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- New York University School of Law, J.D.
- Columbia University, B.A.
- New York
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
- U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Connecticut
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David A. Slossberg
HSSK Files Second Class Action on Behalf of Former Stone Academy Students for Being Deprived of Earned Credits and Degrees12/26/2023
HSSK has filed its second federal class action lawsuit on behalf of nine former students representing a class of approximately 1,000 aggrieved former students of the now-defunct Stone Academy nursing school.
Today's Business: CT's Home Improvement Act Offers Formula for Smooth Contracting Jobs11/28/2023
New Haven Register and its Connecticut sister publications feature an article by HSSK Partner David Slossberg about the CT Home Improvement Act.
Law360 Reports On $20M Prejudgment Demand by Former Stone Academy Nursing Students11/09/2023
In an article published by Law360, eight former Stone Academy nursing students have requested a Connecticut judge freeze $20 million of the school’s assets in anticipation of possible damages related to the outcome of a pending lawsuit.
HSSK Named to the 2024 Best Lawyers™ “Best Law Firm” in Commercial Litigation & Land Use11/2/2023
HSSK has been honored with inclusion in Best Lawyers Best Law Firms in the firm's core practice areas.
Connecticut Television Stations Report on Pre-Trial Hearing in the Stone Academy Class Action Lawsuit Case10/18/2023
NBC Connecticut, WTNH News-8, and WFSB Eyewitness News reported on a virtual hearing in which Stone Academy’s former president and co-owner Joseph Bierbaum testified for the first time about the nursing school’s abrupt closing back in February. The hearing concluded on October 19, 2023.
Seven Hurwitz Sagarin Slossberg & Knuff Attorneys Named to 2023 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars10/9/2023
HSSK attorneys, the entire roster at the time of selection, have been named to CT Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes David Slossberg and Kristen Zaehringer as 2024 “Stars”10/05/2023
David Slossberg, a guide veteran, is designated as a Litigation Star, while Kristen Zaehringer has made her debut this year as a Future Star.
Law360 Reports on HSSK Client’s Privilege Assertion in $150M Crypto Currency Dispute09/05/2023
Law360 reported on the testimony of HSSK client Jim DeNaut. DeNaut is objecting to law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP questioning him at an upcoming arbitration in California related to a $150 million litigation between Coinmint and Katena Computing Technologies over a failed deal to purchase Bitcoin mining rigs.
HSSK Partners Named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America®08/17/2023
Hurwitz Sagarin Slossberg & Knuff LLC is pleased to announce that its four partners -- John Knuff, David Slossberg, Amy Souchuns and Kristen Zaehringer -- have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers in America®.
Law360 Features HSSK Attorneys Representing Former Stone Academy Students in Proposed Class Action08/11/2023
Law360 features the attorneys involved in the Stone Academy class-action case.
HSSK Represents Johnson Memorial Hospital in Launch of New Ambulance Service08/06/2023 | CT Insider
David Slossberg and Erica Nolan secured approval for Trinity Health Of New England Emergency Medical Services, Inc. to expand its ambulance services to serve Johnson Memorial Hospital, a Trinity Health member facility in Stafford Springs, CT.
Law360 Features Proposed Shareholder Class-Action Filed by HSSK Against an Artificial Intelligence-Driven BioPharma Company08/03/2023
Law360 recently reported on a proposed shareholder class action lawsuit in which HSSK represents the plaintiff, Katelyn Martin, a BioXcel Therapeutics Inc. investor. In the lawsuit filed in New Haven federal court, Martin claims BioXcel, along with its CEO Vimal Mehta and CFO Richard Steinhart, failed to disclose issues to investors and made materially misleading statements.
NBC News Interviews HSSK Partner David A. Slossberg About the Stone Academy Case08/02/2023
NBC Connecticut spoke with Partner David Slossberg about the status of a class-action lawsuit filed by HSSK against the now-defunct nursing school Stone Academy.
HSSK Partner David Slossberg Weighs in on Law360 CUTPA Article Celebrating its 50th Anniversary06/22/2023
HSSK partner David A. Slossberg weighed in on the recently published Law360 article “Conn. Unfair Trade Practice Act At 50: More Nimble Than Ever,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), important legislation that reshaped the fundamental nature of the relationship between businesses and consumers.
Hearst Publications Feature HSSK Class-Action Lawsuit Related to Per-Day Costs for CT Inmates06/16/2023 | New Haven Register
Hearst publications reported on a class-action lawsuit filed against Michelle Gilman, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, and Angel Quiros, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Corrections. Hurwitz Sagarin Slossberg & Knuff and the ACLU Foundation of Connecticut filed the suit on behalf of three former Connecticut prison inmates who are challenging the state’s so-called “pay-to-stay” law.
