January 01, 2018

Connecticut Limits Collateral Estoppel for Employee Complaints

On July 11, 2017, in Spiotti v. Town of Wolcott et al., the Supreme Court of Connecticut reaffirmed that General Statutes § 31-51bb permits employees to assert constitutional or statutory claims in court even after the same issues were resolved by grievance procedures or arbitration pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.
December 01, 2017

Intoxicated Sucker Punch Precluded Homeowners Coverage For Bodily Injury

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently heard the case of Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Ryan Casey and another.
November 01, 2017

A Cautionary Tale of Workers’ Compensation Claims

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently heard arguments on an important issue for employers – the inclusion of workers’ compensation claims in general releases signed by departing employees.
October 01, 2017

Arbitration of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently confirmed an insurance company’s right, under both statutory law (M.G.L. c. 175, § 111D) and the terms of its policy
September 01, 2017

Workers Providing Services to a Single Employer May Be Independent Contractors Not Entitled to Unemployment Compensation

In a ruling favorable to employers, the Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that a worker may be considered an independent contractor for purposes of Connecticut's Unemployment Compensation Act