Monthly Archives: August 2014

In-Court Demonstrations Can Be the Key to Telling a Story or Asserting a Complete Defense.

Recent CT Supreme Court Decision Excluding a Demonstration Gets it Wrong. Trials are about telling stories. When I present a case to a judge or jury, I am telling my client’s story; about how the accident or incident in question happened; about how their lives were before the events at issue and how they have […]

Loss of Consortium Claims in Spotlight After Recent Connecticut Supreme Court Decision

In July, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision holding that certain rights which were limited to heterosexual married couples prior to the state’s approval of civil unions and later same-sex marriage could be exercised by now-legal same-sex spouses. Specifically, the Court allowed a widow to sue a doctor in a medical malpractice case […]

“1,000 Deaths a Day.” Huge Number of Preventable Medical Errors Spurs Senate to Act

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing on July 17th entitled “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is Too Many: The Need to Improve Patient Safety.” If that statistic shocks you, consider these other numbers that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I – Vt.), chair of the subcommittee, recited as he […]

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 […]