Many years ago, I wrote about the passing of a lawyer named Palmer McGee. He was from a different generation, one who viewed the practice of law as a profession and someone who had a small but important role in my life. But perhaps the best thing about him was what my mother (who had
Honoring the Life of One Organ Donor Recipient With CTFMLA
Back in 2010, I wrote a simple blog post about how organ donors were protected under Connecticut’s FMLA law. In it, I recount how my father — 25 years prior at that time — donated a kidney to his brother (my uncle). At the time, I noted that both were well.
On Sunday, October 28…
A Small Tribute to a Professional Arbitrator and Mediator: “Larry” Foy
James “Larry” Foy passed away earlier this week. (His memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow in Southwick, Massachusetts.)
For those of us in Connecticut that were blessed with having had a case with him as an arbitrator or mediator — and there were many — his death will leave a substantial void.
Indeed, Larry …
Lessons from a Gentleman-ly Lawyer
I can’t say that I knew Palmer McGee particularly well. But I was saddened to read of his passing last month at the age of 93.
My first knowledge of Palmer (or Mr. McGee as I tried to call him early on) came from my mother. Palmer served as Town Attorney in Farmington, Connecticut…
Remembering Judge Kravitz
United States District Court Judge Mark Kravitz passed away this week. He had been fighting valiantly against ALS (or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). But for those of us familiar with the disease, it has no cure and death is, for most, only a matter of time.
The Connecticut Law Tribune posted an article last night remembering…
Judge Peter Dorsey, Federal Judge, Dies at 80
The bench lost another notable judge this past week. Judge Peter Dorsey — who was the former chief judge of the District of Connecticut and who continued to serve despite taking “senior” status — died Friday at the age of 80.
I last appeared before Judge Dorsey very late last year. He had a wonderful…
Why Judges Like Robert Satter Still Matter
Connecticut lost a fine trial judge this week. Judge Robert Satter died Monday at the age of 92.
Most employers have probably never heard of him. That’s a shame because they probably would’ve liked him.
(There was a great interview conducted with him from the Rutgers Oral History Archive. Read it. I’ll wait.)
Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Patricia Mayfield Dies at 65
Department of Labor Commissioner Patricia Mayfield — who had signaled that she was retiring as of February 1st — died yesterday at her home in Waterbury of an undisclosed illness. In her place, Linda Agnew, of West Hartford, will serve as acting commissioner.
The Hartford Courant has a full report on her life and accomplishments…