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Welcome to our Supreme and Appellate Court summaries webpage. On this page, I provide abbreviated summaries of decisions from the Connecticut appellate courts which highlight important issues and developments in Connecticut...more
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In its recent decision in K2 Investment Group, LLP v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co., 2013 N.Y. LEXIS 1461, 2013 NY Slip Op. 4270 (NY June 11, 2013), New York's Court of Appeals – New York’s highest court –...more
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Originally published in Volume 34; Number 1 - Real Property e-newsletter, The Official Publication of the Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association - September 2012.
This article contains practical...more
In its recent decision in Admiral Ins. Co. v. Adges, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89355 (S.D.N.Y. June 27, 2012), the United States District for the Southern District of New York had occasion to consider whether a business...more
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