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  • Book Review of Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made.pdf
    Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made –Russell F. Canaan, Gregory E. Mize, and Frederick H. Weisberg, eds., New York, New York, 2018. 280 pages. In Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made, thirteen trial judges—the three …
  • CBJ Vol 92 No 3 - Linked.pdf
    Contents Business Litigation: 2018 in Review 178 By William J. O’Sullivan 2017-2018 Developments in Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Law 199 By Zachary J. Phillipps Book Review: Tough Cases 233 By Judge Henry S. Cohn CONNECTICUT BAR JOURNAL Volume 92 No. 3 30 Bank St New Britain, CT 06051 Visit ctbar.o…
  • Business Litigation: 2018 in Review.pdf
    BUSINESS LITIGATION: 2018 IN REVIEW BY WILLIAM J. O’SULLIVAN* In 2018, Connecticut’s appellate courts decided numer- ous cases of interest to business litigators. Following is a summary of the year’s most noteworthy decisions. I. REMEDIES AND DEFENSES A. For Purposes of Fraudulent Concealment, Knowledge of …
  • 2017-2018 Developments in Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Law.pdf
    2017-2018 DEVELOPMENTS IN CONNECTICUT LANDLORD-TENANT LAW BY ZACHARY J. PHILLIPPS* In 2017 and 2018 the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate courts issued decisions in several landlord-tenant cases. As expected, the majority of those decisions dealt with issues which arose in the summary process context, but they also address…
  • 2016 Survey of Connecticut Tax Law Developments.pdf
    2016 SURVEY OF CONNECTICUT TAX LAW DEVELOPMENTS BY ALAN E. LIEBERMAN AND LOUIS B. SCHATZ* Coming off a tumultuous year in 2015, which involved significant tax increases, the Governor generally remained true to his pledge in 2016 not to increase Connecticut taxes, although action taken to reduce state grants, PILOT pay- ments and …
  • Book Review: Connecticut Legal Ethics & Malpractice, 3d Ed..pdf
    Connecticut Legal Ethics & Malpractice, 3d Ed. — Mark A. Dubois & James F. Sullivan, Connecticut Law Tribune, a division of ALM Media Properties, LLC, New York, NY, 2016. 397 pages. “No attorney practices without making mistakes.”1 The background and experience of Mark Dubois and James Sullivan, authors of Connecticut Legal Ethics &…
  • CBJ Vol 90 No. 4.pdf
    Contents The Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act 292 By Lois G. Andrews 2016 Survey of Connecticut Tax Law Developments 324 By Alan E. Lieberman and Louis B. Schatz Survey of Developments in Insurance Coverage Law for 2014–2016 355 By Edward J. Stein, Cort T. Malone, Ryan M. Suerth and Melissa A. Federico CONNEC…
  • Survey of Developments in Insurance Coverage Law for 2014-2016.pdf
    SURVEY OF DEVELOPMENTS IN INSURANCE COVERAGE LAW FOR 2014–2016 BY EDWARD J. STEIN, CORT T. MALONE, RYAN M. SUERTH AND MELISSA A. FEDERICO* Connecticut courts considered numerous insurance cov- erage and other insurance-related issues in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Connecticut Supreme Court addressed both cov- erage and non-coverage-…
  • CBJ Vol 90 No 2 Final.pdf
    Contents Business Litigation: 2015 in Review 93 By William J. O’Sullivan Recent Developments in Elder Law – Selected Cases and Legislation 2016 112 By Carmine Perri and Brendan F. Daly Survey of Developments in Labor and Employment Law 141 By Jeffrey J. Mirman Book Review: The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Righ…
  • Business Litigation: 2016 In Review.pdf
    BUSINESS LITIGATION: 2016 IN REVIEW BY WILLIAM J. O’SULLIVAN* In 2016, Connecticut’s appellate courts decided numerous business cases involving the issue of who can sue whom: who has standing to bring suit, who can be sued and in what capacity. The year also featured two significant Appellate Court decisions in which substantial…
  • Business Litigation: 2015 in Review.pdf
    BUSINESS LITIGATION: 2015 IN REVIEW By WILLIAm J. O’SULLIVAN* In 2015, Connecticut’s appellate courts decided a number of noteworthy cases in the realms of business torts, foreclo- sure, contract, and construction law. Those courts also decided cases that addressed liability, remedies and defenses pertinent to business cases. Fo…
  • 2017 Connecticut Appellate Review.pdf
    2017 CONNECTICUT APPELLATE REVIEW WEsLEy W. HORTON ANd KENNETH J. BARTsCHI* I. sUPREmE COURT We have occasionally wondered if newspaper publishers, having determined that not much happened yesterday, were ever tempted to run the headline “Not much Happened yesterday.” Well, that’s the way we feel about the decisio…
  • A Survey of Criminal Law Opinions.pdf
    A SURVEY OF CRIMINAL LAW OPINIONS BY TEJAS BHATT* Criminal law cases make up a significant portion of the docket of our Supreme and Appellate Courts. This article surveys the criminal law opinions issued by those courts to answer the question: what do criminal law practitioners need to know about the opinions issued by the Connec…
  • Survey of 2016 Developments in Labor and Employment Law.pdf
    SURVEy OF 2016 DEVELOPMENTS IN LABOR AND EMPLOyMENT LAW By JEFFREy J. MIRMAN* Since the last survey there has been a substantial increase in the number of cases filed claiming discrimina- tion or failing to pay wages. For example, employment charges filed with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities increase…
  • Professional Responsibility Review 2016.pdf
    PROFEssIONAL REsPONsIBILITy REVIEW 2016 By BRENdON P. LEVEsQUE* ANd HON. KImBERLy A. KNOX** Carlson was charged with stealing a mercedes Benz, and after a long trial, the jury acquitted him. Later that day Carlson came back to the judge who had presided at the hearing. “your honor,” he said, “I wanna get out a warrant…
  • Business Litigation 2017 in Review.pdf
    BUsINEss LITIGATION: 2017 IN REVIEW By WILLIAm J. O’sULLIVAN* In 2017, Connecticut’s appellate courts decided numer- ous cases of interest to business litigators. Following is a summary of some of the year’s most noteworthy decisions. I. REmEdIEs ANd dEFENsEs A. equitable Forfeiture in employee Disloyalty clai…
  • Book Review: The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right.pdf
    The Burger Court and the Rise of the Jucicial Right – michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse (Simon & Schuster, 2016). 468 pages. I think it could fairly be said that our history tells us that our chief justices had probably had more profound and last- ing influence on their times and on the direction of the nation th…
  • Survey of Developments in Labor and Employment Law.pdf
    SURVEy OF DEVELOPmENTS IN LABOR AND EmPLOymENT LAW By JEFFREy J. mIRmAN* Since the last survey, there has been a substantial increase in the number of cases filed claiming discrimina- tion under both federal and state law as well as claiming unpaid wages or unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The E…
  • 2016 Appellate Review.pdf
    2016 APPELLATE REVIEW BY WESLEY W. HORTON AND KENNETH J. BARTSCHI* I. SUPREME COURT The most important Supreme Court event for 2016 is, sorry to report, the early retirement of Justice Peter Zarella on December 30, announced suddenly in early November.1 We say “sorry to report” because Justice Zarella is only 67, so he had al…
  • Book Review: Dissent and the Supreme Court.pdf
    Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court’s History and the Nation’s Constitutional Dialogue – Melvin Urofsky, Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, New York, NY, 2015. 528 pages. The value of a dissent can be described in many ways. Melvin Urofsky, a professor emeritus of history at Vir…
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