Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Florida 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 Florida in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in Florida in 2016.

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1
Amount:$140,100,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth G. Turkel, Shane B. Vogt, Christina R. Ramirez of Bajo Cuva Cohen & Turkel PA; Charles J. Harder, Jennifer J. McGrath, Douglas E. Mirell, Sarah E. Luppen of Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP
Case:Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Media
Type:Invasion of Privacy; Media
2
Amount:$41,956,474.00
Attorneys:Thomas D. Roebig, Jr., Wilfried H. Florin, Shaun M. Cummings of Florin Roebig; Frank Miller of Caglia & Miller
Case:Osmond vs. Applebee's, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident; Dram Shop Liability
3
Amount:$33,500,000.00
Attorneys:Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Doner
Case:Purdo v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
4
Amount:$28,795,000.00
Attorneys:Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald of Kelley Uustal PLC
Case:Estate of Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
5
Amount:$28,000,500.00
Attorneys:Jared I. Ross, Neal W. Hirschfeld of Greenspoon Marder, PA
Case:Manzano v. Carey Royal Ramn Mortuary
Type:Breach of Contract; Tortious Interference
6
Amount:$23,148,100.00
Attorneys:Patrick E. Quinlan, Jack Scarola of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case:Stephens v. Bradshaw, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Excessive Force
7
Amount:$21,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Doner; David J. Sales of David J. Sales, PA
Case:Estate of Johnston v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
8
Amount: $21,381,724.12
Attorneys:Juan P. Bauta, II, of The Ferraro Law Firm
Case:Batchelor v. American Optical Corp., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Asbestos Exposure; Premises Liability
9
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Damon T. Hartley, Charles G. De Leo, Jan M. Kuylenstierna, Ryon L. Little of De Leo & Kuylenstierna PA; Elisa T. Gilbert, Brendan R. O'Brien of The Gilbert Firm PC
Case:Eli Lilly & Co. v. Tyco Integrated Security LLC, et al.
Type:Tortious Interference
10
Amount:$18,740,000.00
Attorneys:Michael S. Pajcic, Stephen J. Pajcic, III, Robert J. Link, Raymond P. Reid, Jr., Benjamin E. Richard of Pajcic & Pajcic PA
Case:Mathews v. Jensens Liquor Store, Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Assault and Battery; Premises Liability
11
Amount:$18,000,000.00
Attorneys:William L. Clark of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk; Brent R. Bigger of Knopf Bigger; James D. Clark, of Alley Clark & Greiwe
Case:Nally v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
12
Amount:$15,564,547.00
Attorneys:Lance A. Harke, Sarah Clasby Engel, Howard M. Bushman of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP; Steve W. Berman, Nicholas S. Boebel of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Case:Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., et al.
Type:Patent Infringement
13
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen D. Busey, James A. Bolling of Smith Hulsey & Busey; Mark D. Beckett, Marc Suskin, Christina G. Hioureas of Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Case:Estate of Jara v. Nunez
Type:Wrongful Death; Assault and Battery
14
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald of Kelley Uustal PLC
Case:Estate of Wilkinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
15
Amount:$12,030,000.00
Attorneys:William J. Wichmann of Law Offices of William J. Wichmann, PA
Case:Estate of Dion v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
16
Amount:$11,906,171.00
Attorneys:John Cottle of Becker & Poliakoff PA; Lawrence Keefe of Keefe, Anchors & Gordon PA
Case:Barnfield v. Halberthal, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
17
Amount:$11,863,716.00
Attorneys:Mark P. Mullen of Mark P. Mullen & Associates; Robert R. Coulombe, Jr., James K. Clark of Clark, Robb, Mason, Coulombe and Buschman
Case:Joachim, et al. v. Auguste, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
18
Amount:$11,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Trentalange of Trentalange & Kelley, PA; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Doner; Paul E. Berg, Hendrik Uiterwyk, Stephen A. Barnes of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk
Case:Estate of McCabe v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
19
Amount:$11,404,301.00
Attorneys:Steven W. Kuveikis of Steven Kuveikis PA; John J. Wilke of The Law Office of John J. Wilke, PA
Case:Garcia v. Mastec, Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Bicycle Accident
20
Amount:$11,362,500.00
Attorneys:Matthew A. Leibert of Urban Thier & Federer PA
Case:Estate of Hiers v. Bordt
Type:Wrongful Death; Assault and Battery
21
Amount:$10,114,660.00
Attorneys:Benjamin J. Steinberg, Mark A. Avera of Avera & Smith, LLP
Case:Estate of Wiederhold v. Domino's Pizza, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
22
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alex Alvarez, Phillip E. Holden of The Alvarez Law Firm; Jordan L. Chaiken of Parker Waichman LLP
Case:Howles v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
23
Amount:$9,600,000.00
Attorneys:Barry B. Ansbacher of Ansbacher & Associates; Mitchell A. Stone of Stone Lockett
Case:Heron’s Landing v. DR Horton Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
24
Amount:$9,019,266.00
Attorneys:Janpaul Portal, Juan P. Bauta, II, of The Ferraro Law Firm
Case:Estate of Britt v. Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.
