Number 2 Verdicts in California in 2017

Number 2 Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the second-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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$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.2 in: Class Action
$60,055,800.00
Attorneys: Andrew J. Ogilvie, Carol M. Brewer of Anderson, Ogilvie, & Brewer LLP; James A. Francis, John Soumilas, David A. Searles of Francis & Mailman, P.C.
Case: Ramirez v. Trans Union, L.L.C.
No.2 in: Consumer Protection
$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.2 in: Personal 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.2 in: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Brain Injury
$35,000,000.00
Attorneys: Garo Mardirossian, Lawrence Marks of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case: Ekbatani v. United Independent Taxi Drivers Inc.
No.2 in: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability
$26,953,169.00
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc
No.2 in: Product Liability
$25,142,120.00
Attorneys: Tamara Freeze, Robert A. Odell of Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC
Case: Babyak v. Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
No.2 in: Labor & Employment
$24,931,059.00
Attorneys: F. Jerome Tapley, Hirlye R. Lutz, D. Brett Turnbull, Adam W. Pittman of Cory Watson, P.C; Vicki I. Sarmiento of Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento; Kirk J. Wolden of Carter Wolden Curtis, LLP; Steven D. Archer, Paul R. Kiesel, D. Bryan Garcia of Kiesel Law LLP
Case: Cruz v. Nissan North America Inc., et al.
No.2 in: Wrongful Death
$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.2 in: Wrongful Termination
$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.2 in: Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety
$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.2 in: Asbestos Exposure, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma
$21,348,500.00
Attorneys: Alvin L. Pittman of Law Office of Alvin L. Pittman
Case: Harper v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company
No.2 in: Unfair Competition
$20,960,518.00
Attorneys: Glenn E. Solomon, Daron L. Tooch, Katherine M. Dru, Amanda L. Hayes-Kibreab, Lillie A. Werner Singh of Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC
Case: County of San Bernardino v. Blue Cross of California
No.2 in: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith
$17,394,972.00
Attorneys: Todd F. Nevell, Daniel G. Sheldon of Scolinos, Sheldon & Nevell
Case: Pearl v. City of Los Angeles
No.2 in: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation
$16,948,377.00
Attorneys: Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin E. Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP; Dennis A. Thayer of Law Office of Dennis A. Thayer
Case: Meier v. Pennysaver USA L.L.C., et al.
No.2 in: Work Accident
$16,673,514.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Pedram "Peter" A. Javanmardi of Javanmardi Law
Case: Moland v. McWane Inc., et al.
No.2 in: Civil Rights Violation
$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.2 in: Defamation
$12,750,000.00
Attorneys: Robert D. Newman of Robert D. Newman, Attorney at Law; Cornelia Dai, Randy Renick of Hadsell Stormer & Renick LLP; Bertram G. Voorhees, Lauren K. Teukolsky, Rebecca P. Fisher of Traber & Voorhees
Case: Murphy v. CVS Caremark Corp.
No.2 in: Wage and Hour Violation
$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.2 in: Negligent Supervision
$10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Eric A. Panitz, Michael A. DesJardins of DesJardins & Panitz LLP; J. Bernard Alexander, III, Joshua M. Arnold of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP
Case: Flores v. Office Depot Inc.
No.2 in: Disability Discrimination
$10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph D. Satterley, Justin A. Bosl, Arcelia L. Hurtado, Ted W. Pelletier, Mark A. Swanson, Andrea C. Huston of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case: Burch v. Certainteed Corp.
No.2 in: Failure to Warn
$8,400,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher J. Keane of The Keane Law Firm P.C.; Edward C. Stark of Cron, Israels & Stark; Jennifer J. Lothert of Young Ward & Lothert
Case: Miller v. Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region, et al.
No.2 in: Professional Negligence
$8,078,671.00
Attorneys: Christopher Van Gundy, Arthur S. Garrett, William E. Gaar of Keller and Heckman LLP; G. David Godwin, Wallace E. Smith, Gonzalo C. Martinez, Robert Binion of Squire Patton Boggs
Case: Townsend Farms Inc. v. Goknur Gida
No.2 in: Negligent Misrepresentation
$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.2 in: Assault and Battery
$7,960,000.00
Attorneys: James M. Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt, Ivo M. Labar, Kenneth Nabity, Kevin B. Clune of Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP
Case: Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., et al.
No.2 in: Whistleblower Retaliation
$7,619,257.00
Attorneys: Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case: Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
No.2 in: Medical Malpractice
$6,761,375.00
Attorneys: Heather M. Sager, Ayse Kuzucuoglu, Alain Villeneuve, Michael J. Waters, John K. Burke of Vedder Price
Case: Fitness Anywhere L.L.C. v. Woss Enterprises L.L.C.
