Minchella Law Blog

Category: Connecticut Unfair Trade Practice Act (CUTPA)

Can A Business File a SLAPP Special Motion to Dismiss?

Yes, of course.  So many states, last count 30 states have statutes that protect certain constitutional rights, of persons, and of businesses.  A SLAPP (Strategic …

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Does My Home Improvement Contract Have to Perfectly Comply With the Law?

YES! Well, Almost Yes. You’re safer if you think yes, your contract must strictly comply with certain parts of Connecticut’s Home Improvement Act.  You’re probably …

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Can I Use a Competitor’s Trademark in My Google Ad?(Part II)

A very recent North Carolina federal appeals court case means your business has less risk if it uses a competitor’s trademark in its Google or …

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Can COVID Get Me Out of My Non-Compete?

It’s Quite Possible COVID-19 Will Impact the Enforceability of a Non-Compete. The law surrounding non-competition agreements (non-competes, non-solicits, also called restrictive covenants) is well established …

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Home Improvement Contractor Help

Does a Contractor Have to Finish a Project During a Pandemic?

Do I have to meet my contract’s completion date with what’s going on? I am going to resist the urge to give the typical lawyer …

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False Advertising Claims, Back in the Day and Today

I think everyone has used the phrase now and then, “hey, that’s false advertising.”  Probably when you’ve gone to a store after seeing an advertisement …

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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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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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Thoughts on the Sandy Hook Supreme Court Hearing

On Tuesday the Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments from the lawyers for some of the families suing Remington Arms over the marketing and sale of …

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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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