Healing and wellness program for sexual abuse clients

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Ferry Law believes in providing a path to wellness for all of our clients. Our attorneys recognize that special attention must be paid to finding that path for victims of sexual violence.  Sexual Abuse victims have often locked away the abuse and are forced to suppress the shame, guilt, fear and anger. Emotions are what color our world.    When we are happy and feel safe, the world appears one way, when we are fearful, it appears another.

In Raja Yoga, it is taught that if you walk to streets worried about the money in your pocket, everyone you see will appear as a pick pocket. Conversely, if we see everyone as your teacher or guide, all become our welcoming friend. Sexual abuse of a minor continues to ravage the lives of people in outwardly visible and often inwardly and invisible ways. The path to freedom involves accepting and letting go but that can never be done until the stuck emotions are fully recognized and nurtured. Mental health professionals are helpful as is introspection using techniques like meditation, yoga, tai chi and pranayama (conscious breathing).

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Ferry Law wants to help you become the best version of you possible and the money damages we recover for our clients is only one part of that.  We want to make it right and help you find your inner light. Ferry Law has a wellness program available for all of our clients and wants to help you learn more about the practices that empower people to understand that happiness, health and strength involves learning how to maintain your awareness of the present moment.

Nothing happens in the past and nothing happens in the future.  It happens in the now and now is the time for healing and recovery using ancient proven methods and techniques that empower the individual to find peace and healing from within.  

Ferry Law Installs Little Free Library

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Ferry Law has recently installed a Little Free Library in the garden in front of the office. This library is just one of many little libraries that are popping up all over the world and one of three in New Britain. Check it out here: www.littlefreelibrary.org. We hope that this will be a fun place for folks to stop before or after their walks in the park. The books are free and part of our Wellness Program at Ferry Law.

Visitors to the library are also welcome to share books they might like to pass along to others. There are books for adults and children in the library, so stop by and visit us! We will have a Grand Opening for our little library on Tuesday, September 14, 9:30-11 a.m. All of the attorneys and staff at the office will be available for a “meet and greet” that morning as well. Refreshments will be served. Come and get to know us!

Ferry Law Sponsors Dog Star Rescue

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Ferry Law was proud to be a sponsor of the 2nd Dog Star Rescue Telethon. Not only did we financially support this event, but Attorney Ferry was one of the performers (in a duet on the Tibetan Singing Bowls). Dog Star Rescue was able to raise over $20,000 from this event. Every dollar counts for these nonprofit organizations, and we are proud to be a part of it.

New Britain Lawyer Strategically Chose Settlement Over Trial

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Plaintiff’s attorney Monique Foley of Ferry Law has secured a $125,000 settlement for her client, a pedestrian injured on a crosswalk.

Accident caused knee injury: Plaintiff claimed

Settlement $125,000

Case Antonio D. Martins v.  George A. Lacava, Executor Of The Estate Of Anthony G. Lacava, No. HHD-CV-19-6117652

Court Hartford Judicial District, Superior Court

Judge Matthew Budzik

Date 9/11/2020

Plaintiff

Attorney(s)

Monique S. Foley, Law Office Of Kevin C. Ferry, LLC, New Britain, CT 

Defense

Attorney(s)

Christian A. Sterling, Katz & Seligman, PC, Hartford, CT 

Facts & Allegations 

On Nov. 11, 2018, plaintiff Antonio D. Martins, 73, was walking westbound on Nott Street near its intersection at Ridge Road in Wethersfield, CT. Martins claimed that as he was walking in the crosswalk, a vehicle being driven by Anthony G. Lacava south on Ridge Road, suddenly and unexpectedly, drove through the intersection striking him. Martins claimed injuries to his face, elbows and knees.

LaCava admitted liability but passed away before the lawsuit was filed from causes unrelated to the motor vehicle collision. Martins sued George A. Lacava, Executor Of The Estate Of Anthony G. Lacava seeking damages from his claimed injury.

Injuries/Damages

Bilateral knees; physical therapy; strains and sprains; bilateral elbows; lacerations, swelling and brusing

Martins was taken by ambulance to a local emergency room with complains of pain in both knees. Martins had X-rays and was discharged. Martin claimed bi-lateral sprains of knees; lacerations of his right and left elbows; and underwent physical therapy. Martins claimed residual pain and limitations walking. Martins claimed he may require future knee surgery. Martins sought to recover damages for past and future medical costs; and damages for past and future pain and suffering.

