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850 Main Street
P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06601-7006, United States
Phone: 203-330-2000
Fax: 203-576-8888
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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

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Connecticut Supreme Court To In-House Counsel: Your Internal Communications Are Privileged Only If Their "Primary" Purpose Was To Give Legal, Not Business, Advice

In September 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a decision providing guidance on questions that frequently bedevil in-house counsel: are internal communications to and from in-house counsel protected by the…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Business Advice, Confidential Information, Corporate Counsel, FOIA

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Bankruptcy Beat: Bankruptcy Court Finds Debt To Third Party To Be A Non-Dischargable Debt Incurred In Connection With a Divorce

Bankruptcy Judge Albert Dabrowski was faced with a unique set of circumstances arising as a result of the intersection of a state court divorce action and a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. In the matter of Corrine Sawyer v. Scott…more

Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7, Consumer Bankruptcy, Debtors, Divorce

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

See all updates »

Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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The Law Governing Unpaid Interns, Part II: Rights Under Federal and State Nondiscrimination Laws

This is the second of two blogs covering the law governing unpaid interns and volunteers. Our first blog reviewed the basic criteria for determining whether a worker can properly be considered an unpaid intern or volunteer. This…more

Discrimination, DOL, EEOC, Internships, Unpaid Interns

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Recent Colorado Supreme Court Decision on Medical Marijuana Highlights Risks Facing Employers in Connecticut Who Seek to Enforce Drug Free Workplace Policies

As many of our clients know, we frequently train and counsel employers on the implications of Connecticut’s medical marijuana law in the workplace. Although medical marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, Connecticut’s…more

ADA, CO Supreme Court, Coats v Dish Network, Controlled Substances, Employment Policies

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Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Spring 2017

Momentous LIHTC Decision Does Not Materialize - In the Winter 2017 issue of Property Tax and Valuation Topics, we projected that the Connecticut Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in Nutmeg Housing Development Corporation…more

Ad Valorem Tax, LIHTC, Manufacturing Equipment, Property Tax, Property Valuation

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CT Law of the Land

Week of September 23 - Limits of relief possible for Intervenor under CGS 22a-19 - In Hunter Ridge LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission Connecticut’s Supreme Court considered whether injunctive relief was available to…more

Appeals, Conflicts of Interest, CT Supreme Court, Department of Environmental Management, Enforcement Officers

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Displaying the Flag

During July 4th, and other National holidays, many people display the American Flag outside their homes in honor of the holiday. Our flag symbolizes and unifies us as a nation, and displaying it where we live is a way of…more

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Pullman & Comley’s 2016-17 Superintendents’ Legal Issues Forum – Session One Recap

Pullman & Comley’s 2016-17 Superintendents’ Legal Issues Forum got off to a great start with a thought provoking presentation by Mark Sommaruga and Zach Schurin regarding a summary of 2016 Connecticut legislative enactments…more

Background Checks, Data Privacy, Disciplinary Proceedings, Expulsion, Public Acts

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Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

See all updates »

Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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The Case For Smart Easements

Practically speaking, from a landowner’s perspective there are two types of easements, otherwise known as rights to use another person’s property. The first are those that I’ll call “beneficial easements.” These benefit the…more

Easements, Real Estate Market

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“CURES ACT” Authorizes Small Employers to Reimburse Employees for Health Insurance Costs

One major area of confusion and annoyance created by the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) has finally been put to rest with the enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act on December 13, 2016 (the “Cures Act”). Many small employers…more

21st Century Cures Act, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance, HRA, IRS

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Alert: Marijuana Convictions Could Be Erased Under New Ruling

The Connecticut Supreme Court has just unanimously ruled that individuals convicted of possessing less than one-half an ounce of marijuana are now entitled to petition the Superior Court to have that record of conviction erased…more

Criminal Records, Expungement, Marijuana

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More Lawsuits This Holiday Season?

Employers are acutely aware of the legal pitfalls that come with the holiday season. Office parties and alcohol are a potent recipe for bad judgment, and that bad judgment leads to harassment charges and lawsuits. Another…more

ADA, Adverse Employment Action, Bonuses, Department of Education, Disability Discrimination

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2016 Will be the Year for Business Growth, Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

A New Year always brings with it the opportunity to wipe the slate clean, reflect back on the past year that was and look forward to the next. Looking back, there have been many seeds sown by the Business Law Section of the…more

Early Stage Companies, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Small Business, Social Entrepreneurship

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CT Law of the Land

Week of September 23 - Limits of relief possible for Intervenor under CGS 22a-19 - In Hunter Ridge LLC v. Planning & Zoning Commission Connecticut’s Supreme Court considered whether injunctive relief was available to…more

