Top 20 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another verdict should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount:$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.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
2
Amount:$45,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam M. Starr of Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr, LLC
Case:Burgos-Bonilla v. Diorio, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Report
3
Amount:$17,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul A. Lauricella, Slade H. McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Lauricella
Case:Heaney v. Jersey Shore University Medical Center, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
4
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam M. Slater of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Elizabeth Hrymoc v. Ethicon
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Pelvic Mesh Complications
5
Amount:$11,824,911.00
Attorneys:Drake P. Bearden Jr. of Costello & Mains, LLC
Case:Pritchett v. State of New Jersey
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Failure to Accommodate
6
Amount:$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.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
7
Amount:$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
Type:Breach of Warranty, Consumer Fraud, Construction Defect
8
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregg A. Stone of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, P.A.
Case:Dickens v. Irvington Board of Education, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
9
Amount:$6,008,404.00
Attorneys:Joshua Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case:Howlen, et al. v. Burbella M.D., et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Paramedic Malpractice, Premature Discharge
10
Amount:$5,150,000.00
Attorneys:Scott A. Parsons of O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble L.L.C
Case:Polt v. Kroon, M.D.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery
11
Amount:$5,058,900.00
Attorneys:John J. Curley of John J. Curley LLC
Case:North Hudson Sewerage Auth. v. Maxwell Place Condo. Ass'n
Type:Eminent Domain Abuse, Property Rights
12
Amount:$4,250,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Susan B. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Jordan v. Lam, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
13
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud
14
Amount:$3,350,000.00
Attorneys:Marvin R. Walden Jr. of Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC
Case:Sol-Gonzales v. Flores
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
15
Amount:$2,270,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew G. Minor of Sweet Pasquarelli, P.C.
Case:Pronovich v. South Bound Brook
Type:Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure
16
Amount:$2,145,409.00
Attorneys:Richard B. Rubenstein, Craig M. Rothenberg of Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
Case:Steuer v. Litter Patrol Sweeping Company
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury
17 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Raffi Momjian of Raffi Momjian, PC
Case:Loyle Lanes Bowling Center v. Hansen and Izdebski Insurance Associates
Type:Professional Negligence, Property Damage, Insurance Broker Malpractice, Arson
17 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Encalada v. Rock Ridge Construction MGT LLC, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
18 (tie)
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew A. Fraser, William B. Thayer of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
Case:Mongiello v. Gallagher
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
18 (tie)
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:K. Raja Bhattacharya of Bendit Weinstock, P.A.
Case:Maison v. NJ Transit, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Inadequate Security, Failure to Report
19 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen F. Lombardi of Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A.
Case:Wender v. Bartlett
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
19 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth G. Andres, Jr. of The Law Offices of Andres & Berger, P.C.
Case:Gerber v. Sousa, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
20
Amount:$1,630,423.00
Attorneys:Heidi R. Weintraub of Heidi Weintraub & Associates, LLC
Case:Yatauro v. State of NJ, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power

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