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Colt secures $20M loan to continue operations

West Hartford’s Colt Defense LLC said a bankruptcy court has approved a $20 million credit line that will allow the gun manufacturer to continue operations during its Chapter 11 restructuring.

Hartford law firm's biz accelerator launching culinary teaching service

Accelerated Ventures, a business accelerator founded last year by Hartford law firm Cohn, Birnbaum & Shea, has announced its first portfolio company.

State: CT psychiatrist submitted false Medicaid claims

Attorney General George Jepsen has sued a psychiatrist and her husband, alleging that they knowingly submitted inflated and false claims for reimbursement to the state's Medicaid program.

Colt files for bankruptcy restructuring

West Hartford gun manufacturer Colt Defense said it has filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, following a failed attempt to convince its investors to exchange their bonds for longer-term...

Fake E. Hampton appraiser gets time

An East Hampton woman will spend 63 months in prison for conspiring with her daughter in a real estate-appraisal scheme that cost mortgage lenders more than $2.5 million in losses, federal...

Ex-CT conman faces 20 yrs. in Iraq fraud

A former Connecticut man could get 20 years in federal prison for scamming investors out of about $175,000 with his claim he was setting up a restaurant and a business installing window film in Iraq,...

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Trio settles CT Medicaid fraud suit

Connecticut will recover nearly $300,000 from another batch of dentists and their practices accused of committing Medicaid fraud, state investigators say.

Small firms see opportunity in CT's tough legal industry

Chris Dehnel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

There's a downsizing trend in the law sector these days, with lawyers taking advantage of technology and a teamwork approach to practice in smaller firms or open their own shop.

Gamblers lose $3M civil rights lawsuit against Foxwoods

A trio of gamblers that won $1.1 million playing mini-baccarat at Foxwoods several years ago, but could not cash in their chips, has lost a lawsuit against the casino.

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