Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in New York in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in New York in 2016.

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1
Amount: $775,000,000
Attorneys: Evan J. Werbel, Julie B. Rubenstein, Macey Reasoner Stokes, Michael Calhoon, R. Stan Mortenson, Richard P. Sobiecki of Baker Botts LLP
Case: Liberty Media Corp., et al. v. Vivendi Universal S.A., et al.
Type: Securities Fraud
2
Amount: $183,261,737
Attorneys: Vito A. Cannavo of Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath & Cannavo P.C.
Case: Stolowski, et al. v. 234 E 178th St LLC, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability; Workplace Safety
3
Amount: $50,000,000
Attorneys: Edward J. Sanocki, Maria K. Morano of Sanocki, Newman & Turret, LLP
Case: Cruz v. St. Barnabas Hospital et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
4
Amount: $43,742,400
Attorneys: Alan M. Shapey of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC
Case: Tirpack v. 125 North 10 LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
5
Amount: $22,000,000
Attorneys: Bryan D. Belasky, James C. Long, Jr., John Ryan, Michael A. Macrides, Rachel Lanier, Seth A. Dymond of Belluck & Fox LLP
Case: Gondar v. AO Smith Water Products, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
6
Amount: $20,500,000
Attorneys: Nicholas A. Wise of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case: Harding v. Czmielewski, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
7
Amount: $19,200,000
Attorneys: Joshua D. Kelner, Robert S. Kelner of Kelner & Kelner
Case: Cabazza vs. NYCTA
Type: Personal Injury; Train Passenger
8
Amount: $19,000,000
Attorneys: Roger L. Mandel of Lackey Hershman; Domenico Minerva, John A. Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan; Jean S. Martin of Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin, PLLC
Case: Fuentes, et al. v. UniRush, LLC, et al.
Type: Consumer Fraud
9
Amount: $15,750,000
Attorneys: Brett D. Katz, Jeffrey A. Mitchell, Judith R. Cohen of Browne George Ross LLP; Don Abraham, Erin W. Burns, of Dickstein Shapiro LLP
Case: Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale Corp.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement
10
Amount: $15,175,000
Attorneys: Eric Sanders of The Sanders Firm, PC
Case: Jackson v. The City of New York, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Race Discrimination
11
Amount: $13,500,000
Attorneys: Peter S. Thomas of Law Offices of Peter S. Thomas, PC; Daniel A. Thomas of Law Offices of Daniel A. Thomas, PC; Paul J. Edelstein of The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP
Case: Estate of Diciervo v. Brooklyn Bottling Corp. et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Truck Accident
12
Amount: $13,262,707
Attorneys: Duane R. Morgan of Morgan, Levine, Dolan, PC
Case: Barry vs. NYC MTA, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
13
Amount: $12,863,308
Attorneys: David T. McTaggart, William B. Pollard, III of Duane Morris LLP
Case: Federal Ins. Co. v. Mertz
Type: Fraud
14
Amount: $12,777,047
Attorneys: Devon Reiff, James J. McCrorie, Kenneth Sacks, Kevin G. Lillis of Sacks and Sacks LLP
Case: Burns v. 1 Bryant Park LLC, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident
15
Amount: $12,759,661
Attorneys: Edmond C. Chakmakian, Joseph P. Militello of Law Offices of Edmond C. Chakmakian, PC
Case: Couillard v. The Shaw Group Inc. et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Workplace Negligence
16
Amount: $12,535,261
Attorneys: Emil L. Samuels of Kelner & Kelner
Case: Tarpley v. New York City Transit Authority, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Bus Accident
17
Amount: $12,500,000
Attorneys: Danny R. Kraft, Jr. of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case: Cooney v. Amchem Products, Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
18
Amount: $11,600,000
Attorneys: Laura M. Jordan, Margie A. Soehl, Margie E. Soehl of Powers & Santola, LLP
Case: Orr v. Bell MD, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
19
Amount: $10,346,656
Attorneys: Jay W. Dankner of Dankner, Milstein, PC
Case: Dion vs. NYCTA
Type: Personal Injury; Train Passenger Accident; Premises Liability
20
Amount: $9,817,115
Attorneys: David H. Mayer, James J. McCrorie, Joseph P. Carfora, Kenneth Sacks of Sacks and Sacks LLP
Case: Ronald Gorman v. NYC DOT et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident
21
Amount: $9,315,000
Attorneys: Joseph M. Lichtenstein of Joseph M. Lichtenstein PC
Case: Enriquez v. Garabedian
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Diagnose; Medical Malpractice
22
Amount: $9,100,000
Attorneys: Adam Deutsch, Adam E. Deutsch, Jennie L. Shatynski of Morelli Alters LLP
Case: Estate of Canterino v. Kalapatapu et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
23
Amount: $7,000,000
Attorneys: Christopher F. Holbrook, Steven J. Schwartzapfel of Schwartzapfel Lawyers PC
Case: San Giorgio, et al. v. Americon Construction Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Negligence
24
Amount: $6,894,132
Attorneys: Nicholas E. Tzaneteas of Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel
Case: Toussaint v. Ocean Avenue Apartment Associates LLC, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
25
Amount: $6,400,000
Attorneys: Michael P. Vessa and Kenneth B. Wilensky of Vessa & Wilensky PC
Case: LaRosa v. Madden
Type: Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
26
Amount: $6,250,000
Attorneys: Jordan C. Fox, William N. Papain of Belluck & Fox LLP
Case: Geritano vs. AAO Smith Water Products Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
27
Amount: $6,000,000
Attorneys: Daniel P. O'Tool, Frederick C. Aranki of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Kupiec v. The Morgan Contracting Corp., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
28
Amount: $5,500,000
Attorneys: Adam E. Deutsch, David L. Sobiloff of Morelli Law Firm
Case: Mai v. Attia
Type: Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
29
Amount: $5,100,000
Attorneys: Paul J. Edelstein of The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP; Christopher J. Albee, Joseph Votto of Votto & Cassata, LLP
Case: Gonzalez v. Yashpal Arya, MD, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
30
Amount: $5,100,000
Attorneys: Andrew M. Laskin, Joel H. Robinson of Robinson & Yablon PC
Case: Latter v. Bey J. Augustus Ideal Supply Company, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
31
Amount: $5,000,000
Attorneys: James J. McCrorie of Law Offices of James J. McCrorie; Jacob Oresky of Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC
Case: Lopez v. 550 Adler Realty RL LLC, et. al.
