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The following summaries are intended to provide quick summaries of some aspects of recent CT legal developments on accident and insurance issues.  Most of these matters were not handled by Jackson O'Keefe, LLP.  The summaries are provided as a news summary only.  The summaries are not comprehensive, and readers are referred to the primary sources for full details.  These summaries are not legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney with regard to your situation.

Category: Commercial Law

LITIGATION LAW: CT Appellate Court affirms dismissal of pro se lawsuit where recognizance bond not filed as required

7/28/2016 | Joseph M. Busher Jr.
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

In the pro se plaintiff’s lawsuit against his former attorneys, the defendants requested that the plaintiff file a signed recognizance bond. The court ordered the plaintiff to furnish a recognizance bond on or before December 8, 2014.  Not having done so, the court dismissed the complaint on December 9.&n ...

Business Law – Jackson O’Keefe obtains the granting of a Motion to Strike on behalf of employees of an LLC

5/5/2016 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff asserted claims against an LLC and two employees thereof.  The plaintiff alleged that it hired the LLC to maintain a swimming pool.  It was alleged that the swimming pool popped out of the ground due to a buildup of hydrostatic forces under the pool.  The court grants the Motion to Strik ...

CT Appellate Court addresses commercial litigation and theft issues, as well as piercing of corporate veil

2012-06-29 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Appellate Court addresses commercial litigation and theft issues, as well as piercing of corporate veil In a decision officially released June 5, 2012, The Connecticut Appellate Court states in part: ROBINSON, J. The defendant, Harry Terdjanian, appeals from the trial court’s judgment rendered ...

CT Commercial Law: Covenants Not to Compete for 18 Months Were not Enforceable

2012-08-14 | Andrew J. O'Keefe
ajokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Commercial Law: Covenants Not to Compete for 18 Months Were not Enforceable CASE:  Creative Dimensions Inc. v. Laberge COURT:  New Haven J.D., at New Haven DOC. No.: CV11-6020991-COURT OPINION BY:  Robinson, J. DATE:  May 31, 2012-PAGES:  12   < ...

Attorney Busher obtains summary judgment in construction defect litigation

2013-06-06 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

On June 3, 2013, Attorney Joseph M. Busher, Jr., obtained summary judgment in favor of Orlando Annulli and Sons, Inc., in a ruling from the complex litigation docket of the Connecticut Superior Court.  The claim for in excess of $ 9 million in property damage and economic losses arose out of a roof collapse cau ...

Jackson O’Keefe, a general practice and personal injury law firm, is relocating from Hartford to Wethersfield

2014-02-14 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, will be moving its main office from Hartford to suburban Wethersfield on March 3, 2014.  Managing partner Peter K. O’Keefe, a current and lifelong Wethersfield resident, reports that the firm believes the move will allow it to better serve its clients, many of whom want to avoi ...

UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES/PERSONAL LIABILITY -- Connecticut Supreme Court holds that individual liability exists under Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act for owner of limited liability company:

2015-07-29 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

Following federal precedent with regard to analogous federal statute, the Connecticut Supreme Court holds that the owner of an LLC who personally participated in and knew of acts that allegedly violated CUTPA could have individual liability under said act. To have individual liability, the actor must knowingly or re ...

Attorney Busher selected to the 2015 Connecticut Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters

2015-10-21 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The Wethersfield and Southington law firm of Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, congratulates Attorney Joseph M. Busher on his recognition.  The list of selected lawyers will appear in New England Super Lawyers Magazine which reaches more than 66,100 attorneys, and Connecticut Magazine which reaches more than 307,000 ...

CT CONSTRUCTION LAW – Appellate Court holds that claim not raised in arbitration proceeding is not barred in subsequent litigation by res judicata

2015-11-10 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The State of Connecticut had hired Bacon Construction Company to perform masonry work and related services at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic. ...


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