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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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Supreme Court Denies Cert for J. Michael Farren, Former New Canaan Man Convicted of Attempted Murder

By: Michael Dinan (October 25, 2016). The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a cert petition from the former White House attorney who is serving a prison sentence for almost bludgeoning his wife to death with a flashlight at their New Canaan home in January 2010, officials say. An attorney for both Bush administrations, J.… Read more >


Supreme Court Denies Farren Petition

By Rich Scinto, Patch Staff, (October 25, 2016 6:17 pm ET).   NEW CANAAN, CT—The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition from J. Michael Farren to hear an appeal on the $28.6 million civil lawsuit against him by his ex-wife. Farren was convicted of nearly bludgeoning his now ex-wife to death at their New Canaan home. The incident… Read more >


Former White House Counsel Loses Final Appeal in $28.6M Civil Judgment

R. Robin McDonald, The Connecticut Law Tribune (October 25, 2016). Attorneys for the ex-wife of Xerox Corp.’s former general counsel who also served as a deputy White House counsel are now taking steps to collect a $28.6 million judgment against him now that the U.S. Supreme Court has foreclosed his final chance at an appeal.… Read more >


U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert for Farren v. Farren

STAMFORD, CT (October 25, 2016) – The United States Supreme Court has denied the petition for certiorari that challenged the $28.6 million civil verdict against J. Michael Farren, a former White House lawyer who was criminally convicted of nearly beating his ex-wife to death in Farren v. Farren. Farren had argued on appeal that he… Read more >


Seven Attorneys from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP Recognized in Best Lawyers in America© 2017

— Connecticut Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice & Complex Civil Litigation Lawyers Recognized in Multiple Practice Areas — STAMFORD, CT (October 6, 2016) — Seven 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© 2017 (Copyright 2016 by… Read more >


Connecticut hospital sued for reusing insulin pens

Written by Alyssa Rege | September 30, 2016  Nearly 3,150 former patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against Derby, Conn.-based Griffin Hospital, claiming several hospital employees reused the same insulin injection pens on multiple patients, according to the CTPost. The former patients suing the hospital, represented by lawyer Ernest Teitell, claim the incident sparked episodes of… Read more >


Derby’s Griffin Hospital sued for reusing insulin pens

A Stamford lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Griffin Hospital in Derby 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. “More than 3,100 people are now going through emotional distress… Read more >


Thoughts Raised by the Article ‘Hospitalists and the Decline of Comprehensive Care’

September 9, 2016 

According to a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine (“Hospitalists and the Decline of Comprehensive Care,” September 15, 2016), the hospitalist model has provided such benefits as reductions in length of stay, cost of hospitalization and readmission rates – all hospital-defined metrics.  But what is its impact on overall health, total costs… Read more >


Mining for Gold in Medical Malpractice Data

August 8, 2016 

Healthcare professionals and insurers have started mining recent medical malpractice lawsuits in order to learn how to make fewer mistakes and improve the quality of care. They are looking at tried, settled and dismissed lawsuits to find out the reasons that doctors are sued and are then sharing these findings with doctors and hospitals in… Read more >


Former White House attorney convicted of attempted murder wants to delay settlement payments

STAMFORD — A former White House attorney who nearly bludgeoned his wife to death with a flashlight wants to delay paying her a $30 million settlement. The attorney for Michael J. Farren asked Superior Court Judge Robert Genuario in Stamford on Monday to stop Mary Margaret Farren from collecting on a $28.6 million civil settlement… Read more >


Why Can’t Modern Medicine Perform as well as the Airline Industry?

June 6, 2016 

The airline industry is considered to be second to none in safety.  Airplanes are designed and built to fly safely and efficiently.  Pilots are focused solely on flying their planes.  Crew members and ground support are dedicated to ensuring the safety of the planes both in the air and on the ground. Compare this to… Read more >


Misdiagnosed Tumor Near Brain Leads to $1.2 Million Verdict

Erin Kramer v. Dr. Samuel Markind and Associated Neurologists: A misdiagnosed tumor that allegedly caused a woman to have surgery that could have otherwise been avoided has resulted in a $1.2 million verdict in a medical malpractice case on the Waterbury complex litigation docket. Some of the defendants settled after jury selection. Those who went… Read more >


Stamford Lawyer To Play Role with New Quinnipiac Medical School

STAMFORD – When John Lahey, president of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, was looking for a legal authority to advise the dean of the new medical school on legal issues affecting medical professionals, he didn’t have to look too far. All Lahey had to do was contact attorney Richard Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub &… Read more >


Model Mediation Yields Settlements, November 2011

It took just a week to settle five out of six wrongful death cases arising from a Middletown natural gas explosion in a process that left lawyers’ egos checked at the door and survivors feeling “respected.” And that’s the way Middletown Superior Court Judge Robert Holzberg wanted it. Holzberg set an ambitious schedule as he… Read more >


Rebuilding Shattered Lives, September 2011

Stamford attorney Ernest F. Teitell remembers sitting in Bonnie McEneaney’s home in New Canaan shortly after her hus-band Eamon was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. Suddenly a widow, she found herself alone to raise their four children. Teitell was beginning his work with Trial Lawyers Care Inc., a pro bono legal… Read more >


Ex-Marine’s Estate Collects $3M After Faulty Diagnosis, August 2011

The estate of a 30-year-old former Marine veteran who died from a stroke that may have been caused by birth control pills has recovered $3 million to settle allegations that doctors could have prevented the woman’s death. Heather Deters Bivona, of Stamford, went to West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital in September 2007 complaining of shortness… Read more >


Legal Advice for a New Medical School, July 2011

Quinnipiac University is in the process of creating a medical school, and hopes to welcome its first class to a North Haven campus in 2013 or 2014. It has hired a dean, Dr. Bruce Koeppen, formerly of the University of Connecticut, and is in the process of building a faculty and curriculum. In an imaginatively… Read more >


Preserve the Right to Pick an Unbiased Jury, January 2011

Individual voir dire is an important constitutional and statutory right in Connecticut that provides the litigants an opportunity to discover a potential juror’s bias and prejudices. The fundamental purpose of voir dire is not to select appropriate jurors, but rather to eliminate potential jurors who have strong bias and prejudices that will be harmful to… Read more >


Flying Blind: The Ramifications of Hamilton v. USAA, Winter 2010

It is a recurrent, and frustrating, scenario: the plaintiff has a strong case against an insured defendant, but the carrier disclaims coverage, asserting that the conduct alleged in the complaint is not covered. The two obvious options are unpalatable: one is to abandon the claim; the other is to pursue the case to judgment and… 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 >


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