Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in California in 2016.

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1
Amount: $3,014,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey T. Thomas, Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Samuel G. Liversidge of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Mark E. Ferguson, Philip S. Beck, Sean W. Gallagher of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
Case: Hewlett-Packard Company v. Oracle Corporation
Type: Breach of Contract
2
Amount: $200,000,000.00
Attorneys: John M. Farrell, Jonathan E. Singer, Juanita R. Brooks of Fish & Richardson PC
Case: Gilead Sciences Inc. v. Merck & Co. Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement
3
Amount: $168,500,000.00
Attorneys: Angela Sierra, Jacqueline Dale, James F. Zahradka, II, Kamala D. Harris, Maria Ellinikos, Michael L. Newman of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: State of California v. California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles
Type: Qui Tam; Fraud
4
Amount: $125,168,202.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Diana S. Diskin of Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick; Mark K. Flores of Crane Flores LLP
Case: Briones v. Zink
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
5
Amount: $61,587,000.00
Attorneys: Daryoosh Khashayar of Khashayar Law Group; Kambiz Adibzadeh of Adibzadeh Law Firm; Deborah A. Wolfe of Wolfe Legal Group P.C.
Case: Asbaghi v. Nydegger
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Legal Malpractice
6
Amount: $58,289,000.00
Attorneys: David J. Semelsberger, James C. Allen, Jessica S. Taylor of Allen Semelsberger & Kaelin, LLP
Case: Miguel Aranda, et al. v. Terrace View Partners, LP, et al.
Type: Property Rights
7
Amount: $46,000,000.00
Attorneys: Henry Y. Pan, Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Scot D. Wilson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Case: Solorio v. Nissan Of Fontana Inc. et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
8
Amount: $45,357,142.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Kim, John C. Carpenter, Sark Ohanian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Michael H. Silvers of Michael H. Silvers, A Law Corporation; Carl E. Douglas of Douglas / Hicks Law, APC
Case: Estate of Fernandez v. Jimenez et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
9
Attorneys: Mark W. Poe, Randolph Gaw, Samuel S. Song, Victor Meng of Gaw Poe LLP
Case: Trendsettah USA Inc. vs. Swisher International
Type: Breach of Contract
10
Amount: $41,500,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew K. Wegner, Stephen M. McNamara, William J. Brown, Jr., Yuanjun L. Li of Brown Wegner McNamara LLP
Case: Nuvasive Inc. vs. Madsen Medical Inc. et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
11
Amount: $37,452,199.00
Attorneys: Alexander Swanson, Beth A. Vidal, Caitlin G. Dudley, Dana L. Craig, Ethan D. Dettmer, Ethan Dettmer, Gareth Evans, Gareth T. Evans, Heather L. Richardson, Jennifer L. Boulton, Michael Holecek, Richard J. Doren of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Joseph R. Podraza, Jr., Richard A. Sprague of Sprague & Sprague; Christopher T. Heffelfinger, Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr., Matthew D. Pearson of Berman DeValerio
Case: Aetna Life Insurance Co. vs. Bay Area Surgical Management LLC et al
Type: Fraud
12
Amount: $30,400,000.00
Attorneys: Heather N. Fugitt, Joe C. Liu, Krista S. Schwartz, Nathaniel P. Garrett, Patrick T. Michael, Robert A. Mittelstaedt of Jones Day
Case: Synopsys Inc. vs. Atoptech Inc.
Type: Copyright Infringement
13
Amount: $29,062,351.00
Attorneys: Olivier A. Taillieu of The Dominguez Firm
Case: J.P., pro ami Rojas v. Sunde
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
14
Amount: $27,794,805.00
Attorneys: Lily Y. Li, Matthew K. Wegner, William J. Brown, Jr. of Brown Wegner McNamara LLP; Brant C. Martin of Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP
Case: Nuvasive Inc. v. Madsen Medical Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
15
Amount: $26,953,169.50
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Construction Accident; Product Liability
16
Amount: $25,000,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Ardaiz, John G. Michael, Peter G. Fashing of Baker Manock & Jensen PC
Case: Rio Mesa Holdings L.L.C. v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Type: Insurance Bad Faith
17
Amount: $23,665,931.00
Attorneys: Donald G. Liddy, Paula Jovell of Liddy Law Firm; Nicholas M. Hutchinson, Thomas J. Johnston of Johnston & Hutchinson LLP
Case: Guilmette v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Wrongful Death; Motorcycle Accident
18
Amount: $23,219,000.00
Attorneys: Chad S. Hummel, David R. Carpenter, Eric B. Schwartz of Sidley Austin LLP; Emil Petrossian, Mandana Massoumi, Robert H. Platt of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Case: Mount Olympus Mortgage Company v. Anderson
Type: Fraud
19
Amount: $22,588,041.00
Attorneys: Alan R. Templeman, Brett C. Templeman, John H. Howard of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case: McCoy v. California Department of Transportation
Type: Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident; Premises Liability
20
Amount: $22,114,142.00
Attorneys: Alan D. Zuckerbrod of Wilk, Auslander, LLP
Case: Good Hill Master Fund LP et al. v. Deutche Bank AG
Type: Breach of Contract
21
Amount: $21,657,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Haytham Faraj of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC
Case: Danielle Laws v. Chen
Type: Personal Injury; Moped Accident
22
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Anne C. Costin of Costin Law Inc.; Christopher B. Dolan, Ghazaleh Modarresi of Dolan Law PC
Case: Williams v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Type: Wrongful Termination
23
Amount: $19,763,700.00
Attorneys: David M. Florence, Duane S. Horning, Tracy L. Schimelfenig of California Business Law Group, PC; Tara R. Lusher of The Law Offices of Tara Lusher
Case: Medical Acquisition Company v. Tri-City Healthcare District
Type: Breach of Contract
24
Amount: $18,070,000.00
Attorneys: Jay E. Stuemke, Stuart Purdy of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Case: Depoian v. American International Industries, Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure
25
Amount: $15,569,890.00
Attorneys: Richard E. Donahoo of Donahoo & Associates
Case: Ramirez v. MetLife
Type: Consumer Fraud
26
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Hannah Lee, James Hannah, Lisa Kobialka, Michael H. Lee, Paul J. Andre of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore
Case: Finjan Inc. v. Sophos Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement
27
Amount: $14,967,421.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Peters, David L. Winnett, Katherine A. Higgins, William L. Veen of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case: Gray v. Mazda Motor of America Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Product Liability
28
Amount: $14,815,494.00
Attorneys: Mark W. Poe, Randolph Gaw, Victor Meng of Gaw Poe LLP
Case: Trendsettah USA Inc. v. Swisher International Inc.
