Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2018

Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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
21
Amount: $1,600,000.00
Attorneys: Scott M. Goldberg, Jeffrey M. Thiel of Petrillo & Goldberg, P.C
Case: Braxton v. NJ Manufacturers Ins. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
22
Amount: $1,550,000.00
Attorneys: Donald F. Burke, Sr. , Donald F. Burke, Jr. of Law Office of Donald F. Burke
Case: Conforti v. Ocean County Corrections Dep’t, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Prison Negligence, Negligent Training, Failure to Monitor, Death in Custody, Negligent Tort
23
Amount: $1,470,000.00
Attorneys: Lawrence H. Kleiner of Lawrence H. Kleiner, LLC
Case: Tatiz v. Peru Foods
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24 (tie)
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen D. Brown of Brown Law
Case: Scott v. Georgia King Village, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
24 (tie)
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel M. Santarsiero of The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall
Case: Reid v. Radcliffe-Bivins
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
25
Amount: $1,278,240.00
Attorneys: Patrick P. Toscano Jr. of The Toscano Law Firm, LLC
Case: Downing v. Borough of Roselle, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Unpaid Wages, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Failure to Promote
26
Amount: $1,250,065.00
Attorneys: Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC; Robert M. Adochio of Robert M. Adochio, Counselor At Law
Case: Klinger v. NJ Manufacturers Ins. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Negligent Tort
27
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: David M. Schmid of Stark & Stark
Case: Mahan v. Brower, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
28
Amount: $1,148,785.00
Attorneys: Brent A. Bramnick of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC
Case: Urmaza v. Borough of Elmwood Park
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
29
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: William D. Wright of Law Office of William Wright LLC
Case: Lounsbury v. Holland
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
30
Amount: $939,000.00
Attorneys: Charles A. Cerussi, Jaclyn A. Gannon of Cerussi & Gunn, PC
Case: Lupia v. PATH
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
31
Amount: $871,030.00
Attorneys: Jordan S. Goldsmith of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP
Case: Tedder v. Carrieri
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
32
Amount: $863,480.00
Attorneys: Randolph H. Wolf, Amanda F. Wolf of Law Firm of Randolph H. Wolf
Case: Nedrick v. County of Monmouth, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
33
Amount: $852,350.00
Attorneys: Emily A. McDonough of The McDonough Law Office
Case: Rowe v. Madison
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort
34
Amount: $770,131.00
Attorneys: Jerry C. Goldhagen of Law Office of Jerry C. Goldhagen
Case: White v. Davis
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
35
Amount: $764,893.00
Attorneys: Anthony J. Murgatroyd of Murgatroyd Law Group; Andrew A. Fraser, Tiffany L. Heineman of Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
Case: Gavigan v. Sweeney Landscape
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
36 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Estate of A.P. v. Belnekar, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
36 (tie)
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas E. Hood of Thomas Hood, PA
Case: Glover v. Peda
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
37
Amount: $725,016.00
Attorneys: Bruce P. McMoran, Justin D. Burns of McMoran, O’Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C.
Case: Lach v. Briar Hill at Manchester
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Failure to Accommodate
38 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Adam L. Rothenberg of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case: Rodriguez v. Swaminathan
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort
38 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: James J. Dunn, Brian P. McElroy of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case: Kassick v. Roberts
Type: Dangerous Condition, Dog Bite, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Animal Attack, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
39
Amount: $550,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas De Seno of Schibell & Mennie, LLC
Case: Flannery v. Dekhterman
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
40
Amount: $531,456.00
Attorneys: Stewart M. Leviss of Berkowitz, Lichtstein, Kuritsky, Giasullo & Gross, LLC
Case: Estate of D’Amico v. Joshi, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
41 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Mitchell J. Makowicz, Jr. of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case: Mahoney v. Nemerofsky, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor, Erroneous Treatment, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
41 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher R. Brown, Ronald S. Drazin of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C
Case: Oliver v. Catalfumo
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
41 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Caroline M. Turner of Swartz Culleton PC
Case: Frazier v. Cooper University Hospital
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
41 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Plaisted, Michael J. Zoller, Peter G. Bracuti of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, PC
Case: Fou v. Kevin Kerveng Tung, P.C.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice
42
Amount: $480,026.00
Attorneys: Felix P. Gonzalez of Felix P. Gonzalez, Attorney
Case: Hernandez v. Dunaway
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
43
Amount: $475,000.00
Attorneys: Jared N. Kasher of Kasher Law Group
Case: Dewees v. Berlin
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Podiatry Malpractice
44
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: Patricia M. Love of Hendricks & Hendricks
Case: Puleio v. Fischetti
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort
45
Amount: $422,526.00
Attorneys: James Pagliuca, Andrew L. Chambarry of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case: Webber v. Bellone
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
46
Amount: $421,192.00
Attorneys: Jay Silvio Mascolo of Rebenack Aronow & Mascolo L.L.P
Case: Collins v. Centennial Square, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Failure to Maintain, Psychological Injury, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
47 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Michael H. Foster of Stark & Stark
Case: Burns v. Champoux
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
47 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher T. Karounos of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case: Don v. Brateman
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort
47 (tie)
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Reinartz of The Reinartz Law Firm, LLC
Case: Edman-Sutton v. City of Newark, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
48
Amount: $390,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth W. Thomas of Lanza Law Firm, LLP
Case: Stilo v. Colondres, et al.
Type: Dog Bite, Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Animal Attack, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
49 (tie)
Amount: $375,000.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Aronow of Rebenack Aronow & Mascolo L.L.P
Case: Wegner v. Derrico, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
49 (tie)
Amount: $375,000.00
Attorneys: Martin S. Cedzidlo of Jae Lee Law, PC
Case: Park v. Nardachone
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
50
Amount: $350,533.00
Attorneys: Jeremy M. Weitz of Spear, Greenfield, Richman, Weitz & Taggart, PC
Case: Vega v. Dollar Store, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort

* 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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