Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2019

Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Verdicts in New York in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 100 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
21
Amount:$11,500,000.00
Attorneys:Peter S. Thomas of Lurie & Flatow, PC
Case:Dorsa v. Moore
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Emergency Vehicle Accident
22
Amount:$10,970,000.00
Attorneys:Jason L. Paris of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC
Case:Elkhatib v. Balducci's and Sutton Place Gourmet, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
23
Amount:$10,040,000.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Eisen, Ayda I. Suberoglu of Subin Associates, LLP
Case:Serrano v. Bermuda Realty Co. 2 LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
24
Amount:$9,660,000.00
Attorneys:Susan Dennehy of Dennehy Law Firm (NY)
Case:Fuentes v. Abakporo, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
25
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas Elefterakis, Matthew D. Fox , Jordan Jodre, Evan M. La Penna, Jeffrey Bromfeld, Rosangely Frick of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek
Case:Richardson v. Dougert Mgmt. Corp., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
26
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:John P. Comerford, Mathew J. Morton of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC
Case:Meissner v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Protect, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$7,605,700.00
Attorneys:Keith J. Clarke, Christopher B. Meagher of Meagher & Meagher, P.C.
Case:13-Month-Old Child v. Pediatric Neurologist, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Neurosurgery Malpractice
28
Amount:$7,436,613.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Mortati of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
Case:Kinch v. Touloukian
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
29
Amount:$7,075,000.00
Attorneys:Eugene Gozenput of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C
Case:Lopez v. Lidonnici
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
30
Amount:$6,872,000.00
Attorneys:Ann R. Johnson, Michael Feldman of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Case:Dewinkeleer v. Portland Stoneware Packaging Co. Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
31
Amount:$6,683,922.00
Attorneys:Charles E. Wisell of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC
Case:Masmalaj v. New York City Econ. Dev. Corp., et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
32
Amount:$6,275,000.00
Attorneys:Richard M. Levy (Rubenstein & Rynecki), Harris L. Marks of Rubenstein & Rynecki
Case:Perry v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
33
Amount:$6,010,000.00
Attorneys:Sean A. McConnell of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.
Case:Estate of Arroyo v. Castellanos, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
34
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anthony T. Hirschberger, Jeffrey A. Guzman of Krentsel Guzman Herbert LLP
Case:Estate of Romano v. Clove Lakes Health Care & Rehab. Center Inc.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Fall, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
35
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Frank Della Donne of Monaco & Monaco; John Tumelty of Tumelty & Speir, LLP
Case:Avetisian v. NY Presbyterian Hospital
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
36
Amount:$4,855,280.00
Attorneys:John J. Nonnenmacher of Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC
Case:Encalada v. Riverside Retail LLC, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$4,820,000.00
Attorneys:Charles E. Finelli of The Law Office of Charles E. Finelli & Associates; Michael E. Garron of Law Office of Michael E. Garron P.C.
Case:Jorge v. Mercedes, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
38
Amount:$4,775,000.00
Attorneys:Albert Kim of William Schwitzer & Associates, PC; William R. Hamel, Jordan S. Finkelstein of Dinkes & Schwitzer
Case:Petit v. Archer, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Mass Transit Accident
39
Amount:$4,240,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Salimbene of Law Office of Matthew J. Salimbene, PC; Alan S. Ripka of Alan Ripka & Associates, LLP
Case:Ryzhova v. All Fresh Produce Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
40
Amount:$4,174,000.00
Attorneys:Herbert S. Subin, Sagar Chadha of Subin Associates, LLP
Case:De La Rosa v. Nelson Avenue Holdings LLC, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
41 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:James W. Shuttleworth III, Andrew G. Finkelstein of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Case:Trussell-Slutsky v. McIlmurray, et al.
Type:Defamation, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Reputational Harm, Libel
41 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter J. Creedon of Creedon & Gill PC
Case:Grechen v. Agulnick
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Unnecessary Surgery, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort
42
Amount:$3,866,055.00
Attorneys:James Licalzi, Michael E. Duffy, Damien Smith of Duffy & Duffy, PLLC
Case:Chicoine v. Dibaro, P.A., 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
43
Amount:$3,587,064.00
Attorneys:Stephen H. Jacobson of Jaroslawicz & Jaros PLLC
Case:Aguaiza v. Manhattanview Terrace Inc.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
44
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Marvin D. Fuhrman of Wolf & Fuhrman
Case:Rodriguez v. 160 West 118th Street Corp., et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew K. Macaulay of Khavinson & Associates P.C.
Case:Parker v. Sanabria, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
46
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Cody McCone of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP
Case:Rosenblatt v. Center for Nursing & Rehab. Inc.
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
47
Amount:$2,959,251.00
Attorneys:Andrew W. Siegel of Siegel & Coonerty
Case:Lema v. 37 W. 14th St. Associates LLC, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Scaffolding Accident, Negligent Tort
48
Amount:$2,782,544.00
Attorneys:Eric D. Subin, Robert J. Eisen of Subin Associates, LLP
Case:Alvarez v. Richmond Hill Lumber Supply, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
49
Amount:$2,655,000.00
Attorneys:Frederick K. Brewington, Cathryn Harris-Marchesi of Law Office of Frederick K. Brewington
Case:Abreu v. Verizon NY Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
50
Amount:$2,650,000.00
Attorneys:Philip J. Dinhofer of Philip J. Dinhofer LLC
Case:Ojeda v. MTA
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, 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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