Civil Case

VERDICTS and SETTLEMENTS

$11,000,000 Bus accident — verdict for a 90-year-old woman who was run over by a bus while crossing the street.Appeal

$10,000,000 Police negligence — verdict for a 30-year-old student who was shot multiple times by an ex-boyfriend against whom she had obtained an order of protection. Case Details

$6,000,000 Construction accident — settlement for the family of a 44-year-old construction worker who died in a scaffolding collapse. Case Details

$5,000,000 Car accident — verdict for a 47-year-old carpenter who was struck by a taxicab and sustained multiple fractures and traumatic brain injury. Appeal

$3,500,000 Police brutality — verdict for a 21-year-old security guard who sustained multiple hand and wrist fractures as a result of gunshots by NYPD.

$3,300,000 Motor vehicle accident — verdict for an iron worker who sustained multiple injuries when the motorcycle on which he was a passenger was involved in a collision with a bus.

$3,200,000 Sexual assault — verdict for a 30-year-old ticket employee who was sexually assaulted by her supervisor. Appeal

$3,100,000 Police brutality — verdict for a 31-year-old nursing-home porter who was beaten by police who mistook him for a rioter during the 1991 Crown Heights riots. Case Details Appeal

$2,750,000 Product liability — settlement for the estate of a police officer who was unmarried and had no children. Deceased was injured and died two years later as a result of a weight lifting accident.

$2,300,000 Negligent security — settlement for a 41-year-old nursing home administrator who was the victim of a brutal gay-bashing inside a nightclub. Case Details

$2,200,000 Dram shop — settlement for a 19-year-old student who was beaten by gang members who became intoxicated in defendant's restaurant.

$2,000,000 Construction site accident — settlement for 50-year-old laborer who was struck in the head by a concrete form.

$2,000,000 Product liability — settlement for a 32-year-old diesel mechanic who was severely burned by an explosion of a pump that he was using to siphon gasoline. Case Details

$1,850,000 Negligent security — settlement for a 35-year-old security guard who was shot by an intruder at the building at which he was employed. Case Details Appeal

$1,500,000 Labor law — settlement for a 62-year-old boilermaker who suffered a badly fractured leg when struck by metal beams from an overhead hoist.

$1,400,000 Prison brutality — verdict (including $900,000 in punitive damages) for a 40-year-old inmate who was beaten by corrections officers and then held in solitary confinement under false charges.

$1,205,000 Negligent security — settlement awarded to family of fatally assaulted resident of homeless shelter.

$1,200,000 Assault — verdict for a 23-year-old maintenance worker who was attacked by a rap artist with a baseball bat.

$1,000,000 Assault — verdict for a 22-year-old student who was accosted with racial slurs and stabbed in the chest by a student who became intoxicated at a fraternity event.

$950,000 Construction site accident — settlement for a 37-year-old steel worker injured when a scaffold collapsed. Case Details

$900,000 Negligent property maintenance — settlement for the family of a 25-year-old immigrant factory worker who died in an apartment house fire.

$900,000 Construction site accident — settlement for a 19-year-old painter who fell from a platform during a renovation project. Case Details

$900,000 Assault — settlement for a 26-year-old librarian who was assaulted by bouncers. Case Details

$875,000 Prison brutality — settlement for a 53-year-old former Riker's Island inmate, with a history of mental illness, who was beaten by corrections officers when he couldn't give a urine sample.

$850,000 Amusement park accident — settlement for a 30-year-old drug counselor who was injured due to go-cart brake failure.

$850,000 Assault — verdict for a 42-year-old building porter who was attacked on the subway.

$800,000 Malicious prosecution — settlement for a 48 year-old man who was falsely charged and prosecuted for felony sale of a controlled substance.

$760,000 Negligent security — verdict for 20-year-old clerk who was stabbed by another patron in defendant's bar.

$755,000 Food poisoning — settlement for 76-year old college professor who developed e. coli food poisoning and kidney failure after eating bad guacamole at defendant's cafe.

$750,000 Police brutality — settlement for a 34-year-old off-duty security guard who was beaten by police.

$750,000 Car accident — settlement for a 74-year-old woman who was struck by a car that was backing out of a parking space. Case Details

$750,000 Car accident — settlement for a 44-year-old street vendor who sustained a neck injury in a car accident.

$700,000 Police brutality — verdict for a 25-year-old learning disabled man who was falsely arrested and beaten by police officers. Appeal

$700,000 Police misconduct — settlement for a man who was denied access to his catheter during a false arrest and detention and suffered permanent kidney damage as a result.

$675,000 Car accident — settlement for a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

$655,000 Prison brutality — settlement for 40-year-old former Riker's Island inmate whose jaw was fractured in an attack by another inmate while a corrections officer took no action.

$625,000 Dram shop — settlement for a 35-year old school teacher who was assaulted by patrons in defendant's restaurant.

$530,000 Assault — verdict for a 44-year-old news photographer who was assaulted following a dispute over a parking space. Case Details

$500,000 Car accident — verdict for a 29-year-old medical assistant who sustained a hand and knee injury in a car accident. Case Details

$500,000 Negligent supervision — verdict for a 20-year-old mentally retarded woman who got lost overnight on the subway while in the custody of her day-care program.

$500,000 Police brutality/malicious prosecution — settlement for a man who was assaulted by NYPD officers and subsequently falsely charged and maliciously prosecuted for assaulting a police officer.

