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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 >


Stamford lawyer receives lifetime achievement award

Stamford Advocate, STAMFORD, CT (June 19, 2019) — Richard A. Silver, a senior partner at Silver Golub Teitell, recently received the Connecticut Law Tribune’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his most-significant litigation, Silver was lead counsel in cases stemming from the 1983 Mianus River Bridge collapse and, with his partner, Angelo Ziotas, secured a $38.5… Read more >


Richard Silver To Be Recognized with 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at Connecticut Legal Awards Dinner Tonight

MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Randy Savicky, Silver Golub & Teitell (203) 571-8151 What: 2019 Connecticut Law Tribune Annual Award Ceremony Where: The Bond Ballroom, 338 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103 When: Thursday, May 16 Time: 6:00 pm | Cocktail Hour 7:00 pm | Awards Program Begins 7:30 pm | Dinner & Networking 8:00 pm | Awards… Read more >


Richard A. Silver To Be Honored At SilverSource Charity Golf Outing On June 10

STAMFORD, Conn. (May 2, 2019) — On Monday June 10, Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, will be honored at the 19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing. The tournament, which will be held at Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford, CT, raises funds for the SilverSource “Ride to Wellness” and “Senior… Read more >


Lawyers argue against dismissal in molestation lawsuit

By Jeannette Ross, Wilton Bulletin, WILTON, CT (March 22, 2019) — Attorneys for a family suing the Wilton Board of Education and the town of Wilton have responded to a motion for summary judgment submitted by the attorney for the defendants. The family in the lawsuit John Doe PPA v. Wilton Board of Education Et Al… Read more >


The Need for a National Database of Negligent Doctors Open to the Public

March 3, 2019 

A recent USA Today and Naples Daily News article headlined “Florida plastic surgery clinics cut prices, boost ads, and eight women died” (February 1, 2019) lays out in painful detail the life-threatening consequences of states failing to regularly and thoroughly inspect healthcare facilities. According to the article, a Miami physician built a national plastic surgery… Read more >


Hartford archdiocese paid $50.6M to settle priests’ sex abuse claims

By Bill Cummings, CT Post, HARTFORD, CT (January 22, 2019) — The Archdiocese of Hartford on Tuesday revealed it paid nearly $51 million to settle sex abuse claims against priests dating to 1953. The Diocese said no priests currently serving are accused of sexual misconduct as officials released a list of those who had been… Read more >


Advances in Medicine and Recognition of the Validity of Medical Malpractice Cases

December 12, 2018 

  The Merck Manual of 1899 was a guide to the general practitioner as to the appropriate remedy or remedies for various illnesses. Some of the following are treatments and poultices recommended in the 1899 Manual: Headaches Bleeding Chloroform Mustard: Poultice to nape of neck Palpations of the Heart Cocaine Digitalis Hot bath Diabetes insipidus… Read more >


Medical Literature Resources for the Medical Malpractice Attorney

November 11, 2018 

Medical malpractice attorneys conduct medical research on medical issues in the particular cases in which they are involved. It is my opinion that in addition to this case-specific research, it is helpful to keep up-to-date with current medical literature. The New England Journal of Medicine is an excellent source to keep current with major medical… Read more >


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 >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by The Best Lawyers in America 2019

— Honored Once Again for Plaintiffs Work in Medical Malpractice Law —  STAMFORD, CT (September 13, 2018) – Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has been selected by his peers as a “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.  Silver Golub &… Read more >


Court: Greenwich not immune from lawsuit over student suicide

Greenwich Time, GREENWICH, CT (August 10, 2018) — The town of Greenwich and its school system are not immune from a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 15-year-old boy who killed himself after what his parents say were years of being bullied, according to a ruling Friday from the second-highest court in Connecticut. Related Stories Palosz… Read more >


Settlement in Child Sex Abuse Case: Attorney Talks of Getting Emotional Representing Victims

By Robert Storace, CT Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (May 24, 2018) — A Stamford-based attorney with 20 years of experience representing sex abuse survivors has reached an undisclosed settlement stemming from a lawsuit which asserts sexual abuse of a 4-year-old girl by a Wilton educator. Paul Slager, a partner with Silver Golub & Teitell, told the Connecticut… Read more >