Today’s Business: Connecticut Leads the Way Ensuring Fairness in Trade Practices — CUTPA at 5006/12/2023 | Connecticut Post, Firm News, New Haven Register
It’s time to celebrate the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act’s 50th anniversary, and what better way than with an article lauding this important legislation that fundamentally changed the relationship between consumers and businesses?
Celebrating “CUTPA at 50”: Partner David Slossberg to Present on the Topic at the CBA Legal Conference05/10/2023
HSSK Partner David Slossberg will be a featured presenter of the “CUTPA at 50” session offered at the Connecticut Bar Association Legal Conference on June 5, 2023, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
Former Nursing Students Sue Connecticut’s Stone Academy School Failed Students ‘In Every Conceivable Way’05/03/2023
Former students of Stone Academy, a nursing school that operated in three Connecticut locations, commenced a lawsuit, by complaint dated May 2, 2023, seeking compensation and punitive damages for the school’s “abject failure” to provide promised education and training despite assurances that the school would ready them to become licensed practical nurses.
WSHU Public Radio Reports on Amended Complaint in Prison Debt Class Action05/02/2023 | wshu.org
WSHU Public Radio reported on the amended complaint filed in the high-profile pro bono case Beatty v. Lamont, a class action lawsuit seeking to eliminate Connecticut’s “prison debt” law, under which the state forces people it incarcerates to pay hundreds of dollars...
Today’s Business: Options for dealing with an investment adviser’s bad conduct05/02/2023 | Connecticut Hearst papers
While most financial advisors are capable and responsive to our needs, what happens when you incur losses because your financial advisor violated your trust or engaged in self-dealing? The answer depends on what type of advisor was handling your money and what...
David Slossberg Quoted in Forbes Article About Tax Valuation Case Against the IRS04/21/2023 | Forbes article
HSSK Partner David Slossberg was quoted in the recent Forbes article about Subway restaurant co-founders Fred DeLuca and Peter Buck. The portion of the article that David commented on was related to a case he filed on behalf of Dr. Buck against the IRS, involving the...
HSSK Scores Appellate Win in Lengthy Neighbor Dispute04/17/2023
Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff Partner Amy Souchuns recently prevailed before the Connecticut Supreme Court on behalf of the firm’s clients on a question of intervention in an ongoing land use appeal. In affirming the trial court’s action, the Supreme Court...
HSSK Secures Approvals to Advance Multi-Family Development at Outdated Milford Retail Center03/16/2023 | Connecticut Post
Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff land use attorneys John Knuff, partner and Sara Sharp, associate, secured approvals from the Milford Planning & Zoning Commission that will enable their client – CDP Milford, LLC – to completely reimagine a forlorn shopping...
Law360 Reports on the Latest Developments in HSSK’s Anti-Poaching Anti-Trust Class Action Against Pratt & Whitney03/01/2023 | Law360
Law360 reported on recent developments in the anti-poaching anti-trust class action brought by eight former employees represented by HSSK and co-counsel against Raytheon Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney division. The article, “DOJ Asks Judge to Rethink Order in...
Timothy Cowan Joins Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff as Associate Attorney02/19/2023
Milford, CT (February 20, 2023) – Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff LLC (HSSK) is pleased to announce that Timothy C. Cowan has joined the firm as an associate in the Litigation Practice. Cowan advises clients in complex commercial and civil litigation matters,...
David Slossberg Opines on the FTC’s Proposed Ban on Non-Competes in the CT Law Tribune02/03/2023 | Connecticut Law Tribune
Partner David Slossberg was quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, “The End of Noncompetes? Defendants Win—While FTC Proposes Change,” about the FTC’s proposed ban on noncompete clauses in employment contracts. David, who represents employees and businesses in...
David Slossberg Weighs in on CT Law Tribune Article About the Firm’s No-Poaching Antitrust Class Action Case01/31/2023 | Connecticut Law Tribune
Partner David Slossberg commented in the Connecticut Law Tribune article Here Come the Lawsuits: Antitrust Litigation on the Rise Over 'No Poaching' Agreements that reported on the no-poaching antitrust class action in which HSSK serves as co-counsel to the...
HSSK and Co-Counsel Secure Major Win in No-poaching Antitrust Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Plaintiffs01/25/2023 | Bloomberg Law
In a closely watched no-poaching antitrust class action lawsuit, HSSK and its co-counsel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and DiCello Levitt, convinced U.S. District Judge Sarala Nagala to deny a motion to dismiss that had been filed by the defendants. The...
