Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2019

Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff jury verdicts* obtained in New Jersey in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of New Jersey.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2019.

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1
Amount:$125,000,000.00
Attorneys:Liza M. Walsh, Eleonore Ofosu-Antwi, Hector D. Ruiz of Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP
Case:Eagle View Tech. Inc. v. Xactware Solutions Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
2
Amount:$39,000,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Andrew L. O’Connor of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Agiz v. Heller Industrial Park, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort, Amputation
3
Amount:$37,300,000.00
Attorneys:Moshe Maimon of Levy Konigsberg LLP; Christopher J. Panatier of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC; Christopher M. Placitella of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
Case:Barden, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
4
Amount:$28,600,000.00
Attorneys:Carol L. Forte of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case:Szell v. Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
5
Amount:$24,300,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph B. Fiorenzo, Stephen M. Klein of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Case:Comprehensive Neurosurgical P.C. v. Valley Hospital
Type:Deceptive Trade Practices, Retaliation, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
6
Amount:$17,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul A. Lauricella, Slade H. McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Lauricella PC
Case:Heaney v. Dadzie, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
7
Amount:$7,677,000.00
Attorneys:James Pagliuca, Andrew L. Chambarry of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case:Schultz v. Atlas Homes LLC, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
8
Amount:$6,400,000.00
Attorneys:Paul Castronovo, Thomas A. McKinney of Castronovo & McKinney, LLC
Case:McCarthy v. CareOne Management, LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
9
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew A. Fraser, Tiffany L. Heineman of Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP; Martin Liberman of Law office of Martin Liberman
Case:Sklar v. Martin O’Boyle Landscaping, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Quadriplegia
10
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Harvey Fruchter, Jared B. Weiss of Fruchter, Weiss & Associates LLC
Case:Frederick v. Harrah’s Casino
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
11
Amount:$3,650,000.00
Attorneys:Evan J. Lide of Stark & Stark
Case:Zaburski v. Klein
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$3,648,030.00
Attorneys:David M. Schmid of Stark & Stark
Case:Simmons v. Staples Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$3,225,580.00
Attorneys:Kimberly L. Gozsa of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case:Cook-Stubbs v. Cpg Partners L.P., LLC, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
14
Amount:$2,582,223.00
Attorneys:Brian S. Chacker of Gay & Chacker
Case:Heiser v. Soble, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
15
Amount:$2,579,000.00
Attorneys:Gerald H. Clark, Mark W. Morris of Clark Law Firm, PC
Case:Silva v. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Type:Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
16
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:James D. Martin of Martin Kane Kuper LLC
Case:Ronneberg v. Sullivan
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Podiatry Malpractice, Failure to Test
17
Amount:$2,343,701.00
Attorneys:John T. Dooley, Sean M. McMonagle of Law Offices of John T. Dooley, P.C.
Case:O’Connell v. Network Construction Co. Inc.
Type:Construction Accident, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Trip & Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Hire, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$2,260,000.00
Attorneys:Donna H. Clancy of Clancy Law Firm P.C.; Darren Audino of Bardsley, Benedict + Cholden, LLP; Vincent P. Manning of Manning, Caliendo & Thomson, PA
Case:Bracken v. Torcon Inc.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$2,083,105.00
Attorneys:Marvin R. Walden Jr. of Greenberg & Walden, LLC
Case:Carmon v. Jarmon
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Head-on Collision, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$1,762,800.00
Attorneys:Matthew A. Peluso of Matthew A. Peluso L.L.C.
Case:Hagel v. Davenport, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote, Military Discrimination
21
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:Lee D. Rosenfeld, Jennifer Gomez-Hardy of Messa & Associates, PC
Case:McGlinchey v. Tran
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$1,747,505.00
Attorneys:Julie E. Nugent of Weiss & Paarz P.C.
Case:Drummond v. Grencavich C.N.M., et al.
Type:Excessive Force, Medical Malpractice
23
Amount:$1,747,503.00
Attorneys:Julie E. Nugent, Robert E. Paarz of Weiss & Paarz P.C.
Case:A.M., Pro Ami v. Grencavich, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Shoulder Dystocia, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24
Amount:$1,716,781.00
Attorneys:James M. Pocchia of James M. Pocchia, Attorney at Law; Salvatore Imbornone Jr. of McHugh & Imbornone, P.A.
Case:Thomas v. Dicker
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
25
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew R. Mendelsohn, Adam M. Epstein of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case:Reckhow v. Gray
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
26
Amount:$1,484,803.00
Attorneys:Eugene Killian, Laura V. Studwell of The Killian Firm P.C.
Case:Quackenbos v. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
