Top 50 Verdicts in Missouri in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in Missouri in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of Missouri 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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1
Amount: $72,000,000.00
Attorneys: James G. Onder, W. Wylie Blair, Michael J. Quillin, Stephanie L. Rados of OnderLaw, LLC; Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm, PLLC; Timothy W. Porter, Patrick Malouf, John T. Givens of Porter & Malouf, P.A.; Ted G. Meadows, Jere L. Beasley of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case: Fox v. Johnson & Johnson
Type: Wrongful Death; Talc Exposure; Product Liability
2
Amount: $70,075,000.00
Attorneys: James G. Onder, William W. Blair, Stephanie L. Rados, Michael J. Quillin of OnderLaw, LLC; R. Allen Smith, Jr. of The Smith Law Firm, PLLC; Timothy W. Porter, Patrick C. Malouf, John T. Givens of Porter & Malouf, P.A.; Ted G. Meadows of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case: Giannecchini v. Johnson & Johnson
Type: Wrongful Death; Product Liability
3
Amount: $55,000,000.00
Attorneys: James G. Onder, W. Wylie Blair, Michael J. Quillin, Stephanie L. Rados of OnderLaw, LLC; R. Allen Smith, Jr. of The Smith Law Firm, PLLC; Timothy W. Porter; Patrick C. Malouf; John T. Givens of Porter & Malouf, P.A.; Ted G. Meadows of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case: Ristesund v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
4
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
5
Amount: $37,500,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy E. Dollar; Thomas J. Hershewe of Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C.
Case: Holdeman v. Stratman., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident
6
Amount: $20,600,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth B. McClain, Lauren E. McClain of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain
Case: Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
7
Amount: $20,450,000.00
Attorneys: Dennis E. Egan of Popham Law Firm, P.C.; Kevin Baldwin of Baldwin & Vernon, LLC
Case: Miller v. American Family Mutual Insurance
Type: Wrongful Termination; Pregnancy Discrimination
8
Amount: $17,600,000.00
Attorneys: John G. Simon, Timothy M. Cronin, Johnny M. Simon of The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Koon v. Walden, M.D., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Improper Dosage of Medication; Medical Malpractice
9
Amount: $13,800,000.00
Attorneys: Brett T. Votava, Todd M. Johnson, Andrew J. Nantz of Votava Nantz & Johnson, LLC
Case: Coleman v. Comcast of Missouri., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
10
Amount: $11,508,022.00
Attorneys: Theodore H. Hoffman, Steven M. Gelfman of Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys P.C.
Case: R.H., Pro ami v. Saint Louis University
Type: Personal Injury; Hospital Malpractice
11
Amount: $10,125,892.00
Attorneys: Kenneth D. Kinney, Kirk D. Holman of Holman Schiavone, LLC
Case: Gentry v. Orkin L.L.C., et al.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Retaliation
12
Amount: $6,300,000.00
Attorneys: Louis C. Accurso, Burt S. Haigh, Clayton E. Gillette of The Accurso Law Firm
Case: Ross v. Jeschke AG Service L.L.C.
Type: Personal Injury; Truck Accident
13
Amount: $5,200,000.00
Attorneys: Todd I.Muchnick, Aaron D. Haber, of Muchnick & Haber, LC
Case: Martinez v. Kilroy's Family Cafe, et al.
Type: Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
14
Amount: $4,165,000.00
Attorneys: Jay E. Stuemke, Hutton W. Sentell, Darren P. McDowell, Rachel C. Moussa of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC; Randy L. Gori, Barry Julian of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Case: Estate of Urbach v. The Okonite Company Inc.
Type: Wrongful Death; Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
15 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jennifer L. Suttmoeller, Leonard P. Cervantes of Cervantes & Associates, P.C.
Case: Callaway v. Tenet Health System SL
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
15 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Alex R. Lumaghi, William T. Dowd of Dowd & Dowd, P.C.; Mark L. Floyd of The Floyd Law Firm; Michael D. Cerulo, , Todd M. Johnson of Baty, Holm, Numrich & Otto, P.C.
