Top 50 Settlements in Texas in 2016

Top 50 Settlements in Texas in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in Texas in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$50,000,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick K. Sweeten, David A. Talbot, Pedro Perez, Nanette DiNunzio, Jacob A. Petry, Gabriella Gonzalez, Raymond G. Olah of Texas Attorney General's Office
Case:State of Texas v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc., et al.
Type:Fraud & Misrepresentation; Consumer Protection
2
Amount:$32,700,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin C. Mizer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:United States ex rel. Daniel v. Vibra Healthcare LLC
Type:Qui Tam; Healthcare Fraud
3
Amount:$27,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert E. Ammons, April A. Strahan of The Ammons Law Firm LLP; James R. Dunnam of Dunnam & Dunnam, LLP
Case:Juandiego v. Sanderson Farms Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
4
Amount:$19,500,000.00
Attorneys:Patricia Stein of Texas Attorney General's Office
Case:State of Texas v. Bristol-Myers Squibb
Type:Fraud
5
Amount:$11,500,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin N. Colquitt, Meagan Martin of Standly Hamilton; Charles S. Siegel, Loren Jacobson, Caitlyn E. Silhan of Waters, Kraus & Paul; Anthony Taibi, Michael A. Kornbluth of Taibi Kornbluth Law Group, PA; Jeffrey A. Newman of The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates
Case:USA ex rel. Sullivan, et al. v. Atrium Medical Corp.
Type:Qui Tam; False Claims Act; Anti-Kickback Statute
6
Amount:$10,045,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth L. Loeb of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:USA v. Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC
Type:Clean Air Act Violation
7
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel E. Zytnick, Patrick R. Runkle of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:USA v. Goodman Co. LP
Type:Consumer Protection
8
Amount:$5,200,000.00
Attorneys:Mitchell J. Katz, Danielle Estrada, Melissa Dickey of Federal Trade Commission
Case:FTC v. Hold Billing Services Ltd., et al.
Type:Fraud
9
Amount:$4,900,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Cruden of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:United States of America v. Kirby Inland Marine L.P
Type:Pollution
10
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Cruden of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:United States of America v. KTX Limited., et al.
Type:Pollution
11
Amount:$3,075,000.00
Attorneys:Bob Wells of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case:United States Ex Rel. Malcolm v. Elite Lab Services LLC., et al.
Type:Qui Tam; Fraud
12
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin C. Mizer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:U.S. EX REL. Ponzio v. Rabintex Industries LTD.
Type:Qui Tam; Defense contract
13
Amount:$2,050,000.00
Attorneys:Sam Reyes of Reyes Law Firm; Derrick S. Boyd, G. Alan Powers of Boyd Powers and Williamson
Case:Estate of Dokey v. SPF Castro Trucking L.L.C. Enrique Castro Trucking., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Truck Accident
14 (tie)
Amount:$2,025,000.00
Attorneys:Charlene C. Koonce, Mitch Little of Scheef & Stone, L.L.P
Case:Crawford Receiver v. Forex Capital Markets LLC
Type:Fraud
14 (tie)
Amount:$2,025,000.00
Attorneys:David Sullivan, Patrick Runkle of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:United States of America v. GNC Holdings Inc.
Type:Product Liability
15
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:D. Bradley Kizzia of Kizzia Johnson PLLC
Case:Carlton v. Haynes
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
16
Amount:$1,163,660.00
Attorneys:Brandon Gleason, J. Hamp Skelton of Skelton & Woody
Case:Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. v. HWY 3 MHP L.L.C
Type:Breach of Contract
17
Amount:$1,042,000.00
Attorneys:Rodolfo L. Sustaita of Equal Employment Opportunity Comission; Melissa A. Moore of Moore & Associates
Case:EEOC v. Lawler Foods Inc.
