Top 50 Settlements in California in 2016

Top 50 Settlements in California in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in California in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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

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1
Amount: $200,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel O. Hanks, Frank Dorman, Janet Ammerman, Peter Kaplan of Federal Trade Commission
Case: FTC v. Herbalife International of America Inc., et al.
Type: Qui Tam; Fraud
2
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
3
Amount: $40,000,000.00
Attorneys: Rachel S. Black, Stephen E. Morrissey, Steven G. Sklaver, Kalpana Srinivasan of Susman Godfrey
Case: Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement
4
Amount: $36,000,000.00
Attorneys: Hart L. Robinovitch, Bradley C. Buhrow of Zimmerman, Reed, PLLP; Christopher P. Ridout of Ridout, Lyon & Ottoson, LLP
Case: Jeffrey Etter, et al. v. Thetford Corp., et al.
Type: Class Action; Defective Design; Product Liability
5
Amount: $30,000,000.00
Attorneys: Spencer R. Lucas, Thomas A. Schultz, Jake Douglass of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Truck Staffing Co.
Type: Personal Injury; Car v. Truck Accident
6 (tie)
Amount: $28,500,000.00
Attorneys: Mickel M. Arias, Alfredo Torrijos of Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos, LLP; Nicholas A. Coulson, Steven D. Liddle of Liddle & Dubin, PC
Case: Philliben, et al. v. Uber Technologies Inc., et al.
Type: Class Action; Fraud
6 (tie)
Amount: $28,500,000.00
Attorneys: Catherine J. Swann, Gioconda R. Molinari of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: United States of America v. North American Health Care Inc., et al.
Type: False Claims Act; Fraud
7 (tie)
Amount: $27,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph Antonelli, Janelle C. Carney of Law Office of Joseph Antonelli; Kevin Mahoney, Sean M. Blakely of Mahoney Law Group, APC
Case: Mays v. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Type: Class Action; Unpaid Wages
7 (tie)
Amount: $27,000,000.00
Attorneys: John N. Moscato of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: United States of America vs. Chemoil Corporation
Type: Clean Air Act;
8
Amount: $26,000,000.00
Attorneys: Alexander G. Brizolis, Allan L. Schare, Harvey T. Oringher, Todd C. Theodora of Theodora Oringher PC; Jason L. Haas of Liner LLP
Case: County of Orange v. Tata Consultancy Services et al.
Type: Fraud; Breach of Contract
9 (tie)
Amount: $25,000,000.00
Attorneys: George Gascon of Office of the District Attorney
Case: People of the State of California v. Uber Technologies Inc.
Type: Consumer Protection; Unfair Business Practices
9 (tie)
Amount: $25,000,000.00
Attorneys: Aaron M. Olsen, Alreen Haeggquist, Amber L. Eck, Helen I. Zeldes of Zeldes & Haeggquist, LLP; Rachel L. Jensen of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Case: Cohen v. Donald J. Trump
Type: Class Action; Fraud
10
Amount: $20,595,343.00
Attorneys: Johnny Vuong, Mary A. Smith, Sean M. Rooney, Sophia C. Kim of Department of Business Oversight
Case: People of the State of California v. Mata
Type: Securities Fraud
11 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Bomberger of Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Case: Parents of Brain Damaged Child vs. California Hospital
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
11 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ellen A. Cirangle, Jonathan E. Sommer, Theodore A. Griffinger, Jr. of Lubin, Olson, Niewiadomski, LLP
Case: Overstock.com Inc. et al. vs. Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated et al.
Type: Securities Fraud
12
Amount: $19,500,000.00
Attorneys: David W. Sanford, Edward D. Chapin, Felicia M. Medina, Jill S. Sanford, Xinying Valerian of Sanford Heisler, LLP
Case: Dandan Pan, et al. v. Qualcomm Incorporated, et al.
Type: Class Action; Gender Discrimination
13
Amount: $18,000,000.00
Attorneys: James O. Latturner of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC; Ethan Preston of Preston Law Offices
Case: In Re Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation
Type: Consumer Fraud
14
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Robert B. Bale of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Giorgi v. City of Sacramento
Type: Wrongful Death; Government Negligence
15
Amount: $14,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brett J. Morris, Deborah R. Halberstadt, Heather Leslie, Kamala D. Harris, Margarita Padilla, Reed Sato of CA DOJ, Office of the Attorney General
Case: The People of the State of California v. BP West Coast Products L.L.C.
