Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2015

Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2015We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff's verdicts obtained in New York in the year 2015. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $655,500,000
Attorneys: Carmela T. Romeo, Kent A. Yalowitz of Arnold & Porter LLP; Rachel Weiser of Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center
Case: Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization
Type: Personal Injury; Assault and Battery
2
Amount: $118,222,000
Attorneys: Leo R. Beus, Scot C. Stirling of Beus Gilbert PLLC
Case: Buchwald v. Renco Group Inc.
Type: Fraud
3
Amount: $95,971,644
Attorneys: Susan M. Karten of Susan M. Karten & Associates; Michael O'Neill of Law Office of Michael O'Neill; Bernadette Panzella of Bernadette Panzella, PC
Case: Estate of Ramadan Kurtaj and Donald Leo v. James Lomma
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
4
Amount: $52,606,017
Attorneys: Randy B. Nassau of The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Correa v. Jarrahy
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
5
Amount: $45,625,000
Attorneys: Evan Torgan of Torgan Cooper + Aaron
Case: Estate of Beloyianis v. The New York Presbyterian Hospital
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
6
Amount: $28,205,372
Attorneys: Robert J. Genis of Raskin & Kremins, LLP
Case: Lee v. City of New York
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
7
Amount: $25,370,000
Attorneys: James McCrorie of Law Offices of James J. McCrorie; Kenneth Sacks of Sacks and Sacks LLP
Case: Dowdell v. 4545 Eastcoast LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
8
Amount: $25,200,000
Attorneys: David M. Godosky of Godosky & Gentile, P.C.
Case: Sims v. City of NY
Type: Personal Injury; Excessive Force
9
Amount: $25,000,000
Attorneys: Douglas D. Von Oiste of Karst & von Oiste, LLP
Case: Miller v. BMW of North America, LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
10
Amount: $18,000,004
Attorneys: David S. Ratner, Martha McBrayer of Morelli Law Firm
Case: Bouveng v. NYG Capital LLC
Type: Defamation
11
Amount: $16,000,000
Attorneys: Leigh D. Eskenasi, Neal B. Forman of Law Offices of Louis Grandelli, PC
Case: Espinal v. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
12
Amount: $14,768,000
Attorneys: Stuart L. Finz, Todd M. Rubin of Finz and Finz, P.C.
Case: Humareda v. 500A East 87th Street, LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
13
Amount: $10,600,000
Attorneys: Neva Hoffmaier of Hoffmaier & Hoffmaier, P.C.
Case: Vargas v. Peter Scalamandre & Sons Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Business Liability
14
Amount: $10,550,000
Attorneys: Arthur Prystowsky, Donald P. Blydenburgh of Levy Konigsberg LLP
Case: Chisholm v. R.T.Vanderbilt Co.Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure
15
Amount: $9,444,000
Attorneys: Ted M. Rosenberg of Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP
Case: Simon v. Granite Building 2 LLC
Type: Wrongful Death; Business Liability
16
Amount: $9,000,000
Attorneys: Theodore A. Naima of Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, PC
Case: Ramos v. Bartis
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
17
Amount: $8,350,000
Attorneys: William Schwitzer of William Schwitzer & Associates, PC
Case: Karabaza v. Manhattan Beach Estates Associates LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
18
Amount: $7,250,000
Attorneys: Thomas H. Burton of Thomas H. Burton
Case: Lombardo v. County of Niagara
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
19
Amount: $7,049,248
Attorneys: Anthony J. Laduca of LaDuca Law Firm, LLP; Norman A Palmiere of The Palmiere Law Firm
Case: Estate of Brown v. State of New York
Type: Wrongful Death
20
Amount: $7,000,000
Attorneys: Brendan J. Tully, James M. Kramer of Levy Konigsberg LLP
Case: Robusto v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure

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