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April 01, 2015

The Good Samaritan Protection for First Responders in CT is Not Absolute

Across the country, many brave individuals devote their careers or volunteer their time doing something that is vital to our communities: saving lives.
March 01, 2015

Grey Areas in CT Liquor Liability Laws Create Risks for Commercial Servers and Social Hosts

As society confronts the tragic consequences of drunk driving, legislators and courts continue to struggle to define the circumstances under which restaurants, bars and social hosts may be held liable for damages caused by intoxicated patrons or guests.
February 01, 2015

RI Supreme Court Passes Up Chance to Revisit Controversial Ruling Expanding Liability for Recreational Use

After issuing a controversial 2010 decision which dramatically increased the potential exposure of landowners for injuries to recreational users – and possibly to trespassers as well – the Rhode Island Supreme Court recently declined to revisit the issues when the case came before the Court for a second time.
January 01, 2015

CT Businesses Need to Review Policies and Procedures for Employee Files

Melick & Porter defends many small and medium sized businesses against claims of employment discrimination.
December 01, 2014

Appeals Court of MA Finds that an Insurer’s Delay in Paying Benefits Could be Treated as Unfair Business Practice

Recently, in Hartunian v. Pilgrim Ins. Co., the Appeals Court of Massachusetts held that an insurer’s delay in paying benefits could be treated as an unfair business practice.