Minchella Law Blog

Category: Attorney’s Fees

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

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 …

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Missed the Filing Deadline for Attorney’s Fees: No Worries (Well, Maybe Some)

When does a prevailing party have to apply for an award of attorney’s fees in Connecticut state court? Lawyers received an answer from the Connecticut …

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Scrambled Eggs and Punitive Damages in Employee Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Businesses now have a good case to support recovery of attorney’s fees just for scrambling to court to keep a former employee from violating a …

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Change Your Forms, Change Your Life.

A finale to my prior two blog posts on the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in RBC Nice Bearings, Inc. v. SKF USA, Inc.  You can …

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More on Ball Bearings and Waiver Under the UCC

Back to the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision in RBC Nice Bearings, Inc. v. SKF USA, Inc., a fun UCC read for any law junky.  You can read …

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Connecticut Makes It Easier to Recover Attorneys Fees

Who wants to pay an attorney?  Seriously?  About as much as wanting to go to the dentist.  But under the American Rule, which is the law …

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