Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2015

Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2015We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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

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