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." The article discusses small nail salon owner Luis Ramirez (not represented by Day Pitney) suing Gov. Lamont over pandemic shutdowns. The suit alleges that Lamont's orders have violated state statue by delegating some of his pandemic decision-making to other entities, such as the Department of Economic and Community Development.
The article cites a Day Pitney April Whitepaper, which explains there are at least some constitutional doubts to Lamont's powers, including the delegation of certain decisions to various state agencies during the pandemic.
Klimmek further explains, "We have a lot of large clients that want to be good citizens and I think it is to their credit that they are figuring out ways to work things out," he said. "But there are plenty of litigious folks out there and the impact of these orders has been significant. We are really in uncharted legal territory. We've seen lots of plaintiffs challenge much less burdensome rules that have a much less legal foundation."
Huntington further adds, "[companies] are worried about not only getting pushback from the government, but also getting sued by customers and workers" and hence, are complying with executive orders whether or not they are determined to be constitutional.
Read the full article here.
On October 28, Maya Frazier will speak on a UConn Law career panel hosted by its Corporate and Securities Law Society and The Health Interest Law Group.
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.
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On January 8, David Waizer gave a presentation, "Starting Your Healthtech Company," to the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Network at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Rutgers.
Susan Huntington and Alexandra MacKenzie Pearsall authored the section on CT law in "State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey," a resource published by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
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Susan Huntington was interviewed by anchor Matt Maisel in the Fox-affiliate station WMPT Fox 43 segment "COVID-19 controversy at Pa. Capitol calls into question employer obligations and limitations in telling workers about positive test," discussing employers obligations in disclosing positive tests to employees.
Day Pitney Hartford partner Susan Huntington spoke with the Connecticut Law Tribune, as Connecticut begins to reopen the state in four stages.
Susan Huntington and George Mikhail were quoted in an article, "STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Allina and Analysis, Predictions Follow," published in Health Law Daily by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Azar v. Allina Health Services, the article provides an overview of the court's decision and perspective on what it means for providers.
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