Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2018

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

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

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1
Amount:$85,000,000.00
Attorneys:Howard S. Hershenhorn, Diana M. A. Carnemolla of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Case:Sipher v. Gray Line New York Tours Inc. Twin America LLC
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
2
Amount:$60,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel P. Blouin of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Macaluso v. A.O. Smith Corp. Burnham LLC, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
3
Amount:$58,000,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas P. Giuffra of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP
Case:Taylor v. NYCHHC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Brain Injury, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Landlord-Tenant, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Lead Poisoning
4
Amount:$48,111,440.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Danzi, Christine C. Coscia of Law Office of Robert F. Danzi
Case:Sanchez v. Bendayan, M.D.
Type:Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Medication Error, Inadequate Care, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Premature Discharge, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Premature Childbirth
5
Amount:$45,200,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas Moore, Matthew Gaier, Carmine A. Rubino of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case:Hedges v. East River Plaza L.L.C., et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$40,113,691.00
Attorneys:Daniel P. Blouin, Jim M. Kramer, Robert Woodward, Laurence V. Nassif, Timothy Thompson, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Twidwell v. Aerco International Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
7
Amount:$34,893,330.00
Attorneys:James P. Fitzgerald, Christopher J. Lennon, Ann B. Chase of The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C.
Case:C.C., Pro Ami, Green v. Westchester Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Premature Childbirth
8
Amount:$34,200,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey M. Gould of Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP
Case:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Book Dog Books, LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intentional Tort, Trademark Infringement, Commercial Litigation, Counterfeit Products
9
Amount:$28,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew S. Buzin of Buzin Law, P.C.
Case:Gloria G. v. City School District of the City of Mount Vernon
Type:Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Rape, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Bullying, Negligent Tort
10
Amount:$27,278,615.00
Attorneys:Nicholas Elefterakis, Oliver R. Tobias of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek; Steven Smith of Law Office of Steven Smith, PC
Case:George v. Unicorn Construction Enterprises Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount:$22,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gail S. Kelner, Robert S. Kelner, Emil L. Samuels of Kelner & Kelner
Case:MA v. Kensington Homes L.L.C.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$21,100,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce J. Ressler of Ressler & Ressler
Case:Estate of Murakami v. Lutheran Medical Center, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$20,341,845.00
Attorneys:Lawrence P. Biondi of Law Offices of Lawrence P. Biondi
Case:Pimenta v. 1504 CIA L.L.C., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Supervise, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
14
Amount:$19,000,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Dean of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Lawerence A. Wilson of Wilson, Grochow, Drucker
Case:Kota v. Nassau County, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$16,939,255.00
Attorneys:Matthew Maiorana, Jonny Kool of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool L.L.P; Stuart M. Dweck of Stuart M. Dweck, Attorney at Law
Case:Morocho v. Doran Construction Corp.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$16,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph E. Gorczyca of The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC
Case:Thomas v. NYC Board of Ed., et al.
Type:Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
17
Amount:$15,228,000.00
Attorneys:Lawrence P. Biondi of Law Offices of Lawrence P. Biondi
Case:Dias v. Blue Sea Construction Co., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ralph Desimone, Jason M. Bernstein of DeSimone, Aviles, Shorter & Oxamendi LLP
Case:Velasquez v. Ruiz, M.D., et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Eye Injury, Lack of Informed Consent, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$14,848,314.00
Attorneys:Jennifer J. Bock, Lisa A. Schwartz, Elias C. Schwartz of Law Firm of Elias C. Schwartz PLLC
Case:Recovery Racing III L.L.C. v. Bespoke Motor Grp.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraud, Intellectual Property Infringement, Tortious Interference, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Bribery
20
Amount:$14,300,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, Earl S. Ward, Samuel J. Shapiro of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Case:Collado v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct

* 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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