Crisis is the Mother of Change: How a Pandemic Sparked Progress in Courtroom Efficiency
American courts, especially state courts, aren’t known for being on the forefront of technology, and the rules set by state and federal courts have limited the use of some modern technology that many of us take for granted in our personal and professional lives. But the COVID-19 outbreak left... »
Litigation in the time of COVID: Best Practices for Virtual Advocacy
  This article focuses on how the pandemic has affected litigators and litigation practices, which developments may and should be here to stay, and some best practices for navigating the new normal of virtual advocacy, whether in discovery or in trials. Read the PDF of the article published in the New... »
Ralph Nader Opens Connecticut Tort Law Museum That Features His Nemesis, The Chevy Corvair
In his 1965 book "Unsafe at Any Speed," Ralph Nader railed against the structural flaws of the Chevrolet Corvair. Last month he posed beside it at the opening of the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, Connecticut. Some of the most famous tort (laws regarding negligence and liability)... »
Emoticons and Emoji as Evidence?
This Valentine's Day there will no doubt be multitudes of loving emoticons sent through cyberspace--but little did you know that they could turn state's evidence! The trial of Ross W. Ulbricht, a man charged with running Silk Road, a black-market website where vendors sold illicit goods, is calling for the... »
Who Wants to be a REIT? IRS Ruling Creates Opportunities for Tax Savings for Companies with Real Estate Assets
Windstream announced its plan to spin off telecommunication network assets into a separate publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Before its announcement, Windstream had received a favorable private letter ruling from the IRS confirming that the spin off would be tax-free and that the spin-off's assets would qualify... »