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Christopher Stracco, Craig Gianetti and Katharine Coffey authored an article, "A Movement in New Jersey to Protect Land Use Applicants from Sham Litigation by Business Competitors," for Law360. The article discusses a recent New Jersey Appellate Division opinion which provides guidance to trial courts on how to discern the difference between constitutionally protected behavior and anti-competitive misconduct. In Main Street at Woolwich, LLC v. Ammons Supermarket, Inc., et al., Docket No. A-0713-15T3 (App. Div. July 25, 2017), the Appellate Division reversed the Chancery Division's dismissal of an abuse of process claim against competitors who challenged a shopping center in Woolwich Township. Facing an issue of first impression in New Jersey state courts, the Appellate Division adopted the reasoning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Hanover 3201 Realty, LLC v. Village Supermarkets, Inc., 806 F.3d 162 (3d Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 136 S.Ct. 2451, 195 L. Ed. 2d 264 (2016), and concluded that the Chancery Division should have considered the developer's allegations that the competitor's action was "part of a pattern of sham litigation brought by defendants for the purpose of injuring market rivals rather than to redress actual grievances." The authors wrote, "there seems to be a growing momentum by the courts to seriously scrutinize these 'sham litigation' filings, which in turn may result in more claims filed against competitor objectors."
Michael K. Furey authored article, "Is It Worth the Risk to Represent a Client Who Has Fired a Previous Attorney?," for the New Jersey Law Journal.
On May 7, Judge Droney will speak on the Connecticut Bar Association "Federal Practice Section Meeting: Using Zoom in Federal Courts."
On May 1, Christopher F. Droney will discuss effective advocacy before the federal circuit courts and take questions from Hartford County Bar Association moderators and registrants.
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Susan Huntington and Christopher Klimmek were quoted in Hartford Business Journal article, "Gov. Lamont's executive orders have helped CT beat back COVID-19, but some businesses want to curtail his powers."
Day Pitney's Michael Napoleone has been appointed to the Palm Beach County League of Cities board of directors.
Judge Christopher Droney was mentioned in Hartford Courant op-ed "In virus battle, one nursing home got it right," authored by Kevin Rennie.
Stan Twardy appeared on Channel 8 discussing retiring Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Dick Palmer.
Christopher Droney and Chase Rogers co-authored an article that discuss the differences before arguing in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.