Number 1 Verdicts in California in 2017

Number 1 Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the largest – in their respective practice areas – plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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$454,150,772.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti LLP
Case: Shahinian v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, et al.
No.1 in: Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Protection
$417,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Karen L. Karavatos, Kevin F. Calcagnie, Cynthia L. Garber of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.; Helen E. Zukin of Kiesel Law LLP
Case: Echeverria v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
No.1 in: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Talc Exposure
$256,450,000.00
Attorneys: Amnon Z. Siegel of Miller Barondess LLP
Case: Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. v. Superior Auto of Fremont, LLC
No.1 in: Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation
$106,875,000.00
Attorneys: G. David Robertson of Robertson, Johnson, Miller & Williamson; Glenn W. Peterson of Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP; Collin J. Cox, R. Paul Yetter, Robert K. Ellis of Yetter Coleman LLP
Case: Hardesty, et al. v. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
No.1 in: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Property Rights
$60,800,000.00
Attorneys: Lawrence M. Artenian, Daniel M. Kopfman, Nicholas J. P. Wagner, Andrew B. Jones, Angela E. Martinez of Wagner, Jones, Kopfman & Artenian LLP; Stanley D. Saltzman, Russell D. Myrick of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP
Case: Bryan, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
No.1 in: Unfair Competition, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
$59,253,846.00
Attorneys: Russell P. Reiner, Todd E. Slaughter, April K. Stratte of Reiner Slaughter McCartney & Frankel LLP; William R. Bragg, Zachary E. Zwerdling of Bragg, Mainzer, & Firpo LLP; Larry B. Moss of Law Office of Larry B. Moss
Case: Moore v. State of California Department of Transportation
No.1 in: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury
$36,143,291.00
Attorneys: Christian T. F. Nickerson, Geoffrey S. Wells, Tobin M. Lanzetta of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Andy A. Basseri of Law Offices of Andy Basseri
Case: Sanchez v. Durham School Services, et al.
No.1 in: School Bus Accident
$35,000,000.00
Attorneys: Garo Mardirossian, Lawrence Marks of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case: Ekbatani v. United Independent Taxi Drivers Inc.
No.1 in: Motorcycle Accident
$28,215,278.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Bidart, Danica L. Crittenden of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Case: Rahm v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group
No.1 in: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence
$26,953,169.00
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc
No.1 in: Wrongful Death, Defective Product
$25,142,120.00
Attorneys: Tamara Freeze, Robert A. Odell of Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC
Case: Babyak v. Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination
$24,289,696.00
Attorneys: Christopher H. Whelan of Law Offices of Christopher H. Whelan, Inc.; Brian D. Whelan of Whelan Law Group
Case: King v. U.S. Bank National Association
No.1 in: Defamation
$24,260,000.00
Attorneys: James P. Nevin, Jr., Jordan Elizabeth Scott of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case: Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.
No.1 in: Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma
$22,170,000.00
Attorneys: Denise Abrams, Joseph D. Satterley, Justin A. Bosl , Carole M. Bosch, Donovan Hunter of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case: Estate of Booker v. Imerys Talc America, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Failure to Warn
$21,348,500.00
Attorneys: Alvin L. Pittman of Law Office of Alvin L. Pittman
Case: Harper v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company
No.1 in: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith
$16,673,514.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Moland v. McWane Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Race Discrimination
$15,544,413.00
Attorneys: Damien J. Miranda of Law Office of Damien J. Miranda, APC
Case: Santos-Vidal v. Hongye
No.1 in: Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment
$15,030,719.00
Attorneys: Bruce A. Broillet, Taylor Rayfield, Alan L. VanGelder of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Alex Sarajian, Paula E. Salcedo of Sarajian Law Group
Case: Leyva v. Sandman
No.1 in: Negligent Supervision
$15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas V. Girardi, Keith D. Griffin of Girardi | Keese; Ebby S Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Astorga v. Snap-On Logistics Company
No.1 in: Disability Discrimination
$13,488,765.00
Attorneys: Anthony J. Dain, Frederick K. Taylor, Dave S. Deonarine, J. Christopher Jaczko of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Case: Kaneka Corporation v. SKC Kolon PI, Inc.
No.1 in: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
$12,055,800.00
Attorneys: Sean R. Laird of The Law Firm of Sean R. Laird
Case: Doe, Pro ami Johnson v. FamiliesFirst, Inc.
No.1 in: Sexual Assault
$9,254,397.00
Attorneys: Robert W. Mansell, Amanda Derby of Mansell & Mansell, APC
Case: Dearing v. Cabo Cantina
No.1 in: Assault and Battery
$8,461,391.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Mitchell v. SEIU Local 721, et al.
No.1 in: Whistleblower Retaliation
$8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Bomberger, Stephen J. Estey, Mary Bajo of Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Case: Doe, Pro ami v. Park, et al.
