discrimination (2017-06-19 16:21:26)
A blog post about the difference between racial discrimination and color discrimination and what qualifies as racial or color discrimination.
Employment Tests and Discriminatory Contests (2017-06-19 16:26:02)
A blog post about how certain employment tests may be in violation of anti-discrimination laws.
Employer Reliance on Customer Preference Is Possible National Origin Discrimination (2017-06-19 16:28:42)
A blog post about how an employer may be discriminating based on national origin if he or she makes a decision based on what a customer may like to see when doing business with the company.
Employer Discrimination on the Basis of Abortion (2017-06-19 16:31:03)
A blog post about Title VII protection against discrimination against pregnancy and how discrimination based on abortion falls under it.
Employer Accent Discrimination (2017-06-19 16:33:20)
A blog post about the problems with making employment decisions based on an employee or a prospective employee's accent.
EEOC Guidance on Criminal Records and Disproportionate Treatment (2017-06-21 14:38:38)
A blog post about how employers can avoid violating ant-discrimination statutes when evaluating prospective employees who have criminal records.
Continuation of Medical Benefits Under the ADA and FMLA (2017-06-21 14:45:09)
A blog post about whether an employee is obligated to maintain medical coverage while the employee is out on leave.
The Sex Discrimination Case That Won't Die (2017-06-21 14:48:09)
A blog post about a sex discrimination case out of Washington D.C. that has been pending for 27 years and counting.
Scorned Columbia Law Professor Sues for Age Discrimination (2017-06-21 14:52:05)
A blog post about an age discrimination case out of New York where a law professor was pressured by Columbia to retire by favoring younger faculty members and making it difficult for him to meet his teaching quota.
My Child Is Eligible for Special Ed: Now What? (2017-06-21 15:04:26)
A blog post about the beginning steps parents should expect when meeting with an IEP team for the first time.
First Labor Policy Shift Under Trump Is Underway (2017-06-21 15:12:06)
A blog post about changes being made under President Trump on the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Family Medical Leave Act to Care for Adult Children (2017-06-21 15:19:33)
A blog post about changes to the FMLA that allow employees with adult children that are disabled or incapable of self-care due to physical or mental disability to care for them.
Employer Same-Sex Marriage Family Medical Leave Coverage (2017-06-21 15:24:36)
A blog post about changes to the definition of the word "spouse" in the Family Medical Leave Act that now allows same-sex couples to take protected leave to care for spouses.
Employer Responsibilities Under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (2017-06-21 15:37:41)
A blog post about the allowances under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act.
Employer Responsibilities for Record Keeping Under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (2017-06-21 15:44:48)
A blog post about record keeping rules and responsibilities for employers who do utilize the use of polygraph examinations on their employees.
Employer Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (2017-06-21 16:08:40)
A blog post further explaining requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Employer Request for Documentation Under the FMLA, and the “Final Rule,” to Determine Family Relationships (2017-06-21 16:13:36)
A blog post explaining the definition update in the FMLA and how it affects same-sex families.
Employer Penalties for Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (2017-06-21 16:18:24)
A blog post about appropriate penalties for different violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Employer Information Regarding Employee Garnishments (2017-06-21 16:30:35)
A blog post about garnishment compliance with the Consumer Credit Protection Act.
Employer and Employee Coverage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (2017-06-21 16:35:07)
A blog post about the requirements for coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Civil Unions Not Covered Under the Family Medical Leave Act (2017-06-21 16:41:34)
A blog post on why civil unions are not considered a marriage under the definitions for the Family Medical Leave Act.
An Overview of Connecticut's Personal Injury Laws (2017-06-21 16:46:50)
A blog post reviewing the basic information regarding the law a person should know going into a personal injury claim in Connecticut.
Dram Shop Laws and Social Host Responsibility in Connecticut (2017-06-21 16:48:57)
A blog post about laws regarding the responsibilities of a person hosting a social function at which alcohol is served.
Connecticut Jury Awards $2M to Man Who Fell Down Stairs, Fractured Skull (2017-06-21 16:52:40)
A blog post about a case out of Stamford, CT in which a man who was renting rooms from the defendant and was severely injured in a fall down a flight of stairs.
When Is the Government Liable for a Bike Accident? (2017-06-21 16:54:39)
A blog post overviewing the possible dangers on the road a government can be liable for if they cause a bike accident.
Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Case (2017-06-23 13:19:45)
A blog post about the legal process of proving who is at fault when you slip and fall and what can ruin your chances of recovering damages fully.
What Is the “Duty of Care”? (2017-06-23 13:23:14)
A blog post about the legal theory of the duty of care and how it influences the recovery of negligence cases.
Dealing with the Family Home During Divorce: The Sale Option (2017-06-23 14:36:15)
A blog post about how to handle selling a house with your spouse during divorce proceedings.
Dealing with the Family Home During Divorce: The Co-Ownership Option (2017-06-23 14:43:57)
A blog post about how to properly split ownership of a house during and after a divorce is final in cases where a family does not want to uproot the children from a home just yet.
Dealing with the Family Home During Divorce: The Buyout Option (2017-06-23 14:47:52)
A blog post about the pros and cons and legal process to performing a buyout of the family home during divorce.
Legal Separation and Separate Maintenance (2017-06-23 14:59:25)
A blog post about the differences between a divorce and a legal separation and how a spouse can still receive financial support from a higher earning spouse.
What to Do if Your Spouse Fails to Make Alimony Payments (2017-06-23 15:01:59)
A blog post about options available when a spouse fails to make or refuses to pay alimony.
Bankruptcy and Alimony: What You Should Know (2017-06-23 15:52:31)
A blog post about dealing with alimony during times of bankruptcy.
What Is Palimony? An Overview (2017-06-23 15:54:45)
A blog post about how unmarried couples who cohabited for a number of years can provide support for each other after separation.
Challenges Faced During Same-Sex Divorce (2017-06-23 15:57:09)
A blog post about the divorce process and how same-sex couples may face extra challenges when filing.
