Number 1 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017

Number 1 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the largest – in their respective practice areas – plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of New Jersey 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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$51,040,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen G. Console, Laura C. Mattiacci, Emily R. Derstine Friesen of Console Mattiacci Law L.L.C
Case: Braden v. Lockheed Martin Corp.
No.1 in: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
$45,000,000.00
Attorneys: Adam M. Starr of Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC
Case: Burgos-Bonilla v. Diorio, et al.
No.1 in: Assault and Battery, Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Report
$17,000,000.00
Attorneys: Paul A. Lauricella, Slade H. McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Lauricella
Case: Heaney v. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, et al.
No.1 in: Medical Malpractice
$15,000,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Mazie, Adam M. Slater of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Hrymoc v. Ethicon
No.1 in: Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications
$11,824,911.00
Attorneys: Drake P. Bearden Jr. of Costello & Mains, LLC
Case: Pritchett v. State of New Jersey
No.1 in: Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate
$11,049,639.00
Attorneys: Carol L. Forte, Brian E. Mahoney of Blume, Forte, Fried, Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case: Fava v. Moss, M.D., et al.
No.1 in: Delayed Treatment
$9,000,000.00
Attorneys: John Cottle, Perry M. Adair, Sanjay Kurian, Matthew Meyers, Vincenzo M. Mogavero, Martin C. Cabalar of Becker & Poliakoff PA
Case: Port Imperial Condominium Ass’n. vs. K. Hovnanian At Port Imperial Urban
No.1 in: Breach of Warranty, Consumer Fraud, Construction Defect
$8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gregg A. Stone of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, P.A.
Case: Dickens v. Irvington Board of Education, et al.
No.1 in: Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
$6,008,404.00
Attorneys: Joshua R. Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case: Howlen, et al. v. Burbella M.D., et al.
No.1 in: Wrongful Death, Paramedic Malpractice, Premature Discharge
$5,150,000.00
Attorneys: Scott A. Parsons of O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble L.L.C
Case: Polt v. Kroon, M.D.
No.1 in: Unnecessary Surgery
$5,058,900.00
Attorneys: John J. Curley of John J. Curley LLC
Case: North Hudson Sewerage Auth. v. Maxwell Place Condo. Ass'n
No.1 in: Eminent Domain Abuse, Property Rights
$4,250,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce H. Nagel, Susan B. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case: Jordan v. Lam, et al.
No.1 in: Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Misdiagnosis
$3,766,416.99
Attorneys: Richard A. Vrhovc of Law Office Of Richard A. Vrhovc
Case: Electrospec, Inc. v. New Jersey Micro-Electronic Testing, Inc.
No.1 in: Breach of Contract
$3,350,000.00
Attorneys: Marvin R. Walden Jr. of Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC
Case: Sol-Gonzales v. Flores
No.1 in: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident
$2,270,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew G. Minor of Sweet Pasquarelli, P.C.
Case: Pronovich v. South Bound Brook
No.1 in: Toxic Exposure
$2,145,409.00
Attorneys: Richard B. Rubenstein, Craig M. Rothenberg of Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
Case: Steuer v. Litter Patrol Sweeping Company
No.1 in: Truck Accident
$2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Raffi Momjian of Raffi Momjian, PC
Case: Loyle Lanes Bowling Center v. Hansen and Izdebski Insurance Associates
No.1 in: Property Damage, Insurance Broker Malpractice, Arson
$2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Encalada v. Rock Ridge Construction MGT LLC, et al.
No.1 in: Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
$1,800,000.00
Attorneys: K. Raja Bhattacharya of Bendit Weinstock, P.A.
Case: Maison v. NJ Transit, et al.
No.1 in: Inadequate Security
$1,700,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth G. Andres, Jr. of The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C.
Case: Gerber v. Sousa, et al.
No.1 in: Insurance Bad Faith, Underinsured Motorist
$1,630,423.00
Attorneys: Heidi R. Weintraub of Heidi Weintraub & Associates, LLC
Case: Yatauro v. State of NJ, et al.
No.1 in: Whistleblower Retaliation, Abuse of Power
$1,580,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin L. Parsons of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case: Martin v. Sea Isle City, et al.
No.1 in: Bicycle Accident
$1,521,000.00
Attorneys: Charles J. Sciarra of Sciarra & Catrambone L.L.C.
Case: Botti v. Borough of West Long Branch, et al.
