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Posted in : car accidents | Aug 31 at 11:19 am

After suffering a car accident in the Milford, CT area, it's important that you take certain steps. Penner Law Firm's lawyers have seen innocent victims miss out on compensation they might have deserved because they made a few understandable mistakes in the aftermath of a car accident.

 

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Posted in : Connecticut dog bite attorney | Aug 28 at 11:14 am

Penner Law Firm's Connecticut dog bite injury lawyers understand that a dog attack is not a minor incident. While many who are unfamiliar with personal injury law try to laugh off these attacks, victims know that such incidents are not laughing matters.

 

The resulting injuries are often severe and can leave innocent victims with scars physical, emotional and financial. Our dog bite injury lawyers have helped clients who have suffered:

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Posted in : car accidents | Aug 25 at 10:50 am

Of all the consequences of a car accident, paralysis is among the worst. Penner Law Firm's New Haven car accident lawyers have seen too many clients who suffered partial or complete paralysis as a result of an accident caused by someone else's neglect.

 

Paralysis can affect your:

Feet

Legs

Hands

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Posted in : car accidents | Aug 20 at 10:41 am

At Penner Law Firm, our Connecticut car accident lawyers know how painful and devastating a wreck can be. Injuries are sadly common. One of the maladies we see most frequently is whiplash.

Whiplash is often the subject of mockery from people who have never been in a car accident and believe victims are just litigious opportunists out for quick cash. Our car accident lawyers know that whiplash is a real and serious medical condition.

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Posted in : car accidents | Jul 31 at 6:00 am

GM's recent ignition switch crisis may have been the most visible of vehicle recall news headlines lately -- as the company's delayed reaction to the problem is allegedly linked to more than a dozen car accident fatalities. But there have been plenty of other vehicle-related recalls in recent weeks that should be on the radar of  Connecticut consumers and car accident lawyers.

Among the recalls and defects compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in July 2014 alone:

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Posted in : Connecticut dog bite attorney | Jul 29 at 6:00 am

As experienced dog bite attorneys, the Penner Law Firm staff monitors national dog bite news and statistics to insure that we are providing the smartest possible representation for our Connecticut-area clients.

So we were especially interested in the dog bite research and informational graphic released earlier this year by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Posted in : Accident Attorney | Jul 20 at 6:00 am

: It was fortunate that no lives were lost during a recent Sunday evening car vs. motorcycle accident on I-95 South through Connecticut. But the hours of snarled traffic that resulted from the incident should serve as a prudent reminder to our attorneys and clients about properly stocking your car for the unexpected.

Our cars represent freedom and convenience. So it can be easy to overlook using them to store basic emergency preparedness kits.

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Posted in : car accidents | Jul 10 at 10:51 am

Penner Law Firm attorneys are aware that July can statistically be one of the most dangerous months for car accidents on Connecticut roads, according to the state Department of Transportation.

More car accidents were fatal in July than any other month of the year, based on data collected in 2008 and officially reported in 2011.

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Posted in : Motorcycle Accidents | Jun 24 at 10:26 am

For motorcyclists, Connecticut is a picturesque southern gateway to New England riding. With summer fast approaching, we are going to start seeing more motorcyclists sharing the roads with cars. What we don't want to see are more motorcycle accidents.

Whether you're driving to work or leisurely cruising the back roads, road-sharing safety should always be a priority.

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Posted in : personal injury | Jun 18 at 3:33 pm

Damages for personal injury come in many different forms. The purpose of personal injury damages is to put the plaintiff back in a position that would reflect their circumstances if the injury had not occurred. It can be difficult to put a dollar figure on things like pain and suffering, but the personal injury lawyers of Penner Law Firm in Connecticut can help you make your case.

The types of damages that are available in a personal injury claim depend on the individual circumstances for each case, and they also differ depending on state laws.

