Number 1 Verdicts in California in 2016

Number 1 Verdicts in California in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of the largest – in (a) particular practice area(s) – plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of California 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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$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
No.1 in: Breach of Contract
$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.
No.1 in: Intellectual Property Infringement
$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
No.1 in: Car Accident, Personal Injury
$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
No.1 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Legal Malpractice
$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.
No.1 in: Property Rights
$54,938,864.58
Attorneys: Daniel M. Kopfman, Lawrence M. Artenian of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP
Case: Bryan v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
No.1 in: Disability Discrimination
$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.
No.1 in: Wrongful Death
$45,125,008.00
Attorneys: Ram Fletcher of Bohn & Fletcher LLP
Case: Achilli v. Garcia, et al.
No.1 in: Murder
$37,452,199.00
Attorneys: Alexander Swanson, Beth A. Vidal, Caitlin G. Dudley, Dana L. Craig, Ethan D. Dettmer, Ethan Dettmer, Gareth Evans, Gareth T. Evans, Heather L. Richardson, Jennifer L. Boulton, Michael Holecek, Richard J. Doren of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Joseph R. Podraza, Jr., Richard A. Sprague of Sprague & Sprague; Christopher T. Heffelfinger, Joseph J. Tabacco, Jr., Matthew D. Pearson of Berman DeValerio
Case: Aetna Life Insurance Co. vs. Bay Area Surgical Management LLC et al
No.1 in: Fraud
$26,953,169.50
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc.
No.1 in: Construction Accident, Product Liability
$26,000,000.00
Attorneys: Victor L. George, Elvis Tran of Law Office of Victor L. George
Case: Zisette v. Starline Tours of Hollywood, et al.
No.1 in: Bus Accident
$25,000,000.00
Attorneys: James A. Ardaiz, John G. Michael, Peter G. Fashing of Baker Manock & Jensen PC
Case: Rio Mesa Holdings L.L.C. v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
No.1 in: Insurance Bad Faith
$23,665,931.00
Attorneys: Donald G. Liddy, Paula Jovell of Liddy Law Firm; Nicholas M. Hutchinson, Thomas J. Johnston of Johnston & Hutchinson LLP
Case: Guilmette v. City of Los Angeles
No.1 in: Motorcycle Accident
$22,588,041.00
Attorneys: Alan R. Templeman, Brett C. Templeman, John H. Howard of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case: McCoy v. California Department of Transportation
No.1 in: Premises Liability
$21,897,283.00
Attorneys: Duane C. Miller, Michael D. Axline, Daniel Boone, Justin M. Massey, Dave E. Blum, Bryan B. Barnhart, Tracey L. O'Reilly of Miller, Axline & Sawyer
Case: City of Clovis v. Shell Oil Company
No.1 in: Pollution
$21,657,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Haytham Faraj of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC
Case: Danielle Laws v. Chen
No.1 in: Moped Accident
$20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Anne C. Costin of Costin Law Inc.; Christopher B. Dolan, Ghazaleh Modarresi of Dolan Law PC
Case: Williams v. Wyndham Vacation Ownership
No.1 in: Wrongful Termination
$18,070,000.00
Attorneys: Jay E. Stuemke, Stuart Purdy of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Case: Depoian v. American International Industries, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Asbestos Exposure
$15,569,890.00
Attorneys: Richard E. Donahoo of Donahoo & Associates
Case: Ramirez v. MetLife
No.1 in: Consumer Fraud
$14,815,494.00
Attorneys: Mark W. Poe, Randolph Gaw, Victor Meng of Gaw Poe LLP
Case: Trendsettah USA Inc. v. Swisher International Inc.
No.1 in: Antitrust Law Violation
$13,935,550.00
Attorneys: Rahul Ravipudi, Thomas A. Schultz, Erika Contreras of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Newland v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
No.1 in: Pedestrian Accident
$11,980,000.00
Attorneys: Karen H. Kahn, Mark T. Baller, Peter W. Alfert of Hinton Alfert & Kahn LLP
Case: Hukill, et al v. California Department of Transportation
No.1 in: Duty to Warn, Work Accident
$9,500,000.00
Attorneys: Claire Y. Choo, Kristine K. Meredith, Michael S. Danko, Shawn R. Miller of Danko Meredith
Case: Estate of Chandler v. State of California
No.1 in: Bicycle Accident
$8,516,000.00
Attorneys: Maryann P. Gallagher of Law Offices of Maryann P. Gallagher
Case: Torres v. B.E. Aerospace Inc.
No.1 in: Age Discrimination
$8,420,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher W. Arledge, William J. O'Brien of One LLP; John D. Vandenberg, Klaus H. Hamm, Kristin L. Cleveland, Salumeh R. Loesch of Klarquist Sparkman LLP
Case: Operation Technology, Inc. v. CYME International T & D, Inc.
No.1 in: False Advertising
$8,050,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Taylor, Natalie L. Weatherford of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case: Antonia M. vs. Pomona Unified School District
No.1 in: Negligent Supervision, Sexual Assault
$7,396,432.00
Attorneys: Aaron Osten, Mark T. Quigley, Scott H. Carr of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Carla V. Minnard of The Minnard Law Firm
Case: Jafa-Bodden v. Choudhury
No.1 in: Sexual Harassment
$7,393,540.00
Attorneys: V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law; Kaveh Navab of Navab Law; Ryann E. Hall of Bohm Law Group
Case: Yowan Yang v. Actionet Inc.
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment
$6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case: Dolak v. City of Torrance et al.
No.1 in: Excessive Force
$5,700,000.00
Attorneys: Robert H. Marcereau, II of Marcereau & Nazif
Case: Peters v. Easter
No.1 in: Wrongful Imprisonment
$5,276,306.00
Attorneys: Edward M. Bull, III, Kurt L. Micklow of Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP; Lindsay R. McKasson, Philip R. Weltin of Weltin, Streb & Weltin LLP
Case: Holzhauer v. Golden Gate Bridge
No.1 in: Watercraft Accident
$5,004,976.00
Attorneys: Carol A. Squire, David H. Robinson, Kamala D. Harris, Michael P. Cayaban, Phillip M. Hoos of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection v. Paradise Associates Inc.
No.1 in: Property Damage
$3,574,753.00
Attorneys: Alice W. Wong, Jerry L. Chong of Law Offices of Jerry L. Chong and Alice W. Wong; Aron K. Liang, Lisa P. Mak of Minami Tamaki LLP
Case: Hagadorn v. County of Sacramento
No.1 in: Gender Discrimination
$3,330,808.00
Attorneys: Terrence F. Riley of Law Offices of Terrence F. Riley
Case: Givehand v. Le, M.D.
No.1 in: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice
$3,179,638.00
Attorneys: Abraham Dervishian, Erik Zograbian, John Ksajikian, John Ksajkian of D & Z Law Group, LLP
Case: Chakarian v. Jack in the Box Inc.
No.1 in: Slip and Fall
$2,102,884.00
Attorneys: Terry J. Chapko of Law Office of Terry J. Chapko; Alyssa K. Schabloski, David M. deRubertis, Helen U. Kim of The deRubertis Law Firm, APC
Case: Hernandez v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co.
No.1 in: Disability Discrimination
$1,734,167.08
Attorneys: Otto L. Haselhoff of Law Offices of Otto L. Haselhoff, PC; Guy Levy of Law Offices of Guy Levy & Associates, Inc.
Case: Hurley-Giddens v. Target Corporation
No.1 in: Trip and Fall

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