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Kathy Berman, Wife of Longtime ESPN Anchor Chris Berman, Killed in Car Crash

Two people were killed in a tragic car accident on Tuesday afternoon on Route 64 in Woodbury. One victim was 87-year-old Edward Bertulis and the other was Kathy Berman, the wife of ESPN's Chris Berman, a well-known broadcaster at the network.   The car… Read More

Guide to the Connecticut Wrongful Death Statute

Losing a loved one is tragic, particularly when your loved one's death was caused by another person's negligence and could have been prevented. Nothing can make up for your loss, but filing a Connecticut wrongful death lawsuit may provide a sense of… Read More

How Do Understaffed Nursing Homes Affect Patients?

Federal and state laws require nursing homes to provide quality care to their residents to help them maintain or enhance their quality of life. Unfortunately, a lot of facilities do not have enough staff members to consistently provide the care that nursing… Read More

Statute of Limitations and Other Medical Malpractice Laws in Connecticut

Are you preparing to file a medical malpractice claim? There are several Connecticut medical malpractice laws that you need to review before you file a lawsuit. These laws cover everything from deadlines for filing claims to things you must prove before… Read More

Choate Rosemary Hall Apologizes for Decades of Sexual Abuse

Choate Rosemary Hall, an elite boarding school in Wallingford, issued a statement apologizing for decades of sexual abuse involving faculty and staff members who engaged in sexual misconduct with students. A 50-page report issued after a seven-month… Read More

D'Amico & Pettinicchi Educates Local Students About Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and our law firm is trying to do its part to raise awareness by educating young people about avoiding this dangerous behavior. On Wednesday, partner Michael D'Amico and attorney Jeremy D'Amico gave a distracted… Read More

Police Stepping Up Enforcement During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

In recognition of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is partnering with state and local law enforcement to catch distracted drivers and raise awareness about the dangers of this behavior.… Read More

Congress Pushes Tort Reform Bills Through Judiciary Committee with No Hearings

Despite bipartisan opposition, the U.S. House of Representatives seems to be fast-tracking five bills that would make it harder for victims of corporate negligence to file civil lawsuits to hold large corporations accountable and recover fair compensation… Read More

Mike D’Amico Testifies in Support of Auto Insurance Minimum Increase

Firm partner Mike D’Amico recently testified before the Insurance and Real Estate Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly on behalf of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association in favor of a proposed bill that will raise the minimum requirements… Read More

Three-Year-Old Killed in House Fire Caused by Recharging Hoverboard

On Friday night, a three-year-old was killed by complications from severe burns she suffered in a house fire caused by a hoverboard that burst into flames in a home in Harrisburg, Penn. The hoverboard exploded while it was plugged into the wall for recharging,… Read More