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Posted in : truck accidents | Jun 11 at 3:22 pm

A Wal-mart driver has been charged in a fatal truck accident, killing one man and injuring several others, including comedian Tracy Morgan. The comedian's limo bus was struck by the tractor-trailer at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Posted in : accidents | Jun 03 at 3:25 pm

In an effort to keep America safe, the National Safety Council has dubbed June 'National Safety Month.'  The campaign targets a variety of key issues, including raising awareness for safety practices at home, at work and on the road.

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Posted in : wrongful death | May 30 at 12:00 am

One minute your life is normal. The next minute your loved one is killed in a car accident. In a split second families' lives are turned upside down. Thousands of car accidents happen every year and some are simple fender benders, while others are devastatingly fatal.  When a loved one is killed by the negligence of a careless driver, families are in shock. They may not realize that they are entitled to seek justice and compensation for their loss.

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Posted in : medical malpractice | May 21 at 4:23 pm

Are you or a loved one a victim of medical negligence? You are not alone. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The Institute of Medicine states that 98,000 patients die each year as a result of preventable medical errors, and hundreds of thousands more suffer non-fatal injuries.

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Posted in : dog bite | May 14 at 4:06 pm

A dog bite or attack can be a dramatic experience and can develop into a serious situation. Some victims require immediate medical attention and even multiple surgeries. An animal attack can result in time away from work and permanent injuries. This can turn into financial trouble that you aren’t prepared to handle.

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Posted in : Motorcycle Accidents | May 07 at 12:00 am

When you decide to ride your motorcycle to work or for an after-work or weekend drive, you can’t forget that safety has to be front of mind.  It’s important that you have the right safety gear and practice the habits that will keep you and your passenger safe.  As motorcycle accident attorneys, we understand the dangers you face on the roads of New Haven and the entire state. The fact of the matter is, it can be a very dangerous place out there for motorcycle riders. In order to keep safe, there are a few things you should do.

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Posted in : truck accidents | Apr 30 at 12:00 am

Few things are as frightening as a truck accident. Sadly, few accidents are as catastrophic and frequently fatal either. In fact, the United States Department of Transportation estimates that there are around 500,000 truck accident in the United States every year.

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Posted in : car accidents | Apr 24 at 1:30 pm

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month. The goal of this month is to bring more awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and to reduce the number of accidents caused by this type of dangerous behavior.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that distraction plays some role in a majority of automobile accidents. Indeed, 1.6 million accidents annually are caused by cellphone use alone, and cellphone use is far from the only type of distraction.

Types of Distraction

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Posted in : birth injury | Apr 17 at 12:00 am

Birth injury is a tragedy that impacts thousands of children and families in the United States every year. Despite our incredibly advanced healthcare industry, this type of medical malpractice is responsible for both temporary and permanent injury to an average of 76 children a day, resulting in long-term expenses, physical struggles, and untold emotional suffering to the approximately 28,000 families who are forced to deal with these injuries every year.

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Posted in : brain injury | Apr 10 at 12:00 am

Brain injury can be sustained in a number of accidents. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading cause of brain injury is car accidents, but any event in which the head sustains a blow can result in damage to the brain.

Damages in a Brain Injury Claim

Brain injury claims in Connecticut often seek both economic and noneconomic damages. These may include:

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Posted in : car accidents | Mar 27 at 2:31 pm

If you have been in a car accident, you may be rattled and scared and unsure of what to do next. Keeping your cool can come down to knowing just a couple of steps to take that will protect your interests while making sure everyone involved gets the medical attention they need. Once you have successfully managed the accident itself, you will be in a good position to meet with a New Haven car accident lawyer to discuss your case.

