Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in New York 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 York in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in New York 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: $75,000,000.00
Attorneys: Danny R. Kraft, Jr., Jerry Kristal, Peter Tambini of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case: Robaey v. Dana Cos. LLC, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Mesothelioma
2
Amount: $71,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ben B. Rubinowitz, James Rubinowitz, Rachel Jacobs of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Case: Wang v. Sexton
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
3
Amount: $64,092,192.00
Attorneys: William M. Sneed, Thomas D. Cunningham, Daniel R. Thies, Walter J. Andrews, Syed Mahmood Ahmad, Joseph J. Saltarelli of Sidley Austin LLP
Case: Utica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith
4
Amount: $41,500,000.00
Attorneys: Ben B. Rubinowitz, Peter J. Saghir, Richard M. Steigman, James Rubinowitz, Seymour Boyers of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Case: Estate of Frosch v. City of New York
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death
5 (tie)
Amount: $39,500,000.00
Attorneys: Susan M. Karten of Susan M. Karten & Associates; Bernadette Panzella of Bernadette Panzella, PC
Case: In Re 91st Street Crane Collapse Litigation
Type: Construction Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Crane Accident
5 (tie)
Amount: $39,500,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Beatty, Thomas Moore, Matthew Gaier of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Klupchak v. First East Village Associates, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Maintenance
6
Amount: $33,500,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas I. Timko of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.; David B. Corley of Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman PC; Jonathan Shramko, Adrienne L. DeLuca of Shramko & DeLuca
Case: Doomes, et al v. Best Transit Corp., et. al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
7
Amount: $32,150,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas Elefterakis, Raymond E. Panek of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek
Case: Ramirez v. AllCounty Plumbing & Heating, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
8
Amount: $27,700,000.00
Attorneys: William Schwitzer, Keri Lynn Timlin of William Schwitzer & Associates, PC; Robert Yadgarov of Yadgarov & Associates, PLLC
Case: Bakhayokho, et al. v. New York City Transit Auth., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring
9
Amount: $24,898,000.00
Attorneys: James Wilkens of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Michael E. Duffy of Duffy & Duffy, PLLC
Case: Madden-Buck v. Maimonides Medical Center, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death
10
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Danny R. Kraft, Jr., Christopher A. Romanelli of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case: Estate of Anisansel v. Crane Co.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma
11
Amount: $19,000,000.00
Attorneys: Souren A. Israelyan of Law Office of Souren A. Israelyan
Case: Zhou v. Tuxedo Ridge, LLC
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
12
Amount: $18,200,000.00
Attorneys: Steven Miller of Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C.
Case: Zielinska v. Lutheran Medical Center
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
13
Amount: $16,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jim M. Kramer, Robert I. Komitor, Nicholas E. Novack of Levy Konigsberg LLP
Case: Estate of Nemeth v. Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma
14
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mariangela Chiaravalloti of Freidman, Friedman, Chiaravalloti & Giannini
Case: Pinto v. Kehoe
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
15
Amount: $14,850,000.00
Attorneys: Andrea M. Arrigo, William R. Hamel of Dinkes & Schwitzer
Case: McMillan v. City of New York, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training
16
Amount: $14,460,000.00
Attorneys: Sean Kelly, Glenn Auletta of Gruenberg Kelly Della
Case: McNeill v. Town of Islip
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance
17
Amount: $14,000,000.00
Attorneys: Theodore H. Friedman of Theodore H. Friedman, Attorney
Case: Tate-Mitros v. MTA, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
18
Amount: $13,262,707.00
Attorneys: Duane R. Morgan of Morgan, Levine, Dolan, PC
Case: Barry v. NYC MTA, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Protect, Ladder Accident
19
Amount: $12,855,787.00
Attorneys: Michael A. Rose of Hach & Rose, LLP
Case: Lewis v. Turner Construction Co., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence
20
Amount: $12,677,744.00
Attorneys: Marc E. Freund of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC
Case: Kromah v. 2265 Davidson Realty L.L.C., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Failure to Maintain

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