U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Polito & Harrington’ Clients Over Limits to Mohegan Tribe’s Immunity

In a major victory for a Pennsylvania couple, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held on April 25 that an employee of a tribal casino is not protected by “sovereign immunity” from personal injury lawsuits in state court. Attorney James Harrington of Polito & Harrington represented the two auto accident victims at the center of this […]


Is the State Liable for Defective Road Maintenance?

Not all car accidents are the result of driver negligence. Sometimes there is a defect in one of the vehicles that causes the driver to lose control. And sometimes there is a defect in the road itself. CT Court Rejects State’s Attempt to Quash Accident Case Since the State of Connecticut maintains most public roads, […]


How Does “Proximate Cause” Affect My Personal Injury Case?

In any personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove the defendant was negligent. More importantly, the defendant’s negligence must be the “proximate cause” of the plaintiff’s injuries. A jury will not award damages if the there is not a direct link between the defendant’s actions (or inactions) and the plaintiff’s losses. Jury Rejects Unleashed Dog […]


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