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$9.8 Million Awarded in Electrician Case

In 2000, a jury awarded $9.8 million to the family of an electrician who died of asbestos-related cancer after years of employment in New York’s power plants. Weitz & Luxenberg lawyers Robert Gordon and Michael Roberts tried the case. They said that the deceased, Dominick Fazio, had inhaled asbestos particles during more than 20 years…

$16.4 Million in Wrongful Death Case

The plaintiffs brought action for pain and suffering endured by the victims of an execution-style murder at an apartment building in the Bronx, N.Y. In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, 1993, armed third-party-defendant perpetrators John Doe #4, John Doe #5, John Doe #6, John Doe #7 and John Doe #8 entered 645 Prospect…

$2.96 Million in Workplace Accident

This accident took place on November 24, 1992 at the Company #2 garbage sorting facility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The plaintiff, a 41-year-old laborer from Ecuador who spoke no English, claimed that a co-worker negligently drove a hi-lo into a conveyor belt pit that was recessed 12 inches into the garbage sorting floor. He further claimed…

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