5 Year Battle Against Church Results in Trial and Appellate Court Victory
Minchella Law represented a small Fairfield County electrical contractor under an alternative fee arrangement in an effort to obtain payment for material and labor rendered through a general contractor that... Read more.
We had the pleasure of representing a woman who had worked for the Connecticut affiliate of a New York company for two decades. Upon retirement, the company promised to pay her medicare supplemental insurance premium for the rest of her life. When it learned she had taken a part-time position... Read more.
A local manufacturer retained us to defend it against serious allegations of racial discrimination and hostile work environment. The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights attorney who represented the State of Connecticut and the former employee, called the case one of the top 10 best cases she... Read more.
Homeowner's Father-in-Law Fells Tree, Striking Our Client
Attorney John Doran, with assistance from Anthony Minchella, represented an individual from New York who was struck by a falling tree while innocently installing a fence for his employer's customer. Our client had been working at... Read more.
Our client had entered into a marketing agreement to market the health care products and services of a start up company. Our client’s efforts led to the company closing on a multi-million dollar deal, but the company refused to pay the commissions our client believed were due. We sued in federal... Read more.
A Connecticut-based manufacturer with international locations retained us when one of their chemists left to join a competitor in the wet-chemistry industry. Though the chemist had signed a non-competition agreement upon joining our client, he still took a position that violated its terms and... Read more.
An attorney referred to us a good family friend who had been in a typical rear-end car accident. She had been represented by another attorney who told her she had no case. We pursued her claims, established that the other driver had been recklessly tailgating her for miles, and settled her case... Read more.
A Pennsylvania attorney referred us a woman who had fallen in her room’s bathtub at a Connecticut hotel near the casinos. This case normally might not be one where the hotel would seem at fault initially, but our investigation showed that the hotel had been undergoing renovations and... Read more.
A former insurance agent hired us after she was terminated while taking FMLA leave. She had participated in a federal investigation into the company’s insurance business, and worked closely with the FBI as it pursued criminal charges. We argued she was a protected whistle blower and after... Read more.
We received a referral from a large international law firm, to represent a foreign investment company against post judgment execution on its assets, arising out of one of the largest anti-terrorism judgments ever, $169,000,000. The plaintiffs were seeking to seize our client’s funds which were... Read more.
Attorney Minchella briefed and argued before the Connecticut Appellate Court the seminal case in which the Court held for the first time that a single deceptive act by a business could violate Connecticut’s unfair trade practice statute, commonly known as CUTPA.
Prior to this case,... Read more.
Recovering Investment in Albanian Airline
We represented, on an alternative fee basis, a married couple who had invested $250,000 in a chartered airline flying non-stop from Kennedy airport to Albania and Kosovo. It was an attractive investment, or so they thought, because at that time... Read more.
We recovered a confidential settlement on behalf of our client, a former senior level manager with a Fortune 50 company, after 11 days of trial in federal court. The claims were for sex discrimination and retaliation. The Fortune 50 company was defended by two partners who head the employment... Read more.
We helped an attorney successfully defend claims by his former law partner and spouse that she was entitled to additional distributions from their former law partnership. We prevailed on a summary judgment motion, thereby avoiding a costly trial, and then successfully defended that ruling on... Read more.
One of the largest labor and employment firms in the country retained us as local counsel to prosecute a “raid” claim against a start-up dental implant manufacturer. The start-up had created a strategic plan to lure away some of our client’s key employees. We performed much of the Connecticut-... Read more.
Anthony Minchella drafted the briefs and argued this appeal which resulted in a precedent setting decision under Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practice Act, CUTPA, which held that even a single unfair, deceptive or unscrupulous act can violate CUTPA. Read the Appellate Court’s decision here.
Attorney Minchella convinced a federal judge to deny an out-of-state company’s motion to compel arbitration in its home state of a dispute with a Connecticut company, by establishing that the seller’s purchase order terms requiring such arbitration did not become part of the parties’ agreement... Read more.