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Silver Golub & Teitell in the News

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… 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 >


Seven Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2017

STAMFORD, CT (April 14, 2017) — Seven attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for the 2017 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal injury and complex civil litigation law firms. The… 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 >


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