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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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Lawsuit over bullying against Greenwich School District could go to trial in June 2022

Robert Marchant | Greenwich Time | GREENWICH, CT (August 1, 2021) — Nearly six years after the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the Greenwich Board of Education over its handling of the case of a student who, according to the lawsuit, was repeatedly bullied in school, a new trial date has been proposed… 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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Nursing home industry pushes for immunity from lawsuits during coronavirus emergency

By Laura Strickler and Adiel Kaplan | NBC News (April 27, 2020) — As the COVID-19 death toll at nursing homes climbs to nearly 12,000, the nursing home industry is pushing states to provide immunity from lawsuits to the owners and employees of the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. So far at least six states have… Read more >


Best Practices: 5 Tips From Judges, Lawyers on Using Zoom

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune (April 7, 2020) — COVID-19 has forced attorneys and judges from across the country to use videoconferences—many for the first time. Use these guidelines from judges and attorneys to make the most of Zoom, a popular platform for court hearings, mediations and arbitrations. 1. Factor in savings Silver Golub &… Read more >


Victim Helped Years Ago by Colangelo Applauds His Rise to Chief State’s Attorney

By Robert Storace | Connecticut Law Tribune | Law.com (January 31, 2020) — Fellow attorneys say the state’s Criminal Justice Commission made the right choice Thursday evening in naming Richard Colangelo Jr. as the next chief state’s attorney. They say Colangelo is diligent, compassionate and even-keeled. Richard Colangelo Jr. has made national news pages headlines… Read more >


Nine Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Selected by Their Peers for The Best Lawyers in America 2020

— Peter M. Dreyer Recognized as Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ In Product Liability Litigation — Plaintiffs — STAMFORD, CT (January 28, 2020) — Nine attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP have been selected by their peers for the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Silver… Read more >


The Art and Science of Trial Law

January 1, 2020 

By Angelo A. Ziotas (Excerpted from the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association FORUM, Fall 2019) — Try your case, be prepared to pounce and be sure to create your record for appeal. The party that prevails at trial most often succeeds in framing the dispute on his or her own terms.  So, you must prepare your… Read more >


Task force recommends repeal of statute of limitations in sex assault lawsuits

By Joe Wojtas | The Day, HARTFORD, CT (January 7, 2020) — A General Assembly task force voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend lawmakers introduce legislation that would eliminate the current statute of limitations on the filing of lawsuits by victims of sexual assault, abuse or exploitation. The recommendations also specify the change be retroactive, meaning… Read more >


Celebrating the Longevity of Our Litigation Support Staff

December 12, 2019 

“We have had the good fortune of having a dedicated, long-serving staff that has been essential to our litigation successes over the past four decades. We thank them for their support in ensuring that our clients receive adequate compensation for their injuries” — Richard A. Silver, Esq.


Richard Silver Lectures at Yale School of Medicine on Avoiding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Richard A. Silver lectured on a “Plaintiff’s Counsel Advice To Avoid Medical Malpractice Lawsuits” at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, on September 12.  


Court Again Denies Attempt by Wilton to Dismiss Molestation Suit

RIch Kirby, Wilton Patch | WILTON, CT (September 27, 2019) — For a second time, a Superior Court judge in Stamford has dealt a blow to the town and the Board of Education in the suit alleging sexual molestation of a preschool child by a Wilton paraprofessional. On Sept. 25, Judge Mary Elizabeth Sommer denied… Read more >


Stamford judge won’t dismiss abuse case against Wilton BOE

By John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (August 6, 2019) — A Stamford judge has denied a motion to derail a second lawsuit against the Wilton Board of Education charging it allowed a former male employee accused of sexually assaulting a little girl to continue working with kids. The man allegedly went on to take… Read more >


Wilton molestation suit moves forward

By Jeannette Ross, Wilton Bulletin, WILTON, CT (August 5, 2019) — A Stamford Superior Court judge has denied “in its entirety” the town of Wilton’s and Board of Education’s motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by a family that claims their son was molested by a former school employee. The family in the… Read more >


Paul Slager Tapped to Lead 1,500-Member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association

By Robert Storace, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (June 26, 2019) — Paul Slager wanted to be an attorney since he was in first grade. Now, 44 years later, the 50-year-old trial lawyer has been named president of the nearly 1,500-member Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. While other peers wanted to be actors, musicians or ball… Read more >


Richard Silver Receives 2019 SilverSource Champion Award

STAMFORD, CT (June 26, 2019) —  The 19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing honored Richard Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell, with its 2019 SilverSource Champion Award.  A Stamford native, Silver’s distinguished career as a Connecticut trial attorney includes many high-profile landmark cases, including his role as lead counsel in the Mianus River… Read more >


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