Top 100 Verdicts in California in 2015

Top 100 Verdicts in California in 2015We are pleased to present to you the list of top 100 plaintiff's verdicts obtained in California in the year 2015. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$234,932,782
Attorneys:Audrey Hadlock, Dan Jackson, Daniel Purcell, John W. Keker, Nicholas Goldberg, Warren Braunig of Keker & Van Nest LLP; Chris Frahm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Case:San Diego County Water Authority v. Metropolitan Water District
Type:Breach of Contract
2
Amount:$139,800,000
Attorneys:Frank Scherkenbach, Michael R. Headley of Fish & Richardson
Case:Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
3
Amount:$79,823,557
Attorneys:Nina Shapirshteyn, Richard Alexander of Alexander Law Group, LLP
Case:Kuhlmann v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
4
Amount:$58,650,000
Attorneys:Arash Homampour, Corey Arzoumanian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case:Shinedling v. Sunbeam Products Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
5
Amount:$55,333,581
Attorneys:Colin T. Kemp, Joseph D. Jean of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Case:Victaulic Co. v. American Home Assurance Co.
Type:Breach of Contract
6
Amount:$42,500,000
Attorneys:Ian C. Eisner, Neal R. Marder of Winston & Strawn, LLP
Case:MJC America Ltd. v. Gree Electric Appliances Inc.
Type:Tortious Interference
7
Amount:$40,000,000
Attorneys:Keith J. Bruno of Bruno | Nalu; Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Jordan v. T.G.I. Friday’s
Type:Personal Injury; Dram Shop Liability
8
Amount:$39,528,487
Attorneys:Benu M. Wells, Cristina L. Martinez, Hannah Lee, James Hannah, Kristopher B. Kastens, Lisa Kobialka, Paul J. Andre, Yuridia Caire of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Case:Finjan Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
9
Amount:$34,555,220
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Casillas v. Landstar Ranger Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
10
Amount:$26,604,014
Attorneys:Daniel Dell’Osso, Thomas J. Brandi of The Brandi Law Firm
Case:Clarke v. City of Santa Clara
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
11
Amount:$22,991,985
Attorneys:Eric H. Chadwick of Patterson Thuente Pedersen,
Case:Cardiac Science Corp. v. LifeCor Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
12
Amount:$20,968,903
Attorneys:Alexander R. Wheeler, Jason P. Fowler of R. Rex Parris Law Firm
Case:Cardona v. Cortes
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
13
Amount:$20,500,000
Attorneys:Deborah S. Chang, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Jun v. Chaffey Joint Union High School District
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
14
Amount:$17,393,480
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Deborah S. Chang of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Carla DeDominicis of The Law Office of Carla De Dominicis
Case:Sheaffer v. NuCO2
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
15
Amount:$16,162,429
Attorneys:Christopher E. Russell, Marc Lazarus of Russell & Lazarus; Arash Homampour of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case:Evans v. Regan
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
16
Amount:$15,771,234
Attorneys:Craig R. McClellan, Robert J. Chambers, II, of The McClellan Law Firm
Case:Ringdahl v. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
17
Amount:$13,488,765
Attorneys:Anthony J. Dain of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Case:Kaneka Corp. v. SKC Kolon PI Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
18
Amount:$13,360,000
Attorneys:Michael S. Danko of Danko Meredith
Case:Gottlieb v. Khalaf
Type:Wrongful Death; Aviation Accident
19
Amount:$13,033,000
Attorneys:Christopher J. Panatier, David C. Greenstone, Kyle Tracy of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Case:Winkel v. Calaveras Asbestos Ltd.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
20
Amount:$11,300,000
Attorneys:Benjamin Nisenbaum, John L. Burris of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Lam v. City of San Jose
Type:Personal Injury; Excessive Force
21
Amount:$10,791,332
Attorneys:Bryan D. Lamb, Richard L. Frischer of Lamb and Frischer, LLP
Case:Leierer v. Harris Salinas Rebar Inc
Type:Personal Injury; Construction Accident
22
Amount:$10,290,623
Attorneys:Jeffrey C. Bogert of The Sizemore Law Firm; Shawn G. Foster of Davis Bethune & Jones; David M. Skeens of Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan, P.C
Case:Jacques v. Morningside Recovery LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
23
Amount:$10,217,000
Attorneys:Robert Tauler of Tauler Smith LLP; Daniel Forouzan of Forouzan Law
Case:Alkayali v. Boukhari
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
24
Amount:$10,200,000
Attorneys:Jessica Cha of J. Cha & Associates; Eric J. Dubin of Dubin Law Firm; Steven A. Fink of Law Offices of Steven A. Fink; Janice M. Vinci of Law Offices of Janice M. Vinci
Case:Barr v. Lonika’s Home Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Nursing Home Malpractice
25
Amount:$10,200,000
Attorneys:Michael F. Carr of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Case:Fujifilm Corp. v. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
26
Amount:$9,923,388
Attorneys:Austin G. Ward, Deborah S. Chang, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Jerry Rabb and Rosa Rabb v. Tony Lee Royer and The State of California
Type:Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
27
Amount:$9,609,305
Attorneys:Bruce G. Fagel of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case:I.P. v. United States of America
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
28
Amount:$9,153,318
Attorneys:David Bricker, Erin M. Wood, Gibbs C. Henderson of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case:Kline v. Zimmer Holdings Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
29
Amount:$8,769,128
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Leggins v. Rite Aid Corp.
