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The Supreme Court holds that insurance companies in Connecticut have the right to negotiate the hourly labor rate that they are willing to pay for auto body repairs and have the right to refuse to give their business to a…
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CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW / CONSTRUCTION LAW -- New statute of limitations for municipal and state projects

Kathryn M. Cunningham

by Kathryn M. Cunningham
July 29, 2015
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

Public Act 15-28 goes into effect on October 1, 2017, and establishes a 10 year statute of limitations running from the date of substantial completion for municipal and state construction projects.  The Act statues in part: “[N]o action or claim,…
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Connecticut Mirena IUD Lawsuit - Mirena Lawyers Connecticut - Mirena Side Effects Litigation

Philip R. Dunn

by Philip R. Dunn
July 20, 2015
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

If you or a loved one have suffered complications or injuries after having the Mirena IUD implanted, our Law Firm can help.  Please contact us today to receive a free legal consultation.  You may be eligible for financial compensation, but…
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CONNECTICUT TORT LAW – Housing Authority had duty to inspect smoke detectors

Peter K. O'Keefe

by Peter K. O'Keefe
July 13, 2015
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The Superior Court holds that a housing authority issuing rent vouchers has a duty to inspect for functioning smoke detectors, and either warn or remove tenants from units with non-functioning detectors.  The case involved the death of three occupants…
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CONNECTICUT MUNICIPAL LAW – Superior Court holds that police officer had no duty to search a person taken into protective custody for hallucinations

Joseph M. Busher

by Joseph M. Busher
July 13, 2015
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

A police officer took the tortfeasor into protective custody and delivered him to a hospital for treatment, after determining that he was having auditory hallucinations.  Approximately 38 hours later, the tortfeasor shot an attendant at the hospital, who later brought…
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MUNICIPAL LAW – U.S. District Court for E.D. of Pennsylvania dismisses 42 U.S.C. § 1983 arising out of high school football concussions

Kathryn M. Cunningham

by Kathryn M. Cunningham
July 13, 2015
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

The plaintiff was a member of the JV football team when he blacked out during a game after a hit.  After complaining of head and hand pain, he was allegedly put back in the game without being examined, and was…
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