Connecticut Legal News

On June 4, 2015, Attorney Peter K. O’Keefe obtained defendant’s verdicts in two lawsuits arising out of an alleged commercial van’s collision with a bus.  The three plaintiffs were passengers on the bus.  They alleged that the van driver drove…
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CONNECTICUT INSURANCE LAW – Supreme Court holds that IBM computer tape loss was not personal injury under liability policies

Joseph M. Busher

by Joseph M. Busher
June 03, 2015
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Recall Total Information Management, Inc., contracted with IBM to store and transport computer tapes containing IBM employee personal information.  Recall subcontracted the transportation to another company, and the tapes fell from a truck and were lost. The transportation company named…
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INSURANCE LAW – Connecticut Superior Court allows bad faith claim but strikes CUIPA and CUTPA

Joseph M. Busher

by Joseph M. Busher
June 03, 2015
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Based upon unproven allegations while considering a motion to strike, the Court allows a bad faith claim to proceed where it was alleged that an insurer misled a claimant to believe that a claim for water damage would be timely…
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EMPLOYMENT LAW – Appellate Court holds that punitive damages may not be recovered under Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CFEPA):

Joseph M. Busher

by Joseph M. Busher
June 03, 2015
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…
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Attorney Busher receives highest peer review rating available from Martindale-Hubbell

Kathryn M. Cunningham

by Kathryn M. Cunningham
June 02, 2015
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

On June 2, 2015, Martindale-Hubbell recognized Joseph M. Busher, Jr., with a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of A/V, the highest rating available.  The AV rating from his peers means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and…
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BODILY INJURY LAW – Superior Court reduces $880k pain and suffering award to $60k

Matthew J. O'Keefe

by Matthew J. O'Keefe
May 11, 2015
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff’s decedent slipped and fell on ice, and then died after approximately several hours before she was discovered face down on a sidewalk at her apartment complex. 

The jury’s award was found excessive and shocked the court’s conscience. …
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