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Paying For Grandchildren's College Education
Given the spiraling costs of education, many families are realizing that careful planning and long-term strategies are no longer optional.
United States
31 Jul 2019
Federal Preemption Under The Federal Aviation Act
In its July 9 decision in Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority v. Tong, __ F. 3d. __, 2019, WL 2932588 (2d Cir. 2019), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed its position that the Federal Aviation Act, ...
United States
18 Jul 2019
Soto v. Bushmaster: The Sandy Hook Victims Notch A Stunning Victory, But At What Cost?
Last week, the Connecticut Supreme Court sent a jolt through the legal commentariat with its decision in Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, the lawsuit brought against the manufacturers and sellers of the semi-automatic rifle used in the tragic 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
United States
1 Apr 2019
Supreme Court Recently Limited The Scope Of Whistleblower Protection Under Dodd-Frank, But State Laws Continue To Provide Broader Protections
On February 21, 2018, in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, to sue under the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ...
United States
5 Apr 2018
A Provider's Guide To Managing A Medical Device Recall
While manufacturers are generally responsible for initiating medical device recalls, providers are usually best positioned to identify and notify affected patients and quarantine identified devices.
United States
22 Feb 2018
Connecticut Budget Act Increases Holdback For School Building Project Grants
On October 26, the Connecticut Senate and House of Representatives voted to give final legislative passage to a 2017-2019 biennium budget (the Budget Act).
United States
2 Nov 2017
New Jersey's Truth In Consumer Contract Law Given Additional Clarity In New Ruling
In rejecting certification of two classes due to lack of predominance, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc. that the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act....
United States
9 Oct 2017
Estate Planning Update September 2017 - The Equifax Data Breach
Equifax, one of the three major credit-reporting agencies, recently reported a breach of its security.
United States
14 Sep 2017
403(b) Plan Sponsors, Beware Of Excessive Fee Litigation
In recent months, a spate of class actions have been brought against more than a dozen major universities that sponsor 403(b) plans.
United States
5 Oct 2016
The Discovery Rule Applies To Resurrect Consumer Fraud Claim On Property Sale
The six-year statute of limitations was effectively tolled until the plaintiff discovered the wrongdoer knew of the falsity of the statement and intended the plaintiff to rely on it.
United States
23 Aug 2016
FCC Clarifies TCPA Rules for Utilities
On August 4, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) released a Declaratory Ruling that clarifies certain liability aspects under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. 227, for utilities that use automated calling technology to provide utility service information to their customers.
United States
9 Aug 2016
U.S. Department Of Education Issues Guidance On Application Of Title IX To Transgender Students
Today, the U.S. Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" letter containing "significant guidance" summarizing and explaining the views of the Department of Education and Department of Justice on the applicability of Title IX to transgender students.
United States
16 May 2016
Connecticut Supreme Court Updates Design Defect Standards In "Good Tobacco" Litigation
In a decision officially released this week, the Connecticut Supreme Court altered the legal landscape in Connecticut for design defect product liability claims.
United States
12 May 2016
New Florida Law Puts End To "Surprise Bills"
On April 14, Florida became the latest state to protect consumers from "surprise" medical bills when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 221, preventing balance billing by out-of-network healthcare providers...
United States
11 May 2016
Tax Court Places Burden Of Proof On Princeton University In Tax Exemption Case
The Tax Court of New Jersey issued a precedent-setting decision which will have far-ranging impacts in that it clarifies which party has the burden of proof in challenging a real property tax exemption.
United States
17 Nov 2015
NYC Bans Use Of Credit Histories In Employment Decisions
On May 6, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, which bans employers in New York City from using applicants' and employees' credit histories...
United States
14 May 2015
2015 UConn iQ Program Kicks Off With Overwhelming Student Interest
The 2015 UConn Innovation Quest (iQ) Program kicked off on February 16, 2015, with over 200 undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students attending from across UConn.
United States
12 Mar 2015
CT Supreme Court Clarifies Pleading Requirements For Products Liability Claims
A plaintiff who raises a products-liability claim must ordinarily come forward with evidence of some specific design or manufacturing defect in the product at issue.
United States
24 Sep 2014
First Circuit Requires District Court Of Rhode Island To Justify Foreclosure Stay
In compliance with the First Circuit's ruling, the district court has set a hearing on the question of whether the stay met the requirements for the issuance of an injunction and has invited suggestions from the parties as to time and expense limitations for the mediation process in the event the stay is continued.
United States
4 Jul 2013
Supreme Court Decision May Reduce Debtor Claims Brought Under The FDCPA
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that may reduce the number of claims brought by debtors under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA"), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692 et seq., or at least cause plaintiffs' counsel to think twice about bringing such claims.
United States
28 Feb 2013
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