Minchella Law Blog

Author: Anthony R. Minchella

Can I Sue My Neighbor? Of Course, But You Might Get SLAPPED with Attorneys Fees!

Why would you want to sue your neighbor? Well, first, think very carefully about it before you do it. These cases are emotional, expensive, and …

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What is a Bill of Discovery in Connecticut Courts? (Find Out Where the Secrets Are)

Connecticut commercial litigators sometimes overlook an archaic civil procedure tool which can be used very successfully to obtain discovery of information before a company commits …

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How Are Connecticut Judges Dealing with Connecticut’s SLAPP Law?

I have taken a keen interest in Connecticut’s new SLAPP statute and written about it here. I was scheduled to moderate a panel discussion recently at …

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Are Door to Door Salesman Employees or Independent Contractors

Connecticut employers and small businesses often look to save money on payroll expenses by classifying individuals as independent contractors rather than employees. The practice, while …

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Can I Use a Competitor’s Trademark in My Google Ad?

Google Ads is a powerful way to drive business to your company’s website, no doubt.  By bidding on keywords and crafting relevant ad content, your …

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What’s a Connecticut SLAPP Lawsuit?

Last year Connecticut’s Governor signed into law a statute that now about 33 states have.  Click here for an overview of the states’ laws.  Click here  for Connecticut’s law’s legislative history.  …

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What Can I Do If a Customer Gives My Small Business a Bad Review?

You’re a small business owner who provides a service; maybe you’re a contractor, landscaper or own a bakery. You have built a strong reputation in …

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SCOTUS’ Bristol Meyers Decision Applies to Personal Jurisdiction in Connecticut State Court

In 2017 in Bristol Meyers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, the United States Supreme Court narrowed the concept of personal jurisdiction. Bristol Meyers …

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What Happens When a Partner Leaves and Takes Clients?

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 …

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This Jury Verdict Should Concern Small Business Attorneys

A jury tagged Alston & Bird yesterday with a legal malpractice verdict arising out of allegations that one of its partners failed to properly advise and protect …

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