Case: Estate of Moore v. Police Officer Kaminski., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Excessive Force; Negligent Supervision
16
Amount: $2,875,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory A. Rich, Jerome J. Dobson, Nicole A. Matlock of Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Case: Kerr v. Missouri Veterans Commission., et al.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Gender Discrimination/ Age Discrimination; Retaliation
17
Amount: $2,788,381.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Johnson, Brian Johnston of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci
Case: King v. Litton & Giddings Radiological Associates P.C., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
18
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: David B. Owens, Jonathan I. Loevy, Roshna Bala Keen of Loevy & Loevy; Richard K. Dowd, Alex R. Lumaghi of Dowd & Dowd, P.C.
Case: Holmes v. Police Officer Garrett, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Malicious Prosecution; Law Enforcement
19
Amount: $2,443,210.00
Attorneys: John S. Steward of Steward Law Firm L.L.C; Cyrus Dashtaki of Dashtaki Law Firm, LLC
Case: Secic v. Board of Police Commissioners of The City of St.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
20
Amount: $2,400,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory L. Shevlin of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer & Shevlin, Ltd.
Case: Goodman Deceased v. Kilroy Was Here LLC
Type: Wrongful Death; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
21
Amount: $2,310,000.00
Attorneys: John W. Roe, Mark H. Epstein of Roe & Epstein, LLP
Case: City of Lee's Summit v. South Pelle Assets., et al.
Type: Property Rights; Eminent Domain
22
Amount: $2,250,000.00
Attorneys: W. Bevis Schock of Schock Law; Hugh A. Eastwood of Hugh A. Eastwood, Attorney at Law; Michael J. Fagras of The Lampin Law Firm
Case: S.M. v. Lincoln County, Missouri
Type: Civil Rights Violation; Sexual Assault; Negligent Supervision
23
Amount: $1,650,000.00
Attorneys: Jason L. Bush, Eric E. Packel, Phillip Zeeck, Brian J. Zickefoose of Polsinelli PC
Case: Travois Inc. v. VitalSpirit., et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty/ Tortious Interference
24
Amount: $1,591,287.00
Attorneys: Nicholas F. Sullivan, Richard J. Gilloon of Erickson & Sederstrom; Kevin D. Weakley of Wallace Saunders
Case: Aly v. Hanzada for Imp. & Exp. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract
25
Amount: $1,520,821.00
Attorneys: Mark A. Buchanan of Law Office of Mark A. Buchanan; Steven B. Garner, Jeffrey M. Bauer, Nick Smart of Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C.
Case: Kim v. Mercy Clinic Springfield Cmtys.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Breach of Contract
26
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Debbie J. Blakely, Gene P. Graham of White, Graham, Buckley & Carr, LLC; David A. Lunceford of The Lunceford Law Firm; Martin M. Meyers of The Meyers Law Firm, LC
Case: Hesse v. Missouri Department of Corrections
Type: Retaliation/Gender Discrimination
27
Amount: $1,479,499.00
Attorneys: Todd H. Bartels, Robert V. Spake, Jr.,, Joshua M. Emberton of Polsinelli PC
Case: Info-Data Servs. v. National Research Ctr. for Coll. & Univ. Admissions
Type: Breach of Contract
28
Amount: $1,203,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy J. Gallagher, Matthew R. Davis of Gallagher Davis, LLP
Case: Wei v. Warrick., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
29
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lyle M. Gregory of Gregory & Associates, PLLC; John W. Stapleton Jr., of Stapleton Law Firm
Case: Moody v. Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
30
Amount: $965,000.00
Attorneys: Robert W. Schmieder II, Bradley M. Lakin of SL Chapman LLC; Thomas J. Lech of Law Offices of H. Carl Runge Jr.,
Case: Kuegler v. Chapman., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
31
Amount: $900,000.00
Attorneys: Brianne Thomas, Mark Parrish, Jason Iezzi of Boyd, Kenter, Thomas & Parrish, LLC
Case: Salter v. Northeast Distribution Center Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Trip and Fall; Premises Liability
32
Amount: $806,075.00
Attorneys: Anne W. Schiavone, Kathleen M. Dunnegan of Holman Schiavone, LLC; Amy P. Maloney of Maloney O’Laughlin, LLC
Case: Baldridge v. Kansas City Public Schools
Type: Disability Discrimination/Hostile Work Environment
33 (tie)
Amount: $800,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel J. Bruntrager of Bruntrager & Billings, P.C.; Timothy W. Monsees, Phillip R. Martens of Monsees & Mayer, P.C.; Brent Lance of Lance Law Firm
Case: Pitman v. Ameristep Corp.., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
33 (tie)
Amount: $800,000.00
Attorneys: Bradley W. Cundiff of Coyne, Cundiff & Hillemann, PC
Case: Wood v. Vandeven
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
34
Amount: $751,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin A. Stringer, Timothy A. Ricker of Hall Ansley, P.C.
