Top 40 Verdicts in Massachusetts in 2017

Top 40 Verdicts in Massachusetts in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 40 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Massachusetts in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$22,637,500.00
Attorneys:Charles M. Waters, David Hartnagel of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green; Jennifer A. Henricks, Kevin T. Peters of Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Case:Hlatky v. Steward Health Care Sys.
Type:Breach of Contract, Hostile Work Environment, Labor & Employment
2 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:James M. Bollinger, Robert E. Browne, Jr., Susan L. Grace, Timothy P. Heaton, Lindsay Mitchell Henner, Phoenix S. Pak, Puja Patel Lea of Troutman Sanders LLP; Jennifer B. Furey, Andrew T. O'Connor of Goulston & Storrs PC
Case:Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc., et al. v. Perrigo Company, et al.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
2 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Michael Jakes of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case:Koninklijke Philips N.V., et al. v. Zoll Medical Corp.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
3
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gary Paul, Susan M. Ulrich, Christopher L. Johnson of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case:Sylvestre v. New England Insulation Company
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Mesothelioma
4
Amount:$6,797,289.00
Attorneys:Peter A. Kraus, Christopher L. Johnson of Waters, Kraus & Paul; Andrea Marino Landry of Thornton Law Firm LLP
Case:Estate of Ross v. New England Insulation Company
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
5
Amount:$4,100,000.00
Attorneys:Claudine A. Cloutier, David K. Kouroyen, Jr., Loren E. Laskoski of Keches Law Group, PC
Case:Pocknett v. All Cape Insulation and Supply Inc.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall
6
Amount:$4,035,714.00
Attorneys:Claudine A. Cloutier, David K. Kouroyen, Jr., Loren E. Laskoski of Keches Law Group, PC
Case:Powknett v. All Cape Insulation and Supply Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Contractor Negligence
7
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey N. Catalano, Maria T. Davis, Corrina L. Hale of Todd & Weld LLP
Case:Estate of Gelin v. Shobha Sikka M.D., et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Ob-Gyn Malpractice
8
Amount:$3,023,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Grace of Raipher, P.C.
Case:Marciniak v. Rogers, M.D., et al
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error, Emotional Distress
9
Amount:$2,876,490.00
Attorneys:Christopher A. Kenney, Anthony L. DeProspo, Jr. of Kenney & Sams, P.C.
Case:Ellicott v. American Capital Energy Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
10
Amount:$2,750,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth N. Mulvey, Florence A. Carey of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP
Case:Humphries v. Wood, M.D., et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor
11
Amount:$2,100,000.00
Attorneys:Donald R. Grady, Sara Khan of Sheff Law Offices, PC
Case:Frank v. Spartan Development LLC
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain
12
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:John J. St. Andre of St. Andre Law Offices
Case:Lingley v. Hoyland, et al.
Type:Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Promissory Note, Consumer Protection
13
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Brian C. Dever, John P. Wilton of Keches Law Group, PC
Case:Pierce, et al. v. Hansen Engineering & Machinery and Hansen Aerospace Lab.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall
14
Amount:$1,622,769.00
Attorneys:John M. McKelway, Jr., Nicholas W. Allen of McCarter & English, LLP
Case:Merkulov v. Kasperksy Lab Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Constructive Discharge, Unpaid Severance
15
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph M. Cacace, Nicholas B. Carter of Todd & Weld LLP
Case:Heagney v. Wong, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Labor & Employment, Criminal History Discrimination
16
Amount:$1,338,856.00
Attorneys:David B. Chaffin of White & Williams LLP
Case:Baker v. Finnegan
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Malicious Prosecution
17
Amount:$1,275,000.00
Attorneys:Mark D. Szal of Szal Law Group LLC; John W. Dennehy of Dennehy Law
Case:Rinsky v. Cushman, et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
18
Amount:$1,205,560.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Fogelman, Danielle J. Lederman of Fogelman & Fogelman
Case:Beresford v. Charles River Automotive, et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
19
Amount:$1,150,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin R. Zimmermann of Sugarman and Sugarman, P.C.
Case:Power v. O'hearne, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
20
Amount:$1,125,000.00
Attorneys:Geoffrey R. Farrington of Bohnet, Romani and Farrington P.A.
