Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2020

Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff jury verdicts obtained in New York in the year 2020. 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 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2020.

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1
Amount: $854,565,576.00
Attorneys: Mike De Vries, Gianni Cutri, Adam Alper, Pat Carson, Leslie Schmidt, Ben Herbert, Adam Kaufmann, Joshua Simmons of Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Case: Syntel Sterling Best Shores Mauritius Limited v. Trizetto Group Inc.
Type: Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
2
Amount: $10,600,000.00
Attorneys: Seth A. Harris, Alison R. Keenan, Blake G. Goldfarb of Burns & Harris
Case: Barragan v. NYCTA, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
3
Amount: $9,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jason Lesnevec, Michael S. Lamonsoff of Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff P.L.L.C.
Case: Del Valle v. City of New York
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, False Arrest, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
4
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ronald Abramson, David G. Liston, Ari J. Jaffess, Alex G. Patchen of Liston Abramson LLP
Case: Kaufman v. Microsoft Corp.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
5
Amount: $6,250,000.00
Attorneys: Jordan K. Merson of Merson Law P.L.L.C.
Case: Njinga v. Alexiades, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Raoul Felder of Stutman Stutman Lichtenstein & Felder, LLP
Case: Bardwil v. Bardwil
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
7
Amount: $4,436,259.00
Attorneys: Michael Armienti of Armienti, DeBellis, Guglielmo & Rhoden L.L.P.
Case: Deflorio v. County of Nassau
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Emergency Vehicle Accident
8
Amount: $4,241,911.00
Attorneys: Max Silverberg, Alison R. Keenan of Burns & Harris
Case: Clarington Fortune v. New York City Housing Authority
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
9
Amount: $4,030,000.00
Attorneys: Emil L. Samuels of Kelner & Kelner
Case: Miller v. Camelot Communications Group Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
10
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Adam Deutsch of Fiedler Deutsch, LLP
Case: Olken v. Zajac
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
11
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: James Wilkens of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo P.C.; Mark L. Bodner of Mark L. Bodner P.C.
Case: Torgut v. The New York and Presbyterian Hospital
Type: Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
12
Amount: $3,300,000.00
Attorneys: Jamie B. Levy, Candice A. Pluchino of Levy Law Firm P.C.
Case: Pagan v. Goldfarb Properties Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
13
Amount: $2,980,000.00
Attorneys: Mary Ellen Wright of Jacoby & Meyers L.L.P.
Case: Estate of Smith v. Northern Manhattan Nursing Home Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
14
Amount: $2,811,084.00
Attorneys: David Resnick of David Resnick & Associates P.C.
Case: Dowdy v. The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
15
Amount: $2,797,684.00
Attorneys: Gary Slobin of Alpert, Slobin & Rubenstein
Case: Estate of Schneider v. Hanasab, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Scooter Accident, Negligent Tort
16
Amount: $2,725,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel H. Gilberg of Daniel H. Gilberg, Attorney at Law
Case: Estate of Daniels v. Jerome, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount: $2,107,966.00
Attorneys: Gary Silverstein of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff L.L.P.
Case: Best v. Vaynman, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
18
Amount: $2,011,845.00
Attorneys: John Zaremba of Zaremba, Brownell & Brown P.L.L.C.
Case: Impoco v. Marjam Supply Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
19
Amount: $1,925,000.00
Attorneys: Valerie J. Lauriello of Law Office of Michael D. Flynn
Case: Grosso v. Long Island R.R. Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, Negligent Tort
20
Amount: $1,550,000.00
Attorneys: Peter W. Kolp of Peter Kolp, PC; Nick Gjelaj, Pat Mullaney of Mullaney & Gjelaj, PLLC
Case: Buckner v. Mcgill
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort

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