Type: Pollution; Unfair Competition
16
Amount: $13,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey S. Raynes, Derek S. Raynes of Raynes Erickson
Case: D.C., Pro Ami v. Colton Joint Unified School District
Type: Personal Injury; Public School Negligence
17
Amount: $12,750,000.00
Attorneys: V. James DeSimone, Michael D. Seplow, Aidan C. McGlaze of Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP; Thomas W. Falvey, Jon D. Henderson, Michael H. Boyamian of The Law Office of Thomas W. Falvey; Hirad D. Dadgostar, Alireza Alivandivafa, Azadeh Dadgostar-Gilbert of Dadgostar Law LLP
Case: Connell v. CVS Pharmacy Inc.
Type: Unpaid Wages
18
Amount: $12,265,000.00
Attorneys: Kimberly Wong, Craig M. Peters of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case: Confidential v. Confidential
Type: Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability
19
Amount: $12,250,000.00
Attorneys: Shannon E. Liss-Riordan, John E. Duke, Matthew D. Carlson of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC
Case: Patrick Cotter vs. Lyft Inc.
Type: Class Action; Unpaid Wages
20
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Renata B. Hesse of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: United States of America vs. VA Partners I LLC et al.
Type: Antitrust Law Violation
21
Amount: $10,622,183.00
Attorneys: David M. Birka-White, Mindy M. Wong of Birka-White Law Offices; John D. Green, Amanda D. Hairston, Unnati Gandhi of Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Case: Kuffner v. Suntech America Inc.
Type: Class Action; Property Damage; Breach of Warranty; Consumer Protection
22
Amount: $10,500,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Brandi, Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm
Case: Shea v. Matheson Tri-Gas Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
23
Amount: $10,100,000.00
Attorneys: Ronald O. Kaye, Marilyn E. Bednarski, Caitlin S. Weisberg of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case: Carrillo v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Wrongful Conviction; Malicious Prosecution
24
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin R. Boyle, Andrew P. Owen of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Shay v. Western Express, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car v. Truck Accident
25
Amount: $9,500,000.00
Attorneys: Shawn A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Light, James I. Jaconette of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP; Lionel Z. Glancy, Robert V. Prongay, Casey E. Sadler of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP; Jonathan Gardner, Guillaume Buell of Labaton Sucharow LLP; Jack G. Fruchter of Abraham & Associates, P.C.
Case: Firerock Global Opportunity Fund LP v. Castlight Health, Inc.
Type: Class Action; Securities Fraud
26
Amount: $8,600,000.00
Attorneys: Anna Y. Park, Sue J. Noh, Rumduol Vuong, Jennifer L. Boulton of Equal Employment Opportunity Comission
Case: EEOC v. Lowe's Companies Inc and Lowe's Home Centers LLC
Type: Disability Discrimination
27
Amount: $8,550,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher P. Seefer, David W. Hall, Shawn A. Williams, Samuel H. Rudman, Mary K. Blasy of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP; Joel H. Bernstein, David J. Goldsmith, Christopher J. Keller, Michael W. Stocker of Labaton Sucharow LLP
Case: Plymouth County Retirement System v. Model N, Inc.
Type: Class Action; Securities Fraud
28 (tie)
Amount: $8,500,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce G. Fagel, Bron M. Draganov, Mari Fagel Henderson of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case: Y.M. v. St. Joseph Health System et al.
Type: Birth Injury; Failure to Diagnose; Medical Malpractice
28 (tie)
Amount: $8,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jacquelyn Lacey of Office of the District Attorney
Case: People of the State of California v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Type: Consumer Protection; Unfair Business Practices
29
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce G. Fagel, Eduardo J. Ascencio of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case: Cervantes v. McDaniel, MD, et al.
Type: Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
30
Amount: $7,800,000.00
Attorneys: Anne K. Richardson, Cornelia Dai, Dan L. Stormer, Joshua Piovia-Scott, Randall R. Renick of Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP
Case: Lynne Wang, et al. vs. Chinese Daily News Inc.
Type: Class Action; Unpaid Wages
31
Amount: $7,600,000.00
Attorneys: Barrett S. Litt, Lindsay B. Battles of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case: Lisker v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Wrongful Conviction; Law Enforcement; Negligent Supervision
32
Amount: $7,500,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher J. Keane of The Keane Law Firm P.C.
