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Philips sleep apnea, ventilator recall triggers US lawmaker scrutiny, legal woes

By Nick Paul Taylor | MedTechDive.com (August 27, 2021) — DIVE BRIEF: After Philips recalled millions of sleep apnea and ventilator devices, the company is now facing scrutiny from a U.S. lawmaker and a proposed class action from patients. The first suit was filed in Massachusetts by plaintiff Nick Manna days after Philips announced the recall in June. Since then,… Read more >


Eight Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2022

STAMFORD, CT (August 23, 2021) — Partners Angelo A. Ziotas & Peter M. Dreyer Each Receive Special Recognition as a Stamford “Lawyer of the Year.”  Eight attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers® in America.… Read more >


Breathing Machine Recall Over Possible Cancer Risk Leaves Millions Scrambling for Substitutes

By Joshua Brockman | New York Times | NEW YORK (August 17, 2021) — For three years, Donald Camp has used a breathing device to sleep. He has severe sleep apnea, so without this device, his breathing is obstructed and he gasps for air. But in June, Mr. Camp and many others began learning that… Read more >


Stamford law firm levels lawsuit against multinational conglomerate Philips for faulty ventilators

By Veronica Del Valle | Stamford Advocate | STAMFORD, CT (August 12, 2021)  — A Stamford-based law firm is representing clients in a class action lawsuit against multinational electronics giant Philips after a sweeping recall of some of its ventilators left clients saying they are waiting indefinitely for relief or replacements. According to the suit,… Read more >


Lawsuit over bullying against Greenwich School District could go to trial in June 2022

Robert Marchant | Greenwich Time | GREENWICH, CT (August 1, 2021) — Nearly six years after the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the Greenwich Board of Education over its handling of the case of a student who, according to the lawsuit, was repeatedly bullied in school, a new trial date has been proposed… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Philips on Behalf of Users of Philips’ Sleep Apnea Devices and Ventilators

STAMFORD, CT (July 20, 2021) – Silver Golub & Teitell LLP (“SGT”) has filed a series of class action lawsuits, including the first in the United States, against Dutch medical equipment company Philips (and its U.S. subsidiaries) in response to Philips’ recall of sleep apnea machines and mechanical ventilators due to the dangers posed by… Read more >


Eight Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for The Best Lawyers in New England

STAMFORD, CT (July 14, 2021) — Partners Ernie Teitell & Paul A. Slager Each Receive Special Recognition as a Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ — Eight attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers® in New… Read more >


IT Biz Says ‘Catch-All’ Exclusion Doesn’t Bar BIPA Coverage

By Eli Flesch | Law360 (June 14, 2021) — Illinois-based information technology company Wynndalco Enterprises is pushing back against its insurer’s attempt to avoid covering two biometric privacy class actions, saying a policy exclusion cited by the insurer doesn’t bar claims made under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. An exclusion in the Citizens Insurance Co.… Read more >


7th Circuit won’t stay remand in BIPA class action, offering road map to state court

By Alison Frankel | Reuters (March 10, 2021) — If you want to know why defendants would rather litigate class actions in federal court than state court, look no further than the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 2005 report on the Class Action Fairness Act. CAFA, as you know, allows defendants to remove class actions filed in state… Read more >


EpiPen Ruling Could Embolden Private Anti-Kickback Claims

By Allan Thoen and Callan Stein | Law360 (March 1, 2021) — Earlier this year, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota approved a new liability theory that would effectively create a private right of action for violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. The decision, In re: EpiPen Direct Purchaser Litigation, allowed private litigants to bring… Read more >


Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as Covid Rages

By Roni Caryn Rabin | The New York Times (February 27, 2021) — Shacarey James was six weeks pregnant when she reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., last summer to serve a sentence for a parole violation. At risk for severe illness if infected with the coronavirus, Ms. James kept her mask… Read more >


The ‘bizarre’ twist in Clearview AI’s promised SCOTUS petition in biometric privacy case

By Alison Frankel | Reuters (February 25, 2021) — The facial recognition software company Clearview AI is willing to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to prove that its alleged violation of Illinois’ biometric data privacy law inflicted a concrete injury on Illinois residents who brought a class action against the company.… Read more >


New Partnerships at Two Firms in Southern Connecticut

By Michael Marciano | Law.com | Connecticut Law Tribune (February 24, 2021) — Attorney Sean McElligott makes a lateral move and a new firm launches in Westport — Sean McElligott Joins Silver Golub & Teitell Stamford-based trial law firm Silver Golub & Teitell has brought on veteran attorney Sean K. McElligott as a partner. Formerly a… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Adds New Partner Sean K. McElligott

STAMFORD, CT (February 18, 2021) – Continuing its steady growth, the Connecticut trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has announced that Sean K. McElligott has joined the firm’s partnership.  Mr. McElligott is an experienced trial lawyer who will focus on representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries from medical malpractice, dangerous products… Read more >


