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AAA Northeast Relents on Drivers License Renewals for Non-Members

Oct 14, 2016

One of Connecticut’s AAA affiliates announced it will now resume issuing drivers licenses to non-members, after the state threatened to sue.

AAA Northeast -- which operates in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties -- had stopped offering licensing services to non-members earlier this month. But the state of Connecticut said it was in breach of its contract and threatened court action.

Now, the organization says it will continue the service until the end of the year, while it remains in talks with the state.

Xerox Faces Shareholder Lawsuit

One of Xerox Corporation’s largest shareholders is suing the office equipment and services giant to block its plan for spinning off its document outsourcing business into a new publicly-traded company.

Darwin Deason filed suit in U.S. District Court in Dallas over the company's plan, which creates a new company called Conduent.

Xerox has called Deason's lawsuit meritless and said the company would seek its dismissal. The Conduent business includes the operations of Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services, the company that Deason founded and that was acquired by Xerox for $6.4 billion in 2010.

Wholesalers Back Minimum Bottle Pricing

Alcohol wholesalers in Connecticut are weighing in on the lawsuit that challenges the state’s minimum bottle pricing.

Retailer Total Wine & More brought the suit, which seeks to weaken Connecticut’s price controls on alcohol. But in a filing with the court, a trade group, the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of Connecticut said that the minimum pricing rules are a cornerstone of wholesalers’ relationships with the state’s package stores.