Wilton settles multi-million dollar sex abuse lawsuit

By Daniel Tepfer, CT Post, STAMFORD, CT (May 22, 2018) — The town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education agreed Tuesday to pay a settlement to the parents of a 4-year-old girl who had filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit claiming school officials were negligently responsible for allowing their daughter to be sexually assaulted by… Read more >


Connecticut Movers: Silver Golub & Teitell Celebrates 40-Year Mark

By Michael Marciano, Connecticut Law Tribune, STAMFORD, CT (May 18, 2018) — The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for nearly 200 guests last month at the Stamford Palace Theatre. The event was hosted by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub, along with partners David… Read more >


Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Party at Stamford Palace Theatre

STAMFORD, CT (April 26, 2018) – The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP celebrated its 40th anniversary with a party for nearly 200 guests at the Stamford Palace Theatre yesterday evening.  The event was hosted by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell, along with partners David S.… Read more >


Jennifer B. Goldstein Named Partner at Silver Golub & Teitell LLP

STAMFORD, CT (April 25, 2018) – The Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP has announced that Jennifer B. Goldstein has been named to the firm’s partnership. The announcement was made by Richard A. Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell. “Jennifer has been an integral part of serving our clients… Read more >


Experts warn of travel industry’s sexual harassment exposure

By Michelle Baran, Travel Weekly (December 18, 2017) — The recent barrage of high-profile sexual harassment allegations emerging in industries ranging from film to politics to media serves as an opportunity for travel companies, too, to reflect on where they stand on the issue and to assess whether they are doing enough, not least because of… Read more >


Court denies Wilton’s motion to dismiss in sexual abuse case

By Jeannette Ross, Wilton Bulletin (November 10, 2017) — Unless there is a settlement, it appears the sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Town of Wilton and Board of Education will go to trial early next year, after Judge Charles T. Lee denied the town’s motion to dismiss “in its entirety” on Thursday, Nov. 9. The… Read more >


All Eight Partners from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition)

STAMFORD, CT (August 15, 2017) – All eight partners from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.  Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal injury and complex civil litigation law… Read more >


Tunick, Silver, Madden: Stamford business people

By Paul Schott, Stamford Advocate, July 2, 2017. Alex Tunick James Daniel Entertainment, a Stamford-based audiovisual and event lighting firm, has promoted Alex Tunick to head its event lighting division. Tunick, a life-long resident of Stamford, is a specialist in DJ mixing and event lighting. He attended the Scratch Academy in New York City and… Read more >


Richard Silver Receives Ethics & Professionalism Award

By Mona Kazour, Patch Staff (Updated June 28, 2017 11:10 am ET) — The Fairfield County Bar Association has honored Silver for a career committed to legal ethics, civility, and professionalism.   From Silver Golub & Teitell LLP: Richard A. Silver, Esq. (right), senior partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub &… Read more >


Richard A. Silver Receives Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award from Fairfield County Bar Association

— Honored for Career Committed to Legal Ethics, Civility and Professionalism – STAMFORD, CT (June 27, 2017) – Richard A. Silver, Esq. (right), senior partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, receives the Mario DiNatale Ethics & Professionalism Award from Stephen J. Conover, Esq. (left), past president of the… Read more >


Teitell named in ‘Connecticut’s Best Lawyers’

By Editorial Staff | WestFair Online. STAMFORD, CT — Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, was selected as a “Lawyer of the Year” for the 2017 edition of “Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.” This is the second time he was named in the category of Medical Malpractice Law —… Read more >


Ernie Teitell Named Stamford ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Medical Malpractice

By Rich Scinto | Patch Staff. STAMFORD, CT — Silver Golub & Teitell LLP partner Ernie Teitell was named as the Stamford-area “Lawyer of the Year” in Connecticut’s Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each specific practice area and metropolitan region is recognized based on feedback from peers in the field. To sign up… Read more >


