Top 20 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2018

Top 20 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiffs' jury verdicts* obtained in New Jersey in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of New Jersey.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2018.

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1
Amount:$117,000,000.00
Attorneys:Moshe Maimon, Daniel C. LaTerra of Levy Konigsberg LLP; Robert E. Lytle of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, P.C.; Denyse F. Clancy, Joseph D. Satterley of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Lanzo v. Imerys Talc America, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
2
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Dennis M. Donnelly of The Donnelly Law Firm, LLC
Case:Tapia v. Alam, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
3
Amount:$11,800,000.00
Attorneys:Steve Garlock of Thompson Coburn LLP; James S. Coons, Steven F. Gooby of Ansa Assuncao LLP
Case:Nite Glow Industries, et al. v. Central Garden & Pet, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel
4
Amount:$10,900,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Andrew L. O’Connor of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Fairfax Financial v. Exis Capital Management, et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Economic Loss, Racketeering, Securities Fraud, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Disparagement
5
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Paul M. da Costa, Daniel B. Devinney of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Case:Dancyger v. Kocsis, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Psychological Injury, Unnecessary Surgery, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$6,800,000.00
Attorneys:Edward C. Lutz of Law Office of Edward C. Lutz, LLC
Case:Gorth v. Stutzman, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
7 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case:Tortorella v. Ong
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
7 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Warren L. Peterson of The Law Office of Warren L. Peterson, Esq.; Michele M. Dudas, Michael A. Siravo IV of McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC.
Case:Uzzolino v. Mitrow
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraudulent Concealment, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Commercial Litigation, Constructive Fraud, Embezzlement
8
Amount:$4,900,000.00
Attorneys:Michael F. McKenna of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC
Case:Grand Slam Partners, et al. v. The Adkins Group, et al.
Type:Economic Loss, Professional Malpractice, Property Damage, Construction Defect, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Architectural Malpractice
9
Amount:$4,523,131.00
Attorneys:Paul M. da Costa of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Case:Ayala v. Friedlander, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Neurosurgery Malpractice
10
Amount:$3,931,022.00
Attorneys:Craig M. Rothenberg, Dean S. Pashaian of Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC
Case:Grecco v. McCowan, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
11
Amount:$3,600,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory Stathis, Marc D. Portlock of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case:Gonzalez v. Feldman
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
12 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kelly Castor of Law Offices of Katherine G. Houghton
Case:Leighton v. Flack, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
12 (tie)
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Angel M. De Filippo of Grieco, Oates & DeFilippo, LLC
Case:Alsop v. Reichard, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Premature Discharge, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$3,100,000.00
Attorneys:Dennis M. Donnelly of The Donnelly Law Firm, LLC
Case:Estate of D’Alessandro v. Siegel
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kathleen M. DiGiovanni of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case:Coppola v. Yabon
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kathleen M. DiGiovanni of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case:Driver v. The Allstate Corp.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Mark V. Kuminski of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case:Bayer-Tomaselli v. Siegel
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$2,175,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa R. Bowles-Marone of Taylor, Taylor, Cohen & Bowles
Case:Mercado v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
16
Amount:$2,158,240.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Gallardo, Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Faulkner-Marsilli v. 466 JMJ, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
17
Amount:$1,900,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas M. Comer of Lomurro Davison Eastman & Munoz PA
Case:Kubar v. Shore Rehabilitation Institute
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
18
Amount:$1,868,312.00
Attorneys:Richard J. Shackleton, Brian J. Coyle of Shackleton & Hazeltine
Case:Martin v. Bank of America, et al.
Type:Property Damage, Nuisance, Trespass, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$1,767,531.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth Zuckerman of Zuckerman & Fisher, LLC
Case:Migut v. State of NJ, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Failure to Accommodate, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$1,709,431.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey D. Catrambone, Matthew R. Curran of Sciarra & Catrambone L.L.C.
Case:Hudson v. Town of Morristown, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Wrongful Demotion, Police Corruption

* This and other lists of plaintiffs’ jury verdicts, in our publication, may occasionally include a small number of counter- and/or cross-plaintiffs’ verdicts.

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