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Waive Goodbye to Juries
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

The right to a trial by jury is considered a fundamental right in Connecticut. However, our Supreme Court has held that this right is subject to

New Connecticut noncompetition requirements for employees of surviving entity of mergers and acquisitions
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

On June 24, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a new law to become effective on October 1, 2013, that imposes additional requirements

200 million reasons why waivers of subrogation matter
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2012

When negotiating contracts with a client, sometimes their eyes roll when we come to the section on insurance, particularly that awkward phrase, “waiver of subrogation.”

Connecticut stepping up its brownfields game
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2011

Public Act No. 11-141, An Act Concerning Brownfield Remediation and Development as an Economic Driver, awaits the signature of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.

Posthumous abandonment order cannot trump surviving spouse’s rights
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut recently granted a motion to dismiss in favor of a retirement plan that provided a pre-retirement survivor annuity to an estranged spouse.

Arbitration agreement held to bar FLSA suit despite collective action waiver
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut recently addressed the question of the arbitrability of a minimum wage and overtime claim originally filed in federal court as a purported collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

Connecticut Superior Court held that home seller’s misrepresentation regarding lead paint constituted “occurrence” and insurer had a duty to defend
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2009

A Connecticut Superior Court recently awarded summary judgment against an insurer on the basis that a home seller’s misrepresentation regarding the existence of lead paint in the home constituted an "occurrence" under her insurance policy and, therefore, the insurer had a duty to defend the seller in a lawsuit alleging negligent misrepresentation and was liable for paying the stipulated judgment agreed to by the parties.

Side letters
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • March 23 2009

On Feruary 18, 2009, the U.S, District Court for the District of Connecticut declined to dismiss claims by an investor relating to a side letter purporting to waive any lock-up of the investor's capital.

Chief Justice’s decision to permit interlocutory appeal cannot be challenged
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2009

The Supreme Court of Connecticut refused to usurp the Chief Justice’s statutory authority to permit a direct, interlocutory appeal to the Supreme Court under Conn. Gen. Stat. 52-265a, holding that the Chief Justice’s determination of whether the action “involves a matter of substantial public interest and in which delay may work substantial injustice” is not reviewable on appeal.

Rebekah Kaufman
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP