Kane Bennett is the co-founder of the business and technology litigation firm, Raymond & Bennett, LLC. He started this blog to provide information for in-house attorneys and corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, human resource executives, individuals, business owners, and Connecticut attorneys. The blog covers lawsuits, legislation, and legal issues. Additionally, the blog regularly includes practical technology tips on a host of issues relevant to Connecticut business owners and managers.
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After 5 years of litigation, two appeals, and one trial, the answer is.......Yes, that statement can constitute an valid offer to end a Connecticut partnership between two feuding sisters who had agreed in writing to split lottery winnings. The story of the feuding sisters...
On January 11, 2010, a class action lawsuit (download here) was filed against AT&T alleging that it improperly charged sales tax to access the Internet in violation of Connecticut law and the Internet Tax Freedom Act. The case was brought on behalf of David Rock who subscribed with AT&T for...
As mentioned before on this blog, Courtney Love was sued for defamation arising out of her notorious Twitter posts. As the case heads to trial on February 6th, she has taken down her Twitter page. Recall that Love was sued by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir for a series of allegedly...
In the Business Torts category of this blog, I recently covered the basic law in Connecticut concerning interference with business relationships. Today's post concerns another business tort known as "defamation" and how it intersects with the growing use of social...
Do software publishers need more regulation to encourage creation of safe and reliable software?That was the general question posed for a debate at the RSA Conference USA on February 29, 2012. Sean Doherty of Law Technology News wrote an interesting article summarizing the two different positions....
I am pleased to announce that I have started a new law firm, Aeton Law Partners LLP. At my new firm, I will continue my litigation practice involving a wide array of business and technology matters. In this new venture, I have partnered with Attorney David Benoit. Dave...
Data loss and security breach incidents have become common. However, lawsuits related to these incidents are not so common or successful. The problems plaintiffs have encountered include not only figuring out the proper cause of action to seek recovery (many states lack laws...
The Hartford has recently announced a new insurance product specially tailored to fit small business for data loss and security breach. It has been touted as more affordable for the smaller business owner. More and more small businesses are experiencing the devastating effects of a...
Connecticut state court judges recently adopted new electronic discovery rules. The rules will become part of the Connecticut Practice Book for civil discovery and take effect on January 2, 2012. The judges present at the annual meeting unanimously adopted the new...
The impact of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc) continues to grow in legal matters including litigation and trial. The court decisions cut across numerous areas from employment law and personal injury to privacy rights and defamation. Social media...