Congratulations to Emery J. Mishky, Esq., a partner in our northern New Jersey location, who successfully concluded a two week jury trial on behalf of our tavern owner client. The tavern is alleged to have served the 20-year-old defendant driver, and 20-year-old decedent plaintiff while minors; a subsequent collision resulted in the death of the minor passenger.
Plaintiffs demanded $1M from our client; an offer of $500,000 was extended through trial and the jury returned a verdict of $248,500 against our client.
The plaintiffs Economists projections exceeded $600,000 for the loss of guidance and advice and the value of income. The jury award included $175,000 for conscious pain and suffering prior to death. The plaintiffs have filed motions for additur, and new trial.