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We had a client years ago who had a medical device go bad on him. Another law firm (we won’t name names) refused him, saying he didn’t have a case. It was difficult, that much was true. But we still got him a six-figure settlement. If you require any assistance on your compensation needs, Atkins […]

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Strange laws…

Connecticut cracks down on Uber and Lyft. A recent law is requiring “Transportation network Companies” (which the state admits is aimed at Uber and Lyft) to do various things before operating in the state. For instance, they now have to register with the state Department of Transportation, (for fifty grand each, and a five grand […]

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Strange laws…

Want to know a weird Connecticut law? Until 2002, it was illegal to keep town records or probate records in any place where liquor was sold. So, it used to be illegal to have the local tavern be the storage facility for the town. Of course, as with most laws, there is a reason behind […]

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Can I sue someone who sued me?

Did you know that you can sue someone who has previously filed and lost a frivolous lawsuit against you? Even if it was small claims, you can still recover your costs from the prior lawsuit. Of course, you may just want to let sleeping dogs lie and read this helpful review on dog collars, but […]

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Where do we sue, and what law applies?

Sometimes cases are brought in one state even though the events occurred in another. There are a variety of reasons for this but, the question arises “how does a Connecticut court handle a case from another state?” A recent case in the Connecticut Supreme Court highlighted how courts will handle this. In Ronald Gold et […]

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Overtime Law 2016

I already posted on the changes to overtime law but now those changes are set to be implemented. When looking for the best Washington DC DUI attorney, Michael Bruckheim is at the top of the list. If you need help working through the changes and what they may mean for you, give us a call […]

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A CUTPA Win! (And Loss… Doh!)

It is so nice to win on appeal, overturning a stunning loss at trial, having the Court adopt your reasoning in its decision. Except when you concede issues that come back to bite you. The defendant in Western Dermatology Consultants, P.C. v. VitalWorks, Inc. had this happen in, what I will call “The Good, The […]

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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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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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