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St. Francis settles pension suit for $107M

John Stearns| Matt Pilon |

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center has agreed to pay $107 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it underfunded its pension plan.

Hartford lawyer helps evaluate Supreme Court nominee

Keith Griffin |

A Hartford attorney was among those participating in an extensive evaluation of the qualifications and background of the Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CT docs join lawsuit frenzy against medical-waste giant

Matt Pilon |

Two West Hartford physicians have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing one of the country's largest medical-waste disposal service providers of illegally jacking up service fees.

Why you should never do business on a handshake

By Henry Weatherby | Weatherby & Associates |

Thinking of transferring the family business to a relative? As one recent high-profile case demonstrates, you should never do business on a handshake, especially when it involves family.

Chief court administrator calls cuts 'catastrophic'

Keith Griffin |

The state's top administrative judge is calling proposed cuts to the judicial branch “unprecedented and catastrophic” in a memo he sent to the governor and legislative leaders.

Enviro cops nab illegal turkey hunter

State environmental police said they arrested a hunter on Wednesday - opening day of turkey hunting season - in Bloomfield for not having a permit and baiting birds with corn.

Feds charge Wallingford CPA with Ponzi scheme

A Wallingford CPA has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded individuals of more than $1.5 million.

Ex-CI exec pays $16K ethics fine

Gregory Seay |

A former Connecticut Innovations Inc. executive has paid a $16.000 fine to settle multiple state ethics violations, authorities say.

Tax preparer admits to massive $2.2M return fraud


A tax preparer has pled guilty in Hartford federal court to preparing and filing hundreds of false tax returns, mostly from fellow church members. He defrauded the government of more than $2.2...

Class-action suits increase after four-year decline

There has been a marked increase in spending on class actions after four consecutive years of declines.

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