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Silver Golub & Teitell in the News

Court denies Wilton’s motion to dismiss in sexual abuse case

By Jeannette Ross, Wilton Bulletin (November 10, 2017). Unless there is a settlement, it appears the sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Town of Wilton and Board of Education will go to trial early next year, after Judge Charles T. Lee denied the town’s motion to dismiss “in its entirety” on Thursday, Nov. 9. The lawsuit,… Read more >


Federal court upholds $28 million verdict against tobacco company

STAMFORD (July 12, 2017) — A federal appeals court has upheld the $28 million verdict for a Connecticut woman who claimed she was harmed by smoking. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for damages sustained by Barbara Izzarelli, formerly of Norwich, CT. The appeals court also… Read more >


$28 Million Tobacco Verdict Upheld by Second Circuit

Michael Marciano, The Connecticut Law Tribune (July 7, 2017).   U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. (Credit: ALM) A Connecticut jury’s damages award of more than $28 million in a suit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has been upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit—and the sum stands to… Read more >


Verdict for Smoker Upheld — First Smoker’s Case to Come to Trial in Connecticut

– Appeals Court Upholds First Jury Verdict against a Tobacco Company in New England History — STAMFORD, CT (July 7, 2017) – The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision today upholding a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for damages sustained by an injured Connecticut smoker, Barbara… Read more >


Tunick, Silver, Madden: Stamford business people

By Paul Schott, Stamford Advocate, July 2, 2017. Alex Tunick James Daniel Entertainment, a Stamford-based audiovisual and event lighting firm, has promoted Alex Tunick to head its event lighting division. Tunick, a life-long resident of Stamford, is a specialist in DJ mixing and event lighting. He attended the Scratch Academy in New York City and… Read more >


Richard Silver Receives Ethics & Professionalism Award

By Mona Kazour (Patch Staff) – Updated June 28, 2017 11:10 am ET.  The Fairfield County Bar Association has honored Silver for a career committed to legal ethics, civility, and professionalism.   From Silver Golub & Teitell LLP: Richard A. Silver, Esq. (right), senior partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub &… Read more >


Richard A. Silver Receives Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award from Fairfield County Bar Association

— Honored for Career Committed to Legal Ethics, Civility and Professionalism – STAMFORD, CT (June 27, 2017) – Richard A. Silver, Esq. (right), senior partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, receives the Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award from Stephen J. Conover, Esq. (left), past president of the… Read more >


Teitell named in ‘Connecticut’s Best Lawyers’

By Editorial Staff | WestFair Online. STAMFORD, CT — Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, was selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” for the 2017 edition of “Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.” This is the second time he was named in the category of Medical Malpractice Law —… Read more >


Ernie Teitell Named Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Medical Malpractice

By Rich Scinto | Patch Staff. STAMFORD, CT — Silver Golub & Teitell LLP partner Ernie Teitell was named as the Stamford-area “Lawyer of the Year” in Connecticut’s Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and metropolitan region is recognized based on feedback from peers in the field. To sign up… Read more >


Suit Alleges Past Sexual Abuse at Connecticut Boarding School

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS | New York Times.  A former student at the Kent School, a private boarding school in Connecticut, sued Kent on Wednesday, alleging that administrators did not do enough to protect her from a teacher who she said sexually abused her in the late 1980s. The lawsuit comes amid a string of disturbing… Read more >


Connecticut boarding school sued over alleged sex assaults

By Dave Collins | Associated Press.  HARTFORD, CONN. — A Connecticut boarding school was sued Wednesday by a former female student who said her French teacher sexually assaulted her repeatedly in the late 1980s. The lawsuit against the Kent School was filed in state Superior Court by the former student. It follows recent disclosures of… Read more >


Former student files lawsuit against Kent School, alleges sexual abuse

By Register Citizen Staff | The Litchfield County Times.  KENT >> A former student from Kent School filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the school, alleging she was sexually abused by a married teacher. The plaintiff attended Kent School from 1987 to 1990, where she alleges the former teacher used his authority and influence to gain… Read more >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2017

— Honored Once Again for Plaintiffs Work in Medical Malpractice Law — STAMFORD, CT (May 11, 2017) – Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, was recently selected as “Lawyer of the Year” by his peers for the 2017 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub… Read more >


Attorneys seek deposition of Von Kohorn in sexual assault lawsuit

By Stephanie Kim | The Hour.  WILTON — Attorneys representing the family in a civil lawsuit filed against the town and Board of Education are seeking to question the former Miller-Driscoll paraprofessional who allegedly sexually assaulted their daughter in the school bathroom in December 2012. Paul Slager and Michael Kennedy, of Stamford’s Silver Golub &… Read more >


Letter: Community means listening to each other with respect and an open mind

Wilton Bulletin | To the Editors: As a journalist, I feel one of the most important qualities we must hold onto is our objectivity. However, as Wilton school parent, it is difficult to not form any opinion when the district in the news is the one educating my own children. I have the additional perspective… Read more >


Wilton court case reflects Stamford High scandal

By Angela Carella |  Stamford Advocate.  STAMFORD — Substitute “high-schooler” for “preschooler” and a case in state Superior Court mirrors one that recently devastated the Stamford school district. The latest case involves the Wilton district and a 4-year-old girl who was unnaturally quiet when her mother picked her up one day from a public preschool.… Read more >


Miller-Driscoll sexual abuse suit stirs up Wilton

By Stephanie Kim, Stamford Advocate. WILTON — Some parents are outraged after learning that the town and Board of Education are trying to dismiss a sexual assault suit involving an incident at Miller-Driscoll from 2012. Court documents reveal the town and Board of Education are seeking governmental immunity, claiming they can’t be held responsible for… Read more >


SGT Partners Ziotas & Dreyer on ‘The Art of Jury Selection’ at CTLA CLE Seminar

Friday, April 7, 2017 Grassy Hill Country Club, 441 Clark Lane, Orange CT 06477 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM Register Member Fee: $225.00 Member (licensed 5 years or less) Fee: $155.00 Law Student Fee: $0.00 Non-Member Fee: $280.00   add to calendar CLE Credits Members who purchase and listen to the audio version of materials… Read more >


Palosz case poised to move forward

By Robert Marchant, Stamford Advocate.  GREENWICH — Lawyers continue to spar over documents in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a 15-year-old Greenwich student who committed suicide in August 2013, as a key ruling might move the case forward after a slow start. A state Superior Court judge has denied a motion by the… Read more >


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 >


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