Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2014

Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2014We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff's verdicts obtained in California in the year 2014. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$283,000,000.00
Attorneys:Adam B. Wolfson, Amy H. Candido, Charles Verhoeven, Sean S. Pak, Vincent M. Pollmeier, Yury Kapgan of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Case:ViaSat Inc. v. Space Systems/Loral, Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
2
Amount:$185,872,720.00
Attorneys:Lawrance A. Bohm of Bohm Law Group; Charles Moore of Charles Moore
Case:Juarez v. AutoZone Stores Inc.
Type:Negligence in Employment
3
Amount:$131,216,325.00
Attorneys:Daniel Grunfeld, Daniel Johnson, Michael Lyons of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Case:Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
4
Amount:$128,600,000.00
Attorneys:C. Russell Georgeson, Christopher B. Noyes of Georgeson, Belardinelli & Noyes; Phillip Baker of Baker, Keener & Nahra, LLP
Case:Grow Land & Water LLC v. McCarthy Family Farms Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
5
Amount:$119,625,000.00
Attorneys:Harold McElhinny of Morrison & Foerster; William Lee of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Case:Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
6
Amount:$111,081,833.00
Attorneys:David Semelsberger, James Allen of Endeman, Lincoln, Turek & Heater LLP
Case:Andrade v. MHC Operating L.P.
Type:Breach of Contract
7
Amount:$105,000,000.00
Attorneys:Frank Scherkenbach, Howard Pollack, Michael R. Headley of Fish & Richardson PC
Case:Power Integrations Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
8
Amount:$70,861,113.00
Attorneys:Gilbert Purcell, Heather Ann T. Young, Jennifer Alesio of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case:Whalen v. John Crane Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure
9
Amount:$57,947,402.00
Attorneys:Darren Pirozzi, Gregory Rizio of Rizio & Nelson
Case:Herman v. Cardiel
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
10
Amount:$47,900,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin D. Scheibe, Peter Ross of Browne George Ross LLP
Case:OrthoTec LLC v. Surgiview S.A.S.
Type:Breach of Contract
11
Amount:$39,600,000.00
Attorneys:Aimee M. Housinger, Jennifer Tomsen, Laura Gleen, Mary-Olga Lovett, Pamela A. Ferguson, Stephen Paffrath of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Case:Patriot Rail Corp. v. Sierra Railroad Co.
Type:Breach of Contract
12
Amount:$38,914,610.00
Attorneys:Justin Karczag, Peter J. Bezek, Robert Curtis of Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP
Case:F&F LLC v. East West Bank
Type:Breach of Contract
13
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Keith Wesley, Peter Ross of Browne George Ross LLP; K. Andrew Kent of Rincon Venture Law Group
Case:Neurovision Medical Products Inc. v. NuVasive Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
14
Amount:$28,500,000.00
Attorneys:Allen Ruby, David Hansen, James P. Schaefer of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Case:SanDisk Corp. v. PNY Technologies Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
15
Amount:$26,255,367.00
Attorneys:Nicole Lari-Loni, Torsten Bassell of Lari-Joni & Bassell, LLP; Korosh Torkzadeh, Reza Torkzadeh of The Torkzadeh Law Firm
Case:Hedayati v. Vanwyk
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
16
Amount:$26,107,328.00
Attorneys:Carney Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; James Urbanic of Urbanic & Associates
Case:Nickel v. Staples Contract & Commercial Inc.
Type:Negligence in Employment
17
Amount:$23,531,335.00
Attorneys:Dennis Schoville of Dennis A. Schoville, APC; Brett J. Schreiber, Vincent Bartolotta of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire; Richard Bisetti of Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy; Juan J. Ordaz, Jr., of Ordaz Law, APC
Case:Aguilar v. Tricor America Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
18
Amount:$23,494,776.00
Attorneys:Joseph Girard of Law Offices of Joseph C. Girard
Case:Haworth v. Bouzaglou
Type:Fraud
19
Amount:$19,786,818.00
Attorneys:Kevin R. Boyle, Rahul Ravipudi, Robert Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Diao v. Southern California Gas Co.
Type:Premises Liability
20
Amount:$18,700,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph A. Piasta, II, of O'Brien Watters & Davis, LLP
Case:Cardoza v. Reed
Type:Fraud
21
Amount:$18,681,052.49
Attorneys:B. Robert Allard, Lauren A. Cerri of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP; Brendan Way, Randall H. Scarlett of Scarlett Law Group
Case:Jones v. Williams
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
22
Amount:$18,572,941.77
Attorneys:Geraldine Weiss, Michael J. Piuze of Michael J. Piuze
Case:Haynes v. Pak
Type:Car Accident
23
Amount:$17,914,238.00
Attorneys:Christopher T. Aumais, David Lira, Thomas V. Girardi of Girardi | Keese
Case:Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC
Type:Premises Liability
24
Amount:$17,736,700.00
Attorneys:Gilbert Purcell, Jason M. Rose of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case:Major v. Lorillard Tobacco Co.
