Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2016

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

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1
Amount:$120,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anthony C. Valiulis, David A. Eisenberg, Melinda J. Morales of Much Shelist, PC; Michael I. Kanovitz, Scott R. Rauscher of Loevy & Loevy
Case:County of Cook v. AIG, et al.
Type:Insurance; Breach of Contract
2
Amount:$53,000,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas J. Raymond, Jack M. Beam, Matthew M. Patterson of Beam & Raymond; Geoffrey N. Fieger of Fieger Law PC
Case:I.E. v. University of Chicago Med. Ctr.
Type:Birth Injury; Delayed Childbirth Delivery; Hospital Malpractice
3
Amount:$27,114,848.00
Attorneys:Robert D. Sweeney, Adam S. Miller of RDS Law
Case:Rivera v. Allstate Ins. Co.
Type:Wrongful Termination; Defamation
4
Amount:$22,729,371.00
Attorneys:Robert A. Clifford, Kevin P. Durkin, Colin H. Dunn of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.
Case:Estate of Swenson v. Troy, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Truck Accident
5
Amount:$14,564,000.00
Attorneys:Frank S. Cservenyak, Jr., William V. Kozol, Kevin G. Cronk of Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol L.L.C
Case:Hickey v. Pace Suburban Bus Service
Type:Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
6
Amount:$13,890,000.00
Attorneys:Barry D. Goldberg, Ian R. Alexander, Joseph M. Preiser of Goldberg & Goldberg
Case:Estate of Sabanovic v. City of Chicago
Type:Wrongful Death; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
7
Amount:$12,864,874.00
Attorneys:Matthew P. Connelly, Cory D. Anderson of Rock Fusco & Connelly LLC; Mark D. Roth, Tima Ramadani of Roth Fioretti, LLC
Case:Chicago Imports v. Commonwealth Edison
Type:Property Damage; Dangerous Condition; Negligent Maintenance
8
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:David R. Barry, Jr., Susan J. Schwartz of Corboy & Demetrio, PC
Case:Khankari v. Pombar, DO
Type:Personal Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
9
Amount:$10,713,601.00
Attorneys:Jay P. Deratany, Gregory J. Olmstead, Megan K O’Connor of The Deratany Firm
Case:Estate of M.K. v. American Water Heater Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Product Liability
10
Amount:$10,054,000.00
Attorneys:Bryan S. Hofeld, Howard S. Schaffner of Hofeld and Schaffner
Case:Avila v. Balla, MD
Type:Personal Injury; Failure to Diagnose; Medical Malpractice
11
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Clifford W. Horwitz, Michael D. Carter, Jr., Michael A. Silverman of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case:Miyagi v. Dean's Transportation Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Supervision
12
Amount:$9,400,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas Q. Keefe, Jr. of Keefe, Keefe & Unsell, PC
Case:Spencer v. API Construction Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Construction Accident
13
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth A. Kaveny, Kevin G. Burke, Brian T. Monico of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC
Case:Estate of Bilbro-Beverly v. Norwegian American Hospital
Type:Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
14
Amount:$8,718,848.00
Attorneys:Brian Hurst, Thomas F. Boleky of Beutel Hurst Boleky LLC
Case:Williams v. Northwestern MCO Corp.
Type:Personal Injury; Hospital Malpractice
15
Amount:$8,055,000.00
Attorneys:Clifford W. Horwitz, Michael D. Carter, Jr. of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case:Fonte v. American River Transportation Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Watercraft Accident
16
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jay P. Deratany, Michael A. Kosner of The Deratany Firm
Case:Estate of Pipkin v. Mount Sinai Hospital
Type:Wrongful Death; Anesthesia; Medical Malpractice
17
Amount:$7,884,762.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Napleton, Bradley Z. Schulman of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case:Estate of Arient v. Alhaj-Hussein, MD, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Anesthesia; Medical Malpractice
18
Amount:$7,750,000.00
Attorneys:Keith A. Hebeisen, Bradley M. Cosgrove, Susan A. Capra, Brian S. Shallcross of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.
Case:Estate of Munden v. Vohra, MD, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Anesthesia; Medical Malpractice
19
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:David N. Damick of Law Offices of David N. Damick
Case:Brown v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Toxic Exposure; Workplace Safety
20
Amount:$7,355,400.00
Attorneys:Daniel E. Murphy, Justin S. Stoner of Murphy & Murphy
Case:Stiles v. Shadid, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability
21
Amount:$7,130,100.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Jaffe, Bradley J. Edwards, Adam D. Horowitz, Brittany N. Henderson of Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
Case:Rainey v. Taylor a/k/a 'The Game'
Type:Sexual Assault
22
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter W. Ross of Browne George Ross LLP; Edward W. Feldman, of Miller Shakman & Beem, LLP
Case:Playboy Enterprises v. Play Beverages, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
23
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Shevlin of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin, Ltd.
Case:Kimme v. Highway Technologies, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
24
Amount:$5,625,000.00
Attorneys:John S. McCollough, Melissa R. Null of Lashly & Baer, PC; William C. Brittan of Campbell Killin Brittan & Ray LLC; Frank J. Niesen, III of Law Office of Frank J. Niesen, Jr.
