Top 20 Settlements in New Jersey in 2019

Top 20 Settlements in New Jersey in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 settlements obtained in New Jersey in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, and those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Settlements in New Jersey in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Settlements in New Jersey in 2019.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please contact us today.

1
Amount:$35,000,000.00
Attorneys:Shanon J. Carson, Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen, Alexandra K. Piazza of Berger & Montague PC; David R. Markham of The Markham Law Firm; Richard E. Quintilone of Quintilone & Associates; Russell S. Warren, Jr. of Russell S. Warren Jr., Attorney at Law
Case:Merino v. Wells Fargo & Co.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
2
Amount:$19,200,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Mazie, Matthew R. Mendelsohn, David M. Freeman of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Henderson v. Elizabethtown Gas et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Gas Leak, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort, Gas Explosion
3
Amount:$13,450,000.00
Attorneys:Cary L. Flitter, Andrew M. Milz, Jody Thomas Lopez-Jacobs of Flitter Milz, P.C.; Robert W. Murphy of Murphy Law Firm (FL); Ronald E. Prusek of Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks, LLC
Case:Eastman v. TD Bank
Type:Class Action, Deceptive Trade Practices, Consumer Protection, Debt Collection
4
Amount:$12,750,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Mazie, Adam M. Epstein of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Gillespie v. New Jersey Transit Corp., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
5
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Horvath v. St. Peter’s University Hospital, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$5,100,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Ryan v. Shih, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
7 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Vinci v. Montemurro, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
7 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael F. Lombardi, Nicole M. Lombardi of Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A.
Case:Doglio v. Rutgers Medical School, et al.
Type:Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Neurosurgery Malpractice, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
8
Amount:$4,750,000.00
Attorneys:James D. Martin of Martin Kane Kuper LLC
Case:Dembitsky v. Defendant Hotel
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$4,600,000.00
Attorneys:Brian Fritz, Kristy McCabe of Fritz & Bianculli
Case:Baker v. Campbell, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
10
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:John M. Dodig, Jason A. Daria of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Case:Leon v. Shuhart, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
11
Amount:$3,700,000.00
Attorneys:John S. Voynick, Jr., Andrew J. Renda, Jr. of Renda & Voynick
Case:Diamante v. City Of New York, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
12
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:Paul M. da Costa, Daniel B. Devinney of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Case:Camilo v. Yenicay, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
13
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Daryl L. Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Case:Seo v. Academy Bus Lines
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
14
Amount:$2,225,000.00
Attorneys:Edward P. Capozzi, Corey A. Dietz of Brach Eichler LLC
Case:Alvarez v. Rodriguez-Esprit, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$2,115,000.00
Attorneys:Edward P. Capozzi, Corey A. Dietz of Brach Eichler LLC
Case:Camper v. Quality Elevator Products Inc.
Type:Product Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Elevator Accident, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$2,075,000.00
Attorneys:Dean R. Maglione, Elizabeth A. Boylan of The Maglione Firm, P.C.
Case:Cuff v. UPS, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Dennis M. Donnelly of The Donnelly Law Firm, LLC
Case:Estate of Fischel v. Mujic, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
17 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul G. Hunczak, David L. Johnson of Morris Downing & Sherred
Case:Rodriguez v. NJ Transit, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident, Single-Vehicle Accident, Amputation
18
Amount:$1,970,000.00
Attorneys:Richard Galex of Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland
Case:Chen v. Sathaye
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
19
Amount:$1,875,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Maggiano, Christopher T. DiGirolamo of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
Case:Phillipe v. Merians
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Lawrence A. LeBrocq of Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, PC
Case:Rodriguez-Flores v. Apg, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort

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