On October 25, 2008, Betty Luna boarded a city bus at Archer Avenue and Southern Boulevard in Queens. She paid the fare, began walking back to get a seat holding on to the pole and then she fell to the floor onto her right knee when the bus suddenly accelerated and pulled away from the
New York’s Highest Court Reverses Appellate Division’s Finding that Prisoner’s Testimony Incredible and His Knee Injury Case Sent Back for Reconsideration; Jury’s $1,050,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict had been Reduced to $475,000; New Trial Likely
The saga began more than 11 years ago one evening in April 1999. Pedro Acosta, then 28 years old, was awakened by a telephone call from a man claiming to be his probation officer. Then there were knocks on apartment his door and loud voices. Although on probation and wearing an ankle monitoring device,…
City of New York Wins Appellate Court Dismissal of $1,000,000 Knee Injury Verdict – Plaintiff’s Testimony was False and Jury was Irrational
Pedro Acosta was 28 years old on April 16, 1999 and asleep in his second floor apartment in Brooklyn, New York when at about 11 p.m. four men banged on his door. He ran out the back – through a rear window, onto a roof, down to the street and up onto another roof.
New York Appeals Court Inadequately Explains its Order Deducting $455,000 from Pain and Suffering Verdict for Firefighter with Wrist, Shoulder and Knee Injuries
On December 22, 1999, Lieutenant Nocenzu Cusumano, a New York City firefighter, reported to work at the city’s recently renovated Staten Island training center. He slipped on stairway debris and fell 16 feet down to a concrete floor. He reached out for a handrail or banister but none was there as the renovation was illegal…
$4.5 Million Jury Verdict for Cop Shot in Knee
Ouch! Bullet in the knee. But in Alexander v. City of New York, a cop shot himself!
When Detective Anderson Alexander leaned back in a chair at his Brooklyn, New York precinct house, it didn’t hold his weight and he stumbled out of the defective chair and his gun accidentally discharged. He sued the city for the defective…