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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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
21 (tie)
Amount: $1,800,000.00
Attorneys: James S. Lynch of Lynch Lynch Held Rosenberg P.C.
Case: J.P., Pro Ami v. Guerrero, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Amputation
21 (tie)
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
22
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
23 (tie)
Amount: $1,700,000.00
Attorneys: Mark McBratney of Seigel Law, LLC
Case: Gaita v. Novikov, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
23 (tie)
Amount: $1,700,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey J. Zenna of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case: Priessnitz v. Roe
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
24
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
25
Amount: $1,490,123.00
Attorneys: John E. Molinari of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case: Van Orden v. Stampone, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
26 (tie)
Amount: $1,400,000.00
Attorneys: Paul M. da Costa of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Case: Estate of Scavetta v. Agresti, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
26 (tie)
Amount: $1,400,000.00
Attorneys: Ronald J. Morgan, Gregg A. Stone of Kirsch, Gelband & Stone, P.A.
Case: Lilos v. High Exposure, LLC, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Fall, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
27 (tie)
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Lance J. Bitterman, Andrew L. Statmore of Fredson, Statmore & Bitterman
Case: Thomas v. Government Employees Ins. Co.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Single-Vehicle Accident, Amputation
27 (tie)
Amount: $1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Epstein of The Epstein Law Firm
Case: Van Slooten v. Waldron, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
28
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
29
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: John J. Ratkowitz, Michael A. Gallardo of Ginarte Gallardo Gonzalez & Winograd, LLP
Case: Zhindon v. Prestige Building Co. LLC, et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Scaffolding Accident, Electrical Injury, Negligent Tort
30
Amount: $1,185,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth W. Elwood of Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari, P.C.
Case: Mitchko v. Evangelista
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
31
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
32
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
33 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael T. Heck of Epstein Ostrove, LLC
Case: Sclavunos v. Gillikin
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
33 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mark McBratney of Seigel Law, LLC
Case: Lahu v. Raghubans
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
33 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: James Vasquez of The Law Offices of James Vasquez P.C.
Case: Rafael v. Williams, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
33 (tie)
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
33 (tie)
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Paul M. da Costa of Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
Case: Estate of Ciesla v. McCain, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43 (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
43 (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
44
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
45
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
46
Amount: $305,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew O'Connor of Nagel Rice
Case: Carmiche v. Lipman
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
47
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher J. Keating, John E. Keefe Jr., John E. Gregory Jr. of Keefe Law Firm
Case: Rand v. Rodriguez
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
48
Amount: $290,000.00
Attorneys: Gary J. Grabas of Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan L.L.C.
Case: N.M., Pro Ami v. Bartnikowski
Type: Dog Bite, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Animal Attack, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
49
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
50
Amount: $275,000.00
Attorneys: John H. Shindle of Ward, Shindle & Hall
Case: Estate of Snow v. Postal Fleet Services Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability

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