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Convicted Allianz Unit Accused Of Bilking Retail Investors

By Stewart Bishop | Law360 (May 25, 2022) — Following the bombshell guilty plea last week by Allianz Global Investors U.S. and more than $6 billion in financial penalties, the beleaguered asset manager on Tuesday was hit with a proposed securities class action in California federal court claiming it defrauded retail investors. It appears to be… Read more >


Briefing Concludes in Child Online Privacy Appeal Against Google, YouTube and Others

By Christina Tabacco | Law Street Media (April 27, 2022) — Individuals representing their children ad lidem in a suit against Google LLC, Youtube LLC and “channel owners” such as The Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Animation, and Hasbro Studios, have had the final word in their case alleging “the deliberate violation of the privacy rights of millions of young… Read more >


Conn. Judge Revives Aetna Physical Therapy Coverage Fight

By Kellie Mejdrich | Law360 (March 15, 2022) — A federal judge in Connecticut on Tuesday revived a proposed class action alleging Aetna Life Insurance Co. violated federal benefits laws when it denied coverage for a Yale health plan beneficiary’s physical therapy using an overly restrictive definition of medical necessity for treatment. U.S. District Judge Michael P.… Read more >


Coinbase Is An Unregistered Securities Exchange, Suit Says

By Charlie Innis | Law360 (March 14, 2022) — Three cryptocurrency buyers claim Coinbase operates as an unregistered securities exchange and name 79 digital assets trading on the platform they believe should be classified as securities, according to a proposed class action in New York federal court. In the amended complaint filed Friday, Christopher Underwood, Louis Oberlander and… Read more >


2 Firms To Rep Investors Of Allianz Funds Rocked By COVID

By Emilie Ruscoe | Law360 (February 16, 2022) — Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP and Silver Golub & Teitell LLP will work together to represent a consolidated class of investors in New York federal court who claim Allianz Global Investors failed to protect certain investment funds from “catastrophic loss” as the markets went haywire at the beginning of… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Files Class Actions against Aerospace Industry for Illegal No-Poach Agreements and Wage Suppression

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 3, 2022 | PRNewswire – Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, along with co-counsel, has filed several class action lawsuits against aerospace industry companies Pratt & Whitney (a division of Raytheon), Agilis Engineering, Belcan, Cyient (previously InfoTech), Parametric Solutions, Inc. and QuEST Global (collectively “Defendants”) in Connecticut on behalf of current and former employees of… Read more >


Federal class action lawsuit filed against Pratt & Whitney, other CT aerospace engineering firms

By Daniel Tepfer | CT Post | BRIDGEPORT (December 15, 2021) — A Milford lawyer has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Pratt & Whitney and several other aerospace engineering firms alleging the companies are conspiring to prevent employee “poaching” and therefore restricting employees’ potential wage growth. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday… Read more >


Camilo A. Garcia Named Richard A. Silver Scholar at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (October 26, 2021) — Camilo A. Garcia (pictured with Risa L. Goluboff, Dean of the UVA School of Law) was recently named the Richard A. Silver Scholar at the University of Virginia School of Law.  Garcia is the top student in the Class of 2022, with the highest GPA after two years.  He… Read more >


SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Files Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Coinbase Global, Inc.

PRNewswire | New York (October 12, 2021) — SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Silver Golub & Teitell LLP (“SGT”) files Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Coinbase Global, Inc. (“Coinbase”) on Behalf of Digital Asset Securities Investors Who Traded Digital Asset Securities on Coinbase’s Exchanges from October 8, 2019 to the Present and Encourages Investors to Inquire About the… Read more >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


U.S. Court of Appeals Rebukes Rowland, Rules that ’03 Layoffs Were Punitive

In a decision with far-reaching political and legal implications, a federal appeals court has concluded that former Gov. John G. Rowland illegally discriminated against union employees when ordering 2,800 layoffs soon after his election to a third term in 2002.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit faulted Rowland for exclusively eliminating union… Read more >


Second Circuit: Rowland Firings Violated Workers’ Rights

Unionized government employees have won a dramatic reversal in the 2003 class action against former Republican Governor John G. Rowland and his budget director, Marc Ryan, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concluding that limiting layoffs to unionized employees violates their constitutional right of association..


$1 Million in Lawyers’ Bills to Taxpayers for State’s Defeat in Court

The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan. The appeals panel of three judges unanimously reversed a 2011 U.S. District Court summary judgment… Read more >


Class Action Costs Insurance Company $72.5M, June 2010

Spencer, et al. v. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., et al.: A five-year court battle has ended with The Hartford Financial Services Group agreeing to pay $72.5 million to 21,000 people. The plaintiffs in the nationwide class action were people who had been injured and were owed insurance payments as compensation. They claimed that… Read more >