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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
Practice Groups
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: Prepare to be Ransomed: A Primer on Legal Obligations Before and After Ransomware Strikes

According to a recent U.S. Government Interagency report, ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting users of all types. An incredible 51 percent of respondents in a January 2017 study by the Ponemon Institute…more

Cyber Attacks, Cyber Crimes, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Electronic Medical Records

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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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Top Five Reasons to Establish and Fund Your Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust (sometimes known as a Revocable Living Trust or Inter Vivos Trust) is an arrangement established by a person (the “Settlor” or “Grantor”) to direct how his or her assets are to be managed during life and after…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate, Revocable Trusts

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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

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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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Unpaid Disciplinary Suspensions Require a Careful Reading of Federal and State Law

Counseling and written warnings are common steps employers take to address employee attendance issues (such as habitual tardiness) or performance issues (such as failing to complete assigned work on time). But what if the…more

Employee Misconduct, Exempt-Employees, FLSA, FMLA, Wage and Hour

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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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Top Five Reasons to Establish and Fund Your Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust (sometimes known as a Revocable Living Trust or Inter Vivos Trust) is an arrangement established by a person (the “Settlor” or “Grantor”) to direct how his or her assets are to be managed during life and after…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate, Revocable Trusts

See all updates »

Top Five Reasons to Establish and Fund Your Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust (sometimes known as a Revocable Living Trust or Inter Vivos Trust) is an arrangement established by a person (the “Settlor” or “Grantor”) to direct how his or her assets are to be managed during life and after…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate, Revocable Trusts

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New Study Suggests Drug Use in Our Workforce is on the Rise ….How Can Employers Protect Themselves and Their Employees?

A recent study released by Quest Diagnostics reveals that drug use in the country’s workforce is on the rise. According to Quest’s analysis of more than ten million tests conducted in 2016, drug use among the combined US…more

Employee Handbooks, Employee Training, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Medical Marijuana

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Fall 2017 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

Property Assessment Class Action Fails - On previous occasions, the editors of Property Tax and Valuations Topics have noted that Connecticut courts tend to be rather strict in requiring property owners to pursue statutory…more

Class Action, Commercial Leases, Dispensaries, Filing Deadlines, Marijuana Related Businesses

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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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How does Last Best Offer Interest Arbitration Work When The State Has Not Adopted Its Budget?

According to the State Department of Education, approximately 100 Connecticut school districts are scheduled to engage in negotiations with teacher and/or administrator bargaining units by the end of December, 2017. As those of…more

Arbitration, Department of Education, School Districts, Teachers

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The Impact of the New Connecticut Budget on the Health Care Industry

The bipartisan state budget became law yesterday (the “Budget Act”). While Governor Malloy vetoed a provision requiring supplemental payments to hospitals, the Budget Act includes numerous other provisions affecting the health…more

Bipartisan Budget, Certificate of Need, Health Care Providers, Health Information Technologies, Hospitals

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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

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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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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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ALERT: Interim CT Legislative Update

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted a number of laws during its regular session that will impact Connecticut schools and public-sector employers. Among other things, bills have been enacted that..…more

Data Privacy, Desegregation, Educational Institutions, Legislative Agendas, Professional Development

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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

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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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Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Use of Fluctuating Workweek Method in Calculating Overtime Pay for Retail Employees

On August 17, 2017, in Williams v. General Nutrition Centers, Inc., the Connecticut Supreme Court invalidated the fluctuating workweek method of calculating overtime pay for retail employees who are paid in whole or in part by…more

CT Supreme Court, FLSA, Fluctuating Workweek, Over-Time, Retail Workers

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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: Interim CT Legislative Update

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted a number of laws during its regular session that will impact Connecticut schools and public-sector employers. Among other things, bills have been enacted that..…more

Data Privacy, Desegregation, Educational Institutions, Legislative Agendas, Professional Development

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New Home Health Rules Effective in January 2018—Some Traps for the Unwary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued new Conditions of Participation (CoP) for home health agencies (HHA) that are effective January 13, 2018. The CoP were originally scheduled to take effect on July…more

CMS, Conditions of Participation (CoP), Health Care Providers, Home Health Agencies, Home Health Care

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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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Endrew F. In The Second Circuit – How Is The Court Applying The New Standard

Following the United States Supreme Court’s decision of earlier this year in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, have typically remanded special education…more

Endrew F. v Douglas County School District, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), School Districts, SCOTUS, Special Education

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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 »

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

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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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Employees Have a Right to Complain About Intoxicated Co-Workers

The likely reaction to the title of this article would be: well of course they do. Workplace rules of conduct typically prohibit being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and although the condition of alcoholism might be…more

Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Intoxication, OSHA, Wine & Alcohol

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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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Fall 2017 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

Property Assessment Class Action Fails - On previous occasions, the editors of Property Tax and Valuations Topics have noted that Connecticut courts tend to be rather strict in requiring property owners to pursue statutory…more

