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Silver Golub & Teitell in the News

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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Stamford lawyer helps push tobacco company award to $52.4M

By John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (December 25, 2018) — Barbara Izzarelli began smoking when she was 12 years old and claims the maker of Salem Kings cigarettes marketed to minors and manipulated nicotine levels to make them more addictive, according to her lawsuit against the tobacco company. An addiction that lasted 25 years… Read more >


Award in cigarette liability case for former Norwich smoker balloons to $52.4 million as judge adds interest

By Josh Kovner, Hartford Courant, HARTFORD, CT (December 24, 2018) — In the years since a Connecticut jury awarded former Norwich smoker Barbara Izzarelli a multi-million judgement in her case against the maker of Salem cigarettes, her lawyer noted several times that she’d offered to settle the case for $400,000. Now that judgment has swelled… Read more >


5 Lawyers Who Won Big in 2018

By Robert Storace, Law.com | CT Law Tribune, STAMFORD CT (December 20, 2018) — This year saw some explosive jury verdicts and settlements on a variety of topics, most having to do with death, injury, malpractice or motor vehicle cases. The largest verdict in Connecticut—by far—was last week’s ruling by a federal judge in the… Read more >


Former Norwich resident awarded additional $44 million in tobacco lawsuit

By Karen Florin, The Day, NEW LONDON, CT (December 17,2018) — U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill has added $44 million in damages and interest to the nearly $8 million a jury awarded to former Norwich resident Barbara Izzarelli in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company. The Bridgeport judge awarded $8 million in punitive damages, citing… Read more >


Federal District Court Judge Adds $44 Million in Punitive Damages & Interest in First Smokers Case to Come to Trial in New England

STAMFORD, CT (December 17, 2018) – A Federal District Court judge has added more than $44 in million in punitive damages and interest against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the case of an injured Connecticut smoker, Barbara Izzarelli, formerly of Norwich, CT. Federal District Court Judge Stefan Underhill awarded Ms. Izzarelli $8 million in punitive… Read more >


Federal Judge Hikes Punitive Damages in Cigarette Case for Total $52.3 Million Award

By Robert Storace, Law.com | CT Law Tribune, STAMFORD CT (December 14, 2018) — A federal judge Thursday upped the amount of punitive damages R.J. Reynolds Tobacco must pay a woman who smoked one of its cigarette brands for more than 25 years. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sided with plaintiff Barbara Izzarelli, but the tobacco… Read more >


Death of Baby Leads to Filing of Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Women’s Health Care of New England

NORWALK, CT (November 27, 2018) – As a result of the preventable death of their baby boy, Zayn Botero-Choudhry, Maritza Botero and her husband, Naveed Choudhry, have filed a lawsuit against Women’s Health Care of New England, P.C., in Norwalk, CT, and Maryam Hedayatzadeh, M.D. The lawsuit asserts that Mrs. Botero was almost thirty-nine weeks… Read more >


Former Stamford Boy Scout accuses scoutmaster of sexual abuse

By John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (October 25, 2018) — Another former Boy Scout has filed a lawsuit against the organization, claiming a scoutmaster sexually assaulted him about 25 years ago. Attorney Paul Slager has filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America’s state organization, the Connecticut Yankee Council, on behalf of a man who… Read more >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2019

— Honored Once Again for Plaintiffs Work in Medical Malpractice Law —  STAMFORD, CT (September 13, 2018) – Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has been selected by his peers as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Silver Golub &… Read more >


Court: Greenwich not immune from lawsuit over student suicide

Greenwich Time, GREENWICH, CT (August 10, 2018) — The town of Greenwich and its school system are not immune from a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 15-year-old boy who killed himself after what his parents say were years of being bullied, according to a ruling Friday from the second-highest court in Connecticut. Related Stories Palosz… Read more >


‘Education Law: Expulsion and Special Education’ — CT Child Justice Foundation & Fairfield County Bar Assn. Co-Sponsor Special Program

STAMFORD, CT (May 31, 2018) — The Connecticut Child Justice Foundation (CCJF) and the Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA) recently co-sponsored a program on “Education Law: Expulsion and Special Education” at the FCBA offices in Stamford, CT. Ernie Teitell, a partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, is CCJF Founder, President and Pro Bono Attorney.… Read more >


Settlement in Child Sex Abuse Case: Attorney Talks of Getting Emotional Representing Victims