Type:Negligence in Employment
30
Amount:$7,151,181
Attorneys:Michael J. Bidart of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Case:Rahm v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
31
Amount:$7,130,000
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Simers v. Tribune Co.
Type:Negligence in Employment
32
Amount:$6,951,265
Attorneys:Denise Abrams, Joseph Satterley, Ryan A. Harris of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Emerson v. Allied Packing & Supply Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
33
Amount:$6,522,478
Attorneys:K. L. Myles of Knapp Petersen & Clarke
Case:Hills v. Todd & Katie Inc
Type:Negligence in Employment
34
Amount:$6,185,700
Attorneys:Alexander E. Cunny, John C. Manly, Vince W. Finaldi of Manly, Stewart & Finaldi
Case:John TDC Doe and John JG Doe v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al.
Type:Sexual Abuse
35
Amount:$5,700,000
Attorneys:Thomas P. Cartmell of Wagstaff & Cartmell; Peter de la Cerda of Edwards & de la Cerda PLLC; Richard A. Freese, Tim K. Goss of Freese & Goss
Case:Perry v. Luu
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
36
Amount:$5,550,000
Attorneys:S. Edmond El Dabe of El Dabe Law Firm; Arash Homampour of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case:Clark v. Castillo
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
37
Amount:$5,260,000
Attorneys:Jennifer C. Price, John B. Marcin of Marcin Lambirth, LLP
Case:Camacho v. Pacifica of the Valley Corp
Type:Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
38
Amount:$5,138,360
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Spencer R. Lucas, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Gonzalez v. Joe Heger Farms LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
39
Amount:$4,918,661
Attorneys:Frank Pietrantonio, Sarah J. Guske, Thomas J. Friel, Jr., Wayne O. Stacy of Cooley LLP
Case:Open Text S.A. v. Box Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
40
Amount:$4,750,000
Attorneys:Kelsey A. Webber, Mark P. Velez of Velez Law Firm
Case:Anderton v. Bass Underwriters Inc.
Type:Negligence in Employment
41
Amount:$4,745,000
Attorneys:Molly McKibben, Robert Jarchi of Greene Broillet & Wheeler; Sandra Romero of Law Offices of Sandra Ruvalcaba Romero
Case:Estate of Pablo Padilla Ayala v. Southern California Edison Company
Type:Wrongful Death
42
Amount:$4,500,000
Attorneys:George E. McLaughlin of Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.; Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case:Warner v. Wright Medical Technology Inc
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
43
Amount:$4,000,000
Attorneys:Anthony L. Label, Jeremy D. Cloyd, William L. Veen of The Veen Firm, P.C.; Micha S. Liberty, Shannon E. McClure of Liberty Law
Case:Le Moullac v. Daylight Foods Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
44
Amount:$3,807,200
Attorneys:Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Benjamin D. Swanson of Southwest Legal Group
Case:Rodriguez v. Parada
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
45
Amount:$3,516,000
Attorneys:Brian S. Kabateck, Shant A. Karnikian, Terry R. Bailey of Kabateck Brown Kellner LLP
Case:Guerra v. Starline Tours of Hollywood Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
46
Amount:$3,050,000
Attorneys:Darci E. Burrell, Katherine L. Smith, Leslie F. Levy of Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP
Case:Metzner v. Permanente Medical Group
Type:Negligence in Employment
47
Amount:$3,000,000
Attorneys:Alan L. Van Gelder, Bruce A. Broillet of Greene Broillet & Wheeler
Case:Hernandez v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
48
Amount:$2,995,887
Attorneys:David M. Ring, Robert Clayton of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:Fabio Hornischer v. East Bay Regional Park District, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
49
Amount:$2,965,770
Attorneys:Anthony S. Petru of Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, LLP
Case:Oliver v. BNSF Railway Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Railroad Accident
50
Amount:$2,962,903
Attorneys:Glenn S. Guenard of Guenard & Bozarth LLP
Case:Schoonover v. Elford
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
51
Amount:$2,930,000
Attorneys:Gregory G. Brown of Brown & Charbonneau LLP
Case:Frescos Mexican Grill v. AVT Inc.
