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3/3/2017
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Paid Family Medical Leave in Connecticut | Is it time?

Employment law lawyer discusses medical leave, the proposed paid leave bill, and the policy reasons behind the bill.

Category: Employment Law

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1/21/2017
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Am I required to attend jury selection in Connecticut?

Board certified Connecticut civil trial attorney explains that you should always attend jury selection in a Connecticut personal injury case.

Category: General

9/6/2016
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Connecticut a dangerous state to work in? | Connecticut Worker Compensation cases Up Over Last Year

In a new study published by the University of Connecticut, the author concludes that the number of work related injuries have increased over 8% as compared to last year in Connecticut.

Category: Personal injury law

7/3/2016
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Car accidents are up | Advice from a personal injury lawyer in Connecticut

Traffic accidents are up sharply this year. Advice from a personal injury lawyer in Connecticut about how to protect yourself, and your family.

Category: Auto Accidents

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2/26/2016
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Whistleblower lawyer | Connecticut's whistleblower laws

Connecticut board certified civil trial attorney explains the whistleblower laws in Connecticut, and why they should be strengthened to help workers and the public.

Category: Employment Law

12/1/2015
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Employment law case in Connecticut | 5 things you must know.

Board certified trial lawyer Peter Bartinik, Jr. explains five things you must know if you are going to file an employment law case in Connecticut.

Category: Employment Law

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11/2/2015
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Loss of parental consortium | Connecticut injury lawyer

The Connecticut Supreme Court has recognized loss of parental consortium. Children can now recover for the loss of affection, and support of their parents.

Category: Wrongful death claims.

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10/6/2015
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CT whistleblower attorney | CT Court protects whistleblowers

In a new Connecticut Supreme Court decision handed down this week, the Connecticut Court made a new rule that protects Connecticut whistleblowers.

Category: Employment Law

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10/2/2015
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Connecticut employment lawsuit discrimination trap explained.

Connecticut's employment laws contain a trap that will destroy any case. There is a special two years statute of limitations that is not particularly logical and easy to miss.

Category: Employment Law

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8/20/2015
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Gender discrimination still exists | Connecticut | Work laws

In this blog post I comment about gender discrimination and that it was discussed in the Diane Rehms show today. The topic discuss the modern American workplace.

Category: Employment Law

8/15/2015
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Criminal law | Groton, Connecticut | Death Penalty outlawed

The Connecticut Supreme Court decided that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Category: General

Labels: Criminal law
7/17/2015
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CT | DUI | New rule requiring ignition interlock devices

Connecticut rule requires an ignition interlock device on all cars even first time offenders who are eligible for the alcohol education program.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

3/27/2015
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Medical malpractice victimes in CT can receive full damages

There are no damage caps on medical malpractice cases in CT. Serious injury from medical malpractice? Call The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C. at 888-717-4211.

Category: Medical malpractice.

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3/5/2015
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Antipsychotic drugs | Risks and benefits | Medical malpractice.

Learn about antipsychotic drugs and their serious side effects. Overuse can cause serious harm. Here, a malpractice lawyer describes their use.

Category: Medical Malpractice

1/28/2015
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Car accident claims insurance rates | Lawyer | Eastern CT

Brief blog about how claims will affect insurance rates for car accidents in Connecticut. We handle car accident cases for victims of negligence of bad drivers.

Category: Auto Accidents

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12/10/2014
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Alimony awards are highly discretionary in Connecticut.

In Connecticut family Court alimony awards are based on several factors, and subject to almost absolute discretion of the trial Court.

Category: Family Law

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12/3/2014
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What makes a DUI case unique is the focus on DUI scientific evidence.

Lawyer explains what a DUI case is very complicated, and based on scientific evidence.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

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11/3/2014
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New Supreme Court decision paves the way to suits over HIPPA privacy violations in Connecticut.

A new Supreme Court decision paves the way to allow lawsuits over HIPPA privacy breaches in Connecticut.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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10/28/2014
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Medical malpractice | Privacy | Unfair law violates privacy standards

A Florida Appeals Court upheld a Florida law that makes it possible for lawyers, and defendant doctors in malpractice cases to review private victim information.

Category: Medical Malpractice

10/9/2014
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Only the civil lawsuits can protect us from defective products like GM cars.

The product liability laws and civil lawsuit can protect use from defective products in Connecticut.

Category: Auto Accidents

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10/8/2014
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FDA Panel votes 20-1 to recommend that testosterone products be re-tested for safety.

The FDA voted 20-1 to recommend that testosterone products for low T be re-tested due to the increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Category: Pharmaceutical and drug litigation

10/7/2014
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You can't enjoy life in pain. You have the right to have your case heard.

Our court system recognizes the right to seek compensation for an injury caused by someone's negligence.

Category: General

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9/25/2014
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Is it time for a reasonable accommodation in Workers Compensation cases in Connecticut?

There is no requirement for a reasonable accommodation in Workers Compensation cases. But it is now time to allow injured workers in Connecticut to reasonable accommodations or their work related injuries.

Category: Employment Law

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9/19/2014
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Speeding is never an accident in Connecticut.

Speeding is very dangerous. Speeding is never an accident in Connecticut. Connecticut received a federal grant to pay for more speeding enforcement.

Category: Auto Accidents

9/18/2014
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Crack down on distracted driving in Connecticut in September 2014 due to federal funds.

Connecticut received 2.3 million dollars in federal funds to crash down on distracted driving which means texting while driving.

Category: General

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