Health Insurance and Divorce: What You Should Know (2017-06-23 15:59:53)
A blog post about what a family can do about health insurance during divorce, such as how to include it in the settlement and how to secure temporary coverage for a former spouse or children.
Connecticut Court Denies Motion to Relocate for Work in Film Industry (2017-06-23 16:10:43)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut in which an unmarried father with full custody was denied a motion to relocate due to the high cost of living in the new destination.
An Attorney's Ethical Duties and Limitations in Divorce Discovery (2017-06-23 17:04:43)
A blog post about what a lawyer can and can't ethically do for a client during a divorce claim.
Common Tax Considerations in Divorce (2017-06-26 13:12:09)
A blog post about what fees and payments are tax deductible during divorce.
High Conflict Divorce and Child Custody (2017-06-26 13:15:02)
A blog post about the problems and challenges that come with volatile divorces in which child custody is also an issue.
Connecticut Policy on the Removal of Guardianship (2017-06-26 13:16:53)
A blog post about the current policy in Connecticut regarding guardianship and when it is fit to be removed.
Life Insurance and Divorce Division of Property (2017-06-26 13:21:03)
A blog post about how couples can ensure the life insurance policy they purchased is properly included into the settlement agreement and is doing what the parties intended it to do.
Sale of Beachfront Home After Sandy Meets Impossibility of Performance (2017-06-26 13:28:03)
A blog post about a divorcing couple who could not sell their home at the agreed price due to damage by Hurricane Sandy.
Connecicut High Stakes Divorce Implements New Rules (2017-06-26 13:34:32)
A blog post about the details and implications of a particular high stakes divorce out of Connecticut.
Connecticut Lawyer Publishes Divorce Book for National Project (2017-06-26 13:37:42)
A blog post about an upcoming self-help book about divorce being written by a Connecticut attorney to help those going through the difficult process of a break-up.
Default Divorce Pros and Cons: An Overview (2017-06-26 13:42:26)
A blog post about how default divorces can be helpful to certain couples and how they can be damaging to some defendants in default divorce.
The Implications of Divorce and HIPAA Violations (2017-06-26 13:47:34)
A blog post about a recent case involving a divorce that caused a violation of HIPAA when an employee of a healthcare provider left behind classified patient information after a divorce.
Connecticut Court Rules Child Support Can Increase with Ex's Income (2017-06-26 13:52:31)
A blog post about a ruling out of Connecticut that confirms child support payments can increase when an ex's income increases.
The Potential Benefits of Divorce Mediation (2017-06-26 13:54:43)
A blog post about reasons why a couple may opt for mediation over trial during divorce.
High Profile Stephenson Divorce and CTCA Assets Back in Court (2017-06-26 14:02:57)
A blog post about a divorce involving the founder of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Important Considerations After Service of Petition for Divorce (2017-06-26 14:05:06)
A blog post about recommendations of steps to take after you file for divorce.
Connecticut's Legal Grounds for Annulment (2017-06-26 14:07:18)
A blog post about when a couple could have grounds to proceed with an annulment instead of a divorce or legal separation.
Important Considerations for a Gray Divorce (2017-06-26 14:08:44)
A blog post about divorce past the age of 50.
Judge Annuls US Lawmaker's Marriage Making Asset Division Null (2017-06-26 14:12:47)
A blog post about a lawmaker whose annulment means the marriage never existed so the lawmaker does not need to worry about dividing the assets evenly.
Divorce, Child Support & the Child Tax Credit (2017-06-26 14:14:38)
A blog post about how to claim child support and the child tax credit.
Court Suspends Child Support for Teen Who Refuses to Visit Dad (2017-06-26 14:17:11)
A blog post about a case in which a court suspends child support payments because the child refuses to visit the father that is making the payments of support.
Finding Hidden Assets in Divorce Discovery and Litigation (2017-06-26 14:19:47)
A blog post about how you and an attorney can find additional assets during discovery and litigation for divorce.
Connecticut Law and Property Distribution: An Overview (2017-06-26 14:21:58)
A blog post about the Connecticut laws and factors affecting the division of property in a divorce.
Court Upholds Motion for Contempt on Failure to Divide Property (2017-06-26 14:25:14)
A blog post detailing a case out of Connecticut in which a court ruled that failing to divide property during a divorce is grounds for contempt.
New York Court Allows Parents to Record Child's 3rd Party Interaction (2017-06-26 14:29:01)
A blog post about a case in which a court ruled that only one party needs to consent a recording in the best interest of a child.
The Rise of Post-Nuptial Agreements (2017-06-26 14:32:54)
A blog post about how post-nups work and why they are rising in popularity with wealthy couples.
How Does a Motion for Contempt Work in Divorce Law? (2017-06-26 14:35:07)
A blog post about how a motion for contempt can be used against a spouse when he or she does not comply with the court orders of the divorce.
The Validity of Living Together Contracts (2017-06-26 14:37:56)
A blog post about how couples can cohabitate and still have similar benefits and protections of a married couple.
New York Backs Faster Contempt Findings Over Child Support (2017-06-26 14:40:25)
A blog post about New York making it easier for courts to find contempt over child support issues.
Non-Marital Agreements & Living Together Contracts: An Overview (2017-06-26 14:42:43)
A blog post overviewing pros and cons of living contracts over marriage.
Remarriage and Child Support Obligations in Connecticut (2017-06-26 14:45:18)
A blog post about child support between divorced parents and what a parent can do when the other party remarries or has additional children in a new marriage.
Debt Division in Divorce Proceedings (2017-06-26 14:46:59)
A blog post about how a couple should go about dividing the shared debt during a divorce.
Divorce Proceedings with a Missing Spouse (2017-06-26 14:49:03)
A blog post about how to proceed with a divorce in the event the filing party does not know the current whereabouts of the spouse.
The Basics of Default Divorce (2017-06-26 14:51:09)
A blog post about what a default divorce is, how much one costs, how long it takes, and how to perform one.
Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me? (2017-06-26 14:53:19)
A blog post outlining why mediation may be a better option for some couples seeking divorce.
Pendente Lite: Temporary Orders in a Divorce Action (2017-06-26 14:57:31)
A blog post about immediate restrictions that are put into place when a couple enters divorce proceedings.
Late-Life Divorce: An Overview (2017-06-26 14:59:20)
A blog post about divorcing after the age of 50 and how it affects estate planning and other late-life aspects.
Man's Claim of Valid Marriage Can Proceed, New York Court Says (2017-06-26 15:02:10)
A blog post about a couple in the midst of a divorce claiming that their marriage is in fact valid despite not obtaining a marriage license.
Court Possessed Jurisdiction over a Motion to Return Child (2017-06-26 15:06:20)
A blog post about a case out of Connecticut in which the children of a divorced couple were being kept by the mother in Florida despite being students of the Connecticut school system where the father resides.
Husband Protested Renewed Order to Pay Wife $246,000 (2017-06-26 15:09:14)
A blog post about a case in which a husband protests high payment orders.
Connecticut Court Modifies Alimony, Child Support After Husband Lost Job (2017-06-26 15:11:16)
A blog post about a case in which a court allowed a husband altered alimony and child support payments after he lost his job and had a lowered income.
The Collaborative Divorce Process: An Overview (2017-06-26 15:13:26)
A blog post about how couples can collaborate during divorce proceeding to ease the process for each other.
Should I Choose Divorce Court or Mediation? (2017-06-26 15:15:04)
A blog post about factors to consider when debating between divorce court and mediation.
Do I Need to Keep Records of Alimony Payments? (2017-06-28 13:01:15)
A blog post about what type of records both former spouses should be keeping regarding alimony payments.
What to Look for if You Suspect Your Spouse Is Trying to Hide Assets (2017-06-28 13:03:57)
A blog post about how to assure you are getting your fair share in assets during an asset division in divorce.
Maintaining Your Credit During a Divorce (2017-06-28 13:06:07)
A blog post about how to get a divorce without affecting your credit score.
The Divorce Process and Child Custody Evaluations (2017-06-28 13:08:31)
A blog post about what parents can expect from child custody evaluations during divorce if ordered by a judge.
Divorce and the Discovery Process (2017-06-28 13:11:04)
A blog post about the discovery phase of the divorce process, including interrogatories. depositions and document productions.
Legal Separation in Connecticut: An Overview (2017-06-28 13:15:32)
A blog post about the laws and procedures in Connecticut regarding legal separation.
Court Finds that Children Have the Right to Define Title of Step-Parents (2017-06-28 13:22:45)
A blog post about a case in which the court ruled the child gets to make the decision on what they will or won't call their step-parents if they are mature enough.
A Guide to Child Visitation and the Parent-Child Relationship (2017-06-28 13:33:39)
A blog post about dos and don'ts of spliting custody and visitations with children during and after divorce.
State Supreme Court Can't Vacate Divorce after Reconciling (2017-06-28 13:36:49)
A blog post about a court ruling that it is not within the jurisdiction of a court to vacate a divorce order not because it is invalid, but rather because the parties reconciled.
Privacy and Divorce Records: What You Should Know (2017-06-28 13:42:22)
A blog post about what documents involved in your divorce are private and how you can request for documents and information to be kept private.
Husband Installs Spyware on Wife's Phone Before Filing Divorce (2017-06-28 13:47:50)
A blog post about a case in which a husband trying to gain an advantage in his divorce litigation by intercepting all private communications was discovered by the courts.
Remarriage and Alimony in Connecticut (2017-06-28 13:49:38)
A blog post about the rules and procedures in Connecticut surrounding remarriage and how it affects alimony.
Types of Child Custody: An Overview (2017-06-28 13:55:40)
A blog post about the different types of child custody and which types work better with which family situations.
Stock Options and the Marital Estate (2017-06-28 13:57:29)
A blog post about how to handle the marital estate during divorce.
Connecticut Court Possessed Jurisdiction in Motion to Return Minor Child (2017-06-28 14:00:17)
A blog post about a case in which a court had to order a mother to return the child to school in Connecticut with the father after the child's visit to Florida during Christmas break.
Grandparent Custody and Visitation after a Divorce (2017-06-28 14:02:20)
A blog post about when courts allow for custody and visitation under the grandparents.
Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Threatening Judge During Divorce (2017-06-28 14:06:43)
A blog post about a divorce proceeding being interrupted when a party threatened the judge's life via email.
How Legislatures Can Amend Divorce for Victims of Spousal Abuse (2017-06-28 14:09:00)
A blog post about what forms of protection a court can provide an abused spouse during divorce proceedings.
Divorce Legal Fees and Tax Deductions: An Overview (2017-06-28 14:11:08)
A blog post about what fees can be tax deductible and which cannot.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection in Divorce (2017-06-28 14:12:45)
A blog post about how to protect your estate and assets during a divorce.
What Is a Divorce by Default Judgment? (2017-06-28 14:14:49)
A blog post about what default divorce is, how to get one, and when it is useful.
Domestic Partners and Unmarried Couples: An Overview (2017-06-28 14:32:01)
A blog post about what steps domestic partners and unmarried couples can take to protect themselves during separation.
Bridgeport Man Sues After Mistaken Identity Arrests (2017-06-28 14:37:13)
A blog post about a man's unfortunate mistaken identity which led to his false arrest for multiple days.
What a Client Should Know About Alimony State Reform (2017-06-28 14:40:08)
A blog post about changes that were made to the alimony system and how women can protect themselves following these new changes.
Divorce and the Name Change Process (2017-06-28 14:57:29)
A blog post about when and how to make a name change whether a divorce is involved or some other major life event call for it.
Connecticut Judicial Branch Plans Layoffs and Closures for Fiscal Year (2017-06-28 15:03:42)
A blog post about changes made to the Connecticut judicial system for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Upcoming Ruling Could Have Shocking Impact on State's Voyeurism Law (2017-06-28 15:08:34)
A blog post about Connecticut's voyeurism laws.
