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Firm Partner Liza Milgrim Recovers $700,000 for Assault Victim in New York City

February 7, 2022 in

On January 17th, 2022, SPBMCC Partner Liza Milgrim successfully obtained a settlement totaling $700,000 in a security negligence case where a woman was physically assaulted, raped and threatened death by a gun-bearing assailant in her own apartment building.



Woman Assaulted In Her Apartment Building, Claims the Building was Negligently Maintained


The plaintiff in the case was a 35-year-old woman who was a tenant in a building when she was assaulted and raped by a gun-bearing assailant who gained access to her apartment building through a door. The plaintiff was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the incident.


Firm Partner Liza Milgrim Fights on Plaintiff’s Behalf, Obtains $700,000 For Her Client


Liza Milgrim, firm Partner at SPBMCC with nearly two decades of experience providing skilled legal counsel for her clients, represented the plaintiff in this matter. The plaintiff claimed that the door through which the assailant entered the apartment building was negligently maintained. The defendant claimed that the assailant piggy-backed into the building when the plaintiff opened the entrance door. The security company argued that they provided security as per the contract with the owner, and did not have a duty to the plaintiff.


While the case was on the trial calendar with a summary judgment motion pending, the prosecution and defense resolved the matter for $700,000 at mediation. 


Learn More About Liza Milgrim and Other Notable Cases She Has Litigated


Liza Milgrim is a fierce advocate for victims of personal injury, negligence, motor vehicle accident, construction accident, municipal liability and premises liability matters. A Partner with the SPBMCC since 2005, Liza has litigated some of the firm’s most challenging cases and has won maximum financial compensation for her clients’ injuries.


Liza has held many positions with the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association and is now the Immediate Past President. She is also an active member of the Dominican Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, and St. John’s University School of Law’s Alumni of Color Association. Liza has received many awards and accolades for her community work. To learn more about Liza Milgrim and her dedication to her clients and community, click here.

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