Top 20 Settlements in New Jersey in 2020

Top 20 Settlements in New Jersey in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 settlements obtained in New Jersey in the year 2020. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Settlements in New Jersey in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Settlements in New Jersey in 2020.

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 submit it to us today.

1
Amount: $125,000,000.00
Attorneys: David M. Estes, David M. Freeman, David A. Mazie, Adam M. Epstein of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Meister v. Verizon New Jersey Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Failure to Maintain, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury
2
Amount: $35,000,000.00
Attorneys: Roosevelt N. Nesmith of Law Office of Roosevelt N. Nesmith L.L.C.; Richard E. Quintilone II of Quintilone & Associates, Lake Forest, CA; David Markham of The Markham Law Firm; Catherine E. Anderson of Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson L.L.P.
Case: Merino v. Wells Fargo & Co., et al.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
3
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Beth G. Baldinger, David Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Ocasio v. Yeh, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Amputation
4
Amount: $9,380,000.00
Attorneys: Peter Chamas, Robert Adinolfi of Gill & Chamas
Case: Munoz v. Sarkaria
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort
5
Amount: $7,300,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph A. DiCroce of Law Office of Joseph A. Dicroce LLC
Case: Estate of Claussen v. Sakoutis Brothers Disposal Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount: $7,100,000.00
Attorneys: E. Drew Britcher, Armand Leone of Britcher Leone
Case: Tejada v. Hoboken University Medical Center
Type: Birth Injury, Business Liability, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
7 (tie)
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Adinolfi, Peter Chamas of Gill & Chamas
Case: Roman v. Rahal
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
7 (tie)
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Daryl Zaslow of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow
Case: Estate of Horvath v. Alegre-Gomez, et al.
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC
Case: Estate of Nelson v. Baratta, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
9
Amount: $4,730,000.00
Attorneys: Steven L. Wittels, Tiasha Palikovic of Wittels Law; Jerry A. Klafter, Seth R. Lesser, Fran L. Rudich of Klafter Olsen & Lesser L.L.P.; Alexis Helene Castillo of Lowey Dannenberg P.C.
Case: Little, et al. v. Ambit Northeast L.L.C., et al.
Type: Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Unjust Enrichment, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, Failure to Disclose
10
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Adam B. Lederman, Garry R. Salomon of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case: Kadubic, et al. v. Meizenis, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Emergency Vehicle Accident
11
Amount: $4,400,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher DiGirolamo of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi
Case: Polifonte v. D’Amario-Aubin
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Paralysis Injury
12
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew Mendelsohn, David Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Case: Schultz v. Lowe’s Home Centers LLC
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Tort
13 (tie)
Amount: $3,700,000.00
Attorneys: Samuel Davis of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon
Case: Brashears v. Edgewater Marina
Type: Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Maritime Injury
13 (tie)
Amount: $3,700,000.00
Attorneys: Gary S. Graifman, Jay I. Brody of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C.; Thomas P. Sobran of Thomas P. Sobran P.C.; Bruce H. Nagel, Randee M. Matloff of Nagel Rice L.L.P.
Case: Gelis, et al. v. BMW of North America, LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Class Action, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, Failure to Disclose
14
Amount: $3,550,000.00
Attorneys: Edward Capozzi, Corey Dietz of Brach Eichler
Case: Garris v. City of Paterson
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
15
Amount: $3,400,000.00
Attorneys: William A. Bock of Gill & Chamas
Case: Borga v. Omni-Serv LLC., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: David Freeman, David Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman
Case: Konzman v. Wawa, Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
17
Amount: $2,900,000.00
Attorneys: Lauren D. Fraser of Javerbaum, Wurgaft, Hicks, Kahn, Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.
Case: DeMario, et al. v. Supreme Mulch LLC, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Paralysis Injury
18 (tie)
Amount: $2,404,256.00
Attorneys: Joseph K. Jones of Jones Wolf & Kapasi L.L.C.; Yongmoon Kim of Kim Law Firm L.L.C.
Case: Uriarte v. Stenger & Stenger P.C.
Type: Class Action, Intentional Tort, FDCPA Violation, Debt Collection
18 (tie)
Amount: $2,404,256.00
Attorneys: Yongmoon Kim of Kim Law Firm L.L.C.; Joseph K. Jones of Jones Wolf & Kapasi L.L.C.
Case: Burgos v. Resurgent Capital Services L.P.
Type: Class Action, Intentional Tort, FDCPA Violation, Debt Collection
19 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case: Pollard v. EAB Transport Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
19 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Edward J. Rebenack of Rebenack Aronow & Mascolo LLP
Case: Estrada v. Sasso
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
19 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case: Celi v. GB2L Properties, Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
20
Amount: $1,875,564.00
Attorneys: Bruce D. Greenberg of Lite DePalma Greenberg L.L.C.; Timothy F. Maloney, Veronica B. Nannis, Megan A. Benevento of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Michael Paul Smith, Melissa L. English, Sarah A. Zadrozny of Smith, Gildea & Schmidt L.L.C.
Case: Conover, et al v. Patriot Land Transfer L.L.C., et al.
Type: Class Action, Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment, Kickback, Intentional Tort, Real Estate

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