Category Archives: General/Misc

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 »

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 »

END OF THE YEAR PLANNING

As we near the end of the calendar year, many people start to think about taking stock of some of their personal affairs and thinking about planning for the future. Here are a few pointers for you to consider: Do you have a Last Will and related planning documents? When did you last update them… Read More »

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME AND THE IMPACT ON ROAD SAFETY

Daylight saving time ended again on Sunday, November 3rd and, for just one day, we all got that lovely one extra hour of sleep that we all hope for. But what impact does daylight saving time have for us immediately following the change to those clocks? Studies show that daylight saving time does, in fact,… Read More »

OPPORTUNITY ZONES – AN UPDATE

Opportunity Zones were implemented as part of the 2017 revisions to the Federal tax code, and are designed to stimulate investment in lower income or lower opportunity areas of the country.  My prior blog post discusses the basic concept of the Opportunity Zones, and there have been significant developments over the past year. Each state… Read More »

TOBACCO 21 BILL- TOBACCO USE BY MINORS IN CONNECTICUT

A growing concern regarding the use of cigarettes, tobacco products, electronic delivery systems and vaping products amongst minors recently led to a Public Act in which the sale of such products is prohibited to those persons under the age of twenty-one (21) years old, raised from the previous age of eighteen (18). [Public Act No…. Read More »

UPDATES ON THE OPIOID CRISIS IN CONNECTICUT

We previously reviewed the efforts taken in Connecticut to combat the opioid crisis, and reviewed the data pertaining to opioid related deaths in 2017 and 2018. (See GPS blogs Published March 16, 2018 and September 20, 2018). We also reviewed the law that became effective January 1, 2018, which law was meant to try to lower… Read More »

WIRE FRAUD – STILL A MAJOR CONCERN

  We have previously written about the dangers posed by wire fraud, especially as related to real estate closings (Read More Here). In spite of the passage of two years since our previous blog post, the danger posed by wire fraud is still prevalent and may even be growing. A recently reported event involved a… Read More »

CT LAWMAKERS STAND DOWN ON THREAT TO OVERRIDE VETO OF RESTAURANT BILL

Legislative leaders gathered last week in what was originally intended to be an attempt to override one of Gov. Ned Lamont’s first vetoes of a proposed bill. The bill was intended to provide clarification to restaurant owners and their employees on how wages are to be paid. Currently, restaurants are permitted to pay wait staff… Read More »

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