No.1 in: Gender Discrimination
$1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Leonard Z. Kaufmann of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
Case: Yoav Krill vs. IDT Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Unpaid Severance
$1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Moreira v. JSM at Fairways
No.1 in: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Maintain, Ladder Accident
$1,448,000.00
Attorneys: Alan J. Markman, Robert Cannan of Markman & Cannan LLC
Case: Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
No.1 in: Surgical Error
$1,444,000.00
Attorneys: Louis M. Barbone, Arthur J. Murray of Jacobs & Barbone, P.A.
Case: Farruggio v. The Borough of Hamburg
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Workplace Harassment, Police Misconduct
$1,280,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case: Hockman v. Burrellys LLC
No.1 in: Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance
$1,250,000.00
Attorneys: Salim F. Sabbagh, Neil S. Weiner of Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, P.C.
Case: Bloomfield v. GEICO Ins. Co., et al.
No.1 in: Uninsured Motorist, Hit and Run
$1,232,434.00
Attorneys: Anthony M. Digiulio of Barish Rosenthal
Case: Terry v. Norfolk S. Corp.
No.1 in: Railroad Accident, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment
$975,000.00
Attorneys: Gary D. Ginsberg of Ginsberg & O'Connor, PC
Case: Jean-Pierre v. Old Bridge Board of Ed., et al.
No.1 in: School Bus Accident
$950,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew A. Fraser, William B. Thayer of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
Case: Reid v. Burdorf
No.1 in: Dog Bite, Animal Attack
$859,463.00
Attorneys: William E. Gericke of Cozen O'Connor
Case: Fitchburg Mut. Ins. Co. v. Burlington Landscaping, et al.
No.1 in: Subrogation, Contractor Negligence
$850,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick T. Collins of Franzblau Dratch, P.C.
Case: Abuhadba v. Berman, et al.
No.1 in: Legal Malpractice
$843,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick J. Whalen of Law Offices of Patrick J. Whalen
Case: Lukaszewski, et al. v. Jasticon, et al.
No.1 in: Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation
$800,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin P. Nerwinski of Kevin P. Nerwinski, Attorney At Law
Case: Gattone v. Ana Beall's Tea Room LLC, et al.
No.1 in: Dram Shop Liability
$650,000.00
Attorneys: Roy D. Curnow of Law Office of Roy D. Curnow
Case: Jacobs v. Jersey Central Power & Light
No.1 in: Utility Negligence
$649,724.00
Attorneys: Daniel R. Bevere of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC
Case: Delgado v. Yurcho, et al.
No.1 in: Falling Object
$606,100.00
Attorneys: Jack Sanders of Shebell & Shebell, LLC
Case: Esposito v. Feliciano
No.1 in: Motorcycle Accident
$600,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Maggiano of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
Case: Rivera v. Enriquez, M.D.
No.1 in: Anesthesia Error
$575,000.00
Attorneys: Michael R. Hobbie, David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case: Cece v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company
No.1 in: Pedestrian Accident
$500,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas S. Howard of Gartenberg Howard, LLP
Case: AII1 v. Pinnacle Ins. Sol.
No.1 in: Negligent Misrepresentation
$359,000.00
Attorneys: Domhnall O’Cathain of Lesnevich MarzanoLesnevich Trigg O’Cathain & O’Cathain LLC
Case: Nadeau v. Cleave, et al.
No.1 in: Dental Malpractice
$355,486.00
Attorneys: David F. Corrigan, Bradley D. Tishman, Samuel B. Wenocur of Corrigan Law Firm
Case: Cosimano v. Township of Union
No.1 in: Wrongful Demotion
$247,280.00
Attorneys: David K. Chazen of Chazen & Chazen, LLC
Case: Mitchell v. Veith
No.1 in: Negligent Supervision
$238,946.00
Attorneys: David N. Levy, Joseph Lee Matalon of Matalon, Shweky, Elman PLLC
Case: Shine Inc. v. City Line Car Wash of NJ, et al.
No.1 in: Tortious Interference, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Promissory Note, Promissory Estoppel, Debt Collection
$175,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph R. Mariniello of Mariniello & Mariniello, P.C.
Case: Choi v. Ban, et al.
No.1 in: Landlord-Tenant
$171,000.00
Attorneys: Noel Crowley of Crowley and Crowley
Case: MacNaughton v. The Delbarton School, et al.
No.1 in: Defamation

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