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Boy Scouts Get Approval For $2.7B Abuse Settlement Fund

By Vince Sullivan | Law360 (July 29, 2022) —  A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Friday approved major parts of the Chapter 11 plan proposed by the Boy Scouts of America to deal with more than 80,000 claims of childhood sexual abuse, including the creation of a $2.7 billion settlement fund, but said there were some issues… Read more >


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 >


Statement of the National Center for Victims of Crime Regarding Recent Shootings in the United States

May 25, 2022 — As a Nation, we are exhausted by the endless news of massacres and murders, but we cannot become desensitized to them. Each loss of an innocent life is a tragedy. Last night we learned of another horrific shooting targeting elementary school children. This follows the shooting in New York targeting Black… 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 >


Insurer must defend Clearview ‘facilitator’ accused of BIPA violation

By Barbara Grzincic | Reuters (March 31, 2022) — Citizens Insurance Co of America must defend IT services firm Wynndalco Enterprises against two potential class actions that say it violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by helping the Chicago Police Department access Clearview AI’s controversial facial-recognition database, a federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday.… Read more >


Attorney speaks up for scout survivors amid potential Deer Lake sale

By Stephanie Simoni | WTNH | NEW HAVEN, CT (March 31, 2022) — The possible sale of Deer Lake Scout Reservation has a local attorney saying abuse survivors are getting lost in the conversation. Nearly 1,000 men have filed claims of abuse against the Boy Scouts in the state. Boy Scouts postpone consideration of proposals… 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 >


IT Co. Leans On Court’s BIPA Ruling As It Seeks Coverage

By Josh Liberatore | Law360 (March 3, 2022) — An IT company told an Illinois federal court that in deciding whether Citizens Insurance Co. of America owes it coverage for an underlying BIPA suit, the court should consider its own ruling this week finding that the insurer has to defend an auto accessory company in… Read more >


After 45 years, Stamford law firm moves office

By Paul Schott | Stamford Advocate | STAMFORD, CT (Updated: February 19, 2022) — Trial-law firm Silver Golub & Teitell has announced that it has leased 11,500 square feet across the entire 15th floor of the downtown office tower at 1 Landmark Square. The firm is moving its Stamford offices after 45 years at 184 Atlantic… Read more >


Scout’s Honor? Decades of Abuse Within the Boy Scouts of America

STAMFORD, CT (February 23, 2022) — The Boy Scouts of America, once one of the largest youth organizations in the country, fought for years to silence survivors and victims of crime who threatened their brand as a cherished American institution. After 100 years of documented abuse claims, a national movement of more than 80,000 survivors… 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 >


Angelo A. Ziotas & Peter M. Dreyer of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2022

STAMFORD, CT (February 7, 2022) – Angelo A. Ziotas and Peter M. Dreyer, partners at the Connecticut trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, have each been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.  Each year, only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and… 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 >


Ill. Residents Say Insurer On Hook For $20M BIPA Settlement

By Daniel Tay | Law360 (December 14, 2021) — A proposed class of Illinois residents told a state court that Axis Insurance Co. must cover a $20 million settlement between them and its policyholder, which the residents sued over alleged violations of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act. Axis wrongly denied coverage because the policy’s… 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 >


Med Mal Case Against Greenwich Hospital Dismissed Because Lawyer Didn’t Attach Opinion Letter

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune (September 15, 2021) — Legal medical malpractice experts are divided over whether the rule that an opinion letter written and signed by a similar health care provider be attached to a medical malpractice lawsuit is fair, following a Connecticut Appellate Court ruling upholding the dismissal of a case… 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 >


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 >


Connecticut Medical Malpractice Cases in the Era of COVID-19 — Updated

June 6, 2021 

The COVID-19 virus has put an enormous strain on the Connecticut court system.  It has never confronted such a significant challenge.  The Court is now faced with major issues in commencing civil jury trials for all cases, including medical malpractice cases. Safety, in particular, presents significant concerns.  For instance, how will jurors be able to… 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 >


The Truth About Pre-Existing Conditions In Medical Malpractice Cases

October 10, 2020 

The phrase “pre-existing condition” is a term of art that has been cropping up more and more frequently in recent news cycles. In the context of medical malpractice, a “pre-existing condition” is an illness or injury that a person sustains before the negligent medical treatment. There is a common misconception that a claim for medical… Read more >


American School for the Deaf: The Clock May Be Ticking for Abuse Survivors

September 9, 2020 

When people learn of a childhood sex abuse scandal, their mind may reflexively think of clergymen or camp counselors. However, while the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church have regularly appeared front and center in the news for the horrifying sexual abuse that ran rampant within their respective organizations, they are by far… 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 >


Connecticut Medical Malpractice Cases in the Era of COVID-19

May 5, 2020 

The COVID-19 virus has put an enormous strain on the Connecticut court system.  It has never confronted such a significant challenge.  The Court is now faced with major issues in commencing jury trials for all cases, including medical malpractice cases. Safety presents significant concerns.  For instance, how will jurors be able to be safe in… 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 >


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