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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

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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Attorney Floyd Dugas To Moderate Panel On Teacher Termination At National School Boards Association Annual School Law Seminar In Nashville, Tennessee

Rethinking Teacher Due Process Rights: School Attorneys Consider Vergara and Legislative Reform Thursday, March 19th 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Renaissance Nashville Hotel The state court ruling in Vergara v. California is the first to find that tenure protections for teachers could deprive students of a constitutional right to an education. The evidence is compelling, the judge wrote. Indeed, it shocks...

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Senior Partner Michelle Laubin Calls For Forensic Audit Of Shelton City Finances

A local attorney, who also serves on the city’s Board of Apportionment and Taxation, criticized findings in the recently released city audit, in which the school board was cited for some $3.1 million in budget shortfalls. During the public comments portion of the Feb. 14 Board of Aldermen meeting, the board heard from Michelle Laubin, a senior partner in the Milford office of the law firm of...

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Attorney Richard J. Buturla Wins Appellate Court Decision For KBE Building Corporation

In a complicated breach of contract action in which the plaintiff, Michael Konover, was seeking the recovery of legal fees allegedly incurred in previous litigation involving KBE Building Corporation, the Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the judgment of the lower court in favor of KBE Building Corporation and the other defendants. The Appellate Court ruled that KBE Building Corporation and...

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Senior Partner Michelle Laubin Appointed To Serve As Member Of CSDE School Discipline Collaborative

The Connecticut School Discipline Collaborative is being launched to strengthen the Connecticut State Department of Education’s (CSDE) commitment to creating opportunities for all children to have an excellent education. National research shows that discipline practices that exclude students from instruction, such as suspensions and expulsions, have negative consequences for students including...

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Attorney Michelle Laubin To Speak On Concussion And Safety Issues At CABE Board Member Academy

The upcoming CABE workshop on October 15 at the Inn at Middletown will cover a variety of current legal issues in education. Berchem Moses PC Senior Partner Michelle Laubin will discuss issues involving safety considerations both on and off the field, as well as a school district’s responses, liabilities and obligations to students with concussions.

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Attorney Mario Coppola discusses Ad Valorem Taxation Litigation On Expert Panel For Appraisal Institute

Mr. Coppola will be the only attorney on an expert panel discussing Connecticut Case Studies in Ad Valorem Taxation Litigation at an April 18th event to be held in Berlin, CT. The Appraisal Institute is the world’s leading organization of professional real estate appraisers with nearly 22,000 professionals world wide. The Appraisal Institute is also the world’s largest publisher of real estate...

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