Top 50 Verdicts in the United States in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in the United States in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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 50 Verdicts in the United States in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 100 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
21
Amount: $77,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jamil N. Alibhai, Kelly P. Chen, Robert D. McCutcheon, William A. Munck, Jessica L. Spaniol, Jordan C. Strauss of Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Case: Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Intersil Corp.
Type: Patent Infringement
22
Amount: $72,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jere L. Beasley of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Hogans v. Johnson & Johnson
Type: Wrongful Death; Product Liability
23
Amount: $70,075,000.00
Attorneys: Ted G. Meadows of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Hogans v. Johnson & Johnson
Type: Wrongful Death; Product Liability
24 (tie)
Amount: $70,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Itkin, Cesar Tavares of Arnold & Itkin, LLP; Thomas R Kline, Christopher A. Gomez, Kristen Loerch Sipala of Kline & Specter, P.C.; Brian J. McCormick Jr., Stephen A. Sheller of Sheller, PC
Case: A.Y., Pro Ami v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Pharmacy Malpractice
24 (tie)
Amount: $70,000,000.00
Attorneys: Christy G. Lea, Hans L. Mayer, John B. Sganga, Jr., John W. Holcomb, Joshua Stowell, Mark A. Speegle of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear; Randall T. Weeks, Jr. of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP; Robert J. Kaler of Holland & Knight LLP
Case: CardiAQ Valve Technologies v. Neovasc Inc.
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices
25
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
26
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
27 (tie)
Amount: $55,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ted G. Meadows of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Hogans v. Johnson & Johnson
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
27 (tie)
Amount: $55,000,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce A. Broillet, Scott H. Carr of Greene Broillet & Wheeler; Randall L. Kinnard of Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge
Case: Andrews v. West End Hotel Partners, et al.
Type: Invasion of Privacy; Inadequate Security; Premises Liability
28
Amount: $54,938,864.58
Attorneys: Daniel M. Kopfman, Lawrence M. Artenian of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP
Case: Bryan v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Disability Discrimination
29
Amount: $54,900,000.00
Attorneys: Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case: Ortega v. Ruvalcaba
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
30
Amount: $53,852,558.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Gibson, Casey L. Jordan of The Gibson Law Firm
Case: Estate of Garcia v. Manhattan Vaughn JVP
Type: Wrongful Death; Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
31
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
32
Amount: $52,000,000.00
Attorneys: James L. Gilbert, Anne M. Dieruf, Anthony P. Bolson of The Gilbert Law Group; Thomas Metier, Phillip B. Chupik of Metier Law Firm, LLC
Case: Brockman v. Takata Corp., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Product Liability
33
Amount: $51,448,174.77
Attorneys: Caleb H. Didriksen of Didriksen, Saucier, Woods & Pichon, PLC; Tony M. Clayton of Clayton, Fruge & Ward Law
Case: Marable v. Empire Truck Sales of Louisiana LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident
34
Amount: $50,000,000.00
Attorneys: Edward J. Sanocki, Maria K. Morano of Sanocki, Newman & Turret, LLP
Case: Cruz v. St. Barnabas Hospital et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
35
Amount: $46,693,640.00
Attorneys: Nicholas S. Boebel of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP; Aaron A. Myers of Kutak Rock LLP
Case: Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement
36
Amount: $46,475,000.00
Attorneys: Steven J. Kherkher of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP; Allen M. Stewart of Allen Stewart, P.C.
Case: Walker v. Monsanto Chemical Co.
Type: Wrongful Death; Product Liability
37
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
38
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
39
Amount: $45,125,008.00
Attorneys: Ram Fletcher of Bohn & Fletcher LLP
Case: Achilli v. Garcia, Santa Clara Co.
Type: Wrongful Death; Murder
40
Amount: $44,446,482.00
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
41
Amount: $44,105,000.00
Attorneys: Michael H. Feldman of Berman Sobin Gross Feldman & Darby LLP; Sidney Schupak of The Law Offices of Sidney Schupak, LLC
Case: Hotchkiss v. Ng-Wagner
Type: Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
42
Amount: $44,100,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Ross, Iddo Harel of Ross Feller Casey
Case: Tate v. Hospial of University of PA, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
43
Amount: $43,742,400.00
Attorneys: Alan M. Shapey of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, PC
Case: Tirpack v. 125 North 10 LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
44
Amount: $43,214,515.83
Attorneys: Geoffrey L. Harrison, William R.H. Merrill, Ashley L. McMillian, Abigail C. Noebels of Susman Godfrey
Case: Apache Deepwater LLC v. W&T Offshore, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
45
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
46
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
47
Amount: $40,650,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Pezzulli of Holmes Firm PC; Douglas D. Mulder of Douglas D. Mulder Inc.
Case: M.E. v. Arreola
Type: Personal Injury; Assault and Battery
48
Amount: $40,407,446.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Smith of K&L Gates LLP; John F.Olsen of The Law Office of John F. Olsen
Case: NuWave Investment v. First Advantage Litigation Consulting LLC
Type: Defamation
49
Amount: $40,150,000.00
Attorneys: Brent M. Reitman, Walter G. Campbell, Jr. of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman
Case: Mais v. Cumberbatch
Type: Personal Injury; Stabbing; Premises Liability
50
Amount: $40,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kristy S. Davies, Stephen G. Lowry of Harris Penn Lowry
Case: Jenkins v. Lambert
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident

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