Top 50 Settlements in Texas in 2015

Top 50 Settlements in Texas in 2015We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in Texas in the year 2015. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $21,075,000.00
Attorneys: Monte F. James, Joshua A. Romero, Jenny Smith of Jackson Walker L.L.P
Case: United States Ex Rel. Parikh vs. Citizens Medical Center, et al.
Type: Qui Tam; False Claims Act; Stark Statute
2
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joel B. Goudarzi of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case: Estate of Rhoades v. Lighting & Energy Control Systems Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Work Accident
3
Amount: $6,156,802.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey M. Tillotson, John Volney of Lynn & Tillotson
Case: Estate of Bentley v. Vann Energy Servs.
Type: Fraud
4
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Valli, Jr., Sara Wyn Kane of Valli Kane & Vagnini, LLP; Christopher J. Panatier of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC; Gabriel R. Gervey, Jay D. Ellwanger, Stefanie T. Scott, William M. Parrish of DiNovo Price Ellwanger LLP; Eric M. Albritton, Shawn A. Latchford of Albritton Law Firm
Case: EEOC v. Hillshire Brands Co.
Type: Class Action; Race Discrimination; Harassment
5
Amount: $1,656,060.00
Attorneys: Gregory D. Binns, James E. Cousar, John P. Vacalis of Thompson & Knight LLP
Case: Venado Oil & Gas v. Go Frac
Type: Breach of Contract; Fraud
6
Amount: $1,274,145.00
Attorneys: Brian W. Clark, Devry W. Garrett of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC
Case: VFC Partners 30 v. Byram Asgar Aviation
Type: Breach of Contract; Unjust Enrichment
7 (tie)
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: R. Louis Bratton of The Bratton Firm, P.C.
Case: Lewis v. Livingston
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
7 (tie)
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: C. Kyle Pugh of C. Kyle Pugh, P.C.
Case: Delao v. Chubbs Constr.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
8
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Robert L. Ranco, Roberto Flores of The Carlson Law Firm PC
Case: Fields v. Brown
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
9
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Randall E. Turner of Bailey & Galyen; Darryl J. Silvera, Jeremy A. Lunn, Phillip L. Wray II of The Silvera Firm; Darrell R. Carey of Law Office of Darrell R. Carey
Case: Estate of Hooper v. National General Insurance Company
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident; Uninsured Motorist
10
Amount: $851,115.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Fitzgerald of Law Offices of Robert M. Fitzgerald
Case: North Am. Specialty Ins. Co. v. C.D. Henderson Constr. Grp.
Type: Breach of Contract
11
Amount: $775,000.00
Attorneys: Mike Kerensky of Williamson & Rusnak
Case: Maria Rubi v. Nicolas Medina
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Premises Liability
12
Amount: $760,000.00
Attorneys: Keith C. Purdue of Grossman Law Offices
Case: Kathleen Minneman v. John's Place
Type: Personal Injury; Trip and Fall; Dram Shop Liability
13
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Lori Watson of Law Offices of Lori Watson P.L.L.C
Case: Doe, Pro Ami, v. Texas Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists
Type: Personal Injury; Sexual Abuse; Negligent Supervision
14
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: R. Scott Westlund of Ketterman Rowland & Westlund
Case: Freeman v. Uribe
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
15
Amount: $688,000.00
Attorneys: Jimmy Doan of The Doan Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Driver Doe vs. Truck Driver
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident
16 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: John S. Jose, Mike Davis of Slack & Davis, LLP; Robert E. Haslam of Haslam & Gallagher, L.L.P.; Renee Higginbotham-Brooks of Law Office Of Renee Higginbotham-Brooks
Case: Estate of Brown v. Soilmec S.P.A., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
16 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: L. Todd Kelly of The Carlson Law Firm PC
Case: Tiffany Fletcher v. Allstate Insurance Company
Type: Personal Injury; Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
17
Amount: $561,765.00
Attorneys: Paul R. Genender, Amanda Pennington Prugh of K&L Gates LLP
Case: Vanderburg v. Muetzel
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Fraud
18
Amount: $550,000.00
Attorneys: Spencer P. Browne of Reyes Browne Reilley
Case: Pina v. Amli Development Co. L.L.C., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
19
Amount: $547,579.00
Attorneys: Mark W. Long of Law Offices of Mark Long
Case: Estate of Atkins v. Blazin Wings Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident; Dram Shop Liability
20
Amount: $540,000.00
Attorneys: Bill Siegel of Cowles & Thompson
Case: GPI Spectrum L.L.C. v. Transition Cos. L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract
21 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas C. Hall of Thomas C. Hall, PC.
