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Before You Drive Again, You Must Know This!

One in seven drivers have no auto insurance. Learn how to protect yourself.
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Car Accident? How New CT Laws Will Affect You

Car accidents are harrowing experiences at best. New Connecticut motor vehicle laws benefit the victims of car crashes.
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Have fun and Help Out!

Come out to O'Connor's this Saturday for a Democratic Fundraiser to fund the New Milford Fuel Bank!
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Are Internships Legal?

With summer right around the corner, many business owners and young people alike are thinking about internships. Nowadays, most college-bound students and college grads consider taking interships, but are they legal?
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Updated Legal News on Medical Marijuana

For a great recap of medical marijuana in CT...
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Is a Website Liable for User Comments?

What would happen if someone posted negative, untrue comments about you online? This is the very question at the heart of an ongoing legal battle, which is in the news again.
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What's the Role of Religion in Government?

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote that town boards may begin their meetings with prayer. As a result, local governments around the nation will be able to begin their meetings with sectarian prayer with only minimal judicial supervision.
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What Do Changes to Connecticut’s Dispute Resolution Program Mean for You?

In April, Connecticut’s Judicial Branch announced several measures that it hopes will improve the state’s alternative dispute resolution. To help meet the demand for resolving civil cases without a trial, the Judicial Branch will increase the number of judges who can mediate for lengthy periods. Having more mediators means that your civil case can be handled more quickly.
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If You Like a Company on Facebook, Can You Sue Later?

On Tuesday of last week, General Mills added a thin, gray bar to the top of its homepage, which stated, “We’ve updated our privacy policy.” New York Times reporter Stephanie Strom reported on April 16, 2014, that this change took away consumers’ rights to sue if they engage in a variety of seemingly innocuous behaviors, such as downloading a coupon, “joining” the company in online communities such as Facebook, or even entering a contest sponsored by the company.
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The Benefits of Personal Injury Lawsuits

The U.S. government has safety regulatory agencies, which are charged with identifying and handling product defects in order to help protect its citizens. While these agencies do quite a bit on this front, their efforts are often hampered. Why? These agencies are underfunded and are constrained by bureaucratic processes; additionally, the government regulatory agencies frequently face resistance from many of the companies and industries they are charged with regulating.
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Share the Road

Last week, a member of the Hat City Cyclists club was in a fatal accident, involving two motor vehicles, while cycling. Cycling fatalities, such as this, can and must be prevented. The question is how to best do so.
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Healing the Children Northeast Fashion Fundraiser

As Pro Bono Legal Counsel to Healing the Children Northeast (HTCNE), Attorney Paul James Garlasco would like to extend an open invitation for participation in an upcoming fundraiser to benefit HTCNE.
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Give Back to Our Vets!

On Friday, September 20, from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, the Department of Veterans' Affairs will hold Stand Down 2013 at the Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. Stand Downs provide veterans a wide variety of services, such as medical screenings, information on benefits, as well as assistance with legal matters and a variety of other issues.
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NURSING HOME NEGLECT – In the News

On August 11, 2013, the Carroll County Times ran an article about nursing home neglect. It stated that neglect or abuse occurs in nearly one of three nursing homes in the USA each day, referencing a Congressional report released in 2012.
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BREAKING NEWS - CT Personal Injury Law: 08/06/2013

While the vast majority of personal injury cases settle before trial, the State of Connecticut’s Chief Judge has undertaken a program to make the first visit to the court for injured persons and their attorneys (the pretrial conference) a more effective time to settle cases.
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Uninsured Motorists

There has been a lot of talk about uninsured motorists in the news lately. The Providence Journal reported on July 11, 2013, that an estimated 15-18% of the registered drivers in Rhode Island are uninsured. A September 2011 article on USAToday.com states that approximately 10% of Connecticut motorists have no insurance. While insurance coverage is mandatory in Connecticut, the economy has forced many drivers to allow their coverage to lapse.
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Automobile Liability Insurance

On the website of the State of Connecticut Insurance Department, it clearly states that Connecticut drivers are required by law to carry a paltry amount of automobile liability insurance: $20,000 per person, $40,000 per accident for bodily injury, and $10,000 per accident for property damage.
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