Connecticut News

5 Conn. Firms Cited for Paying Workers Off the Books, Evading WC Laws

Connecticut authorities said this week that five subcontracting firms at a large Stamford construction site have been cited for alleged wage violations. The construction site at Stamford’s Harbor Point area is the largest development in the state. It has attracted …

Former Conn. Doc Sentenced for Illegal Prescriptions, Insurance Fraud

A former Plainville, Conn., doctor has been sentenced to four months in prison for dealing prescription drugs.Prosecutors say Richard Luzietti was charged after an investigation into about 100 prescriptions that he wrote in 2009 for Oxycontin and other drugs.

Connecticut Says Tougher Teen Driving Laws Showing Positive Results

This month, Connecticut is observing the four-year anniversary of the state’s adoption of tougher teen driving laws. And officials say the measures continue to put in check teen driver deaths. A series of high-profile crashes in 2007 triggered a campaign …

Thomson Reuters Establishes Connecticut’s First Captive Insurance Co.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced today that international media and information company Thomson Reuters has relocated its U.S. insurance subsidiary from Delaware to Connecticut. The subsidiary, Thomson Reuters Risk Management Inc., is Connecticut’s first captive insurance company. Gov. Malloy said …

Connecticut Insurance Regulators Recovered $2.4M for Consumers in Q2

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi announced Thursday that the insurance department recovered $2.4 million for policyholders and state taxpayers in the second quarter. Leonardi said the department’s consumer affairs unit fielded about 1,600 complaints and inquiries and helped policyholders recoup …

Nearly 20,000 in Connecticut Lost Power in July 1 Storm, Company Says

Connecticut Light & Power has told state regulators that nearly 20,000 customers were without power on July 1 as strong winds and lightning brought down tree limbs. In a statement filed with the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority on Monday, …

Conn. Utility to Spend $300M to Strengthen Its System Against Storms

Connecticut Light & Power has filed a plan with state regulators to spend $300 million over five years to strengthen its system against storms. The subsidiary of Northeast Utilities says it’s looking to upgrade systems that have performed poorly and …

Conn. Commissioner: New Law Improves Oversight of Global Insurers

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi praised passage of two new laws that give the state greater financial oversight of large, globally active insurance companies and makes the state a more attractive place for international reinsurers to do business. Governor Dannel …

Conn. House Passes Firefighter Compensation Bill

A bill that would make certain local firefighters eligible for workers’ compensation coverage for mental or emotional damage has passed the Connecticut House of Representatives. State representatives voted 141-to-0 in favor of the bill Wednesday. It now awaits action in …

Conn. Senate Passes Anti-Price-Gouging Bill to Help Homeowners

The Connecticut Senate has voted to expand consumer protections from price gouging during major storms, such as the freak October snow storm that hit the state last year. Senators voted 33-to-3 Wednesday in favor of the bill, which prohibits “unconscionably …