Case: Sherman Mathey v. United Services Automobile Association
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
21 (tie)
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Domingo A. Garcia of Law Office of Domingo Garcia, P.C.; Clay Miller of Miller Weisbrod LLP
Case: Estate of Guerrero v. C.C. Zamora Construction L.L.C.
Type: Wrongful Death; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
22
Amount: $487,018.00
Attorneys: Domingo A. Garcia of Law Office of Domingo Garcia, P.C.
Case: Rangel v. Romero
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
23
Amount: $450,000.00
Attorneys: Donald R. Taylor, Jennifer Tatum Lee, Natalie A. Taylor of Taylor Dunham & Rodriguez, LLP
Case: American Constructors Inc. v. Allstate Servs. Ltd.
Type: Breach of Contract
24
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Russell S. Briggs of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson
Case: Nevil v. Coe
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
25
Amount: $375,000.00
Attorneys: Anthony L. Vitullo of Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP; John L. Malesovas of Malesovas Law Firm
Case: Express Rest. Servs. v. McGriff Seibels of Texas
Type: Unfair Business Practices; Fraud
26
Amount: $374,500.00
Attorneys: Ira T. King of Law Office of I. T. King
Case: D.L. Props. v. Brady
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
27
Amount: $367,000.00
Attorneys: Adam Loewy of Loewy Law Firm
Case: Stelter v. Whorton
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
28 (tie)
Amount: $360,000.00
Attorneys: Pamela J. Thompson of Law Office of Pamela J. Thompson
Case: Jarecki v. Cox
Type: Personal Injury; Horseback Riding; Premises Liability
28 (tie)
Amount: $360,000.00
Attorneys: E. Michael Grossman, Keith C. Purdue of The Grossman Law Firm, LLC
Case: Estate of Moran and King v. Breadwinners Cafe & Bakery Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Toxic Exposure; Negligent Supervision
29
Amount: $355,000.00
Attorneys: Marissa Garcia of Law Office of Marissa Garcia
Case: Montes De Oca v. Lean Properties Ltd.
Type: Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
30 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy R. Reilley of Reyes Browne Reilley
Case: Sanchez v. Rosenthal
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
30 (tie)
Amount: $350,000.00
Attorneys: Fred D. Wilshusen, Todd R. Nectoux of Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, LLP
Case: LVI Facility Servs. Inc. v. Watson Road Holding Corp.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
31
Amount: $343,518.00
Attorneys: Michael A. Wren of McGinnis Lochridge
Case: PlainsCapital Bank v. Wattinger Kemnitz Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
32
Amount: $341,155.00
Attorneys: V. Charles Serafino, R. Scott Wolfrom of Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein, P.C.
Case: Comerica Bank v. Kaswish Kreations
Type: Breach of Contract
33
Amount: $325,000.00
Attorneys: Craig W. Carlson, Nathan P. Roberts of The Carlson Law Firm PC
Case: Rodriguez v. Smith
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Negligent Supervision
34 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Brent M. Cordell of Cordell Law
Case: Estate of Benigno Orta-Sanchez v. Joshua Smolik and Aprex Remington Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
34 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Marshall S. May of Law Office of Marshall May L.L.C
Case: Delarios v. D'Unger
Type: Legal Malpractice
35
Amount: $291,170.00
Attorneys: Craig A. Albert of Cherry Petersen Landry Albert LLP
Case: Cherry Petersen Landry Albert L.L.P. v. TOKA Gen. Contractors
Type: Breach of Contract
36
Amount: $285,000.00
Attorneys: Harry S. Bates of The Bates Law Firm
Case: Estate of Edwards v. Piper
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
37
Amount: $283,222.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Sico, Roger S. Braugh, Jr. of Sico Hoelscher Harris & Braugh LLP
Case: Estate of Jaimez v. M.J. Sheridan of Texas Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Work Accident; Product Liability
38
Amount: $280,000.00
Attorneys: Scott H. Richard of Law Office of Scott H. Richard
Case: Estate of Valdez v. Bailon., et al
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
39
Amount: $275,000.00
Attorneys: Karly D. Rodine, Tamara D. Baggett of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Case: FM Tech. Grp. v. MCRS Enters.
