Connecticut Law Makers Propose “Do Not Text” Registry

Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to modernize the state’s “Do Not Call Registry” and include unsolicited text messages as well as phone calls. A bill that would add text messages to the list of prohibited activities unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday. The bill also increases penalties for violations from $11,000 to $20,000 per violation. It now moves to the House of Representatives. …

New York City Night Court is a Tourist Attraction

In a great article The New York Post reports Night court is one of New York’’s more peculiar and paradoxical tourist traditions, a place visitors extol on travel websites while many residents hope never to wind up there. The New Post article goes on to say….. Jenny Baumann’s itinerary for her first trip to New York City: Rockefeller Center. The …

Can I collect if the party that hit me does not have insurance?

People often ask what they are entitled to receive if they are in an accident and the other driver does not have insurance. In that situation, it is first necessary to determine what amount of uninsured motorist coverage is on the vehicle. Uninsured motorist coverage covers injury to you, your relatives and other people in your car caused by a …

Jay-Z has 99 problems but avoiding a deposition ain’t one

Jay Z now has more than 99 problems — the rap mogul has been ordered to give a deposition in a 2012 federal lawsuit he was slapped with by the man who designed the his iconic Roc-A-Fella records logo. Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis recently approved clothing designer Dwayne Walker’s motion in Manhattan federal court to move forward with depositions and …

Bronco Busts A Move

Bad news for Mr. Ed. A lawsuit seeking damages for a child who was bitten on the face by a horse will proceed to trial after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled today that horses belong to “a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious.” Vendrella PPA v. Astriab Family Limited Partnership, et al. The case dates back to 2006 …

How a jury determines the amount to award for pain and suffering in Connecticut?

In some states, the plaintiff’s attorney is prohibited from commenting on the value of pain and suffering. However, in Connecticut, the lawyer for the plaintiff is permitted to assist the jury in determining a value of pain and suffering during closing argument. Under Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 52-216b, counsel for any party to the action shall be entitled to specifically …

Connecticut Bus Accident Lawyers

In a Connecticut bus accident lawsuit, many entities may be liable for the accident and required to pay for the injuries and pain and suffering of the injured passenger. If a third party driver hits the bus or causes the accident, a Connecticut bus accident lawyer can help recover compensation against that driver. If the bus driver caused the accident, …

New Fingerprinting Rules Hartford USCIS

Beginning September 9, 2013, USCIS will employ a new verification tool called Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its field offices. Customers will now submit biometric data, specifically fingerprints and photographs, when appearing at USCIS offices for interviews or to receive evidence of an immigration benefit.CIV will enhance the integrity of the immigration system and combat identity fraud by allowing USCIS …

2013 July Stateside Waiver FAQs

Stateside Waiver FAQ’s Posted on Jul 17, 2013 10:01am EDT Stateside Waiver Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) Q. If I was previously ordered deported/ removed from the United States, can I still take advantage of this law? A. No, you cannot. However, it may be possible, under limited circumstances to have your prior deportation case reopened, and then request an administrative …