Notable Cases

Commercial, Real Estate and Insurance Litigation
Type of Case     Settlement Amount Case Description
Class Action$137.5MOverdraft settlement against Citizens Financial Group, a unit of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Class Action $49MAction against wireless cell phone provider over cancellation fees.
Construction Defect$13MRepresenting the purchaser of a warehouse that ultimately collapsed.
Class Action$9.7M Litigation against phone card company concerning improperly reduced minutes.
Class Action$5MSettlement in Wage and Hour Case
Construction Defect$3MSuit on behalf of the Board of Managers and unit owners of a condominium project against developers and contractors for damages resulting from structural defects.
Life Insurance$3MTrief & Olk prevailed after a judge trial in a suit claiming that William Penn Life Insurance Company had wrongfully denied $3 million in coverage.
Life Insurance$1.7MRecovery against insurance company for improper denial of benefits.
Life Insurance$1.5MLife insurance denial upon alleged misrepresentation of net worth on application.
Life Insurance$1M+Trief & Olk obtained the full $1 million owed under a life insurance policy issued by Protective Life Insurance.
Insurance$1M+Client refused coverage from rental car insurance after accident.

Personal Injury Litigation
Type of CaseSettlement AmountCase Description
Products Liability$4MSettlement obtained on behalf of a client whose hand was amputated by an industrial meat grinder that he was cleaning on behalf of a sanitation service.
Construction Accident$3.3MConstruction worker injured due to falling object at worksite.
Products Liability$2.6MTread separation case against a leading manufacturer of car tires.
Medical Malpractice$2.6MRecovery for heart attack victim whose condition deteriorated due to improper monitoring.
Medical Malpractice$2.3MClient whose common bile duct was transected during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Construction Accident$2MPublic school custodian injured from ladder fall.
Negligent Security$2MStabbing of patron during Manhattan nightclub fight.
Products Liability$2MSuit against the manufacturer of a machine redesigned without appropriate safety features.
Construction Accident$2MWorker falling due to defective safety device.
Products Liability$1.65MMachinery lacking adequate safety devices contributed to client sustaining severe injuries.
Medical Malpractice$1.625MInfant injury due to doctor failing to realize that a caesarian birth was necessary.
Auto Accident$1.5MClient suffered extensive injuries as a passenger in a vehicular accident.
Medical Malpractice$1M+Patient suffered a severe infection after undergoing routine arthroscopic knee surgery.
Negligent Security$1M+Improper security at apartment building contributed to female tenant being assaulted.
Premises Liability$1M+Representing a family badly injured in a fire due to an overloaded extension cord. The overloading occurred because the landlord had removed electrical sockets in the apartment, contrary to electrical code provisions.
Medical Malpractice$1MInfant diagnosed with Erb's Palsy after obstetrician improperly applied pressure to head during delivery.
Medical Malpractice$1MPatient suffered extensive liver damage when her physician improperly cut the common bile duct.
Premises Liability $650,000Worker killed due to the collapse of an unsecured industrial shelving unit.

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