Top 50 Settlements in New Jersey in 2020

Top 50 Settlements in New Jersey in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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:$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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Drew K. Kapur of Duane Morris, LLP
Case:Stavros, Inc. v. State of New Jersey
Type:Inverse Condemnation, Property Rights, Real Estate
15
Amount:$1,775,000.00
Attorneys:Justin D. Burns, Bruce P. McMoran of McMoran, O'Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C.
Case:Strycharz v. City of Trenton, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
16
Amount:$1,603,100.00
Attorneys:Andrew R. Wolf, Henry P. Wolfe of The Wolf Law Firm L.L.C.; Karri Lueddeke, Ronald L. Lueddeke of Lueddeke Law Firm
Case:Mills v. Camping World RV Sales, et al.
Type:Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort
17
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Wechsler v. Lefkon
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$1,100,000.00
Attorneys:Greg M. Kohn of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Distasio v. Parada, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$1,075,000.00
Attorneys:Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Graham v. Shoman
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Birth , Failure to Inform, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark Goldstein of Goldstein & Goldstein PC
Case:Pedestrian v. Auto Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
21
Amount:$860,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa A. Lehrer of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C.
Case:Tsai, et al. v. AFV Transports, LLC, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$650,000.00
Attorneys:Michael C. McKenna of McKenna Law
Case:Blanks v. Gallo
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
23
Amount:$575,000.00
Attorneys:James C. DeZao of Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A.
Case:Pagano v. Ramos, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
24
Amount:$550,000.00
Attorneys:Louis Pechman, Gianfranco J. Cuadra of Pechman Law Group P.L.L.C.; Mitchell Schley of Law Offices of Mitchell Schley L.L.C.
Case:Porter v. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
25
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Susan F. Connors of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Simicevic v. Kahn
Type:Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
26
Amount:$498,249.90
Attorneys:Geoffrey C. Arlen of Arlen Law Firm, LLC
Case:Timothy Weber v. Rath Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning
Type:Business Liability, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$490,000.00
Attorneys:Greg M. Kohn of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Bicyclist v. Cab, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
28
Amount:$465,000.00
Attorneys:Geoffrey C. Arlen of Arlen Law Firm, LLC
Case:Savoye v. Drillman
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
29
Amount:$442,500.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Paragano of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Pampena v. Willert
Type:Dog Bite, Personal Injury, Animal Attack, Strict Liability
30 (tie)
Amount:$430,000.00
Attorneys:James C. DeZao of Law Offices of James C. Dezao, P.A.
Case:Balance v. Guerrera, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
30 (tie)
Amount:$430,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Paragano, Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Garb v. Garb
Type:Personal Injury, Watercraft Accident, Motorboat Accident, Negligent Tort
31
Amount:$425,000.00
Attorneys:Greg M. Kohn of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Girao v. Kemsco Equipment Co., Inc.
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
32
Amount:$350,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey C. Burstein, Justin Mulaire, Katie N. Linehan, Liane T. Rice, Raechel L. Adams of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Norfolk Southern Corp.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Hire
33
Amount:$305,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew O'Connor of Nagel Rice
Case:Carmiche v. Lipman
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
34
Amount:$287,500.00
Attorneys:Andrew O'Connor, Michael Paragano of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Adames v. Ramirez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Michael C. McKenna of McKenna Law
Case:Booth v. Gillan
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
36
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew O'Connor of Nagel Rice LLP
Case:DC Helicopters v. Dallas Airmotive
Type:Aviation Accident, Business Liability, Property Damage, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$195,000.00
Attorneys:John A. Yanchunis, Patrick Barthle of Morgan & Morgan; James A. Barry of Locks Law Firm L.L.C.; Michael A. Galpern of Javerbaum WurgaftHick Kahn Wikstrom & Sinnis
Case:Morrow v. Quest Diagnostics Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Invasion of Privacy, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Data Breach, Negligent Tort
38
Amount:$185,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew O'Connor of Nagel Rice
Case:Velez v. Liebetz
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
39
Amount:$170,000.00
Attorneys:Louis Pechman, Vivianna Morales of Pechman Law Group P.L.L.C.; Mitchell Schley of Law Offices of Mitchell Schley L.L.C.
Case:Loja v. Mendel’s Muffins and Stuff Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
40 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Paragano of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Feld v. Land Rover Monmouth
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Tort
40 (tie)
Amount:$150,000.00
Attorneys:Justin D. Burns, Bruce P. McMoran of McMoran, O'Connor, Bramley & Burns, P.C.
Case:Hample v. Township of Long Beach, et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
41
Amount:$115,990.00
Attorneys:Alan Lee Poliner of Poliner Law L.L.C.; Bharati O. Sharma of The Wolf Law Firm L.L.C.; Yongmoon Kim of Kim Law Firm L.L.C.
Case:Santiago v. Apothaker Scian P.C., et al.
Type:Class Action, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, FDCPA Violation, Debt Collection
42 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Greg M. Kohn of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Chaudhari v. Pate
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
42 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Paragano of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Reddan v. Minoso
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
42 (tie)
Amount:$100,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Paragano of Nagel Rice, LLP
Case:Lukowiak v. Lin
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
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Note: Settlements below $100,000 have not been included to the list.

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