Michael Furey was quoted in three separate articles in Politico (subscription required), the New Jersey Law Journal and Law360 (subscription required) regarding his oral argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court of an appeal of an important discovery order by the firm's hospital clients. The appeal is part of the ongoing legal battle between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and a group of hospitals challenging their designation as tier 2 in the insurer's OMNIA-tiered health plan. Michael, who is counsel for three of the hospitals in the case, told the Supreme Court that the Appellate Division had improperly considered the "merits of the claims" before the plaintiffs even had an opportunity to conduct discovery. The appellate court, Michael said, should have limited its review of the trial court's discovery orders to whether the lower court's decision to allow discovery of the documents was "arbitrary, capricious or without any rational basis." He also told the Court that the confidentiality concerns of Horizon could be addressed by a protective order. The Court reserved and will issue a written opinion.
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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Stan Twardy was quoted in the New York Times article, "Top Aid in Review of Russia Inquiry Resigns From Justice Dept."
Stan Twardy was quoted in CT Post article, "Arrests of Perez, Dunn raise concern that FBI probe is just the beginning."
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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.