Type: Breach of Contract
40
Amount: $270,000.00
Attorneys: Anne Shuttee of Law Office of Anne Shuttee; Bruce Anton of Sorrels, Udashen & Anton
Case: Heller v. City of Dallas
Type: Civil Rights Violation; First Amendment
41 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Robert A Canino, Jr., Toby W. Costas, Devika Seth of Equal Employment Opportunity Comission
Case: EEOC v. Benny Boyd Lubbock And Boyd-Lamesa Management L.C
Type: Disability Discrimination
41 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Michael S. Alfred, C. Christian Frederiksen of Hallett & Perrin PC
Case: Hicken v. Craighead
Type: Breach of Contract
41 (tie)
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: Howard E. Davis of Law Office of Howard E. Davis P.C
Case: Geary v. Farmers Texas Cnty. Mut. Ins. Co.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
42
Amount: $225,000.00
Attorneys: Michael R. Mitchell of Rad Law Firm, PC
Case: Estate of Martinez v. J. Reynolds & Co. Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Work Accident
43
Amount: $215,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory L. Griffith of The Griffith Law Firm
Case: Enriquez v. City of Dallas
Type: Personal Injury; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
44
Amount: $208,000.00
Attorneys: Shalimar S. Wallis, Francisco Guerra, IV. of Watts Guerra LLP; Thomas A. Crosley of Crosley Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Robert Lazcano., et al. v. James Kemp., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
45
Amount: $204,000.00
Attorneys: Mike Davis of Slack & Davis, LLP
Case: Villa v. Seres II
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
46 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Carsey of Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C
Case: Milam v. Camp Longhorn Ltd.
Type: Personal Injury; Premises Liability
46 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: William L. Shirer of McGilberry & Shirer LLP
Case: Holloway v. Owens
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
46 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: Jordan M. Parker, Philip A. Vickers of Cantey Hanger LLP
Case: Smith v. Cravens
Type: Breach of Contract
46 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: R. Alex Conant of Amini & Conant L.L.P
Case: C.C., Pro Ami, Chandler v. Grasso
Type: Personal Injury; Dog Bite; Premises Liability
46 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: Kent C. Krause, Jessica I. Hardy of Craddock Davis & Krause LLP
Case: Ihde Inv. v. CoVentures
Type: Property Damage; Breach of Contract; Negligent Supervision
46 (tie)
Amount: $200,000.00
Attorneys: Jay J. Murray of Law Office of Jay J. Murray P.C; Sean R. Cox of Law Offices of Sean R. Cox L.L.C
Case: Glenn v. Officer Te., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Excessive Force; Gender Discrimination; Negligent Supervision
47
Amount: $191,998.00
Attorneys: Jennifer L. Owen, Thomas W. Kniest II of Higier Allen & Lautin, PC
Case: Henderson Shops Dallas L.L.C. v. HOH L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract
48
Amount: $173,119.00
Attorneys: Kristina W. Silcocks, Mark A. Mayfield of Gardere Wynne Sewell
Case: Pinnergy Ltd. v. AIX Energy
Type: Breach of Contract; Quantum Meruit.
49
Amount: $170,860.00
Attorneys: Jacob B. Kring of Hedrick Kring, PLLC
Case: Delta Locum Tenens v. Alamo Healthcare Sys. of Texas
Type: Breach of Contract; Fraud
50
Amount: $165,179.00
Attorneys: Paul A. Batrice of Batrice Law Firm
Case: Rodriguez v. Brewer
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist

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