Connecticut Divorce: The 90 Day Waiting Period (2017-06-28 15:12:41)
A blog post about the reasons behind Connecticut's 90-day waiting period and what to do during that time.
No-Fault Divorce in Connecticut (2017-06-28 15:14:42)
A blog post about Connecticut standards on no-fault divorce and the differences between a no-fault divorce and a fault divorce.
The Panama Papers Leak: An Overview (2017-06-28 15:17:56)
A blog post about the Panama Papers leak and the legal issues surrounding it.
Proper Response Procedure in Divorce Litigation (2017-06-28 15:27:43)
A blog post about procedural guidelines on how to respond in divorce court.
State Jurisdictions Raise Divorce Probe Issues (2017-06-28 15:32:30)
A blog post about a case in which a wealthy couple wish to stay out of their son's divorce that the daughter-in-law is trying to bring them into.
Divorce and Bifurcation: An Overview (2017-06-28 15:36:06)
A blog post about how a couple can seek to be officially divorced before the details of the settlement are agreed upon.
Governor Signs Bill Hastening Divorce for Abuse Victims (2017-06-28 15:39:19)
A blog post about how the Pennsylvania government and courts are working towards better protection for abuse victims during divorce.
Legislature Allows Suit for Prior Divorce Misconduct (2017-06-28 15:42:16)
A blog post about changes being made to divorce proceedings in Connecticut.
Important Divorce Issues to Discuss with Your Attorney (2017-06-28 15:47:47)
A helpful checklist for topics to discuss with an attorney when starting divorce proceedings.
Courts Can Impute Income for Child Support in Connecticut (2017-06-28 15:51:26)
A blog post about how courts handle parents who are intentionally lowering their income to get out of paying for child support.
Prenuptial Agreements in Connecticut (2017-06-28 15:55:17)
A blog post about prenuptial agreement procedure in Connecticut.
Does Adultery Affect Alimony in Connecticut? (2017-06-28 15:57:10)
A blog post about how and when adultery will affect spousal support in divorce.
The Divorce Process Timeline (2017-06-28 15:59:18)
A blog post about the divorce process and what to expect at different stages of the case.
Protective Orders in Connecticut (2017-06-28 16:03:27)
A blog post about the different types of restraining orders available in Connecticut and various common provisions that can be included.
Alimony and Your Taxes: What You Should Know (2017-06-30 13:10:03)
A blog post about what is or is not tax deductible in a divorce settlement agreement.
Court Awards Lump Sum Payment to Wife (2017-06-30 13:14:25)
A blog post about a case in which based on the husband's award of the residence and his expected estate from his mother influenced the wife's award from the divorce.
Can I Change Spousal Support After My Divorce? (2017-06-30 13:17:30)
A blog post about spousal support and how the court can modify it.
Court Modifies Alimony from $1600 to $6000 Per Month (2017-06-30 13:24:05)
A blog post about a case in which a court modified an alimony payment due to income increase and health deterioration.
Child Custody and Domestic Violence: An Overview (2017-06-30 13:34:20)
A blog post about how to handle divorce and children in cases where there was domestic violence between spouses.
Legal Remedies for Child Abduction by a Parent (2017-06-30 13:36:23)
A blog post about how to handle situations in which a child is abducted by a parent who does not have custody and what steps to take to remedy it.
Divorce, Parent Plans and Supervised Visitation (2017-06-30 13:42:13)
A blog post about supervised visitation, when courts will typically order it and how to make parental plans.
Alimony Calculations Change with New York State Law (2017-06-30 13:45:36)
A blog post about alimony in New York state and changes being made to the way the courts do the calculations to determine how much a spouse will be awarded.
Visitation and Custody Interference: An Overview (2017-06-30 13:51:18)
A blog post about various common problems with visitation and custody and how to best solve the problems without losing visitation privileges.
Trumbull Boy Found Safe After Father's Kidnapping (2017-06-30 14:04:51)
A blog post about a case in which a young boy was kidnapped by his father and was later found safe while the search for the father continued.
Process to Terminate Parental Rights Varies Widely by State (2017-06-30 14:07:29)
A blog post about the different processes to terminate parental rights when the parent is found unfit to parent their children.
A Guide to Guardianship in Connecticut Probate Court (2017-06-30 14:09:20)
A blog post about Connecticut rules and regulations regarding guardianship of children.
Primary Caretaker Determination in Custody Disputes (2017-06-30 14:11:08)
A blog post about how the courts determine who would be the best primary caretaker in a custody battle.
Paternity Issues and Child Support: An Overview (2017-06-30 14:13:33)
A blog post about how child support is determined if the paternity of the child is in question.
Connecticut Child Support Guidelines (2017-06-30 14:15:13)
A blog post outlining the basics of child support in Connecticut and what you should know.
How Do Courts Calculate Child Support? (2017-06-30 14:17:23)
A blog post about child support and how courts determine what is owed and for how long.
Child Support and Taxes: An Overview (2017-06-30 14:19:07)
A blog post about filing taxes after divorce with child support.
Ex-Wife Sought Foreclosure When Husband Did Not Pay Back Loan (2017-06-30 14:28:31)
A blog post about a case in which a woman placed a judgment lien on her ex-husband's property after he had not payed back his loan with her.
Divorce in the Bridgeport Jurisdiction (2017-06-30 14:36:03)
A blog post about the rules and regulations surrounding divorce in the Bridgeport jurisdiction.
401K Plan Participants May Sue Former Spouse for Benefits (2017-06-30 14:39:03)
A blog post about 401K plans and what rights former spouses are entitled to.
Debunking Common Divorce Myths (2017-06-30 14:44:02)
A blog post about the top ten common misconceptions of divorce.
Selling Real Estate in Divorce: An Overview (2017-06-30 14:45:54)
A blog post about real estate transactions during the divorce proceedings.
