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Conn. SC: Private school had duty to warn, protect against insect-borne disease on study abroad trip

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 25, 2017, 11:19am

The state Supreme Court, in a request for guidance by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, also upheld a damages award of $41.5 million to the family of a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China.

Contempt motion not appropriate after non-payment, Conn. SC rules

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 2, 2017, 9:34am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A decision denying a Connecticut hospital’s motion for contempt of court for non-payment was recently affirmed by the state's high court recently.

Connecticut Supreme Court upholds lower court's ruling in malpractice suit, clarifies doctrine

Pam Wright Apr. 24, 2017, 9:12am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court on April 11 affirmed a lower appellate court’s ruling that a patient’s amended claim that a doctor botched a spinal surgery through improper use of a surgical instrument related back to a previous claim alleging negligent use of a different instrument.

Connecticut high court gives mixed ruling in common law duty of loyalty case

Melissa Busch Apr. 11, 2017, 9:56am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court recently upheld in part and reversed in part the judgment of a trial court in a lawsuit that involved an employee secretly working for a competitor of his employer.

Conn. decision reinstating employee not a 'free pass' to smoke pot on the job

Katelyn Kivel Sep. 9, 2016, 11:01am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Firing a pot-smoking employee is not as cut-and-dry as it may seem, at least in Connecticut.