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What on earth does Section 8-1 “mesne” (mean)? I’ve written about traps for the unwary in Connecticut practice before, but nothing exemplifies the incomprehensibility of the Connecticut Practice Book quite like Section 8-1. It is supposed to explain how you start a civil...
Earlier this week, Brian Martinez filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York, claiming that Bloomberg L.P. terminated his employment because he was regarded as disabled and because he is gay, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and employment discrimination laws of New...
I've been trying to keep current with my blogging over the summer, but work -- billable work -- kept getting in the way. September will be better, I promise. Right now, I'm finishing up a week of vacation with my family. I always start vacations with ambitious plans to get to all...
South Dakota, you may know, is not New York or Connecticut. For one, the roads are straighter and longer. “Close” in New York is 5 streets or 2 avenues away; in Connecticut it is anything less than 5 miles away. In South Dakota, “close” is anything under a...
Howdy, Strangers! Yes, it has been more than a month since I posted. Mea culpa! Mea culpa! Let me assure you, my time has not been ill-spent. July started with a week-long stay-cation with my kiddies—that special time for all working parents, after school ends...
Or, dare I say it, "Mewsings"? Yesterday, I attended the annual meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. An expedited arbitration that threatened to consume my life nearly kept me away, but once that was stayed, I pounced on the chance...
Plaintiffs Finally Can Redress Circuitous Wrongs as Proximate Cause Spell-Checked Into Oblivion It seems that Mrs. Palsgraf has finally been vindicated, forcing law professors across the country to revise their 1L Torts exams. How did this happen? Spell check on Microsoft Word...
Less than a week after a lawsuit was filed claiming that the Law School Admissions Test discriminates against the legally blind, a Weslyan University senior, Meghan Larywon, filed a suit claiming that the Law School Admissions Council (the group that administers the LSAT)...
Smart Lawyering Adds About $30MM to $58MM Verdict Personal injury powerhouse Kathleen Nastri of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder secured a $58MM verdict in a case where an obstetrician failed to deliver a baby by caesarean section immediately upon discovering certain conditions. The...
As reported in the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, the American Bar Association was sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act because the LSAT discriminates against the blind and visually impaired. The suit alleges that the ABA pressures law schools to use LSAT scores to...