Yearly Archives: 2014

Social Media Posts and Pictures Can Torpedo Your Personal Injury Case or Criminal Defense.

For years, insurance companies and defendants in personal injury lawsuits have used private investigators, surveillance, and other investigatory techniques to gather evidence to discredit a plaintiff’s claims of serious injury. If a picture is taken of plaintiff dancing the night away or mountain biking while all the while claiming that the defendant’s negligence has rendered […]

New Law Remedies Connecticut Supreme Court’s Slander of Horses as Inherently Dangerous and “Vicious”

One of the more enjoyable privileges of my life was my service on the Connecticut Governor’s Horse Guard mounted cavalry unit. The Horse Guard does tremendous work and has a long and storied tradition, and being a part of the Guard gave me a good excuse to be around and ride horses, a lifetime passion […]

Wrongful Convictions Are a Nationwide Tragedy. The Problem is Even Worse for Juveniles.

You may have read about the tragic and inexcusable injustice suffered by Kenneth Ireland, a Connecticut man who spent 21 years behind bars in horrific conditions after he was convicted for a rape and murder he did not commit. Freed in 2009 by DNA evidence and the hard work of the Connecticut Innocence Project, Ireland […]

Bad Faith: When Your Insurer Acts Dishonestly

As I discuss here, I recently obtained a $1.5 million jury verdict against Travelers Insurance Company for denying my client’s homeowners insurance claim and for labeling him an “arsonist” after his home was severely damaged by fire. The claims brought against Travelers were for breach of contract and for infliction of emotional distress. Sadly, insurers […]

A Million Bucks: The Value of Being Labeled a “Filthy Word”

Meeting Andrew Recently, I was privileged to spend a month in trial with my friend, Attorney Lenny Isaac. Our client was Andrew Riley, whom Lenny had been representing against Travelers Insurance in a complex case that spanned several years. Travelers had denied Andrew’s insurance claim for an electrical fire that occurred in his home. It […]