Study finds ‘alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

According to an AP news story, falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study published in the journal Pediatrics. To read more go to http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/07/17/peds.2013-1086 ...

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“Hot Coffee” to be Served at the Stratford Library

(Stratford, Connecticut) February 4, 2013 – Local attorney and former Stratford Connecticut Mayor Jim Miron, in collaboration with the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, will be hosting a screening and discussion of the legal documentary, “Hot Coffee” on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7p.m. at the Stratford Library. In addition to hosting the event, Attorney Miron hasRead the Rest... ...

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Shovel, Salt, Sand and Watch Your Step!

Winter in Connecticut means time to get the shovel, salt and sand ready for the inevitable ice and/or snow storms. And while winter in New England can be pretty to look at but it can also be dangerous for those walking outside. In fact, in the two decades that I have practiced law some ofRead the Rest... ...

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Motorcycle deaths, injuries cost $16 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are difficult to measure, a government report said. Motorcyclists are involved in fatal crashes at higher rates than drivers of other types of vehicles, and areRead the Rest... ...

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Honor America’s Living Veterans

Unlike Memorial Day which is to remember and honor military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle, Veterans Day is a special day to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military – in wartimeRead the Rest... ...

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The UNITED States of America

The election for President of the United States is over. For those supporting the President it is a “victory” and for those supporting Governor Romney it is a “loss”. However, after the election “hangover” passes our country needs to unite to find the common ground that binds us as Americans and as humans. We face the fiscal cliff inRead the Rest... ...

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Attorney – Client Communication

Connecticut’s Rules of Professional Conduct for the legal profession states, in part, in its Preamble that: “A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice. As a representative of clients, a lawyerRead the Rest... ...

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Offer of Compromise – Additional Economic Considerations in a Lawsuit

Most everyone knows that in a lawsuit, at its simplest and most basic, a plaintiff makes a claim against a defendant, who is contesting some or  all of the claim. Generally speaking, the plaintiff and the defendant (referred to as the “parties”) either settle the claim out of court or, if settlement cannot be agreed upon,Read the Rest... ...

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Connecticut Should Adopt Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

Earlier this year the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) House of Delegates, a group of elected members of the CBA that act to represent the membership, approved proposed rules for mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) in Connecticut. The proposal is 9 pages long but can be boiled down to this: attorneys licensed to practice law inRead the Rest... ...

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Some Successes and Challenges When I was Mayor

Lately, for whatever reason, people have been asking me questions about successes and challenges when I was mayor of Stratford, Connecticut from 2005 -2009. Below you can click on the subject heading to learn more about: TAXES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC SAFETY ENVIRONMENT SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TAKING ON RACISM IN ACTION! WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN…   ...

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