Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2015

Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2015We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Texas in the year 2015. 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 Texas in 2015) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2015.

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1
Amount: $532,900,000.00
Attorneys: Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry of Caldwell Cassady & Curry
Case: Smartflash LLC v. Apple Inc.
Type: Economic Loss; Intellectual Property Infringement
2
Amount: $197,793,098.00
Attorneys: Philip Werner, Scott Raynes of Werner Ayers, LLP
Case: Martin v. Andrews Kurth LLP
Type: Economic Loss; Legal Malpractice
3
Amount: $159,061,421.00
Attorneys: Anthony G. Buzbee, Andrew Dao, Ryan S. Pigg of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case: Estate of Cuevas v. Critical Path Resources Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Work Accident
4
Amount: $93,807,651.00
Attorneys: Frank L. Branson of Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.; Michael K Hurst of Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, LLP
Case: Tiburon Land and Cattle LP v. Taylor
Type: Economic Loss; Breach of Fiduciary Duty
5
Amount: $88,856,662.00
Attorneys: Jamil N. Alibhai, Michael A. McCabe of Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Case: Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Intersil Corp.
Type: Economic Loss; Intellectual Property Infringement
6
Amount: $67,470,000.00
Attorneys: J. Thomas Rhodes, III of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; Thomas J. Henry of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Case: Arnold v. Weatherford US LP
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
7
Amount: $50,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ryan L. Bangert, Scott D. Powers of Baker Botts LLP
Case: Janvey v. Maldonado
Type: Economic Loss; Breach of Fiduciary Duty
8
Amount: $44,658,560.00
Attorneys: F. Eric Fryar of Fryar Law Firm, P.C.; Samuel Goldman of Samuel Goldman & Associates
Case: Schermerhorn v. CenturyTel Inc.
Type: Economic Loss; Fraud
9
Amount: $43,943,006.00
Attorneys: Kurt B. Arnold of Arnold & Itkin, LLP; Charles L. Clay, Jr. of Chuck Clay & Associates, LLC
Case: Lee v. Berkel & Co.
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
10
Amount: $41,104,000.00
Attorneys: Ryan S. Pigg, Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case: Flores v. L.W. Matteson Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Workplace Safety
11
Amount: $33,839,000.00
Attorneys: J. Patrick Gallagher of Haslam & Gallagher, L.L.P.; Mark Haney of Puls & Haney, PLLC
Case: Landers v. Williamson
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
12
Amount: $31,500,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph S. Grinstein, Parker Folse, III of Susman Godfrey
Case: DataQuill Limited v. ZTE Corp.
Type: Economic Loss; Intellectual Property Infringement
13
Amount: $31,331,637.00
Attorneys: William R. Edwards, III of The Edwards Law Firm; Alejandro Blanco of The Blanco Law Firm
Case: Gamez v. Dillon Transport Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
14
Amount: $29,800,000.00
Attorneys: Holli V. Pryor-Baze, Jim Wetwiska of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Case: Lufkin Industries Inc. v. International Business Machines Corp.
Type: Economic Loss; Breach of Contract
15
Amount: $29,166,049.00
Attorneys: Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case: Ortega v. Abel
Type: Economic Loss; Breach of Contract
16
Amount: $29,050,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew J. Mussalli of The Law Office of Matthew J. Mussalli, P.C.; Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case: Kelley v. Electrochem Solutions Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Workplace Negligence
17
Amount: $24,500,000.00
Attorneys: Erin C. Villasenor, John R. Keville of Winston & Strawn, LLP
Case: Suncoast Post-Tension Ltd. v. Scoppa
Type: Economic Loss; Intellectual Property Infringement
18
Amount: $24,010,000.00
Attorneys: Curtis W. Leister of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, LLP; Charlton P. Hornsby of Charlton P. Hornsby, A Professional Corporation; Gilbert T. Adams of Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams, P.C.
