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What schools need to know about the final Title IX regulations

The U.S. Department of Education released its final regulations on sexual harassment under Title IX which includes many sweeping changes to the existing definitions and standards and imposes significantly greater obligations on local school districts, effective August 14, 2020. On July 8, 2020, Floyd J. Dugas, Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment practice, and Carolyn Mazanec Dugas, member...

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Four-school consortium to set up novel higher education collective campus in Bridgeport

  A novel higher education collective is being created at the University of Bridgeport campus to offer students the opportunity to study in several programs, or from several schools, all in one physical location. Gov. Ned Lamont and leaders from Goodwin University, Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport and the Paier College of Art announced the new consortium on June 30,...

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Attorney Mario F. Coppola Named Senior Partner

Berchem Moses PC recently announced that Mario F. Coppola has been named Senior Partner.  Attorney Coppola practices in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning, property tax assessment appeals, general civil litigation and real estate transactions.  He has handled hundreds of land use/zoning and tax appeal matters from the administrative level through the Connecticut courts. He has...

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Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Union

Richard J. Buturla, Chair of the litigation department, recently obtained a temporary restraining order, on behalf of Project Service LLC, operator of the twenty three food and fuel service plazas located throughout the State of Connecticut. The order pertained to a rally organized by Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ SEIU scheduled to be held at the I-95 Darien service plaza...

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Attorney Tyler Williams Joins Berchem Moses PC as the Firm’s Newest Associate

Tyler Williams is a member of the firm’s litigation department where he represents insurance carriers, governmental entities and employers in general litigation matters, focusing on civil defense litigation. While attending the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Tyler worked as a student attorney for the School’s Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative and was a member of the Connecticut...

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Attorney Nicholas Bamonte Presents Seminar For FCBA Continuing Legal Education

Attorney Nicholas R. Bamonte spoke recently at a continuing legal education seminar for the Fairfield County Bar Association entitled “Real Estate Valuation Basics and Property Tax Assessment Appeals.” Mr. Bamonte addressed the statutory authority for tax assessments and discussed considerations from the perspective of a municipal attorney defending an appeal. The program was held on April 9,...

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Attorneys Ryan Driscoll and Christine Sullivan Win Important Decision For Trumbull Board of Education in United States District Court Article

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a landmark federal statute that protects the rights of children with disabilities to receive a free and appropriate public education. One of the keys to ensuring that a public school district provides an appropriate education is the proper evaluation of the impact of the child’s disability on his/her education. The IDEA requires schools...

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Attorney Ira Bloom Addresses CBA Planning & Zoning Section At Wesleyan University

Attorney Ira W. Bloom was a speaker on March 23, 2019 at the Connecticut Bar Association Planning and Zoning Section seminar entitled “Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards, and Commissions.” Mr. Bloom was part of a panel of prominent land use lawyers addressing nearly 400 municipal officials at this conference held at Wesleyan University. Mr. Bloom ‘s topic was...

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