A 26-year-old man has been awarded $4.2 million for leg injuries sustained when he was hit by a taxi crossing Midtown Street more than five years ago.
The trial that ended last week in Manhattan Supreme Court included the arrest of a defendant, the owner of the taxi company for approaching the jury during recess and telling them his version of the accident. As a result, Justice Beverly Cohen ordered the arrest of the defendant, Bobby Moore, on a charge of jury tampering, according to plaintiff¡¯s attorney Jerald D. Werlin of Long Island City.
The plaintiff, Mohammed Razzaque, suffered knee injuries that have required four operations, his attorney said. The defendants, including Krakow Taxi Co. and the driver, Chong Bae Kim, were represented by Lawrence Rowe of the office of Adolph Salib.