Top 100 Verdicts in the United States in 2015

Top 100 Verdicts in the United States in 2015We are pleased to present to you the list of top 100 plaintiff's verdicts obtained in the United States 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:$844,566,000
Attorneys:Robert J. McKee of The McKee Law Group, LLC; David W. Brill of Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm
Case:Estate of Blaikie v. Auto America Automotive Corp.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
2
Amount:$655,500,000
Attorneys:Carmela T. Romeo, Kent A. Yalowitz, Lucy S. McMillan, Philip W. Horton, Tal R. Machnes of Arnold & Porter LLP; Rachel Weiser of Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center
Case:Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization
Type:Personal Injury; Assault and Battery
3
Amount:$532,900,000
Attorneys:Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry of Caldwell Cassady & Curry
Case:Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
4
Amount:$491,050,000
Attorneys:Daniel Reilly, Larry Pozner of Reilly Pozner LLP
Case:Jo Ann Howard and Associates P.C. v. Cassity
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
5
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
6
Amount:$234,277,669
Attorneys:Gary Frischling, Morgan Chu of Irell & Manella LLP
Case:Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Apple Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
7
Amount:$197,793,098
Attorneys:Philip Werner, Scott Raynes of Werner Ayers, LLP
Case:Martin v. Andrews Kurth LLP
Type:Legal Malpractice
8
Amount:$165,533,000
Attorneys:James Scherr, Sam J. Legate of Scherr Legate
Case:Morga v. FedEx Ground Package System Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
9
Amount:$159,157,611
Attorneys:Andrew Dao, Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case:Cuevas v. Certified Safety Specialists Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
10
Amount:$150,000,000
Attorneys:James E. Butler, Jr. of Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP; Jeb Butler of Butler & Tobin
Case:Walden v. Chrysler Group LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
11
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
12
Amount:$125,800,000
Attorneys:Kimberly A. Brown of Jones Day
Case:Savor v. M/A-Com Tech Holdings
Type:Breach of Contract
13
Amount:$122,500,000
Attorneys:Robert M. Cearley, Jr. of Cearley Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Pierce v. Mann
Type:Conspiracy
14
Amount:$118,222,000
Attorneys:Leo R. Beus, Scot C. Stirling of Beus Gilbert PLLC
Case:Buchwald v. Renco Group Inc.
Type:Fraud
15
Amount:$100,000,000
Attorneys:Breanne Vandermeer Cope, Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick, Fred Thompson, III, Hayleigh T. Stewart Santra, Jonathan D. Orent of Motley Rice LLC; Philip T. Edwards of Murphy & Landon
Case:Deborah A. Barba v. John C. Carlson, D.O., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
16
Amount:$95,971,644
Attorneys:Susan M. Karten of Susan M. Karten & Associates; Michael G. O'Neill of Law Office of Michael G. O'Neill; Bernadette Panzella of Bernadette Panzella, PC
Case:Estate of Ramadan Kurtaj and Donald Leo v. James Lomma
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
17
Amount:$93,807,651
Attorneys:Frank L. Branson of Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.; Michael K. Hurst of Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, LLP
Case:Tiburon Land and Cattle LP v. Taylor
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
18
Amount:$88,856,662
Attorneys:Jamil N. Alibhai, Michael A. McCabe of Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Case:Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Intersil Corp.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
19
Amount:$82,510,549
Attorneys:Carlos H. Marin, Joshua C. Dickenson of Spencer Fane LLP
Case:Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC v. Mejia
Type:Malicious Prosecution
20
Amount:$79,823,557
Attorneys:Nina Shapirshteyn, Richard Alexander of Alexander Law Group, LLP
Case:Kuhlmann v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
21
Amount:$79,129,905
Attorneys:Pressly M. Millen, Raymond M. Bennett of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLC
Case:SAS Institute Inc. v. World Programming Limited
Type:Breach of Contract
22
Amount:$79,014,140
Attorneys:Ronald J. Waicukauski of Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC; Kathleen C. Kauffman of Ackerson Kauffman Fex
Case:Barfield v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative
Type:Easement Abuse
23
Amount:$77,866,034
Attorneys:James F. Bennett of Dowd Bennett LLP; Paul G. Lane of Dowd & Dowd, P.C.
