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Conn. Sex Abuse Case Puts Spotlight on Boy Scouts’ ‘Confidential Files’

Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts of America across the country, many of them alleging sexual abuse by scout leaders decades ago. Few such cases have gone to trial before a jury. But now a Connecticut case has resulted in a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts. It’s believed to… Read more >


Connecticut Jury Awards $7M In Boy Scouts Abuse Case

WATERBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Connecticut jury has issued a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in a lawsuit by a man who says he was sexually abused by a scout leader in the mid-1970s. Lawyers for the man say the decision handed down Friday in Waterbury Superior Court was the largest… Read more >


$7 million award in boy scout sex abuse case

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury Superior Court jury awarded $7 million to a man on Friday who was sexually abused by a New Fairfield Boy Scout troop leader in the 1970s. The jury found that the Boy Scouts of America should also be held liable for punitive damages, in addition to the $7 million… Read more >


$7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s. Court records show that the jury found the national organization both negligent and reckless in… Read more >


Connecticut Jury Awards $7M in Scouts Abuse Case

A man who says he was sexually abused by a Connecticut scout leader in the mid-1970s won a $7 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America. Lawyers for the man said the decision handed down Friday in Waterbury Superior Court was the largest verdict for compensatory damages against the Boy Scouts’ national organization.… Read more >


Jury Awards $7 Million to Former Boy Scout Who Alleged Sex Abuse

A jury in Waterbury has awarded $7 million to a former Connecticut Boy Scout who claims he was sexually abused by his troop leader and an older scout in the mid-1970s. The jury found the Boy Scouts of America liable for compensatory damages as well as for punitive damages for recklessness; the punitive damages will… Read more >


Jury awards $7M in New Fairfield Boy Scout trial

WATERBURY, CONN. — A Superior Court jury awarded $7 million Friday to a man who claimed he was sexually abused by the leader of a New Fairfield Boy Scout troop when he was a boy in the 1970s. The $7 million is the largest compensatory damages verdict ever against the Boy Scouts of America and the… Read more >


Jury Finds Boy Scouts of American Reckless in New Fairfield Sex Abuse Case

STAMFORD, CT (December 15, 2014) — Late Friday, a jury in Waterbury, CT, found the Boy Scouts of America National Council liable for negligence and recklessness, handing down a $7 million verdict in favor of  a man who was a victim of sexual abuse when he was a member of a New Fairfield County Boy… Read more >


Stamford Law Firm Cited for ‘Breaking New Legal Ground’

Four cases from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently included in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame. These cases were honored for breaking new legal ground and returning significant verdicts and settlements. Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal… Read more >


Four Cases from Silver Golub & Teitell Included in Personal Injury Hall of Fame

— Connecticut Law Tribune Recognizes Stamford Trial Law Firm For Breaking New Legal Ground & Returning Significant Verdicts and Settlements — STAMFORD, CT (December 4, 2014) – Four cases from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently included in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Personal Injury Hall of Fame. These… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell Once Again Flies Elmo in Stamford’s Thanksgiving Balloon Parade

November 11, 2014 

Like so many times in the past, Silver Golub & Teitell again sponsored the Elmo Balloon in Stamford’s annual Thanksgiving Balloon Parade. Members of the firm that participated has balloon handlers and banner holders included: Lynn Douglass Natasha Gold (Balloon Captain) Jennifer Goldstein David Golub Jane Grein Daniel Jo Mike Kennedy Marilyn Ramos Marlena Rustici Ernie Teitell… Read more >


Six Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Named to Best Lawyers in America© 2015

— Connecticut Medical Malpractice, Serious Personal Injury & Complex Civil Litigation Lawyers Recognized in Multiple Practice Areas — STAMFORD, CT (October 1, 2014) — Six 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© 2015 (Copyright 2014… Read more >


Judge Dismisses GOP Challenge to Malloy Campaign Spending

A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the state Republican Party which sought to prevent Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy from using campaign funds that were initially contributed to Democratic congressional candidates. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 17, when the Republican Party of Connecticut asked Judge Antonio Robaina to decide whether the use… Read more >


Food for Thought — Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers

October 10, 2014 

The newly updated briefing book on Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers from the Center for Justice & Democracy at New York Law School offers the latest statistics and research on issues related to medical malpractice. The nearly 500 footnotes linking to original sources cover a wide range of topics, including: medical malpractice litigation; health care… Read more >


Four Cases from Silver Golub & Teitell Inducted into CT Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame

October 10, 2014 

We are honored that our partners at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP in Stamford had these four verdicts and settlements inducted into the Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame.  Their achievements are being honored at a gala dinner in Hartford, CT, tonight.  These four cases include: Farren v. Farren Intentional Tort – $28.6 Million… Read more >