Suit Alleges Past Sexual Abuse at Connecticut Boarding School

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS | New York Times.  A former student at the Kent School, a private boarding school in Connecticut, sued Kent on Wednesday, alleging that administrators did not do enough to protect her from a teacher who she said sexually abused her in the late 1980s. The lawsuit comes amid a string of disturbing… Read more >


Connecticut boarding school sued over alleged sex assaults

By Dave Collins | Associated Press.  HARTFORD, CONN. — A Connecticut boarding school was sued Wednesday by a former female student who said her French teacher sexually assaulted her repeatedly in the late 1980s. The lawsuit against the Kent School was filed in state Superior Court by the former student. It follows recent disclosures of… Read more >


Former student files lawsuit against Kent School, alleges sexual abuse

By Register Citizen Staff | The Litchfield County Times  KENT, CT — A former student from Kent School filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the school, alleging she was sexually abused by a married teacher. The plaintiff attended Kent School from 1987 to 1990, where she alleges the former teacher used his authority and influence to… Read more >


Ernie Teitell of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2017

— Honored Once Again for Plaintiffs Work in Medical Malpractice Law — STAMFORD, CT (May 11, 2017) – Ernie Teitell, a partner at the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, was recently selected as “Lawyer of the Year” by his peers for the 2017 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub… Read more >


Attorneys seek deposition of Von Kohorn in sexual assault lawsuit

By Stephanie Kim | The Hour.  WILTON — Attorneys representing the family in a civil lawsuit filed against the town and Board of Education are seeking to question the former Miller-Driscoll paraprofessional who allegedly sexually assaulted their daughter in the school bathroom in December 2012. Paul Slager and Michael Kennedy, of Stamford’s Silver Golub &… Read more >


Letter: Community means listening to each other with respect and an open mind

Wilton Bulletin | To the Editors: As a journalist, I feel one of the most important qualities we must hold onto is our objectivity. However, as Wilton school parent, it is difficult to not form any opinion when the district in the news is the one educating my own children. I have the additional perspective… Read more >


Wilton court case reflects Stamford High scandal

By Angela Carella |  Stamford Advocate.  STAMFORD — Substitute “high-schooler” for “preschooler” and a case in state Superior Court mirrors one that recently devastated the Stamford school district. The latest case involves the Wilton district and a 4-year-old girl who was unnaturally quiet when her mother picked her up one day from a public preschool.… Read more >


Miller-Driscoll sexual abuse suit stirs up Wilton

By Stephanie Kim, Stamford Advocate. WILTON — Some parents are outraged after learning that the town and Board of Education are trying to dismiss a sexual assault suit involving an incident at Miller-Driscoll from 2012. Court documents reveal the town and Board of Education are seeking governmental immunity, claiming they can’t be held responsible for… Read more >


Seven Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Connecticut’s Best Lawyers 2017

STAMFORD, CT (April 14, 2017) — Seven attorneys from the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP were recently selected by their peers for the 2017 edition of Connecticut’s Best Lawyers.  Silver Golub & Teitell is one of Connecticut’s leading medical malpractice, serious personal injury and complex civil litigation law firms. The… Read more >


Cerebral Palsy – Was It Caused by Doctor Negligence?

April 4, 2017 

When complications arise during the birth of a baby, the result can be heartbreaking injuries to the infant or the mother.  Birth injuries are some of the most devastating personally and financially and are often complicated to prove.  These injuries can be extensive — impairment of motor function, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex,… Read more >


Palosz case poised to move forward

By Robert Marchant, Stamford Advocate.  GREENWICH — Lawyers continue to spar over documents in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a 15-year-old Greenwich student who committed suicide in August 2013, as a key ruling might move the case forward after a slow start. A state Superior Court judge has denied a motion by the… Read more >


Sorry Isn’t Enough: Apology Laws Don’t Limit Doctor’s Risk of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

March 3, 2017 

Apology laws are designed to reduce medical malpractice lawsuits by allowing doctors to apologize to patients or their families, with those statements prohibited from being admissible in a lawsuit. However, a recent Vanderbilt University study found that these laws do not limit medical malpractice lawsuits. After analyzing 3,517 malpractice claims, the researchers found that apology… Read more >


