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Gregory A Allen

Gregory Allen’s Legal Guides

10 total

  • Insured Parties Have a Duty to Participate

    Unlike Plaintiffs, most Defendants have no desire to participate in litigation. Despite the efforts of some to ignore a suit, civil litigation process will not stop because they choose not to partici

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  • Evidence of Remedial Measures Often Excluded

    Experienced personal injury litigators are very familiar with the doctrine of subsequent remedial measures. Repairs made subsequent to the claimed injury are often raised in settlement negotiations to highlight the acknowledgement of the claimed defect by the defendant. However, ...

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  • Alimony, You and the IRS

    Regardless of what is in the final divorce agreement or judgment, divorced individuals need to be aware of how the IRS will treat their alimony payments. Simply agreeing on how to treat the alimony payments in the divorce agreement is not enough. The IRS will enforce the tax code...

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  • Loan Limit Revisions to Occur Effective October 1, 2011

    Two revisions to loan limits are due to occur on October 1, 2011. One revision is related to the elevated conforming loan limits for mortgages guaranteed or insured by the government, such as FHA mortgages. By way of background, the national conforming loan limit for mortgages ...

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  • Family Law: Courtroom Emotions Can Cut Both Ways

    A family lawyer needs to be a master of handling emotions. Family law clients generally seek a family lawyer as a direct result of an emotional response to an event, whether it be fear, love, or betrayal. This means emotions are always just under the surface of any family law cas...

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  • Bill Signed by Governor to Increase Real Estate Conveyance, Gift and Estate Taxes

    A budget bill approved by the General Assembly has been signed by the Governor that increases the real estate conveyance tax, gift and estate taxes. The bill increases the real estate conveyance tax by of one percent. The impact of the changes is summarized below. Real Estate C...

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  • Increase in Real Estate Conveyance, Gift and Estate Taxes Likely

    A budget bill has been approved by the Connecticut General Assembly that includes increases in the real estate conveyance tax, gift and estate taxes. The bill increases the real estate conveyance tax by of one percent. The impact of the changes is summarized below. Real Estate...

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  • Offers of Compromise and You

    Offers of Compromise are being used more frequently lately. So, we felt it would be useful to review the law authorizing and interpreting these offers. Connecticut General Statutes 52-192a, 193 and Connecticut Practice Book 17-11 through 17-18, provide for the filing of Offers of...

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  • Claims Denial Not Always a Black and White Issue

    Ruling Spells Out Rights of Insured Parties When Insurer Just Says No Any case becomes more complex when the defendant becomes uninsured as a result of their insurance carrier denying coverage and refusing to defend the case. Settlement becomes impossible, and any ultimate recov...

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  • No Easy Task To Prove 'Bad Faith' In Connecticut

    Anyone who has litigated enough civil cases has been in the following situation at least once. Settlement talks are reaching a standstill. Plaintiff's counsel has no doubt in her mind that her client's case is worth at least the policy limit available to indemnify the defendant. ...

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