Appeals, Conflicts of Interest, CT Supreme Court, Department of Environmental Management, Enforcement Officers

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Bankruptcy Beat: New York Bankruptcy Court Prohibits Stripping of Mortgage Lien Against Debtor's Multi-Family Residential Real Estate, Setting Up Split of Authority With District of Connecticut

In both Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases and individual Chapter 11 cases, a debtor is prohibited from modifying a claim that is “secured only by a security interest in real property that is the debtor’s principal residence.”…more

Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Personal Property, Reorganizations

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

See all updates »

Alert: Policy Revisions Due to New Laws

This Alert is intended to give a general explanation of 2014 legislative enactments of the Connecticut General Assembly that may impact your board of education policies. For more detailed and individualized assistance with…more

Board of Education, New Legislation, Public Schools, State and Local Government

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Takeaways For Employers From The Uber, Fox News and Trump Sexual Harassment Scandals

Last week, Uber announced the firing of at least 20 employees, resulting from an investigation of 215 harassment complaints at the company. Then, on June 13, its chief executive, Travis Kalanick, announced he would be taking a…more

Donald Trump, Fox News, Hiring & Firing, Sexual Harassment, Title VII

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Washington Weighs In On The Scope Of Insurance Regulators’ Authority

In January, we reported that California’s Supreme Court had embraced a problematic approach to the state’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act—one that allows the Commissioner of Insurance to create new statutory torts by regulating…more

Auto Insurance, Bodily Injury, Car Accident, Denial of Insurance Coverage, IFCA

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Tips For Documenting Employee Discipline

Most employment lawyers will tell you that more cases are won and lost due to documentation (or the lack thereof) than any other factor. This is because juries typically will only believe employers if they “put it in writing.” …more

Discipline, Documentation, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing

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Alert: Gas Station Owners: State to Pursue Claims of MTBE Contamination

Over a decade ago, Connecticut, like much of the country, had concerns over groundwater contamination from gasoline containing the additive MTBE. Although much of the country had let the issue of MTBE contamination fall by the…more

Automotive Industry, Contamination, Groundwater, Injunctive Relief, Oil & Gas

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Bankruptcy Beat: Decision Approves Cramdown of Secured Creditors in Chapter 11 With Sub-Market Interest Rate And Disallows Lender's Make-Whole Premium

On May 4, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York affirmed the controversial and widely discussed decision of the Bankruptcy Court in In re MPM Silicones, LLC, 2014 WL 4436335 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Sept…more

Accelerated Payments, Bankruptcy Court, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Cramdown

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House Passes Small Business Healthcare Relief Act

Despite repeated guidance from the IRS that employer payment plans violate insurance reforms under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), many small employers continue this arrangement of reimbursing employees for their cost of…more

Affordable Care Act, Bipartisan Agreement, Cash-in-Lieu of Benefits, Employee Benefits, Employer Group Health Plans

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Who is Considered A Parent For Purposes of Accessing School Records?

Under state and federal law, a parent generally has the right to access his/her child’s educational records. The question is, who is considered a “parent” in under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). As the…more

Department of Education, FERPA, Privacy Rule, Student Privacy, Student Records

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Alert: Gas Station Owners: State to Pursue Claims of MTBE Contamination

Over a decade ago, Connecticut, like much of the country, had concerns over groundwater contamination from gasoline containing the additive MTBE. Although much of the country had let the issue of MTBE contamination fall by the…more

Automotive Industry, Contamination, Groundwater, Injunctive Relief, Oil & Gas

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

See all updates »

Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

See all updates »

Alert: The Importance of Beneficiary Designations

Who really benefits? You may be surprised! If you participate in a 401(k) or other retirement plan, have one or more IRA accounts, or life insurance policies, you need to designate beneficiaries to receive the benefits or…more

401k, Beneficiary Designations, Death Benefits, IRA, Life Insurance

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Dueling Time Cards: The Appellate Court Provides Guidance On Resolving Unpaid Wage Claims

Wage and hour law requires employers to keep true and accurate time records for payment of wages and overtime. This is usually a routine exercise with respect to non-exempt employees, for whom employers will have detailed…more

Payroll Records, Time Cards, Wage and Hour

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Cyber Law Tracker: Privacy Victory in Europe: EU’s Highest Court Requires Google® To Comply With An Individual’s Demand “To Be Forgotten.”

