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We often tell clients that going through litigation is like the movie Rocky: the parties will batter each other emotionally and financially until the last one standing wins. This analogy draws on popular culture and helps to manage clients’ expectations, while promoting the advantages of...
After doctors told a Connecticut woman that genetic testing revealed that she had an "80 percent" chance of getting breast cancer, she underwent a voluntary double mastectomy. After all, according to the New York Times, both of her sisters had already contracted the disease, and test...
In a post in this week’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Dan Schwartz brings up some compelling points. He notes that while it is legal to “friend” a student or subordinate, it may not be prudent for a teacher or supervisor. I am in full agreement. But, I...
It’s not unusual for an attorney to challenge the constitutionality of a law. But,according to the Associated Press, Connecticut's Secretary of State, Susan Bysiewicz, is charting new territory: she’s a plaintiff in a lawsuit against her own office. In effect, she’s suing...
We're back. After an unavoidable hiatus, we're posting again. Although we regret our absence from the blogosphere, we were not idle. We begin by updating clients and friends with summaries of some our recent accomplishments: Employment Law - Reinstatement of Government...
As a private firm with a...
Signs of the recession are apparent in downtown Ridgefield. There are vacant storefronts downtown when, a year ago, there were none. The vacant storefronts evidence the fact that, indeed, Ridgefield is not immune to...
This blog has featured several entries about controversial Facebook posts and the troubles they can cause employees, but it seems that saying something in 140 characters (or less) may be even more damaging. Careless Twittering has been in the news and cost several people their jobs or business...
A First Look at the New "Temporary" Federal Estate Tax Law Throughout 2010, several of our posts noted that the federal estate tax had expired but that under then-current law, the estate tax was due to come back in 2011 as a more onerous tax. We commented and provided links, for example,...
You have the right to remain silent … about some things . . . when interviewing for a job. It's well known that some questions are off-limits because, for example, they could imply a discriminatory intent. But, do you have the right to keep your Facebook password and login info to yourself...