Case:Morriss v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
24
Amount:$74,600,000
Attorneys:Michael P. Foradas, Reed S. Oslan of Kirkland & Ellis
Case:Miller UK Ltd. v. Caterpillar, Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
25
Amount:$72,960,000
Attorneys:E. Michael Moran, Peter A. Law of Law & Moran, Attorneys at Law
Case:Wells v. Aslan Commons LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
26
Amount:$72,691,279
Attorneys:Alan Cleveland, Kevin Adamson of Adamson & Cleveland, LLC
Case:Ingram v. Vaughn
Type:Personal Injury; Dog Bite
27
Amount:$67,470,000
Attorneys:J. Thomas Rhodes, III, of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; Thomas Henry of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Case:Arnold v. Weatherford US L.P.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
28
Amount:$64,500,000
Attorneys:C. Steven Yerrid, David D. Dickey of The Yerrid Law Firm,
Case:Matthews v. Semco Construction
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
29
Amount:$60,000,000
Attorneys:Ramon A. Rasco of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case:Crowe v. Spectators3 LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Dram Shop Liability
30
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
31
Amount:$58,431,076
Attorneys:Omar Ortega, Rey Dorta of Dorta & Ortega,
Case:Caribevision Holdings Inc. v. Romay
Type:Breach of Contract
32
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
33
Amount:$54,074,815
Attorneys:Matthew G. McAndrews, Raymond P. Niro, Jr., of Niro McAndrews, LLC
Case:Black & Decker Corp. v. Positec USA Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
34
Amount:$53,508,288
Attorneys:Alice F. Paylor, James Atkinson Bruorton, IV, of Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC; Charles H. Williams II, John P. Freeman of Williams & Williams
Case:Kirk Foutz, et al. v. ArborGen, Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
35
Amount:$52,606,017
Attorneys:Randy B. Nassau of The Fitzgerald Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Correa v. Jarrahy
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
36
Amount:$52,183,023
Attorneys:Don McKeever, Margalie Fenelus Reyes of McKeever Law Firm
Case:St. Jacques v. Sammy’s Investments Orlando LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
37
Amount:$50,027,000
Attorneys:Karen L. Dunn, William Isaacson of Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Case:Oracle USA Inc. v. Rimini Street Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
38
Amount:$50,000,000
Attorneys:Ryan L. Bangert, Scott D. Powers of Baker Botts LLP
Case:Janvey v. Maldonado
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
39
Amount:$47,010,000
Attorneys:John P. Leader of The Leader Law Firm; Christopher J. Zachar of Zachar Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Humphrey v. State of Arizona
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
40
Amount:$46,532,600
Attorneys:Dominic C. Guerrini, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, Shanin Specter of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case:Estate of Wilson v. U.S. Security Associates Inc.
Type:Wrongful Death; Assault and Battery; Workplace Negligence
41
Amount:$46,500,000
Attorneys:Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm; Gary Paige of Gordon & Doner
Case:Ryan v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
42
Amount:$45,625,000
Attorneys:Evan Torgan of Torgan Cooper + Aaron
Case:Estate of Beloyianis v. The New York Presbyterian Hospital
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
43
Amount:$45,000,000
Attorneys:Daniel S. Bullard of Walker, Bullard & Boone,
Case:Estate of Dixon v. Dixon
Type:Wrongful Death
44
Amount:$44,658,560
Attorneys:F. Eric Fryar of Fryar Law Firm, P.C.; Samuel Goldman of Samuel Goldman & Associates
Case:Schermerhorn v. CenturyTel Inc.
Type:Fraud
45
Amount:$43,943,006
Attorneys:Kurt B. Arnold of Arnold & Itkin, LLP; Charles L. Clay, Jr., of Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC
Case:Lee v. Berkel & Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
46
Amount:$43,806,363
Attorneys:Gregory C. Scaglione of Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O.
Case:ACI Worldwide Corp. v. BHMI Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
47
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
48
Amount:$41,104,000
Attorneys:Ryan S. Pigg, Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case:Flores v. L.W. Matteson Inc.
