Articles by Pat Eaton-Robb

Sandy Hook Shooting Victims’ Parents Win Defamation Suit Against Conspiracy Authors

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking …

No More Nuts at the Ballpark for Kids’ Sake

Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the team’s Double-A baseball stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy …

How Insurer Deployed Technology to Expedite Wildfire Claims

As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was …

Connecticut State Workers Won’t Get Part of $94M Stock Windfall

Connecticut state workers and retirees will not get part of a $94 million stock windfall received by the state in 2001 and then used to help fill a budget gap. The state Supreme Court on Friday rejected the workers’ appeal …

Yale University Responds to Ex-Basketball Captain’s Lawsuit in Sex Assault Case

Yale University denies it was trying to make an example of former basketball captain Jack Montague when it expelled him over a sexual assault allegation. The school filed its formal response late Friday to Montague’s federal lawsuit, which accused the …

Former Travelers’ CEO Fishman Bringing Fight Against ALS to Golf Course

Jay Fishman finds it more comfortable these days to use a wheelchair to get around, and has begun getting some help breathing from a portable ventilator. The former Travelers CEO says he’s in “the final innings” of his battle with …

UConn Pilots Gunshot Detection System, a Gift from an Alumnus

A new gunshot detection system developed and donated by a University of Connecticut alumnus is now in place at the school as part of a pilot program. UConn’s police department over the past month installed the computer technology, which includes …

New Storm Forecast Center Pairs UConn, Electric Utility Company

Two days before Superstorm Sandy struck Connecticut in 2012, UConn scientists fed measurements from the storm and historical data from others into a computer model they developed and forecast where the most damage and power outages would occur. Their forecast …

Conn. Court: Enfield Homeowner Not Liable in Icy Sidewalk ‘Slip and Fall’ Case

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that property owners can’t be sued for injuries suffered when someone slips on an icy sidewalk in front of their home or business, unless their town has a specific law making them liable. The ruling …

Connecticut Family Sues Over School’s Ebola Fears

The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa. Ikeoluwa Opayemi and her family, who …