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This blog will sometimes be scholarly, sometimes purely practical, and sometimes just musings by members of the firm on life in the appellate courts and on professional responsibility.

When we comment on cases, we do so with care, but you should always read the cases yourself before using them for any reason.

When one of us muses on matters, it may or may not reflect the innermost thoughts of the others. Feel free to ask.

If we talk about a case in which we represented a party, we’ll let you know it was ours.

We welcome suggestions, to a point, on relevant topics of interest and comments on the thoughts and suggestions we include on this blog.

But most of all, we hope that you learn from and enjoy these entries!

March 6, 2018

     In the waning days of Chase Rogers’ decade as Chief Justice, the Supreme Court issued a flurry of decisions. One of the important ones is Ridgaway v. Mount Vernon Fire Ins. Co., 328 Conn. 60 (2018).

     Our office represented the plaintiff, whose ca...

March 1, 2018

Intro by Karen L. Dowd

          We recently welcomed back Attorney Michael S. Taylor to the Firm as Of Counsel.  As he decorated his office, he brought out a print of Red Elvis by Andy Warhol.  Years ago, the painting was at issue in a case we successfully handled.  I...

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