Type:Wrongful Death; Workplace Safety
49
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
50
Amount:$40,000,000
Attorneys:Derek Moore, Raymond Bishop of Bishop Legal
Case:Afoa v. Port of Seattle
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
51
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
52
Amount:$38,000,000
Attorneys:John E. Williams, Jr., John T. Boundas of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas LLP
Case:Schmidt v. Abbott Laboratories Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
53
Amount:$36,000,000
Attorneys:Philip C. Henry of Henry Spiegel Milling LLP; E. Marcus Davis of Davis Zipperman Kirschenbaum & Lotito, LLP
Case:Dubose v. Little
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
54
Amount:$35,400,000
Attorneys:Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., Benjamin Novotny, Karen Zahka of Lubin & Meyer
Case:Larkin, et al. v. Johnston, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
55
Amount:$35,000,000
Attorneys:Gary Paige of Gordon & Doner; Adam Trop of Trop Law Group, P.A.
Case:Estate of Ledoux v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
56
Amount:$34,697,465
Attorneys:Mark A. Avera, Rodney W. Smith of Avera & Smith, LLP
Case:Estate of O’Hara v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
57
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
58
Amount:$33,839,000
Attorneys:J. Patrick Gallagher of Haslam & Gallagher, L.L.P.; Mark Haney of Puls & Haney, PLLC
Case:Landers v. Williamson
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
59
Amount:$32,500,000
Attorneys:Timothy S. Schafer, Timothy S. Schafer, II, of Schafer & Schafer
Case:Zak v. J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
60
Amount:$32,099,000
Attorneys:Gary Cruciani, Robert M. Manley of McKool Smith
Case:Canyon Ridge Resort LLC v. Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
61
Amount:$32,000,000
Attorneys:Brett Rosen, Jon R. Perry, Neil R. Rosen, Renee A. Metal of Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C.
Case:Straw v. Fair
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
62
Amount:$31,500,000
Attorneys:Joseph S. Grinstein, Parker Folse, III, of Susman Godfrey
Case:DataQuill Limited v. ZTE Corp.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
63
Amount:$31,350,000
Attorneys:Ronald J. Waicukauski of Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC; Richard A. Waples of Waples & Hanger
Case:Finnegan v. Myers
Type:Civil Rights Violation
64
Amount:$31,331,637
Attorneys:William R. Edwards, III, of The Edwards Law Firm; Alejandro Blanco of The Blanco Law Firm
Case:Gamez v. Dillon Transport Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
65
Amount:$31,000,000
Attorneys:David G. Barger, Michelle D. Gambino of Greenberg Traurig
Case:Lord & Taylor LLC v. White Flint L.P.
Type:Breach of Contract
66
Amount:$30,278,070
Attorneys:David Long-Daniels, Ernest LaMont Greer of Greenberg Traurig
Case:Bartlett Holdings Inc. v. Airco Power Services Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
67
Amount:$30,000,000
Attorneys:Jonathan S. Caplan, Paul J. Andre of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Case:Prism Technologies LLC v. Sprint Spectrum L.P.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
68
Amount:$30,000,000
Attorneys:Derek J. Sarafa, Michael L. Brody of Winston & Strawn, LLP
Case:FieldTurf USA Inc. v. Astroturf LLC
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
69
Amount:$29,800,000
Attorneys:Holli V. Pryor-Baze, Jim Wetwiska of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Case:Lufkin Industries Inc. v. International Business Machines Corp.
Type:Breach of Contract
70
Amount:$29,487,831
Attorneys:Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.; Timothy S. Tomasik of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
Case:Jacobs v. Yellow Cab Affiliation Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
71
Amount:$29,250,000
Attorneys:Alan Hamilton, Jeffrey P. Shiver of Shiver Hamilton, LLC
Case:Estate of Hilario v. Newell Recycling of Atlanta Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
72
Amount:$29,166,049
Attorneys:Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case:Ortega v. Abel
Type:Breach of Contract
73
Amount:$29,050,000
Attorneys:Matthew J. Mussalli of The Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli, P.C.; Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case:Kelley v. Electrochem Solutions Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
74
Amount:$28,915,600
Attorneys:Ahmed J. Davis, Ruffin B. Cordell of Fish & Richardson
Case:Paice LLC v. Hyundai Motor Co.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
75
Amount:$28,374,193
Attorneys:Jay D. Miller, Michael S. Warshaw of Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, P.C.
