HON. DAVID B. SAXE (Ret.) SERVES CO-APPELLATE COUNSEL IN ONE OF THE LARGEST PAIN AND SUFFERING AWARDS AFFIRMED BY AN APPELLATE COURT IN NEW YORK STATE
Posted on Apr 26, 2021 |News
New York, NY (April 26, 2021) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, is pleased to announce that in a recent tort case, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the highest award ever sustained in New York State for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life – $20 million dollars. This award was a component part of a record $32.6 million dollar verdict in favor of a plaintiff who sustained traumatic brain injuries following a forklift injury.
Benedict P. Morelli, founder of the personal injury law firm Morelli Law Firm PLLC and counsel to the plaintiff, retained Hon. David B. Saxe (Ret.), a partner at Morrison Cohen LLP, to assist in writing and editing their team's brief, as well as extensively preparing Mr. Morelli for oral argument before the court.
This award marks a turning point for New York lawyers who practice in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice.
A copy of the decision in Mark Perez v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc., index number. 158373/13, case number 2020-03237, can be found here.
Hon. David B. Saxe, is a member of NAM's (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer Panel and is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States. Judge Saxe served 36 years on the New York State Judiciary, 19 of those years as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department. While on the bench, he presided over a vast range of commercial matters and disputes relating to contracts, corporate finance, insurance/reinsurance matters, business torts, construction, employment, real property, matrimonial/family law, medical malpractice, product liability, intellectual property, land use and zoning and environmental law. Since transitioning to private Alternative Dispute Resolution, Judge Saxe has brought unparalleled judicial insight, wisdom and experience to every matter that he is asked to mediate and/or arbitrate. He has mediated and arbitrated complex commercial, high-end matrimonial-related disputes, insurance and real estate disputes. Judge Saxe is known for his ability to clearly and expeditiously identify the issues at hand and to provide fair and reasonable solutions.