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Former Middletown restaurateur pleads guilty to arson

A former Middletown restaurant owner has pled guilty in federal court to arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. Federal authorities say he tried to burn down his business to collect...

Malloy proposes revamping bail-bond industry

As part of his Second Chance Society efforts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing a major overhaul of both the bail-bond system and business in Connecticut. He said the goal is to prevent poor people...

Pellet retailer files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy

A Thomspon-based heating pellet retailer has filed for Ch. 7 bankruptcy protection, following complaints from customers that the company hadn’t made good on deliveries.

Oxford power plant opponents lose court appeal

A state judge has affirmed a Connecticut Siting Council decision approving the construction of a natural gas-fired power plant in Oxford.

Lottery office pools gone terribly wrong

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Want to join the Powerball office pool? You'd better get all the rules down on paper if you don't want to get cheated out of millions.

2 more sentenced in CT '99-ing' dragnet

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Two Connecticut men snared in an IRS withholding dragnet have been sentenced and ordered to repay tens of thousands in back taxes, federal authorities say.

Court asks ISO-NE to justify reliability program's cost

The U.S. Court of Appeals' Washington, D.C. circuit last week asked New England grid operator ISO-NE to ensure that the rates of its inaugural winter reliability program were just and reasonable.

Veteran lawyer, philanthropist Coleman Levy retiring

Coleman Levy, a stalwart of the Greater Hartford legal community, has announced his retirement from Hinckley Allen. The philanthropist plans to spend more time with his wife and family.

Shipman & Goodwin’s Cunningham Elected to Interlaw Board of Directors

Glenn M. Cunningham, chair of Shipman & Goodwin LLP's Business Litigation and Intellectual Property practices, has been elected to the board of...

CT law firms follow tax-averse clients south

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Day Pitney LLP's merger this fall with its long-time South Florida counterpart hastened the trend of Connecticut barristers establishing beachheads in the Sunshine State.

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