Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2016

Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2016.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another verdict should be on this list, please contact us today.

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: $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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
Amount: $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
Type: Fraud
11
Amount: $30,400,000.00
Attorneys: Heather N. Fugitt, Joe C. Liu, Krista S. Schwartz, Nathaniel P. Garrett, Patrick T. Michael, Robert A. Mittelstaedt of Jones Day
Case: Synopsys Inc. vs. Atoptech Inc.
Type: Copyright Infringement
12
Amount: $29,062,351.00
Attorneys: Olivier A. Taillieu of The Dominguez Firm
Case: J.P., pro ami Rojas v. Sunde
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
13
Amount: $27,794,805.00
Attorneys: Lily Y. Li, Matthew K. Wegner, William J. Brown, Jr. of Brown Wegner McNamara LLP; Brant C. Martin of Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP
Case: Nuvasive Inc. v. Madsen Medical Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
14
Amount: $26,953,169.50
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Construction Accident; Product Liability
15
Amount: $26,000,000.00
Attorneys: Victor L. George, Elvis Tran
Case: Zisette v. Starline Tours of Hollywood, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Bus Accident
16
Amount: $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
Type: Insurance Bad Faith
17
Amount: $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
Type: Wrongful Death; Motorcycle Accident
18
Amount: $23,219,000.00
Attorneys: Chad S. Hummel, David R. Carpenter, Eric B. Schwartz of Sidley Austin LLP; Emil Petrossian, Mandana Massoumi, Robert H. Platt of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Case: Mount Olympus Mortgage Company v. Anderson
Type: Fraud
19
Amount: $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
Type: Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident; Premises Liability
20
Amount: $22,114,142.00
Attorneys: Alan D. Zuckerbrod of Wilk, Auslander, LLP
Case: Good Hill Master Fund LP et al. v. Deutche Bank AG
Type: Breach of Contract

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