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Silver Golub & Teitell in the News

Blumenthal’s former firm remembers ‘a brilliant lawyer’

By Alexander Soule, Stamford Advocate (March 24, 2017) — As he collected his thoughts Monday before questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal harkened back to his home state almost as an afterthought before moving ahead with his grilling of President Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. “Despite the hardships of going… Read more >


Criticism Of Justice Palmer ‘Legal Poppycock’

By DAVID S. GOLUB, Hartford Courant Opinion/Op-Ed Connecticut Supreme Court Justices are appointed to eight year terms that are customarily renewed by the General Assembly without controversy. This year, however, some state Senate Republicans made an issue over the re-appointment of Justice Richard Palmer. Justice Palmer has been on the court for 24 years and… Read more >


Judge refused to toss class action suit against Griffin Hospital

By Daniel Tepfer, Stamford Advocate.  WATERBURY — A judge has refused to throw out a class action lawsuit against Griffin Hospital on behalf of more than 3,100 former patients who may face HIV or other blood-borne diseases as a result of hospital employees using the same insulin injection pens on patient after patient. In an 18-page… Read more >


Ernie Teitell Elected to Haskins Laboratories’ Board of Directors

— Prestigious Private Research Institute Cites His Commitment to the Role of Law in Promoting Positive Changes for Individuals & Society – STAMFORD, CT (January 24, 2017) – Ernie Teitell, a partner in the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Haskins Laboratories… Read more >


Von Kohorn was supposed to be a child abuse first reporter

By Tony Spinelli, The Wlton Bulletin (January 10, 2017). Eric von Kohorn A state Department of Children and Families (DCF) worker confirmed that former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn, who is the subject of two lawsuits against the town and schools alleging that he molested children in his care, was himself supposed to be… Read more >


Death of Baby at Greenwich Hospital Leads to CT DPH Investigation Finding Numerous Violations & Filing of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

GREENWICH, CT (January 5, 2017) – The recent death of a baby girl during labor and delivery at Greenwich Hospital led to an investigation by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) which revealed several violations of Connecticut State Regulations in connection with the death of the baby. As a result of the investigation, Greenwich… Read more >


Plea extension granted in sexual abuse case

By Kendra Baker, Wilton Bulletin, December 29, 2016. Eric von Kohorn On Dec. 12, Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth B. Povodator granted the Town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education’s motion for a 30-day extension of time to plea in the most recent school-related sexual abuse lawsuit filed against them. A second Wilton… Read more >


Lawsuits claim Ledyard Boy Scout leader assaulted boys

By Julia Bergman, The Day.  HARTFORD — Two separate lawsuits have been filed in Hartford Superior Court against the Connecticut Rivers Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America Corporation on behalf of two victims who allege they were sexually assaulted by former Ledyard Boy Scout leader Joseph J. Dabrow. Dabrow… Read more >


Second Lawsuit Filed In Boy Scout Sex Assault Case

Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant. HARTFORD — A second lawsuit has been filed against a former Boy Scout troop leader, alleging that he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old boy in a house in Ledyard owned by the organization in the 1990s. The lawsuit alleges that Joseph Dabrow sexually assaulted a boy referred to as “James Doe” numerous… Read more >


APNewsBreak: Yale settles lawsuit over slain grad student

By The Associated Press. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a graduate student killed in a research lab days before her wedding. The settlement amount was listed in probate court documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. In… Read more >


Yale settles wrongful death lawsuit for $3 million

By Luke Ciancarelli, Staff Reporter, Yale Daily News. Yale will pay $3 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Annie Le GRD ’13, a graduate student murdered in a Yale research laboratory in 2009. The settlement amount was listed in a probate court document obtained by the Associated Press last Tuesday.… Read more >


Second family sues Wilton, BOE for alleged sexual exploitation

By Pat Tomlinson, The Hour. WILTON — A second Wilton family has come forward in a lawsuit against the town and its Board of Education with sexual assault allegations against former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn. The family claims that the incident occurred in 2013-14, when their child was attending preschool at the Miller-Driscoll… Read more >


Family Sues Over Preschool Sex Abuse Allegations Involving Southport Man

By Fairfield Daily Voice. WILTON, Conn. — The family of a second preschooler is suing the Town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education, charging that their son was sexually exploited by a former paraprofessional at Miller-Driscoll School. The allegations from 2013-14 involve former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn, 56, of Southport, according… Read more >