Three Steps Immediately Following an Accident

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Posted in : car accidents | Mar 21 at 2:16 pm

There are many possible causes for car accidents in Connecticut, but some of the more common factors include:

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Posted in : car accidents | Mar 14 at 1:46 pm

Rollover accidents can be some of the most damaging of all types of car accidents. When a car or SUV rolls, the forces placed on the vehicle and the bodies of the passengers are intense. Most cars are designed to withstand the forces of a more common type of collision from the front, side or rear, but in a rollover accident, the passenger compartment may be completely crushed.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a rollover car accident, please call 203-878-1254 to speak with one of our experienced Connecticut car accident lawyers.

car accident, rolleover accident, brain injury, spinal cord injury
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Posted in : brain injury | Mar 07 at 1:28 pm

Traumatic brain injuries require emergency medical attention. When you take your loved one to medical professionals in an emergency, you expect the doctors and staff to provide a certain level of care. Unfortunately medical malpractice associated with misdiagnosing brain injuries is far too common.

Many doctors and other medical professionals do not recognize traumatic brain injury symptoms when they see them. As a result, many innocent patients unnecessarily spend months experiencing:

brain injury, medical malpractice
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Posted in : personal injury | Mar 06 at 10:19 am

When you have been injured at the hands of someone else, you have a lot to worry about. Medical appointments and medical bills start to pile up. Your work and family life can suffer. You shouldn't have to worry about whether you have selected the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case.

Keep these considerations in mind when you are choosing your personal injury lawyer:

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Posted in : medical malpractice | Feb 28 at 10:17 am

Many people think that in order to have a medical malpractice case your doctor or other medical professional must have actively made a mistake, like operating on the wrong limb. But not all medical malpractices cases arise from such obvious mistakes.

A significant portion of medical malpractice in Connecticut and across the country is due to delayed diagnosis of an illness. With many illnesses, such as cancer, a delayed diagnosis of even a few weeks can affect your ability to fight the disease.

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Posted in : Distracted Driving | Feb 25 at 12:00 am

If you use a cell phone or mobile device, you know how habit-forming it can be. For example, you're driving down a road when your phone or mobile device alerts you that you have a text message, do you automatically pick it up and answer it, or leave it alone?

Texting while driving is becoming even more of a driving distraction than driving while drunk. In fact, Car and Driver ran a test and found that driving reaction times are slower and slower when e-mailing and texting.

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Posted in : car accidents | Feb 18 at 10:12 am

It may feel like spring is just around the corner, but we have several more weeks of winter headed our way. These driving tips can help you avoid auto accidents and stay safe as winter winds down.

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Posted in : Real Estate | Feb 10 at 1:51 pm

When estimating their closing costs, many people do not consider the adjustments made on their HUD...

Wait what? Back up. What is a HUD??

In this context, HUD is short for HUD-1 Settlement Statement. This is the last document you will review before you closing on your purchase or refinance. The HUD is the borrower's go-to-guide and outlines all the money that is changing hands during the transaction. It summarizes all the important information including your interest rate, term, closing costs, amount to be paid at closing, and adjustments for expenses paid by the seller.

HUD, HUD Adjustments, Real Estate Closing, Real Estate Law
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Posted in : personal injury | Jan 27 at 6:40 pm

After suffering a personal injury, the furthest thing from your mind may be filing a lawsuit. You are concentrating on healing and trying to put the pieces of your life back together. But you should know that the law only allows a certain amount of time for you to file a personal injury action to recover compensation for your injuries.

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Posted in : dog bite | Jan 22 at 6:11 pm

Dog bites can cause serious and life threatening injuries. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Your health and safety should be your primary concern. Our Connecticut injury lawyers are here to help you with your legal case afterward.

In preparation for pursuing a legal action against the dog’s owner, you should consider these steps:

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Posted in : Uncategorized | Jan 20 at 12:42 pm

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we have decided to post some of our favorite quotes by the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you enjoy these quotes as we honor the life of one of the greatest men in history.

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Posted in : car accidents | Jan 11 at 6:27 pm

Distracted driving is getting more and more attention these days because of the nationwide anti-texting campaigns. However, texting while driving is just one form of distracted driving. Any actions that take your attention away from driving can lead to devastating accidents.

