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Determining Liability When an Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

Technology sometimes progresses much more rapidly than the law, leaving legal rights and responsibilities in a gray area. This is the case with autonomous vehicles — also known as driverless or self-driving cars. While autonomous vehicles are still in the testing stages, it is only a short matter of time before they become common sights… Read More »

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in Connecticut

Due to their sheer size and weight, commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers and semi-trucks can cause serious and even deadly accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over 4,100 people were killed in truck accidents in the United States in 2018. Many of these accidents occurred due to negligent behavior on the part… Read More »

Can Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19 Closures?

Businesses throughout Connecticut have suffered as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage public health and the economy. This has left companies scrambling to pay the bills, keep employees on their payroll and in many cases simply keep the lights on. Understandably, many business owners want to know if they can rely on their business interruption… Read More »

Connecticut Jury Trials Still on Hold as COVID-19 Cases Surge

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the court system in Connecticut, with jury trials now being postponed indefinitely due to rising COVID-19 case numbers in the state. Although Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Robinson recommended in September 2020 that residents begin appearing for jury duty by November 2, the courts have been forced to… Read More »

COVID-19 & WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS

In prior blogs I have written about employee rights as they relate to Workers’ Compensation benefits for on the job injuries (READ MORE), as well as claims for retaliation as a result of employer discipline for exercising those rights (READ MORE). Recently, with the COVID-19 pandemic, those employees who have become infected and unable to… Read More »

ESTATE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS DURING COVID 19 STAY AT HOME ORDERS

Many of us are finding ourselves confined to our homes or other secluded places trying to stay healthy and avoid contracting the Coronavirus, aka COVID 19. Some of us are working remotely from our homes, while other essential employees required to report to their jobs are taking essential precautions to avoid exposure to the virus…. Read More »

GRIEVANCE: RINALDI ET AL ADV. STAMFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION ET AL

IN THE MATTER OF: MICHAEL RINALDI, INDIVIDUAL GRIEVANT AND STAMFORD ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, CORORATE GRIEVANT  ADV.   TAMU LUCERO, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND ROBERT A. STACY, ESQ., SPHR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, INDIVIDUAL RESPONDENTS AND STAMFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION, CORPORATE RESPONDENT APRIL 7, 2020   Pursuant to Article 18 (“Grievance Procedure”) of the current collective bargaining agreement (hereinafter, “Agreement”) between… Read More »

To Our Current, Former & Prospective Clients in these Uncertain Times:

As we continue to navigate the uncharted path of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing efforts to curtail the spread of the virus, we at Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari want to share some important information with you. We want to assure all of you that we remain open for business. While we are conducting most… Read More »

REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS PROCEEDING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

People all over the world are grappling with the daily, and even hourly, disruptions to our normal routines brought on by the coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness. These disruptions have reached into all facets of people’s personal and work lives, and likewise have had tremendous effects on the business world. As of this writing, there… Read More »

From the GPS Management Team re: Covid-19 Pandemic

As we navigate the unchartered path of the COVID-19 pandemic and acclimate to local, state and national efforts to curtail the spread of the virus, we at Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari want to share some information with you: First, we want to assure all of our clients that we remain open for business, and will… Read More »

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