Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2016

Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Texas 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 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2016) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in Texas 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: $1,041,361,648.00
Attorneys: W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm; Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault; Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; Khaldoun A. Baghdadi of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case: Andrews., et al. v. DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Negligent Misrepresentation; Product Liability
2
Amount: $625,600,000.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Parker, R. Christopher Bunt, Charles L. Ainsworth of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.; T. John Ward, Jr., Claire Abernathy Henry of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC; Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry, Jason D. Cassady, Justin T. Nemunaitis of Caldwell Cassady & Curry
Case: Virnetx Inc., et al. v. Apple Inc.
Type: Patent Infringement
3
Amount: $502,043,908.00
Attorneys: W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm; Ernest H. Cannon of Ernest Cannon & Associates; Larry P. Boyd, Wayne Fisher, Justin Presnal of Fisher, Boyd, Johnson & Huguenard LLP; Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett Beard & Arsenault; Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
Case: Aoki v. Depuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Negligent Misrepresentation; Product Liability
4
Amount: $146,000,000.00
Attorneys: Chrysta Castaneda of The Castaneda Firm; Michael P. Lynn of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Case: Mesa Petroleum Partners LP vs. Baytech LLP, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
5
Amount: $142,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert D. Crain of Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Case: Estate of Lytle v. Hat Ballou Inc., et al.
Type: Wrongful Termination; Day-Care Center; Negligent Supervision
6
Amount: $124,496,994.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey G. Wigington, Joseph M. Dunn, R. Reagan Sahadi of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair, LLP; Fidel Rodriguez, Jr., Manuel C. Maltos of Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr.; Daniel V. Pozza of Pozza & Whyte, PLLC
Case: Rivera v. Volkswagen, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Defective Design; Product Liability
7
Amount: $77,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jamil N. Alibhai, Kelly P. Chen, Robert D. McCutcheon, William A. Munck, Jessica L. Spaniol, Jordan C. Strauss of Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Case: Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. v. Intersil Corp.
Type: Patent Infringement
8
Amount: $54,900,000.00
Attorneys: Tony Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm
Case: Ortega v. Ruvalcaba
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
9
Amount: $53,852,558.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Gibson, Casey L. Jordan of The Gibson Law Firm; Peter M. Kelly of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Case: Estate of Garcia v. Manhattan Vaughn JVP
Type: Wrongful Death; Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
10
Amount: $43,214,515.83
Attorneys: Geoffrey L. Harrison, William R.H. Merrill, Ashley L. McMillian, Abigail C. Noebels of Susman Godfrey
Case: Apache Deepwater LLC v. W&T Offshore, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
11
Amount: $40,650,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Pezzulli of Holmes Firm PC; Douglas D. Mulder of Douglas D. Mulder Inc.
Case: M.E. v. Arreola
Type: Personal Injury; Assault and Battery
12
Amount: $37,945,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin W. Liles, Stuart R. White of Liles White PLLC; Philip G. Bernal of Ketterman Rowland & Westlund
Case: Jazmin-Galindo, et al. v. Oreilly Auto Enterprises LLC, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Car Accident
13
Amount: $34,438,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey T. Embry and George P. Cowden, IV, of Hossley & Embry, LLP
Case: Hinson v. Dorel Juvenile Group
Type: Personal Injury; Failure to Warn; Product Liability
14
Amount: $23,113,400.00
Attorneys: Dan L. Wyde, Hunter A. Nunn, Read H. Reily of Wyde & Associates
Case: Moss, et al. v. Princip, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
15
Amount: $22,100,000.00
Attorneys: Edward R. Nelson, III of Nelson Bumgardner, P.C.; Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry of Caldwell Cassady & Curry; J. Wesley Hill of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
Case: Cellular Comm. Equip. v. Apple Inc.