The three elements of focused driving include:

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Posted in : brain injury | Jan 09 at 6:56 pm

Brain injuries can range from moderate to severe. The most important element of brain injury treatment is seeking medical attention immediately any time a head injury occurs. The sequence of brain injury treatment usually follows these steps:

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Posted in : Real Estate Law | Dec 27 at 9:17 am

By Billy Snider, Esq.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) inflicted some pain upon a Utah mortgage bank in the form of damages and penalties in excess of $13 million dollars.  The money is part of a November 7, 2013 proposed settlement of an enforcement action brought by the CFPB for alleged violations of the Regulation Z loan originator compensation rule (“LOC Rule”). 

CFPB, Mortgage, CFPB Rules, Real Estate, Real Estate Law
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Posted in : Real Estate | Dec 13 at 12:44 pm

Enhancing safety standards is not always an easy road but, once a new standard is adopted as common practice, it can be extremely beneficial.  In accordance with recent Connecticut legislation entitled Public Act 13-272 beginning January 1, 2014 Sellers of one to two family residential real estate dwellings built prior to October 1, 2005 will be required to provide the Buyer of their property with an affidavit concerning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 

Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Smoke Detectors
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Posted in : Mortgage Information | Oct 30 at 11:23 am

By Frank Cammarano

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Posted in : Real Estate | Oct 25 at 11:20 am

By Andrew Penner

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Posted in : Penner Law Firm In The News | Oct 22 at 10:36 am

By Corinne Abbott

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

– Benjamin Franklin

Hurricane season is upon us and quite often people neglect to appreciate the danger until the weathermen are calling for evacuations while the wind speed is strong enough to carry away lawn furniture. Preparing for such an event before it happens can save a lot of time, money, and possibly your life.

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Posted in : Real Estate Law | Oct 01 at 2:23 pm

By Erin Regan

What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Loans Endorsed by the Federal Housing Association?

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Posted in : Real Estate | Sep 25 at 2:59 pm

By Scott Penner, Esq.

For most homeowners in New England the Fall season is practically synonymous with raking leaves, but it is also important to take time over the next couple of months to prepare for the coming Winter. Here are some basic tips that can ensure that you and your home are ready for this year’s first snowstorm:

 

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Posted in : Mortgage Information | Aug 26 at 10:28 am

By Erin Regan

You may have heard the terms High Priced Mortgage or High Cost Mortgage thrown around recently. A simple glance through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s stack of mortgage rules will expose you to the terms, but what do they mean? How will new CFPB rules affect these types of mortgages?

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Posted in : Real Estate | Jul 19 at 5:05 pm

By Erin Regan

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Posted in : Real Estate | Jun 21 at 4:56 pm

It’s the first day of summer – time for rest, relaxation, and creative recreation. Looking to express yourself this summer in a way that pays off both personally and financially? Here are some great affordable summer projects that can help increase curb appeal and your home value:

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Posted in : Banking & Compliance Law | May 20 at 11:41 am

By Erin Regan

In April 2012 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued guidance (Bulletin 2012-03) for supervised banks and nonbanks regarding recommended oversight of third party service providers. This guidance, while not an official regulation, clearly presents a minimum standard which the CFPB concludes is necessary to qualify service providers and manage risk.

In an effort to reduce the potential for consumer harm as well as possible statutory and regulatory violations by third party service providers, the CFPB recommends the following:

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Posted in : Real Estate | May 10 at 4:29 pm
By Corinne Abbott, Esq.

With the warm weather right around the corner, one can’t help but daydream of backyard barbeques, relaxing poolside in the sun, and stargazing by the bonfire in the backyard. What makes these activities even better is when you can enjoy them without the need to ever leave the comfort of your home!

