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  • Metro-North Death Reveals Legal Process for Challenging Medical Examiner's Rulings

    Tamar Louis was struck and killed by a New York City-bound Metro-North train on the morning of Aug. 7. Witnesses told investigators that she had been sitting on the platform, legs hanging off the side, swinging back and forth.

  • Attorney Says Court Will Exonerate Conn. Man Convicted of 2006 Murder

    Another Connecticut man sent to prison for murder is about to be exonerated, his lawyer says.

  • Harry Mazadoorian: 'Deflategate' Ruling Offers Insights for Arbitrators

    Deflategate certainly hijacked a lot of ink on sports pages this summer and provided a hot topic for football fans and alternative dispute resolution practitioners alike.

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  • Groundbreaking Conn. Personal Injury Lawyer Passes Away

    Matthew Shafner, a New London lawyer who practiced law for 56 years, handling high-profile cases involving asbestos, maritime injuries and the Sept. 11 attacks, passed away on Sept. 3. He was 80 years old and had apparently been ill for several weeks.

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  • Attorney's Song Parody Album Raises Money for Legal Aid

    For more than a decade, catchy phrases would come to Dan Klau. Oftentimes, he'd reach for a scrap of paper or his cellphone to write down the ideas before he forgot. Other times, the potential song lyrics would stay with him for weeks, months or even years.

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  • Restaurant Chain Cooks Up IP Claim Against Conn. Barbeque Joint

    A Bridgeport restaurant's use of a logo with the letters BBQ against a flame backdrop has an out-of-state restaurant chain fired up.

  • Police Video Surveillance of Psychologists' House Prompts Lawsuit

    A married couple from Westport is suing the town and several of its police officers for what they claim is unlawful video surveillance of their home.

  • Prosecutor Who Handled Rowland Case to Join High-Profile Firm

    Often when a federal prosecutor moves to a private law firm, he or she launches a white-collar defense practice, the better to take advantage of all that inside knowledge of government investigations. But that's not the case with Connecticut Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Mattei, who has been hired by one of the most successful plaintiff law firms in the state.

  • Conn. Officials Say Too Many People Jailed Because They Can't Make Bond

    Of the thousands in pretrial detention in Connecticut on any given day, more than 500 are held on bonds of $20,000 or less, meaning they cannot come up with the money to contract with bondsmen who typically charge 10 percent.

  • Conn. Hotels Are Focus of ADA Enforcement by U.S. Attorney's Office

    In the 25 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many public buildings like schools and courthouses have been upgraded to be accessible to those with disabilities. But the law also extends to "places of public accommodation" such as hotels, and federal officials have been pushing in recent months to make hotels around the state accessible too.

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