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Attorney John Matulis answers your legal questions on WTIC's Law Talk
  1. July 30, 2022
    40 min
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    Law Talk 7/30/22
    “I can’t believe I kept my mouth shut and still got sued!”  The legal doctrine of fraudulent non-disclosure:  how it works and when it applies.Search and Seizure Law vs. False Police Reports:  how everyone, inc…
  2. July 23, 2022
    34 min
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    Law Talk 7/23/22
    More animal-related law:  Can a person really sue for “bystander emotional distress” for witnessing her pet dog get hit by a car?  The answer may surprise you…Legal Word of the Week:  PROBABLE CAUSE.  What’s it…
  3. July 16, 2022
    44 min
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    Law Talk 7/16/22
    Part II of our presentation on Limited Liability Companies:  Tax ids; Operating Agreements; maintaining them and avoiding forfeiture by the Secretary of the State.“remote trials:”  the Connecticut Supreme Court…
  4. July 09, 2022
    45 min
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    Law Talk 7/9/22
    The last in the series of DUI tips and advice:  Failing the Intoxilizer test at the police department:  what appeal rights you have and what you have to prove;The story of the Federal Court lawsuit called Ameri…
  5. July 05, 2022
    41 min
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    Law Talk 7/2/22
    In light of the celebratory July 4 holiday, and all the traffic enforcement that’d be out looking for drunk drivers, most of the show consisted of practical advice about drunk driving, such as: Don’t do it;How…
  6. June 25, 2022
    41 min
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    Law Talk 6/25/22
    We explained how the law values a lost life in dollars and cents terms when a person dies in an accident and their estate sues the responsible party.  In other words, what’s the loss of life worth? We talked ab…
  7. June 04, 2022
    41 min
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    Law Talk 6/4/22
    Discussed a brand new Connecticut supreme court decision which will probably put an end to businesses not paying their contract obligations due to the effect of the Governor’s Executive Orders re: Covid -19 upo…
  8. May 21, 2022
    39 min
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    Law Talk 5/21/22
    We discussed a recent superior court decision from New Haven regarding a Food Poisoning case against a restaurant, claiming the food was a “defective product.”  Pointed out takeaways for anyone who suffers a si…
  9. May 07, 2022
    41 min
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    Law Talk 5/7/22
    Today, we discussed a trademark infringement case with local interest:  2 dental practices in Avon have almost identical names.  The one which was established first sued the other one, alleging trademark infrin…
  10. April 30, 2022
    43 min
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    Law Talk 4/30/22
    Today we talked about why it’s hard to get compensated fairly when you get injured falling on ice and snow, including the “ongoing storm doctrine.”  Caller questions:  stolen catalytic converters;  determining…
  11. April 23, 2022
    33 min
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    Law Talk 4/23/22
    The law about possession of dead bodies (yeah, really!).  Very handy to settle disputes when daughter wants to cremate sister and Dad wants her interred in the family plot next to where he’ll be planted when hi…
  12. April 16, 2022
    35 min
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    Law Talk 4/16/22
  13. April 02, 2022
    40 min
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    Law Talk 4/2/22
    Like Old Times! Caller inquiries: Revocable Trusts; “Neighbor’s tree fell on my yard”; Medicaid eligibility; “stealing title to real property (aka “Is that sponsor of yours a scam?”); reviewing an internet will…
  14. March 26, 2022
    35 min
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    Law Talk 3/26/22
    On todays Law Talk John hold listeners how to enforce a settlement agreement when the  other side reneges on the deal; Did a primer in vexatious litigation.  Just because the person who sued you lost does NOT m…
  15. March 19, 2022
    38 min
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    Law Talk 3/19/22
  16. March 12, 2022
    40 min
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    Law Talk 3/12/22
    Our theme was “ways to save money on Attorney’s fees (which your lawyer probably didn’t mention to you…)”  We didn’t finish the topic and I will wrap it up this coming Saturday.We also played You Be the Judge,…
  17. February 19, 2022
    38 min
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    Statute of Limitations
    Prenuptial agreements signed before marriage (the rich really are different that the rest of us.) Attorney’s fees:  a new case awarded them to the prevailing party; but the case involving the prenuptial agreeme…
  18. February 12, 2022
    39 min
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    Spam and Robo phone call Cut Down
    First item:  a newly filed Federal Court case intended to cut down on spam and robo phone calls ;Next story:  Dog Law, Part I:  the dog owners successfully appeal a seizure order issued with respect to their Go…
  19. February 05, 2022
    33 min
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    Law Talk 2/5/22
    Landlord-Tenant Law:  tenant claims of uninhabitability.  Despite what landlords think, the courts don’t always favor the tenant…“Sovereign Immunity:”  What is it, how it will screw up your claim against a stat…
  20. January 15, 2022
    39 min
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    Law Talk 1/15/21

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