Top 50 Settlements in New Jersey in 2018

Top 50 Settlements in New Jersey in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in New Jersey in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$358,000,000.00
Attorneys:Tara D. Sutton of Robins Kaplan LLP; Adam M. Slater of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC; Troy A. Rafferty of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.; Christopher L. Coffin of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin, LLP
Case:In Re Benicar Products Liability Litigation
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability
2
Amount:$225,000,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher S. Porrino, Richard F. Engel of Attorney General of the State of NJ; Allan Kanner, Elizabeth B. Petersen, Allison Brouk (Shipp) of Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C
Case:NJ DEP v. Exxon Mobil Corp.
Type:Pollution, Nuisance, Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, Trespass, Strict Liability
3
Amount:$196,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gurbir Grewal of Attorney General of the State of NJ
Case:Grewal v. Equilon Enterprises, et al.
Type:Pollution, Toxic Exposure, Environmental Protection, Clean Water Act
4
Amount:$62,000,000.00
Attorneys:Keith J. Miller, Michael J. Gesualdo, Leda Dunn Wettre of Robinson Miller LLC; Paul J. Andre, Lisa Kobialka, Hannah Lee, Harold Storey, Geoffrey G. Hu, Donald L. Rhoads of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Case:Depomed v. Purdue Pharma, et al.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort
5
Amount:$43,500,000.00
Attorneys:Laurence M. Deutsch, Shanon J. Carson, Jacob M. Polakoff of Berger & Montague PC; Joseph G. Sauder, Matthew D. Schelkopf, Joseph B. Kenney of Sauder Schelkopf, LLC
Case:Cole, et al. v. NIBCO Inc.
Type:Class Action, Product Liability, Property Damage, Defective Product, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$14,750,000.00
Attorneys:James E. Cecchi of Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C; James W. Johnson of Labaton Sucharow LLP; Nicholas I. Porritt of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Case:In Re PTC Therapeutics Inc.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud, Intentional Misrepresentation, Omission of Material Facts
7
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:James A. Harrod of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Case:ATRS v. CommVault
Type:Class Action, Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
8
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan E. Levitt, Michelle L. Greenberg, Lucas W. Morgan of Frier Levitt, LLC
Case:Dertouzos v. NJ Transit
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment
9
Amount:$9,450,000.00
Attorneys:Kara M. Wolke of Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP
Case:Zacharia, et al. v. Straight Path Communications, et al.
Type:Class Action, Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud, Omission of Material Facts
10
Amount:$8,225,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Gallardo, John J. Ratkowitz of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Criollo v. Clark Developers, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Contractor Negligence
11
Amount:$7,600,000.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Mongeluzzi, David L. Kwass, David J. Langsam of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC
Case:Graves v. Wastquip LLC, et al.
Type:Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Crane Accident
12
Amount:$6,400,000.00
Attorneys:Steven G. Wigrizer, Jason S. Weiss of Wapner Newman Wigrizer Brecher & Miller
Case:Wilson v. Low Bid Inc., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$5,750,000.00
Attorneys:Garry R. Salomon, Adam B. Lederman of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case:Motorcyclist v. Bus Driver, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Training
14
Amount:$5,625,000.00
Attorneys:Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case:Smith v. Blue Rock Construction Inc., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Supervise
15
Amount:$5,350,000.00
Attorneys:Barry R. Eichen, Christopher J. Conrad of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Ward v. Aurolife Pharma, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Fall, Contractor Negligence
16 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Claude Scott, Shannon Pedersen of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:USA v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Type:Failure to Warn, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability, Defective Product
16 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Hennefeld, James Wong, Molly Theobald, Lindsey Rothfeder of U.S. Department of Labor
Case:Acosta v. A.C.E. Restaurant Group, et al.
Type:Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
16 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert B. Linder of Law Office of Robert B. Linder
Case:Kan v. Rainbow Transportation Inc., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
17
Amount:$4,600,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew Calamari of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Case:SEC v. Schantz, et al.
Type:Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
18
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph H. Hunt of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:USA v. Indal Technologies
Type:False Claims Act
19
Amount:$3,350,000.00
Attorneys:William O. Crutchlow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Jiminez v. Jersey City Med. Center, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice
20
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Abbott S. Brown, Thomas M. Comer of Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland
Case:Tatka v. Benitez, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury
21
Amount:$2,800,000.00
Attorneys:Edward P. Capozzi, Corey A. Dietz of Brach Eichler LLC
Case:Pridgen v. City of Elizabeth, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:Carl D. Poplar of Carl D. Poplar, P.A.; Seth R. Lesser, Fran L. Rudich of Klafter Olsen & Lesser LLP; William A. Riback, Lauren B. Orner (Plevinsky) of William Riback, LLC
Case:Haas, et al. v. Burlington County
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Prison Negligence, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
23
Amount:$2,600,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph C. Kohn of Kohn Swift & Graf, P.C.; Robert S. Kitchenoff of Weinstein Kitchenoff & Asher LLC; David E. Kovel of Kirby McInerney, LLP
Case:In Re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings
Type:Antitrust Violation, Class Action, Conspiracy, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Price Fixing
24
Amount:$2,400,000.00
Attorneys:Frank L. Corrado of Barry, Corrado, Grassi & Gillin-Schwartz, P.C.; Greg Werkheiser of Cultural Heritage Partners, PLLC
Case:Lenni-Lenape v. Grewal
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, National Origin Discrimination
25
Amount:$2,300,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Mazie, Adam M. Epstein of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Apad v. New Jersey Transit
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
26
Amount:$2,225,000.00
Attorneys:Robert H. Baumgarten, John J. Ratkowitz of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Lopez v. Ryder Truck Rentals
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Fall, Negligent Maintenance
27
Amount:$2,200,000.00
Attorneys:Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Willburn v. Moss, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
28
Amount:$2,150,000.00
Attorneys:Justin L. Swidler, Richard S. Swartz of Swartz Swidler, LLC; Alan Eichenbaum of Law Office of Alan Eichenbaum PA; Robert D. Soloff of Robert D. Soloff, P.A.