Class Action, Commercial Leases, Dispensaries, Filing Deadlines, Marijuana Related Businesses

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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

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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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Appellate Court Notes

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19577 - Estate of Brooks v. Commissioner of Revenue Services - Husband died in Florida in 2000 and left a large amount of securities in two QTIP trusts for the benefit of his wife…more

Alimony, Appeals, Arbitration, Conservation Easements, Decedent Protection

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The elements of Title IX liability in Feminist Majority Foundation V. University of Mary Washington and K.T.V. Culver-Stockton College

Two recent federal court cases delineate the requisite elements of a Title IX deliberate indifference claim brought by students against educational entities. In Feminist Majority Foundation v. University of Mary Washington, the…more

Colleges, Educational Institutions, Students, Title IX, Universities

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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: Summer 2017

Declaratory Judgment Not the Correct Remedy - Danping Li sued the Town of Woodbury with regard to the assessments of three properties she owned in that community. One of the counts of her complaint seeking a declaratory…more

Declaratory Judgments, Due Process, Easements, Fourteenth Amendment, Multi-Family Development

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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 »

Top Five Reasons to Establish and Fund Your Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust (sometimes known as a Revocable Living Trust or Inter Vivos Trust) is an arrangement established by a person (the “Settlor” or “Grantor”) to direct how his or her assets are to be managed during life and after…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate, Revocable Trusts

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: The New Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and its Effect on Your Operating Agreement

The Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“CULLCA”) went into effect in Connecticut on July 1, 2017. The new statute replaces Connecticut’s limited liability company act (the “Old LLC Act”) and is based on the…more

Limited Liability Company (LLC), New Legislation, Operating Agreements, Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

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Overtime Update

What happened to the Obama administration’s proposed new rule on employee eligibility for overtime pay? Seven months into the Trump administration, do we know what to expect? Recent events provide some clarity on these…more

DOL, FLSA, Over-Time, Wage and Hour

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Top Five Reasons to Establish and Fund Your Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust (sometimes known as a Revocable Living Trust or Inter Vivos Trust) is an arrangement established by a person (the “Settlor” or “Grantor”) to direct how his or her assets are to be managed during life and after…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate, Revocable Trusts

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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 »

Fall 2017 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

Property Assessment Class Action Fails - On previous occasions, the editors of Property Tax and Valuations Topics have noted that Connecticut courts tend to be rather strict in requiring property owners to pursue statutory…more

Class Action, Commercial Leases, Dispensaries, Filing Deadlines, Marijuana Related Businesses

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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: New Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy

As its next step in the creation and implementation of a cybersecurity plan, the State of Connecticut has created a Cybersecurity Strategy document. This strategy specifically highlights the roles and vulnerabilities of state…more

Cyber Threats, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Protection, Hackers

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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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An early Halloween trick for Connecticut's public-sector labor unions: Will Janus V. AFSCME, Co. 31 be the end of the agency shop?

Did Halloween come early this year? Well it just may have for Connecticut’s public-sector unions. On September 28th, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and…more

Certiorari, First Amendment, Janus v American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31, Public Sector, SCOTUS

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ALERT: Interim CT Legislative Update

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted a number of laws during its regular session that will impact Connecticut schools and public-sector employers. Among other things, bills have been enacted that..…more

Data Privacy, Desegregation, Educational Institutions, Legislative Agendas, Professional Development

See all updates »

Fall 2017 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

Property Assessment Class Action Fails - On previous occasions, the editors of Property Tax and Valuations Topics have noted that Connecticut courts tend to be rather strict in requiring property owners to pursue statutory…more

Class Action, Commercial Leases, Dispensaries, Filing Deadlines, Marijuana Related Businesses

See all updates »

ALERT: Interim CT Legislative Update

The Connecticut General Assembly enacted a number of laws during its regular session that will impact Connecticut schools and public-sector employers. Among other things, bills have been enacted that..…more

Data Privacy, Desegregation, Educational Institutions, Legislative Agendas, Professional Development

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 »

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 »

And who is going to pay for it? The State’s new draft guidelines for educating expelled students

In 2016, Connecticut’s General Assembly passed Public Act 16-147: AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE POLICY AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. This Act made several changes to school discipline laws which were…more

Board of Education, Expulsion, Public Acts, Students

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Top Five Reasons to Establish and Fund Your Revocable Trust

A Revocable Trust (sometimes known as a Revocable Living Trust or Inter Vivos Trust) is an arrangement established by a person (the “Settlor” or “Grantor”) to direct how his or her assets are to be managed during life and after…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Probate, Revocable Trusts

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

See all updates »

Connecticut Court Declines to Apply Physician Non-Compete Statute Retroactively

A Connecticut superior court recently held that Connecticut’s statute limiting the noncompetition agreements by which Connecticut physicians may be bound, may not be applied retroactively…more

Non-Compete Agreements, Physicians, Pre-Employment Agreements

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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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