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Negligence
32
Amount: $4,916,699
Attorneys: Dennis G. O'Hara of O'Hara, O'Connell & Ciotoli
Case: Ray v. Stockton
Type: Wrongful Termination
33
Amount: $4,780,000
Attorneys: Heather E. Myers, Olga Siamionava of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos PC; John D. Pontisakos of Pontisakos & Rossi PC
Case: Malla v. Pioneer & King
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Workplace Negligence
34
Amount: $4,599,487
Attorneys: Adam M. Hurwitz, David H. Perecman, Peter D. Rigelhaupt, Rudolf B. Radna of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Darcy v. SL Green Realty Corp., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability
35
Amount: $4,561,753
Attorneys: Judith A. Livingston of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Friedlander v. The Kingston Hospital, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
36
Amount: $4,393,040
Attorneys: Christopher J. Gorayeb, Gregory S. Gastman, John M. Shaw, Peter D. Suglia of Gorayeb & Associates PC
Case: Jorquera v. Fannwood Estates
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability
37
Amount: $4,050,000
Attorneys: Dario Perez of LaRock & Perez LLP
Case: Clarke v. 750-760 Pelham Pkwy Owner LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability
38
Amount: $4,003,025
Attorneys: Jason T. Herbert of Krentsel & Guzman LLP
Case: Richichi v. CVS Pharmacy, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Trip and Fall; Premises Liability
39
Amount: $4,000,000
Attorneys: Elliot H. Taub of Taub & Marder
Case: Guaman v. 1963 Ryer Realty Corp., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Negligence
40
Amount: $4,000,000
Attorneys: Joseph M. Lichtenstein of Joseph M. Lichtenstein PC; Daniel G. Tronolone of Tronolone & Surgalla PC
Case: Ferguson v. Bennett, M.D.
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
41
Amount: $3,889,000
Attorneys: Adam S. Handler of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP
Case: Smart v. MTA Bus
Type: Personal Injury; Bus Accident
42
Amount: $3,650,000
Attorneys: John D. Zaremba of Zaremba Brown PLLC
Case: Zubrick v. Guardian Services Industries, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
43
Amount: $3,609,743
Attorneys: Judd F. Kleeger of Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, PC
Case: Nunez v. NYCTA, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Bus Accident
44
Amount: $3,433,000
Attorneys: Domingo R. Gallardo, June D. Reiter of Catalano, Gallardo & Petropoulos LLP
Case: Novak v. Restaurant Depot Enterprises LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
45
Amount: $3,323,330
Attorneys: Alan D. Voos of Maxwell Murphy LLC; Daniel T. Lukasik of Bernhardi and Lukasik PLLC
Case: Mecca v. Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Management Corporation
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
46
Amount: $3,295,582
Attorneys: Glenn P. Dolan of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC
Case: Dacaj v. NYCTA
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
47
Amount: $3,200,000
Attorneys: Brittany A. Russell, James C. Long, Jr., Joseph W. Belluck, Lanier, Rachel Lanier of Belluck & Fox LLP
Case: Shays v. A.O. Smith Water Products, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
48
Amount: $3,167,000
Attorneys: Alan S. Ripka of Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP; Lorenzo Tasso of Mallilo & Grossman
Case: Acevedo, et al. vs. MTA
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
49
Amount: $3,000,000
Attorneys: Bradley D. Marble, Eric M. Shelton, Nelson E. Schule, Jr., Timothy M. Hudson of Brown Chiari LLP
Case: Brzezniak v. Sorrentino, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
50
Amount: $2,993,000
Attorneys: David H. Perecman of The Perecman Firm, PLLC
Case: Ksepka v. City of New York
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability

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