No.1 in: Sexual Abuse
$7,619,257.00
Attorneys: Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case: Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
No.1 in: Surgical Error
$6,789,130.37
Attorneys: Eva D. Silva, Daniel C. Schaar of Schaar & Silva LLP; Paul D. Van Der Walde of Caputo & Van Der Walde, LLP
Case: Wessling v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co., et al.
No.1 in: Bicycle Accident
$6,750,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Zuckerman of Law Office of Michael J. Zuckerman; Michael D. Payne of Law Offices of Michael D. Payne
Case: Van Dyke v. Estate of Pace
No.1 in: Murder, Gunshot
$6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Stewart L. Katz of Law Office of Stewart Katz; Moseley C. Collins of Moseley Collins Law
Case: Rose And Rose v. County of Sacramento, et al.
No.1 in: Excessive Force
$6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Haytham Faraj, Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Theresa Bowen Hatch of Bowen Hatch Law, PC
Case: Lopez v. Here We Go, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Inadequate Security
$5,250,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel A. Reisman of Reisman & Reisman; John J. Perlstein of Law Office of John J. Perlstein
Case: Curry v. Academy Pointe, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Landlord-Tenant
$5,005,000.00
Attorneys: Jeff D. Price of Jeff Dominic Price
Case: J.N. v. Detective Hendrickson
No.1 in: Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
$5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Thamer of Law Offices of Michael D. Thamer; W. Timothy Needham of Janssen Malloy LLP
Case: Estate of Monschke v. Timber Ridge Assisted Living L.L.C., et al.
No.1 in: Nursing Home Malpractice
$4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mary Lu, Lauren M. Lookofsky of Kermisch & Paletz, LLP
Case: Chung v. Liu
No.1 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
$3,538,331.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Virag of MyBedBugLawyer, Inc.
Case: Vivian Hsu, et al. v. La Park La Brea LLC, et al.
No.1 in: Bed Bug Bite
$3,100,000.00
Attorneys: Siamak Vaziri, Stefano G. Formica, David C. Shay of Vaziri Law Group
Case: Barnett v. Westfield Group
No.1 in: Trip and Fall
$3,000,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Carpenter, Brian J. Kim of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case: Estate of Palma v. Mckenzie
No.1 in: Moped Accident, Truck Accident
$2,860,914.00
Attorneys: John N. Demas of Demas Law Group, P.C.
Case: Record v. Reese
No.1 in: Falling Object
$2,678,431.00
Attorneys: John H. Howard, Brett C. Templeman of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case: Al-Awar v. Golden State Water Company
No.1 in: Inverse Condemnation
$2,564,260.00
Attorneys: Richard M. Foster, Sylvia Sultanyan of Law Offices of Richard M. Foster; Marc Smith, Jeremy D. Smith, Benjamin J. Smith, Daniel L. Reback of Krane & Smith APC
Case: Saribekyan v. Bank of America, N.A.
No.1 in: Property Damage
$2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; John C. Fattahi of Law Office of John C. Fattahi
Case: Estate of Borges v. County of Humboldt, et al.
No.1 in: Prison Negligence
$2,170,000.00
Attorneys: Jared T. Walker of Law Office of Jared T. Walker, P.C.; Karen M. Goodman of Goodman & Associates
Case: Staaveren v. Brown
No.1 in: Legal Malpractice
$1,680,300.00
Attorneys: Stephen R. Cornwell of Cornwell & Sample LLP; Todd B. Barsotti of Barsotti Law PLC; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Barkley v. Bank of The West
No.1 in: Age Discrimination
$1,670,239.00
Attorneys: Bryan C. Altman of The Altman Law Group; Steve B. Mikhov, Lauren Ungs of Knight Law Group LLP; Mark D. O'Connor of O'Connor Law Group
Case: Margeson v. Ford Motor Co.
No.1 in: Lemon Law and False Advertising
$1,613,000.00
Attorneys: Katrina A. Foley, Sachiyo Y. Miller, Nida L. Henderson of The Foley Group PLC; B. James Pantone of Pantone Law
Case: Lopez v. Morgan
No.1 in: Constructive Discharge
$1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Haddad, Julia Sherwin, Maya M. Sorensen, T. Kennedy Helm of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case: May v. San Mateo County, et al.
No.1 in: Dog Bite
$1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Adam J. Soibelman, Robin McConnell of R2 Law Group, LLP; Nicholas J. Lanza, Stewart K. Schmella of Lanza Law Firm, PC
Case: Segler Holdings, LLC v. Miller
No.1 in: Unjust Enrichment
$751,295.00
Attorneys: Fay Arghavani of Law Offices of Fay Arghavani; Sassan A. Mackay of Commerce Law Group
Case: Ceja v. Choi, D.D.S.
No.1 in: Dental Malpractice
$480,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs, Frank Gregory Casella of Doniger Burroughs
Case: Desire, L.L.C. v. Manna Textiles, Inc.
No.1 in: Copyright Infringement
$478,200.00
Attorneys: Ian Herzog, Susan E. Abitanta of Herzog, Yuhas, Ehrlich & Ardell, APC
Case: Fenton v. L.A. Desserts Inc.
No.1 in: Slip and Fall

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