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Wilentz Success Stories

For nearly 40 years, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has been representing people injured through the negligent & intentional acts of wrongdoers.

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Wilentz Success Stories

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has been one of the pioneers in environmental chemical contamination cases. We have been handling these matters for over twelve years and have had numerous success stories, some of which we will set forth below.

1. Armona vs Dupont
This was the largest settlement to date in New Jersey for a groundwater and surface soil contamination matter. We represented approximately 400 individuals from the Borough of Pompton Lakes whose property was contaminated by DuPont. The matter settled for a total sum of $38.5 million dollars.

2. Zuckerbroad vs The Town of Westfield
This was a matter in which we recovered money for a young boy who was infected with a fungus called Aspergillus Fumigatus. The fungus that had grown in a compost pile operated by the town near the boy's home. It created a permanent condition called Aspergillosis, which involves a growth of the fungus in an individual's lung.

3. Ameye vs Hoffer Machine & Tool
In this matter, we recovered for a group of approximately 50 individuals whose wells were contaminated by a machine shop in a North Jersey Community. This was one of the first claims in New Jersey after Ayers v. Jackson Township to recognize recovery for medical monitoring, fear of cancer, emotional distress and property damage.

4. Russo vs Allied Signal
We certified the first toxic exposure class action in New Jersey history in this case involving hundreds of individuals who played on a chromium waste contaminated ball field in Jersey City. As a result of our efforts, all class members have the opportunity to monitor their health free of charge at a Jersey City hospital for thirty years.