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Clearview BIPA Suit Moved Back To Ill. State Court

By Celeste Bott | Law360 (October 26, 2020) — An Illinois federal judge sent a biometric privacy lawsuit against facial recognition technology company Clearview AI back to state court Friday, saying the Prairie State residents “purposely narrowed” their claim to seek only statutory damages. While Clearview contends named plaintiffs Melissa Thornley, Deborah Benjamin-Koller and Josue… Read more >


The Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions In Medical Malpractice Cases

October 10, 2020 

The phrase “pre-existing condition” is a term of art that has been cropping up more and more frequently in recent news cycles. In the context of medical malpractice, a “pre-existing condition” is an illness or injury that a person sustains before the negligent medical treatment. There is a common misconception that a claim for medical… Read more >


American School for the Deaf: The Clock May Be Ticking for Abuse Survivors

September 9, 2020 

When people learn of a childhood sex abuse scandal, their mind may reflexively think of clergymen or camp counselors. However, while the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church have regularly appeared front and center in the news for the horrifying sexual abuse that ran rampant within their respective organizations, they are by far… Read more >


Fantasy Players Take MLB Cheating Suit To 2nd Circ.

By Zachary Zagger | Law360 (August 13, 2020) — Fantasy sports players asked the Second Circuit Wednesday to give them another crack at a proposed class action alleging Major League Baseball undermined the fantasy contests by failing to take proper action to stop cheating by the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox. The daily fantasy… Read more >


Danbury prison inmates settle with Bureau of Prisons in suit over COVID threat

By Edmund H. Mahony | Hartford Courant (July 27, 2020) — Inmates who claimed in a suit that conditions of confinement at the federal prison in Danbury put them at risk of COVID-19 infection settled Monday after the warden agreed to an enhanced review process to evaluate prisoners for early release. The inmates sued in… Read more >


Ill. Residents Want Clearview BIPA Suit Back In State Court

By Celeste Bott | Law360 (July 22, 2020) — Three Illinois residents say their biometric privacy lawsuit against facial recognition technology company Clearview AI must be remanded to Illinois state court, arguing their claims are narrower than those made in similar pending suits and don’t allege the harm required for federal standing. In a motion… Read more >


Connecticut Medical Malpractice Cases in the Era of COVID-19

May 5, 2020 

The COVID-19 virus has put an enormous strain on the Connecticut court system.  It has never confronted such a significant challenge.  The Court is now faced with major issues in commencing jury trials for all cases, including medical malpractice cases. Safety presents significant concerns.  For instance, how will jurors be able to be safe in… Read more >


NCAA Star Player Robert McCurdy Files MedMal Suit Against Norwalk Hospital, Western Connecticut Health

By Robert Storace | CT Law Tribune (May 19, 2020) — A former NCAA basketball standout and radio executive and his wife have sued the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, claiming it botched the dosage of a chemotherapy drug, endangering the former athlete’s life. Robert McCurdy, 68, and his wife Sydney filed a lawsuit against Western… Read more >


Judge Rules in Favor of Federal Inmates in Coronavirus Suit, Orders Speedier Releases

C.J. Ciaramella | Reason (May 12, 2020) — A Connecticut federal prison’s failures to grant early release to eligible inmates “amount to deliberate indifference” under the Eighth Amendment, the judge says. Late Tuesday night, a federal judge ordered a federal prison in Connecticut to speed up its process for releasing inmates at serious risk for… Read more >


Class Action Filed Against Bureau of Prisons for Gross Failures in COVID-19 Response at FCI Danbury

STAMFORD, CT (April 28, 2020) — A class action lawsuit was filed today in federal court in Connecticut seeking to require federal officials to provide emergency measures to protect the 1,000+ women and men at the three facilities within the low security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut (“FCI Danbury”) from COVID-19. The lawsuit responds to… Read more >


Nursing home industry pushes for immunity from lawsuits during coronavirus emergency

By Laura Strickler and Adiel Kaplan | NBC News (April 27, 2020) — As the COVID-19 death toll at nursing homes climbs to nearly 12,000, the nursing home industry is pushing states to provide immunity from lawsuits to the owners and employees of the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. So far at least six states have… Read more >


Best Practices: 5 Tips From Judges, Lawyers on Using Zoom

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune (April 7, 2020) — COVID-19 has forced attorneys and judges from across the country to use videoconferences—many for the first time. Use these guidelines from judges and attorneys to make the most of Zoom, a popular platform for court hearings, mediations and arbitrations. 1. Factor in savings Silver Golub &… Read more >


Virtual dance party to support healthcare workers, first responders

Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (March 30, 2020) — Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) presents the live stream of “I Will Survive,” a virtual dance party on Instagram Friday, April 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. To attend, follow @aprillarken on Instagram and tune in to her “Live” feed by clicking on here. In… Read more >


Statement of the National Crime Victim Bar Association on the Harvey Weinstein Guilty Verdict

STATEMENT OF THE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIM BAR ASSOCIATION ON THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN GUILTY VERDICT Over 80 survivors stood in strength and unity to speak out against a serial abuser. Eighty incredibly brave women faced not only their abuser, but a barrage of attacks in the media and victim-blaming in the courts. We are hopeful that… Read more >


Why Daily Fantasy Players Are Suing MLB Over Sign Stealing

Michael McCann | Sports Illustrated (Feb 7, 2020) — The wide-ranging implications of sign-stealing scandals continue to be felt. The electronic sign-stealing scandal in Major League Baseball is now the subject of multiple federal lawsuits. DraftKings contestant Kristopher Olson recently filed a 52-page complaint that directly links the cheating scandal to consumer rights. Olson argues that MLB,… Read more >


Victim Helped Years Ago by Colangelo Applauds His Rise to Chief State’s Attorney

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune | Law.com (January 31, 2020) — Fellow attorneys say the state’s Criminal Justice Commission made the right choice Thursday evening in naming Richard Colangelo Jr. as the next chief state’s attorney. They say Colangelo is diligent, compassionate and even-keeled. Richard Colangelo Jr. has made national news pages headlines… Read more >


Nine Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected by Their Peers for The Best Lawyers in America 2020

— Peter M. Dreyer Recognized as Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ In Product Liability Litigation — Plaintiffs — STAMFORD, CT (January 28, 2020) — Nine attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Silver… Read more >


The Art and Science of Trial Law

By Angelo A. Ziotas (Excerpted from the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association FORUM, Fall 2019) — Try your case, be prepared to pounce and be sure to create your record for appeal. The party that prevails at trial most often succeeds in framing the dispute on his or her own terms.  So, you must prepare your… Read more >


Task force recommends repeal of statute of limitations in sex assault lawsuits

By Joe Wojtas | The Day, HARTFORD, CT (January 7, 2020) — A General Assembly task force voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend lawmakers introduce legislation that would eliminate the current statute of limitations on the filing of lawsuits by victims of sexual assault, abuse or exploitation. The recommendations also specify the change be retroactive, meaning… Read more >