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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 >


Boy Scouts Gear Up for Conn. Supreme Court Battle in Challenge to $12 Million Sex Abuse Verdict

A Connecticut Boy Scout who claimed he was sexually abused by his troop leader in the mid-1970s was awarded $12 million after a trial in late 2014. The verdict is believed to be the largest compensatory damages award against the Boy Scouts of America and the first Boy Scout sex abuse case to go to… Read more >


Law firm opens Waterbury satellite office

WATERBURY — A Stamford law firm with roots that stretch throughout Connecticut has opened new offices in Waterbury and Danbury. Richard A. Silver, a senior partner of Silver, Golub & Teitell, LLP, said the firm’s attorneys spend so much time in court…


John Doe vs. Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc. et al. — Jury Verdict Review & Analysis

Attorneys for Plaintiff: Paul Slager & Jennifer Cohen Goldstein Silver Golub & Teitell LLP www.sgtlaw.com $7,000,010 VERDICT – PERSONAL NEGLIGENCE – SEXUAL ASSAULT – PLAINTIFF WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED NUMEROUS TIMES BY ANOTHER OLDER SCOUT – VIOLATION OF CONNECTICUT’S UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT. Waterbury County, Connecticut. In this matter, the plaintiff former boy scout alleged that… Read more >


$7 Million Award Against Boy Scouts of America for Sexual Assault of Minor

In the late 1970s, Siegfried Hepp, a teenager, was a youth patrol leader in Fairfield County Council Boy Scout Troop 137 of New Fairfield, Connecticut. John Doe, then 11-years-old, was also a member of Troop 137. Doe claimed Hepp sexually assaulted him three times during Boy Scout activities, including during an overnight camping trip, a… Read more >


Personal Injury Hall of Fame — Boy Scouts Liable For Troop Leader’s Assaults: $7 Million (Winner: Intentional Tort)

Case: John Doe v. Boy Scouts of America Attorneys: Paul Slager, Jennifer Goldstein Law Firm: Silver Golub & Teitell Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts of America across the country, many of them alleging sexual abuse by scout leaders decades ago. Few such cases have gone to trial before a jury.… Read more >


$11.8 Million Verdict Against Boy Scouts For Sexual Abuse and Cover-up

A Waterbury, CT, jury awarded a former boy scout $7 million in compensatory damages for the sexual molestation and assault he suffered in the mid-1970s at the hands of a Boy Scout youth leader. The trial judge tacked on nearly $5 million in punitive damages, rendering a total verdict of $11.8 million against Boy Scouts of… Read more >


Paul Slager & Jennifer Goldstein Win Personal Injury Hall of Fame Award for Largest Known Compensatory Damages Verdict Against Boy Scouts of America

February 2, 2015 

We are honored to announce that Paul A. Slager and Jennifer B. Goldstein have won a Personal Injury Hall of Fame award from the Connecticut Law Tribune for their Boy Scouts of America verdict, John Doe v. Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc.; Connecticut Yankee Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America; The Boy… Read more >


Law Tribune Reveals Personal Injury Hall of Fame Winners

The Connecticut Law Tribune is pleased to announce its second annual Personal Injury Hall of Fame Awards.  Among the winners: Winner: Silver Golub & Teitell; Paul Slager and Jennifer Goldstein; John Doe v. Boy Scouts of America; Boy Scout sex abuse; $7 million. The awards are given for the top plaintiffs verdicts, settlements and arbitration… Read more >


Connecticut jury awards $7M in Boy Scouts abuse case

Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts of America across the country. But now a Connecticut case has resulted in a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts. It’s believed to be the largest compensatory damages verdict against the organization and the first Boy Scout case to go to a jury verdict… Read more >


Conn. Sex Abuse Case Puts Spotlight on Boy Scouts’ ‘Confidential Files’

Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts of America across the country, many of them alleging sexual abuse by scout leaders decades ago. Few such cases have gone to trial before a jury. But now a Connecticut case has resulted in a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts. It’s believed to… Read more >


Connecticut Jury Awards $7M In Boy Scouts Abuse Case

WATERBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Connecticut jury has issued a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in a lawsuit by a man who says he was sexually abused by a scout leader in the mid-1970s. Lawyers for the man say the decision handed down Friday in Waterbury Superior Court was the largest… Read more >


$7 million award in boy scout sex abuse case

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury Superior Court jury awarded $7 million to a man on Friday who was sexually abused by a New Fairfield Boy Scout troop leader in the 1970s. The jury found that the Boy Scouts of America should also be held liable for punitive damages, in addition to the $7 million… Read more >


$7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s. Court records show that the jury found the national organization both negligent and reckless in… Read more >


Connecticut Jury Awards $7M in Scouts Abuse Case

A man who says he was sexually abused by a Connecticut scout leader in the mid-1970s won a $7 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America. Lawyers for the man said the decision handed down Friday in Waterbury Superior Court was the largest verdict for compensatory damages against the Boy Scouts’ national organization.… Read more >


Jury Awards $7 Million to Former Boy Scout Who Alleged Sex Abuse

A jury in Waterbury has awarded $7 million to a former Connecticut Boy Scout who claims he was sexually abused by his troop leader and an older scout in the mid-1970s. The jury found the Boy Scouts of America liable for compensatory damages as well as for punitive damages for recklessness; the punitive damages will… Read more >


Jury awards $7M in New Fairfield Boy Scout trial

WATERBURY, CONN. — A Superior Court jury awarded $7 million Friday to a man who claimed he was sexually abused by the leader of a New Fairfield Boy Scout troop when he was a boy in the 1970s. The $7 million is the largest compensatory damages verdict ever against the Boy Scouts of America and the… Read more >


Jury Finds Boy Scouts of American Reckless in New Fairfield Sex Abuse Case

STAMFORD, CT (December 15, 2014) — Late Friday, a jury in Waterbury, CT, found the Boy Scouts of America National Council liable for negligence and recklessness, handing down a $7 million verdict in favor of  a man who was a victim of sexual abuse when he was a member of a New Fairfield County Boy… Read more >


Scouts’ Honor Goes on the Line, February 2013

In Connecticut’s history of child sexual abuse cases, the Catholic Church was the first target for widespread civil litigation. Then came Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital, with the scores of young patients subjected to a former doctor who molested them in the guise of conducting adolescent growth studies. And now, claims against the Boy Scouts of… Read more >


Connecticut Boy Scouts Council Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse, February 2013

Two New Fairfield men have filed lawsuits against the Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts and the national Boy Scout organization, claiming they did nothing to stop a former Scout leader from molesting them in the 1970s and 1980s. One lawsuit, filed last month, accuses the former scoutmaster of Troop 137 of molesting the boy… Read more >


Second Victim Alleges Scoutmaster Sexual Abuse Stems From Lack Of Supervision, January 2006

STAMFORD — A former Boy Scout field a lawsuit yesterday accusing the Boy Scouts of America of negligence for failing to prevent a Scout leader from sexually abusing him numerous times over six years.


Former Boy Scout Child Sexual Abuse Victim Suit Claims Lack Of Supervision, July 2005

STAMFORD — A former Boy Scout in a Stamford troop filed a lawsuit yesterday accusing his troop leader, who committed suicide last week, of sexually assaulting him more than 20 years ago while teaching self-defense and first aid.