The European Union's highest court has issued a landmark ruling: henceforth, individuals may influence what information search engines display about them. Before Tuesday's ruling, search engines such as Yahoo®, Google®, or…more

Bing, EU, First Amendment, Google, Internet

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Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Spring 2017

Momentous LIHTC Decision Does Not Materialize - In the Winter 2017 issue of Property Tax and Valuation Topics, we projected that the Connecticut Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in Nutmeg Housing Development Corporation…more

Ad Valorem Tax, LIHTC, Manufacturing Equipment, Property Tax, Property Valuation

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Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

See all updates »

Alert: Marijuana Convictions Could Be Erased Under New Ruling

The Connecticut Supreme Court has just unanimously ruled that individuals convicted of possessing less than one-half an ounce of marijuana are now entitled to petition the Superior Court to have that record of conviction erased…more

Criminal Records, Expungement, Marijuana

See all updates »

Alert: Gas Station Owners: State to Pursue Claims of MTBE Contamination

Over a decade ago, Connecticut, like much of the country, had concerns over groundwater contamination from gasoline containing the additive MTBE. Although much of the country had let the issue of MTBE contamination fall by the…more

Automotive Industry, Contamination, Groundwater, Injunctive Relief, Oil & Gas

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Appellate Court Notes

Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: - AC38945 - Shook v. Bartholomew - AC38945 - Shook v. Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Inc. Defendants could not appeal plaintiff’s verdict in this motor vehicle accident…more

Appeals, Car Accident, Common-Interest Communities, Divorce, Foreclosure

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Check Please: OCR’s Future in the Wake of Proposed Budget Cuts

Published reports indicate that President Trump’s proposed budget includes what is approximately a fifty percent reduction in the prior fiscal year’s funding for the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil…more

Budget Cuts, Dear Colleague Letter, Department of Education, Discrimination, OCR

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No Premium Processing for April 2017 H-1B Petitions

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services announced on Friday, March 3, 2017, that effective April 3, 2017, it will suspend premium processing of H-1B petitions, for an expected six months. Its stated reason for doing…more

Form F-1, H-1B, Lottery, OPT, USCIS

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Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Spring 2017

Momentous LIHTC Decision Does Not Materialize - In the Winter 2017 issue of Property Tax and Valuation Topics, we projected that the Connecticut Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in Nutmeg Housing Development Corporation…more

Ad Valorem Tax, LIHTC, Manufacturing Equipment, Property Tax, Property Valuation

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

See all updates »

Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

See all updates »

Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Connecticut Certificate of Need Bill Advances After Spirited Debate and Some (But Possibly Not All) Amendments

As reported in our last post, the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Public Health took up Senate Bill No. 795, An Act Establishing the Office of Health Strategy and Improving the Certificate of Need Program. At a packed…more

Certificate of Need, General Assembly, New Amendments, Public Health

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Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

See all updates »

Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Is Disloyalty Its Own Reward?

May a disloyal employee keep the compensation his employer paid him, even while he was betraying his employer’s trust? In a recent case, the Connecticut Supreme Court said “yes, at least in some circumstances.” Here’s the…more

Appeals, Duty of Loyalty, Employer Liability Issues, Fiduciary Duty, Kickbacks

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Alert: Gas Station Owners: State to Pursue Claims of MTBE Contamination

Over a decade ago, Connecticut, like much of the country, had concerns over groundwater contamination from gasoline containing the additive MTBE. Although much of the country had let the issue of MTBE contamination fall by the…more

Automotive Industry, Contamination, Groundwater, Injunctive Relief, Oil & Gas

See all updates »

Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Spring 2017

Momentous LIHTC Decision Does Not Materialize - In the Winter 2017 issue of Property Tax and Valuation Topics, we projected that the Connecticut Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in Nutmeg Housing Development Corporation…more

Ad Valorem Tax, LIHTC, Manufacturing Equipment, Property Tax, Property Valuation

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Senate Bill No. 35: An Act Concerning Notice of Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Affiliations of Group Medical Practices

At the end of the Connecticut General Assembly’s 2014 Regular Session, "An Act Concerning Notice of Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Affiliations of Group Medical Practices" (the "Act") was passed and is awaiting the Governor's…more

Compliance, Healthcare, Healthcare Reform, Joint Venture, Physicians

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Play or Pay and Minimum Essential Coverage: What, When and How (Much)?

Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules, the so called “play or pay” rules, impose penalties on an employer with more than 50 “full-time equivalent” employees (a large employer) if the…more

Affordable Care Act, Healthcare, Minimum Essential Coverage, Pay or Play, Penalties

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The NLRB’s Challenge To Bridgewater’s Confidentiality Clauses: Its Significance For Employers

The NLRB’s new focus on non-union employment has been well–chronicled here. Employment contract provisions thought to be governed only by state contract law principles are now subject to the federal National Labor Relations Act…more

Confidential Information, Confidentiality Agreements, Corporate Counsel, Employment Contract, NLRA

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Cyber Law Tracker: Protecting Cyber Networks Act Introduced by House Intelligence Committee

On March 24, 2015, members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, including Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, the Ranking Member of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee, issued statements commenting on the…more

Cybersecurity, Legislative Committees, Pending Legislation, Popular

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How Does the Withdrawal of the DOL’s 2015 and 2016 Informal Guidance on Joint Employment and Independent Contractors by Trump’s Secretary of Labor Impact Employers?

