$48 Million In Punitive Damages For Victims' Families In 2008 Crane CollapseA jury in Manhattan decided Monday that the families of two men killed in a 2008 construction crane collapse should get $48 million in punitive damages from the crane's owner and his companies.
Jury Awards $47.8 Million To Families Of 2 Killed In Crane CollapseLomma and his companies will now have to pay $32 million to the family of Ramadan Kurtaj and $15.8 million to the family of Donald Leo.
Closing Arguments Heard In Trial Over Deadly 2008 UES Crane CollapseClosing arguments are being heard in the civil trial of a crane company owner sued over a deadly 2008 crane collapse on the Upper East Side.
Wrongful Death Trial Begins Anew In Upper East Side Crane FallAfter a criminal acquittal and a once-derailed wrongful death trial, a construction crane owner on Thursday again faced a civil trial in a collapse that killed two workers and helped spur new safety rules.
Judge Declares Mistrial In NYC Crane Collapse Wrongful Death LawsuitThe judge said Friday that because the owner of New York Crane and Equipment, James Lomma, is in the hospital and could not attend court proceedings, the trial would be postponed until September.
Civil Suit Begins Against Crane Company Owner In Deadly 2008 CollapseDonald Leo's mother said she wants justice for the 30-year-old crane operator who was killed in the may 2008 crane collapse on 91st Street and First Avenue.
Crane Mechanic Gets Community Service In Deadly CollapseA mechanic has been sentenced to a year of community service for his role in a New York City construction crane collapse that killed two workers.
James Lomma Acquitted On All Counts In NYC Deadly Crane CollapseThere was anger in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday after a construction company owner was acquitted in a crane collapse that killed two workers on the Upper East Side.
Painful Testimony Given In Crane Collapse TrialInterspersed with testimony about the bad welding jobs, the crack in the turntable that supported the crane operator's cab, and the accusations of negligence by the crane owner, there are the witnesses who bring home the human tragedy.
Man Tells Of Frightening Close Call In UES Crane TrialTestimony continued today in the trial of James Lomma, charged in the deadly 2008 Upper East Side crane collapse. The latest witness told of his extremely close call that day.
Victim's Father Testifies In UES Crane Collapse TrialA devastated Don Leo, a crane operator himself who had actually worked on this very crane a week earlier, told of first getting the word that the crane was down on East 91st Street.
Crane Owner James Lomma On Trial In Deadly 2008 Upper East Side CollapseLomma is accused of making inferior repairs to a crane to save money and prosecutors say he failed to take steps to ensure the repair was sound.