Case:Stern v. Johnson-Futrell
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
76
Amount:$28,205,372
Attorneys:Robert J. Genis of Raskin & Kremins, LLP
Case:Lee v. City of New York
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
77
Amount:$27,600,000
Attorneys:B. Trent Webb, John D. Garretson of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Case:Sprint Communications Company L.P. v. Comcast Cable Communications
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
78
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
79
Amount:$25,590,020
Attorneys:Mark S. Mandell, Yvette M. Boisclair of Mandell Schwartz & Boisclair Ltd
Case:Beauchamp v. Rhode Island Hospital
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
80
Amount:$25,370,000
Attorneys:James McCrorie of Law Offices of James J. McCrorie; Kenneth Sacks of Sacks and Sacks LLP
Case:Dowdell v. 4545 Eastcoast LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Safety
81
Amount:$25,284,000
Attorneys:Karen M. Keeler, Tiernan T. Siems of Erickson & Sederstrom
Case:Thornton v. American Interstate Insurance Co.
Type:Insurance Bad Faith
82
Amount:$25,200,000
Attorneys:David M. Godosky of Godosky & Gentile, P.C.
Case:Sims v. City of NY
Type:Personal Injury; Excessive Force
83
Amount:$25,000,000
Attorneys:Jill M. Webb, Stephen D. Phillips of Phillips Law Offices
Case:Estate of Amsden v. Maintenance Dynamics Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
84
Amount:$25,000,000
Attorneys:David A. Chandler, Douglas D. Von Oiste of Karst & von Oiste, LLP
Case:Miller v. BMW of North America, LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
85
Amount:$25,000,000
Attorneys:Jeremy D. Engle, Paul Gennari of Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Case:BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Enterprises Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
86
Amount:$24,750,000
Attorneys:James E. Beasley, Jr, Kendall Dunson of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case:Miles v. Arbor Station Apartments II LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
87
Amount:$24,500,000
Attorneys:Erin C. Villasenor, John R. Keville of Winston & Strawn, LLP
Case:Suncoast Post-Tension Ltd. v. Scoppa
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
88
Amount:$24,280,330
Attorneys:J. Derek Vandenburgh, Joseph W. Winkels of Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh, Lindquist & Schuman, P.A.
Case:Exmark Manufacturing Co. Inc. v. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
89
Amount:$24,057,283
Attorneys:Daniel W. Cotter of The Maher Law Firm; Bradley J. Edwards of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
Case:Estate of Demella v. Kim
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
90
Amount:$24,010,000
Attorneys:Curtis W. Leister of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, LLP; Charlton P. Hornsby of Charlton P. Hornsby, A. Professional Corporation; Gilbert T. Adams of Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams, P.C.
Case:Bowie v. Caterpillar Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
91
Amount:$23,187,134
Attorneys:Stuart N. Ratzan of Ratzan Law Group; Kimberly L. Boldt of Boldt Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Suarez v. Port Charlotte HMA LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
92
Amount:$22,991,985
Attorneys:Eric H. Chadwick of Patterson Thuente Pedersen,
Case:Cardiac Science Corp. v. LifeCor Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
93
Amount:$22,900,000
Attorneys:Gregory J. Scandaglia, William J. Ryan of Scandaglia & Ryan
Case:Sirazi v. General Mediterranean Holding SA
Type:Fraud
94
Amount:$22,474,102
Attorneys:George T. Brugess, John M. Power of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case:Parsons v. Norfolk Southern Railroad Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
95
Amount:$22,185,599
Attorneys:Scott D. Lane, Stephen I. Lane of Lane & Lane, LLC
Case:Turner v. Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
96
Amount:$21,981,093
Attorneys:Edward M. Wynn, James Sadd of Slappey & Sadd LLC
Case:Brown v. Southeastern Pain Specialists P.C.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
97
Amount:$21,968,558
Attorneys:James T. Shearin of Pullman & Comley, LLC; Amanda M. Knapp of Roetzel & Andress
Case:Avetisyants v. Astromedia Global Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
98
Amount:$21,861,179
Attorneys:David J. Caputo, Garabet M. Zakeosian of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case:Drainer v. DerKrikorian
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
99
Amount:$21,500,000
Attorneys:David P. Roosa, Richard H. Friedman of Friedman | Rubin
Case:Hausman v. Holland America Line-U.S.A.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
100
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

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