Type:Fraud
52
Amount:$2,925,000
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Ramirez v. Oxnard Police Department
Type:Civil Rights Violation
53
Amount:$2,856,000
Attorneys:Mariana Aroditis, Paul R. Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP; Michael J. Libman of Law Offices of Michael J. Libman
Case:Gastello v. Costco Wholesale Corp.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
54
Amount:$2,650,000
Attorneys:Robert T. Simon, Thomas S. Feher of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Ibiere N. Seck of The Cochran Firm
Case:S.W. v. U.S. Metro Group
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
55
Amount:$2,601,000
Attorneys:Jacob W. Plattenberger of Tor Hoerman Law LLC
Case:Vatuvei v. Mission Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
56
Amount:$2,600,000
Attorneys:Calvin C. Schneider, III, of Viefhaus & Schneider LLP; Alan Townsend of Law Office of Ron W. Townsend
Case:Gonzalez v. Lew
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
57
Amount:$2,280,000
Attorneys:Ryan M. Lapine of Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, LLP
Case:Doublevision Entertainment LLC v. Navigators Specialty Insurance Co.
Type:Insurance Bad Faith
58
Amount:$2,204,000
Attorneys:Brian D. Whelan, Walter W. Whelan, III, of Whelan Law Group
Case:Hennessey v. Bank of America
Type:Defamation
59
Amount:$2,170,000
Attorneys:William A. Daniels of Bill Daniels Law Offices APC; Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case:Fry v. Larry Miller Toyota Peoria
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
60
Amount:$2,102,161
Attorneys:Audrey C. Siegel, David C. Anderson of Anderson Law Firm; Craig M. Peters of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case:Staedler v. Galu Realty, LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
61
Amount:$2,100,000
Attorneys:Geoffrey S. Hickey, P. Christopher Ardalan of Ardalan & Associates
Case:Ramos v. Motamed
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
62
Amount:$2,059,413
Attorneys:William D. Shapiro of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Case:Alechman v. City of Redlands
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
63
Amount:$2,059,008
Attorneys:Beau R. Burbidge, Walter H. Walker, III, of Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP
Case:Carlson v. California Highway Patrol
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
64
Amount:$2,000,000
Attorneys:Raymond J. Pulverman of Pulverman & Pulverman LLP; Jeffrey S. Young of Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Young
Case:Knight v. Ramsey Asphalt Construction Corp.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
65
Amount:$1,982,728
Attorneys:Adam B. Stirrup, Warren R. Paboojian of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Liddell v. Cuesta Title Co.
Type:Fraud
66
Amount:$1,885,000
Attorneys:Clare H. Lucich, Gregory L. Bentley of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Case:Ries v. Zolghadr
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
67
Amount:$1,815,887
Attorneys:H. Bryan Card of Law Office of H. Bryan Card
Case:Barillas v. State of California
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
68
Amount:$1,795,751
Attorneys:John S. Hinman of Law Offices of John S. Hinman; Andrew T. Ryan of Ryan Law Group
Case:Auble v. Chapman Medical Center
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
69
Amount:$1,772,227
Attorneys:Robert H. Bohn, Jr., of Bohn & Fletcher LLP
Case:Thibadeau v. City of Cupertino
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
70
Amount:$1,750,000
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Rager of The Rager Law Firm; Charles T. Mathews of Charles T. Mathews & Associates
Case:Wascher v. Southern California Permanente Group
Type:Negligence in Employment
71
Amount:$1,687,089
Attorneys:Lawrance A. Bohm, Megan K. O’Connor of Bohm Law Group; Joseph B. Weinberger of Weinberger Law Firm
Case:Tarantino v. Sheehy
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
72
Amount:$1,661,800
Attorneys:Lee K. Franck, Scott O. Cummings of Cummings & Franck, P.C.