On June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2015 and 2016 informal guidance documents on joint employment and independent contractors. In the three…more

DOL, Employer Liability Issues, FLSA, Independent Contractors, Joint Employers

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Cyber Law Tracker: President Obama Announces NSA Reforms

On January 17, 2014, President Obama announced broad reforms to the U.S. government’s practices with regard to the surveillance programs that have swept up massive amounts of phone records and related data…more

Barack Obama, NSA, Surveillance

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Public Act 16-67 – Are Your Background-Check Practices Compliant?

It’s been almost exactly a year since Public Act 16-67 – officially entitled “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Certain Education Personnel Records, Criminal Penalties for Threatening in Educational Settings and the Exclusion…more

Background Checks, Board of Education, Charter Schools, Department of Education, Hiring & Firing

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Social Media and Student Discipline – Where Are We?

The United States Supreme Court stated nearly 50 years ago that public school students do not shed their rights to free speech at the schoolhouse gate. In Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Cmty. Sch. Dist., the Court struck down…more

Facebook, First Amendment, Free Speech, Public Schools, SnapChat

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Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Spring 2017

Momentous LIHTC Decision Does Not Materialize - In the Winter 2017 issue of Property Tax and Valuation Topics, we projected that the Connecticut Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in Nutmeg Housing Development Corporation…more

Ad Valorem Tax, LIHTC, Manufacturing Equipment, Property Tax, Property Valuation

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Gender Identity Bathroom Access – From Schools To The Workplace

As readers of our Education Law Notes blog are well aware, there has been a lot of focus on the rights of transgender students with respect to bathroom access in educational institutions under Title IX. The rights of transgender…more

EEOC, Employee Restrooms, Gender Identity, OSHA, Restroom Legislation

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Alert: Marijuana Convictions Could Be Erased Under New Ruling

The Connecticut Supreme Court has just unanimously ruled that individuals convicted of possessing less than one-half an ounce of marijuana are now entitled to petition the Superior Court to have that record of conviction erased…more

Criminal Records, Expungement, Marijuana

See all updates »

Bankruptcy Law Update - December 2012

In this December 2012 Issue: - Second Circuit Decisions - Connecticut Bankruptcy Court Decisions The Second Circuit tackles the criminal exception to the automatic stay, administrative rent claims under a…more

Arbitration, Automatic Stay, Debtor-Creditor, Equitable Mootness, Leases

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Alert: 2016 Round-Up: Key Decisions Affecting Connecticut Health Care Providers

Connecticut state and federal courts faced a number of significant health care issues last year. We have summarized those cases that we think are particularly relevant to Connecticut hospitals, group practices and individual…more

Drug Pricing, EMTALA, Health Care Providers, Health Insurance, Hospitals

See all updates »

The Aftermath: Developments From The 2017 Regular Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace

The 2017 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly concluded on June 7, 2017 without passing a budget. As such, the General Assembly will eventually have to convene a “special session”. In the meantime, our…more

DOL, Employment Discrimination, General Assembly, Municipalities, Unemployment

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Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

See all updates »

Connecticut Supreme Court To In-House Counsel: Your Internal Communications Are Privileged Only If Their "Primary" Purpose Was To Give Legal, Not Business, Advice

In September 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a decision providing guidance on questions that frequently bedevil in-house counsel: are internal communications to and from in-house counsel protected by the…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Business Advice, Confidential Information, Corporate Counsel, FOIA

See all updates »

Alert: Never "Got Around" to Signing Your Pre-Nup? It May Not Be Too Late!

Many couples consider (or should consider) signing a prenuptial agreement before they are married, but avoid raising the issue or resist the idea. They may fear a negative reaction by their intended, or the couple is “so in…more

Consideration, Contract Terms, CT Supreme Court, Divorce, Marriage

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Thinking of Becoming a Concierge Practice? Some Legal Issues to Consider

Many primary care physicians are transitioning their practices to a “concierge” model, sometimes called “Direct Primary Care” or “Retainer” practice. In a concierge practice, patients pay a fixed annual or monthly fee to receive…more

Health Care Providers, HIPAA, Medicare, Physicians

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Alert: Gas Station Owners: State to Pursue Claims of MTBE Contamination

Over a decade ago, Connecticut, like much of the country, had concerns over groundwater contamination from gasoline containing the additive MTBE. Although much of the country had let the issue of MTBE contamination fall by the…more

Automotive Industry, Contamination, Groundwater, Injunctive Relief, Oil & Gas

See all updates »

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