Case:JBS Carriers v. EJA Trucking
Type:Wrongful Death; Truck Accident
25
Amount:$5,008,922.00
Attorneys:Bruce R. Pfaff, Matthew D. Ports of Pfaff, Gill & Ports Ltd.; Dick L. Williams of Williams, Williams & Loeffel PC
Case:Estate of Sawyer v. Brown, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Anesthesia; Medical Malpractice
26
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark D. Roth of Roth Fioretti, LLC
Case:Chicago Import v. American States Ins. Co.
Type:Insurance Bad Faith
27
Amount:$4,768,351.47
Attorneys:Robert J. Napleton, Brion W. Doherty of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case:Estate of Blockmon v. Cutco Corp., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
28
Amount:$4,590,576.00
Attorneys:John P. Scanlon, Matthew M. Gannon of Healy Scanlon Law Firm
Case:Estate of Smith v. Stecy, MD
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
29
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:William V. Kozol of Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol L.L.C; Brian M. Begley of Jendryk, Farmans, Hamer & Begley LLC
Case:Estate of Duskey v. Hilton Worldwide Inc.
Type:Wrongful Death; Inadequate Security; Premises Liability
30
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Francis P. Morrissey, Michael L. Gallagher of Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC
Case:Estate of Bellows v. Dehnee, MD, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
31
Amount:$3,310,959.00
Attorneys:Douglas W. Graham of Douglas W. Graham
Case:Patel v. Mahajan
Type:Breach of Contract
32
Amount:$3,300,000.00
Attorneys:Philip F. Maher of Philip F. Maher & Associates; Keith A. Hebeisen of Clifford Law Offices, P.C.
Case:Estate of Vandelinder v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Type:Wrongful Death; Medication Overdose; Medical Malpractice
33
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sal Indomenico of Sal Indomenico and Associates, P.C.
Case:Harris v. West Suburban Medical Center
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Postsurgical Monitoring; Hospital Malpractice
34
Amount:$2,814,338.00
Attorneys:Stephen D. Phillips, Terrence M. Quinn of Phillips Law Offices
Case:Valencia v. McMahon, MD
Type:Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
35
Amount:$2,810,792.00
Attorneys:Justin L. Weisberg, Raymond M. Krauze, Clifford C. Histed, Nora E. Becerra of K&L Gates LLP
Case:F.E. Moran v. Illinois Union Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract
36
Amount:$2,656,315.50
Attorneys:Steven R. Saks of Rittenberg, Buffen, Gulbrandsen, Robinson & Saks, Ltd.
Case:Francek v. Safeway
Type:Retaliatory Discharge
37
Amount:$2,575,338.00
Attorneys:David A. Axelrod, Jason M. Kleinman of David A. Axelrod & Associates, PC
Case:Casey v. TLC Management Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
38
Amount:$2,528,882.00
Attorneys:Joel N. Goldblatt, Andrew D. Arons, Tricia L. Putzy of Williams, Bax & Saltzman, P.C.
Case:Industrial Staffing Svcs. v. Inktel Holdings
Type:Breach of Contract
39
Amount:$2,514,849.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey J. Neslund of Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Neslund
Case:Estate of Hess v. Estate of Flores
Type:Wrongful Death; Premises Liability
40
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Donald A. Shapiro of Donald A. Shapiro Ltd.
Case:Estate of Chibe v. Montes, RN, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Negligent Postsurgical Monitoring; Medical Malpractice
41
Amount:$2,481,246.00
Attorneys:William M. Walsh of Law Office of William M. Walsh, LLC
Case:Benson v. City of Chicago
Type:Wrongful Termination; Race Discrimination; Negligence in Employment
42
Amount:$2,480,547.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Belcher of Aleksy Belcher
Case:Bryant v. City of Chicago
Type:Personal Injury; Railroad v. Car Accident
43
Amount:$2,479,712.00
Attorneys:Joseph J. Miroballi, Adam S. Budz of Miroballi, Durkin & Rudin LLC
Case:Pipala v. Resource Mgmt. Ent. Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
44
Amount:$2,332,641.00
Attorneys:Christopher M. Norem of Parente & Norem, PC
Case:Rosignal v. First Student Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
45
Amount:$2,318,656.00
Attorneys:Mark A. Brown, Scott D. Lane of Lane & Lane, LLC
Case:Shadley v. Pflow Industries Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Product Liability
46
Amount:$2,249,850.00
Attorneys:Daniel P. Hogan of McCabe & Hogan, PC
Case:Wokoun v. Goldner, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Assault and Battery
47
Amount:$1,749,890.00
Attorneys:John J. MacInerney of Hofeld and Schaffner
Case:Rodriguez v. Fore Trucking Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Truck & Pedestrian Accident
48
Amount:$1,671,000.00
Attorneys:Sean C. Burke of Sean Burke Law, LLC; Stephan D. Blandin of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Case:Moraites v. Goshgarian, MD
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Surgery; Medical Malpractice
49
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Tara R. Devine, Elizabeth R. Olszewski, John A. Mennie of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case:Estate of Ruiz v. Phoenix Care Systems, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Nursing Home Malpractice
50
Amount:$1,515,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth R. Fiedler, Stephanie K. Nathanson of Fiedler & Nathanson Ltd.
Case:Dujmovic-Terman v. Levine, MD, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Improper Prenatal Care; Medical Malpractice

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