7th Circ. Won’t Revisit Clearview BIPA Suit Remand

By Morgan Conley | Law360 (February 16, 2021) — The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday stood by its ruling affirming that a biometric privacy lawsuit brought by Illinois residents against facial recognition technology company Clearview AI should play out in state court. The appeals court will not revisit a unanimous opinion last month that determined Illinois residents carefully and… Read more >


Ernie Teitell & Paul A. Slager of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2021

STAMFORD, CT (January 20, 2021) – Ernie Teitell and Paul A. Slager, partners at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, have each been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021.  Each year, only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and metropolitan… Read more >


Mylan Can’t Escape EpiPen Distributors’ Antitrust Claims

By Khorri Atkinson | Law360 (January 19, 2021) — A Minnesota federal judge has refused to throw out a proposed class action that accuses drugmaker Mylan Inc. of paying bribes and kickbacks to a group of pharmacy benefit managers and conspiring to engage in anti-competitive practices that jacked up the price of its anti-allergy injection… Read more >


7th Circ. Won’t Keep Clearview BIPA Case In Federal Court

By Laurann Wood | Law360 (January 14, 2021) — The Seventh Circuit held Thursday that a lower court correctly sent back to state court a biometric privacy lawsuit against facial recognition technology company Clearview AI, saying the residents who sued were free to avoid federal court by narrowing their claims. Emphasizing that “allegations matter” when… Read more >


Connecticut hospital faces class action for allegedly reusing insulin pens

By Ayla Ellison | Becker’s Hospital Review (January 12, 2021) — A Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Conn., has certified class action status for a lawsuit against Griffin Hospital regarding the use of multidose insulin pens. The lawsuit, filed by former patients in 2016, alleges nurses at Derby Hospital in Griffin, Conn., reused multidose insulin… Read more >


Judge Grants Griffin Hospital Lawsuit Class Action Status

By Rich Scinto | Patch | DERBY, CT (January 11, 2021) — A Superior Court judge has certified class-action status for a lawsuit against Griffin Hospital and Griffin Health Services regarding the use of multi-dose insulin pens. The lawsuit alleges that the pens that are meant for one patient were used by medical personnel on… Read more >


Nine Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected for Connecticut’s Best Lawyers

— Peter M. Dreyer Receives Special Recognition as Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ For Product Liability Litigation/Plaintiffs — STAMFORD, CT (January 8, 2021) — Nine attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were selected by their peers for the 2020 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub & Teitell… Read more >


Class Action Lawsuit Against Griffin Hospital Allowed To Proceed

By Eugene Driscoll | Valley Independent Sentinel | DERBY, CT (January 6, 2021) — A judge has certified a class action lawsuit filed against Griffin Hospital, according to a press release sent Wednesday by the law firm representing the plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges Griffin Hospital improperly used multi-dose insulin delivery pens by using the same… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Attains Class Certification in Lawsuit Against Griffin Hospital & Griffin Health Services Corporation for Alleged Misuse of Insulin Pens

WATERBURY, CT (January 6, 2021) – A Waterbury Superior Court judge has certified a class action alleging claims of professional negligence against Griffin Hospital and Griffin Health Services Corporation regarding its administration of insulin to hospitalized patients through multi-dose insulin pens. The lawsuit – thought to be the largest of its kind – was brought… Read more >


Third family sues Wilton and BOE over alleged sexual assault at school

By Jeannette Ross | The Hour & The Wilton Bulletin | WILTON, CT (December 8, 2020) — A third Wilton family has sued the town and the Board of Education, claiming former paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn sexually assaulted their child while he was a preschool student at Miller-Driscoll School. The complaint, filed Oct. 20 in… Read more >


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 >


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 | HARTFORD, CT (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… 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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


$5M Settlement in Case of Milford Teen Murdered by Classmate

By Robert Storace | CT Law Tribune (December 23, 2019) — The estate of a 16-year-old Jonathan Law High School student has settled a wrongful death suit with the city of Milford and its Board of Education for $5 million. Student Maren Sanchez was murdered by a peer in what the plaintiff’s attorney said could… Read more >


Milford will pay $5M to settle lawsuit brought by estate of Maren Sanchez, fatally stabbed by fellow student on her prom day

By Josh Kovner | Hartford Courant, MILFORD, CT (December 20, 2019) — The city of Milford has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the estate of Maren Sanchez, who was stabbed to death at age 16 by fellow student Christopher Plaskon in the hallway of Jonathan law High School on… Read more >


City of Milford to Pay $5 Million to Settle Claims of Maren V. Sanchez Estate Arising Out of Murder at Jonathan Law High School

Lawyers for the Estate of Maren V. Sanchez, the sixteen year old high school student murdered by a mentally disturbed fellow student in the hallways of Jonathan Law High School (“JLHS”) in Milford on April 25, 2014, the day of her junior prom, announced today that the Estate has reached a $5 million settlement with… Read more >


Google, YouTube Channels Sued Over Kids’ Data Collection

Please click here if would like more information about this class action and your rights. 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… 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 >


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 >


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