Judgments: Payoff for Plaintiffs

Whether their injuries are physical or financial, damage-suit plaintiffs are winning higher and higher awards. A sampling of recent judgments:

¶His skill at twirling and tossing dough ten feet into the air made Pizza Baker Camillo Calogero a consistent crowd pleaser at a Lynbrook, N.Y., pizzeria. Then, one day last September, his neck was broken in an auto accident; he was no longer able to make the flamboyant motions needed to fling high the pizza dough. The 33-year-old father of three children sued for damages. Rejecting a defense claim that pizza can be simply flattened on a table with the...

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