Butler Tibbetts Launches Dynamic New Brand Identity

(DARIEN, September 26, 2019) — Butler Tibbetts, a leading law firm known for guiding clients through their most vulnerable moments in business and in life, today announced the launch of a refreshed brand identity. The rebrand comes at time of positive momentum for the firm, which has been serving businesses…

Aetna — UCR Action Memo

RE: AETNA UCR LITIGATION/ Non-Par Provider Proposed Settlement Agreement Action Required by February 26, 2014 We are contacting our clients with respect to a proposed settlement agreement that is being circulated in connection with class action lawsuits consolidated under the case caption In re Aetna UCR Litigation, pending in the United States…

Scope of the Commerce Power and the Federal Arbitration Act

First enacted in 1925, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) was created as an alternative to the high costs and delays of litigation. Up until that time, states were permitted to require disputants to litigate despite the existence of a signed agreement to arbitrate. The introduction of the FAA, however, preempted…

Protection Offered by Non-Disclosure Agreements

Proprietary information, such as confidential business information, trade secrets, and intellectual property, may be worth millions of dollars. Public exposure or use by others may potentially dilute or destroy the value of such information. Nevertheless, at times, necessity requires businesses to reveal proprietary information to others. To ensure that the…

Employee-Created Intellectual Property

Generally, “intellectual property” is any intangible property, such as knowledge of a process, a musical composition or a trademark associated with a product. There are typically four specific areas of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Since there is not actual “physical” property to possess, laws have been…

The Federally-Insured Reverse Mortgage

A reverse mortgage is an arrangement under which a homeowner may get a loan representing a percentage of home equity. The homeowner will not be required to make payments or repay the loan so long as she continues to reside in her home and keeps taxes and insurance current. Reverse…

Credit Repair Organizations Act to Protect the Public

Credit repair clinics generally promise consumers that they will permanently remove negative information from credit reports, for a fee. A record of bankruptcy will appear on an individual’s credit report for 10 years, which can make the promise by credit repair clinics to remove such negative information from consumer reports…

Crashworthiness of Cars and Product Liability

The principles of product liability provide consumers with some protection against injury from defective products and a means of recovering damages for injuries resulting from the use of defective products. The protection is in general provided by state laws. As a consequence, the nature, extent and procedures connected with this…

Recovery for Injuries Caused by Design Defects

“Product liability” is the area of the law enabling recovery for those injured by defective products. Some commentators suggest it reflects a balance between the benefits that society as a whole reaps from technological developments versus harm to consumers when the products are defective and cause injury. Product liability is…