Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Verdicts in New York in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 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
21
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Adam Cooper, Danny R. Kraft, Jr. of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case: Plaintiff Decedent v. Forklift Manufacturer, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death
22
Amount: $11,600,000.00
Attorneys: Laura M. Jordan, Margie A. Soehl of Powers & Santola, LLP
Case: Orr v. Adirondack Radiology Assoc., PC, et. al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
23
Amount: $10,500,000.00
Attorneys: Richard M. Levy of Law Offices of Richard M. Levy P.C.
Case: Munize v. Espinal, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
24
Amount: $9,500,000.00
Attorneys: William Schwitzer of William Schwitzer & Associates, PC
Case: Myandar v. City of New York, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
25
Amount: $9,000,000.00
Attorneys: Herbert S. Subin, Eric D. Subin, Marc S. Subin of Subin Associates, LLP
Case: Bajaj v. Rufle, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
26
Amount: $8,400,000.00
Attorneys: Laurence D. Rogers, Brian J. Vannella of Dinkes & Schwitzer; Rene Garcia of The Garcia Law Firm, PC
Case: Perez v. Folio House Inc., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident
27
Amount: $8,320,000.00
Attorneys: Frederick K. Brewington, Gregory Calliste, Jr., Oliver E. Roche of Law Office of Frederick K. Brewington
Case: Greenaway, et al. v. County of Nassau, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, Burn Injury, False Arrest, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
28 (tie)
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Andrey Tikhomirov of Tikhomirov & Associates PLLC
Case: Malone v. Royal Waste Svcs. Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
28 (tie)
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Stieglitz of Scott Baron & Associates, P.C.
Case: Muniz v. Chimienti Realty Associates Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance
29
Amount: $7,890,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas E. Warywoda of Parker Waichman LLP
Case: Estate of Ryan v. County of Nassau, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train
30
Amount: $6,832,875.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Woodard, Diane Paolicelli of Phillips & Paolicelli, LLP
Case: Luna, et al. v. Spadafora, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
31
Amount: $6,615,000.00
Attorneys: Howard G. Frederick of Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz, & Frederick LLP
Case: Favors v. Port Authority, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance
32
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher L. Vargas of Gorayeb & Associates PC
Case: Zhicay v. 236 Buffalo Realty
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall
33
Amount: $6,400,000.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Vessa of Vessa & Wilensky PC
Case: Plaintiff Motorcyclist v. Road Contractor, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence
34
Amount: $6,263,500.00
Attorneys: Joshua D. Gropper of Gropper Law Group, PLLC
Case: Eberle v. Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Excavator Accident
35
Amount: $6,250,000.00
Attorneys: Ben B. Rubinowitz, Anthony H. Gair, Christopher J. Donadio of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Case: Hallan v. SS&A Malik Contracting Corp., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident
36 (tie)
Amount: $6,200,000.00
Attorneys: George G. Coffinas, Lisa J. Stone, Ira H. Lapp of Neimark and Neimark, LLP.
Case: Sherwood v. Otto Jazz Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
36 (tie)
Amount: $6,200,000.00
Attorneys: Andrea V. Borden of Wingate Russotti Shapiro & Halperin, LLP
Case: Vasquez v. Alcivar, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
37
Amount: $6,060,000.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Zentner, Peter B.N. Christy of Petrocelli & Christy; Robert J. Genis of Sonin & Genis
Case: Greene v. American Elevator & Mach. Corp.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence
38
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew W. Siegel, Sean E. Coonerty of Siegel & Coonerty
Case: Estate of Bruno v. Alastra, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Surgical Error
39
Amount: $5,600,000.00
Attorneys: Darren Oved, Aaron J. Solomon, Edward Wipper of Oved & Oved LLP
Case: 4 Pillar Dynasty LLC, et al. v. New York & Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Intellectual Property Infringement, Unfair Competition, Trademark Infringement
40
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: I. Bryce Moses of Wingate Russotti Shapiro & Halperin, LLP
Case: Gorokhova v. Con Edison, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41
Amount: $5,100,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel C. Minc of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
Case: Cabrera v. Mabstoa, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
42
Amount: $5,068,000.00
Attorneys: Norman Gershon, Alena Bespechny, Renata Vizental of Law Offices of Alexander Bespechny
Case: Young v. Bal, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
43
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: David Kates of Schwartz Goldstone Campisi & Kates, LLP
Case: Gavrisheva v. Frenkel, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Ob-Gyn Malpractice
44
Amount: $4,870,000.00
Attorneys: Marc E. Freund of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC; Mark Cipolla of Law Office of Mark Cipolla
Case: Morales v. Davidson Apartments, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance
45
Amount: $4,750,000.00
Attorneys: Mark W. Lerner, Melissa Barahona, Jessica T. Rosenberg of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
Case: Douglas Elliman Real Estate v. Raveis, et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Tortious Interference, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation
46
Amount: $4,600,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel P. Blouin, Jim M. Kramer, Brian J. Cooke, Karoline Carstens of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case: Mcglynn v. Jenkins Bros., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability
47
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen E. Erickson, Sanford S. Nagrotsky, James B. Baydar of Pegalis & Erickson, LLC
Case: Estate of Nhan v. Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error
48
Amount: $4,428,000.00
Attorneys: David P. Lesch, Gary E. Lesch of Lesch & Lesch P.C.
Case: Urguiola v. Henoch, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
49
Amount: $4,412,194.00
Attorneys: Jacob Shisha of Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP
Case: Golden v. OSG Ship Management Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety
50
Amount: $4,224,386.00
Attorneys: Alan D. Voos, William D. Murphy, John F. Maxwell of Maxwell Murphy LLC
Case: Ciesielski v. IRR Supply Ctrs.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Safety

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