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Posted in : Mortgage Information | Jan 21 at 2:52 pm

Coming up with a down payment is often a first-time home buyer’s biggest challenge. Buyers preparing to cover the typical 20% down payment required in conventional loan products frequently look to relatives for help. In a National Association of Realtors survey of people who bought homes from July 2011 to July 2012, about one quarter of first-time home buyers relied in part on gifts from relatives. This trend is on the rise partly as a result of stricter down payment requirements set by mortgage lenders following the housing and mortgage crisis of 2008.

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Posted in : Real Estate Law | Jan 07 at 10:59 am

Most Lenders do not allow the balance of an existing escrow account to be rolled into or transferred to create an escrow account for your new mortgage. Instead, the Lender holding your existing mortgage will simply send you a check for the escrow account balance once they receive and process the payoff for your existing mortgage which Penner Law Firm will send after your new loan has funded.

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Posted in : Penner Law Firm In The News | Nov 12 at 10:21 am

This past Thursday, November 8th, Attorney Scott Penner, owner of Penner Law Firm, was quoted in the New York Times article, titled Dealing with Delayed Closings After Hurricane Sandy. The article attempts to inform consumers about the potential impact of Hurricane on pending refinance and purchase transactions.

Scott Penner, CEO of Penner Law Firm was interviewed in the article. He gave some great advice to readers as well as some insight into current market conditions.

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Posted in : Mortgage Information | Oct 26 at 6:26 pm

Written By Jason Morytko, Esq.

When looking at the real estate market today, it is apparent that interest rates for refinancing homes have never been better.  Interest rates have reached all-time lows this year and there has not been a better time to refinance.  This brings up the question of how low will they go?  Or when will they begin to rise again?  There has been a lot of back and forth between the experts as to what the rest of 2012 and beyond will hold for interest rates and mortgage finance in general.  Here are some of the trends people should be on the lookout for.

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Posted in : Banking & Compliance Law | Oct 24 at 3:15 pm

Imagine you bought a new car from the dealership. The car treated you well for a number of years, but at some point, you decided you were ready for a newer model. Now imagine when you sold that car you had to pay a percentage of the price you sold it for back to the dealership! And also, imagine that the person you sold your used car to would also have to pay that fee to the dealership, if he/she ever decided to sell. If you apply this example to home ownership, you get private transfer fees!

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Posted in : Family Law | Oct 16 at 4:01 pm

With the presidential elections nearing, it’s no surprise that the controversial topic of same sex marriage is at the forefront of many discussions. A looming issue in same sex marriage is the appeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. He has since stated that he regrets the signing of the document. DOMA denies to legally married same-sex couples many federal rights that married opposite-sex couples are afforded under immigration, public health and welfare, federal employment, tax and other laws.

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Posted in : Real Estate Law | Oct 04 at 5:05 pm

By far the most common questions that I am asked when I tell people that I am a lawyer are questions pertaining to residential landlord-tenant disputes. It seems almost inevitable that at some point during a tenant’s lease there will be some sort of disagreement over rental payments, property damage, timely repairs, etc. This article is aimed at answering most of the basic questions that people have concerning their rights as a tenant and exactly what their landlord can and cannot do.

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Posted in : Penner Law Firm In The News | May 02 at 3:21 pm

In recent times the volunteer rate across the U.S. has dropped by .3%. At Penner Law Firm, we know how important it is to support our the communities which have given us so much.

Penner Law Firm would like to recognize Attorney Corinne Abbott for her recent volunteer work on behalf of Penner Law Firm along with the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association at the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Hartford on April 29th.

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Posted in : Estate Planning, Tax Law | Mar 04 at 12:22 pm

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“American Taxpayer Relief Act”) was signed into law by President Obama on January 2, 2013. The American Taxpayer Relief Act modified and made permanent certain provisions of prior Acts that dealt with the Federal estate tax: the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (“EGTRRA”), which was set to expire on December 31, 2010, and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the “2010 Tax Act”), which extended and modified provisions of EGTRRA, and which was set to expire on December 31, 2012...

