Pullman & Comley, LLC

850 Main Street P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06601-7006, United States

  • 203-330-2000
  • 203-576-8888

Commercial Real Estate Markets Benefit from Healthcare Industry Growth

The slowly recovering economy has presented challenges for most businesses over the past several years, and commercial landlords are no exception. The recent recession resulted in higher vacancy rates and downward pressure on…more
| Health, Real Estate - Commercial

Covering the Waterfront: Comprehensive Water Resources Management

Public Act 14-163 authorizes the Water Planning Council, established by Conn. Gen. Stat. § 22a-33o, to prepare a comprehensive state water plan. The bill follows “water summit” meetings convened by state legislators in…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Solid Waste and Water Planning Dominate 2014 Connecticut Public Acts Concerning the Environment

The Connecticut General Assembly’s 2014 “short session” yielded a modest crop of public acts concerning the environment. Nevertheless, the bills introduced in the session included three sweeping initiatives with multi-year…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Summary of 2014 Connecticut Legislative Enactments Affecting The Public Schools and Public-Sector Employers

In This Issue: - Interpreters Standards For Students With Hearing Impairments - Preschool And DCF - Health Assessment Forms for Use by Youth Camps and Day Care Providers - English Language Learner…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

Connecticut's Passage of Its Benefit Corporations and Social Enterprise Statute

Over the last few years, the phenomenon of corporations existing for the purpose of accomplishing a social good rather than only for maximizing profits for shareholders has taken root. The Connecticut General Assembly in…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Other 2014 Environmental and Land Use Legislation: Fracking, Brownfields, State Land Conservation, Private Easements, Wood Burning Furnaces and Running Bamboo

The General Assembly passed noteworthy bills on six diverse environmental and land use subjects. Hydraulic Fracturing Waste - A deceptively simple bill concerning hydraulic fracturing waste, PA 14-200, emerged as a…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Commercial

Solid Waste Change of Direction: “Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority”

Public Act 14-94 creates a “Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority” (MIRA) as successor to the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority (CRRA). The bill sets ambitious goals for solid waste management and recycling – most…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Could Non-Compete Agreements Be Banned in Connecticut?

Many employers believe that non-compete agreements, also known as restrictive covenants, can be an important tool in protecting confidential information, trade secrets, and other legitimate business interests. They allow…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

When The Teacher Is The School Bully

Anti-bullying laws may now have a significant impact on what is considered to be “emotional abuse” in schools. Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court concluded that a teacher’s bullying behavior toward a student met the legal…more
| Constitutional Law, Education, Personal Injury

Appellate Court Notes

SC19162 - C & H Electric, Inc. v. Bethel - Congratulations to our own Rick Robinson and Joshua Hawks-Ladds on this victory for our client, the Town of Bethel! Electrical contractor agreed to perform work on school…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Government Contracting

Appellate Court Notes

SC19089 - Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America v. Netherlands Ins. Co. - Travelers brought a declaratory judgment action, claiming that the Netherlands Insurance Company had to participate in the defense costs of…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Appellate Court Notes

SC18942, SC18993, SC18994 - Perry v. Perry - Attorney appointed for a minor child cannot appeal the trial court’s award of only a portion of her fees w/o trial court permission. But that same attorney has personal…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Family Law, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Bankruptcy Beat: Connecticut District Court Suggests Automatic Stay May Apply To Non-debtor Junior Lienholders In Foreclosure Action

On July 22, 2014, the Connecticut District Court issued an opinion, Eastern Savings Bank FSB v. St. Germain, et al, 2014 WL 3687740 (D. Conn. 2014), which could impact the applicability of the automatic stay of 11 U.S.C. §362(a)…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Blood is Thicker Than Water: The Obligation To Bargain Over Nepotism Policies

It seems sensible for an employer to have a nepotism policy restricting the circumstances where an employee may supervise a family member (or make employment decisions such as compensation, discipline, evaluation, or promotional…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Just The Facts: Charter Schools (and Cutting Through Some Myths and Hot Air)

As anyone reading the newspapers can observe, Connecticut charter schools are receiving some unwanted attention these days due to: 1) a myriad of issues involving a charter school management company; and 2) virulent attacks…more
| Education, Elections & Politics
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