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June 2017 Archives

Changes in workforce affecting workers' compensation regulations

In states like Connecticut, the scope of the workforce is changing. Older Americans are choosing to work as they age, and Latinos represent a higher percentage of the labor pool than ever before. Unconventional workers like these present a unique challenge for workers' compensation regulations.

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case

To recover compensation in a car accident case, a plaintiff must satisfy the required elements of a negligence claim: duty, breach, causation and damages. Specifically, the plaintiff must persuade the jury that the defendant breached his or her duty of care, resulting in injury, by a preponderance of the evidence standard.

5-car crash in Connecticut blamed on intoxicated driver

Emergency response personnel had their hands full in Stamford when two men who had allegedly been drinking all day struck multiple vehicles with the car that they were traveling in. The first crash happened near Broad and Grey Rock Place. The male driver accelerated away from the accident. On East Main Street, the man's vehicle then rear-ended the car of a 53-year-old woman waiting at a red light at the North State Street intersection.

Financial tips when considering a divorce

Connecticut couples who are getting a divorce may be concerned about how it will affect their finances. Those who are unfamiliar with the family finances will need to get a handle on expenses. This includes making a budget, which among other things will be important in considering how assets and debts will be divided. People should also gather as many financial documents as possible including bank and investment statements, tax returns and other information on assets and debts.

Underemployed husbands are more likely to get divorced

In the early 1970s, when women started entering the workforce in greater numbers, there was an increase in divorces throughout Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. This was partly due to the stereotypical roles of women as housekeepers. A recent study demonstrated how that has changed.

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