MGM is using lots of resources to ensure that any profits from casino gambling in our corner of the country go into its pockets rather than to Connecticut tribes and taxpayers. The power of their opposition shouldn’t mean that we accept specious legal arguments.
Nearly 200 members of Connecticut's legal community were out in downtown Hartford Tuesday night to receive awards for their work during the past year and to celebrate the field's rising stars, living legends and winning teams.
The risk of informal legal advice is that it generally is not subject to the conflict check procedures applied by many law firms. Yet conflict of interest claims can come from many sources, and not just where the attorney ignored the rules when representing a client during the course of a traditional attorney-client relationship.
The Connecticut Law Tribune's annual Professional Excellence legal awards are rightly a source of pride—and even bragging rights—for attorneys and organizations across the state, but the annual ritual of nominating, selecting and presenting awards to honorees is actually a fun learning process for the Law Tribune staff—a chance to check the pulse of the Connecticut legal community.
A 1940s Connecticut "Crime of the Century" courtroom drama, written by Connecticut attorney Michael Koskoff and exploring the rich personality of a young Thurgood Marshall, hits big screens nationwide next month.
The Connecticut Law Tribune is pleased to announce the winners of Distinguished Leader honors in the publication's annual Professional Excellence Awards. The following attorneys were nominated by their peers and selected by a panel to be this year's honorees, who will be celebrated at the annual Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner Oct. 3 at the Bond Room in Hartford:
The Connecticut Law Tribune today announces the finalists for Attorney of the Year for the publication's 2017 Professional Excellence Awards. The three finalists—Dana Hrelic, a partner at Horton, Dowd, Bartschi & Levesque; Josh Koskoff of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieber; and former U.S. District Judge Alan Nevas were chosen with the help of an outside panel, and the ultimate winner will be announced at the Law Tribune's Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner Oct. 3 at the Bond Room in Hartford.
Connecticut matrimonial attorneys are at odds over a state Supreme Court ruling that some say arbitrarily broadens the scope of asset protection at the outset of divorce proceedings, and could further clog an overburdened court system with disputes over personal financial transactions.
While diversity and inclusiveness are not new concepts to the Connecticut Bar Association, newly elected officers of the tightly knit group are lauding recent strides the organization has made, including electing four women officers out of the total seven this year, with women of color assuming the presidential and vice presidential roles.
A Connecticut jury's damages award of more than $28 million in a suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit—and the sum stands to grow, as the court also remanded for reconsideration of punitive damages.
Connecticut's Statewide Grievance Committee has released summaries with results of the following disciplinary hearings held in May. Complaints included violations of rules of professional conduct, problems associated with drugs and/or alcohol, neglect of clients' cases and stealing funds from clients.
With changing politics, technologies and business models affecting the legal industry in a state mired in a seemingly endless fiscal crisis, the Connecticut Bar Association's new president, Karen DeMeola, begins her term amid many challenges, but she says she is up to the task.
Despite being home to many successful firms, Connecticut isn't particularly fertile ground for law firm mergers and acquisitions. The annual number of tie-ups never reaches double digits, according to consultant data, and experts seem to agree this trend will continue for the foreseeable future in the "Land of Steady Habits."
A federal judge in Connecticut has declined to dismiss a suit against Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. and associated defendants on behalf of a man who was electrocuted while trespassing on railroad property.
Representatives of some of Connecticut's top firms said they enjoyed positive growth last year and are striving for greater successes, despite a national trend toward self-representation, spurred by rapid technological advances.
U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea has rejected an effort by Sherwin-Williams to use an unsigned separation agreement as the basis to dismiss a former employee's race discrimination and retaliation suit.
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