A FEW OF GEORGE’S NOTABLE VICTORIES
Hackensack Jury Awards Million:
In 1994 a Hackensack jury awarded Bill Synder a $1.2 M in the landmark case Synder v. American Association of Blood Banks. Bill, a retired factory worker, was given an AIDS containated blood product during heart in August 1984. Bill wanted answers about how this happened to him but no lawyer would take his case. It was six months before the country’s blood industry began testing blood for AIDS and everyone assumed it was an unavoidable risk of blood. The case is a true David & Goliath story that centers around friendship and persistence in the wake of personal tragedy. George uncovered the blood industy’s conspiracy that delayed testing for AIDS for almost two years to save money. George fought the case for six years through two appeals to the New Jersey appellate division and Supreme Court and trial. The evidence produced at the two month trial fuled a congressional investigation into the blood industry and the FDA. The case affected everyone connected to it and is widely reported.
Other notable cases, include:
- $7.2 Million – In 1995 George won a confidential structured settlement against an hemotologist who misdiagnosed a young woman with a bleeding disorder and gave her mulitple transfusions with AIDS contaminated blood.
- $1.2 Million – 60 year old partner against an LLC partnership that refused to buy-out his retiring equity. George won this arbitration award and collected from the partnership for his client.
- $1.3 Million – In 1998 George worked with the Lilpig Firm in New York City to win a confidential settlement for 12 year old girl against orthopedic who transfused her with AIDS contaminated red cells.
- $750,000 – 38 year old woman misdiagnosed and given a contaminated transfusion.
- $100,000 – In 2004 George won a confidential settlement in a dental malpractice case where the dentist injured his client’s nerve during procedure.
- $100,000 – 50 year old man – struck by motor vehicle and fractured his leg.
Notable Landmark Case Decisions Argued By George:
- Snyder v. Mekhjan, 244 N.J. Super 281 (App. Div. 1990)- George successfully argues before the New Jersey appellate Court the right of a woman- patient to sue the hospital and blood bank for negligently screening and testing its blood products that infected her with AIDS.
- Snyder v. Mekhjan, 129 N.J. 328 (1991)- George successfully argues before the New Jersey Supreme Court the woman’s right to sue her physician and hospital for infecting her with AIDS from contaminated blood.
- Snyder v. American Association of Blood Banks, 282 N.J. Super. 23 (App. Div. 1995) – Several years later, after a long successful trial, George argues again before the New Jersey appellate court for William Snyder’s trial victory.
- Snyder V. American Association of Blood Banks, 144 N.J. 269 (1996) – George again successfully fends off the industry’s appeal and the New Jersey Supreme court affirms George’s landmark trial victory.
- Peticionne v. BFPR Properties (Bergen County, 2012 Unpublished) George successfully argues that the business partner of an LLC may attach the ownership of the other partners’ ownership and sell it to satisfy his client’s $1.2 million dollar arbitration award.
George honorably served as a platoon leader with the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Rutgers’s Law School with the “Harkavy Distinguished Student Award.” He is admitted to the state of New Jersey and Federal District Court bars.
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