CIVIL VERDICTS - PREMISES LIABILITY * Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The Marquis - Decedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff's estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Khaled Bakar v. Home Properties, Inc. - Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend's apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS * Riccardo v. Kim - Plaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screws, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph Falco - Decedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance Company - Plaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff's insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - LIQUOR LIABILITY * Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PA - Plaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband's claim - Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife's claim - Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)* Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric Club - Plaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars. (Philadelphia County) CIVIL VERDICTS - PRODUCT LIABILITY* Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants' children's toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)* Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant's heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)
PREMISES LIABILITY
 
McCabe v. Target CorporationPlaintiff, while shopping in a Target retail store and selecting merchandise from a display shelf, was struck from behind by an electric powered motorized shopping cart being steered by a child who was sitting on her mother’s lap. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff suffered severe aggravation of pre-existing, but previously asymptomatic, low back, left knee, and left hip arthritis causing him chronic pain. Treatment consisted of physical therapy, chiropractic care and multiple lumbar, epidural spinal injections. A Federal Court jury found in favor of Plaintiff and awarded One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000.00) for past and future pain and suffering against Defendant Target Corporation for allowing the hazardous operation of the cart on its premises. (United States District Court – Eastern District of PA)
Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The MarquisDecedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff’s estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)
 
Khaled Bakar v. Home Properties, Inc.Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend’s apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars.
(Montgomery County)
 
Vereb v. Stoney Creek Condo. Assoc.Plaintiff sustained concussion and post-concussion syndrome injuries arising from a slip and fall accident on ice. Binding arbitration award in the amount of $200,000.00 obtained prior to trial.
(Montgomery County)
 
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS
 
Gaines v. Solid Waste Services, Inc.Plaintiff sustained herniated cervical disc at
C5-6 level which required anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated through non-binding mediation in the amount of $595,000.00.
(Philadelphia County)
 
Faddis v. Durett and USAA Insurance CoPlaintiff sustained multiple herniated discs which required C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 anterior cervical fusion surgery, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in the amount of $275,000.00.
(Montgomery County)
 
Davis v. Strickland and A-Deck, Inc.Plaintiff sustained aggravation of pre-existing cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease which required epidural steroid injections as well as physical therapy, rising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Binding arbitration award in the amount of $150,000.00 obtained prior to trial.
(Montgomery County)
 
Dubois v. Rabinowitz and Pet Valu, Inc.Plaintiff sustained multiple herniated discs in her cervical and lumbar spine area which required C4-5 and C5-6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery and additional and C6-7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with the responsible insurance carrier in the amount of $390,000.00.
(Montgomery County)
 
Riccardo v. KimPlaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screw,arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial.
(Chester County)
 
Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph FalcoDecedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial.
 
Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance CompanyPlaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff’s insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars.
 
LIQUOR LIABILITY
 
Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PAPlaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband’s claim – Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife’s claim – Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)
 
Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric ClubPlaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars.
(Philadelphia County)
 
PRODUCT LIABILITY
 
Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc.Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants’ children’s toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial.
(Montgomery County)
 
Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc.Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant’s heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial.
(Montgomery County)