Case: Bowie v. Caterpillar Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
19
Amount: $21,432,336.00
Attorneys: Brian E. Mason, Eric Policastro, G. Michael Gruber, Trey H. Crawford of Gruber Hurst Elrod Johansen Hail Shank, LLP; Nigel Redmond, Veretta L. Frazier of West & Associates, L.L.P.
Case: Doe v. Deari
Type: Personal Injury; Assault and Battery; Dram Shop Liability
20
Amount: $19,000,000.00
Attorneys: F. Eric Fryar, Christina Richardson of Fryar Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Jo Ann Schermerhorn v. Centurylink Inc., et al.
Type: Fraud
21
Amount: $18,745,001.00
Attorneys: Rachel Montes of Montes/Lewis Law, PC; E. Todd Tracy of The Tracy Firm
Case: Crump v. Goin Dallas County
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
22
Amount: $16,800,000.00
Attorneys: M. Ross Cunningham, Steven D. Sanfelippo of Cunningham Swaim, LLP; Alex J. Whitman of Cunningham Swaim, LLP; Nicolas Seckel of Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian LLP
Case: Melchior v. Hilite International Inc.
Type: Economic Loss; Intellectual Property Infringement
23
Amount: $16,730,565.00
Attorneys: Dale D. Williams, Laura Brown of Williams & Brown, LLP
Case: Graham v. Senior Living Properties LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
24
Amount: $16,299,774.00
Attorneys: Andrew L. Payne, Stefanie D. Bradshaw, Todd R. Ramsey of PayneMitchell Law Group; John C. Bush of Bush Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Johnson v. Emerson Electric Co., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Product Liability
25
Amount: $15,700,000.00
Attorneys: Alisa Lipski, Amir H. Alavi, Demetrios Anaipakos, Jamie A. Aycock, Kyril Talanov of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.; Michael Heim of Heim, Payne & Chorush
Case: Rembrandt Wireless Techs. L.P. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Type: Patent Infringement
26
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ted Stevenson, Samuel F. Baxter, Josh Budwin, Thomas G. Fasone, III, Jennifer A. Albert, James E. Quigley, Ivan Wang of McKool Smith
Case: Droplets Inc. v. eBay Inc.
Type: Patent Infringement
27
Amount: $12,895,869.00
Attorneys: Gregory J. Casas, Ross S. Garsson, Bina B. Palnitkar, Christopher M. LaVigne, Katherine L. Elsbernd of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Case: Talon Transaction Techs. v. Bain Consulting
Type: Breach of Contract
28
Amount: $9,600,000.00
Attorneys: Michael E. Pierce of Pierce Skrabanek & Bruera PLLC
Case: George Tillman v. Hercules Offshore Services
Type: Personal Injury; Toxic Exposure; Workplace Safety
29
Amount: $9,250,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher D. Banys, Eric J. Sidebotham, Jennifer L. Gilbert, Richard C. Lin of Banys PC; J. Wesley Hill of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
Case: Freeny v. Murphy Oil Corp.
Type: Patent Infringement
30
Amount: $8,200,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan A. George, Peter A. Kraus, Susannah B. Chester-Schindler of Waters, Kraus & Paul; Allen M. Stewart, Scott R. Frieling of Allen Stewart, P.C.
Case: Hood v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Product Liability
31
Amount: $7,566,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. McDowell, Martin E. Rose of Rose Walker, LLP; F. Leighton Durham, Thad D. Spalding of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Case: ThermoTek Inc. v. Orthoflex Inc.
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices
32
Amount: $7,538,316.00
Attorneys: Frank W. Robertson, Michael Gomez of Jim S. Adler & Associates, PC
Case: Merrill v. Sprint Waste Servs.
