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Atty. Antonio Ponvert III interview
Atty. Antonio Ponvert III was interviewed on the WVIT (NBC-30) program, "Connecticut Newsmakers." He discussed abuse of female prison guards by male guards...
Civil Rights06/13/2004
Bridgeport may face $945,000 bias fine
After a series of rulings this week, the city of Bridgeport now faces $945,000 in fines for being in contempt of federal court orders in a 25-year-old...
Civil Rights 6/03/2004
Atty. Antonio Ponvert being interviewed by John Hockenberry for Dateline NBC
NBC's John Hockenberry: "What if a member of your family were a delusional, paranoid mentally ill person who was in prison instead of a mental hospital...
Civil Rights06/01/2004
Exporting Abuse?
A number of former state prison commissioners chosen by the Bush administration to establish a prison system in Iraq left their old posts after allegations...
Civil Rights05/20/2004
Excessive Force Claimed In Prison Beating
The lawyer for an inmate whose bloody beating was captured on videotape that was leaked to a local television station said Wednesday the man was attacked in...
Civil Rights05/07/2004
Prisoner suing over alleged beating
A Connecticut prisoner claims he was beaten by guards at the state's toughest prison. He claims it was retaliation for having tried to go public about what...
Civil Rights05/04/2004
Doctors say defeated bill to cap award will hurt
A fiery debate leads to a crushing defeat for doctors in Connecticut. State lawmakers have voted against imposing a cap on court settlements and jury...
Medical Malpractice04/27/2004
Guardians urging fines for police compliance
One way to force the Bridgeport Police Department to comply with federal court orders to end past discriminatory practices within its ranks may be to impose...
Civil Rights04/14/2004
Ill Convicts' Rights At Issue
Does the Connecticut Patients Bill of Rights - which guarantees adequate and humane treatment to the state's psychiatric patients - apply to mentally ill...
Civil Rights02/12/2004
Best and the rest for the past week
Thumbs up to Richard Bieder, a partner in the Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder law firm in Bridgeport. Bieder, as of Tuesday, is president of Trial Lawyers Care Inc...
01/31/2004
Suit Seeks More Than $4 Million In Man's Death
A lawsuit filed against the Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital and others involved in the care of a 39-year-old psychiatric patient who...
Class Actions, Civil Rights01/30/2004
State hospital sued over man's death
As James Bell lay dying after being restrained at a state hospital nearly two years ago, more than a dozen doctors, nurses, and guards stood watch...
Class Actions, Civil Rights01/29/2004
Mentally Ill Man In State Custody Dies
A severely mentally ill 39-year-old man died while in custody at the state’s maximum security mental hospital as the man’s doctors, nurses and guards watched...
Class Actions, Civil Rights01/29/2004
Trial Lawyers Care – For 9-11 Victim Free Legal Aid – Names Richard Bieder President
Connecticut attorney Richard Bieder has been named president of Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., the national nonprofit organization providing free legal services...
Other Practice Areas01/21/2004
$400,000 fines possible in contempt
A federal judge found the city of Bridgeport in contempt of court Wednesday for failing to provide reports on police assignments linked to a 1978...
Civil Rights01/15/2004
Goose Creek - WWRL Morning Show Broadcast Transcript
Location: New York City Time: 07:00 AM - 08:30 AM Station: WWRL-AM Radio Program:WWRL Morning Show Host: And as we move from her, we move to the actual...
Civil Rights12/17/2003
ACLU files suit over Stratford raid
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of 20 students ages 14 to 18, claiming "gun-wielding officers" and a "large and...
Civil Rights12/16/2003
Goose Creek Press Statement
Thank you, Denyse, and thank you ladies and gentlemen, for coming today. I would like to specially thank the reverend Jesse Jackson, whose presence is...
Civil Rights12/16/2003
Madison couple wins $2.1 million in medical malpractice case
A Superior Court jury has awarded a town woman and her husband $2.1 million in a medical malpractice case involving the diagnosis and treatment of a stroke...
Medical Malpractice12/09/2003
Mental Illness Behind Bars: A Disaster In The Making
This state's prison system is on a collision course with a catastrophe that will take lives, endanger correctional staff and result in substantial costs to...
Civil Rights12/03/2003
Family of dead trucker suing Long Island Sound ferry firm
The family of a Stratford truck driver, killed when his rig rolled off a ferry into Long Island Sound last year, filed suit Tuesday against the ferry company...
Automobile Negligence11/16/2003
Widow Awarded $10 Million
A Bridgeport jury on Friday awarded $10 million to the widow of a Stamford truck driver whose doctor failed to pursue more tests after an initial exam showed...
Medical Malpractice11/08/2003
Let Doctors Share The Cost Of Malpractice Insurance
When legislators return from their recess, medical malpractice insurance proposals will undoubtedly be on the agenda. Fortunately, Connecticut's malpractice...
08/25/2003
Boy Wins Huge Malpractice Award
A Hartford jury Tuesday returned a $12.5 million medical malpractice verdict - one of the largest ever in the state - against Hartford Hospital in the case...
Medical Malpractice07/30/2003
Woman to Lead Trial Lawyers
Kathleen Nastri of Cheshire has made a legal career out of defending personal injury victims. Now she will try to defend their right to win unlimited damages...
Medical Malpractice07/16/2003



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