Top 100 Verdicts in the United States in 2012

Top 100 Verdicts in the United States in 2012We are pleased to present to you the list of top 100 plaintiff's verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2012. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $1,169,140,271
Attorneys: Douglas B. Greenswag of K&L Gates; Patrick J. McElhinny of K&L Gates
Case: Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Type: Intellectual Property
2
Amount: $1,049,393,540
Attorneys: William F. Lee of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr; Harold J. McElhinny of Morrison & Foerster
Case: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Type: Intellectual Property
3
Amount: $1,000,000,000
Attorneys: George C. Lombardi of Winston & Strawn; Joseph P. Conran of Husch Blackwell
Case: Monsanto Co. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Type: Intellectual Property
4
Amount: $956,556,000
Attorneys: Michael L. Calhoon and R. Stan Mortenson of Baker Botts
Case: Liberty Media Corp. v. Vivendi Universal
Type: Fraud
5
Amount: $900,000,000
Attorneys: Bennie Lazzara Jr. of Wilkes & McHugh
Case: Estate of Webb v. Trans Healthcare Inc.
Type: Nursing Homes
6
Amount: $716,472,101
Attorneys: William A. Gilbert of Dano & Gilbert; Rolando J. Santiago of RJS Law Group
Case: Estate of Garcia v. Best For Less Food Mart Inc.
Type: Dram Shop
7
Amount: $368,160,000
Attorneys: Douglas A. Cawley and Bradley W. Caldwell of McKool Smith
Case: VirnetX Inc. v. Cisco Systems Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property
8
Amount: $261,000,000
Attorneys: Richard M. Heimann of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Bruce L. Simon of Pearson, Simon, Warshaw & Penny
Case: In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation
Type: Antitrust
9
Amount: $200,000,000
Attorneys: Bennie Lazzara Jr. and Isaac R. Ruiz-Carus of Wilkes & McHugh
Case: Estate of Nunziata v. Pinellas Park Nursing Home, Inc.
Type: Nursing Homes
10
Amount: $195,350,818
Attorneys: Nanette Dinunzio of Texas Attorney General’s Office
Case: State of Texas v. Taxmasters Inc.
Type: Consumer Protection
11
Amount: $181,139,999
Attorneys: Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices; Marc A. Taxman of Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen
Case: Jentz v. ConAgra Foods Inc.
Type: Workplace Safety
12
Amount: $178,368,457
Attorneys: Thomas Stoneham Edwards Jr. of Edwards & Ragatz
Case: Chandler v. Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery Centers LLC
Type: Medical Malpractice
13
Amount: $168,813,475
Attorneys: Thomas D. Long and Patrick J. Richard of Nossaman
Case: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. v. Van Dellen
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
14
Amount: $167,730,488
Attorneys: Lawrance A. Bohm of Bohm Law Group
Case: Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West
Type: Employment
15
Amount: $162,000,000
Attorneys: Mikal C. Watts of Watts Guerra Craft; Craig B. Florence of Gardere Wynne Sewell
Case: Longview Energy Co. v. The Huff Energy Fund
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
16
Amount: $155,831,471
Attorneys: David R. Goodnight and Karl F. Oles of Stoel Rives
Case: King County v. Vinci Construction Grands Projets/Parsons RCI/Frontier-Kemper
Type: Breach of Contract
17
Amount: $155,737,000
Attorneys: Richard J. Burton of The Burton Firm; Benedict P. Kuehne of Law Office of Benedict P. Kuehne, P.A.
Case: Murphy v. City of Aventura
Type: Employment
18
Amount: $147,200,000
Attorneys: Amardeep L. Thakur and Shawn E. McDonald of Foley & Lardner
Case: Mformation Technologies Inc. v. Research In Motion Ltd.