Blumenthal’s former firm remembers ‘a brilliant lawyer’

By Alexander Soule, Stamford Advocate (March 24, 2017) — As he collected his thoughts Monday before questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal harkened back to his home state almost as an afterthought before moving ahead with his grilling of President Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. “Despite the hardships of going… Read more >


Criticism Of Justice Palmer ‘Legal Poppycock’

By DAVID S. GOLUB, Hartford Courant Opinion/Op-Ed Connecticut Supreme Court Justices are appointed to eight year terms that are customarily renewed by the General Assembly without controversy. This year, however, some state Senate Republicans made an issue over the re-appointment of Justice Richard Palmer. Justice Palmer has been on the court for 24 years and… Read more >


Judge refused to toss class action suit against Griffin Hospital

By Daniel Tepfer, Stamford Advocate.  WATERBURY — A judge has refused to throw out a class action lawsuit against Griffin Hospital on behalf of more than 3,100 former patients who may face HIV or other blood-borne diseases as a result of hospital employees using the same insulin injection pens on patient after patient. In an 18-page… Read more >


Ernie Teitell Elected to Haskins Laboratories’ Board of Directors

— Prestigious Private Research Institute Cites His Commitment to the Role of Law in Promoting Positive Changes for Individuals & Society – STAMFORD, CT (January 24, 2017) – Ernie Teitell, a partner in the Stamford trial law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Haskins Laboratories… Read more >


Von Kohorn was supposed to be a child abuse first reporter

By Tony Spinelli | The Wilton Bulletin (January 10, 2017) — A state Department of Children and Families (DCF) worker confirmed that former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn, who is the subject of two lawsuits against the town and schools alleging that he molested children in his care, was himself supposed to be a… Read more >


Plea extension granted in sexual abuse case

By Kendra Baker, Wilton Bulletin, December 29, 2016. Eric von Kohorn On Dec. 12, Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth B. Povodator granted the Town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education’s motion for a 30-day extension of time to plea in the most recent school-related sexual abuse lawsuit filed against them. A second Wilton… Read more >


Lawsuits claim Ledyard Boy Scout leader assaulted boys

By Julia Bergman, The Day.  HARTFORD — Two separate lawsuits have been filed in Hartford Superior Court against the Connecticut Rivers Council Inc., Boy Scouts of America and the Boy Scouts of America Corporation on behalf of two victims who allege they were sexually assaulted by former Ledyard Boy Scout leader Joseph J. Dabrow. Dabrow… Read more >


Second Lawsuit Filed In Boy Scout Sex Assault Case

Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant. HARTFORD — A second lawsuit has been filed against a former Boy Scout troop leader, alleging that he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old boy in a house in Ledyard owned by the organization in the 1990s. The lawsuit alleges that Joseph Dabrow sexually assaulted a boy referred to as “James Doe” numerous… Read more >


Second family sues Wilton, BOE for alleged sexual exploitation

By Pat Tomlinson, The Hour. WILTON — A second Wilton family has come forward in a lawsuit against the town and its Board of Education with sexual assault allegations against former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn. The family claims that the incident occurred in 2013-14, when their child was attending preschool at the Miller-Driscoll… Read more >


Family Sues Over Preschool Sex Abuse Allegations Involving Southport Man

By Fairfield Daily Voice. WILTON, Conn. — The family of a second preschooler is suing the Town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education, charging that their son was sexually exploited by a former paraprofessional at Miller-Driscoll School. The allegations from 2013-14 involve former Wilton preschool paraprofessional Eric Von Kohorn, 56, of Southport, according… Read more >


Floyd Abrams to Debate Hate Speech vs. Free Speech on Campus

By De Castillo (Patch Staff), White Plains Patch. AJC Westchester/Fairfield will hold a debate between noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams and AJC General Counsel Marc Stern. From AJC Westchester: AJC Westchester/Fairfield announced that it will be holding a moot court debate between noted First Amendment attorney Floyd Abrams and AJC General Counsel Marc Stern.… Read more >


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