Maintaining Retirement Plans after a Late-Life Divorce (2017-06-30 14:48:04)
A blog post about how to maintain your financial retirement plans after a financial blow like divorce.
Divorce Outcomes: What You Should Know (2017-06-30 14:50:04)
A blog post about when to expect going into divorce and when get a lawyer and when a lawyer is not needed.
High Court Ends Double-Dipping in Divorce (2017-06-30 14:54:26)
A blog post about the courts putting an end to spouses getting double payment for one asset.
Divorce and Conflicts of Law: An Overview (2017-06-30 14:56:38)
A blog post about common problems faced during divorce and how to overcome them.
Bill to Expedite Divorce Requires Simplicity and No Contest (2017-06-30 14:58:49)
A blog post about legislation in Connecticut that would allow couples to get their divorces finalized within a month.
Understanding Premarital Agreements and their Alternatives (2017-06-30 15:02:08)
A blog post about prenuptials and the alternative couples can take if prenups are not appropriate for their situation.
Woman Sued for Writing ‘Bum’ and ‘Loser’ on Alimony Checks (2017-06-30 15:13:19)
A blog post about a man suing his ex-wife for emotional distress after she continually name called on the alimony checks.
How Divorce Can Affect Your Credit (2017-06-30 15:17:38)
A blog post about the financial difficulties divorce may cause.
Late Life Divorce and Health Care Coverage (2017-06-30 15:20:07)
A blog post about how to secure health care coverage late in life following a divorce.
A Guide to Find the Right Divorce Attorney (2017-06-30 15:22:44)
A blog post with tips for people looking for attorneys to consult with during divorce.
A Look at Cohabitation and Alimony Entitlement (2017-06-30 15:24:41)
A blog post about the legal effects of an ex-spouse cohabitating with a new partner.
Continuing Insurance Coverage After Divorce (2017-06-30 15:29:08)
A blog post about changes made to insurance coverage for ex-spouses and children after divorce.
The Rising Popularity of Post Nuptial Agreements (2017-06-30 15:31:56)
A blog post about what a post nuptial agreement is, how it is different from a prenup and why it is gaining so much popularity in recent years.
An Overview of Financial Affidavits in Divorce Procedure (2017-06-30 15:34:06)
A blog post about why courts need financial information during divorce and how to share you information with the court.
Equitable Distribution in Connecticut: An Overview (2017-06-30 15:36:15)
A blog post about how Connecticut courts handle the division of property during divorce.
Confidentiality Agreements: Preventing Dissemination of Private Info (2017-06-30 16:08:57)
A blog post about how to keep private matters private during divorce.
High Court Recognizes Same Sex Couples in Divorce Law (2017-06-30 16:16:24)
A blog post about changes being made to divorce laws that will now recognize same sex couples in court.
Connecticut Lawmakers Move to Make Accused Abusers Surrender Firearms (2017-06-30 16:18:28)
A blog post about a change being made to gun laws and accused abusive gun owners.
‘Alimony Reimbursment’ Ruled Illegal Retroactive Modification (2017-07-03 13:49:22)
A blog post about a court ruling against a lower courts decision to have a mother reimburse child care payments.
Allocating Property and Debt in Divorce (2017-07-03 13:51:44)
A blog post about how the courts will divide different types of property between spouses during divorce.
Loans Made During Prior Marriage Subject to Judgment Lien (2017-07-03 13:55:37)
A blog post about a case in which a court rules that trial court had jurisdiction over foreclosure action because of loans that needed repayment.
Guardian Ad Litem: When Does My Child Need a Lawyer? (2017-07-03 13:58:28)
A blog post about child advocacy and when children should have their own representation in divorce proceedings.
Titles and Definitions to Know in Connecticut Divorce Law (2017-07-03 14:01:03)
A helpful list of terms to know when going through a divorce in the state of Connecticut.
Appellate Court Affirms Rejection to Name Grandparents as Guardians (2017-07-03 14:06:05)
A blog post about a case in which a court ruled a pair of grandparents unfit to be guardians because of criminal records and lack of capability.
Connecticut Court Denies Request that Ex-Wife Contribute to Child's College Expenses (2017-07-03 14:08:37)
A blog post about a case in which a court ruled that an ex-wife in a difficult financial circumstance was not required to contribute to paying for her child's education.
Parenting Agreements: An Overview (2017-07-03 14:10:12)
A blog post about the necessary agreements that must be made between divorcing spouses when children are involved.
Parental Kidnapping: What Is it and How Do I Prevent it? (2017-07-03 14:12:14)
A blog post about what to do to avoid a situation in which a former spouse kidnaps their child from the legal guardian.
Connecticut Court Grants Wife's Request to Relocate with Child (2017-07-03 14:14:59)
A blog post about a case in which a court allowed for a mother and her child to move back to California away from the father in Connecticut.
Common Questions about Property Division in Connecticut (2017-07-03 14:17:08)
A blog post answering common questions for people getting a divorce in Connecticut.
Residency Requirements in Military Divorce (2017-07-03 14:18:46)
A blog post about divorce for couples in the military.
Differences Between Civilian and Military Divorce (2017-07-03 14:21:00)
A blog post about how divorces differ between civilians and members of the military.
Civil Annulment in Connecticut (2017-07-03 14:22:30)
A blog post with helpful information for people considering an annulment in Connecticut.
An Act Concerning a Non-Adversarial Dissolution of Marriage (2017-07-03 14:29:07)
A blog post about a new bill that is affecting the way non-adversarial divorces are being conducted.
Injunction, Contempt and How Courts Enforce Divorce Law (2017-07-03 14:31:17)
A blog post about different ways a court can enforce divorce law and the penalties for spouses that do not follow orders.
Modifying Final Judgments and Alimony (2017-07-03 14:32:58)
A blog post about how to make changes to divorce agreements after the final judgment is passed.
Dissolution of Marriage Granted Despite Foreign Jurisdiction (2017-07-03 14:35:46)
A blog post about a case in which a Connecticut court granted a divorce to a couple who was married in Guatemala and one of the spouses had never stepped foot in Connecticut.