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Posted in : Mortgage Information | Feb 04 at 1:27 pm

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has announced a streamlined National Safe MLO Exam with a Uniform State Test (UST) Component. This test becomes available April 1, 2013 and as of today 24 states have agreed to adopt the Uniform State Test Component. Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs) will no longer be required to take a second state specific test for the 24 states that have adopted the new component. For states that have chosen not to adopt the new Uniform State Test Component, new MLOs will be required to take the updated national exam and the second separate state test.

Posted in: car accidents | Aug 31 at 11:19 am
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After suffering a car accident in the Milford, CT area, it's important that you take certain steps. Penner Law Firm's lawyers have seen innocent victims miss out on compensation they might have deserved because they made a few understandable mistakes in the aftermath of a car accident.

 

Posted in: Connecticut dog bite attorney | Aug 28 at 11:14 am
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Penner Law Firm's Connecticut dog bite injury lawyers understand that a dog attack is not a minor incident. While many who are unfamiliar with personal injury law try to laugh off these attacks, victims know that such incidents are not laughing matters.

 

Posted in: car accidents | Aug 25 at 10:50 am
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Of all the consequences of a car accident, paralysis is among the worst. Penner Law Firm's New Haven car accident lawyers have seen too many clients who suffered partial or complete paralysis as a result of an accident caused by someone else's neglect.

 

Paralysis can affect your:

  • Feet

  • Legs

Posted in: car accidents | Aug 20 at 10:41 am
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At Penner Law Firm, our Connecticut car accident lawyers know how painful and devastating a wreck can be. Injuries are sadly common. One of the maladies we see most frequently is whiplash.

Posted in: car accidents | Jul 31 at 6:00 am
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GM's recent ignition switch crisis may have been the most visible of vehicle recall news headlines lately -- as the company's delayed reaction to the problem is allegedly linked to more than a dozen car accident fatalities. But there have been plenty of other vehicle-related recalls in recent weeks that should be on the radar of  Connecticut consumers and car accident lawyers.

Posted in: Connecticut dog bite attorney | Jul 29 at 6:00 am
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As experienced dog bite attorneys, the Penner Law Firm staff monitors national dog bite news and statistics to insure that we are providing the smartest possible representation for our Connecticut-area clients.

So we were especially interested in the dog bite research and informational graphic released earlier this year by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Posted in: Accident Attorney | Jul 20 at 6:00 am
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: It was fortunate that no lives were lost during a recent Sunday evening car vs. motorcycle accident on I-95 South through Connecticut. But the hours of snarled traffic that resulted from the incident should serve as a prudent reminder to our attorneys and clients about properly stocking your car for the unexpected.

Our cars represent freedom and convenience. So it can be easy to overlook using them to store basic emergency preparedness kits.

Posted in: car accidents | Jul 10 at 10:51 am
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Penner Law Firm attorneys are aware that July can statistically be one of the most dangerous months for car accidents on Connecticut roads, according to the state Department of Transportation.

More car accidents were fatal in July than any other month of the year, based on data collected in 2008 and officially reported in 2011.

Posted in: Motorcycle Accidents | Jun 24 at 10:26 am
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For motorcyclists, Connecticut is a picturesque southern gateway to New England riding. With summer fast approaching, we are going to start seeing more motorcyclists sharing the roads with cars. What we don't want to see are more motorcycle accidents.

Whether you're driving to work or leisurely cruising the back roads, road-sharing safety should always be a priority.

Posted in: personal injury | Jun 18 at 3:33 pm
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Damages for personal injury come in many different forms. The purpose of personal injury damages is to put the plaintiff back in a position that would reflect their circumstances if the injury had not occurred. It can be difficult to put a dollar figure on things like pain and suffering, but the personal injury lawyers of Penner Law Firm in Connecticut can help you make your case.

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