To Lien or Not to Lien

To Lien or Not to Lien

In about 1600, William Shakespeare wrote the play “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” known more simply as “Hamlet.” The play involves treachery, revenge and corruption, which is not too different from a construction job gone bad. In...
Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Dead Men Do Tell Tales

The old saying goes “Dead men tell no tales,” but when it comes to litigation in Connecticut, the dead keep talking.  The so-called “dead man’s statute,” C.G.S. § 52‑172, creates an exception to the well-known prohibition against hearsay. First...
Dead Men Still Tell Tales

Dead Men Still Tell Tales

The old saying goes “Dead men tell no tales,” but when it comes to litigation in Connecticut, the dead keep talking.  Indeed, after the recent Supreme Court decision of Dinan v. Marchand,[1] there is little to stop them. The so-called “dead man’s...