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Top Three Reasons For Estate Planning

Estimates are that 70% of Americans die intestate – that is without any estate planning whatsoever. Here are my top three questions and answers for estate planning:

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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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Noncompete litigation remains steady in Connecticut

A new survey by attorney Andrew Magwood of the Magwood Law Firm, Norwich Connecticut, shows that noncompete litigation remained steady in Connecticut since 2005.

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Get ready to pay more in overtime Connecticut

It may not be a increase in the minimum wage, but a federal rule set to go in to effect in December 2016 will cost Connecticut employers millions in new overtime pay.

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Trade secrets, what trade secrets?

It’s an old story. Competing companies, especially ones in a niche market, enter into some sort of deal. Maybe it’s a joint marketing deal or a joint venture, or maybe one is considering buying the other. Sometime later an employee of one leaves and gets hired at the other. That’s when all the conflict starts. […]

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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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What makes an employment attorney?

Every attorney can handle any matter. By virtue of the fat that we have been admitted to practice law, we have been deemed competent to handle any legal matter – including employment law. But that does not mean that every lawyer is actually a competent employment attorney. Here are my top criteria for what makes […]

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A good business lawyer?

There are several types of lawyers, even though we all go through the same basic legal training. So, you probably are wondering what makes a good business lawyer? This is what I would look for, if I was looking for a business lawyer:

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Andrew Magwood selected to Northern California SuperLawyers(TM) Rising Stars list, for the third year in a row.

For the third year in a row, Northern California Super Lawyers(TM) has selected Andrew Magwood for inclusion in its 2013 “Rising Stars” list. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must nominated by his peers, be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less. In addition to […]

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