Type: Intellectual Property
19
Amount: $144,690,039
Attorneys: Charlene S. Fallon of Linnan & Fallon; James D. Linnan of Linnan & Fallon
Case: Sohl v. Bassett Healthcare Network
Type: Medical Malpractice
20
Amount: $140,000,000
Attorneys: Toby D. Brown and George W. "Skip" Finkbohner III of Cunningham Bounds
Case: Estate of Juno v. Amare
Type: Medical Malpractice
21
Amount: $133,899,391
Attorneys: James E. Magleby and Peggy A. Tomsic of Magleby & Greenwood
Case: USA Power LLC v. PacifiCorp
Type: Intellectual Property
22
Amount: $124,000,000
Attorneys: Raymond P. Niro and Christopher J. Lee of Niro, Haller & Niro
Case: Grail Semiconductor Inc. v. Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
23
Amount: $121,000,000
Attorneys: Thomas A. Moore of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Martin v. New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
Type: Medical Malpractice
24
Amount: $118,000,000
Attorneys: Zona Jones of Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP; Mike McCauley of McWhorter, Cobb & Johnson, LLP
Case: JJJJ Walker LLC v. First National Bank
Type: Fraud
25
Amount: $116,939,241
Attorneys: Kurt B. Arnold of Arnold & Itkin; Tony Clayton of Clayton & Fruge
Case: Lacey v. Averette
Type: Workplace Negligence
26
Amount: $112,373,822
Attorneys: Bas de Blank of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Annette L. Hurst of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Case: Brocade Communications Systems Inc. v. A10 Networks Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property
27
Amount: $109,000,000
Attorneys: Shanin Specter of Kline & Specter
Case: Goretzka v. Allegheny Energy Inc.
Type: Negligent Maintenance
28
Amount: $108,650,000
Attorneys: Daniel A. Thomas and Jonathan Mesley Soper of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain
Case: Mansfield v. Horner
Type: Professional Negligence
29
Amount: $105,900,000
Attorneys: Gregg F. LoCascio and Timothy Gilman of Kirkland & Ellis
Case: WesternGeco LLC v. Ion Geophysical Corp.
Type: Intellectual Property
30
Amount: $103,075,618
Attorneys: Richard J. Sgarlato of Sgarlato & Sgarlato
Case: Debes v. St. Vincent’s Medical Center-Staten Island
Type: Medical Malpractice
31
Amount: $85,200,000
Attorneys: Michael Patrick Doyle of Doyle Raizner; David F. Sugerman of David F. Sugerman Attorney, P.C.
Case: Bixby v. KBR Inc.
Type: Workplace Safety
32
Amount: $80,000,000
Attorneys: Clifford W. Horwitz and Jay R. Luchsinger of Horwitz Horwitz & Associates
Case: Bayer v. Garbe Iron Works Inc.
Type: Workplace Safety
33
Amount: $78,404,669
Attorneys: Daniel S. Weinstock and G. Scott Vezina of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig
Case: Nicholson-Upsey v. Touey
Type: Medical Malpractice
34
Amount: $75,350,000
Attorneys: Jonathan Gdanski and Steven J. Hammer of Schlesinger Law Offices
Case: Estate of Calloway v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Inc.
Type: Products Liability
35
Amount: $74,525,000
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley and Robert J. Ounjian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley
Case: Blunt v. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Type: Medical Malpractice
36
Amount: $70,455,000
Attorneys: Gregory A. Anderson and Jessica E. Mathis of AndersonGlenn
Case: Coultas v. Columbia Helicopters Inc.
Type: Products Liability
37
Amount: $67,000,000
Attorneys: David S. Mandel and Nina Stillman Mandel of Mandel & Mandel
Case: Coquina Investments v. Rothstein
Type: Fraud
38
Amount: $64,100,026
Attorneys: Robert K. Spotswood of Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury
Case: Hope for Families & Community Service Inc. v. Warren
Type: Conspiracy
39
Amount: $61,750,000
Attorneys: Glenn W. MacTaggart and David M. Prichard of Prichard of Hawkins, McFarland & Young
Case: Lowry v. Jankovic
Type: Breach of Contract
40
Amount: $60,000,000
Attorneys: Arturo J. Gonzalez and Irene E. Pertsovsky of Morrison & Foerster
Case: Reiser v. Reiser
Type: Wrongful Death
41
Amount: $55,000,000
Attorneys: H. Briggs Bedigian and Gary A. Wais of Wais, Vogelstein & Bedigian
Case: Martinez v. Johns Hopkins Health System Corp.