Case:Tremont v. USNE Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Contractor Negligence
21
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:William J. Royal Jr. of Royal Law Firm, P.C.; Lisa S. Carlson of Mass Bay Law Associates PC
Case:Nardone v. LVI Services Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Promissory Estoppel
22
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Cynthia A. Spinola of Hashim & Spinola
Case:Hernandez v. Shove
Type:Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
23
Amount:$747,914.00
Attorneys:Craig M. Scott, Ryan M. Gainor of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Case:DeVona v. Zeitels
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Intellectual Property Infringement, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment
24
Amount:$600,000.00
Attorneys:Owen P. McGowan of McGowan & Associates
Case:Doran v. Porter
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
25
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael L. Tyner of Tyner Law Offices
Case:Zaarour v. Docanto, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
26
Amount:$425,000.00
Attorneys:Roger J. Brunelle, Ralph F. Sbrogna of Sbrogna, Brunelle & Donius, LLP
Case:Polis v. Paolini Corp.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Trip and Fall
27 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph K. Curran, Jr. of Curran & Desharnais, P.C.
Case:Sunrise Equip. & Excavation Inc. v. Constr. Mgmt. & Builders Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Quantum Meruit, Promissory Estoppel
27 (tie)
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:William F. Spallina of The Law Offices of William F. Spallina
Case:Stuart v. Giannotti, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
28
Amount:$390,624.00
Attorneys:Roger C. Stanford of Stanford & Schall
Case:Trade Expo Inc. v. Sterling Factors Corp., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraud, Unfair Competition, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Consumer Protection
29 (tie)
Amount:$330,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas W. Beliveau of Fuller, Rosenberg, Palmer & Beliveau LLP
Case:Morgart v. C.W., et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Defamation, Malicious Prosecution, Negligent Maintenance, Harassment
29 (tie)
Amount:$330,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Gallitano, Andrew R. Dennington, Adam M. Santeusanio of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Case:NTV Management Inc. v. Lightship Global Ventures L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Contract, Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Unjust Enrichment, Quantum Meruit
30
Amount:$253,391.00
Attorneys:Christine R. Fitzgerald of Belcher Fitzgerald LLP
Case:Reid v. City of Boston
Type:Personal Injury, Gunshot
31
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer A. Henricks, Kevin T. Peters of Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Case:Fay v. Walcott
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
32
Amount:$223,499.00
Attorneys:William A. Sheridan of Law Offices of William A. Sheridan; Martin D. Finkel of Law Offices of Martin D. Finkel, PC
Case:Sah v. Turner
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
33
Amount:$209,000.00
Attorneys:Paul L. Tetzel of Tetzel Law, LLC
Case:Stuart v. National Amusements Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Brain Injury
34 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas W. Beliveau of Fuller, Rosenberg, Palmer & Beliveau LLP
Case:Murray v. Satori Investors L.L.C.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Negligent Maintenance
34 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph L. Doherty of The Doherty Law
Case:Murrow v. Evans
Type:Dental Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error, Failure to Inform, Lack of Consent
35
Amount:$168,326.00
Attorneys:Scott S. Sinrich of Phillips, Silver, Talman, Aframe & Sinrich, P.C.
Case:Zablocki v. Spencer East Brookfield Reg'l Sch. Dist.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
36
Amount:$157,000.00
Attorneys:John T. Martin of KJC Law Firm, LLC
Case:Hackett v. University of Massachusetts, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment
37
Amount:$151,000.00
Attorneys:George A. McLaughlin, Joel E. Faller, Matthew E. Burke of The McLaughlin Brothers, P.C.
Case:Avila v. Town of Chelmsford
Type:Breach of Contract, Eminent Domain Abuse, Property Damage, Nuisance
38
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Michael F. Mahoney, Ryan P. Gilday of Law Offices of Michael F. Mahoney
Case:Clancy v. Surette
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance
39
Amount:$145,450.00
Attorneys:Jeremy Y. Weltman, Jenna R. Wolinetz of Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein, LLP
Case:Cheng v. Brophy
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices, Breach of Warranty of Habitability
40
Amount:$142,042.00
Attorneys:Dawn D. McDonald of Cooley, Shrair P.C.
Case:Boadi v. Center For Human Development Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate

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