Type:Class Action; Race Discrimination
18 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Rick Freeman of Rick Freeman P.C; J. Hamilton Rial of Johnson Rial & Parker PC; John Ragland of Ragland Law Firm, LLC
Case:Estate of Harrison v. Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
18 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Samples of Samples Ames PLLC
Case:Estate of Mcgehee v. Batts., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
18 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stuart R. White of Liles White PLLC
Case:The Estate of Gonzalez v. Jaime Estrada, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
19
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Robyn Hanson of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:United States of America v. Sunoco Pipeline LP
Type:Toxic Exposure
20
Amount:$802,500.00
Attorneys:Allen C. Rudy., Jr., G. Leroy Street of Street & Rudy L.L.C
Case:Glenn v. Shuey
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Fraud
21
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:R. Talmadge Hammock of Hammock Law Firm, PLLC
Case:Huckaby and Newberry v. The Bal Harbour Association
Type:Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
22
Amount:$725,000.00
Attorneys:Hector Ruiz, Karen Ruckert, Jennifer Swedish & Alisa Philo of U.S. Department of Justice; Ann E. Cruce-Haag of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case:United States of America v. Lubbock Texas
Type:Race Discrimination
23
Amount:$645,000.00
Attorneys:Jason B. McMinn, Justin D. McMinn of McMinn Law Firm
Case:Pro ami, Flores v. Boyle, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident/ Pedestrian Accident
24
Amount:$625,000.00
Attorneys:Allison S. Hartry, Lawrence Morales, II of The Morales Firm, P.C
Case:Casanova., et al. vs. Gold's Texas Holdings Group., et al.
Type:Fair Labor Standards Act Violation; Employer's Liability
25
Amount:$500,000.00
Attorneys:Peter E. Ferraro of The Ferraro Law Firm, PC
Case:Takota Corp. v. Reitmeyer & Assocs.
Type:Breach of Contract; Fraud
26
Amount:$498,279.00
Attorneys:Don H. Magee, Michael A. Wren of McGinnis Lochridge
Case:PlainsCapital Bank v. CTCC L.L.C., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
27
Amount:$475,000.00
Attorneys:Max Lapertosa, Michael Lockhart, Alissa Humphrey, Christopher McGreal, Todd Hicks, Garth A. Corbett, Laura Odom, Sean A. Jackson of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:United States of America., et al. v. City of Beaumont Texas.
Type:Disability Discrimination
28
Amount:$465,000.00
Attorneys:Domingo A. Garcia of Law Office of Domingo Garcia, P.C.
Case:Estate of Jaimes v. Highway Technologies Inc.
Type:Wrongful Death; Work Accident
29
Amount:$450,536.00
Attorneys:Kemp W. Gorthey, Kendall L. Bryant of The Gorthey Law Firm; William C. Pollard of William C. Pollard, Attorney and Counselor
Case:Rosengarten, Smith & Assocs. v. 360Factors Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
30
Amount:$440,000.00
Attorneys:Rogge Dunn of Clouse Dunn LLP
Case:Patricia Hahn v. Scott Davidson M.D
Type:Personal Injury; Assault and Battery; Sexual Harassment
31
Amount:$428,311.00
Attorneys:Garret C. Greak of Greak Law P.C.
Case:Dial Lubricants Inc. v. Schmidt Land Servs. Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Quantum Meruit
32
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Scott W. Wert of Bailey & Galyen
Case:Edwards v. Hearn, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Watercraft Accident
33
Amount:$364,393.00
Attorneys:Glenn S. Orman, Michael T. Cooke of Friedman Suder & Cooke PC
Case:XTO Energy Inc. v. Southern Energy Fund I, LP
Type:Breach of Contract
34
Amount:$334,739.00
Attorneys:J. Steve Mostyn of Mostyn Law Firm
Case:Candelario Fuentes and Maria Fuentes v. State Farm Lloyds
Type:Insurance Bad Faith
35
Amount:$310,000.00
Attorneys:Rudy Beuttenmuller of Thomas, Cinclair & Beuttenmuller, P.C.