Floyd Abrams to Debate Hate Speech vs. Free Speech on Campus

By De Castillo (Patch Staff), White Plains Patch. AJC Westchester/Fairfield will hold a debate between noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams and AJC General Counsel Marc Stern. From AJC Westchester: AJC Westchester/Fairfield announced that it will be holding a moot court debate between noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams and AJC General Counsel Marc Stern.… Read more >


Second family files sexual abuse lawsuit against town and schools

By Wilton Bulletin on November 22, 2016. The town of Wilton and Wilton Board of Education are facing another lawsuit from a second Wilton family, which has alleged that former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn sexually exploited their son in 2013-14. The child was a preschooler when Von Kohorn worked at the Miller-Driscoll School… Read more >


Lawsuit Filed In Boy Scout Sexual Assault Case

By Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant. HARTFORD — A former Boy Scout troop leader who served time in federal prison for sexually assaulting a minor is being sued by a former Boy Scout who alleges he was molested repeatedly by the man in a house owned by the organization. Defendants in the lawsuit, filed recently in… Read more >


Boy Scouts of America Faces Lawsuit in Connecticut Sex Abuse Case

by Ray Hardman, WNPR (October 27, 2016). A Connecticut man is suing the Boy Scouts of America, claiming he was sexually abused by a Boy Scout leader in the 1990s. Starting in the late 1980s, Joseph Dabrow, then a leader of Troop 24 in Ledyard lived in a clubhouse owned by the Boy Scouts of… Read more >


Supreme Court Denies Cert for J. Michael Farren, Former New Canaan Man Convicted of Attempted Murder

By: Michael Dinan (October 25, 2016). The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a cert petition from the former White House attorney who is serving a prison sentence for almost bludgeoning his wife to death with a flashlight at their New Canaan home in January 2010, officials say. An attorney for both Bush administrations, J.… Read more >


Supreme Court Denies Farren Petition

By Rich Scinto, Patch Staff, (October 25, 2016 6:17 pm ET).   NEW CANAAN, CT—The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition from J. Michael Farren to hear an appeal on the $28.6 million civil lawsuit against him by his ex-wife. Farren was convicted of nearly bludgeoning his now ex-wife to death at their New Canaan home. The incident… Read more >


Former White House Counsel Loses Final Appeal in $28.6M Civil Judgment

R. Robin McDonald, The Connecticut Law Tribune (October 25, 2016). Attorneys for the ex-wife of Xerox Corp.’s former general counsel who also served as a deputy White House counsel are now taking steps to collect a $28.6 million judgment against him now that the U.S. Supreme Court has foreclosed his final chance at an appeal.… Read more >


U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert for Farren v. Farren

STAMFORD, CT (October 25, 2016) – The United States Supreme Court has denied the petition for certiorari that challenged the $28.6 million civil verdict against J. Michael Farren, a former White House lawyer who was criminally convicted of nearly beating his ex-wife to death in Farren v. Farren. Farren had argued on appeal that he… Read more >


Archdiocese of Hartford Settles Sexual Abuse Claim Against Priest

WNPR Here & Now By Ray Hardman • Oct 14, 2016 The Archdiocese of Hartford has agreed to settle a 16-year-old sexual abuse claim against one of its priests. According to a press release issued by the plaintiff ‘s lawyers, “John Doe” as he was known in court documents was repeatedly abused, battered, and sexually… Read more >


Hartford Catholic Diocese Settles Another Sexual Abuse Claim

ANDREW DENNEY, The Connecticut Law Tribune, October 14, 2016. The Archdiocese of Hartford settled another claim of sexual abuse against one of its former priests, this time settling for an undisclosed amount with a victim who claimed he was abused as a teenager in his own home. The lawsuit, filed in September 2014, was settled… Read more >


Archdiocese settles sex abuse claim

By Daniel Tepfer, Thursday, October 13, 2016 HARTFORD — The Archdiocese of Hartford has agreed to settle a 17-year-old sexual abuse claim against one of its priests. Stamford lawyers Ernest Teitell and Marco Allocca, who represented the alleged victim, said the settlement was reached following mediation before Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina. “We settled this… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell Settles Sexual Abuse Case with Archdiocese of Hartford

— Court Rejects Archdiocese’s Attempt to Establish Immunity Based on First Amendment — HARTFORD, CT (October 13, 2016) – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford has reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a teenage boy by a priest, Rev. Edward Tissera, more than 15 years ago. Plaintiff attorneys Ernie Teitell and… Read more >


