Anjelica Cappellino, Esq., a New York Law School alumna and psychology graduate from St. John’s University, is an accomplished attorney at Meringolo & Associates, P.C. She specializes in federal criminal defense and civil litigation, with significant experience in high-profile cases across New York’s Southern and Eastern Districts. Her notable work includes involvement in complex cases such as United States v. Joseph Merlino, related to racketeering, and U.S. v. Jimmy Cournoyer, concerning drug trafficking and criminal enterprise.
Ms. Cappellino has effectively represented clients in sentencing preparations, often achieving reduced sentences. She has also actively participated in federal civil litigation, showcasing her diverse legal skill set. Her co-authored article in the Albany Law Review on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines underscores her deep understanding of federal sentencing and its legal nuances. Cappellino's expertise in both trial and litigation marks her as a proficient attorney in federal criminal and civil law.
Last month, a Philadelphia jury found the car manufacturer, Mitsubishi, liable for nearly $980 million in damages in connection to a defective seatbelt that left the plaintiff a quadriplegic after a car accident. The seatbelt of the plaintiff’s 1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT failed to restrain him during the 45-mph rollover crash, causing spinal cord injuries. The award marks one of Philadelphia’s biggest verdicts to date.
3M, the manufacturer of military-grade earplugs that have caused hearing loss in hundreds of thousands of service members, has agreed to pay $6.01 billion to settle the remaining 260,000 pending lawsuits against them. At the height of its litigation, the 3M ear plug lawsuits made up approximately 30% of all federal court cases nationwide. The settlement, which follows 3M’s unsuccessful attempt at moving the lawsuits into bankruptcy court, marks a turning point for what has been considered the largest mass tort litigation in United States history.
A western Kentucky circuit judge recently awarded $36 million in damages to the victims of the Marshall County High School shooting. The verdict marks a poignant conclusion to a years-long legal battle to hold the shooter accountable to his victims.
Last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. has agreed to pay a $9 million civil penalty in connection to defective portable air conditioners. The settlement stems from charges brought by the CPSC that alleged the wholesale giant had known, yet failed to report, a defect contained in the portable air conditioners. The defect allegedly created an unreasonable risk of serious risk or death.
On November 30, 2023, a Westchester jury rendered a record-breaking $120 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Westchester Medical Center. The lawsuit stemmed from the center’s failure to timely diagnose and treat the plaintiff, who had suffered from a stroke. The verdict marks the largest medical malpractice award in Westchester County.
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a directed verdict in favor of two defendant doctors in a medical malpractice case, as the plaintiffs failed to present sufficient evidence from their expert witnesses to support their claims, leading to the exclusion of one expert's testimony and the other expert's testimony being deemed speculative and inadequate.
The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld an $8.5 million verdict favoring the estate of Debbie Sain, who died from undiagnosed cancer after giving birth, finding healthcare providers liable for medical malpractice despite not awarding damages for wrongful death due to conflicting evidence.
Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee pays $3 million to settle lawsuit over coffee spill, causing severe burns; echoes infamous 1994 McDonald's coffee case resurgence, highlighting the need for improved safety measures in the industry.
Ozempic, a diabetes medication known for its weight loss side effect, has seen a sharp rise in popularity but faces scrutiny and a lawsuit due to reported gastrointestinal issues, potentially leading to mass tort claims.
Earlier this month, a Chicago jury awarded $14 million to the family of a teenager who passed away after seeking treatment at an Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation’s clinic. The verdict, rendered nearly seven years after his death, shines a light on the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment in hospital settings.