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Google, YouTube Channels Sued Over Kids’ Data Collection

By Allison Grande | Law360 (October 29, 2019) — Google and several companies that host popular child-friendly channels on YouTube — including Cartoon Network and toymakers Hasbro and Mattel — have been hit with a putative class action in California federal court accusing them of illegally compiling minors’ personal data to serve them with targeted… Read more >


Hey, Siri: What’s a class action? Apple targeted under IL biometrics law for Siri ‘voiceprints’

Jonathan Bilyk | Cook County Record, CHICAGO, IL (October 16, 2019) — Apple has now joined the ranks of the tech giants hit with a class action in Illinois under the state’s biometric information privacy law, as a group of trial lawyers have taken aim at the company’s deployment of its Siri virtual assistant. On… Read more >


Lawsuit: West Hartford student suffered traumatic brain injury from PE class

By Emily Brindley | Hartford Courant, West Hartford, CT, (October 15, 2019) — A young girl and her family are suing the town of West Hartford and the board of education after the girl reportedly fell during her third-grade PE class and suffered permanent injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. The lawsuit, which was initially… Read more >


Aetna Won’t Cover Needed Physical Therapy, Suit Says

By Adam Lidgett | Law360 (October 9, 2019) — Aetna Life Insurance Co. is violating federal benefits law by being stingy when it comes to covering physical therapy and taking an overly narrow view of what qualifies as “medically necessary,” according to a proposed class action filed in Connecticut federal court. Connecticut resident Dennis E.… Read more >


Richard Silver Lectures at Yale School of Medicine on Avoiding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Richard A. Silver lectured on a “Plaintiff’s Counsel Advice To Avoid Medical Malpractice Lawsuits” at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, on September 12.  


Court Again Denies Attempt by Wilton to Dismiss Molestation Suit

RIch Kirby, Wilton Patch | WILTON, CT (September 27, 2019) — For a second time, a Superior Court judge in Stamford has dealt a blow to the town and the Board of Education in the suit alleging sexual molestation of a preschool child by a Wilton paraprofessional. On Sept. 25, Judge Mary Elizabeth Sommer denied… Read more >


New 2nd Circuit Ruling Could Hobble Cigarette Company Defenses in Tobacco Cases

By Raychel Lean, Law.com | CT Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (August 22, 2019) — Jurors had returned a defense verdict for Philip Morris USA Inc. after a two-week trial, but that result could now be in jeopardy. A federal judge in the District of Connecticut misapplied a legal doctrine that could have changed the outcome of a products liability… Read more >


Profits Over People? Most Children’s Traumatic Brain Injuries Linked to Consumer Products

August 8, 2019 

Consumer products were involved in nearly three out of four nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) to U.S. children treated in emergency rooms between 2010 and 2013. According to a new study published in Brain Injury, a startling 72.2% of TBI-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations among children and adolescents up to 19 years of age… Read more >


Stamford judge won’t dismiss abuse case against Wilton BOE

By John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (August 6, 2019) — A Stamford judge has denied a motion to derail a second lawsuit against the Wilton Board of Education charging it allowed a former male employee accused of sexually assaulting a little girl to continue working with kids. The man allegedly went on to take… Read more >


$18.75M settlement for family of Stamford woman killed in Greenwich

By John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (August 5, 2019) — The family of a Stamford woman killed by a semitractor-trailer in Greenwich will receive a $18.75 million settlement from the truck’s company. Rather than allow a civil jury to come up with an even larger award, a New Jersey trucking company on Friday agreed… Read more >


Wilton molestation suit moves forward

By Jeannette Ross, Wilton Bulletin, WILTON, CT (August 5, 2019) — A Stamford Superior Court judge has denied “in its entirety” the town of Wilton’s and Board of Education’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by a family that claims their son was molested by a former school employee. The family in the… Read more >


As Jury Deliberated, Connecticut Lawyers Reached $20M Settlement in Wrongful Death Case

By Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (August 2, 2019) — The estate of Ana Cristina Vomoca settled with defendants Jeffrey Bodnar and the companies that employed him as a driver—Food Haulers Inc. and its parent company Wakefern Food Corp. Vomoca died soon after the truck Bodnar was driving struck her car. Attorneys for… Read more >


Paul Slager Tapped to Lead 1,500-Member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

By Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (June 26, 2019) — Paul Slager wanted to be an attorney since he was in first grade. Now, 44 years later, the 50-year-old trial lawyer has been named president of the nearly 1,500-member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. While other peers wanted to be actors, musicians or ball… Read more >