Seven Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© 2017

— Connecticut Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice & Complex Civil Litigation Lawyers Recognized in Multiple Practice Areas — STAMFORD, CT (October 6, 2016) — Seven attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 (Copyright 2016 by… Read more >


Connecticut hospital sued for reusing insulin pens

Written by Alyssa Rege | September 30, 2016  Nearly 3,150 former patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against Derby, Conn.-based Griffin Hospital, claiming several hospital employees reused the same insulin injection pens on multiple patients, according to the CTPost. The former patients suing the hospital, represented by lawyer Ernest Teitell, claim the incident sparked episodes of… Read more >


Derby’s Griffin Hospital sued for reusing insulin pens

A Stamford lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Griffin Hospital in Derby on behalf of more than 3,100 former patients who may face HIV or other blood-borne diseases as a result of hospital employees using the same insulin injection pens on patient after patient. “More than 3,100 people are now going through emotional distress… Read more >


State Supreme Court to Hear Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Marlboro

Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune (September 12, 2016) A Connecticut lawsuit against Marlboro that alleges the cigarette maker caused a woman’s lung cancer and death will go before the state Supreme Court justices Tuesday in an effort to clarify the law under the state’s Product Liability Act. The case is being closely watched as eight… Read more >


Former White House attorney convicted of attempted murder wants to delay settlement payments

STAMFORD — A former White House attorney who nearly bludgeoned his wife to death with a flashlight wants to delay paying her a $30 million settlement. The attorney for Michael J. Farren asked Superior Court Judge Robert Genuario in Stamford on Monday to stop Mary Margaret Farren from collecting on a $28.6 million civil settlement… Read more >


Plaskon Sentenced To 25 Years In Prom Day Slaying

MILFORD — The mother of Maren Sanchez recalled in a crowded, hushed courtroom Monday how she raced to the hospital on the morning of April 25, 2014, moments after learning her daughter had been stabbed at school on the day of the junior prom. “I stared in disbelief and shook my head and repeated over… Read more >


Lawsuit Filed against Town of Greenwich for Negligence

GREENWICH — Peter M. Dreyer, a partner of the Stamford law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Todd Collins and his family against the Town of Greenwich. According to the lawsuit, on September 4, 2015, Mr. Collins was exiting his van in front of a residence on… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Files Lawsuit Against Town of Greenwich for Negligence After Large Tree Falls on Contractor, Resulting in Traumatic Brain Damage

STAMFORD, CT (May 3, 2016) – Peter M. Dreyer, a partner at the Stamford law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Todd Collins and his family against the Town of Greenwich. According to the lawsuit, on September 4, 2015, Mr. Collins was exiting his van in front of a… Read more >


Update: Conn. Court’s Tobacco Lawsuit Ruling Could Impact Other Products Liability Cases

Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune — A Norwich woman who developed cancer after years of smoking Salem cigarettes is one step closer to collecting a $28 million judgment against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds. The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers aren’t prohibited by an exemption in Connecticut’s tort liability law.… Read more >


2nd annual ‘Peace, Love & Music from Maren’ honors slain Milford student

MILFORD >> The community Saturday will for a second year celebrate the life of Maren Sanchez, a popular junior at Jonathan Law High School who was slain in school by another student two years ago on prom day. Money raised through the “Peace, Love & Music from Maren,” event — to be held at Law… Read more >


Court: Law Doesn’t Bar Suits Against Cigarette Manufacturers

HARTFORD, Conn. — Cigarette manufacturers aren’t immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state’s highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Justices said an exemption in liability law doesn’t… Read more >


Conn. Court Says State Law Doesn’t Bar Smokers’ Lawsuits Against Tobacco Companies

Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune — A woman who developed cancer after years of smoking Salem cigarettes is one step closer to collecting a $28 million judgment against tobacco manufacturer R.J. Reynolds. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on April 25 that lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers aren’t prohibited by an exemption in Connecticut’s tort liability… Read more >


Proud To Be a Lead Sponsor of ‘Cookin’ For A Cause’ To Benefit House of Heroes Connecticut

TICKETS ON SALE NOW “Cookin’ For A Cause” To Benefit House of Heroes Connecticut Sponsored by CTLA’s Women’s Caucus Founded in 2000 in Columbus, GA, House of Heroes, Inc. has provided no-cost home repair services to more than 500 military and public service veterans and their families. Teams of volunteers spend one day performing veteran home… Read more >