The defense claimed Martins only sustained a minor knee injury according to MRI imaging. The defense claimed his knee injury was fully healed after he completed physical therapy last year. The defense claimed he does not require any future surgery.

Result 

Prior to trial, the case was settled with the insurance carrier for the Estate of LaCava agreeing to pay Martins $125,000.

Ferry Law Volunteers at Gifts of Love

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Recently, the staff of Ferry Law assisted with vegetable harvest at the Community Farm of Simsbury which is a branch of Gifts of Love in Avon. Gifts of Love assists families in 30 Connecticut towns in meeting their basic needs.

The individuals and families Gifts of Love and Community Farm of Simsbury serve often face a short-term financial crisis due to reduced work hours, illness, divorce, death of a spouse/mate, exiting an abusive relationship, or a significant unexpected increase in expenses. By helping clients meet their most basic needs through food, clothing, housewares, linens and furniture, we enable them to focus on putting their lives back in order and attaining financial independence. Clients can visit the Agency for services once per month for up to one year.

It was our pleasure to be able to help our neighbors by assisting in bringing fresh, organic produce to the tables of those who need it most.

Injured by an uninsured motorist in CT?

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FerryLaw: Auto / Car Accident Attorneys in New Britain, Hartford, Waterbury CT

What is UM/UIM? 

Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage provides benefits to policy holders for bodily injury caused by another driver who left the scene of the accident, has no insurance or does not have enough insurance to adequately cover your losses.

UM/UIM motorist coverage provides benefits to policy holders & passengers for bodily injuries caused by another driver who either: (1) has no insurance; (2) does not have adequate insurance to cover your losses; or (3) left the scene (“hit & run”)

Connecticut law requires that all motor vehicles that operate on its highways have liability insurance of at least $25,000/$50,000 ($25K per person, $50K per accident). In addition, Connecticut General Statutes § 38a-336 requires that all liability insurers provide UM/UIM motorist coverage that is equal to the liability limits the insured purchased. 

Who can UM/UIM potentially cover?

UM/UIM generally covers:

  1. the policy holder who is the named insured; 
  2. passengers in the vehicle insured by the policy; and 
  3. relatives & spouses who lived with the named insured. 

What is Underinsured Motorist Conversion Insurance?

Conversion coverage also provides for reimbursement in case you are injured by an underinsured driver. If your damages exceed the at-fault driver’s insurance, or other payments, your underinsured motorist conversion coverage will be available for damages not paid. This optional coverage is not reduced by payments from any other source, including the at-fault driver’s liability insurance.

Public Act 09-72 also requires an insurer issuing a new automobile policy to inform the policy holder of the availability of underinsured motorist conversion coverage, which can be purchased as additional underinsured motorist coverage.  Unlike traditional UM/UIM coverage, this optional coverage will not be reduced by any other sources of payment like traditional underinsured motorist coverage.

What’s an example of UM/UIM and Conversion Coverage?

Example: You are involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver’s negligence and sustain $400,000 in personal injuries. 

The driver only has a $200,000 policy. You have a $300,000 UM/UIM policy. 

UM/UIM: You would be allowed to recover the $200,000 policy from the at-fault driver and $100,000 of your own UM/UIM policy, which would equal your $300,000 policy limit. 

Conversion:     If you had underinsured conversion coverage of $300,000, conversion coverage would allow you to recover the $200,000 from the at-fault driver AND $200,000 from your own insurance.

Why is UM/UIM Insurance Important? 

A strong UM/UIM policy is critical to protect yourself and your family from under/uninsured motorists or hit & run situations, especially if you drive in highly populated areas with greater traffic. UM/UIM coverage can prevent you from being left in financial ruin if you are injured by another driver who either had no insurance or minimal insurance that’s inadequate to fairly compensate you for harms and losses. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident by an underinsured/uninsured motorist, contact Ferry Law as soon as possible. 

Long Silenced Voices Now Heard: Ferry Law helps PTSD victims get compensation for emotional injuries

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD can occur when a person experiences a traumatic event.

It can also occur after a person witnesses a loved one or close friend in serious life-threatening danger. If you have ever been in a collision or experienced emotional trauma, you likely have realized that the fear and anxiety doesn’t always end once the vehicles have come to a stop or you have left the emergency room. Sometimes the circumstances of a collision can even stir up past traumas and cause us to relive them.