Case:Madison Partners v. Jones
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty
36 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Keith C. Purdue, E. Michael Grossman, Nathan W. Shackelford, John W. Pate of Grossman Law Offices
Case:Draper v. Cover 2 Research, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Car Accident
36 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Steve Dummitt of The Carlson Law Firm PC
Case:Salgado v. Matamoros., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident; Underinsured Motorist
36 (tie)
Amount:$300,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew B. Sommerman of Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP
Case:Estate of Wolfe v. The City of Grand Prairie, et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Failure to Treat; Medical Malpractice
37
Amount:$280,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph W. DiCecco, Glenn R. Lemay, Christopher M. Raney of Gordon & Rees LLP
Case:Loper v. Schultz
Type:Breach of Contract; Conversion
38
Amount:$275,000.00
Attorneys:William K. Adams of The Adams Law Firm
Case:Stephanie Thompson v. Anna Chee Wong
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
39
Amount:$260,000.00
Attorneys:Richard M. Grimes of Grimes & Fertitta, P.C.
Case:Hurtado v. Avance Houston Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Supervision
40
Amount:$255,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Baluk, Keith E. Patton of Shrader & Associates, LLP; Kirk M. Claunch of The Claunch Law Firm
Case:Estate of Foster v. Berryman Products Inc., et al.
Type:Wrongful Death; Toxic Exposure; Product Liability
41
Amount:$250,000.00
Attorneys:Clay Miller, Warren M. Armstrong of Miller Weisbrod LLP
Case:Estate of Acosta Jr. v. Texsun Environmental
Type:Wrongful Death; Work Accident; Workplace Safety
42
Amount:$240,758.00
Attorneys:Grant A. Bannen, Daniel R. McCabe of Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C.
Case:AMW Enter. Ltd. v. Go Frac Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract
43
Amount:$240,000.00
Attorneys:L. James Berglund II, Catherine W. Clemons of Thompson & Knight LLP
Case:Matter v. Johnson., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Fraud
44
Amount:$235,265.00
Attorneys:Christopher T. Morrow, Nicholas M. Buttry, Scott J. Braden of Komie & Morrow, LLP
Case:Adeku v. Leatherman, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
45
Amount:$232,366.00
Attorneys:Aaron D. Davidson of Klemchuk LLP
Case:Infogain India Pvt. Ltd. v. NextGen Innovation Labs L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Contract
46
Amount:$216,000.00
Attorneys:W. Stewart Shurtleff, Nicholas S. Brooks of Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, PC.
Case:Garland Eastgate II v. National Retail & Commercial Contractors Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Fraud
47
Amount:$208,050.00
Attorneys:C. Jake Posey of The Posey Law Firm, P.C.
Case:Amero Energy Partners v. Go Frac
Type:Breach of Contract
48 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Brian W. Butcher, Charles M. Noteboom of Noteboom - The Law Firm
Case:Secka v. Donahue., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Race Discrimination; Assault and Battery
48 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Dewey M. Dalton, Dewey M. Dalton, Jr. of Jones, Allen & Fuquay LLP
Case:Southlake Equipment Co. Inc. v. Congress Materials LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract; Quantum Meruit
48 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:William E. Hymes of Loncar & Associates
Case:Crawford v. Green, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
48 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:William T. Wells of Law Office of Bill Wells
Case:Barron v. Abney
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
48 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Greg Abbott, Daniel T. Hodge, John Scott, Tommy Prudhomme, Gary Norton, Jacob A. Petry of Texas Attorney General's Office
Case:State of Texas v. Dews Research L.L.C., et al.
Type:Deceptive Trade Practices
49
Amount:$190,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey N. Todd of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd
Case:Estate of Pesak v. University of Texas Medical Branch
Type:Wrongful Death; Improper Treatment; Hospital Malpractice
50
Amount:$183,833.00
Attorneys:Gina McCarthy of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Case:US EPA v. Baylor University, et al.
Type:Pollution

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