In a case that will be officially released on Tuesday, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the damages award for former employee in a wrongful termination lawsuit, ruling that the plaintiff provided sufficient evidence to reasonably estimate his lost wages.

The court found that the plaintiff’s testimonial evidence, backed by proven facts, satisfied the reasonable certainty

In a decision released on Tuesday, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of a state law gender discrimination claim on the grounds that it was barred by the doctrine of res judicata. 

The procedural background of Fernandez v. Mac Motors, Inc. illustrates an important mechanism for employers to use to avoid fighting a

Each day of late feels like a week in terms of the firehose of news pouring out each day.

On Monday came news that Italy was going on lockdown.  For a month.

And Connecticut state government rolled out a series of orders that included no travel and limits on meeting sizes to 100

Need a hint on speaker? He lived here.

At a recent settlement conference in federal court, the presiding judge read both parties a quote at the start of the process and asked the parties to name the source of the quote.

Here’s the quote:

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Any guesses? 
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Lately, the concept of how much a employment litigation costs has come up time and again — whether in providing budgets to clients, or discussing settlement, or in the context of managing a case.  

And the fact is that for employers, defending an employment matter in state or federal court has gotten very expensive.