Case:Beasley v. East Coast Foods Inc
Type:Negligence in Employment
73
Amount:$1,567,295
Attorneys:Hugh Grant, William Mackey of Michael R. Rhames & Associates, PC; Michael R. Rhames of Michael R. Rhames & Associates, PC
Case:Martinez v. City of Simi Valley
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
74
Amount:$1,539,487
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Adame v. Alcoa Fastening Systems
Type:Negligence in Employment
75
Amount:$1,539,414
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder of AlderLaw, P.C.; Joseph M. Kar of Law Office of Joseph M. Kar
Case:Martin v. Rose
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
76
Amount:$1,492,497
Attorneys:Robert G. Gilmore of Law Office of Robert G. Gilmore
Case:Hunt v. California Commercial Works
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
77
Amount:$1,487,000
Attorneys:Brian G. Hanneman of Hannemann Law Firm; Joshua D. Milon of Milon Pluas LLP
Case:Vandervoort v. Fontana Unified School District
Type:Negligence in Employment
78
Amount:$1,396,283
Attorneys:Jefferson Saylor, Stephen K. McElroy of AlderLaw, P.C.
Case:Rieth v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
79
Amount:$1,327,110
Attorneys:Stephen K. Rose of Law Offices of Stephen K. Rose
Case:Liu v. Tracy
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
80
Amount:$1,325,000
Attorneys:Joseph P. Brent, R. Wesley Pratt of Brent, Fiol & Pratt LLP
Case:Oliverio v. Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
81
Amount:$1,319,263
Attorneys:Victor A. Russo of Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson, LLP
Case:Mack v. Union Pacific Railroad Co
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
82
Amount:$1,265,511
Attorneys:Alexander H. Feldman, Michael F. Moran of Moran Law
Case:Cohoon v. Costa Victoria Healthcare LLC
Type:Wrongful Death; Nursing Home Malpractice
83
Amount:$1,198,578
Attorneys:Steven C. Kirby of Kirby & Kirby
Case:Petersen v. Faria
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
84
Amount:$1,194,000
Attorneys:Michael D. Curran, Susan M. Curran of Curran & Curran Law
Case:Allyn v. Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
Type:Negligence in Employment
85
Amount:$1,173,849
Attorneys:Victor L. George, Wayne C. Smith of Law Office of Victor L. George
Case:Stepp v. Fidelity National Title Group Inc.
Type:Negligence in Employment
86
Amount:$1,086,839
Attorneys:Carlie Bouslaugh, John H. Gomez of Gomez Trial Attorneys; Deon S. Goldschmidt of Deon Goldschmidt, APC
Case:Jacobs v. Cubic Corp
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
87
Amount:$1,078,500
Attorneys:George A. Thornton of Thornton Mostul PLLC
Case:Glenn v. BNSF Railway Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Railroad Accident
88
Amount:$1,076,473
Attorneys:David H. Ricks of David H. Ricks & Associates
Case:Otanez v. Magana
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
89
Amount:$1,045,000
Attorneys:Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case:Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
90
Amount:$1,034,048
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case:Beets v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation
91
Amount:$1,030,000
Attorneys:Angela E. Bruno, Keith J. Bruno of Bruno | Nalu
Case:Zaidman v. ABM Industries Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
92
Amount:$1,008,089
Attorneys:Brett C. Beeler, Marvin E. Krakow of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Martin R. Berman of Law Office of Pflaster & Berman
Case:Dinham v. Prime Healthcare Services Foundation
Type:Negligence in Employment
93
Amount:$1,004,000
Attorneys:Christopher Purcell of Purcell Law; Brent W. Caldwell of Law Offices of Brent W. Caldwell
Case:Gutierrez v. ECCO Equipment Corporation, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
94
Amount:$1,000,000
Attorneys:William W. Bloch of LA SuperLawyers Inc.; Michelle R. Friedman of Law Office of Michelle Friedman
Case:Lopez v. City of Beverly Hills
Type:Negligence in Employment
95
Amount:$775,390
Attorneys:David Lira of Girardi | Keese
Case:Santos v. Ramirez
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
96
Amount:$666,667
Attorneys:Ahn Mimi, Philip Layfield of Layfield & Wallace, APC
Case:Choi v. Park
Type:Personal Injury; Construction Accident
97
Amount:$650,000
Attorneys:David Lira, Nicole DeVanon of Girardi | Keese
Case:Clowers v. County of Fresno
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
98
Amount:$577,139
Attorneys:Ognian Gavrilov of Gavrilov Law Corporation; Kirill Tarasenko of Tarasenko Law
Case:Both v. Elizarraraz-Lopez
Type:Personal Injury; Bicycle Accident
99
Amount:$550,000
Attorneys:Angeline Kwik, Robert Odell, Tamara Freeze of Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC
Case:Joseph Snead v. Chino Valley Unified School District
Type:Negligence in Employment
100
Amount:Pending update
Attorneys:Pending update
Case:Pending update
Type:Pending update

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