Case: Hanson v. City of Yucaipa, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Protect; Government Negligence
33
Amount: $7,300,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew T. Miller, Rachel M. Miller, Thomas E. Miller of The Miller Law Firm
Case: Barker Block Homeowners Assn. v. The Kor Group & CityView
Type: Property Damage; Breach of Contract
34
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Robert B. Bale of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Dabel v. Park Place Constructors Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
35
Amount: $6,988,961.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Jonathan R. Hayes, Daniel G. Schneiderman of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Smith v. Tri-Cal Distributors LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
36
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish, Spencer R. Lucas, Jake Douglass of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Michael B. Goldstein of Law Office of Michael B. Goldstein
Case: Jerich v. Oscar Aroldo Franco, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
37
Amount: $6,080,000.00
Attorneys: Richard C. Watters, Douglas L. Gordon, Megan K. Crosbie, Aida S. Macedo of Miles, Sears & Eanni; Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.; Scott A. VanWagenen of Law Offices of Davis & VanWagenen
Case: S.P. v. Anchor Academy Charter School
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
38
Amount: $6,050,000.00
Attorneys: John K. Grant, Ekaterini M. Polychronopoulos, Jeffrey D. Light of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP; Corey D. Holzer, Marshall P. Dees of Holzer & Holzer LLC; Brian J. Robbins, Stephen J. Oddo of Robbins Arroyo LLP; Lionel Z. Glancy, Robert V. Prongay, Ex Kano S. Sams, II, Casey E. Sadler of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP
Case: Robinson v. Audience Inc.
Type: Class Action; Securities Fraud
39
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel H. Deng of Law Offices of Daniel H. Deng; Rahul Ravipudi, Robert S. Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Huang, et al. v. Monterey Park Garden LLC, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance; Premises Liability
40
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Charles E. Koro, Marc Smith of Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP
Case: John Doe vs. John Roe and Roe Trucking Company
Type: Motorcycle Accident
41
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Charles E. Koro, James J. Romag of Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP; Brian J. Panish, Spencer R. Lucas of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Frazier v. Quinn, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
42
Amount: $4,750,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish, Robert S. Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; C. Steven Yerrid of The Yerrid Law Firm,
Case: Agu v. Regents of the University of California
Type: Wrongful Death; Negligent Supervision
43 (tie)
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Maxwell M. Blecher of Blecher Collins Pepperman & Joye, PC; Larry W. Lee, Nicholas Rosenthal of Diversity Law Group PC; Dennis S. Hyun of Hyun Legal, APC
Case: Bararsani v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company
Type: Class Action; Unpaid Wages
43 (tie)
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Homampour, Scott E. Boyer of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case: Wright v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
43 (tie)
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel Rodriguez, Joel T. Andreesen of Rodriguez & Associates
Case: Estate of Zamudio v. Superior Derrick Services
Type: Wrongful Death; Product Liability
44
Amount: $4,315,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes, Milman, Liebeck, LLP; Kenneth M. Sigelman of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates
Case: Doe vs. Roe Medical Center et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
45 (tie)
Amount: $4,250,000.00
Attorneys: Warren R. Paboojian of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case: Mescher v. Terra Linda Farms
Type: Wrongful Death; Motorcycle Accident
45 (tie)
Amount: $4,250,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce G. Fagel, Thomas S. Alch of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case: A.G. v. Downey Regional Medical Center
Type: Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
46
Amount: $4,100,000.00
Attorneys: Jared Hague, S. Brett Sutton of Sutton Hague Law Corporation PC; Zachary M. Crosner of Crosner Legal PC; Eric B. Kingsley of Kingsley & Kingsley APC
Case: Aguirre v. Mariani Nut Company Inc.
Type: Class Action; Unpaid Wages
47
Amount: $4,020,000.00
Attorneys: Christian T. F. Nickerson, Christine D. Spagnoli of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case: The Estate of Christopher Joseph Saraceno II v. Hyros Corp.
Type: Wrongful Death; Bus Accident
48 (tie)
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Sean M. Burke, Heather J. Higson of Law Offices of Sean M. Burke
Case: M.E., Pro Ami v. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, et al.
Type: Birth Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
48 (tie)
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kaveh Navab, V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law
Case: Camprone v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Excessive Force
48 (tie)
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carly L. Sanchez, Richard B. Koskoff of The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff
Case: A.E. v. County of San Bernardino
Type: Sexual Assault; Government Negligence
49
Amount: $3,950,000.00
Attorneys: Anthony M. De Marco, Joanna Robles of Law Offices of Anthony M. De Marco; Michael G. Finnegan, Sarah G. Odegaard of Jeff Anderson & Associates PA
Case: M.G., pro ami v. Alhambra Unified School District
Type: Sexual Abuse; Negligent Supervision
50
Amount: $3,900,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP
Case: L.S. v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice

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