Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2020

Top 50 Verdicts in New York in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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
21
Amount: $1,450,000.00
Attorneys: Robert V. Fallarino, Gerhardt M. Nielsen, Annamarie Bondi-Stoddard of Pegalis & Erickson LLC
Case: Estate of Hernandez v. Shah, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
22
Amount: $1,136,211.00
Attorneys: John Danzi of Law Office of Robert F. Danzi; Brandon M. Cruz of Bongiorno Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case: Vailes v. Molloy College
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
23 (tie)
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Philip V. Aiello of McManus Ateshoglou Aiello & Apostolakos P.L.L.C.
Case: Sherman v. County of Nassau, 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
23 (tie)
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Melisande Hill of Hill & Moin L.L.P.
Case: Delgado v. 2530 Ocean Ave. Corp.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
23 (tie)
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua B. Irwin, Irwin & Poznanski L.L.P.
Case: Nazario v. Exclusive Ambulette Service Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
24
Amount: $1,000,070.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Black of Black Lyle & Habberfield, LLP
Case: Wydysh v. Gopal
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
25
Amount: $900,000.00
Attorneys: Simon Hannanian, Bill Hamel of Subin Associates L.L.P.
Case: Castro v. Bruzola, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
26
Amount: $875,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J.R. Mule, Jason Herbert of Krentsel & Guzman L.L.P.
Case: Wang v. Mega Prosper Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
27
Amount: $825,000.00
Attorneys: Brian M. King of Brian M. King Law Office PLLC
Case: Stengel v. Foxworth
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
28
Amount: $725,000.00
Attorneys: Jason Herbert of Krentsel & Guzman L.L.P.
Case: Geraldi v. Sambrook, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
29
Amount: $680,240.00
Attorneys: Glenn E. Auletta of Gruenberg Kelly Della
Case: Grillo v. Turello
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
30
Amount: $650,000.00
Attorneys: Rob Rickner of Rickner P.L.L.C; Abraham Rubert-Schewel of Lord & Schewel P.L.L.C.; Richard P. Reyes of Law Office of Richard P. Reyes P.C.
Case: Natoo v. Sergeant Miranda
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
31
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Eric H. Green of Law Office of Eric H. Green
Case: Gontarek v. NYCTA, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
32
Amount: $585,000.00
Attorneys: Samuel O. Maduegbuna, William W. Cowles of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP
Case: Eaton v. Fiotos, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
33
Amount: $570,000.00
Attorneys: John A. DeGasperis of Basch & Keegan L.L.P.
Case: McNett v. KDS Group L.L.C., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
34
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: Brian Murtha, Lisa J. Borsella, Zandra D’Ambrosio of Suris & Associates P.C.
Case: Carlino, et al. v. Dabowski, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
35
Amount: $375,000.00
Attorneys: Clifford S. Argintar of Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
Case: Manning v. Minara, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
36
Amount: $365,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Schlesinger, David T. Sirotkin, Alexander R. Morelli of Morelli Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case: Lin v. Flushing Point Holding L.L.C.
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
37
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Glenys M. Rosario, Jonathan O. Michaels of Pena & Kahn P.L.L.C.
Case: Vallejos v. Hocker, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
38
Amount: $305,000.00
Attorneys: Stacey R. Aaronson, Rose M. Day of Day & Associates P.C.
Case: Alfred, et al. v. Ebrahimi, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
39
Amount: $265,000.00
Attorneys: Brett L. Kuller of Chopra & Nocerino
Case: Purkari v. Carbone
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
40 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher D. Watkins of Watkins Law
Case: Rosario v. Village of Sleepy Hollow
Type: Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
40 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Uwem Umoh of Umoh Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case: Benitez v. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
41
Amount: $200,295.00
Attorneys: John H. Mulvehill of John H. Mulvehill Attorney at Law
Case: Tricarico v. Baer, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
42 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Levitz of Shulman & Hill P.L.L.C.
Case: Bouattoura v. McElwee, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
42 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: Joshua Brian Irwin of Joshua Brian Irwin P.C.
Case: Brown v. White, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
43
Amount: $152,471.00
Attorneys: Rudyard F. Whyte of The Cochran Firm
Case: Zou v. Good Fortune Supermarket of Brooklyn Inc.
Type: Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
44
Amount: $137,986.00
Attorneys: Marc E. Scollar of Marc E. Scollar, Esq.; Michael P. Lagnado of Michael P. Lagnado, Counselor at Law
Case: 2015 Freeman LLC, et al. v. Seneca Specialty Ins. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Property Damage
45
Amount: $130,000.00
Attorneys: A.J. Bosman of Bosman Law Firm L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Perez v. County of Rensselaer, NY, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Government Negligence, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote, Reputational Harm
46
Amount: $100,000.00
Attorneys: Kliopatra Vrontos of Rubenstein & Rynecki
Case: Scott v. Apri Car Corp., et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
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Note: Verdicts below $100,000 have not been included to the list.

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