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident
33
Amount: $7,370,000.00
Attorneys: Michelle M. Maloney, Gavin H. McInnis of Marynell Maloney Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case: Estate of Hernandez v. Pancorvo, M.D.; Shetty, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
34
Amount: $6,758,159.00
Attorneys: Scott Hooper of The Scott Hooper Law Firm
Case: Julie Rogers v. Cody Fox and Sunbelt Rentals Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident
35
Amount: $5,665,000.00
Attorneys: Caroline C. Batten, Justin Hodge, Michelle N. Martinez of Ryan & Dawson
Case: Mejia v. FTU Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Car Accident; Dram Shop Liability
36
Amount: $5,045,000.00
Attorneys: Joel W. Reese of Reese Gordon Marketos
Case: Gerritsen Beach Investments Ltd. v. Southwest Securities Inc., et al.
Type: Fraud
37
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Ricardo A. Garcia, Lino H. Ochoa, Jody R. Mask of Garcia Ochoa & Mask L.L.P.; Omar Cura, Jr., of Omar Cura, Jr., P.C..
Case: A.S. v. South San Antonio Independent School District
Type: Personal Injury; Sexual Assault
38
Amount: $3,710,884.00
Attorneys: Rusty Hardin, Joe Roden, Jeremy Monthy, Carolyn P. Courville of Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP; David J. Beck, Michael E. Richardson, William R. Peterson of Beck Redden LLP
Case: Enterprise TexasPipeline v. Energy Transfer Fuel
Type: Breach of Contract
39
Amount: $3,615,908.00
Attorneys: D. Scott Snellings, Jason K. Burress of Burress Snelling Law Firm; Andrew L. Payne, Todd R. Ramsey of PayneMitchell Law Group
Case: Montoya v. Williams , et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
40
Amount: $3,274,354.00
Attorneys: Ileana M. Blanco, Brett D. Solberg, Christina E. Ponig of DLA Piper L.L.P.
Case: Laguna Tubular Prods. Corp. v. O.C.T.G. L.L.P.
Type: Fraud
41
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Fettner of Fettner Thompson; Crystal J. Parker, Jason G. Johns of Jackson Walker L.L.P
Case: National Judgment Recovery Ctr. v. Massey
Type: Conspiracy; Fraudulent transfer
42
Amount: $2,809,899.00
Attorneys: Kyle Findley, Cesar Tavares of Arnold & Itkin, LLP
Case: Luke Meyers v. W& T Offshore Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Workplace Negligence
43
Amount: $2,780,000.00
Attorneys: Corey F. Wehmeyer of Santoyo, Moore, Wehmeyer, P.C.; Michael D. Jones of Jones Gill LLP
Case: Mecom, et al. v. Westport Oil & Gas Co., LP
Type: Oil & Gas; Breach of Contract
44
Amount: $2,580,000.00
Attorneys: Kyle W. Farrar, Wesley T. Ball, William R. Ogden, Mark Bankston of Farrar & Ball LLP
Case: Willoughby v. Cribbs, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Workplace Safety
45
Amount: $2,421,650.00
Attorneys: David E. Bernsen, Christine L. Stetson, Cade Bernsen of Bernsen Law Firm
Case: Estate of Montano v. Orange County
Type: Wrongful Death; Civil Rights Violation; Government Negligence
46
Amount: $2,300,400.00
Attorneys: Theodore K. Stream, Mario H. Alfaro of Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC; Lisa H. Meyerhoff, Myall S. Hawkins of Baker & McKenzie
Case: Wells v. J-M Mfg. Co.
Type: Property Damage; Breach of Contract
47
Amount: $2,248,927.00
Attorneys: Marquette Wolf, Ted B. Lyon Jr., of The Law Firm of Ted. B. Lyon & Associates
Case: Ferrell v. Tyson Foods
Type: Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Workplace Safety
48
Amount: $1,720,278.00
Attorneys: F. Eric Fryar of Fryar Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Bruce v. Cauthen
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
49
Amount: $1,665,022.00
Attorneys: Shaun M. Murphy of Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP
Case: A.S. v. N.F.
Type: Personal Injury; Assault and Battery
50
Amount: $1,555,670.00
Attorneys: John D. Sloan Jr., of Sloan, Hatcher, Perry, Runge, Robertson and Smith Law Firm
Case: Okelberry Vs. Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident

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