Protecting Your Business from Theft and Nefarious Schemes01/03/2023 | Connecticut Post
While the holidays gave us a reprieve from the stresses of our everyday lives, business owners and workers are again confronted with the personal and financial pressures they were experiencing at the end of last year. This year, however, the pressures may be even...
Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff Responds to AIG Financial Product’s Bankruptcy Filing on behalf of 46 Former Employees12/19/2022 | AIG Financial Product
Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff (HSSK), with co-counsel Kobre & Kim, filed a response to AIG Financial Product’s bankruptcy filing on behalf of 46 former employees who participated in AIGFP’s deferred compensation plans and previously filed a lawsuit in...
HSSK and ACLU Argue Prison Debt Case11/01/2022 | New Haven Register
HSSK Partner David Slossberg, along with Dan Barrett of the ACLU Foundation of Connecticut, argued before Federal Judge Jeffrey Meyer on standing issues and the merits in the class action challenging Connecticut's prison debt statute. The matter seeks to have the...
Free Speech in the Connecticut Workplace10/26/2022 | Connecticut Post & New Haven Register
Connecticut's free speech laws present thorny issues for employers, particularly in the context of recent political and religious discourse on a wide variety of social issues. Recent amendments by the Connecticut legislature sought to strengthen rights of employees...
HSSK Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers10/12/2022 | Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers has recognized five HSSK attorneys on its 2023 lists of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Through a multi-phased process involving peer nominations and evaluations, Super Lawyers selects attorneys meeting a high degree of achievement and peer...
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes HSSK10/05/2022 | Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation has recognized HSSK in its 2023 “Highly Recommended” category for Dispute Resolution, the highest designation that Benchmark awards. In addition to the firm's recognition, David Slossberg has been named a 2023 Local Litigation Star for his work...
HSSK Recognized by Best Lawyers08/18/2022 | Best Lawyers
HSSK is pleased to announced that the firm has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Tier 1 for both commercial litigation and land use & zoning law. Additionally, Best Lawyers has individually recognized David A. Slossberg & John W. Knuff on its 2023 ranking...
HSSK, as Part of Court-Appointed Legal Team, Files Consolidated Amended Complaint in Aerospace No-Poach Case05/24/2022
As part of the court-appointed legal team, HSSK recently filed an amended complaint in the matter of Granata v. Pratt & Whitney et al.. Attorney David A. Slossberg noted that “HSSK is part of a powerhouse legal team of amazing lawyers from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart...
Today’s Business: Be Forewarned – No Poach Agreements Are Illegal04/07/2022 | Hartford Business, Hartford Courant, New Haven Register
State and federal antitrust laws are in place to foster healthy and free competition among businesses — and to protect consumers and workers. When enforced by the government, or private citizens through civil actions, antitrust laws help eliminate illegal restraints...
HSSK, Along With ACLU, File Suit Challenging the Constitutionality of Connecticut’s Oppressive Prison Debt Law03/14/2022
Partnering with the ACLU Foundation of Connecticut (“ACLU”), Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg, & Knuff LLC (“HSSK”), filed a federal class-action lawsuit today on behalf of more than 30,000 people, seeking to have Governor Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong...
HSSK Appointed to Represent Class as Part of Leadership Team in No-poaching Antitrust Case Against Aerospace Companies03/11/2022
The lawsuit, Granata v. Pratt & Whitney et al., claims the aerospace defendants entered into unlawful agreements “to restrain competition in the labor markets in which they compete for employees—principally engineers and other skilled employees in the aerospace...
HSSK Obtains Reversal of Class Action Dismissal02/15/2022
HSSK attorneys David Slossberg and Sara Sharp successfully obtained reversal of the trial court's dismissal of a class action in O'Donnell vs. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. The Appellate Court's ruling allows the case to proceed on the merits of the claim...
Today’s Business: Private arbitration – a tool for businesses during the pandemic12/27/2021
As we near the end of 2021 and consider the possibilities for 2022, all of us had hoped that the COVID-19 pandemic would be in the rearview mirror. While the delta and omicron variants have dampened those hopes, we have come to learn how amazingly resilient and...
Class Action Alleges Leaders at Pratt & Whitney, Others Conspired in Decadelong Nonpoaching Agreement12/16/2021
Details of an alleged nonpoaching agreement became public Dec. 9 when the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a criminal complaint against Mahesh Patel of Glastonbury, a former manager for Pratt & Whitney who was arrested Dec. 7 as part of a federal antitrust...
HSSK Files No Poaching Anti-Trust Class Action Against Aerospace Firms12/15/2021
Class action alleges aerospace firms tried to prevent employee “poaching” Pratt & Whitney, along with several aerospace engineering firms, conspired to prevent employee “poaching,” a class action lawsuit claims. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of David Granata, of...
