Jonathan J. Klein - Attorney at Law
203-330-1900 1445 Capitol Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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In 2008, Attorney Klein won a real property tax assessment appeal trial against the Town of Westport on behalf of a private yacht club, scoring a $6,000,000 victory and winning an award of sanctions against the town in the form of a portion of his client’s attorney’s fees. The case established a precedent for the appropriate valuation methodology for marinas and yacht clubs.

In 2009, Attorney Klein won a trial against the City of Milford for a retired city firefighter who was not permitted to enroll his wife, whom he had married after he retired, in the medical insurance plan for retired firefighters and their families. The City was ordered to enroll his wife and to pay $10,000 in damages. The City appealed the decision, but capitulated and withdrew the appeal after briefs were filed and shorlty before oral argument before the Appellate Court was to be scheduled.

In 2014, Attorney Klein won a Connecticut Supreme Court case which established that the 12% per year interest rate limitation of the Connecticut usury statute governs repurchase transactions by pawnbrokers. This radically changed the pawnbroking business in Connecticut, as pawnbrokers had been charging unlimited rates for such transactions, typically 240% per year and as much as 720% per year, in order to skirt the 24% per year limitation on traditional pawn transactions.

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