Type: Patent Infringement
16
Amount: $19,700,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher S. Hamilton, Stephen T. Blackburn of Standly Hamilton
Case: Clark, et al. v. Burris MD., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Medical Malpractice
17
Amount: $18,600,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew B. Sommerman, Alexandria M. Risinger of Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP
Case: Bell v. Genter
Type: Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
18
Amount: $17,720,000.00
Attorneys: Vuk S. Vujasinovic of VB Attorneys; Peter M. Kelly of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Case: Suarez, et al. v. Baylor University, et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
19
Amount: $17,470,000.00
Attorneys: J. Thomas Rhodes, III, Robert E. Brzezinski, Erin J. Oglesby of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; August C. Toudouze of Toudouze Law
Case: A.J.L., Pro Ami v. Ninja Jump Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
20
Amount: $17,100,000.00
Attorneys: Rodger D. Young, Jaye Quadrozzi of Young & Associates, Inc.
Case: Arthrex Inc. v. Smith & Nephew Inc., et al.
Type: Patent Infringement
21
Amount: $15,807,875.00
Attorneys: Sean E. Breen of Howry Breen & Herman L.L.P.; Craig A. Nevelow of Wright & Greenhill P.C.
Case: Nester v. Textron Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Product Liability
22
Amount: $13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mark A. Lemley of Durie Tangri, LLP
Case: Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC v. Silver Spring Networks Inc.
Type: Patent Infringement
23
Amount: $11,500,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas A. Crosley, Charlie C. Gustin of Crosley Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Menchaca v. NTE Houston I LLC
Type: Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
24
Amount: $10,900,000.00
Attorneys: Frank L. Branson, Eugene A. Brooker, Jr., Quentin Brogdon of Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.; Spencer P. Browne of Reyes Browne Reilley
Case: Estates of Stanley & Hahn v. Cardinal Bus Co., et al.
Type: Wrongful Death; Bus Accident
25
Amount: $9,291,570.00
Attorneys: Corey F. Wehmeyer, Benjamin G. Robertson, Katy I. Pier Moore of Santoyo, Moore, Wehmeyer, P.C.
Case: US Enercorp Ltd. v. SDC Montana Bakken Exploration LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
26
Amount: $8,900,000.00
Attorneys: D. Dean Boyd of Attorney Dean Boyd; F. Leighton Durham of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Case: Tunnell v. Archer
Type: Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
27
Amount: $8,200,000.00
Attorneys: Deron R. Dacus, Shannon M. Dacus of The Dacus Firm; Douglas M. Kubehl, Jeffrey D. Baxter, Roshan S. Mansinghani, Timothy J. Calloway, Vernon E. Evans of Baker Botts LLP
Case: Genband US, et al. v. Metaswitch Networks
Type: Patent Infringement
28
Amount: $7,600,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin L. Hall, III of The Hall Law Firm; Adrian V. Villacorta of The Villacorta Law Firm, P.C.
Case: S.V.Z. v. Solis, et al.
Type: Sexual Abuse; Negligent Supervision
29
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Alan M. Fisch of Fisch Sigler LLP
Case: Imperium IP Holdings v. Samsung Electronics, et al.
Type: Patent Infringement
30
Amount: $6,844,543.00
Attorneys: Carrie P. Kitner, Kenneth B. Chaiken, Robert L. Chaiken of Chaiken & Chaiken; Jeffrey S. Levinger of Levinger, PC
Case: Fortner v. The Heart Hospital, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
31
Amount: $5,759,055.00
Attorneys: R. Ritch Roberts of Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl
Case: Sting Soccer Group, et al. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank
Type: Breach of Contract
32
Amount: $5,316,869.00
Attorneys: John Zavitsanos, Adam A. Milasincic, Nathan B. Campbell of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Case: Professional Janitorial Service of Houston Inc. v. Service Employees International Union Local 5
Type: Defamation
33
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joe House of House Perron & House, PLLC
Case: Quantum Fitness v. Cybex International
Type: Breach of Contract
34
Amount: $4,811,283.00
Attorneys: Jason W. Snell, Andrea M. Bergia of The Snell Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Salter, et al. v. O'Reilly, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
35
Amount: $4,448,496.00
Attorneys: G. Jerrell Wise of Daniel Stark Law, P.C.