Type: Antitrust Law Violation
29
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher D. Banys, Christopher J. Judge, Jennifer L. Gilbert, Richard C. Lin of Banys PC
Case: System Architecture Information Technology v. Qualcomm Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
30
Amount: $11,980,000.00
Attorneys: Karen H. Kahn, Mark T. Baller, Peter W. Alfert of Hinton Alfert & Kahn LLP
Case: Hukill, et al v. California Department of Transportation
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Duty to Warn
31
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel D. Hoffman, Jae Y. Lee of Lee & Associates PC
Case: Kim v. Baltayan
Type: Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
32
Amount: $10,931,898.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Ergo, Robert I. Westerfield of Bowles & Verna LLP
Case: BakerCorp v. J and S Development Corporation
Type: Breach of Contract
33
Amount: $10,770,598.00
Attorneys: Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case: Hansen v. Werner Enterprises Inc.
Type: Car Accident
34
Amount: $10,506,820.60
Attorneys: Dylan L. Schaffer, Edward Kerley, John A. Melis, Sarah G. Auten of Kerley Schaffer LLP
Case: NKD Diversified Enterprises, Inc. v. AMCO Insurance Company
Type: Insurance Bad Faith
35
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew M. Jacobson, Daniel G. Whalen, Walter J. Lack of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack
Case: L.M., et al. v. Mora
Type: Wrongful Death; Murder
36
Amount: $9,888,849.00
Attorneys: Amanda M. Knudsen, Craig J. de Recat, Jessamyn E. Vedro, Robert R. Begland of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Case: Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company L.L.C. v. Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Type: Breach of Contract
37
Amount: $9,860,630.86
Attorneys: Catia G. Saraiva, Jason J. Sigel, Robert A. Buccola, Robert Buccola of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Carly Bray v. Kassandra Hoelscher
Type: Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
38
Amount: $9,500,000.00
Attorneys: Claire Y. Choo, Kristine K. Meredith, Michael S. Danko, Shawn R. Miller of Danko Meredith
Case: Estate of Chandler v. State of California
Type: Wrongful Death; Bicycle Accident; Government Negligence
39
Amount: $9,026,169.00
Attorneys: David P. Steiner of David Steiner & Associates PLC; Eugene Rome, Jerl B. Leutz, of Rome & Associates APC
Case: Verotel Merchant Services B.V. v. Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
Type: Fraud
40
Amount: $8,516,000.00
Attorneys: Maryann P. Gallagher of Law Offices of Maryann P. Gallagher
Case: Torres v. B.E. Aerospace Inc.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Age Discrimination
41
Amount: $8,420,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher W. Arledge, William J. O'Brien of One LLP; John D. Vandenberg, Klaus H. Hamm, Kristin L. Cleveland, Salumeh R. Loesch of Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Case: Operation Technology, Inc. v. CYME International T & D, Inc.
Type: False Advertising
42
Amount: $8,355,451.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Courtney E. Rowley of The Rowley Law Firm; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Lin v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
43
Amount: $8,100,000.00
Attorneys: Craig A. Miller, Patrick A. Calhoon of Law Office of Craig A. Miller; Larry J. Crown of Titus Brueckner & Levine PLC
Case: Amor Ministries v. Century Surety Company
Type: Insurance Bad Faith
44
Amount: $8,050,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Taylor, Natalie L. Weatherford of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case: Antonia M. vs. Pomona Unified School District
Type: Sexual Assault; Negligent Supervision
45
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph W. Carcione, Jr., Joshua J. K. Henderson of Law Offices of Carcione, Cattermole, Dolinski, Stucky, Markowitz & Carcione, LLP
Case: Estate of Karow v. Evenflo Company Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Product Liability
46
Amount: $7,645,083.00
Attorneys: David S. Casey, Gayle M. Blatt, Jason C. Evans, Robert J. Francavilla of Casey, Gerry, Schenk Francaville Blatt & Penfield LLP
Case: Hauschildt v. Clinton River Medical Products, LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
47
Amount: $7,396,432.00
Attorneys: Aaron Osten, Mark T. Quigley, Scott H. Carr of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Carla V. Minnard of The Minnard Law Firm
Case: Jafa-Bodden v. Choudhury
Type: Wrongful Termination; Sexual Harassment
48
Amount: $7,393,540.00
Attorneys: V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law; Kaveh Navab of Navab Law; Ryann E. Hall of Bohm Law Group
Case: Yowan Yang v. Actionet Inc.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Hostile Work Environment
49
Amount: $7,300,000.00
Attorneys: Alan L. Van Gelder, Bruce A. Broillet, Scott H. Carr of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case: Shawn Kim v. First Lutheran Church of Long Beach Inc. et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
50
Amount: $7,094,003.00
Attorneys: Daniel P. Powell of Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell
Case: Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Safety

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