This was the very the experience of a recent Ferry Law client whose PTSD symptoms from childhood trauma were retriggered years later after she and a close friend were t-boned in their car on the way to work. Even as the client’s body began to heal, she suffered terrifying nightmares when trying to sleep and intense anxiety when she got behind the wheel again. The emotional trauma carried on into the future and affected many aspects of the client’s life including her ability to work.

At Ferry Law, we understand that the impact of a collision often does not just include physical injuries. It can hurt intimate relationships, our work life, cause us to lose interest in activities we once loved, withdraw into ourselves and cause us emotional pain and suffering. We firmly believe that a plaintiff deserves to be compensated for all injuries, not just the ones that will show up on an X-Ray or that can be treated with physical therapy.

Through Ferry Law’s holistic approach to the legal practice, we build the support system needed to help our clients feel comfortable sharing their traumas and maximize the compensation for their injuries. Lawsuits can also be traumatic events for victims and survivors so we offer free yoga classes to our clients to help them mentally and physically prepare for the stressors of litigation. We are compassionate and empathic advocates committed to creating a safe space for the voices that were once silenced to be heard.

If you or a loved one has experienced an event that you believe has resulted in PTSD symptoms including but not limited to repeated distressing memories, dreams, flashbacks related to a traumatic event, we encourage you to seek the help of treatment professionals. In addition, please contact the attorneys at Ferry Law so that we can secure compensation for your treatment and any other ways your life has been disrupted. 

Maintaining Insurance Coverage in CT

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Maintaining insurance in CT on your automobile is required by law.

See Connecticut General Statutes Section 14-213B. The CT state minimum requirements have increased to 25per person/50per accident. This means in an accident, the total amount available to collect is $50,000.00, with a maximum of $25,000.00 per person. For example, in a car accident where 4 people are injured, the total pot available is $50K, with $25K as the maximum any one person can collect.   

Failure to maintain insurance can carry severe consequences, including, but not limited to criminal penalties, civil fines, as well as having your car impounded or repossessed.

The bottom line is it is the LAW! However, unfortunate as it is, not everyone follows the law. You cannot rely on other people to do what is right and follow the law. That is why it is important for you to maintain insurance on your vehicle. The impacts of not having insurance can be devastating if you or a loved one are involved in an accident and there is no insurance available to compensate you for your harms and losses.  

People often have concerns that their insurance rates will go up if they bring a claim against their own insurance company. However, the impact, if any, on your rates increasing are generally outweighed by the benefit of having coverage available if and when you are injured. Plus, this is what you pay premiums year after year for. If you did a cost-benefits analysis, I just about guarantee that the amount of premiums you have paid into your policy (particularly for policies held 5+ years) far exceed any increase in premium you might see. Plus, most companies have “accident forgiveness” or some other form of vanishing deductible or refund on premiums the longer you go without an accident. 

You could also be benefitting a member of your household by maintaining insurance. This is because of a term known as resident relative, where members of a household can take advantage of a policy in your name while residing in your home. We recently handled a case on behalf of a minor child who was able to collect on her parent’s auto insurance because she resided with them. The driver who struck her was not insured, so she would have been without any recovery had her parents not maintained their own auto insurance.  

You should speak with an auto agent right away to determine the coverage that is best for you. Insurance coverage can be a complex area that is not a “one-size-fits-all” matter. There are also a lot of intricacies involved – ie. Having medical coverage on your policy; electing conversion where your coverages are doubled; or purchasing an umbrella policy. 

Some things to keep in mind when purchasing insurance:  

  1. Maintain at least the state minimum limits (25/50) or higher if you own assets (home, boat, valuable assets), etc. and make sure you make your premium payments to avoid cancellation. 
  2. Make sure your license and registration are up to date! Failure to have a valid license or properly register your vehicle can lead to problems in obtaining insurance.
  3.   Make sure everyone listed in your household who may (or may not) drive is listed on your policy. 
  4. Always keep a copy of your insurance card in your vehicle. After your license and registration, it is the next document a police officer is going to want to see if he stops you and/or you are involved in an accident. 
  5. Always review your policy in full. It is a long lengthy document, but it is an important one that if not reviewed carefully, can lead to confusion and misconceptions down the road.