Connecticut Law on Divorce, Child Custody and Support (2017-07-03 14:37:32)
A blog post about the rules and regulations in Connecticut surrounding child custody and support.
Remarriage, Cohabitation and Other Variables to Alimony (2017-07-03 14:39:10)
A blog post about different elements that can affect the alimony award in a divorce.
Collaborative Law and the Divorce Process (2017-07-03 14:41:34)
A blog post about the collaboration option some couples can take when seeking a divorce and how it differs from the mediation option.
Divorce and Protection of Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) (2017-07-03 14:44:05)
A blog post about what a temporary restraining order is and how one can help you during your divorce proceedings.
Appeal Granted Due to Ambiguous Separation Agreement (2017-07-03 14:46:46)
A blog post about a case in which a court reversed an alimony agreement due to ambiguity in the agreement.
Attorney Asks Court to Reinstate Him to Yacht Club (2017-07-03 14:56:21)
A blog post about a former member of a yacht club, who resigned due to a fight, trying to get a court order to order the club to reinstate his membership.
Divorce ‘Doc-U-Prep’ Ruled Unauthorized Practice of Law in Connecticut (2017-07-03 15:02:14)
A blog post about how a business was ruled unauthorized to do business assisting people with legal documents during divorce.
Connecticut Lawyer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award for Work in Divorce Reform (2017-07-03 15:05:25)
A blog post about a Connecticut attorney being honored for his work in divorce reform in Connecticut.
Panama Papers Reveal Problems for Divorce Process (2017-07-03 15:07:59)
A blog post about how off shore accounts are helping the wealthy to hide assets during divorce.
Divorce Procedure: How to Serve Divorce Papers (2017-07-03 15:09:31)
A blog post about proper procedure for service when commencing divorce proceedings.
Connecticut Court Denies Request to Modify Alimmony (2017-07-03 15:13:03)
A blog post about a case in which a court refused alter alimony payments for a husband who claimed his ex-wife changed her living and financial situation.
Appellate Court Reverses Order to Reimburse Day Care Payments (2017-07-03 15:19:38)
A blog post about a case in which a court ruled that a mother did not have to reimburse a father for daycare payments.
Important Factors to Consider if Your Child Is Facing Expulsion (2017-07-10 14:27:24)
A blog post about what you need to do and think about when it looks like your child is about to be kicked out of school.
Legislative Updates for Connecticut Employees (2017-07-10 14:31:00)
A blog post about upcoming changes in Connecticut for employment law.
New Mexico Public Schools Accused of Constitutional Violations (2017-07-10 14:35:12)
A blog post about a case out of New Mexico in which a school was under investigation of violating student's constitutional rights.
Should Children Have to Go to School Younger? (2017-07-10 14:42:25)
A blog post about a proposed bill in Nevada that may mandate children to start school sooner.
Teacher Bullying: What You Can Do When a Teacher Assaults Your Child (2017-07-10 14:46:20)
A blog post about what to do when faced with the tough decision following an assault or bullying by a teacher.
Fast Food Restaurant Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (2017-07-10 14:48:51)
A blog post about what employers at fast food restaurants are required to provide.
Youthful Employee Driving Requirements (2017-07-10 14:51:54)
A blog post about when an employer can and cannot require a teen employee to drive as part of their employment duties.
Commission Employee Exemption from Overtime under the FLSA (2017-07-10 14:57:07)
A blog post about the minimum wage and overtime exemptions for retail workers provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Minimum Wage Exemptions for Nurses and the Learned Professional Exemption (2017-07-10 14:59:17)
A blog post about the minimum wage and overtime exemptions for nurses provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Paying Less than Minimum Wage for Employees with Disabilities under the FLSA (2017-07-10 15:02:54)
A blog post about minimum wage exemptions for disabled employees as provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Regulations for Employing Youthful Employees in the Amusement Park and Recreational Establishment Arena (2017-07-10 15:11:28)
A blog post about the regulations employers must keep in mind when they employ teens for their amusement park and recreational business.
Connecticut Court Rules that Alimony Provision Is Self-Executing (2017-07-10 15:18:07)
A blog post about a particular divorce out of Connecticut in which a court ruled that alimony ended as soon as an ex-wife wife began to cohabitate with a boyfriend.
Alimony in Connecticut: An Overview (2017-07-10 15:20:31)
A blog post about the different types of alimony,how to be eligible for alimony, and the laws surrounding them in Connecticut.
Connecticut Divorce Requirements (2017-07-10 15:22:03)
A blog post about the requirements in Connecticut to get a divorce.
What Are the Possible Outcomes of Divorce? (2017-07-10 15:24:01)
A blog post about the possible outcomes and couple can face after they have completed the divorce.
A Nondisclosure Agreement Can Protect Trade Secrets (2017-07-10 15:32:50)
A blog post about how your business can protect its trade secrets.
New “Defend Trade Secrets Act” Creates Right to Sue in Federal Court (2017-07-10 15:35:17)
A blog post about how a new act is affecting the way courts hear business and trade secret cases.
Suit Blames Snapchat for High-Speed Auto Accident (2017-07-10 15:41:37)
A blog post about a case in which a car accident was caused by a party's use of the social media app Snapchat while driving.
Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA): An Overview (2017-07-10 15:45:59)
A blog post about the Connecticut laws centered around trade practices and consumer protection
How Will Divorce Affect My Credit? (2017-07-10 15:48:14)
A blog post about how divorce proceedings can take a toll on your credit.
Customers Allege Deceptive Pricing by Retailers (2017-07-10 15:56:19)
A blog post about multiple cases citing deceptive pricing by multiple major brands.
What Are Contingencies in a Home Purchase Contract? (2017-07-10 16:05:21)
A blog post about possible contingencies during the home buying process.
New York Bill Will Analyze Phone Activity After Accidents (2017-07-10 16:09:21)
A blog post about a proposed bill in New York that will require drivers involved in accidents to turn over their phones to determine if they were texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident.