By Robert Storace, CT Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (May 24, 2018) — A Stamford-based attorney with 20 years of experience representing sex abuse survivors has reached an undisclosed settlement stemming from a lawsuit which asserts sexual abuse of a 4-year-old girl by a Wilton educator. Paul Slager, a partner with Silver Golub & Teitell, told the Connecticut… Read more >


Wilton settles multi-million dollar sex abuse lawsuit

By Daniel Tepfer, CT Post, STAMFORD, CT (May 22, 2018) — The town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education agreed Tuesday to pay a settlement to the parents of a 4-year-old girl who had filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit claiming school officials were negligently responsible for allowing their daughter to be sexually assaulted by… Read more >


Connecticut Movers: Silver Golub & Teitell Celebrates 40-Year Mark

By Michael Marciano, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (May 18, 2018) — The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for nearly 200 guests last month at the Stamford Palace Theatre. The event was hosted by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub, along with partners David… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Party at Stamford Palace Theatre

STAMFORD, CT (April 26, 2018) – The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for nearly 200 guests at the Stamford Palace Theatre yesterday evening.  The event was hosted by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell, along with partners David S.… Read more >


Jennifer B. Goldstein Named Partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP

STAMFORD, CT (April 25, 2018) – The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has announced that Jennifer B. Goldstein has been named to the firm’s partnership. The announcement was made by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell. “Jennifer has been an integral part of serving our clients… Read more >


Tobacco lawsuit resolved in favor of former Norwich woman

By Karen Florin, The Day (March 1, 2018) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up cigarette-maker R.J. Reynolds‘ appeal of former Norwich resident Barbara Izzarelli’s $28 million jury award for smoking-related cancer, a development her attorney said signals that Connecticut is a favorable state to bring lawsuits against tobacco companies. Izzarelli, then of Norwich, sued the Winston-Salem, N.C., company… Read more >


U.S. Supreme Court Upholds First Jury Verdict against Tobacco Company in New England History

STAMFORD, CT (February 27, 2018) – The United States Supreme Court has refused to review the decision by the Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit, thereby upholding the $28.1 million jury verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for damages sustained by an injured Connecticut smoker, Barbara Izzarelli, formerly of Norwich, CT. As a result… Read more >


$5.4 million settlement in crash

By Daniel Tepfer, Stamford Advocate (January 24, 2018) — It was a crash ripped from the pages of New York society. James B. Hurlock, of Greenwich, chairman of Orient Express Hotels and a partner in the global law firm White & Chase, was killed and his wife was injured when they were struck by a… Read more >


Former White & Case Chairman’s Fatal Car Accident Results in $5.4M Settlement

By Cogan Schneier, Connecticut Law Tribune/Law.com (January 22, 2018) — The widow of a former White & Case chairman reached a more than $5 million settlement in her wrongful death lawsuit last month. James Hurlock, who oversaw global expansion at White & Case during the last two decades of the 20th century, died in April 2016,… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Settles Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Hurlock v. Rodriguez-Boulan for $5.4 Million

STAMFORD, CT (January 19, 2018) – Partner Ernie Teitell and attorney Marco A. Allocca of the Stamford law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP recently settled the personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit captioned Margaret Holding Hurlock, Executor of the Estate of James B. Hurlock, et al. v. Sebastian Rodriguez-Boulan et al., stemming from… Read more >


From the Community — Whacked: Impact, Sports, and Young Athletes’ Brains

Community Contributor UConn Foundation, Hartford Courant (January 16, 2018) — Concussions aren’t just limited to the National Football League or former boxers. Surprisingly, the athletes most at risk of brain injury are kids playing a variety of sports, including football, soccer, and lacrosse. The impact of concussions on youth sports serves as the centerpiece for… Read more >


Experts warn of travel industry’s sexual harassment exposure

By Michelle Baran, Travel Weekly (December 18, 2017) — The recent barrage of high-profile sexual harassment allegations emerging in industries ranging from film to politics to media serves as an opportunity for travel companies, too, to reflect on where they stand on the issue and to assess whether they are doing enough, not least because of… Read more >


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… Read more >


Five Partners from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected to Super Lawyers Connecticut ‘Top 50’ – The Most from Any CT Firm

STAMFORD, CT (October 17, 2017) – Five partners from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently named to the Super Lawyers Connecticut “Top 50 List” – the most from any law firm in the state. These include Richard A. Silver, David S. Golub, Ernie Teitell, Angelo A. Ziotas and… Read more >


All Eight Partners from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition)

STAMFORD, CT (August 15, 2017) – All eight partners from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.  Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal injury and complex civil litigation law… 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 grow,… Read more >


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