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In the Law Tribune’s Supreme Court Year in Review special section, articles focus on environmental protection, property and land use and other topics.


Environmental Year in Review: Decisions Reinforce DEEP’s Authority
In sharp contrast to last summer’s Tilcon Connecticut case, which placed significant checks on the ability of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to request extensive information from permit applicants, this year’s cases dramatically reinforce DEEP’s authority. Read more


A Busy Year in Real Property and Land Use
A flood of important decisions has flowed out of the courts. We should enjoy them while we can, because with judicial branch cutbacks typical real property and land use cases now find themselves in a position of lowest priority, far behind criminal prosecutions and family law matters. Read more


Design Defects at the Connecticut Supreme Court: A Doctrine in Flux
The big product-liability news at the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2016 was undoubtedly Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, 321 Conn. 172 (2016), an important decision that refined Connecticut’s standards for design-defect product-liability claims. Read more


Court Sets Standard for Application of Attorney-Client Privilege to Mixed-Purpose Communications
Lawyers and clients often confront the question of when communications relating to both nonlegal and legal advice may be covered by the attorney-client privilege. Court decisions in this area have not always provided consistent guidance. A dispute concerning a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request directed to the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority (CRRA) (now the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority) provided the Supreme Court with the opportunity to directly address the proper standard for determining when the privilege covers mixed-purpose communications. Read more


Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2015-16 From the Connecticut Supreme Court
The Connecticut Supreme Court term was again relatively quiet in the area of labor and employment, with only a few decisions that impact employers. Read more

In the Law Tribune’s Supreme Court Year in Review special section, articles focus on environmental protection, property and land use and other topics.


Environmental Year in Review: Decisions Reinforce DEEP’s Authority
In sharp contrast to last summer’s Tilcon Connecticut case, which placed significant checks on the ability of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to request extensive information from permit applicants, this year’s cases dramatically reinforce DEEP’s authority. Read more


A Busy Year in Real Property and Land Use
A flood of important decisions has flowed out of the courts. We should enjoy them while we can, because with judicial branch cutbacks typical real property and land use cases now find themselves in a position of lowest priority, far behind criminal prosecutions and family law matters. Read more


Design Defects at the Connecticut Supreme Court: A Doctrine in Flux
The big product-liability news at the Connecticut Supreme Court in 2016 was undoubtedly Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, 321 Conn. 172 ( 2016 ), an important decision that refined Connecticut’s standards for design-defect product-liability claims. Read more


Court Sets Standard for Application of Attorney-Client Privilege to Mixed-Purpose Communications
Lawyers and clients often confront the question of when communications relating to both nonlegal and legal advice may be covered by the attorney-client privilege. Court decisions in this area have not always provided consistent guidance. A dispute concerning a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request directed to the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority (CRRA) (now the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority) provided the Supreme Court with the opportunity to directly address the proper standard for determining when the privilege covers mixed-purpose communications. Read more


Labor and Employment Law Decisions in 2015-16 From the Connecticut Supreme Court
The Connecticut Supreme Court term was again relatively quiet in the area of labor and employment, with only a few decisions that impact employers. Read more