A Streamlined Medical Malpractice System Is Good for the Health of Society

September 9, 2014 

There has been a significant reduction in the number of medical malpractice actions brought in Connecticut in the last 10 years — but those cases that are brought reveal important details of common medical errors. They ultimately promote patient safety and lead to beneficial institutional change. A 2005 law requires that before a medical malpractice… Read more >


In Military Care, A Pattern of Errors …

September 9, 2014 

The New York Times published an article several months ago, “In Military Care, A Pattern of Errors but Not Scrutiny,” pointing out significant medical malpractice issues in military hospitals,  a sprawling medical network that is entirely separate from the scandal-plagued VA system. These hospitals provide care for 1.6 million active-duty service members and their families. Under… Read more >


Ex-White House lawyer sentenced to 15 years

John Michael Farren was found guilty in July on charges he beat his wife with a metal flashlight and tried to strangle her four years ago after she had filed for divorce.


Farren Shows No Remorse, Gets 15-Year Sentence for Attack on Wife

More than four years after former White House lawyer J. Michael Farren brutally beat his then-wife with a flashlight and his hands in their Darien home, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday, Sept. 11, after having been found guilty of attempted murder earlier this summer. Recounting the “hell” her husband exposed… Read more >


Nurse-Attorney? What’s a Nurse-Attorney?

September 9, 2014 

We are all familiar with nurses and lawyers, but the term “nurse-attorney” can raise questions.  First of all, you might think that a “nurse-attorney” is just a nurse who happened to go to law school, just as a business major might happen to do or a teacher.  Yet we don’t call them “business-attorney” or “teacher-attorney.” … Read more >


Editorial: No More Insinuations From Ethics Office

In our legal system, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Not kind of responsible, sort of culpable or probably guilty, but guilty. But that is not the way the Office of State Ethics has been playing it. As The Courant’s Jon Lender reported Sunday, the agency that investigates suspected violations of the state… Read more >


Wilton Public Schools apologizes to parents for statements regarding former preschool teacher’s aide

WILTON — Superintendent of Schools Kevin Smith issued a letter of apology Friday to parents for previous misstatements made in the aftermath of the arrest of a former Wilton preschool teacher’s aide. The former teacher’s aide, Eric Von Kohorn, was charged on Aug. 20 with possession of child pornography in the first degree and promoting… Read more >


Wilton Preschool Aide Inappropriately Touched Child: Attorney

In the days following the arrest of a Wilton preschool aide on child pornography charges, school officials have reassured parents that students were never harmed or in danger, but an attorney representing the family of one preschooler says that wasn’t the case. Attorney Paul Slager, of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, said in a statement… Read more >


Philip Morris Must Face FCA Suit Over Military Pricing

Law360, Los Angeles (August 26, 2014, 6:07 PM ET) — Philip Morris USA Inc. will have to face a False Claims Act suit brought by the owner of another tobacco company that alleges government-run military exchanges paid higher prices than they were supposed to for nearly 2 million cartons of Marlboro cigarettes, the D.C. Circuit… Read more >


Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage in a Motor Vehicle Accident: Why It’s So Important

August 8, 2014 

By Marilyn J. Ramos What is uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance coverage?  This is insurance you pay for as part of your automobile insurance policy.  It protects you in the event you are injured in a motor vehicle accident and the person who caused the accident does not have insurance or has insufficient insurance to pay… Read more >


Eight Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as Connecticut Super Lawyers

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 — Eight attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list, including partners Richard A. Silver, David S. Golub, Ernie Teitell, Jonathan Levine, Angelo A. Ziotas, Paul A. Slager, Peter M. Dreyer and Kathleen L. Brandt.… Read more >


New CTLA President Focuses on Birth Injuries

Sometimes a doctor’s negligence during a baby’s delivery results in a permanent injury to the child. But the injury isn’t always readily apparent to doctors and parents for quite some time, perhaps even until the child starts school. And so most states allow prospective plaintiffs a lengthy period to discover the harm and bring a… Read more >


New Canaan lawyer convicted of attempted murder

STAMFORD — In a case that took more than four years to come to trial, jurors took little more than a day to convict former White House attorney J. Michael Farren of trying to kill his wife in their New Canaan mansion. The jury of three men and six women announced the verdict around 12:40 p.m.… Read more >


Female Teacher Sexually Abused Student, Lawsuit Claims

A Connecticut school was negligent in failing to prevent a female staff member from sexually abusing a 16-year-old emotionally disturbed male student, a lawsuit alleged Wednesday. The lawsuit was filed in Stamford Superior Court on behalf of a legal representative for the teenager, now 19 and a former student of Devereux Glenholme School, a therapeutic… Read more >


Connecticut school sued over sex abuse of student

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school was negligent in failing to prevent a female staff member from sexually abusing a 16-year-old emotionally disturbed male student, a lawsuit alleged Wednesday. The lawsuit was filed in Stamford Superior Court on behalf of a legal representative for the teenager, now 19 and a former student of Devereux… Read more >


Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association announces election of new president

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the largest specialty bar association in Connecticut, today announced the June 2nd election of Angelo A. Ziotas, a partner at the law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP, Stamford, Connecticut, to the position of President for 2014-2015. Mr. Ziotas has been specializing in the trial of civil matters in Connecticut,… Read more >


Dramatic Increase in Hospital Deaths and Injuries As a Result of Medical Errors

June 6, 2014 

By Richard A. Silver The Institute of Medicine, in its seminal 1999 work “To Err Is Human,” indicated that there were more than 100,000 deaths per year as a result of medical errors in hospitals in the United States.  More recent studies have shown that there has been a dramatic increase in deaths due to… Read more >


Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association announces election of new president

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the largest specialty bar association in Connectict, today announced the June 2nd election of Angelo A. Ziotas, a partner at the law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP, Stamford, Connecticut, to the position of President for 2014-2015. Mr. Ziotas has been specializing in the trial of civil matters in Connecticut,… Read more >


State to Expand Court-Sponsored ADR Programs

The state Judicial Branch has announced a host of initiatives to improve court-sponsored alternative dispute resolution in order to keep up with the demand to resolve civil cases short of trial. New initiatives announced by Chief Justice Chase Rogers will include expanding the number of judges who are trained to serve as mediators, to begin… Read more >


Attorney Slager Cares about His Brain Injury Clients as well as the Courts

Plaintiff’s lawyers sometimes get a bad rap for bringing frivolous lawsuits and clogging up the courts. But don’t try applying that label to Paul Slager, a partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP in Stamford, CT.  One of the nation’s leading brain injury lawyers, Slager has no interest in bringing meritless claims. And he would… Read more >


No Quick or Clear Solution in N.F.L. Settlement

When the N.F.L. and the lawyers for the 4,500 retirees who sued the league said in August that they had reached a $765 million deal to end their dispute, there was hope on all sides that a resolution to the standoff would come soon. Former players, including those who had Parkinson’s, dementia and other ailments, wanted to… Read more >


Judge: Jury’s $28.6 million award stands

STAMFORD — John Michael Farren will have to prove he was involuntarily committed to a Hartford psychiatric ward in December — when a jury awarded his wife $28.6 million for the severe beating he gave her with a metal flashlight — before a judge would consider overturning the judgment against him. State Superior Judge Robert Genuario… Read more >


Concussion Legislation Would Limit Contact Sports

HARTFORD – State lawmakers are considering a pair of proposals that aim to address health concerns facing student athletes. One would bolster an existing law designed to prevent concussions through increased education as well as a proposal to sharply limit the amount of time young athletes can play full-contact sports, such as football. A separate… Read more >


Conn. lawmakers address student-athlete injuries

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are considering ways to raise public awareness of dangerous medical conditions that have afflicted student athletes: concussions and cardiac arrests. The General Assembly’s Committee on Children heard testimony Thursday on legislation that would expand the state’s 2010 concussion prevention law, including limiting the amount of time spent in practices… Read more >


Paul Slager Testifies in Support of CT HB-5113 — An Act Concerning Youth Athletics and Concussions

My name is Paul Slager of Ridgefield, Connecticut. I am a current Board member and the Immediate Past President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut. I also am an attorney who represents brain injury survivors in litigation. In both of these capacities, I am testifying today in favor of Raised Bill 5113: An Act… Read more >


Editorial: A Time for Trial

On January 6, 2010, John M. Farren was arrested and charged with 4 serious felonies: attempted murder, 2 counts of assault in the first degree and risk of injury to a child for the brutal and highly publicized attack on his then wife, Mary Margaret Farren in the presence of their 2 small children. Just… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Sponsors BIAC Annual Conference on Brain Injury

STAMFORD, CT (PRWEB) February 5, 2014 — While the controversy over the eventual outcome of the NFL concussion lawsuit continues post-Super Bowl, the Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) will hold its annual conference on traumatic brain injury (TBI) at the Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull St., Hartford, CT, on March 7. Silver Golub & Teitell… Read more >


CTLA Civil Justice Foundation Presents Mediation/Settlement Seminar

CTLA Seminar_Registration_Flyer CTLA’S – Civil Justice Foundation Presents: MEDIATION/SETTLEMENT: NEW STRATEGIES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES Friday, April 11, 2014 ~ 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Breakfast & Lunch Included) 3:00 p.m. Tour of Medical School Frank H. Netter, MD Medical School at Quinnipiac University, North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT   PROGRAM CHAIRMAN / MODERATOR Richard… Read more >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Joins Connecticut Bar Foundation’s Roraback Circle

STAMFORD, CT (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 — Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, recently joined the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s Roraback Circle, which is composed of prominent Connecticut attorneys that are committed to the preservation and expansion of the Rule of Law. “My support of the… Read more >