The CT Insurance Department located at https://portal.ct.gov/cid, can provide some useful information on coverage requirements and your obligations pursuant to law. 

Contact ferrylaw.com if you have questions 

Domestic Violence Arrests & Fernando A. Hearings

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Have you been arrested for domestic violence in the state of CT?

When you are arrested for a domestic violence crime, a criminal protective order will automatically be issued by the judge. There are a few different types of protective orders:

(1) Full “full no contact” order –prohibits a defendant from having any contact whatsoever with the alleged victim, and prohibits a defendant from entering the alleged victim’s home. A full no contact means the defendant cannot call, text, write, message on social media, or have ANY communication or contact with the protected person until the court says otherwise.

(2) Residential Stay Away order—prohibits the defendant from entering the victim’s home, but does permit contact. This means you may have contact via phone or in person, however the defendant cannot be near, present or enter the protected person’s home.

(3) Partial” protective order—this is usually the least restrictive protective order, and prohibits the defendant from “threatening, intimidating or harassing” an alleged victim.

What is a “Fernando A.” hearing?

A “Fernando A.” hearing stems from a 2009 Connecticut Supreme Court case. In that case, the defendant sought the opportunity to have a hearing to contest the entry of the criminal protective order the court imposed against him. The judge denied his request, so the defendant appealed. The Supreme Court ruled that the defendant was entitled to a subsequent hearing (now called the Fernando A. hearing) to contest the criminal protective order, but only if the defendant made the request for the hearing at the time the criminal protective order went into effect. In other words, if you fail to request a Fernando A. hearing when the protective order is initially imposed (at arraignment) you waive your right to the hearing and must abide by the protective order in effect until further notice from the court.

The court held that the “Fernando A” hearing must be held within a reasonable period of time (usually 2-3 weeks) wherein the state will be required to prove the continued necessity of that order by a fair preponderance of the evidence, which may include reliable hearsay and the defendant will have the opportunity to proffer relevant evidence to counter the state’s case in support of his own testimony or that of other witnesses.

How do I know if my case is considered a Domestic Violence crime?

Connecticut defines family or household member to include any of the following persons regardless of their age:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • Parents or their children
  • Persons related by blood or marriage
  • Persons other than those related by blood or marriage but who presently reside together or have resided together (e.g.; roommates)
  • Persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have ever been married or lived together
  • Persons who are currently in or who have recently been in a dating relationship

What are common “Domestic Violence” charges?

  • Assault
  • Threatening
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Strangulation
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Sexual Assault
  • Violation of a Protective Order 

If you’ve been arrested for a domestic violence matter, contact Ferry Law as soon as possible to protect you. 

Construction Accidents

FerryLaw Attorneys represent clients that have been involved in Construction Accidents

Summertime is the time outside work typically gets done. This includes roofing, paving, landscaping and various home construction projects. There are certain requirements employers are required to follow to ensure the construction site is made safe. This includes, but is not limited to OSHA compliance and various state and federal regulations. Our firm is experienced in exposing some of the dangers employers and/or homeowners fail to adhere to in order to make the property safe. We have handled cases ranging from improperly placed manholes to holes in flooring to stairway collapses. 

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of an employer or homeowner failing to keep the premises in a safe condition, do not delay! Time is of the essence and there is a short window to bring these claims. Investigations may need to be conducted and evidence preserved on your claim.

Contact FerryLaw now to ensure all of your accident rights and interests are protected.  

FerryLaw Wellness

Attorney Ferry provides free wellness sessions!

Every human being deserves the right to good health and happiness.  We are so frazzled and not present that we literally live the Dunkin Donut slogan, America runs on Dunkin.  The corporate and pharma model of being fed a cocktail of chemicals resulting in the gradual but inevitable destruction of your organs and more chemicals to mask the destruction caused by the original chemicals is insanity.  There is no easy way to break the walls of insanity. 

But there is a way.  It starts with learning to know your own body, quieting your mind and trusting that you know what is best for you.  Our mind is very powerful when released from its mooring.  You can create dramatic changes to your chemistry by changing your mindset and changing the way you fuel your mind and body.   

FerryLaw offers a wide array of educational, instructional and motivational resources to start you on a path to a strong, healthy version of you that has been decimated by societal conditioning.   

