Verdicts & Settlements

June 8, 2018 $5.5 Million Paid to Disabled Driver

Brian Cunningham was turning left into his driveway in Hazlet when he was suddenly struck by a commercial pick-up truck driven by an employee of a water delivery company. The accident exacerbated Mr. Cunningham’s pre-existing back condition. Pain flared following the accident, which lead to multiple surgeries, including spinal decompression with fusion on Mr. Cunningham’s…

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September 22, 2017 $369,454 Awarded For September 11th Related Illness

A Toms River man who suffered from post inflammatory pulmonary fibrosis as a result of working around ground zero following the World Trade Center attacks was awarded $369,454 from the September 11 th Victim Compensation Fund. James Delman was employed with the NYC Transit Authority as a locksmith and carpenter. Following the 9-11 attacks Delman…

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August 14, 2017 $750,000.00 to Settle Auto Injuries for Neptune Man

A Neptune man, Clifford Hicks, agreed to accept $750,000.00 to settle his claims against Gwendolyn D. Marshall and Robert Wojcik, arising from a motor vehicle accident that took place on May 10, 2011. The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Wojcik struck a vehicle being driven by Marshall in the rear on the Garden…

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August 14, 2017 1.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Injured Doctor

A Sayreville woman, Catherine Hoyt, 37, sustained severe and disabling injuries on October 1, 2011 when her Chevy Cobalt was rear ended by a Honda Accord driven by Amgad Milad. At the time of the accident, Mr. Milad was delivering pizzas for a local Domino’s franchise owned by Brunswick Pizza. Hoyt was taken to the…

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May 1, 2017 Lakewood Man Settles Injury Claim for $500,000

Joseph Vargas, from Lakewood, New Jersey, was a passenger in a vehicle proceeding northbound on New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey, when a southbound SUV unexpectedly made a left turn, crossing over northbound New Hampshire Avenue, causing a collision. The accident occurred on October 28, 2013. Mr. Vargas was a passenger in a Ford…

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July 8, 2015 $5.5 Million Paid to Disabled Driver

Brian Cunningham was turning left into his driveway in Hazlet when he was suddenly struck by a commercial pick-up truck driven by an employee of a water delivery company. The accident exacerbated Mr. Cunningham’s pre-existing back condition. Pain flared following the accident, which lead to multiple surgeries, including spinal decompression with fusion on Mr. Cunningham’s…

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July 7, 2015 New Jersey Transit Pays $4 Million to Accident Victim

Our client, Edward Arena, suffered significant and permanent injuries in a collision with a New Jersey Transit bus. After two years of litigation, Mr. Arena received $4,000,000.00 from the State of New Jersey in settlement of his claims. The day of the accident, Mr. Arena was driving north on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark…

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July 6, 2015 $3.5 Million Awarded to Auto Injury

Alexander Ioleff was travelling on West Veterans Highway on a rainy evening when he was struck head on by a police car travelling in the opposite direction. Mr. Ioleff was severely injured as a result of the collision, suffering the loss of vision in one eye and severing a facial nerve. Mr. Ioleff’s wife and…

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July 5, 2015 $2.95 Million Paid to Forklift Accident Victim

Two insurance companies agreed to pay $2.95 million to settle a Monmouth County suit by a tow truck driver who suffered fractures and internal injuries in a forklift accident. Joseph Mazza was seriously injured when a forklift fell on him as it was being lifted onto the bed of a truck by an excavator. Mr….

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July 4, 2015 $1.805 Million Awarded to Parkway Construction Zone Fatality

Burrell Oughton was operating a water truck in a construction zone on the left shoulder of the Garden State Parkway in Berkley Township when a car went through a line of cones and struck him. Mr. Oughton suffered rib fractures, a lacerated spleen, lower spine fracture and other internal injuries, and, sadly, died of his…

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July 3, 2015 Woman Awarded $1,000,000 for Auto Accident Injuries

Jennifer Thompson of Brick was driving on Chambers Bridge Road in Lakewood when she was suddenly struck from behind. Her injuries included a disc herniation, disc bulge, and torn ligaments in her neck, causing radiating pain down her left arm. Ms. Thompson, an insurance claims adjuster, was unable to return to work. The injuries Ms….

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July 2, 2015 $1.2 Billion Judgment Against Iraq Resolved

The Firm’s international practice played a historic role in successfully resolving a 21-year, $1.2 billion dispute between the Firm’s clients, the Republic of Iraq and Iraqi Airways Company on the one hand, and Kuwait Airways Corporation and the Emirate of Kuwait. The dispute arose in August 1990 when Iraq, then under the control of former…

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July 1, 2015 Dog Bite Victim Receives $650,000 in Settlement

Jeffrey O’Leary was helping his neighbor unload his pick-up truck when he decided to pet the neighbor’s Rottweiler. Over the years, Mr. O’Leary was familiar with the dog, had petted it on prior occasions, and always thought the dog was friendly. But, as he turned away, the Rottweiler suddenly attacked Mr. O’Leary. Mr. O’Leary suffered…

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June 30, 2015 $1 Million Awarded for Automobile Injuries

Courtney Colecchio suffered serious injuries, including the loss of her spleen due to a car accident. She retained Maggs & McDermott to represent her in her claim against the other driver. On November 27, 2007, Ms. Colecchio accepted $1,000,000.00 for her injuries. Ms. Colecchio was entering an intersection on Route 35 north in Shrewsbury on…

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June 29, 2015 $990,000 Paid to Construction Zone Accident

Geoffrey Brown, an electrician, was crossing the Rt. 70 bridge from Brick into Brielle when he was suddenly struck head-on by a driver who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. At the time of accident, the Rt. 70 bridge was under construction. Mr. Brown suffered a punctured diaphragm, multiple fractures, contusions and internal…

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June 28, 2015 $500,000 Awarded to Slip and Fall Victim

Restaurant manager Moises Garcia accepted $500,000 to settle a lawsuit for back injuries suffered while picking up an order at a meat warehouse. Garcia of Belmar slipped while descending a steel staircase from the second to the first floor at Carl Streit & Sons in Neptune and fell on concrete. Garcia claimed that workers washing…

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June 27, 2015 Trustee of Estate Misappropriates Children’s Inheritance

John O’Mara was the brother of Catherine Mindnich. Mr. O’Mara was also a local lawyer. A trust was set up for Ms. Mindnich. Mr. O’Mara was made the trustee and was responsible for paying Ms. Mindnich’s living expenses and distributing the balance of the trust to her children upon death. The Mindnich children retained Maggs…

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June 26, 2015 Theft of Trade Secrets, Unlawful Competition, and Industrial Espionage Result in Criminal Conviction and Settlement

It’s a long way from New Jersey, but two lawyers from Maggs & McDermott spent eight years chasing down corporate pirates based in California’s Silicon Valley. Their efforts paid off when these pirates were sentenced for conspiring to steal blue prints and selling boot leg semiconductor parts. The client was MEC Technology, Inc., a Toms…

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June 18, 2015 $755,000 Paid to a Condominium Resident Following Fall from a Tree

William Eagan, 68, was trying to be helpful when he climbed a tall ladder to assist his Condominium Association in cutting down a dead tree limb on the property owned by the Association. The limb broke unexpectedly, hitting the ladder on which Mr. Eagan was standing and knocking him twenty six feet to the ground….

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