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How to avoid mechanic’s liens from subcontractors

Any contractor who does work on your home has a right to place a mechanic’s lien on your property if you do not pay them in full for their labor, services, or the materials they use for your home improvement. … Continue reading

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Traditioooooooooooooooooooooooon! Tradition! Tradition!

In most law schools, future lawyers learn the law primarily by reading cases. Even the “textbooks” handed out at law schools are more accurately called casebooks. Because of this, we are taught to learn by reading cases and discussing them. … Continue reading

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Employers Can’t Retaliate Against Family, Friends

The following article appeared in the January 31, 2011 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. By Mark Dumas Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act prohibits companies from retaliating against employees who file discrimination charges, but does the act … Continue reading

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Bonus Rules Require Careful Navigation

The following article appeared in the September 13, 2010 edition of the Hartford Business Journal. By Mark Dumas Bonus season is months away, but don’t tell that to Joseph Wall, a former executive at a consulting company in West Hartford. … Continue reading

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Data Provides Wherewithal For Savvy Litigators

The following article appeared in the August 23, 2010 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Locational information becomes key element in some trials By Mark Dumas For the past decade, electronic discovery focused on finding digital evidence that had physical … Continue reading

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Workers can be punished for speaking up

The following article appeared in the August 9, 2010 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Ruling limits First Amendment protections for public sector employees By Mark Dumas Public sector employees are often bold in their criticism of superiors, particularly where … Continue reading

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Low-profile ruling could have high impact

The following article appeared in the September 7, 2009 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. By Andrew Crumbie and Mark Dumas For Connecticut municipalities, Ricci v. DeStefano, otherwise known as the New Haven firefighters lawsuit, was easily this year’s most … Continue reading

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Beware of data floating in the clouds

The following article appeared in the August 24, 2009 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Beware of Data Floating in the Clouds: Internet-based operating programs can pose headaches for litigators It seems like every few months lawyers who want to … Continue reading

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A commitment to play by the rules

The following article appeared in the March 30, 2009 edition of the Connecticut Law Tribune. By Andrew R. Crumbie and Mark Dumas Occupational fraud can impact almost any business from multinational conglomerates to your local deli. When fraud occurs, it … Continue reading

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