Type:Wrongful Death; Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
25
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Alejandro Brito, Melissa I. Softness of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito PA; Antonio S. Gonzalez of Antonio S. Gonzalez, PA
Case:All Star Boxing v. Alvarez, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Interference with Economic Advantage
26
Amount:$7,689,111.00
Attorneys:Raul E. Garcia, Jr., Anthony J. Soto of Rubenstein Law, PA
Case:Volenec v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
27
Amount:$6,656,000.00
Attorneys:Cam F. Justice of Justice Law
Case:Ferrarella, et al. v. Luu, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Car Accident
28
Amount:$6,400,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory D. Prysock, Katherine M. Massa, Keith R. Mitnik of Morgan & Morgan
Case:Estate of Price v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
29
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Justin R. Parafinczuk, Austin Carr of Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf
Case:Estate of Ledo v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
30
Amount:$5,782,032.00
Attorneys:Patrick M. Arenz, Ari B. Lukoff, Emily E. Niles, Ronald J. Schutz, Shira T. Shapiro, Michael A. Kolcun, Jr. of Robins Kaplan LLP; Scott G. Hawkins, James C. Gavigan of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs PA
Case:Megdal Associates LLC v. La-Z-Boy Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
31
Amount:$5,558,533.00
Attorneys:Daniel A. Iracki, Howard C. Coker of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki; Tracy J. Considine of Tracy Considine PA
Case:Correia v. Amerisure Insurance Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
32
Amount:$5,094,000.00
Attorneys:Judson L. Cohen, Mark S. Weinstein of Weinstein & Cohen, PA
Case:Estate of Lesniak v. Ferreira
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
33
Amount:$4,821,000.00
Attorneys:Loreen I. Kreizinger, Ryan D. Mosher of Loreen I. Kreizinger, PA
Case:Cherenfant v. Lewis, et al.
Type:Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
34
Amount:$4,581,075.00
Attorneys:Donna B. Michelson of Donna B. Michelson, PA
Case:Doe v. 21st Century Oncology, LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
35
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:John H. Hickey, Bjorg Eikeland of The Hickey Law Firm, PA
Case:Estate of Deposada v. Pernod Ricard USA
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
36
Amount:$4,356,001.00
Attorneys:Mark S. Roman, Morgan L. Gaynor of Roman & Gaynor
Case:Fortson v. Mercedes Benz of Melbourne, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
37
Amount:$4,165,199.56
Attorneys:Jefferson M. Braswell of Scruggs & Carmichael, P.A.
Case:Campus Edge Condo. Assoc., Inc., v. Arlington Pebble Creek, LLC, et al.
Type:Fraud
38
Amount:$4,122,316.00
Attorneys:David C. Prather, Olivia D. Liggio of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin LLP
Case:Ceglanski v. Wardell
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
39
Amount:$3,990,500.00
Attorneys:Ronald S. Gilbert, Jay S. Colling of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter
Case:Alvarez v. Casella, MD, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
40
Amount:$3,804,145.00
Attorneys:William J. Scott of The Law Office of William J. Scott, PA; Eric S. Block, Fraz Ahmed of Law Offices of Eric S. Block, PA
Case:Crews v. Wilson
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
41
Amount:$3,550,000.00
Attorneys:Barry S. Balmuth of Barry S. Balmuth, PA; Michael O. Massey of Massey & Duffy
Case:Williams v. First Advantage LNS Screening Solutions, et al.
Type:Interference with Economic Advantage
42
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent J. Pravato, Ian L. Kleinman of Law Office of Wolf & Pravato
Case:Mitchell v. Stinson Industries Inc.
Type:Intentional Tort
43
Amount:$3,220,000.00
Attorneys:Brian R. Denney of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case:Davis v. Vannelli
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
44
Amount:$3,046,766.00
Attorneys:James R. Provencher of Provencher & Simmons, PA
Case:Marian Farms, Inc. v. SunTrust Banks
Type:Fraud
45
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey M. Herman, Stuart S. Mermelstein, Daniel G. Ellis of Herman Law
Case:Doe vs. Bright Horizons Children's Centers, et al.
Type:Sexual Abuse; Negligent Supervision
46
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew M. Jacobson, Gary A. Praglin of Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack; William J. Wichmann of Law Offices of William J. Wichmann, PA
Case:Estate of Smith v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Tobacco; Product Liability
47
Amount:$2,975,200.00
Attorneys:Brian R. Gilchrist, Ryan T. Santurri of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist PA
Case:Omega Patents v. Calamp Corp.
Type:Patent Infringement
48
Amount:$2,950,000.00
Attorneys:Michael S. Olin, Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz of Michael S. Olin PA
Case:Bannon v. GEICO
Type:Insurance Bad Faith
49
Amount:$2,918,517.75
Attorneys:Charles M. Laycock, Jr. of The Brooks Law Group, PA
Case:Willis v. Calloway, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
50
Amount:$2,895,954.00
Attorneys:Scott A. Mager of Mager Paruas, LLC
Case:Hausmann Financial Group v. Aranda
Type:Fraud

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