Case:Dooner, et al. v. Haier US Appliance Solutions Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
29
Amount:$1,975,000.00
Attorneys:Seth R. Lesser of Klafter Olsen & Lesser LLP; Elmer Robert Keach III of Law Offices of Elmer Robert Keach III, P.C.; Carl D. Poplar of Carl D. Poplar, P.A.; William A. Riback, Lauren B. Orner (Plevinsky) of William Riback, LLC
Case:Bizarro, et al. v. Ocean County
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
30
Amount:$1,950,000.00
Attorneys:Gregg A. Stone, Ronald J. Morgan of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, P.A.
Case:Guitierrez v. Menpe Corp, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Failure to Maintain
31
Amount:$1,850,000.00
Attorneys:Leonard D. Weiss of The Weiss Group, LLC
Case:Patient v. Ob/Gyn
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Premature Discharge
32
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth W. Elwood of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case:Sarrecchia v. State of NJ, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:John (Jack) S. Hoyt III of Hoyt & Hoyt, PC
Case:Cole v. Atlantic Health Ambulance Corp, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
34
Amount:$1,625,000.00
Attorneys:James P. Kimball of Seigel Law, LLC
Case:Phillips v. Klein
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
35 (tie)
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Harold A. Parra of Cahn Parra, LLC
Case:Kasar v. Binder Machinery Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
35 (tie)
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Tracey C. Hinson of Hinson Snipes LLP
Case:Jeter v. Township of Bloomfield, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Police Brutality
36
Amount:$1,550,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Hanus of Hanus & Parsons
Case:Filodof v. Lyanla, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision
37
Amount:$1,530,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin L. Parsons of Gill & Chamas, LLC; Michael F. Lombardi of Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A.
Case:Negron, et al. v. Aguigar, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew A. Schiappa of Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland
Case:McCloskey v. Franklin Twp., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:John G. Mennie of Schibell & Mennie, LLC
Case:Giannone v. Professional Janitorial Maid Services LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kathleen M. DiGiovanni of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case:Soto v. 8th Avenue Ventures
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gurbir S. Grewal of Attorney General of the State of NJ; Jennifer M. Carlson of Law Offices of Richard Pescatore, PC
Case:Grewal, et al. v. Ranco Construction, Inc.
Type:False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
39 (tie)
Amount:$1,400,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Dennin of Law Offices Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C.
Case:Miller v. Patriot Roofing Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Emotional Distress, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
39 (tie)
Amount:$1,400,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Centrella v. Woodbridge Developmental Services, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care
40
Amount:$1,375,000.00
Attorneys:Corey A. Dietz of Brach Eichler LLC
Case:Aponte v. Cube Smart, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall
41
Amount:$1,365,000.00
Attorneys:Eugene S. Wishnic, Leeor Jerushalmy of Wishnic & Jerushalmy Law Group, P.C.
Case:Vargas v. Salazar, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
42
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Szymanski v. Rothman, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
43 (tie)
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Michael T. Heck of Epstein Ostrove, LLC
Case:Kozatiwitz v. Collins
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
43 (tie)
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Gregg A. Stone, Ronald J. Morgan of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, P.A.
Case:Bishop v. Comperchio, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Sexual Assault, Emotional Distress, Child Abuse
43 (tie)
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Robert B. Linder of Law Office of Robert B. Linder
Case:Mohamed v. J Brothers Trucking, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
44
Amount:$1,225,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy J. Fonseca of Corradino & Papa, LLC
Case:Pedestrian v. Commercial Landowners and Tenant
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
45 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew L. Statmore of Fredson, Statmore & Bitterman
Case:Mamola v. Tetro
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
45 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Todd J. Leonard of Todd J. Leonard Law Firm
Case:Driver v. Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
45 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Stacey L. Selem-Antonucci of Law Offices of Stacey Selem-Antonucci, LLC
Case:Broccoli-Gonzalez v. Rosewav Limousine Service, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
46
Amount:$1,150,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Meredith v. Mapow, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat
47
Amount:$1,125,000.00
Attorneys:Edward J. Rebenack , Tyler J. Hall of Rebenack Aronow & Mascolo L.L.P
Case:Uppaluri v. Ivyland Construction Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligence in Employment, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring
48 (tie)
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy M. Weitz of Spear, Greenfield, Richman, Weitz & Taggart, PC
Case:Figures v. NJ Transit, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
48 (tie)
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Adam J. Kleinfeldt of Deutsch Atkins, P.C.
Case:Portalatin v. City of Belleville
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Harassment
49
Amount:$1,025,000.00
Attorneys:Craig Carpenito of U.S. Attorney's Office; Timothy J. McInnis of McInnis Law
Case:US v. Beam Bros. Trucking Inc.
Type:False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam
50
Amount:$1,015,000.00
Attorneys:Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case:Scroggins v. U-Haul International, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision

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