$475,000 Police brutality — settlement for a 30-year-old laborer who was beaten by police after being pulled over on suspicion of DWI.

$450,000 False arrest/imprisonment — settlement for Queens beauty salon attendant falsely accused of prostitution.

$450,000 False arrest/malicious prosecution — settlement for a 25 year-old woman who was falsely arrested by the NYPD and falsely charged and maliciously prosecuted for attempted murder.

$450,000 Police brutality/false arrest/malicious prosecution — settlement for a Brooklyn porter who was falsely accused of theft and assaulted by New York City Sanitation Department police officers.

$400,000 Prison brutality — verdict (including $300,000 in punitive damages) in the Western District of New York for a 37-year-old former inmate who was assaulted by corrections officers at an upstate prison in retaliation for writing grievances against fellow officers.

$400,000 False arrest — settlement for husband, retired (62) and wife, home attendant (63) falsely arrested by NYPD police after a dispute in a Brooklyn strip mall.

$400,000 Sexual assault — settlement for a 24 year-old actress who was sexually assaulted by a movie director.

$350,000 Police brutality/false arrest — settlement for a 20-year-old man who sustained serious injuries to his leg when run over by an NYPD vehicle and then falsely arrested.

$350,000 Assault — verdict for a 26-year old plumber's assistant who was beaten up by his landlords. Appeal

$350,000 Negligent supervision — verdict for a 4-year-old boy who was digitally raped by another child at defendant's day care center.

$350,000 Police brutality — settlement for a 43-year-old carpenter who was beaten by police in an attempt to elicit information on drug use in the neighborhood.

$350,000 Police brutality/false arrest/malicious prosecution — settlement for a 30-year-old dental resident who was assaulted by a NYPD officer causing a broken nose and subsequently falsely charged and maliciously prosecuted for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

$300,000 Assault and battery — settlement for a man who was beaten by a real estate agency owner due to a dispute over an apartment.

$300,000 Assault — verdict against both defendants for a 42-year-old auto mechanic who sustained an eye injury from being choked by his boss.

$300,000 False arrest/excessive force — settlement for a 31 year-old single-mother of two who was falsely arrested by the NYPD and held for over 21 hours in their custody.

$300,000 Negligent security — verdict for a 24-year-old banker who was the victim of an assault inside a nightclub.

$300,000 Negligence — settlement for a wheelchair bound woman who while under the care of agents of a radiology facility was caused to fall off a table, causing her to break both legs.

$290,000 Prisoner abuse — settlement for a Rikers Island inmate on suicide watch who was handed a razor by a corrections officer and slashed himself.

$275,000 Prison brutality — settlement for a 45 year-old mentally disabled inmate who was assaulted by corrections officers at an upstate facility.

$275,000 Police brutality — settlement for a bystander who was assaulted by NYPD officers during a drug raid of his neighbor's apartment.

$250,000 Prison brutality — verdict (including $50,000 in punitive damages) for a Riker's Island inmate who was beaten, while handcuffed, by a gang of corrections officers who were concerned that our client would snitch on one of their fellow officers.

$250,000 False arrest/excessive force — settlement for a 53 year-old man who was falsely arrested by the NYPD and subsequently falsely charged with various drug-related crimes because he wouldn't cooperate with the NYPD.

$250,000 False arrest/imprisonment & malicious prosecution — settlement for a man who was falsely arrested by a NYPD officer and falsely charged and maliciously prosecuted for murder.

$250,000 False arrest/imprisonment & malicious prosecution — settlement for a family of five where three children were falsely arrested by members of the NYPD and false claims made to Division of Child Services against their parents.

$225,000 False arrest/imprisonment — settlement for a 41-year-old Federal Reserve Bank employee who was falsely arrested and imprisoned as a result of the negligent actions of department store employees.

Negligence $200,000 settlement for a 34-year-old woman who sustained multiple ankle fractures after slipping and falling on a wet platform at JFK airport.

$175,000 Negligent security/dram shop — settlement for Brooklyn technician assaulted by intoxicated patrons at a Manhattan night club.

$175,000 Prisoner abuse — settlement for an inmate at an upstate correctional facility who was assaulted by a group corrections officers who subsequently falsely charged him with self-inflicting his injuries.

$167,500 Prison brutality — settlement for an inmate at Attica Correctional Facility who was beaten by corrections officers and, as a result, sustained fractured ribs.

$125,000 Negligence — settlement for an inmate who sustained multiple wrist fractures after slipping and falling on a wet stairway landing at Rikers Island.

$125,000 Premises liability — settlement for a 85-year-old woman who sustained a fractured leg after falling off a stage into an adjacent orchestra pit.

$125,000 False arrest/malicious prosecution — settlement for a 26-year-old man who was falsely arrested by the NYPD and falsely charged and maliciously prosecuted for attempted murder.

$120,000 Prison brutality — verdict (including $55,000 in punitive damages) in the Western District of New York for a 46-year-old inmate who was assaulted by corrections officers in an upstate prison in retaliation for his drawing on his cell walls.

$875,000 Prison Brutality - settlement for a 46 year-old former inmate whose ankle was fractured in a retaliation attack by corrections officers at Southport Correctional Facility who were concerned our client would snitch on their fellow officers.

$1,000,000 Car Accident - settlement for a 12 year-old boy whose leg was fractured as a result of being hit by a vehicle during school dismissal.