Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2019

Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff jury verdicts* obtained in New York in the year 2019. 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 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2019.

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1
Amount: $325,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jerome H. Block, Alexandria Awad, John P. Guinan of Levy Konigsberg LLP; Christian H. Hartley, Suzanne Ratcliffe of Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French and Mudd, LLC
Case: Olson v. Brenntag North America Inc., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
2
Amount: $110,640,958.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Gurfein, Preston J. Doulgas of Gurfein Douglas LLP
Case: Redish v. Adler, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
3
Amount: $110,174,972.00
Attorneys: Daniel P. O'Toole, Scott Occhiogrosso of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP
Case: Liciaga v. NYC Transit Authority
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Tort, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
4
Amount: $101,798,965.00
Attorneys: Benedict Morelli, David Sirotkin, Alexander Morelli, Danielle Lamberg, Michael S. Schlesinger of Morelli Law Firm
Case: Perez v. Live Nation Worldwide Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Fall, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
5
Amount: $59,170,000.00
Attorneys: Ben B. Rubinowitz, Richard M. Steigman of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Case: Yanes v. NYC Board of Ed., et al.
Type: Government Negligence, Personal Injury, School Safety, Burn Injury, Emotional Distress, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount: $46,814,598.00
Attorneys: Evan Torgan, Mitchell K. Aaron, Ona E. Sanders of Torgan Cooper + Aaron
Case: Jones v. Jones, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Surgical Error, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Neurosurgery Malpractice, Failure to Test, Quadriplegia
7
Amount: $45,730,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Stolper of The Stolper Group; David I. Greenberger of Bailey Duquette P.C.
Case: Beach v. Touradji Capital Mgmt, LP
Type: Breach of Contract, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, Unpaid Bonuses
8
Amount: $43,083,000.00
Attorneys: Scott Rynecki of Rubenstein & Rynecki; John K. Avanzino of Avanzino & Moreno, PC
Case: K.C.C. v. United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
9
Amount: $32,500,000.00
Attorneys: Ira Newman, Edward J. Sanocki, Carl B. Tegtmeier of Sanocki, Newman & Turret, LLP
Case: Lassalle v. City of NY, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
10
Amount: $28,500,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua D. Pollack of Kramer & Pollack LLP; Joel H. Robinson of Robinson & Yablon PC
Case: Hayden, et al. v. Zarghami, et al.
Type: Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount: $28,057,288.00
Attorneys: Robert A. Miklos of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos PC
Case: Roberts v. New York City Health & Hospital Corp.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test, Paralysis Injury
12
Amount: $25,500,000.00
Attorneys: Hoang Q. Nguyen, Andrew Leftt of Nguyen Leftt PC
Case: See v. NYC Transit Authority, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
13
Amount: $18,079,716.00
Attorneys: James Wilkens of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.; Sayegh & Sayegh, P.C.
Case: McCloud v. Montefiore Med. Center, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Erb's Palsy, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
14
Amount: $17,480,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas E. Tzaneteas of Law Offices Of Everett J. Petersson, P.C.
Case: Siano v. Consolidated Edison Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort
15
Amount: $14,000,000.00
Attorneys: Blake Goldfarb, Seth A. Harris, Jason Bateman of Burns & Harris
Case: Register v. SAS Morrison LLC, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
16
Amount: $13,650,000.00
Attorneys: Gil Zohar of Law Office of Yuriy Prakhin P.C.
Case: Petrosian v. B&A Warehousing Inc, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
17
Amount: $13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carmine A. Rubino of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Estate of Raefski v. Hirsch, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
18
Amount: $12,471,000.00
Attorneys: John DeMaio of DeMaio Law
Case: Milton v. Mohammed, et al.
Type: Fraud, Wrongful Imprisonment, Wrongful Prosecution, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
19
Amount: $12,000,000.00
Attorneys: Benedict Morelli, David Sirotkin, Alexander Morelli, Michael S. Schlesinger of Morelli Law Firm
Case: Wu v. NYCTA
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Mass Transit Accident, Single-Vehicle Accident
20
Amount: $11,700,000.00
Attorneys: Frank J. Lombardo of Wingate Russotti Shapiro & Halperin, LLP
Case: McGrath v. R.C.P.I. 30 Rock 22234849 LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort

* 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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