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If You Can’t Prove Breach of Contract You Can’t Prove CUTPA

So says the court in a recently decided case, Solairaj v. Mannarino Builders, Inc., AC 37988 Court of Appeals of Connecticut (September 6, 2016). The long and short of the case,

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Flat Fees on Employment Matters

Employment litigation, or any litigation for that matter, is often considered too complex for a flat fee. Nonsense! Any experienced litigator can give a flat fee if he is willing to take the time to understand the situation. How do we provide flat fees on employment litigation? Here is the four-step formula:

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Don’t try to evict the tenant who overpaid.

That is the lesson of the recent case of Elliott Enterprises, LLC v. Goodale, _____ Conn.App. ________ (June 28, 2016). In Goodale, the landlord attempted to evict a bakery tenant over a dispute of common area charges. The landlord claimed that the tenant had not paid its fair share of upgraded sewer charges. But, the tenant […]

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Clarifying apparent authority.

If a person is injured by another, under what situations may they also sue a third party, not directly connected to the injury? (In case you were wondering, this is called bringing the “deep pocket” to a lawsuit.) It once was the generally accepted, or assumed, rule in Connecticut tort cases that a plaintiff could not […]

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