New Update to Connecticut Data Breach Law

 Connecticut Updates Its Data Breach Statute by Attorney David Benoit. A month after Vermont made substantive amendments to its Security Breach Notice Act to address a number of consumer protections, Connecticut followed suit on June 12th with a similar amendment to Connecticut General…

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Have You Received a Copyright Infringement Letter form a Connecticut Internet Provider?

What To Do If You Receive a Copyright Infringement Letter From Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) If you’ve recently received a copyright infringement letter from your Internet service provider, you’re not alone.  Recently, there’s been a rise in the number of copyright…

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IP Advice for Connecticut Start-Ups: Protecting Your Client’s Personally Identifiable Information

 David Benoit presents his fourth post as a guest blogger on the topic of Intellectual Property for Connecticut Start-Up companies.  In his fourth installment, he focuses on the need for entrepreneurs to protect their client’s most important assets: client personal information.…

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Software Liability Act in Connecticut – Good Idea or Too Much Regulation?

Do software publishers need more regulation to encourage creation of safe and reliable software?That was the general question posed for a debate at the RSA Conference USA on February 29, 2012. Sean Doherty of Law Technology News wrote an interesting article summarizing the two different positions.…

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New Connecticut Business and Technology Law Firm

I am pleased to announce that I have started a new law firm, Aeton Law Partners LLP.  At my new firm, I will continue my litigation practice involving a wide array of business and technology matters.  In this new venture,  I have partnered with Attorney David Benoit.  Dave…

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Will A Crack In Data Breach Litigation Open Floodgates

Data loss and security breach incidents have become common. However, lawsuits related to these incidents are not so common or successful. The problems plaintiffs have encountered include not only figuring out the proper cause of action to seek recovery (many states lack laws…

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Small Business Insurance For Data Loss and Security Breach

The Hartford has recently announced a new insurance product specially tailored to fit small business for data loss and security breach. It has been touted as more affordable for the smaller business owner.  More and more small businesses are experiencing the devastating effects of a…

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Connecticut State Court Judges Adopt Electronic Discovery Rules

Connecticut state court judges recently adopted new electronic discovery rules.  The rules will become part of the Connecticut Practice Book for civil discovery and take effect on January 2, 2012.   The judges present at the annual meeting unanimously adopted the new…

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Social Media Continues To Impact Litigation and Trial

The impact of social media  (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc) continues to grow in legal matters including litigation and trial.  The court decisions cut across numerous areas from employment law and personal injury to privacy rights and defamation.  Social media…

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Some Guidance From Delaware On Seeking Corporate Books and Records in Connecticut

If you own shares of a corporation or an interest in a limited liability company, there are two basic sources in Connecticut concerning your rights to have access to company books and records.  The first source may be found in any agreements that concern…

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Connecticut Supreme Court and Appellate Court Cases and Briefs Online

There are three good online resources to get information on appellate court cases in Connecticut.   The first resource is a new addition to the state judicial branch website.  The public now has access to the case and docket information regarding Supreme Court and Appellate…

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Forensic Accounting in Connecticut Business Litigation

Forensic accountants are frequently necessary in business litigation.  This is my next installment of the "ask the experts" series.   Stephen Pedneault is an expert in forensic accounting.  He is the principal of Forsenic Accounting Services.  Here is my…

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No Contract, No Problem – Charter Oak Gets A Chance To Prove Its Case

 In a decision that will be officially release tomorrow (download)the Connecticut appellate court ordered a new trial in favor of Charter Oak Lending for the claims it brought against employees who defected to a competitor.   Unless there is…

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Navigating FINRA’s Mandatory Arbitration Requirement – An Overview

   Raymond & Bennett attorney Joseph Blyskal contributed the following post to this Blog.  I recently read an article indicating that arbitration was the preferred forum for member companies of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, but with a…

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Computer Forensics In Business Litigation – Ask The Expert

Many business litigation cases require experts in various fields.  I am going to feature experts on this blog in an "ask the expert" series of interviews.  Disclaimer:  I am not endorsing any experts that I feature on this blog or the opinions expressed.  I…

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