Thursday, January 24, 2013
Earlier today, The Hon. Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, nominated Michael P. Kamp, a principal in the Litigation Department at Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C., to serve as a Judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut. We are extremely proud of our colleague on the occasion of his nomination to judicial office. The selection of Michael P. Kamp for nomination to our state court bench reflects our firm's dedication to the highest standards of excellence in the representation of our clients, and is a testament to our reputation for providing preeminent legal services. Congratulations, Michael.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Following a court-side trial, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney John F. Conway obtained a judgment on behalf of his clients in a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, seeking damages under ERISA, among other claims. In a 42-page Memorandum of Decision, Chief Judge Thompson found all materially disputed issues, both factual and legal, in favor of Loughlin FitzGerald's clients and rendered a judgment for them accordingly. Congratulations, John.
Loughlin FitzGerald lawyer Eileen R. Becker's pro bono legal work on behalf of children was featured in an article that appeared in the March 28, 2011 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune, entitled, "Building A Better World, One Child At A Time," by Marie P. Grady. Congratulations to Eileen for her efforts and the generous contribution of her time and legal skills to this worthy cause.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In a case involving the alleged wrongful cancellation of a death benefit under an annuity contract, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney W. Glen Pierson successfully argued on behalf of our broker-dealer clients that Plaintiffs failed to adequately state a claim for breach of fiduciary duty under Connecticut law, and further, that they were not entitled to recover attorney’s fees or punitive damages under the facts alleged. In granting Loughlin FitzGerald’s motion to strike, the court agreed that Plaintiffs had failed to allege facts sufficient to establish a breach of fiduciary duty, and further, that Plaintiffs failed to allege the existence of a statute, contractual provision or reckless conduct sufficient to warrant an award of attorney’s fees or punitive damages. The court's decision is reported at 2011 WL 522793.
On November 22, 2010, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney Patrick G. Hughes won a court trial in favor of his client, who had been injured in a head-on collision with an intoxicated driver. Attorney Hughes prevailed in a dram-shop lawsuit against the bar that served the intoxicated driver prior to the accident, and the Superior Court in New Haven awarded the Loughlin FitzGerald client his economic damages, consisting of medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages. The trial court's decision in the case is reported at 2010 WL 5158184.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Louglin FitzGerald lawyer Charles P. Reed was elected President of the New Haven County Bar Association for 2010-2011, and was inducted at the bar association's Annual Dinner, held on September 29, 2010. Charlie's election represents a recognition of his outstanding skills as a civil litigator and longstanding leadership in the legal community. Congratulations to our colleague on this well-deserved honor.
In a federal case involving claims for benefits under a professional disability policy of insurance, Loughlin FitzGerald attorney Glen Pierson obtained the dismissal of most of Planitiff's claims against the firm's client, a disability insurer. Acting on Glen's motion, the U.S. District Court dismissed Plaintiff's negligent infliction of emotional distress claim, as well as a claim brought under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), based on purported violations of the Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA). In response to the filing of this motion, Plaintiff also agreed to withdraw voluntarily her intentional infliction of emotional distress claim. The court's decision on the Motion to Dismiss is reported at 2010 WL 3925988.