An Overview of Sole Proprietor Taxation (2017-07-10 16:14:32)
A blog post about responsibilities of a sole proprietor reporting business income and losses in tax returns.
New Connecticut Drug Law Reduces Inmates Awaiting Trial in Jail (2017-07-10 16:19:16)
A blog post about changes made in Connecticut's drug law that has greatly reduced the number of inmates awaiting trial on drug charges.
Living Wills and Advanced Health Care Directives: An Overview (2017-07-10 16:23:22)
A blog post about living wills and other health care directives.
Connecticut Court Upholds $100K Emotional Distress Award for Fired Therapist (2017-07-10 16:57:44)
A blog post about a case in which a therapist recovered for negligent infliction of emotional distress after being terminated by the nursing home she worked at.
How Federal Laws Provide Disability Discrimination Protection at School (2017-07-14 14:55:00)
A blog post about protecting our disabled children from discrimination while they are at school.
Products Liability: On Accutane Litigation (2017-07-14 14:58:22)
A blog post about the popular acne drug accutane, why it was pulled from the shelves, and the litigation that followed.
McDonnell v. US: The Latest Look at Political Bribery (2017-07-14 15:04:22)
A blog post looking into the Supreme Court case McDonnell v. US and political corruption.
Court of Appeals Reinstates NFL ‘Deflategate’ Suspension (2017-07-14 15:12:59)
A blog post about the infamous deflategate appeals and Goodell's victory.
Apple v. Department of Justce: A Look at Privacy Rights in the Modern World (2017-07-14 15:18:50)
A blog post looking into how modern technology has changed the way we look at privacy and how it has changed the privacy we have a right to.
Amended Rule 26(B)(1) Affects Employment Discovery (2017-07-14 15:23:37)
A blog post about the change made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the effect on the future of employment law disputes.
New York Family and Medical Leave Laws (2017-07-14 15:27:57)
A blog post about the different entitlements New York employees have to different types of leave.
What Kinds of Job Interview Questions are Ilegal? (2017-07-14 15:33:26)
A blog post about questions an employer must not ask when interviewing potential employees.
Connecticut's Family and Medical Leave Laws (2017-07-14 15:39:23)
A blog post about the different entitlements to leave that Connecticut families have.
Has My Employer Violated FMLA? (2017-07-14 15:45:00)
A blog post about the Family and Medical Leave Act and the steps to take if you suspect your boss has violated it.
Is Alcohol and Drug Abuse Considered a “Serious Health Condition” Under FMLA? (2017-07-14 15:49:35)
A blog post about the Family and Medical Leave Act and what is covered under the act including alcohol and drug abuse and when you are entitled to leave.
When am I Entitled to Severance Pay? (2017-07-14 15:55:55)
A blog post about severance pay and when an employer is required to pay their terminated employees severance.
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (2017-07-14 16:01:57)
A blog post about how to get testing accommodations for your child with a learning disability or a 504 plan.
Do Connecticut Courts Consider Child's Preference when Determining Custody? (2017-07-14 16:04:27)
A blog post about when a court will or won't take a child's opinion into account when determining which parent will be awarded custody in a divorce.
Psychological Testing in Custody Cases: An Overview (2017-07-14 16:06:54)
A blog post about the divorce and child custody process and when a court may ask for a parent to have a psychological evaluation to determine their skills and fitness as a parent.
What's the Difference Between Legal and Physical Custody? (2017-07-14 16:08:53)
A blog post about the different types of custody and what they mean for you and your child.
Complaint Alleges ERISA Violation to Avoid ACA Requirements (2017-07-14 16:24:16)
A blog post about employee benefits requirements for employers providing health insurance.
New Trial Ordered in Pregnancy Bias Suit (2017-07-14 16:27:36)
A blog post about a case in which an employee was denied doctor ordered light duty because she was pregnant.
Could Legislation Help Prevent Revenge Porn? (2017-07-14 16:44:02)
A blog post about the impact of revenge porn and how the government is thinking about criminalizing it to prevent it.
Patient's Suicide Results in $12M Verdict Against Hospital, Nurse (2017-07-14 16:50:29)
A blog post about a case out of Yale-New Haven in which a patient committed suicide after medication levels were lowered and the psychiatric nurse failed to monitor him.
What Is Loss of Consortium? (2017-07-14 16:58:52)
A blog post about the loss of consortium, when it is appropriate for couples or parents and children to sue for this claim and how to prove it.
Leave from Employment for Victims of Family Violence (2017-07-19 13:12:51)
A blog post about the leave allowed to families suffering from domestic violence
Employment Promissory Notes (2017-07-19 13:19:24)
A blog post about promissory notes and the rules and regulations surrounding them in employment.
Superior Court Upholds $14.5M Verdict Against Fitness Center (2017-07-19 14:47:10)
A blog post about a case in which a gym employee was not properly trained in working with equipment which resulted in a doctor having a heart attack.
Connecticut Compulsory Education Laws: An Overview (2017-07-19 14:52:45)
A blog post about the compulsory education laws in Connecticut requiring children between the ages of 5 and 18 to attend public or private or home school.
Prenuptial Specifications: What Can and Cannot Be Included in Prenuptial Agreements (2017-07-19 15:07:00)
A blog post about prenup dos and don'ts.
Connecticut Court Bars Sex Offender from Withdrawing Guilty Plea (2017-07-19 15:26:46)
A blog post about how one sex offender is trying to take back his guilty plea.
Mental Illness and the Workplace: What You Need to Know (2017-08-11 15:23:01)
A blog post about the mental illness and how the FMLA covers those in the workplace struggling with disabilities.
Educational Neglect and Truancy: Vital Information for Every Parent (2017-08-11 15:29:02)
A blog post about educational neglect and truancy in Connecticut.
Protective Orders and Domestic Violence Charges (2017-08-11 15:34:09)
A blog post about domestic violence and the protective orders available in Connecticut.
Possession of Marijuana and its Punishment (2017-08-11 15:40:09)
A blog post about weed laws and punishments in Connecticut.
