Over the summer, Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore (KDLM) secured one of the largest catastrophic injury verdicts of the year in Manhattan Supreme Court in New York.

Partner Thomas Moore represented a philanthropist whose life nearly ended when she was struck in the head by a shopping cart tossed off a mall walkway in East Harlem during a 2011 shopping trip.

Marion Hedges, 53, was buying Halloween candy on Oct. 30, 2011 when two then-12-year-olds threw the cart from a fourth floor walkway. The impact left Hedges forever changed – and during the trial she and Moore conveyed to the jury the mental, physical and emotional complications that still affect her. Moore filed suit on Hedges’ behalf against East River Plaza and Planned Security, which he proved were liable for the injuries. Moore demonstrated that the negligent security and upkeep of the mall was largely to blame, as upper-level walkways were unkempt and littered with debris.

During his closing comments at the trial, partner Thomas Moore pointed out the defendants’ negligence and blank spots in their security footage and messages. “It was like a mini war zone up there,” Moore told the jury during his closing statements, “and they did nothing, absolutely nothing.”

The jury ultimately sided with the plaintiff. Hedges and her son and husband were awarded $45.2 million for her injuries.

KDLM has been prominently featured in Leaders In The Law publications. Partner Judith Livingston appeared on the cover of the 2017 edition of New York’s Women Leaders in the Law.