Verdicts and Decisions

NEW YORK COURT OF APPEALS DENIES PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL IN DRAM SHOP ACTION HANDLED BY JOHN SOCOLOW. The plaintiff suffered a traumatic double leg amputation and filed suit...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISTRICT COURT'S ORDER GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF IMPORTER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF AUTOMOBILE CRUSHING MACHINE REPRESENTED BY JOHN SOCOLOW. During a maintenance procedure, the...

The 25 year-old male plaintiff alleged that he sustained a significant and permanent injury to his cervical and lumbar spine with resulting nerve damage that subsequently required him to undergo...

A San Diego jury deliberated for 80 minutes before returning a verdict in favor of defendant Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation which was facing a request for $46 million in damages in...

Recently, a jury in the U. S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut, returned a unanimous defense verdict in favor of our clients, a bar/restaurant group based in Stamford, Connecticut. The...

Recently, the U.S. District Court for Hawaii granted the Defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit based on the government contractor defense (GCD), finding the Defendants satisfied...

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted motions for summary judgment filed by Agusta and the Federal Aviation Administration. This decision is in reference to Turturro,...

Recently, the U.S. Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, affirmed the order dismissing Defendant, Sandals Resorts International, Ltd. (“Sandals”), for lack of personal jurisdiction. Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert,...

The U.S. District Court for California granted B/E Aerospace’s motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction regarding an alleged aircraft business class seat malfunction. A passenger on an Air...

Recently, the Superior Court of California, granted Italy-based Herniamesh’s motion to quash its lawsuit regarding alleged defective transvaginal mesh products. Rudolph V. Pino, Jr., senior counsel; John M. Socolow, partner;...