Richard Silver Receives 2019 SilverSource Champion Award

STAMFORD, CT (June 26, 2019) —  The 19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing honored Richard Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell, with its 2019 SilverSource Champion Award.  A Stamford native, Silver’s distinguished career as a Connecticut trial attorney includes many high-profile landmark cases, including his role as lead counsel in the Mianus River… Read more >


Stamford lawyer receives lifetime achievement award

Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (June 19, 2019) — Richard A. Silver, a senior partner at Silver Golub Teitell, recently received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his most-significant litigation, Silver was lead counsel in cases stemming from the 1983 Mianus River Bridge collapse and, with his partner, Angelo Ziotas, secured a $38.5… Read more >


Richard Silver To Be Recognized with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner Tonight

MEDIA ALERT CONTACTS: Randy Savicky, Silver Golub & Teitell (203) 571-8151 Mia Schipani, Schipani PR (646) 734-7004 What: 2019 Connecticut Law Tribune Annual Award Ceremony Where: The Bond Ballroom, 338 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 When: Thursday, May 16 Time: 6:00 pm | Cocktail Hour 7:00 pm | Awards Program Begins 7:30 pm | Dinner… Read more >


Richard A. Silver To Be Honored At SilverSource Charity Golf Outing On June 10

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 2, 2019) — On Monday June 10, Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, will be honored at the 19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing. The tournament, which will be held at Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford, CT, raises funds for the SilverSource “Ride to Wellness” and “Senior… Read more >


Lawyers argue against dismissal in molestation lawsuit

By Jeannette Ross, Wilton Bulletin, WILTON, CT (March 22, 2019) — Attorneys for a family suing the Wilton Board of Education and the town of Wilton have responded to a motion for summary judgment submitted by the attorney for the defendants. The family in the lawsuit John Doe PPA v. Wilton Board of Education Et Al… Read more >


The Need for a National Database of Negligent Doctors Open to the Public

March 3, 2019 

A recent USA Today and Naples Daily News article headlined “Florida plastic surgery clinics cut prices, boost ads, and eight women died” (February 1, 2019) lays out in painful detail the life-threatening consequences of states failing to regularly and thoroughly inspect healthcare facilities. According to the article, a Miami physician built a national plastic surgery… Read more >


Trumbull pays settlement to injured cheerleader

By Daniel Tepfer, CT Post, BRIDGEPORT, CT (February 25, 2019) — The town of Trumbull has agreed to pay a settlement to a former Trumbull High School cheerleader severely injured in a fall during a team practice. The settlement was reached as a civil suit brought on behalf of Kristen Galuardi was about to go to trial… Read more >


Judge rebuffs Milford’s request in prom date killing lawsuit

By Ethan Fry, CT Post, DERBY, CT (February 20, 2019) — The judge overseeing the lawsuit filed by the mother of slain Milford high school student Maren Sanchez won’t be reversing a prior decision in which he declined to throw the case out of court. Last month, the city asked Judge Barry Stevens to reconsider… Read more >


Sanchez family lawyer says judge should reject motion to reconsider in prom date killing lawsuit

By Ethan Fry, Stamford Advocate, MILFORD, CT (February 13, 2019) — A lawyer representing the family of Maren Sanchez in a lawsuit alleging school officials should have prevented her killing says the city is grasping at straws in an effort to escape responsibility. Last month, the City of Milford asked the judge handling the case to… Read more >


The Dangers of Interstate Truck Driver Fatigue

January 1, 2019 

With a standard car on the road today weighing an average of 4,000 pounds and a tractor-trailer truck carrying up to 80,000 pounds, collisions involving cars and tractor-trailers are some of the most devastating motor vehicle accidents. Many of these catastrophic, life-changing accidents are caused by negligent truck drivers who are tired from lack of… Read more >


Hartford archdiocese paid $50.6M to settle priests’ sex abuse claims

By Bill Cummings, CT Post, HARTFORD, CT (January 22, 2019) — The Archdiocese of Hartford on Tuesday revealed it paid nearly $51 million to settle sex abuse claims against priests dating to 1953. The Diocese said no priests currently serving are accused of sexual misconduct as officials released a list of those who had been… Read more >


Judge refuses to dismiss Milford prom date killer lawsuit

By Daniel Tepfer, The Hour, MILFORD, CT (January 8, 2019)  — A Superior Court judge on Tuesday refused to throw out a lawsuit against the city and the Board of Education by the family of Maren Sanchez, who was stabbed to death by a classmate in April 2014 at Jonathan Law High School after she… Read more >


Court Secrecy: The Importance of Open Proceedings

January 1, 2019 

For centuries, our civil justice system has relied on open trials, ultimately evolving into a presumption of public access to court proceedings and records, which remains a fundamental part of our judicial system today. This presumption of public access is grounded in the public’s interest in monitoring the judicial process.  Such access enhances public confidence… Read more >