Boy Scouts Gear Up for Conn. Supreme Court Battle in Challenge to $12 Million Sex Abuse Verdict

A Connecticut Boy Scout who claimed he was sexually abused by his troop leader in the mid-1970s was awarded $12 million after a trial in late 2014. The verdict is believed to be the largest compensatory damages award against the Boy Scouts of America and the first Boy Scout sex abuse case to go to… Read more >


Lawsuit Claims Maren Sanchez Warned School That Plaskon Was Dangerous

MILFORD – Slain Jonathan Law High School student Maren Sanchez warned a school official that fellow student Christopher Plaskon was potentially a danger to himself and others months before she was stabbed to death by him in a hallway of her school two years ago, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court. The… Read more >


Mother of teen murdered on prom day sues city of Milford, school, killer

MILFORD – The mother of teenager stabbed to death at her high school is suing the city of Milford, claiming her daughter warned school administrators that her accused killer, Christopher Plaskon, was dangerous. The lawsuit was filed in Milford Superior Court on Tuesday by Donna Cimarelli-Sanchez, mother of Maren Sanchez, against the city of Milford,… Read more >


Maren Sanchez family files lawsuit against school board and Plaskon’s parents

The estate of Maren Sanchez, the 16-year-old high school student who was murdered in the halls of Jonathan Law High School last April by a fellow student, has brought a lawsuit against the city of Milford Board of Education and the city of Milford as well as against Christopher Plaskon and his parents, David and… Read more >


Misdiagnosed Tumor Near Brain Leads to $1.2 Million Verdict

Erin Kramer v. Dr. Samuel Markind and Associated Neurologists: A misdiagnosed tumor that allegedly caused a woman to have surgery that could have otherwise been avoided has resulted in a $1.2 million verdict in a medical malpractice case on the Waterbury complex litigation docket. Some of the defendants settled after jury selection. Those who went… Read more >


Farren Promises to Press Forward With Appeal

CHRISTIAN NOLAN, The Connecticut Law Tribune — A former White House lawyer who was criminally convicted of brutally beating his former wife in Connecticut in 2010 and also ordered to pay a $28.6 million civil verdict is planning to continue his appeals in an effort to get a new civil trial. John Michael Farren, a… Read more >


Update: Mental Health Issues Were Focus of Farren Appeal

CHRISTIAN NOLAN, The Connecticut Law Tribune. The Connecticut Appellate Court has upheld a $28.6 million civil verdict against a former White House lawyer who was accused—and criminally convicted—of nearly beating his ex-wife to death. The case presented the unique issue of whether a trial judge should have waited for an alleged suicidal defendant to be released… Read more >


Conn. Court Upholds $28.6 Million Verdict Against Former White House Lawyer

CHRISTIAN NOLAN, The Connecticut Law Tribune. The state Appellate Court has upheld a $28.6 million civil judgment against a former White House lawyer who has been accused — and criminally convicted — of nearly beating his ex-wife to death. John Michael Farren, a White House lawyer for former President George W. Bush, had argued on… Read more >


Attorneys Donate $50,000 Fee From Excessive-Force Case to ACLU

MEGAN SPICER, The Connecticut Law Tribune. The year 2015 was filled with encounters between police officers and black men that did not having happy endings. But here’s one that at least had a silver lining. A Norwich man who claimed to have been roughed up by local police filed an excessive-force lawsuit and won. Now… Read more >


Family sues Wilton, claims child was molested

Although he is now incarcerated, Wilton must deal with the aftermath of Eric Von Kohorn’s actions while he was a paraprofessional at Miller-Driscoll School. The family of a student has filed a civil lawsuit against both the town and the school district, alleging Von Kohorn sexually abused her. The suit alleges Von Korn sexually assaulted… Read more >


Wilton officials sued over sex allegations involving Fairfield man

STAMFORD — The parents of a 4-year-old girl claim the town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education are negligently responsible for allowing their daughter to be sexually assaulted by her former preschool aide. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Superior Court here, the parents, named in the suit as Mother and Father Doe,… Read more >


Law firm opens Waterbury satellite office

WATERBURY — A Stamford law firm with roots that stretch throughout Connecticut has opened new offices in Waterbury and Danbury. Richard A. Silver, a senior partner of Silver, Golub & Teitell, LLP, said the firm’s attorneys spend so much time in court…


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