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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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9/17/2014
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Major truck crash today on I 95 North in the East Lyme, Connecticut area.

There was a major truck crash today on I 95 in East Lyme, Connecticut.

Category: Truck Accidents

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9/16/2014
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Surgical instrument left inside the body is medical malpractice in Connecticut.

Surgical instruments and sponges when left inside the body cause great harm. It is clear case of medical malpractice to leave a surgical instrument inside the body. New methods along with the counting method can be use to protect patient safety.

Category: Medical malpractice.

8/20/2014
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How to get your medical records so you can review your medical malpractice case in Connecticut or Rhode Island.

Under the Department of Health and Human Services regulations you should be able to get your own medical records at a "reasonable cost." Therefore, you should not be charged large charges to get your own records anymore.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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8/8/2014
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The light duty rule in the Connecticut Workers Compensation Act is a sham

Light duty is a right under the Connecticut Workers Compensation Act. If your employer is denying you light duty then they might have violated the law.

Category: Disability law.

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7/28/2014
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Bonus pay and Connecticut's Wage law.

Connecticut's Wage Law statute that provides for double damages when an employer fails to pay wages, should also apply to cases in which an employer fails to pay a bonus.

Category: Employment Law

6/23/2014
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The season of motorcycles in Southeastern Connecticut.

This is a reminder that there a many motorcycles on the road in Southeastern Connecticut during the summer season. Please make an extra effort to drive carefully.

Category: Auto Accidents

6/21/2014
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Drowsy truck driving debate sparked by massive crash.

Drowsy truck driving is often underreported. The truck industry wants to be able to drive more hours with less regulation. Advocates for more safety want rules that require more rest for truck drivers. How often is a truck crash caused by a drowsy truck driver. This issue is frequently debated.

Category: Truck Accidents

6/20/2014
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More safety recalls from GM involving the ignition switches and airbags.

More safety recalls from GM involving ignition switches and airbags. GM will recall another 3.6 million cars.

Category: Auto Accidents

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6/19/2014
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Safety rules that keep drowsy truckers off the road suspended.

A safety rule that requires drowsy truckers to take time off for rest has been suspended by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The rules is designed to prevent drowsy truckers from driving on the highways to keep highways safe including Connecticut highways.

Category: Truck Accidents

5/28/2014
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States consider bullying on the job protections.

Some states are considering legislation to protect workers from abusive bullying on the job. In Connecticut there are really no protections from on the job bullying at this time.

Category: Employment Law

5/14/2014
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The three most common misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits in Connecticut.

The three most common misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits in Connecticut are that the property owner is not always liable for a fall down on their property, the plaintiff will have to pay back their medical bills, and juries are conservative.

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5/8/2014
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Car safety agency pressures car seat makes for safer child safety seats.

The federal agency pressuring Greco to recall 2 million car seats due to defective buckles that make it difficult to remove a child from the car seat in the event of an emergency. In a car accident in Connecticut or anywhere you might have to remove your child quickly to prevent the potential of burn injuries.

Category: Auto Accidents

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5/4/2014
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NIH funded sepsis study compares three treatment protocols.

A sepsis study published in the March 2014 New England Journal of Medicine compared three treatment protocols for sepsis and concluded that the results were the same for each of the three protocols.

Category: Medical Malpractice

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4/26/2014
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Testosterone therapy can be dangerous and lead to serious injury

Many man take testosterone therapy with AndroGel when that therapy will increase the change of heart attack and stroke.

Category: General

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3/28/2014
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Huge change in college sports big business as athletes union formed.

In a landmark ruling the NLRB ruled that college athletes at Northwestern football team are employees and therefore can unionize.

Category: Employment Law

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2/6/2014
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Mandatory paid sick leave in Connecticut? | No problem with me.

In Connecticut employers with 50 or more employees are required to provide some paid sick leave. This blog posts argues that some paid sick leave is a good thing.

Category: Employment Law

2/5/2014
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Learn your company's grievance process | Federal employees | Connecticut.

Employees should learn their companies grievance process well before it is needed. Most employers have grievance procedures that must be followed or the claim is at risk.

Category: Employment Law

1/3/2014
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DUI arrest can cost you more than a license suspension in Connecticut.

A person was arrested for DUI but the police officers were able to conduct a search which resulted in an arrest for a felony.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

1/2/2014
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Southeastern Connecticut DUI arrests numbers down in 2013 | Lives saved.

This year, in Southeastern Connecticut, there were less than 1/3 of the arrests for DUI during the days around Christmas.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

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1/1/2014
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No one is above the law | DUI laws arrest anyone-even police officers.

No one is above the law. A Connecticut police officer was arrested for DUI.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

12/31/2013
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Drunk driving in Connecticut | Lose job | Don't let it happen here.

A police chief was caught drunk driving and immediately tendered his resignation.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

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12/24/2013
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DUI tragedy | In Groton, Connecticut a DUI with a serious injury = jail.

If you are charged with a DUI in Groton, Connecticut after a car crash with a serious injury you should expect jail time even if you have a clean record.

Category: Drunk Driving Law

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12/22/2013
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Norwich, Connecticut DUI | Reasonable suspicion to pull the car over.

In order to pull a car over in Norwich, CT for DUI the police officer needs reasonable suspicion to pull your car over. One example is failing to stop at a stop sign.

Category: Drunk driving defense.

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12/21/2013
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Save a life | Don't text or talk on the phone while you drive in Connecticut.

Please don't text and drive in Connecticut. Texting and driving is distracted driving and is very dangerous. Many car accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted.

Category: Distracted driving

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