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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 »

INVASION OF PRIVACY; AN OLD TORT WITH NEW LIFE

Since 1959 Connecticut has recognized that someone who unreasonably and seriously interferes with another person’s right to privacy can be held liable for damages. In Korn v. Rennison, the Connecticut Superior Court held that someone who engages in conduct that he would have realized was offensive to persons of ordinary sensibilities could be held responsible… Read More »

DISCLOSURE OF ESTATE PLAN DOCUMENTS

A recurring problem that we have noticed with respect to estate planning documents, besides having none at all, is when the author fails to advise anyone that the documents exist and where the originals are located. The following is a common occurrence: Elderly clients ask us to prepare estate planning and end of life documents…. Read More »

WORKERS COMPENSATION AND THE PRINCIPAL EMPLOYER RULE

In a recent decision, the Connecticut Appellate Court had occasion to review the circumstances where an employee of a subcontractor can maintain a claim for workers compensation benefits against the “principal employer.” Section 31-291 of the Connecticut General Statutes provides that “when any principal employer procures any work to be done wholly or part for… Read More »

SUDDEN ACCELERATION IN TESLA VEHICLES: FACT OR FICTION?

Recently new allegations of unintended sudden acceleration in Tesla vehicles have made national headlines. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reviewing a petition that alleges that Tesla models experience sudden unintended acceleration which results in dangerous situations. The Agency is reviewing the petition, which references 127 separate complaints with 110 crashes and 52 injuries…. Read More »

FHA AND CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS INCREASED FOR 2020

  Both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for FHA loans, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), for conforming loans purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have announced increases in the applicable loan limits for 2020. We wrote about the loan limits applicable in 2018 in this blog post [Read More]…. Read More »

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