$5,000,000.00 - Judgment – Motor vehicle accident – Plaintiff was a passenger
in vehicle where driver lost control causing significant injuries.
$1,700,000.00 - Settlement – Medical malpractice case involving alleged malpractice
during labor and delivery of a child. Total settlement with present and
$1,575,295.00 - Judgment - Motor vehicle accident – Plaintiff on a motorbike defendant
took a left turn in front of the plaintiff causing significant injuries.
$1,550,000.00 - Settlement – Personal injury case with multiple bodily injuries and
$1,026,819.83 – Verdict after completion of jury trial on March 25, 2015. Charles
Sposito v. Jessica Blauvelt, et al – Plaintiff was rear ended on
highway by defendant. Car accident exacerbated the plaintiff's underlying
neck condition causing the plaintiff to undergo a two level anterior cervical
decompression and fusion surgery and left with a permanent impairment
to his neck. Defendant counsel's last offer before trial was $29,000.00.
After completion of trial, the jury deliberated for only two hours and
returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $1,026,819.83.
$1,000,000.00 - Medical malpractice - injuries from a misdiagnosis and failure to treat.
$665,000.00 - Motor vehicle accident. Christopher Bachteler, 48 years old. Settled
for $425K plus $240K in workers compensation benefits for a total award
of $665K. Plaintiff required fusion surgery to the back and was out of
work for two years as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.
$580,000.00 - Settlement – Legal malpractice case.
$557,800.00 - Judgment – Stabbing of plaintiff at a nightclub. Claim of inadequate
security and negligence against nightclub.
$550,000.00 – Slip and Fall. Plaintiff injured hip and knee, requiring surgeries
to both body parts, as a result of a slip and fall on ice in a parking lot.
$550,000.00 - Settlement – Medical malpractice case involving the misdiagnosis
of rectal cancer that led to the need for additional medical treatment
$500,000.00 - Car accident - Plaintiff in motor vehicle accident when defendant took
left hand turn in front of him at intersection. Collision caused significant
injuries and multiple surgeries.
$452,663.23 - Verdict on September 16, 2011 – Doreen Jasonis v. Dr. Rashmi C. Patel
- Dental Malpractice lawsuit involving a full mouth reconstruction.
$450,000.00 - Dog Bite Case Settlement - UPS Driver delivering package to residential
home. Homeowner's dog escaped the home, sprinted towards the plaintiff
and lunged at the plaintiff, causing the plaintiff to fall on his outstretched
arms. The fall caused significant injury to the left dominant hand and
wrist, as well as depression.
$435,000.00 - Car accident - Plaintiff was rear-ended on highway causing neck injuries.
Plaintiff underwent cervical fusion surgery and sustained permanent impairment
to the neck .
$425,000.00 - Motor vehicle accident. Freak car accident. School bus went through
a stop sign, collided with a van that was caused to flip and land on top
of Mr. Selimovic’s car. Plaintiff sustained numerous injuries, including
low back and left leg pain, blurred vision and chest pain.
$236,828.33 -Verdict after completion of jury trial - Motor vehicle accident on highway
with contested liability - Plaintiff claimed physical injuries with psychiatric
component. Last offer from Allstate before trial was $5,000. Jury awarded
$54,306.58 in economic damages and $182,521.75 in non-economic damages.
$235,000.00 - Judgment following a trial February 24, 2011 – Personal injury case
where television set in an emergency room fell onto the plaintiff causing
injuries to shoulder and hand.
$200,000.00 - Motor vehicle accident involving back and neck injuries.
$125,000.00 – Settlement of a Sexual harassment / Hostile Work Environment case.
$125,000.00 – Settlement of a Wrongful Termination case. Discriminated and retaliated
against for having a work accident and not receiving light duty accommodations.
$119,000.00 - Settlement – Police brutality / excessive force case resulting in
$850,000.00 – Settlement of a lawsuit alleging Sexual Harassment and a Hostile
$536,000.00 - Verdict after jury trial on July 19, 2013 – Jason Bissonnette
v. Highland Park Market – Plaintiff was a long term employee fired
in retaliation for seeking a medical leave and rights afforded under the
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and for seeking benefits under
the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Act in violation of Connecticut
General Statutes Section 31-290a. Jury awarded full back pay in the amount
of $103,000.00, and also awarded punitive damages against the defendant
for the defendant's willful violation of the law. UPDATE - Court recently
rendered final judgement which included double damages pursuant to FMLA,
costs, attorney's fees, and judgment interest. Total award - $536,092.03.
$500,000.00 - Race discrimination / Wrongful termination of an African American worker.
$475,000.00 - Age Discrimination / Wrongful termination of 55 year old employee after
working for the same company for almost 20 years.
$450,000.00 - Workers’ compensation claim where claimant suffered head trauma.
$419,000.00 - Workers’ compensation claim where worker sustained injuries to the
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$401,006.72 – Judgment after completion of jury trial in federal district court
on June 2, 2017. Michael Kennedy v. Supreme Forest Products, Inc. The
Plaintiff was employed by the Defendant as a commercial truck driver for
over a decade. The Plaintiff was terminated after he repeatedly refused
to drive trucks that were over-weight pursuant to federal trucking regulations.
The last settlement offer prior to trial was $2,500.00. The judgment consisted
of lost wages, emotional distress damages, attorney’s fees, and
$250,000.00 in punitive damage, the maximum amount recoverable in this
type of claim.
$395,000.00 - Workers’ compensation claim where employee injured back lifting object
at work which required fusion surgery.
$292,000.00 - Workers’ compensation claim where claimant sustained permanent injury
to the hip.
$250,000.00 - Workers’ compensation claim back injury requiring fusion surgery
to the back.
$150,000.00 - Hostile work environment / Sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
$150,000.00 - Co-employees claim of national origin discrimination.
$138,000.00 - Verdict after jury trial. Lapre v. W&K Property Services, LLC. Plaintiff
claimed wrongful termination in violation of CGS Section 31-290a for seeking
benefits under the workers' compensation act. Jury awarded $54,000.00
in lost wages and the total judgment, after attorney's fees, costs
and interest, amounted to $138,000.00.
$135,000.00 - Pregnancy discrimination - Termination of employment just weeks after
return from maternity leave.
$130,000.00 - Age discrimination - After 26 years of working for a company with no
discipline history, plaintiff was terminated for suspicious reasons.
$119,000.00 - Pregnancy discrimination / Hostile Work Environment.
$116,000.00 - Verdict after jury trial. Sexual harassment and retaliation case. Jury
awarded $16,000.00 in lost wages and $100,000.00 in emotional distress.
$115,000.00 - Sexual harassment - Sexual advancements made by president of company
and after plaintiff denied, employment swiftly terminated for suspect reasons.
$110,000.00 - Whistleblower claim / first amendment free speech.
$60,000.00 – Verdict after jury trial. Alexander Cotto v. Town of Middletown.
Plaintiff claimed violation 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution for improper strip search
following a routine traffic stop. Jury found in favor of the plaintiff,
awarding punitive damages for violation of the plaintiff's constitutional
rights and invasion of privacy.