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Blog Posts in 2017

  • For the 4 th year in a row, Attorneys Joseph Sullivan and Steven Brill have been selected as members of the Super Lawyers® organization for the state of New York. Each were selected for their respective areas of specialty: Attorney Sullivan for personal injury litigation, and Attorney Brill for criminal defense. Additionally, Attorney James Healy, a criminal defense associate with the firm, ...
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  • California Jury Awards $417 Million in Talc Powder Case

    || 23-Aug-2017

    Since the 1970s, concerns about Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder have grown. Talcum powder is a substance made from a mineral consisting of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Since the late 1800’s Johnson & Johnson has been adding fragrance to it and marketing it to women for genital use to absorb moisture in the skin and reduce friction. Studies have provided increasing evidence ...
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  • Last night, the fifth Missouri jury to consider whether Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder caused the Plaintiff’s ovarian cancer returned a verdict resoundingly answering that question in the affirmative. It awarded the Plaintiff over $110,000,000, of which, $105,000,000 was punitive damages intending to punish J&J for its deceitful conduct. The Plaintiff was a resident of West ...
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  • Westchester County Jury Awards Plaintiff $425,000

    || 13-Mar-2017

    In February 2017, a Westchester County jury returned two verdicts in favor of a Sullivan & Brill client that was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The first verdict found the driver of the car 100% responsible for the accident. The second verdict provided $425,000 in compensation for the client’s loss of earnings, fractured thumb and injured hand. At the beginning of the trial, the ...
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