Type: Medical Malpractice
42
Amount: $54,026,084
Attorneys: Mark Perenich and Ian M. Thomas of Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes
Case: Estate of Taylor v. Evans
Type: Wrongful Death
43
Amount: $52,009,941
Attorneys: James R. Troupis and Peter G. Carroll of Troupis Law Office
Case: Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies
Type: Intellectual Property
44
Amount: $50,073,000
Attorneys: Lucia E. Coyoca and Andrew C. Spitser of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp
Case: Bergstein v. Tregub
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
45
Amount: $50,000,000
Attorneys: Richard L. Horwitz of Potter Anderson & Corroon; Frederick A. Lorig of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Case: Shelbyzyme LLC v. Genzyme Corp.
Type: Intellectual Property
46
Amount: $50,000,000
Attorneys: Ralph A. Weber and Gass Weber Mullins; Paul Heaton of Heaton Trial Law
Case: Aqua Finance Inc. v. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Type: Professional Negligence
47
Amount: $48,587,500
Attorneys: L. Gene Spears and Michael Hawes of Baker Botts
Case: Enzo Biochem Inc. v. Applera Corp.
Type: Intellectual Property
48
Amount: $48,000,000
Attorneys: John Langdoc and Christine Tamer of Baron & Budd
Case: Izell v. Asbestos Cos.
Type: Products Liability
49
Amount: $45,000,000
Attorneys: Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm; Gary M. Paige of The Law Office of Gary Paige
Case: Estate of Alexander v. Lorillard Tobacco Co.
Type: Products Liability
50
Amount: $44,714,000
Attorneys: Gerald A. Lefebvre of The Law Office of Gerald Lefebvre
Case: Conley v. Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc.
Type: Products Liability
51
Amount: $42,800,000
Attorneys: Caryn M. Groedel and Matthew M. Ries of Caryn Groedel & Associates
Case: Lucarell v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Type: Employment
52
Amount: $40,000,000
Attorneys: Barry B. Langberg and Leticia M. Kimble of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Case: Wynn v. Francis
Type: Defamation
53
Amount: $38,628,127
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley.; Alejandro D. Blanco of The Blanco Law Firm
Case: Von Normann v. Newport Channel Inn Inc.
Type: Premises Liability
54
Amount: $37,845,882
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish and Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle
Case: Sheth v. Schneider National Carriers Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle
55
Amount: $36,884,294
Attorneys: William P. Quinn Jr. of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Arthur H. Stroyd of Del Sole Cavanaugh Stroyd
Case: University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education v. Varian Medical Systems Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property
56
Amount: $36,000,000
Attorneys: Norman Gene Hortman Jr. and Christopher B. McDaniel of Hortman Harlow Bassi Robinson & McDaniel
Case: Tanner v. Eagle Oil & Gas Co.
Type: Workplace Safety
57
Amount: $35,091,655
Attorneys: Maria Wyckoff Boyce and David Genender of Baker Botts
Case: Halliburton Energy Services Inc. v. Weatherford International Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property
58
Amount: $34,800,737
Attorneys: Scott M. DeWolf and Kerry Ann Miller of Rochelle McCullough
Case: VFS Financing Inc. v. Disiere Partners
Type: Conversion
59
Amount: $34,496,780
Attorneys: David Z. Ribakoff of Enenstein & Ribakoff
Case: Sabadia v. Holland & Knight
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
60
Amount: $34,250,000
Attorneys: Michael Abourezk of Abourezk Law Firm; Daniel B. Bidegaray of Bidegaray Law Firm
Case: Hull v. Ability Insurance Co.
Type: Breach of Contract
61
Amount: $33,313,574
Attorneys: Michael M. Guerra and Jody R. Mask of Guerra Mask
Case: Roberts v. Bick’s Construction Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle
62
Amount: $31,736,043
Attorneys: Warren F. van den Houten and Matthew Pavis of Warren van den Houten, Esq.
