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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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What’s a Trade Secret If I Don’t Keep it Secret?

Nothing. Seriously, though, even large companies, like Ford Motor Company, seem to forget this. And it will probably end up costing it a lot of …

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Santa Claus is From Ohio: Merry Christmas Everyone!

I was wondering whether Santa Claus has ever really been in court charged with a crime.  Sort of like “Miracle on 34th Street.” Alas, he …

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Do Trump’s Confidentiality Agreements Trump the First Amendment?

Yes, I cannot resist. Trump is all over the news so why not our blog? A thought crossed my mind. Presumably most, if not all, …

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My Son Wants to Go To Law School

It’s Friday evening, and I don’t much feel like blogging about law. Rather, I’d like to talk about my oldest son, Anthony. He is now …

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Visiting Attorneys Beware: Court Revokes NY Attorney’s Pro Hac Vice Status

Like most states’ rules, the Connecticut Practice Book allows attorneys admitted to practice law in other states (but not Connecticut) to represent a client in …

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Some Thoughts on a Tough Topic: The Sandy Hook School Shooting Lawsuit

I don’t typically comment on pending lawsuits like this, other than discussing or analyzing an important court decision or filing. But this morning, an article …

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Plaintiff Unavailable for a Deposition – Really Unavailable

I was reading Michael Lowry’s recent post in his great ABA Law Journal Top 100 Blog, “Compelling Discovery,” and the topic reminded me of a case that …

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Why Didn’t Cosby Take the Fifth?

The New York Times recently obtained a copy of Bill Cosby’s 10 year-old deposition taken as part of a civil action against him by one of …

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Tony Minchella Asked to Comment on Senator Joseph Lieberman’s Return to Private Practice

Recognized as a top business and employment litigation attorney, Minchella was quoted in the three issues of the leading law trade publication, including an article …

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