Counsel Financial Celebrates Win of Largest Personal Injury Settlement in New York State History

Kelly Anthony, Esq. | Deputy General Counsel


The financing company, Counsel Financial, is pleased to announce that preeminent New York City plaintiffs’ firm Edelman & Edelman, P.C. has reached a $35 million agreement in a construction accident case against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit Authority (also known as MTA New York City Transit) (together, “MTA”), the City of New York and Judlau Contracting, Inc. The settlement, approved by Hon. Donald Kurtz on March 23, 2016, marks the single-largest personal injury action victory ever publicized in New York State.

In the case, Sarata v. Metro. Transp. Auth., Index No. 15708-2012, filed in November of 2012 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings, Martin Edelman, Esq., on behalf of Maciej and Magdalena Sarata, alleged that the defendants violated Labor Law § 240(1)—“the duty to provide safety devices necessary to protect workers from risks inherent in elevated work sites.”*

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