American Association of Justice

Verdicts & Settlements

Attorney Eric Dinnocenzo has won or settled a number of cases, both large and small, on behalf of his clients. The following is merely a sample, and not a full listing, of the verdicts and settlements that he has obtained in different practice areas.


Confidential Settlement - woman who paid over 10 years of premiums for a cash-value life insurance policy which lapsed prior to the death of the insured.

$3,000,000 - recovery for life insurance beneficiary whose son died in a drowning accident.

$1,000,000 - recovery for life insurance beneficiary where claim was denied for material misrepresentations.

$650,000 - lapsed life insurance policy where, at the time of the insured's death, no premium payment had been made for several months.

$600,000 - a supplemental life insurance policy was recovered for a widow after the insurance company refused to pay.

$535,000 – total settlement for home and contents in fire insurance claim fully paid after the claim was initially disputed and investigated by the insurance company.

$513,000 - settlement for wife whose husband committed suicide within the policy's two-year suicide exclusion.

$500,000 - settlement for a widow and her two teenage children who were denied payment of a life insurance policy held by her husband on the grounds that he made a material misrepresentation by failing to disclose a history of hepatitis B in the application.

$450,000 - settlement of a life insurance denial for a widow whose husband committed suicide within 2 years of issuance of the policy.

$430,000 - successful appeal of denial of accidental death policy where it was alleged that intoxication caused the death.

$295,000 - accidental death policy where the insured died of a environmentally-induced cardiac arrest.

$250,000 - overturned MetLife’s denial of a life insurance policy based on the failure to submit a statement of health with the application.

$230,000 - life insurance policy settlement where the insured died two weeks past the expiration of the grace period without having paid the last premium.

$130,000 - payment of full ERISA life insurance benefit after it was initially denied.

$100,000 - appeals court decision awarding Allstate life insurance policy to 19-year-old whose mother died one day after the grace period expired.

$77,000 – full payment from property insurer of the lost income claim made for a restaurant damaged in a fire.

Coverage Provided - court decision reinstating a life insurance policy that had lapsed for non-payment for a man who subsequently became uninsurable due to a heart condition.

Coverage Provided - court decision ordering a liability insurer to provide a defense and indemnification to a policyholder who was a defendant in a defamation case, even though there was a four-year delay in providing notice to the insurer.

Whistleblower / Employment Discrimination

Confidential Settlement - represented an attorney in an action against former law firm alleging violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank anti-relation laws.

$680,000 - federal jury verdict for terminated plaintiff who was wrongfully refused a severance payment.

$630,000 plus reinstatement - NYS Division of Human Rights Award after trial for a Con Ed worker who claimed disability discrimination.

$281,000 - worker who was asked improper questions about his psychological history during a job interview.

$250,000 plus reinstatement for skilled worker who was terminated from his job based on disability discrimination.

$250,000 - for administrative aide who suffered disability discrimination after a stroke.

$150,000 - failure to hire on the basis of gender.

$100,000 - settlement for employee of major financial institution who alleged termination due to age discrimination.

Personal Injury

$2,600,000 - settlement for a 44-year old man admitted to hospital who was not properly monitored and experienced a delay in performing bypass surgery, causing his condition to deteriorate and ultimately lead to a heart transplant.

$2,000,000 - settlement after winning summary judgment on Labor Law § 240(1) claim for a custodian at a New York City public school who fell from an A-frame ladder and suffered from lumbar injuries requiring a disc fusion surgery.

$1,800,000 - judgment awarded for a claim of negligent security against a Manhattan nightclub on behalf of a man stabbed in the left thigh during an altercation with another patron. Our client underwent multiple operations and suffered from muscle loss and for walking requires the assistance of a cane.

$1,250,000 - settlement for a laborer who fell while descending an improperly secured ladder. He suffered from a skull fracture with bleeding in the brain resulting in mild cognitive impairments as well as herniations to his cervical and lumbar regions.

$1,200,000- settlement for a concrete laborer who suffered a lumbar injury requiring surgery.

$900,000 - 5-year-old who fell from an apartment window with a deficient window guard and suffered a fractured hip.

$550,000 - settlement for a worker who suffered tendon injuries to his hand when it got caught in an improperly guarded envelope manufacturing machine.

$535,000 - settlement for a deliveryman who slipped and fell on a ramp resulting in a knee replacement

$500,000 - settlement for woman who tripped and fell on a defective ramp located in a hotel corridor and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.

$490,000 - settlement for electrician after an electrical arc flash that injured his left eye.

$170,000 - recovery for a tenant whose bathroom ceiling partially collapsed and struck her in the head.

$55,000 - tenant who was tackled by an unauthorized entrant in common area of her building due to negligent security.

**Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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