Connecticut Legal Services, a private non-profit legal aid agency dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals meet their basic needs and be assured equal access to opportunities and justice, has appointed Robinson+Cole lawyer Peter R. Knight to its Board of Directors.
Robinson+Cole’s Deal Team advised Nielsen Holdings plc, a global performance management company, in the negotiation of its recent acquisition of Visual IQ, a venture capital backed leading independent provider of marketing intelligence headquartered in Boston, MA with subsidiaries and employees in the United Kingdom, Germany, and India. Led by Eric M. Kogan, chair of Robinson+Cole’s Business Transactions Group, the Deal Team for Nielsen included Adam Anderson, Nathaniel T. Arden, Scott M. Baird, Christine E. Bromberg, Alaine C. Doolan, Ashley P. Keenan, Rachel V. Kushel, Virginia E. McGarrity, Kathleen M. Porter, Jacqueline Pennino Scheib, Scott N. Siedor, and Alisha N. Sullivan.
Teach for America - Connecticut, part of a national corps of leaders committed to teaching in low-income schools and confronting educational inequity, has appointed Robinson+Cole lawyer Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson to its Advisory Board.
The F.L.U.D. Zone Florida Land Use and Development Law Blog “floods” followers with information about interesting, significant, and sometimes unusual developments in Florida land use and land development law. Authoring the blog are Robinson+Cole Real Estate + Development Group lawyers Byron D. Flagg and Sorell E. Negro as well as Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group Analyst Tavo T. True-Alcala.
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a long-awaited decision regarding a class action against State Farm involving labor depreciation. The Eighth Circuit ruling, In re State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, reversed the district court’s decisions denying State Farm’s motion to dismiss and granting class certification and ordered the district court to dismiss the case. Insurance + Reinsurance Group lawyer Wystan Ackerman represented the American Insurance Association and Property Casualty Insurers Association of America as amici curiae in this case. The Eighth Circuit adopted the position taken by the amici. The decision is particularly significant because it is the first federal appellate decision on class certification in labor depreciation litigation and continues a recent trend of appellate decisions on the merits of the labor depreciation issue in favor of the insurance industry.
New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) recognized Robinson+Cole government relations lawyer Andrew S. Roffe during the school’s 200th Anniversary Celebration. In receiving the honor, Mr. Roffe was referred to as a “loyal, dedicated, and cherished friend” of NYSD.
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