Articles

Administrative Law

Dealing with Disciplinary Hearings before Connecticut's Department of Public Health

Business / Commercial

Commercial Short Sales

Legal Issues with Client Agreements for the Independent Consultant

Part-Time Consulting: Do You Need an LLC?

Planning to Compete with Your Current Employer? Plan Carefully!

Sales Tax Clearance Letter and the Connecticut Successor Liability Statute

The Virtual Firm: Agreements with Peers

Thinking About a Minority Ownership in a Business? Watch Out!

Using Contractors To Create a Project Team: Legal Issues to Watch

You've Got the LLC. Do You Need an Operating Agreement?

Your Practice Is A Success; Now Sell It Successfully!

Civil Rights

Action for Indemnification against a Municipality

Civil Rights Actions: What Can I Do if the Government Violates my Civil Rights?

Distinction between Sovereign Immunity & Governmental Immunity

Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity

Duty to Disclose or Act Upon Exculpatory Evidence

False Arrest & Malicious Prosecution

Federalism & Actions for Violation of the Connecticut Constitution

Freedom of the Press

Impoundment & Towing

Malicious Prosecution

Suing the Sovereign

Value of Wrongful Imprisonment Cases

When does a law enforcement officer have permission to enter your home?

Civil Rights – Police Misconduct

Enfield Resident Sues Police After Arrest Made When Sleepwalking

Former Prisoner Sues Hartford Officers Over Jail Cell Assault

Should You Give a Statement to a Police Officer?

Attorney Lists Injuries for man by New London Police

Duty of Police Officers to investigate Before Making an Arrest

Firefighters' Rule

Police Brutality

Construction

Eight Key Points For Contractors To Know About Safety Obligations In Construction Contracts

Hiring a Connecticut Home Improvement Contractor

Criminal Defense

Death Penalty

Connecticut will Begin to Require DUI Offenders to Install Ignition Interlock Devices to Their Vehicles

Connecticut Drunk Driving Law

Connecticut's Grand Jury System

Expulsions from School

Interview at Police Station

Megan's Law

Rape Shield Laws

Should you give a statement to a police officer?

The Juvenile Justice System: An Overview

The New House Party Law

The Police Are Knocking At the Door: What Are Your Rights?

Employment

Making Your Medical Records Work for You in Appealing Long-Term Disability Benefit Denials

2010 Annual Review of ERISA Litigation

Appealing Benefit Denials with the Plan: Law, Regulations and Practice

Jack Welsh's Red Sox Tickets, Devlin v. Empire Blue Cross And Vesting of Welfare Benefits

Mental Impairments: Disabilities And Accommodation

The Standard of Review in ERISA Benefit Denials: Metropolitan v. Glenn in the Second Circuit.

With sexual harassment, what you don't know can really hurt you, and your clients

Estates & Probate

Changes in Connecticut's Estate and Gift Taxes: 2009 Legislative Session

Dead Man's Statute

Has Divorce Revoked Your Will?

Recent 2009 Federal Tax Developments

Family

Financial Trust among Spouses

Non-Biological Care-Givers: When Non-Parents Help Raise Children

Ten Things To Think About When Considering A Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Family – Child Support/Custody

Connecticut Child Support Law

Connecticut Law on Relocation

Child Custody law in CT

Child Custody: What legal standards apply?

Post-Majority and College Education Support in Connecticut

Family – Divorce

No Court Divorce Options

A Tale of Three Processes

Five Common Fears About Getting Divorced

Important Divorce Considerations

Taking Care of Yourself during a Divorce, dated August 11, 2009

The Three Options For Your Divorce

What to consider in your divorce

What to do if You Find Out Your Spouse Concealed Assets in Your Divorce?

What Financial Information Do You Need In Your Divorce?

Intellectual Property

Connecticut Trade Secrets

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Litigation

Abuse of Process

Mandatory Arbitration in Connecticut Courts

Pseudonymous Parties in Connecticut

Similar Prior Accidents

Spoliation of Evidence

The Unsealing of Connecticut's Courthouse Doors

The Vexing Matter of Vexatious Litigation

Personal Injury

Jury awards Montville grandfather $50,000 in damages in excessive-force suit against New London police

Legal Remedies Related to Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered Due to the Fault of a Defective Product or Another Person

Defective Hot Water Heaters and Scalding Burn Injuries to Young Children in the Home

