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What Happens When a Partner Leaves and Takes Clients?

Posted April 27, 2018

I love reading about cases involving partnerships and employment law.  It’s the best of both worlds; commercial law and employment law. What happens when one partner leaves the partnership and takes some – maybe a lot – of the partnership’s clients?  A fight, that’s what happens.

And we had a good one in a recent Connecticut Appellate Court opinion. Judge William Bright, one of the newer appellate judges, wrote this one, and did a fine job.  Judge Bright litigated a lot of these types of cases and it shows.

Middletown Law Firm Lawsuit Raises Interesting Questions

Posted September 13, 2017

It’s not too often I get to blog about one of my favorite topics, limited liability litigation, in connection with a case involving a law firm.  Typically, law partners want to keep their partnership disputes out of court, at least in Connecticut.  But one case filed back in April involving a local law firm has heated up, and another was recently filed between the same parties.

Can I Sue My Partner for a Violation of CUTPA? (I Know, You'd Rather Hit Him)

Posted August 6, 2017

 Yes, of course you can, if he or she is doing some very bad things.  You see, partners get into disputes all the time. Disagreements happen, whether they are between partners in a limited liability company, a true partnership, or shareholders in a closely-held corporation. And sometimes those disagreements are pretty serious, like when one partner steals money from the company. Or, maybe one of the partners starts a competing business and takes away the company’s customers. That kind of stuff gets serious, and is not the kind of behavior partners can (or should) turn their back on.

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