Constitutionality of DUI Checkpoints/Road Blocks in Connecticut (2017-08-11 15:46:08)
A blog post about DUI Checkpoints and how your constitutional rights are affected.
The Walk and Turn Field Sobriety Test (2017-08-11 15:47:59)
A blog post about one of the field sobriety tests police officers may employ during a DUI pullover.
The One Leg Stand Field Sobriety Test (2017-08-11 15:49:32)
A blog post about one of the field sobriety tests a police officer may employ during a DUI pullover.
The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Field Sobriety Test (2017-08-11 15:52:01)
A blog post about one of the field tests a police officer may employ during a DUI pullover.
Shopkeeper Rights to Detain Shoplifters (2017-08-11 15:57:55)
A blog post about what shopkeepers can do when faced with a shoplifter.
Larceny as Theft of Services (2017-08-11 16:00:03)
A blog post about theft of services in Connecticut.
Criminal Trespass Elements (2017-08-11 16:07:58)
A blog post about the crime of criminal trespass and the elements in Connecticut.
Connecticut Family Violence Program (2017-08-11 16:15:38)
A blog post about the family violence program in Connecticut.
Connecticut Criminal Charge of Disorderly Conduct (2017-08-11 16:22:43)
A blog post about the criminal charge of disorderly conduct in Connecticut.
Connecticut Criminal Charge Breach of Peace (2017-08-11 16:25:37)
A blog post about breach of peace in Connecticut and the penalties.
Admissibility of Chemical Test and Breathalyzer Results for DUI Prosecution (2017-08-11 16:29:28)
A blog post about DUI breathalyzer and toxicology tests and what is admissible in a criminal prosecution.
Connecticut Appellate Court Confirms that Fact Finding Function of Court can Accept or Reject All or Part of an Expert's Testimony (2017-08-11 16:34:32)
A blog post about a recent Connecticut court decision.
Connecticut Appellate Court Confirms Trip and Fall Liability Cases Can Be Lost on Failure to Respond to Requests to Admit (2017-08-11 16:37:01)
A blog post about a recent Connecticut court decision.
Divorce Litigants Are at Risk if There Is No Specified Educational Support Orders with Limitations in Separation Agreement (2017-08-11 16:39:32)
A blog post about a recent Connecticut court decision.
Connecticut Supreme Court Decides not too Late to Challenge Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Plaintiff Failed to Plead Insurance Requirement (2017-08-11 16:42:28)
A blog post about a recent Connecticut Supreme Court decision.
Victim Impact Panels for Driving Under the Influence Charges (2017-08-11 16:44:35)
A blog post about how victim impact panels are changing the way people charged with DUIs see drinking and driving.
Penalties for Connecticut DUI Convictions (2017-08-11 16:51:28)
A blog post about DUI convictions in Connecticut and the different penalties you may receive.
Implied Consent to Breathalyzers (2017-08-11 16:52:55)
A blog post about sobriety tests.
Driving Under the Influence with a Minor (2017-08-11 16:56:02)
A blog post about the crime of driving drunk with a child as a passenger.
Internet Violence: The Latest Frontier in Bullying (2018-03-23 11:32:59)
A blog post about cyber-bullying, the Connecticut laws regarding bullying, harassment, and cyber-bullying in schools, and the role the school administration should play in incidents of bullying and harassment via the internet.
Non-Compete Clauses and Enforceability Factors (2018-03-23 11:36:40)
A blog post covering the Connecticut laws pertaining to non-compete provisions and whether they are enforceable and when.
Severance Packages: Important Points to Know (2018-03-23 11:40:45)
A blog post about severance packages and the potential rights relinquished when signed.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws And Recovery For Injuries (2018-03-23 11:43:31)
A blog post outlining motorcycle helmet laws and the possible recovery that may be received on different types of injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Alimony and Taxes: What You Should Know (2018-03-23 11:54:01)
A blog post outlining the basics of alimony and what is or isn't tax deductible.
Divorce Timeline Information for First Time Divorcees (2018-03-23 11:56:47)
A blog post outlining the typical timeline of a divorce for first time divorcees.
Treble Damages Denied in Drunk Driving Accident (2018-03-23 12:05:56)
A blog post about a 2015 case in Connecticut about a court's handling of damages when an estate was sued for a drunk driving accident.
How to Prove Fault In a Car Accident Injury Case (2018-03-23 12:08:55)
A blog post about accident cases in Connecticut and how to prove fault when faced with a lawsuit.
Five Things You Need to Know About Connecticut Separation Agreements (2018-03-23 12:28:20)
A blog post outlining Connecticut laws and regulations about employment separation agreements.
Expunging a Dirty U-5: Be Careful What You Ask For! (2018-03-23 12:54:13)
A past blog post about FINRA and U-5 forms.
Social Host Held Responsible in Drunk Driving Accident (2018-03-23 13:26:41)
A blog post summarizing a 2010 Connecticut drunk driving case in which a plaintiff sued both the deceased drunk driver's estate and the host of a social event at which the decedent got intoxicated before driving away and getting into the accident.
Accelerated Rehabilitation Program (2018-03-23 13:41:02)
A blog post about the accelerated rehabilitation program in Connecticut and what will make a person eligible for it.
The Teacher Negotiation Act: Who is Covered? (2018-03-23 13:52:51)
A blog post about teacher labor negotiations in Connecticut
Termination of Non-Tenured Teachers in Connecticut (2018-03-23 14:16:42)
A blog post about teacher tenure and the regulations surrounding termination of teachers who are tenured or not tenured.
Teacher Tenure in Connecticut (2018-03-23 14:18:21)
A blog post about the Connecticut laws surrounding teacher tenure.
Teacher Evaluations in Connecticut (2018-03-23 15:35:58)
A blog post about recent updates in teacher evaluation procedure.
Statutory Benefits for Teachers in Connecticut (2018-03-23 16:14:41)
A blog post about employment benefits for tenured Connecticut teachers.