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Oct. 5

How to Avoid Unintended Claims Consequences to the Surety

Matthew Horowitz’s article, “How to Avoid Unintended Claims Consequences to the Surety,” has been published in Surety Bond Quarterly, Summer 2022, Vol. 9, Issue 2. “Bond producers should always timely advise the surety of circumstances that might give rise to a claim as well as consult with the surety before making commitments that might impair…

Jul. 13

Favorable Appellate Court Decision Obtained for Insurer

Deborah Etlinger and Erin Canalia obtained a favorable Appellate Court decision on behalf of their insurance company clients in Kinity v. US Bancorp, 212 Conn. App. 791 (2022). The Trial Court had granted summary judgment in favor of the insurers and the insured appeal. While the appeal was pending, a settlement was reached and the…

May. 3

Sale of Family-Owned Oil Company

The Krall Oil Company, an institution in the New Haven area, was recently sold to Petro, Inc. for a mid-seven figure price. The over 90-year-old, multi-generational business was sold by George Krall, president and son of the company’s founder. Mr. Krall determined that given the present valuations of oil companies, now was the best time…

Apr. 20

Successful Refinancing of Amity Physical Therapy

Amity Physical Therapy, a successful and growing physical therapy business, with offices in Woodbridge, Hamden, Branford, Milford, and soon in Wallingford, successfully completed the refinancing of its indebtedness with the assistance of a detailed refinancing plan created by Vice President Brett Eagleson of Guilford Savings Bank and with the assistance of the SBA 504 Loan…

Apr. 12

Defense Verdict Obtained in Motor Vehicle Case

Sean R. Caruthers obtained a defendant’s verdict at a recent jury trial in Middletown Superior Court. The plaintiff, a back seat passenger of the defendant, claimed life-altering personal injuries, including traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, and lost wages, arising out of an incident where the defendant lost control of his vehicle, crossed over into oncoming…

Apr. 5

Sale of Danbury Industrial Property After Resolution of Decade-long Dispute

Attorney Marc T. Miller recently represented a prominent Danbury real estate development company in the successful sale of a 115,000 square foot industrial building in Danbury, Connecticut. The property had been languishing on the open market for more than a decade due to the pending legal dispute between parties. Consequently, the dispute prevented the owner…

Mar. 28

Sale of Quinnipiac River Marina is Completed

Attorney James S. Brownstein was called upon by members of a well-known New Haven family to mediate a five-plus years-old dispute which had prevented the sale of the Quinnipiac River Marina and surrounding properties. After reviewing the lengthy history resulting in the impasse between the parties, Attorney Brownstein came up with a new perspective and…

Feb. 9

Favorable Result of an Audit Challenge

OptumRx, a company working with United Health Care to manage United’s pharmacy benefits for individuals insured under those plans, conducted an audit of NPM’s client in connection with some prescribing “anomalies” alleged by Optum.  Our client has its own in-house pharmacy where it dispenses many different drugs for pain management. The arrangement is beneficial for patients…

Feb. 8

Defense Verdict Obtained on Behalf of a Connecticut Dental Practice

Gretchen G. Randall has obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a dental practice following a recent jury trial in Hartford Superior Court. The plaintiff, a former patient of the practice, claimed that she suffered personal injuries, including neck and shoulder injuries, resulting from the negligence of the dental assistants who participated in her care. Specifically,…