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Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Tragedy Leads to New Boating Safety in CT

    A Connecticut family is helping others learn from their tragedy. In the summer of 2014, a 16 year old girl was killed in the waters off Todd’s Point in Greenwich. The young girl died while tubing with a friend after being struck by the propeller of her family’s tow boat. That day, the family’s tow boat was being operated by an inexperienced 16 year old. In response to the tragic death, Governor ...
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  • Yale Fraternity Faces Suit

    A 2011 Yale-Harvard football game is coming back to haunt 85 members of Yale University fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. The fraternity is scheduled to face trial in the death and injuries caused at a tailgating party on November 19, 2011. The event occurred when a fraternity member driving a UHaul truck filled with beer kegs accelerated toward a crowd of people in the Yale Bowl parking lot. Two ...
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  • Slip & Falls in the Fast Food World

    A Metairie, Louisiana fast food restaurant is in hot water recently as the establishment faces a slip and fall lawsuit in the 24th Judicial District Court. A customer has filed suit against McDonald’s on Severn Avenue for an incident that occurred in June 2014. The plaintiff alleges that while visiting the establishment he slipped on an unidentified substance causing him to fall to the floor. The ...
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  • Car vs. Bicycle... an unfortunate growing trend

    A recurring theme in Connecticut news is bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles. Two cyclists were struck by cars in same week alone. In Plainfield on September 10th, a 39 year old cyclist was hit by a vehicle while crossing an intersection and suffered injuries to the back of the head. Only five days later, a 20 year cyclist failed to stop at a stop sign and was hit in Meriden. There two very ...
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  • Demonstrative Evidence crucial in Medical Malpractice Case

    Legal evidence in the court of law can be defined simply as a thing, a document, or a testimony that bears on the truth or falsity of the claim being discussed. When speaking of medical malpractice cases, one of the most effective forms of evidence is known as demonstrative evidence. Demonstrative evidence comes in many forms including MRIs, CT Scans, models, and computer animations. Many personal ...
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  • Wrong-Way Driving: A Dangerous Trend

    On average, 6.8% of Interstate fatalities in the United States are caused by wrong-way driving. Much to local motorists’ surprise, the state of Connecticut has a greater percentage of wrong-way driving fatalities, coming out to just over 9%. Wrong-way driving, the act of entering an Interstate highway from the incorrect direction, has become a gruesome topic in Connecticut news. On August 22, ...
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  • Overtime pay for salary employees?

    According to the Economic Policy Institute, only 11% of American workers qualified for overtime pay in 2013. With the help of President Obama’s 2014 directive, the U.S. Department of Labor plans to enact a rule that will increase that statistic and induct millions of employees into the overtime system. The new rule is in the editing stage at the Department of Labor and is expected to be complete ...
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