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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: Employment Law

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION: Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that SSD claim precluded plaintiff from ADA, Title VII and ADEA claims:

10/31/2016 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals holds that the plaintiff’s statement to the Social Security Administration that he was unable to work as of a particular date judicially estopped the plaintiff from asserting in District Court that he remained capable of working in the plaintiff’s attempt to maintain A ...

EMPLOYMENT OF DISCRIMINATION: Connecticut District Court holds that Title VII bars discrimination based on transgender identity:

6/1/2016 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The Connecticut District Court, Underhill, D.J., has held that the federal employment discrimination statute prohibits employment discrimination “on the basis of transgender identity”.  Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of “sex”.  The court concludes that this term did ...

Attorney Busher leads fundraiser for local charity in East Haddam, Moodus

2012-03-26 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

East Haddam Moodus lawyer divorce real estate accident attorney Attorney Busher leads fundraiser for local charity in East Haddam, Moodus On July 9, 20 ...

Attorney Philip R. Dunn, Jr., obtains defendant’s verdict in a premises liability claim

2013-07-12 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

Jackson O’Keefe partner, Philip R. Dunn, Jr., recently obtained a defendant’s verdict in a case arising out of a fall on ice that occurred on December 10. 2009.  The plaintiff delivering the morning newspaper in New Britain, when she allegedly slipped and fell on ice in a customer’s driveway.& ...

Law Firm serving Wethersfield, Connecticut

2013-07-16 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

 Welcome to Jackson O'Keefe, a general practice law firm of attorneys serving Wethersfield. The firm provides a broad spectrum of legal services to Wethersfield area residents and businesses. Our lawyers' goal is to provide Wethersfield the highest quality advocacy and counsel in a cost effective manner. The fi ...

Law Firm serving Farmington

2013-07-16 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

 Welcome to Jackson O'Keefe, a general practice law firm of attorneys serving Farmington. The firm provides a broad spectrum of legal services to Farmington area residents and businesses. Our lawyers' goal is to provide Farmington the highest quality advocacy and counsel in a cost-effective manner. The firm's a ...

Law Firm serving Southington

2013-07-16 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

 Welcome to Jackson O'Keefe, a general practice law firm of attorneys located in and serving Southington. The firm provides a broad spectrum of legal services to Southington area residents and businesses. Our lawyers' goal is to provide Southington the highest quality advocacy and counsel in a cost-effective ma ...

Attorney Philip R. Dunn re-elected to Town of Farmington Plan and Zoning Commission

2013-11-06 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Congratulations to JO Partner Philip R. Dunn! Attorney Dunn was re-elected to another four year term on the Town of Farmington Plan and Zoning Commission where he currently serves as the Chairman. Attorney Dunn was the top vote getter in a hotly contested race and with his running mate has maintained their majority ...

EMPLOYMENT LAW – Hostile environment claim for gender reinstated, not religion or race

2015-05-11 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

Because the defendant understood the nature of the plaintiff’s sexual harassment claim, the failure to expressly plead the pertinent Connecticut General Statute was not fatal to the claim and a genuine issue of material fact existed as to whether plaintiff was subjected to a hostile work environment based on s ...

EMPLOYMENT LAW – Appellate Court holds that punitive damages may not be recovered under Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA):

2015-06-03 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

General Statutes § 46a-104, entitled, “Civil action for discriminatory practice: Relief,” provides: “The court may grant a complainant in an action brought in accordance with section 46a-100 such legal and equitable relief which it deems appropriate including, but not limited to, temporary or ...

Attorney Allison L. Baxter Joins the Law Firm Jackson O’Keefe, LLP

2015-09-15 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The Wethersfield and Southington law firm Jackson O’Keefe, LLP, is pleased to announce that Allison L. Baxter has joined the firm as an Associate.  Attorney Baxter will work with practice groups in both the Wethersfield and Southington offices of Jackson O’Keefe, practicing in the areas of personal ...


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