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   Nullum Tempus and Beyond: Practical and Public Policy Implications of the UConn Law School Library Decision

Presented by: Construction Law Section, Insurance Law Section, and Young Lawyers Section

Description: This seminar will discuss the implications of the decision of the state Supreme Court in State v. Lombardo Brothers Mason Contractors, Inc., et al., 307 Conn. 412 (2012), which found that the doctrine of nullum tempus (no time runs against the king) is well established in Connecticut’s common law, exempting the state from the operation of statutes of limitation and repose and allowing it to sue contractors, design professionals, and others for alleged defects in the design and construction of the UConn Law School library 12 years after the project was completed. Several experienced construction law attorneys and representatives of various industries affected by the decision will share their views on the decision, potential practical implications of working on state projects, public policy considerations, and what attorneys can do in the wake of the decision to advise clients who work on state projects.

Seminar Code: CO030613

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Registration and cash bar at 5:30 p.m.; dinner included)

Location: Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill

Event Cost: Construction Law Section, Insurance Law Section, or YLS Member: $65.00
  CBA Member: $85.00
  Non-member: $85.00
Credit Hours: CLE Credit 2.0 Hours

John E. Bulman, Little Medeiros Kinder,Bulman & Whitney PC, Providence
Donald W. Doeg, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy PC, Hartford
Michael J. Donnelly, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford
Timothy S. Fisher, McCarter & English LLP, Hartford
Matthew M. Horowitz, Wolf, Horowitz & Etlinger LLC, Hartford
Gregory D. Podolak, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Hamden
Donald J. Shubert, Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Wethersfield 

Program Schedule
5:30 Registration and Cash Bar
6:00 Overview of the Decision, Including a Brief History of the Issue
6:20 Potential Implications of the Decision
7:00 Public Policy Considerations
7:15 Practical Considerations Following the Decision
7:45 Panel Discussion; Questions & Answers


This seminar is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE.

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