Every client is provided a one on one wellness session with an experienced and trained person. Law Firms interested in having our wellness team conduct a workshop in your office for your staff are encouraged to contact Attorney Ferry.   We also encourage law firms to seek us out to work with clients who have anxiety or fear of testifying and who are unable to allow the case to develop for the best possible outcome. Every day that you are not happy and healthy is a day wasted.  Let us show you the way to savor every day. 

We are one.   Namaste.  
Kevin. 

Pulled over by a cop… now what?

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Situation, you’re pulled over and questioned by the police

Many of you commented on our recent Ferry Law CT Facebook post asking what your response would be to a police officer questioning you after you get pulled over. One of the most common questions police officers automatically ask are “How many drinks did you have tonight?”

It’s a common misconception that you are required to answer many questions police officers ask you. Police officers often make you think or feel that if you “cooperate” and answer their questions, they’ll take it easy on you. In reality, police officers will use all of your statements and admissions (even if inadvertent) to build probable cause for your arrest. The question “how many drinks have you had tonight” is actually a potentially incriminating question that you are NOT forced to answer. The right against self-incrimination is spelled out in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extends to state jurisdictions.

So what should you do when questioned by a police officer?

You always have the right to politely inform the police officer that you are not answering any potentially incriminating questions without your lawyer present. Once you request an attorney, the police must cease interrogating you.

Contact Ferry Law today for a free consultation from an attorney you can trust.

E.P.I.C. Inner-View with Leslie Gordon and Attorney Kevin Ferry

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What do yoga and an attorney have in common? More than you can possibly imagine. In this interview Leslie Gordon explains how everyone really can do yoga, and Kevin Ferry tells how he integrates mindfulness, yoga, and a wellness studio to help his clients and complete his law practice.

Intereview by Samantha Dennision of E.P.I.C: Empowering People Inspiring Communities through Holistic, Spiritual, and Healthy Living http://www.epictricountyct.com

Postponed: Ferry Law to Sponsor Craft Sippin’ in New Britain

Ferry Law to sponsor Craft Sippin' in New Britain

Once again, Ferry Law is a proud sponsor of this event, initially scheduled for Friday, March 27, 6-9 p.m. It is now postponed due to the Coronavirus, new date and time to be announced.

This Craft Sippin’ in New Britain link contains all the information participants need, including a list of participating breweries. The New Britain Museum of American Art is a gem in our community. Join us for a fun evening of tasting and community.

Ferry Law is once again a major sponsor of the CT Breast Health Initiative’s Race in the Park

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Race in the Park is to be held on Saturday, May 9, at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain (directly across the street from the Ferry Law office). The Connecticut RACE IN THE PARK is held each May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Thousands of people will be there to participate in race day festivities and events while honoring cancer survivors, remembering those they’ve lost, and just celebrating life. This race raises funds important to advance the fight against breast cancer in Connecticut. 100% of the money is raised in Connecticut. 100% of it stays in Connecticut. We are proud to be a part of it. Come see us at our Ferry Law booth!

‘Don’t Steamroll People’: These Personal Injury Lawyers Are Learning How to Unwind

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New Britain attorney Kevin Ferry said it was important for his mental health to be more mindful in his life. So Ferry opened his doors to fellow attorneys who also want to slow it down in their personal and professional roles.

By Robert Storace | March 10, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Among those attending the monthly mindfulness meetup for attorneys in New Britain Monday evening were, from left to right: Heather Adams of Hartford-based Conway Stoughton Attorneys at Law; Cara Cavallari of the Law Office of Kevin Ferry; Kevin Ferry of the Law Office of Kevin Ferry; West Hartford solo practitioner John Montalbano; yoga practitioner Leslie Gordon; and Monique Foley of the Law Office of Kevin Ferry. Photo: Robert Storace/ALM

How did New Britain personal injury and criminal defense attorney Kevin Ferry get passed his “slash-and-burn approach” to cross-examination?

Meditation.

Ferry said the rigors and stress of the job made him want to “make drastic changes” in how he approached work and his clients. He now gives clients compact discs and books on meditation and yoga, has created an in-house wellness studio for his six employees, pays for free monthly massages for staff, and closes the office twice a year to volunteer for a nonprofit.

Realizing there were other attorneys who wanted to slow down, breathe a little easier and practice mindfulness, Ferry opened his small Lexington Street office to fellow attorneys to come to do just that: breathe easier with yoga practitioner Leslie Gordon and practice mindfulness.

