Category Archives: Litigation

Dec 13 2023
Connecticut’s Appellate Courts recently rendered important opinions regarding what evidence must be presented in foreclosure cases and the proper procedures for doing so.   In J.P. Morgan v. Lakner, the Connecticut Supreme Court overrule ... Continue Reading »
Oct 31 2023
The Connecticut Legislature recently passed two Public Acts that will have significant impact on the employment relationship. The following is a summary of both Acts for your consideration.   Public Act 21-30 takes effect this month and requir ... Continue Reading »
Feb 10 2023
On October 1, 2022, the Connecticut Legislature amended Connecticut’s Fair Employment Practices Act (“CFEPA”) to apply to all employers with one or more employees, and to prohibit employment discrimination against domestic violence ... Continue Reading »
Jan 09 2023
In 2016, the Connecticut Legislature enacted Public Act 16-29, titled “An Act Creating the Connecticut Retirement Security Program (“the Act”). The Act created the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (“CRSA”), the ... Continue Reading »
Feb 23 2022
Most of the cases I have been involved with over the last 30 years involve a “subpoena." The very idea of being subpoenaed makes many people weak in the knees. However, knowing what a subpoena is, what it can and cannot do, and what rights ... Continue Reading »
Jul 09 2021
Cybersecurity breaches and computer crimes against our government and large businesses have made national news headlines for several years. In 2010, cyberattacks were listed for the first time as a top ten threat to global businesses. By 2020, it was ... Continue Reading »
Jul 02 2021
On June 22, 2021, Governor Lamont signed into law a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut. This law creates a whole new set of rules for employers, most of which will not go into effect until July 1, 2022. In essence, ... Continue Reading »
Jun 24 2021
On June 7, 2021, Governor Lamont signed a bill requiring employers to disclose salary ranges for positions to both applicants and employees. The law also expands Connecticut’s prohibition on gender-based pay discrimination to now require equal ... Continue Reading »
Mar 19 2021

Employee Handbooks: Benefits and Risks

By Attorney Michael Kopsick / In Litigation
It has become a common practice for employers to regularly distribute an "employee handbook” or "employment manual" (hereinafter "handbook”). Handbooks typically summarize compensation plans and insurance coverage; set ... Continue Reading »
Dec 29 2020
COVID-19 has changed virtually every aspect of our lives, including access to the court system. Court dockets have ground to a halt, there are no jury trials for the foreseeable future, and your right to confront a witness is often confined to a vide ... Continue Reading »
Aug 11 2020
On July 24, 2020, Connecticut’s Governor Lamont issued Executive Order No. 7JJJ regarding the processing of COVID-19-related workers' compensation cases. The Executive Order creates a rebuttable presumption that an employee who su ... Continue Reading »
May 09 2019

Should You Fight That Traffic Ticket? Yes!

By Attorney Matthew Willis / In Litigation
According to Esurance, Connecticut is one of the top ten states where you're most likely to get a driving citation. Many drivers simply pay their traffic ticket without question, thinking it's just a one time fine, usually just a fe ... Continue Reading »

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