Case: Kane v. Galtieri
Type: Wrongful Death
63
Amount: $31,580,339
Attorneys: Gregory L. Bentley of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley; Robert A. Parris of R. Rex Parris Law Firm
Case: Evans v. State of California
Type: Dangerous Condition
64
Amount: $31,425,000
Attorneys: John C. Aisenbrey of Stinson Morrison Hecker; Charles W. German of Rouse Hendricks German May
Case: Hallmark Cards Inc. v. Monitor Clipper Partners LLC
Type: Intellectual Property
65
Amount: $30,600,000
Attorneys: Francisco Guerra IV of Watts Guerra Craft
Case: Pribble v. Sunbelt Rentals Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle
66
Amount: $30,496,155
Attorneys: Kenneth W. Brothers and Jeffrey K. Sherwood of Dickstein Shapiro
Case: I/P Engine Inc. v. AOL Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property
67
Amount: $30,000,000
Attorneys: Richard J. Diaz of Richard J. Diaz, P.A.; J. B. Harris of J.B. Harris, P.A.
Case: Smith v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Products Liability
68
Amount: $28,500,000
Attorneys: Douglas R. Beam of Douglas R. Beam P.A.; John F. Romano of Romano Law Group
Case: Adams v. The Imported Car Store Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle
69
Amount: $28,450,105
Attorneys: Armando T. Lauritano of Morgan & Morgan
Case: Normil v. Go
Type: Medical Malpractice
70
Amount: $28,409,512
Attorneys: Ronald A. Bender of Worden Thane; Samuel T. Bull of Foster Pepper
Case: Education Logistics Inc. v. Laidlaw Transit Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
71
Amount: $28,000,001
Attorneys: Rick Simons and Kelly Kraetsch of Furtado, Jaspovice & Simons
Case: Doe v. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc.
Type: Sexual Assault
72
Amount: $27,672,152
Attorneys: Robert J. Napleton and Daniel T. Madigan of Motherway & Napleton
Case: Hoffman v Crane
Type: Motor Vehicle
73
Amount: $27,566,690
Attorneys: Steven W. Igou of Steven Woody Igou Law Offices; Kevin C. Maxwell of Law Offices of Kevin C. Maxwell
Case: Watson v. Fisher
Type: Motor Vehicle
74
Amount: $27,500,000
Attorneys: Jason P. Hoelscher and Craig M. Sico of Sico, White, Hoelscher & Braugh
Case: Flores v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Type: Negligent Maintenance
75
Amount: $27,000,000
Attorneys: Eric F. Leon and Joseph Serino Jr. of Kirkland & Ellis
Case: TechForward, Inc. v. Best Buy Co. Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property
76
Amount: $25,325,000
Attorneys: Ryan J. Mills and Donald B. Eppers of Brown & Kelly
Case: Turley v. ISG Lackawanna Inc.
Type: Employment
77
Amount: $25,000,000
Attorneys: D. Lawrence Wobbrock of Wobbrock & Lane
Case: Estate of Schwarz v. Philip Morris Inc.
Type: Products Liability
78
Amount: $25,000,000
Attorneys: Jon Loevy of Loevy & Loevy
Case: Jimenez v. City of Chicago
Type: Wrongful Conviction
79
Amount: $24,200,000
Attorneys: James C. Klick and Joseph A. Kott of Herman, Herman & Katz
Case: Kidd v. Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Type: Medical Malpractice
80
Amount: $24,000,000
Attorneys: Arnoldo Casillas and Chris Moreno of Gregory W. Moreno & Associates
Case: Eriza v. Abarca
Type: Excessive Force
81
Amount: $23,000,000
Attorneys: Stephen J. Estey of Estey & Bomberger; Donald Joseph Beck of Law Office of Donald Joseph Beck
Case: Doe v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Type: Negligent Supervision
82
Amount: $22,014,384
Attorneys: Jeffrey S. Mitchell of Emison Hullverson Mitchell; David A. Bovino of Law Offices of Bovino & Associates
Case: Frankel v. Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Inc.
