Verdicts & Settlements

$650,000 Verdict—Auto Accident with Injuries

The Licatesi Law Group obtained a $650,000 verdict for a 55 year-old woman who underwent diseconomy after being rear-ended at a red light. The Defendant argued the accident was of minimal impact, and that the plaintiff had pre-existing conditions due to a previous spinal surgery. The last offer prior to trial was $12,500.

$8 Million Dollar Settlement—Largest Settlement 2nd Department

Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation.

$875,000 Settlement

51 year old male was rear ended sustaining neck and back injuries and successfully resolved his case within eighteen months.

$950,000 Settlement at Mediation

63-year-old rear ended on the cross island parkway resulting in an anterior cervical discectomy and permanently disabling her from work

$500,000 Arbitration Award

58-year-old female with preexisting injuries was awarded the maximum recoverable amount of $500,000 at arbitration after being involved in a motor vehicle accident

$750,000 Settlement

61 year old male was involved in a head on collision exacerbating his prior injuries which resulted in a one level cervical fusion and an arthroscopic shoulder surgery

$175,000 Settlement

49 year old fell at a bar with disputed liability resulting in a dismissed case which Michael Licatesi, Esq overturned at the appellate level resulting in a monetary recovery

Bulk Settlement

Negotiated a bulk settlement on behalf of a pain management provider which recovered over half a million dollars in no-fault billing from a major no-fault carrier

$750,000+ Settlement

Negotiated settlement on behalf of a health care provider recovering payment of over $750,000 of claims subject to EUO verification.

$899,940.10 Settlement

69 year old female with underlying osteoporosis and preexisting spinal degeneration awarded as a result of a motor vehicle accident causing an acute T12 fracture of her spine.

$1 Million Dollar Settlement

Plaintiff rear ended causing herniated discs requiring an ACDF.

$750,000 Settlement

Plaintiff injured when telephone pole struck him causing a traumatic brain injury and shoulder injury requiring surgery.

$2 Million Dollar Settlement at Mediation

Wrongful death case settled at the Appellate level, 44-year-old husband and father drowned while swimming in a municipal pool.

HSBC Bank USA, National Association as trustee for Wells Fargo Asset Securities Corporation vs. Mandeep

There are protections and safeguards in New York statutes and in order to auction a home in a residential mortgage foreclosure action, the steps and procedures must be followed.  Click here to read the full decision

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Ahmed

Wells Fargo brought an action based on a mistaken execution and recording of a discharge of a mortgage. The satisfaction of mortgage was recorded on October 7, 2003. Wells Fargo commenced the action on March 8, 2017. Wells Fargo argued that the mortgage satisfaction was void from the beginning and therefore, the six-year statute of limitations based on mistaken satisfaction did not apply. Further, Wells Fargo argued that the unresolved debt under the mistaken satisfaction constituted a cloud on title. We moved to dismiss based on the statute of limitations. The Court agreed that the action was one based on mistaken execution and therefore time-barred by the six-year statute of limitations. Further, the Court found unpersuasive Wells Fargo’s argument that the unresolved debt represented a cloud on title, which would not be subject to a statute of limitations because Wells Fargo did not hold any interest in the property as a title owner. The action was dismissed accordingly.

The $700,000 Settlement that Changed My Life

“As a retired NYPD Detective I have had the opportunity to become acquainted with many attorneys over the years but the level of service and personal attention provided by the law firm of Licatesi Law Group, LLP exceeded all expectations. After being involved in a rear end accident the firm was recommended to me and, from the initial meeting until the conclusion of the case, the attorneys and staff were considerate, informative and honest. I was kept informed of all developments in the case and the attorneys were available to answer any and all questions at all times. Through the efforts of Jennifer Ahfeld, Esq. and passionate representation of Anthony Licatesi, Esq., I received the best possible settlement for my family.”  –          John C. Colwell

$3 Million Dollar Settlement During Jury Trial

Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

$1,770,000 Settlement at Mediation

Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

$1,300,000 Medical Malpractice settlement

47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

$1,157,000 Award

Plaintiff injured at worksite sustaining traumatic tear of the left biceps tendon with tendon retraction which required surgery.

$1,250,000.00 Award

47 year old male involved in a two car Motor Vehicle Accident during the course of his employment sustaining right shoulder impingement with subsequent surgery as well as multiple cervical and lumbar herniated discs requiring lower back surgery.

$1,025,000 Verdict for car crash that led to two fusions of spine

The victim was driving on Route 112, in Medford, when he was stopped at a red traffic signal. His vehicle’s rear end was struck by a trailing vehicle and sustained injuries to his neck and shoulder.

$800,000 Award at Arbitration Hearing

66 year old female passenger in a motor vehicle sustained a right distal tibial pilon fracture and a right lateral malleolus fracture both requiring open reduction internal fixation as well as a left knee medial meniscus tear with a left knee subchondral fracture requiring arthroscopic assisted open reduction internal fixation.

Wells Fargo Bank v Mitchell

Our firm represents the defendant homeowners Mitchell. In this matter, Wells Fargo sought a summary judgment in this residential mortgage foreclosure action which was denied by the court. Wells Fargo commenced this action in 2006 and our law firm was retained in 2014. At that time, we were successful and served an answer to the complaint in which we denied that Wells Fargo was entitled to a judgment. In this decision, the Court found that Wells Fargo failed to evidence its ability to establish standing or that it had standing to commence the action in 2006. The preservation and protection of our clients’ civil rights when opposing a financial institution is an achievable goal in the law firm of Licatesi Law Group, LLP

$990,000 Settlement at Jury Selection. Federal Court. Eastern District

Plaintiff was pedestrian struck by van resulting in multiple fractures requiring several surgeries.

$800,000.00 Award at Arbitration Hearing

Plaintiff sustained L3-4 disc herniation; L4-5 disc herniation; L5-S1 disc herniation; T12-Ll disc bulge; Ll-L2 disc bulge; L2-3 disc bulge; C6-7 disc herniation with ventral CSF impression; C3-4 disc bulge with impression; C4-5 disc bulge with impression; C5-6 disc bulge with impression; Anterior cervical diskectomy at C6-7 with intervertebral implant; arthrodesis of C6-7.

$700,000.00 Settlement at Jury Selection

Pedestrian accident sustaining right displaced zygoma fracture post trauma with significant displacement; right alveoli and palatal fracture with malocclusion; right orbital and ethmoid fractures with enophthalmos.

$500,000 RECOVERY

Plaintiff pedestrian struck by defendant bicyclist traveling wrong way on one-way street

$950,000 RECOVERY

Co-defendant neighbor aware that spill would flow onto her and is outside warning pedestrians negligently fails to apply salt or otherwise address the dangerous condition

$650,000 RECOVERY

Rear-end collision—Lumbar herniations—Surgery—Defendant contends claim should be considered extinguished as of time of subsequent collision a few years later—$1,000,000 policy—No income claims.