Type:Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
27
Amount:$1,475,000.00
Attorneys:Dina M. Confalone, Dennis M. Fackelman of Confalone & Fackelman LLC
Case:Reiss v. Warren Medical Center Condo. Assoc., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$1,455,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy E. Dinan, Andrew A. Fraser, Meghan L. Steingall of Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP; Andrew S. Prince of Tobin Kessler Greenstein Caruso Wiener & Konray, PC (TeamLaw)
Case:Kaufman v. NJ Manufacturers Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
29
Amount:$1,333,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce H. Nagel, Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Seergy v. Ricker, et al.
Type:Dental Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
30
Amount:$1,230,000.00
Attorneys:B. David Jarashow, Steven M. Gabor of Law Offices of B. David Jarashow, P.A.
Case:Pantano v. Marine Transport Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort
31
Amount:$1,175,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan P. Holtz of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC
Case:Silvestre-Oseida v. Sesay
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
32
Amount:$1,160,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth F. D’Amato of Atkins, Tafuri, Minassian, D'Amato & Beane, P.A.
Case:Ortega v. Saba
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$1,118,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen A. Mennella, Paula C. Nunes of Lord, Kobrin, Alvarez & Fattell, LLC
Case:Bejarano v. Lobianco, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
34
Amount:$1,061,374.00
Attorneys:Jungsup Kim of Jungsup Kim, LLC; Ginam Lee, Jay Hong of Legacy Pro Law, PC
Case:Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc. v. Korean Radio Broadcasting
Type:Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
35
Amount:$1,032,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce P. Fromer of Nelson Fromer Crocco & Jordan Law Offices
Case:Meinheit v. Jersey Central Power & Light
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain, Electrical Injury, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort
36 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul K. Caliendo of Gill & Chamas, LLC
Case:Gaguancela v. BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
36 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert H. Baumgarten of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case:Bailey v. Hennessey
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
36 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin Barber of Niedweske Barber Hager, LLC
Case:McCracken v. Township of Bloomfield, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Harassment, Negligent Tort, Military Discrimination
36 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:R. David Blake of R. David Blake Attorney at Law
Case:Kaczynska v. Rehder
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$986,238.00
Attorneys:Sebastian Ionno of Ionno & Higbee, Attorneys at Law, LLC
Case:Johnson v. State of NJ
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Wrongful Demotion
38
Amount:$960,000.00
Attorneys:Michael C. Kazer of Michael C. Kazer, P.C.
Case:Miller v. Mid-Century Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
39
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Pierguidi of Law Offices of David Pierguidi
Case:Soto v. Incorvaia
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Tort
40
Amount:$915,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent R. Glorisi of Glorisi Law Firm; John J. Pisano of Law Office of John J. Pisano
Case:Monserrate v. Oldwick Gas Station
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
41
Amount:$848,362.00
Attorneys:Raymond L. Hamlin of Hunt, Hamlin, & Ridley
Case:Adderley v. NJ Transit
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
42
Amount:$846,523.00
Attorneys:Alexander Schachtel of Law Office of Alexander Schachtel
Case:Rock Real Estate Ventures LLC, et al. v. Riley, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Consumer Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
43
Amount:$840,000.00
Attorneys:Brian A. Held, James S. Lynch of Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg, P.C.
Case:Syed v. Venezia
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
44
Amount:$729,000.00
Attorneys:Mark S. Guralnick of Law Offices of Mark S. Guralnick
Case:Badore v. Allstate Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
45
Amount:$724,006.00
Attorneys:F. R. "Chip" Dunne III of Dunne, Dunne & Cohen L.L.C.
Case:Rubury v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Uninsured Motorist
46
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Lizzi of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C.
Case:Grenner v. Mohtashemi
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
47 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Ernest P. Fronzuto of Fronzuto Law Group
Case:D.P., Pro Ami v. Wassel, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Training, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47 (tie)
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Eugene S. Wishnic of Wishnic & Jerushalmy Law Group, P.C.
Case:Nasruddin v. Plati
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
48
Amount:$626,300.00
Attorneys:Michael B. Fusco of Levinson Axelrod, P.A.
Case:Catena v. Borrelli
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
49
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
50
Amount:$553,285.00
Attorneys:Anthony J. Murgatroyd of Murgatroyd Law Group; Andrew A. Fraser of Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP
Case:Trowbridge v. Rodriguez, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability

* This and other lists of plaintiff jury verdicts, in our publication, may occasionally include a small number of counter- and/or cross-plaintiff verdicts.

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