Type: Medical Malpractice
83
Amount: $22,000,000
Attorneys: Matthew E. Coyte of Coyte Law; Jack B. Jacks of Law Office of J.B. Jacks
Case: Slevin v. Board of County Commissioners for the County of Doña Ana
Type: False Imprisonment
84
Amount: $21,980,000
Attorneys: Robert J. Genis of Sonin & Genis; Gerard Lucciola of Rosato & Lucciola
Case: Abreu v M&M Truck & Body Repair Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle
85
Amount: $21,544,873
Attorneys: Robert C. Hilliard of Hilliard Munoz Gonzales; Thomas J. Henry of Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry
Case: Chatman-Wilson v. Cabral
Type: Motor Vehicle
86
Amount: $21,000,000
Attorneys: Raymond E. White and Nelia Robbi of McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore
Case: Transverse LLC v. Iowa Wireless Services LLC
Type: Breach of Contract
87
Amount: $21,000,000
Attorneys: H. Briggs Bedigian and Gary A. Wais of Wais, Vogelstein, Bedigian & Arfaa
Case: Norfleet v. Harbor Hospital Inc.
Type: Medical Malpractice
88
Amount: $20,881,082
Attorneys: Bruce J. Babij and George S. Tolley III of Dugan, Babij & Tolley
Case: Arnett v. Vinayakom
Type: Medical Malpractice
89
Amount: $20,559,004
Attorneys: Michael J. Warshauer and Douglas C. Dumont of Warshauer Law Group
Case: Burchfield v. CSX Transportation Inc.
Type: Workplace Safety
90
Amount: $20,011,788
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish and Spencer R. Lucas of Panish Shea & Boyle
Case: Rivas v. Gaines
Type: Motor Vehicle
91
Amount: $20,000,000
Attorneys: Eric G. Kahn and Rubin M. Sinins of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
Case: Silva v. Lopes
Type: Conversion
92
Amount: $20,000,000
Attorneys: Gayle I. Malone, Jr. of Walker Tipps & Malone; Steven E. Anderson of Anderson & Reynolds
Case: Neel v. Hickey
Type: Medical Malpractice
93
Amount: $20,000,000
Attorneys: Diego C. Asencio of Diego C. Asencio, P.A.; Bill Bone of Larmoyeux & Bone
Case: Estate of Beard v. Gomez
Type: Motor Vehicle
94
Amount: $20,000,000
Attorneys: Troy D. Chandler and Devin McNulty of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas
Case: Doe v. PCM Barker Cypress LLC
Type: Premises Liability
95
Amount: $19,440,000
Attorneys: Jeff Ray of Ray, Valdez, McChristian & Jeans
Case: Purser v. Steele
Type: Fraud
96
Amount: $18,780,047
Attorneys: Beth A. Klein of Klein Frank, P.C.; Marquette W. Wolf of Ted B. Lyon & Associates
Case: Dawson v. Fluor Intercontinental Inc.
Type: Premises Liability
97
Amount: $18,200,000
Attorneys: Mari K. Perczak and Scott F. Sullan of Sullan, Sandgrund, Perczak & Nuss
Case: Gold Peak Homeowner’s Association v. Gold Peak at Palomino Park, LLC
Type: Construction Defects
98
Amount: $18,098,478
Attorneys: John A. Furutani of Furutani & Peters; Mark C. Peters of Duckworth Peters Lebowitz Olivier
Case: Marlo v. United Parcel Service Inc.
Type: Employment
99
Amount: $18,000,000
Attorneys: Thomas Beck and Paul Zegger of Sidley Austin
Case: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dey Pharma L.P.
Type: Intellectual Property
100
Amount: $18,000,000
Attorneys: David R. Buchanan of Seeger Weiss; Troy Rafferty of Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor
Case: Reynolds v. Hoffman La-Roche Inc.
Type: Products Liability

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