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SGT Partner Ziotas Co-Chairs Upcoming CTLA Seminar: Winning the Defective Premises Case

January 1, 2016 

A Comprehensive Overview and Analysis of Premises Liability Law for All Levels of Experience  Speakers Angelo A. Ziotas, Esq. (Co-Chair) Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Michael J. Walsh, Esq. (Co-Chair) Walsh Woodard LLC John R. Logan, Esq. Logan & Mencuccini, LLP Stephanie Z. Roberge, Esq. Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, LLC Agenda Supreme and Appellate… Read more >

Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association announces election of new president

The Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), the largest specialty bar association in Connecticut, today announced the June 2nd election of Angelo A. Ziotas, a partner at the law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP, Stamford, Connecticut, to the position of President for 2014-2015. Mr. Ziotas has been specializing in the trial of civil matters in Connecticut,… Read more >

Five Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP in Connecticut Named to 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 — Five attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The five Silver Golub & Teitell attorneys selected include partners Richard… 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 >

Carnival Ride Injuries Expose Many To Lawsuits

It wasn’t all fun and games at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk earlier this month. In fact, for any parent who’s ever brought their kid to a fair, it was their worst nightmare.

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 >

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 >

Jury Awards $5M To Cancer Patient, Husband, May 2010

Allison and Michael Downs v. Orlito A. Trias, M.D. et al.: A New Milford woman was awarded $4 million and her husband $1 million after proving that a doctor failed to warn the woman she had an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. In June 2005, Allison Downs underwent a hysterectomy after tests found large… Read more >

Plaintiffs Get Jump on Deposing Defendants

In the first in-depth written decision on the point, Waterbury Superior Court Judge Jane Scholl has concluded that a plaintiff can file a notice of deposition with the initial complaint. This tactical advantage gives the plaintiff first crack at digging up — or nailing down — key information in the case. Scholl ruled that the… Read more >

The Facts About Doctors’ Opinions by Richard Silver and Amanda Whitman

In 2005, the Connecticut legislature significantly amended the requirements for bringing a medical malpractice action. (See Public Act No. 05-275, § 2). Now a plaintiff must first obtain a written opinion from a health care provider of the same specialty as the defendant, which states “that there appears to be evidence of medical negligence and… Read more >

Physician’s Widow Accepts $5M Settlement, July 2007

The wife of a physician who died after the sac around his heart was punctured during laparoscopic surgery will receive a total of $5 million from various defendants.

Subway Restaurant Settles Landmark Case, April 2007

Estate of Lee C. Trahan v. Salem Subway Restaurant, et al: A wrongful death case brought against a Subway sandwich shop in Salem over a store manager’s role in a fatal car accident has been settled for $2.2 million.

Doctors Fail to Diagnose Man’s Thyroid Cancer

Ellis Hall, et al. v. Michael Kelleher, M.D., et al.:Three Bridgeport physicians who allegedly failed to diagnose and treat a patient’s thyroid cancer have settled the case for a total of $3,075.000.

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.

Op Ed: Paul Slager On Priestly Privilege, January 23rd, 2005

What Can the Cardinal Say?  This newspaper’s editorial of Jan. 18 (“An issue of limits in cleric’s testimony”) voices concerns about the potential for Cardinal Edward Egan’s testimony to have a chilling effect on what a church official can hear or advise professionally.

Alter Boy Sex Abuse Victim Settles Case With Bridgeport Diocese, January 2005

STAMFORD —  A former altar boy who claimed he was molested by a priest reached a financial settlement with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport in his civil lawsuit, his attorneys said yesterday.

SGT Attorneys Bring Lawsuit For Victims of Day Care Sexual Abuse

NORWALK — A civil suit has been filed against the Norwalk day care provider whose son sexually assaulted two young twin girls in her care.

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