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Verdict Affirmed in Mall Parking Lot Death Case

Posted in Wrongful Death

On June 29, 2005, Concetta Russo-Carriero, a 56 year old paralegal, was abducted, stabbed twice with a knife and murdered in the parking garage of a White Plains shopping mall. The perpetrator, 43 year old Phillip Grant, was a convicted rapist who’d already spent 25 years in prison. He specifically selected the garage to commit… Continue Reading

Tobacco Manufacturer Wins Dismissal and New Trial of $20,000,000 Punitive Damages Verdict in Smoker’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted in Punitive Damages, Wrongful Death

The purpose of punitive damages in personal injury lawsuits is to act as a punishment to the offensive defendant and as a deterrent or warning to others. They  are awarded in addition to the plaintiff’s compensatory damages (i.e., pain and suffering, loss of earnings and medical expenses); however, they are only available when a defendant’s conduct… Continue Reading