Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2016

Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the United States 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 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in the United States 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:$2,640,000,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth Govaerts, Vince Powers of Powers Law
Case:Estate of Thomas v. State of Nebraska
Type:Wrongful Death; Rape; Murder
3
Amount:$2,540,000,000.00
Attorneys:Calvin P. Griffith, Stephanie E. Parker of Jones Day
Case:Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Gilead Sciences Inc.
Type:Patent Infringement
4
Amount:$1,041,361,648.00
Attorneys:W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm; Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault; Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; Khaldoun A. Baghdadi of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case:Andrews., et al. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Misrepresentation; Product Liability
5
Amount:$940,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nick G. Saros, Rick Richmond of Jenner & Block LLP
Case:Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services Limited
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement
6
Amount:$775,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Calhoon, R. Stan Mortenson, Evan J. Werbel, Julie B. Rubenstein, Macey Reasoner Stokes, Richard P. Sobiecki of Baker Botts LLP
Case:Liberty Media Corp., et al. v. Vivendi Universal S.A., et al.
Type:Securities Fraud
7
Amount:$625,600,000.00
Attorneys:Robert M. Parker, R. Christopher Bunt, Charles L. Ainsworth of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.; T. John Ward, Jr., Claire Abernathy Henry of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC; Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry, Jason D. Cassady, Justin T. Nemunaitis of Caldwell Cassady & Curry
Case:Virnetx Inc., et al. v. Apple Inc.
Type:Patent Infringement
8
Amount:$504,802,368.00
Attorneys:Thomas W. Cope of Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L.
Case:Estate of Rotell v. Gaime, Hillsborough Co.
Type:Wrongful Death; Murder
9
Amount:$502,043,908.00
Attorneys:W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm; Ernest H. Cannon of Ernest Cannon & Associates; Larry P. Boyd, Wayne Fisher, Justin Presnal of Fisher, Boyd, Johnson & Huguenard LLP; Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett Beard & Arsenault; Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Aoki v. Depuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Misrepresentation; Product Liability
10
Amount:$302,427,950.00
Attorneys:Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry of Caldwell Cassady & Curry
Case:VirnetX Inc. v. Cisco Systems Inc.
Type:Patent Infringement
11
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
12
Amount:$183,261,737.00
Attorneys:Vito A. Cannavo of Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath & Cannavo P.C.
Case:Stolowski, et al. v. 234 E 178th St LLC, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability; Workplace Safety
13
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
14
Amount:$146,000,000.00
Attorneys:Chrysta Castaneda of The Castaneda Firm; Michael P. Lynn of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Case:Mesa Petroleum Partners LP vs. Baytech LLP, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
15
Amount:$142,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert D. Crain of Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Case:Estate of Lytle v. Hat Ballou Inc., et al.
Type:Wrongful Termination; Day-Care Center; Negligent Supervision
16
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
17
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
18
Amount:$124,496,994.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey G. Wigington, Joseph M. Dunn, R. Reagan Sahadi of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair, LLP; Fidel Rodriguez, Jr., Manuel C. Maltos of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.; Daniel V. Pozza of Pozza & Whyte, PLLC
Case:Rivera v. Volkswagen, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Defective Design; Product Liability
19
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
20
Amount:$108,913,521.00
Attorneys:Gilbert S. Keteltas, Robert G. Abrams of BakerHostetler LLP; Edward H. Tricker of Woods & Aitken LLP
Case:Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. v. ConAgra Foods Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract; Indemnification

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