A motorcycle accident that killed the victim’s fiancee has settled her case for $13.6 million after dash cam footage showed the other driver, who was operating a garbage truck, was not paying attention. The victim was a passenger on a motorcycle when it collided in July 2016 with a garbage truck operated by a man…

A dog bite victim from Pawcatuck, who was bitten repeatedly by a yellow Labrador retriever and suffered injuries to his right forearm and right upper thigh settled his lawsuit for $320,000. The victim was attacked by the 2-year-old dog after he went to a neighbor’s house to pick up his young son from a play…

A dog attack where a woman was bitten in the face by a friend’s dog after she went to pet it has been awarded over $364,000 by an arbitrator.   The dog had bitten three other people before this incident  and was put down soon after the incident. The injured woman needed 26 stitches to her…

Can I get an annulment in Connecticut?  I get asked this from time to time. Some spouses think they can ask for an annulment in Connecticut because they have been married for a very short time.  However, an annulment is usually only possible when the marriage was not legal – for example, if one of…

As a general rule, Connecticut state agencies such as DCF are immune from suit.  Therefore, parents need permission from the Claims Commissioner’s Office to sue DCF for injuries their child suffered in foster care. DCF has argued that since the parents lost custody and guardianship as part of Juvenile Court case, that they are not…

An Application for Civil Protection Order is relatively new in Connecticut.  It is designed to allow a violence victim to obtain a Restraining Order against someone who is not a family member. There are three types of Connecticut Restraining Orders: 1.  Protective Order.  This is an order of protection issued by a Criminal Court against…

A Stamford Divorce Contempt was recently upheld by the Connecticut Appellate Court. Here are the relevant facts: The parties, who were formerly married, entered into a pendent lite stipulation in October 2014 which provided that certain funds being held in escrow would be deposited in a joint bank account requiring both parties signatures for withdrawals….

The law concerning Connecticut cohabitation and alimony is often misunderstood. There is a two part test: Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §46b-86 (b), a finding of cohabitation requires findings only (1) that the alimony recipient was living with another person and (2) that the living arrangement caused a change of circumstances so as to alter…

Reunification counseling in Connecticut can be used as an intervention for divorcing or separated families, particularly where children are finding difficulty, for whatever reason, with visiting with the noncustodial parent. It is an unfortunate part of divorce and separation that sometimes parents can, either intentionally or sometimes even unintentionally, behave in such ways that work…

A few thoughts on how to choose the best divorce lawyer for you and your case. At your initial consultation you should consider these areas: Compatibility.  This is more about personality than anything else.  You will likely be spending lots of time with your lawyer. Office conferences. Court appearances.  Phone calls.    Some divorce litigants…

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