Connecticut Dog Bite Law

  Meet my two year old dog, Brady. Along with all of the love and joy she brings into my life, she also brings a whole lot of liability and responsibility. As her owner am strictly liable for her actions. If she were to bite someone, I am responsible regardless of whether or not I did anything … Read more

Mortgage Rates Lowest Since 2004

Today’s Boston Globe has this article  which says that 30 year fixed mortgage rates are at there lowest since March of 2004. This should be welcome news to anyone looking to buy, sell, or refinance a home.  Hopefully, this helps to stimulate the Connecticut real estate market.

Res Ipsa House Trailer

I’ll let this Connecticut Statute speak for itself: 14-296a. House trailer not to be occupied when on highway No person or persons shall occupy a house trailer while it is being moved upon a public highway. Violation of this section shall be an infraction.  

Connecticut Small Claims Courts Are A Big Mess

Centralizing Connecticut Small Claims has created a big headache for creditors and small businesses throughout the state. The purpose of small claims court is to provide a quick and inexpensive means to resolve a dispute. Connecticut small businesses heavily rely on the small claims process to collect debts. It’s common for a party to obtain judgment in small … Read more

“Moses’ Mother’s Day Ale” and Alcohol Advertising Laws in Connecticut

  Connecticut Liquor Regulations,  Sec. 30-6-A31a. Prohibited statements and illustrations (a) Restrictions. An advertisement of alcoholic liquor shall not contain: (4) any statement, picture or illustration referring to Easter, Holy Week, Mother’s Day or “Santa Claus,” including names synonymous with “Santa Claus,” or the name of or any reference to or depiction of any biblical … Read more

A Potentially Big Break for Connecticut Small Businesses

The secretary of the state and a bipartisan group of state legislators said Thursday they will seek to abolish Connecticut’s annual $250 business entity tax during this year’s legislative session, which begins Feb. 6.  Hartford Courant, January 17, 2008 This should be welcome news to any small business or anyone interested in starting a small … Read more

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