Case: Phelix v. Arguello, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
36
Amount: $4,244,949.00
Attorneys: Robert C. Lane, Jack D. Kitchen of The Lane Law Firm, PLLC
Case: SR Residence LLC v. Commercial Ins. Solutions Grp. LP., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
37
Amount: $4,216,665.00
Attorneys: Bernard T. Klimist, Jhiela M. Poynter of The Law Offices of Bernard T. Klimist
Case: Hidlinger v. Lawhorn
Type: Wrongful Death; Truck v. Motorcycle Accident;
38
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Alexander C.D. Giza, C. Mitchell Hendy, Padraic W. Foran of Hueston Hennigan LLP; D. Jeffrey Rambin, Elizabeth L. DeRieux, S. Calvin Capshaw of Capshaw DeRieux, LLP
Case: Core Wireless Licensing. v. LG Electronics, et al.
Type: Patent Infringement
39
Amount: $3,211,500.00
Attorneys: Juan S. Palacios, Jr. of JSPalacios PLLC; Gustavo L. Acevedo, Jr. of Law Offices of Gustavo L. Acevedo, Jr.
Case: Campos v. Donna Independent School District, et al.
Type: Employment; Retaliation
40
Amount: $3,140,000.00
Attorneys: David E. Dunham, Isabelle M. Antongiorgi of Taylor Dunham & Rodriguez, LLP; Larry R. Veselka of Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka, LLP
Case: Griffiths v. Golivina, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
41
Amount: $3,098,197.00
Attorneys: William K. Adams, Thomas A. Adams, IV of The Adams Law Firm; Peter M. Kelly of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Case: Garcia v. Jensen
Type: Personal Injury; Truck v. Pedestrian Accident
42
Amount: $2,955,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel M.L. Hernandez, Daniel R. Hernandez of Hernandez Law Firm P.C.; Timothy L. Culberson of The Culberson Law Office PLLC
Case: Myers v. Montgomery Trucking Co., et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Motor Vehicle Accident; Negligence in Employment
43
Amount: $2,700,000.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Talaska of The Talaska Law Firm, PLLC
Case: Leal v. Northeast OB/GYN Assoc., et al.
Type: Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
44
Amount: $2,583,355.00
Attorneys: Jay K. Gray, Andrew A. Bergman of Bergman Gray LLP
Case: Habeeb, et al. v. Baker, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract; Landlord/Tenant
45
Amount: $2,028,000.00
Attorneys: C. Jay Chung, Marc A. Fenster, Adam S. Hoffman, Brian D. Ledahl, Reza Mirzaie of Russ August & Kabat; Kayvan B. Noroozi of Noroozi, P.C.; S. Calvin Capshaw, Elizabeth L. DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux, LLP
Case: Core Wireless Licensing SARL v. LG Electronics Inc., et al.
Type: Patent Infringement
46
Amount: $1,980,500.00
Attorneys: Daniel J.T. Sciano, Dennis O. Moore of Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.; David J. Baluk of Shrader & Associates, LLP
Case: McBurnett v. Slay Transportation Co. Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
47
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jim S. Hart, Steven J. Kherkher of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP
Case: Ghan v. Manheim Remarketing, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident
48
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Itkin of Arnold & Itkin, LLP
Case: Barnes v. United Parcel Services
Type: Wrongful Death; Workplace Negligence
49
Amount: $1,498,000.00
Attorneys: Mark D. Pierce of Slack & Davis, LLP
Case: Sajib v. Global Aviation Service Inc.
Type: Personal Injury; Aviation Accident
50
Amount: $1,452,500.00
Attorneys: Gregory Q. Fibich of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson
Case: Nguyen, et al. v. Barajas, et al.
Type: Personal Injury; Car Accident

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