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Conn. SC barring fluctuating workweek method for retail workers won't 'change much'

Kacie Whaley Sep. 26, 2017, 1:23pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Although the Connecticut Supreme Court has stated in a recent opinion that the fluctuating workweek method cannot be used for retail employees, one attorney says the outcome of the case may not be as significant as some may think.

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.