Type:Product Liability
25
Amount:$16,493,943.00
Attorneys:Lesley E. Weaver, Robert S. Green of Green & Noblin, P.C.; Enrico Schaefer of Traverse Legal, PLC
Case:Doe v. PositiveSingles.com
Type:Consumer Fraud
26
Amount:$15,313,703.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Patrick K. Gunning, Spencer R. Lucas of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Ivan W. Golde of Ivan W. Golde
Case:Francisco v. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
Type:Car Accident
27
Amount:$14,271,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy M. Osborn of Law Office of Timothy M. Osborn, PC; John C. Hall of Law Offices of John C. Hall
Case:Escalera v. Live Oak Cogen, LLC
Type:Premises Liability
28
Amount:$12,569,853.66
Attorneys:Andrew B. Kreeft, Robert E. Rosenthal of Bohnen, Rosenthal & Kreeft
Case:Hill v. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.
Type:Product Liability
29
Amount:$12,304,368.00
Attorneys:Alyssa K. Schabloski, Matthew S. McNicholas of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Atkins v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Wrongful Termination; Disability Discrimination
30
Amount:$12,100,000.00
Attorneys:Eustace de Saint Phalle, Michael E. Gatto of Rains Lucia Stern, PC
Case:Cuevas v. Contra Costa County Health Services
Type:Medical Malpractice
31
Amount:$11,200,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher S. Walton, Philip Layfield of Layfield & Barrett
Case:Element Capital LLC v. Maximum Business Innovations Inc.
Type:Fraud
32
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:David M. McClain of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Bankhead v. ArvinMeritor Inc.
Type:Wrongful Termination; Asbestos Exposure
33
Amount:$10,450,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, David Rudorfer, Deborah S. Chang of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Daniel J. Rafii of Rafii & Nazarian, LLP; Reza Mirroknian of The Mirroknian Law Firm, PC
Case:Villamariona v. CBS
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident; Workplace Negligence
34
Amount:$9,281,348.23
Attorneys:Mark B. O'Connor, Michael M. Shea, Jr., of Shea & Shea
Case:O’Donnell v. Conway Inc.
Type:Car Accident
35
Amount:$7,978,185.44
Attorneys:Arnie E. Goldstein, Joy Robertson of Goldstein, Gurbuz & Robertson; Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case:Markow v. Rosner
Type:Medical Malpractice
36
Amount:$7,810,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Vicki I. Sarmiento of Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento
Case:Howard v. County of Riverside
Type:Excessive Force; Government Negligence
37
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Deborah S. Chang of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Nancy Kashergen Rennie v. FedEx, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
38
Amount:$7,476,926.00
Attorneys:Alan M. Laskin of Law Offices of Alan M. Laskin; John T. Stralen of Law Offices of John T. Stralen
Case:Dunlap v. Esurance
Type:Car Accident
39
Amount:$7,400,000.00
Attorneys:Richard E. Donahoo of Donahoo & Associates
Case:Hernandez v. Parra
Type:Car Accident
40
Amount:$6,709,300.00
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder, Laura F. Sedrish, Philip C. Alexander of AlderLaw, P.C.; Ryan D. Harris of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case:Rittger v. Cliffs Resort, LLC
Type:Car Accident
41
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen J. Estey of Estey & Bomberger, LLP; James M. Brown of Law Offices of James Matthew Brown, APLC
Case:Doe v. Pacific Health Systems
Type:Workplace Negligence
42
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:David M. deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm, APC; Mindy J. Lees of Law Office of Mindy J. Lees PC; Martin I. Aarons of The Aarons Law Firm, PC
Case:Zulfer v. Playboy Enterprises Inc.
Type:Qui Tam; Fraud
43
Amount:$5,741,910.78
Attorneys:Bruce L. Schechter, Maro Burunsuzyan of Law Offices of Maro Burunsuzyan, PLC
Case:Campbell v. NFI Interactive Logistics LLC
Type:Car Accident
44
Amount:$5,653,604.00
Attorneys:Christopher H. Whelan of Law Offices of Christopher H. Whelan, Inc.; Lucas C. Whelan of Whelan Law Group; David M. deRubertis of The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Case:Sallustio v. Kemper Independence Insurance Co.
Type:Wrongful Termination; Defamation
45
Amount:$5,420,000.00
Attorneys:James W. Lewis, John C. Taylor of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:Janice H. v. 696 North Robertson
Type:Premises Liability
46
Amount:$4,383,682.00
Attorneys:J. Kevin Morrison, Steger P. Johnson of Jones Clifford, LLP; Geraldine Armendariz of Law Office of Geraldine Armendariz
Case:Marquez v. PG&E
Type:Premises Liability
47
Amount:$4,335,000.00
Attorneys:Kitty K. Szeto of R. Rex Parris Law Firm; Kevin I. Shenkman of Shenkman & Hughes
Case:Wilkinson v. Halo Resorts
Type:Fraud
48
Amount:$4,010,000.00
Attorneys:Tyrone J. Maho of Maho Prentice, LLP; Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case:Taylor v. Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Type:Medical Malpractice
49
Amount:$3,895,220.00
Attorneys:Joseph W. Carcione Jr, Joshua S. Markowitz of Law Offices of Carcione, Cattermole, Dolinski, Stucky, Markowitz & Carcione, LLP
Case:Murdoch v. Brock Solutions
Type:Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
50
Amount:$3,836,250.00
Attorneys:Clare H. Lucich, Gregory L. Bentley of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP; Keith P. More of Berman More Gonzalez
Case:Zavala v. Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Type:Personal Injury; School Safety

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