Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2018

Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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
21
Amount: $14,250,000.00
Attorneys: Herbert S. Subin, Eric D. Subin, Jacob M. Porter of Subin Associates, LLP
Case: De Los Santos v. NYC Transit Authority, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
22
Amount: $13,400,000.00
Attorneys: Gabrielle M. Vinci of Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP; Megan S. Goddard of Goddard Law, PLLC; Nathaniel K. Charny of Charny & Wheeler P.C.
Case: Mayo-Coleman v. American Sugar Holdings Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury
23
Amount: $13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Judith A. Livingston of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Raefski v. Dr. Hirsch M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Surgical Error, Unnecessary Surgery, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
24
Amount: $11,410,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua Fogel, Carl B. Tegtmeier of Sanocki, Newman & Turret, LLP
Case: Madigan v. Makavana, M.D.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Medication Error, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort
25
Amount: $11,033,528.00
Attorneys: James C. Napoli of Caesar & Napoli, PC
Case: Chen v. Cooper
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
26
Amount: $10,500,000.00
Attorneys: Judd F. Kleeger, Jeffrey L. Koenig of Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, PC
Case: Reinoso v. New York City Transit Auth., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Fall, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident, On-board Accident
27
Amount: $8,615,127.00
Attorneys: Joseph P. Carfora, Steven R. Payne of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Rivera v. Home Depot, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Electrical Injury, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
28
Amount: $8,328,311.00
Attorneys: Frank J. Lombardo, Joseph Stoduto of Wingate Russotti Shapiro & Halperin, LLP
Case: Morace v. Danielsen Cabinetry Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
29
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gonzalo G. Suarez, Mary A. Walling of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
Case: Vandewater v. Buchin, M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
30
Amount: $7,605,700.00
Attorneys: Keith J. Clarke, Christopher B. Meagher of Meagher & Meagher, P.C.
Case: A.F., Pro Ami v. Parvez, M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
31
Amount: $7,100,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin B. Lynch, Sean E. Lebson of Scaffidi & Associates
Case: D.H., Pro Ami v. Medows, M.D., et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
32
Amount: $7,020,000.00
Attorneys: Jennifer A. Shoemaker, Alina Nadir of Underberg & Kessler
Case: Small v. NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury
33
Amount: $6,966,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph W. Belluck, Seth A. Dymond of Belluck & Fox LLP
Case: Stock v. Jenkins Bros.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
34
Amount: $6,689,094.00
Attorneys: John J. Nonnenmacher of Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC
Case: Areco v. 214 Franklin LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
35
Amount: $6,340,000.00
Attorneys: Michael T. Ridge of Law Offices of Michael T. Ridge
Case: Martinez v. The City of NY
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
36
Amount: $6,300,000.00
Attorneys: Brian M. King of Law Office of Brian M. King PC
Case: Martinez v. Rainbow Transit
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
37
Amount: $6,100,000.00
Attorneys: Todd A. Restivo of Restivo & Murphy LLP
Case: Wynter v. Transdev Services, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
38
Amount: $5,750,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Levine of Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP
Case: Barrett v. Smith
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
39
Amount: $5,224,972.00
Attorneys: Talay Hafiz of Deangelis & Hafiz
Case: Pereira v. Cabrera, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident, On-board Accident
40
Amount: $5,102,000.00
Attorneys: Andrea C. Ezie, Charles F. Coleman, Kirsten J. Peters, Nora E. Curtin, Robert D. Rose of EEOC
Case: EEOC v. United Health Programs of America Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
41
Amount: $4,730,398.00
Attorneys: Seth A. Harris, Sheri E. Holland of Burns & Harris
Case: Ecchevaria v. Parkash
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
42
Amount: $4,192,500.00
Attorneys: Kristina M. Georgiou of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
Case: Bonavita v. Quibble Cab Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
43
Amount: $3,920,000.00
Attorneys: Robert A. Miklos of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos PC
Case: Estate of Ramratan v. Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
44
Amount: $3,844,749.00
Attorneys: Jacob Oresky, John J. Nonnenmacher of Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC
Case: Leon v. East Harlem Council for Human Servs., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Demolition Accident, Negligent Tort
45
Amount: $3,743,000.00
Attorneys: David H. Mayer of Sacks & Sacks LLP
Case: Regan v. City of New York, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Tort
46
Amount: $3,646,087.00
Attorneys: Raymond D. McElfish, Jamie M. Diamond of McElfish Law Firm; Jonathan P. Kieffer of Wagstaff & Cartmell; Douglas M. Colbert of Law Office of Douglas M. Colber
Case: Bauta v. Greyhound Lines Inc., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident
47
Amount: $3,555,176.00
Attorneys: Kevin G. Lillis, Nick Gjelaj of Mullaney & Gjelaj
Case: Roldan v. Gersten
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
48
Amount: $3,493,666.00
Attorneys: David J. Clegg of Law Offices of David J. Clegg
Case: Vansickle v. McLean
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
49
Amount: $3,355,000.00
Attorneys: William Schwitzer of William Schwitzer & Associates, PC
Case: Morrobel v. Alicea, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident
50
Amount: $3,300,000.00
Attorneys: William Schwitzer, Rory M. Shectman of William Schwitzer & Associates, PC
Case: Maitre v. Vazquez, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

* 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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