Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2017.

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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
21
Amount: $1,580,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin L. Parsons of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case: Martin v. Sea Isle City, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
22 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Leonard Z. Kaufmann of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
Case: Yoav Krill vs. IDT Corp., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Labor & Employment, Unpaid Severance
22 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Corinne M. Mullen of The Mullen Law Firm
Case: Robinson v. Rivers
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
22 (tie)
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Moreira v. JSM at Fairways
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Ladder Accident
23
Amount: $1,448,000.00
Attorneys: Alan J. Markman, Robert Cannan of Markman & Cannan LLC
Case: Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
24
Amount: $1,444,000.00
Attorneys: Louis M. Barbone, Arthur J. Murray of Jacobs & Barbone, P.A
Case: Farruggio v. The Borough of Hamburg
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct
25
Amount: $1,292,704.00
Attorneys: Bruce H. Nagel of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case: Alpert v. Robbins M.D., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery
26
Amount: $1,280,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case: Hockman v. Burrellys LLC
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance
27
Amount: $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.
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist, Hit and Run
28
Amount: $1,232,434.00
Attorneys: Anthony M. Digiulio of Barish Rosenthal
Case: Terry v. Norfolk S. Corp.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment
29
Amount: $1,165,000.00
Attorneys: Michelle J. Douglass of My Rights Lawyers, LLC
Case: Ferentz v. Frederick
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Economic Loss, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power
30
Amount: $975,000.00
Attorneys: Gary D. Ginsberg of Ginsberg & O'Connor, PC
Case: Jean-Pierre v. Old Bridge Board of Ed., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident
31
Amount: $950,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew A. Fraser, William B. Thayer of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
Case: Reid v. Burdorf
Type: Dog Bite, Personal Injury, Animal Attack
32
Amount: $916,651.00
Attorneys: Marc Wietzke of Flynn & Wietzke, P.C.
Case: Robinson v. New Jersey Rail Operations, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident
33
Amount: $895,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Eastmond of Manning, Caliendo & Thomson, PA
Case: Jorgensen v. Cabrera
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
34
Amount: $885,000.00
Attorneys: Paul Castronovo of Castronovo & McKinney, LLC
Case: Iko v. County of Middlesex
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Labor & Employment, Harassment
35
Amount: $859,463.00
Attorneys: William E. Gericke of Cozen O'Connor
Case: Fitchburg Mut. Ins. Co. v. Burlington Landscaping, et al.
Type: Property Damage, Subrogation, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence
36
Amount: $850,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick T. Collins of Franzblau Dratch, P.C.
Case: Abuhadba v. Berman, et al.
Type: Economic Loss, Legal Malpractice, Professional Negligence
37
Amount: $843,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick J. Whalen of Law Offices of Patrick J. Whalen
Case: Lukaszewski, et al. v. Jasticon, et al.
Type: Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
38
Amount: $825,000.00
Attorneys: Phillip C. Wiskow of Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC
Case: Kilpatrick v. Vanderhof
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
39 (tie)
Amount: $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.
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
39 (tie)
Amount: $800,000.00
Attorneys: Lance J. Bitterman of Fredson & Statmore, LLC
Case: Urena v. Gonzalez
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
40
Amount: $795,000.00
Attorneys: Kate Carballo, Jeffrey E. Salomon of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case: Friedman v. Flores
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Paul R. D’Amato of D'Amato Law Firm
Case: Washart v. Mccormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Warranty, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Burn Injury
42
Amount: $669,185.00
Attorneys: Frank T. Lazzaro of The Law Offices of Lutz, Shafranski, Gorman & Mahoney, P.A.
Case: Wilson v. Giacomo, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain
43 (tie)
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Roy D. Curnow of Law Office of Roy D. Curnow
Case: Jacobs v. Jersey Central Power & Light
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Utility Negligence
43 (tie)
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: William P. Simonitis of William P. Simonitis LLC
Case: Grambor v. Arevalo
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
43 (tie)
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: James J. Dunn, Michael B. Fusco of Levinson Axelrod PA
Case: Moye v. USAA
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist, Hit and Run
44
Amount: $649,724.00
Attorneys: Daniel R. Bevere of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC
Case: Delgado v. Yurcho, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Failure to Maintain
45 (tie)
Amount: $625,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew A. Fraser, Tiffany L. Heineman of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP; Wade F. Suthard of Law Office of Wade Suthard, P.C.
Case: Gutierrez v. Catley
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
45 (tie)
Amount: $625,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan H. Lomurro of Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland
Case: Drucker v. Miraglia, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
46
Amount: $614,000.00
Attorneys: Kelly A. Conlon of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case: Garlasco v. Government Employees Insurance Company
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
47
Amount: $606,100.00
Attorneys: Jack Sanders of Shebell & Shebell, LLC
Case: Esposito v. Feliciano
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
48 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Maggiano of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
Case: Rivera v. Enriquez, M.D.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Anesthesia Error
48 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Juan L. Icaza of Icaza, Burgess, & Grossman PC
Case: Fernandez v. Palmisano, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
49
Amount: $575,000.00
Attorneys: Michael R. Hobbie, David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case: Cece v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
50
Amount: $550,000.00
Attorneys: David P. Corrigan of Hobbie, Corrigan & Bertucio, P.C.
Case: Geoghan v. Shearer and Allstate INS. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist

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