by Christine Stuart | April 3, 2014 5:30am
Connecticut courts have never had to decide whether a member of the public, who is testifying at a legislative hearing, can defame another person without consequences. But a judge may soon get a chance to clarify the issue.
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by Staff Report | April 2, 2014 4:24pm
The victim of a 2009 chimpanzee attack said she was “heartbroken” that the Judiciary Committee won’t allow her complaint for financial damages to be heard by a court.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 1, 2014 6:00am
Legislation changing how child custody cases are handled in Connecticut courts drew emotional testimony Monday from parents who feel wronged by the people the court assigns to represent their children.
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by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | March 31, 2014 7:00pm
Former Gov. John G. Rowland is in hot water again. Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to illegally paying Rowland $35,000 in campaign consulting fees.
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by Hugh McQuaid | March 28, 2014 5:30am
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy renewed his push for legislation Wednesday to protect horse owners from additional liability following a Supreme Court decision regarding “Scuppy,” a horse that bit a child in 2006.
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by Christine Stuart | March 14, 2014 3:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated two judges to the Appellate Court and 16 attorneys to the Superior Court on Friday in what could be his last round of judicial nominations.
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by Kimberly A. Knox | March 5, 2014 5:34pm
The Honorable Leslie Olear came before the General Assembly for reappointment on Feb. 26, having served the previous eight years with a stellar record. By all accounts, she is the type of judge that Connecticut deserves and needs: smart, hardworking and committed to doing what is fair and just.
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by Christine Stuart | March 3, 2014 6:03pm
Barbara Fair is sick of traveling to Hartford year after year to testify on a bill that would give juvenile offenders an opportunity to reduce their sentences.
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by Christine Stuart | February 21, 2014 3:52pm
(Updated 5:13 p.m.) Subpoenas released Friday show that federal investigators plan to search through text messages, emails, contracts, and other correspondences as they scrutinize the relationship between top Republican staffers and two direct mail companies.
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by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2014 6:30am
A group of former state employee union members, some of whom wanted to change unions after the animosity created by the 2011 concession package, are suing the state and its union in a class-action complaint.
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