Mindfulness, Ferry said, means different things to different people. For him, “it’s more about connecting to people on a more personal level.”

“With mindfulness you can stop spinning your thoughts, quiet the mind and connect to nature,” he said.

Where the region’s top lawyers, law firms and in-house teams will gather to celebrate their most stellar achievements of the year.

Last month, Ferry, 54, and about half a dozen fellow attorneys met in the law office basement to slow it down. They did so again Monday evening for two hours.

This time, five attorneys and Gordon came together for food, wine and beer and a seven-minute meditation and breathing exercise. Then, they talked about their day and their profession, and watched 45 minutes of a video about how seeds from around the world affect our daily lives.

“Mindfulness also means being in tune with the world,” Ferry said. “Watching television is easy. Mindfulness, though, is everything. Become present. Do not watch TV. Start to connect, and start to care about the world around you.”

Sessions might focus on exercises, such as yoga or Tai Chi, or involve a discussion about a book, nature or the environment.

‘Balance in my life’

For Heather Adams, an insurance litigation principal attorney at Hartford-based Conway Stoughton, the sessions are vital.

“The practice of litigation is so transactional,” she said. “Mindfulness can make me an advocate for change.”

West Hartford solo practitioner John Montalbano said the sessions create a sense of community.

“I want this to give me balance in my life,” he said. “I enjoy that everyone shares their backgrounds, and we talk about the books we’ve read. And I like rubbing shoulders with like-minded people.”

By day, Montalbano handles personal injury and workers’ compensation matters.

“Being a lawyer is stressful, and being a solo is another added level of stress,” he said. “I’d like to be calmer and more centered. And I think coming here helps me do that.”

Organizer Ferry said he’d love to have 100 people attend the monthly gatherings.

“There is no agenda, no marketing just people who want a calmer presence in their life,” he said.

For his part, Ferry said he’s been practicing mindfulness for several years now, and credits it with making him a better person and a more efficient attorney.

“I’ve learned when to pick my battles and where to focus my energies,” he said. “For example, I used to have a slash-and-burn approach on cross-examination. Now I just do my job and don’t steamroll people.”

During closing arguments at a recent jury trial, which he won, Ferry read from Lao Tzu’s “Tao Te Ching.” The book focuses on wisdom and contentment.

“Reading those passages helped me connect with the jury,” he said. “About four of the jurors were even in tears.”

The next gathering at Ferry’s office is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 13.

New lawsuit against Bruce Bemer – time is of the essence to bring your claim!

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Ferrylaw just filed another case, its fourth in total, against Bruce Bemer for sexual abuse against a minor. The case is now pending in the Hartford Judicial District. The matter was filed under pseudonym which means the identity of the victim remains private, until further order of the Court. 

It is unknown how many other victims are out there. However, time is of the essence. There are time limits on when a lawsuit can be filed. In Connecticut, you have until your forty-eighth birthday (thirty years post-majority) to bring a lawsuit to recover damages sustained as a result of sexual abuse as a minor. If you or a loved one has been a victim of these heinous acts, don’t delay. Failure to do so could result in you losing your ability to ever recover. You should not feel embarrassed, shamed or afraid to come forward. However, if you are experiencing any of these feelings, this might be the best step in helping to heal the wounds inflicted. Most victims of sexual abuse are hesitant to bring claims for fear of re-living the horrible nightmares associated with the abuse. The time to take control of your life and get the professional help you need is now. Ferrylaw will help.  In addition, we can help to make sure you stay anonymous. Our firm has been up to the Appellate Court twice on this issue. We did not stop until we were able to prevail in our fight to protect our client’s privacy interests.   

A Danbury jury found Bruce Bemer guilty in June of 2019 on four counts of Patronizing Prostitution <18 Victim/Trafficking in violation of Connecticut General Statutes (53a-83(c)) and one count of Accessory to Trafficking in Persons in violation of C.G.S. 53a-192. Bemer was sentenced to 20 years jail, execution suspended after 10 years, 5 years of probation. He is currently out on a $750,000.00 appeal bond. Bemer is appealing based on “faulty readying of jury instructions” to the jury.  We estimate that Bruce Bemer has paid his team of lawyers, from several different law firms, between 1-3 million dollars in fees to date.