What to do if your Child is Scalded

Medical Error Rates Remain Underreported

Tips for Spotting Elder Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect

Agency, Vicarious Liability & the Doctrine of Respondeat Superior

Apportionment

Charitable Immunity

Defective Highway Statute

Duty of Care & Foreseeability

Economic Damages for Personal Injuries

Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine

Factors Considered in Evaluating A Personal Injury Case For Settlement

Familial Immunity Doctrines – Sibling, Spousal & Grandparent Immunities

Fireman's Indemnification Statute: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 7-308

Good Samaritan Law

Insurance Companies Have a Broad Duty to Defend You Against Lawsuits

Municipal Liability & Immunity After Considine v. City of Waterbury

Nondelegable Duty Doctrine

Parental Immunity Doctrine

Parental Liability for Torts of Minors

Proof Of Intoxication In A Liquor Liability/Dram Shop Case

Sole Proximate Cause Doctrine

The Rescue Doctrine - Danger Invites Rescue

Vicarious Liability of Car Owners & Lessors

Personal Injury – Premises Liability

Abutting Property Owner

Actual Notice of Hazardous Conditions

Building Codes & Fire Codes

Condominium Slip & Fall Cases

Construction Site Injuries

Constructive Notice of Hazardous Conditions

Defects in Stairways & Steps

Dog Bite Statute

Duty of Business Owners

Duty of Care Owed by Possessor of Land

Expert Testimony in a Premises Liability Case

Falling Merchandise

Falling Tree Limbs

Firehouse Rented to Private Individuals a Proprietary Function

Trip & Fall and Slip & Fall Injuries

Lettuce Leaf on Floor Slip & Fall Injuries

Mountain Bike Trail Maintenance a Discretionary Governmental Act

Municipal Premises Liability

Municipality May Shift Liability for Snow & Ice on Public Sidewalk

Notice on the 92nd Day

Parameters of a Highway Defect

Parking Lot Cases of Negligent Security/Supervision

Peril of Puddles, Municipal Liability

Postman a Licensee Comparable to a Social Invitee

Premises Liability in the Landlord-Tenant Context

Recreational Use Statute

Ski Tort Liability

Slip & Fall Injuries at Indian Casinos

Social Guests

Specific Defect Doctrine in Premises Liability Case

Storm in Progress, or On-Going Storm Doctrine

Subsequent Remedial Measures

Supermarket Slip & Fall Cases

Trip & Fall and Slip & Fall Injuries

Personal Injury – Product Liability

Allergies & Peculiar Susceptibility: Implied & Express Warranties

Food Poisoning Cases in Connecticut

Negligence, Known Dangers & Duty to Warn unusually Susceptible Plaintiff

Strict Liability in Tort to Allergic Users

DePuy hip implant federal litigation postponed for possibly 90 days

GM recall leads to many questions about what automaker knew about issues

Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice

What is Medicaid?

Le Suit Alleges Yale at Fault in Death

2005 Medical Malpractice Legislation

LASIK and Laser Vision Enhancement Surgery

Medical Malpractice Suits Relating to the Condition of Aortic Valve Stenosis

When Are Hospitals Liable for a Doctor's Error

Personal Injury – Traumatic Brain Injury

The Law, Lawyers and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Invisible Injuries - Traumatic Brain Injuries, PTSD & Depression

Personal Injury – Auto Accident

Biomechanical Engineer Testimony in a Low-Impact Collision Case

Common Carriers

Firefighters & Fire Trucks on Interstate 95

Snowmobile & All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries

What do you do if you suffer injuries in a car accident caused by a hit and run driver?

What Should You Do When You Get Into an Auto Accident?

What To Do If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident

Personal Injury – Pedestrian Accident

Railroad Track & Trestle Injuries

Personal Injury – Wrongful Death

Hedonic Damages for the Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Loss of Consortium and its Development in Connecticut

Loss of Parental Consortium

Reasonable Force during Arrest

Wrongful Death Statute & Survival of Civil Actions Statute

Personal Injury – Motorcycle Accident

Minibikes & Manhole Covers

Motorcycle & Minibike Injuries

Privacy Rights

Confidentiality of Psychiatric Communications

Privacy Policy of Brown Paindiris & Scott

Real Estate / Land Use

Buyer Beware

Commercial Tenants: Get the Best Lease You Can

Nuisance Cause of Action

Riparian Rights in Nonnavigable Waters

Trees & the Law

Who's Responsible for the Falling Tree?

Tort

Jail Suicides

Workers' Comp/Disability

Do I Have a Workers' Compensation Claim for Injuries Related to Repeated Trauma at Work?

What is Workers' Compensation and Why Does it Exist?

A Guide to Acronyms and Shorthand in Connecticut Workers' Compensation

Compensability of Injuries Sustained by an Employee

Exclusivity of Workers' Compensation Act

Long-Term Disability Benefits Appeals