David A. Slossberg Appointed to the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Arbitrators12/08/2021
We are pleased to announce that David A. Slossberg, who leads the firm’s litigation practice, has been appointed to the National Roster of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association (AAA). In this role as a member of the Commercial Panel, David will hear and...
HSSK Attorneys Selected For 2021 Super Lawyers Magazine – New England Edition11/19/2021
November 17, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been named to the 2021 Edition of Super Lawyers, New England, which recognizes the top attorneys in our region. Partner David Slossberg has been selected in the area of Business Litigation...
Today’s Business: Trademarks protect brand and reputation, a business’ heart and soul11/01/2021
A business’ brand and reputation are its heart and soul. They must be protected just as trade secrets must be protected. One tool to help a business protect its brand and guard against unfair competition is to obtain trademark protection. Right after World War II,...
Today’s Business: Prevent a business crisis – Consider seeking an injunction11/01/2021
Businesses and individuals sometimes are faced with an imminent crisis — how to stop a person or competitor from taking action that will cause immediate harm. While in most civil matters money can compensate a victim for damages, in some cases no amount of money can...
Commercial Property Insurance: Relief for Business Interruption due to COVID-19?02/21/2021
Can business interruption insurance help firms that have been hurt by the pandemic? Businesses have sought different ways to stay afloat. Some have applied for available federal government assistance, such as through the Payroll Protection Program. Government relief...
State’s Home-Care Program Has Allowed Requests for ‘Caucasian’ Visiting Aides with ‘No Accent,’ Lawsuit Alleges10/29/2020 | Hartford Courant
A new federal lawsuit claims a state contractor that coordinates home health care visits under Connecticut’s Medicaid program has repeatedly gone along with “discriminatory requests by Medicaid home health care recipients not to send staff of particular races and/or national origins.”
Home Care Agency Files Discrimination Lawsuit: Seeking ‘Caucasian Staff’: Company Sues Government and Contractor Over Alleged Racist Demands10/29/2020 | Connecticut Law Tribune
A home health services company based in Farmington on Thursday announced it has sued the state of Connecticut, two state agencies and a private company contracted by the state, alleging that the private company made repeated discriminatory demands regarding home health aides.
Alternative Dispute Resolution: A Robust Option During COVID-1907/12/2020 | New Haven Register
The COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on businesses in a way not often considered. How does a business resolve disputes with competitors, employees, customers or vendors when the courts are providing limited, delayed services?
Lender Liability in the Time of COVID-1905/31/2020 | New Haven Register
In times of economic stress, as we now are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, relationships between borrowers and lenders are put to the test. These hardships directly affect the ability of businesses to pay their mortgages, construction loans and lines of credit in a timely fashion.
Beware of Scams Amidst the Pandemic04/24/2020 | New Haven Register
We all know that historic crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, bring out the best in people — true kindness and extraordinary acts of courage. Unfortunately, crises also bring out the worst in a few, which makes it vital that businesses be on heightened alert for scammers.
A Sea Change in Unfair Trade Practice Litigation on the Horizon?03/31/2020 | Connecticut Law Tribune
There are early indications that the holding in Soto may have an impact far beyond the situation directly addressed in that case.
Has COVID-19 Nullified Your Business Contracts?03/31/2020 | Hartford Business
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses are struggling to understand their obligations under existing contracts. Principles in contract law that may provide some relief.
Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Commercial Assets03/22/2020 | New Haven Register
There’s that old adage that a company’s greatest asset is its people. That is, without exception, true. But there are other key assets. Chief among these are customer and market information, business methods and technology. Many of these are proprietary — and critical to a business’ ongoing success.
Six HSSK Attorneys Selected For 2015 New England Edition of Super Lawyers Magazine12/13/2015 | Thomson Reuters
Six attorneys, sixty percent of the attorneys in the firm, have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 New England Edition of Super Lawyers magazine published by Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Connecticut Magazine.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) released a Proposed Final Decision in the matter of Recycling, Inc.08/25/2014
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) released a Proposed Final Decision in the matter of Recycling, Inc. (“RCI”), in which a DEEP Hearing Officer affirmed DEEP’s decision to revoke the permits held or sought by RCI for operations at 990 Naugatuck Avenue in Milford, according to Hurwitz Sagarin Slossberg & Knuff LLC partner David Slossberg.
HSSK Members Hurwitz, Slossberg and Belt Selected for 2012 Business Edition of Super Lawyers11/10/2012
Three Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff, LLC Members have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Business Edition of Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters.