Foul Ball Liability In Connecticut (He’s Out Part 2)

  I can practically feel the excitement of defense counsel in the case of Mantovani v. Yale University, 44 Conn.L.Rptr.13 (2007)(Cosgrove, J.)  when he or she read Teixeira v. New Britain Baseball Club, Inc.  and thought that their client would prevail on summary judgment. After all, Mr. Mantovani like Mr. Teixeira, was enjoying a cookout in the right field pavilion … Read more

Foreclosure Crisis Hurts Tenants In Connecticut

The Day runs this article which illustrates just how much of a foreclosure problem exists in Connecticut: “Personally, this has been a deeply troubling experience,” said state Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin on Friday, referring to the subprime lending fallout. “The biggest concern is the economic consequences of this … how deep it will reach into … Read more

Connecticut Seaweed Law: Better Act Fast

Connecticut has a law about seaweed. Actually, the statute is titled “Marine vegetable deposits” which I guess is a politically correct term for seaweed. Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 50-8 reads as follows: No right in any marine vegetable deposit, thrown up by the sea or any navigable river shall be shall be acquired by any … Read more

He’s Out (Part 1)

  Jim Rice wasn’t elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday. What does this have to do with Connecticut law you might ask? The answer, as far as I can tell is nothing other than inspiring me to write a baseball law post.  What is interesting is the present divide in Connecticut superior courts on the issue of the … Read more

Teen Driving

I recall the chill of standing in the back of a packed Asylum Hill Congregational Church on a cold night last December, listening to Tim Hollister deliver the eulogy for his lost son, summing up a life ended too soon. –  Rick Green, Hartford Courant, 01/08/2008 I also recall, and will never forget, the chill of … Read more

Mock Trial Goes To Court

This Friday I will have the privilege of attending oral argument before the Connecticut Supreme Court with the Fermi High School Mock Trial Team. I help coach the Fermi High School Mock Trial Team who competes in the Connecticut Consortium for Law and Citizenship Education, Inc.’s  high school mock trial competition.  The Team will participate in this … Read more

Sorry Kids

In thumbing through the Connecticut General Statutes, I came across this law: “No person under eighteen years of age shall be admitted to any professional boxing exhibition, provided any person fourteen years of age or over may be admitted when accompanied by his parent or guardian.” Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 29-143x. The penalty for daring … Read more

The Picture In The Banner Of A Connecticut Law Blog

It’s hard to blog in the summer. Between yardwork, picnics, and the Red Sox, I don’t have as much time to write. In the winter, it’s easy to sit up in my office with a cup of coffee, watch the snow fall and write a few posts on a Sunday afternoon. So today, I’m digging … Read more


This blog is hot off the server and hopefully, in a few days, I’ll figure things out and post some substantive content in this space. This site will serve as my law blog. I’ll be writing about legal issues, the practice of law, Connecticut legal stories and really anything law related that interests me enough to write about … Read more

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