Case: Yerra, M.D. v. Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities
Type: Wrongful Termination; Retaliation
35
Amount: $747,582.00
Attorneys: Eric W. Smith, Rik N. Siro, Athena M. Dickson, Raymond A. Dake of Siro Smith Dickson PC
Case: Scully Iii v. Hickman Mills C-1 School District
Type: Retaliation/ Age Discrimination
36
Amount: $680,734.00
Attorneys: Andrew C. Schendel of Castle Law Office
Case: Estate of Friday v. Police Officer Mcclure., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Gun Shot; Government Negligence
37
Amount: $602,945.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. Hohn, Matthew S. Bober, Todd A. Rowden, Patrick Morales-Doyle of Thompson Coburn LLP
Case: Missouri Soybean Merch. Council v. AgBorn Genetics
Type: Breach of Contract
38
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Phillip A. Tatlow, Jeffrey A. Herman of Bollwerk Tatlow LLC; Mark H. Zoole of Mark H. Zoole, P.C.
Case: Fletcher v. Police Officer Tomlinson., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Excessive Force
39
Amount: $507,000.00
Attorneys: Douglas B. Rudman, Derek M. Rudman of Rudman & Smith LLC
Case: Ball v. Allied Physicians Group L.L.C. ., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
40
Amount: $449,677.00
Attorneys: Curtis E. Woods, Jason R. Scheiderer, Robert J. Morrison of Denton US L.L.P; Troy L. Dietrich of Griffin, Dietrich & Elliott
Case: Transource Missouri v. Crabtree Family Holdings., et al.
Type: Eminent Domain Abuse
41
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Robert C. Sullivan, Bianca T. Sullivan, Edmund T. Shine of Sullivan Law LLC
Case: Barrish v. Sky's Limit Fitness L.L.C.., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Professional Negligence
42
Amount: $367,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan C. Berns, Meredith S. Berwick of Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Case: Horn v. Saint Louis University
Type: Personal Injury; Discrimination/ Retaliation/Hostile Work Environment
43
Amount: $360,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy C. Gaarder, Wes Shumate of Davis Bethune & Jones
Case: Dubinsky v. Local Tv Holdings L.L.C.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
44
Amount: $343,197.00
Attorneys: Daniel L. Doyle, Jordon T. Stanley, Sean M. Sturdivan of Sanders Warren Russell & Scheer LLP
Case: O'geay v. Blue Ridge Imports Inc.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Retaliation
45 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin D. Case, David V. Cascio, Ryan J. Loehr of Case Linden P.C.
Case: Medical Plaza One v. Davis., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
45 (tie)
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey W. Garrett of Garrett Law KC
Case: Aguilera v. East Attucks Community Housing Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Trip and Fall; Premises Liability
46
Amount: $297,650.00
Attorneys: Brian S. Love, Jerome J. Dobson, Gregory A. Rich of Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, LLP
Case: Zerr v. St. Charles County, Missouri
Type: Wrongful Termination; Hostile Work Environment/Disability Discrimination
47
Amount: $270,364.00
Attorneys: Martin M. Meyers, Kevin A. Jones, Leonard A. Stephens of The Meyers Law Firm, LC
Case: Hafiz v. Kansas City, Missouri School District
Type: Religious Discrimination/Retaliation
48
Amount: $249,000.00
Attorneys: Dennis E. Egan of Popham Law Firm, P.C.; Mark A. Buchanan of Law Office of Mark A. Buchanan; Anthony L. DeWitt of Bartimus Frickleton Robertson & Rader
Case: Ray v. School District of Jefferson City, Missouri
Type: Wrongful Termination; Gender Discrimination
49
Amount: $227,956.00
Attorneys: John C. Whitfield of Whitfield, Bryson & Mason
Case: McAfee v. Lopatin
Type: Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
50
Amount: $164,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas E. Schwartz of Holloran Schwartz & Gaertner LLP
Case: Hoffstetter v. Hoffman
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident

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