No.2 in: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
$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.2 in: Gunshot
$5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Donald G. Liddy of Liddy Law Firm; Thomas J. Johnston of Johnston & Hutchinson LLP
Case: Annocki v. Peterson Enterprises LLC
No.2 in: Motorcycle Accident
$4,500,000.00
Attorneys: George McLaughlin of Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.; Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case: Alan Warner and Patricia Warner v. Wright Medical Technology
No.2 in: Defective Product
$4,335,000.00
Attorneys: Kitty K. Szeto of PARRIS; Kevin I. Shenkman of Shenkman & Hughes
Case: Alwyn Wilkinson v. Halo Resorts Inc.
No.2 in: Consumer Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment
$3,600,000.00
Attorneys: Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case: Estate of Robertson v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
No.2 in: Excessive Force
$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.2 in: Landlord-Tenant
$3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mark R. Pachowicz, Kathleen L. Crouch, Jonathan Russell of Law Offices of Mark R. Pachowicz
Case: Bedetti v. City of Long Beach, et al.
No.2 in: Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
$2,750,998.00
Attorneys: Daniel E. Park, Christopher C. Cianci of Daniel E. Park Law Corporation
Case: Hong v. Lee
No.2 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
$2,609,200.00
Attorneys: G. Dana Scruggs, III, Samuel Forbes-Roberts of Cartwright, Scruggs, Fulton & Walther
Case: Doe v. Newark Unified School District
No.2 in: Sexual Abuse
$2,534,613.00
Attorneys: George B. Singer, Olivier A. Taillieu, Judd R. Allen, Maura Gewirtz of The Dominguez Firm
Case: Castro v. Deok, et al.
No.2 in: Falling Object
$2,500,000.00
Attorneys: J. Mira Hashmall, Casey B. Sypek of Miller Barondess LLP
Case: Coyle v. Regents of The University of California, et al.
No.2 in: Gender Discrimination
$2,250,000.00
Attorneys: Jeremy D. Jass of Jass Law; Holly N. Boyer, Shea S. Murphy of Esner Chang & Boyer; Daniel K. Balaban of Balaban & Spielberger, LLP
Case: A.C. v. County of Orange, et al.
No.2 in: Sexual Assault
$2,073,374.00
Attorneys: Jacob J. Rivas of Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas
Case: Kaur v. Homegoods Inc.
No.2 in: Trip and Fall
$1,885,000.00
Attorneys: Alexander E. Cunny, Vince W. Finaldi, John C. Manly of Manly, Stewart & Finaldi; William R. Fuhrman of Law Office of William R. Fuhrman
Case: Hagan v. Army and Navy Academy
No.2 in: Sexual Harassment
$1,537,154.75
Attorneys: Dennis P. Riley of Mesisca Riley & Kreitenberg LLP
Case: Foster v. Madison Harbor ALC, et al.
No.2 in: Legal Malpractice
$1,450,000.00
Attorneys: Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Estate of Stein v. County of Los Angeles
No.2 in: Truck Accident
$1,228,050.00
Attorneys: Dana M. Cole, Nancy Cole Loeterman of Law Offices Cole & Loeterman
Case: Ewart v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
No.2 in: Bicycle Accident
$1,180,209.00
Attorneys: Terry M. Goldberg, Bradley C. Gage, Milad Sadr of Law Offices of Goldberg & Gage; Peter J. Horton of Newman & Horton LLP
Case: Garcia v. City of Chula Vista
No.2 in: Age Discrimination
$804,001.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Ebby S Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar
Case: Williams v. Ralphs Grocery Co.
No.2 in: Race Discrimination
$680,000.00
Attorneys: John T. Richards of John T. Richards, APLC
Case: Blalock v. Otay Water District
No.2 in: Inverse Condemnation, Property Damage
$626,600.00
Attorneys: Tristan G. Pelayes, Jacob P. Menicucci of Wagner & Pelayes, LLP
Case: Rojas v. Albaba, et al.
No.2 in: Constructive Discharge
$587,351.00
Attorneys: Cynthia R. Chihak, Amy R. Martel, John A. Hammerstrand, Nathan G. Batterman of Chihak & Martel
Case: Hunt v. Drosman
No.2 in: Surgical Error
$546,500.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Virag of MyBedBugLawyer, Inc.
Case: McKindra, et al. v. Heritage Inn of Rancho Cucamonga
No.2 in: Bed Bug Bite
$545,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Cooper of The Cooper Law Firm PC
Case: Sun v. Min Maw International Inc.
No.2 in: Unjust Enrichment
$460,800.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey S. Young, Jacob P. Ainciart of Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Young; Darren J. Quinn of Law Offices of Darren J. Quinn; Jason A. Aquilino of Aquilino Law
Case: Greg Young Publishing Inc. v. Zazzle Inc.
No.2 in: Copyright Infringement
$402,000.00
Attorneys: Dane Levy, Eric C. Demler, Bjorn Burlin of Levy Law Firm
Case: Boyle v. Jordan, D.D.S.
No.2 in: Dental Malpractice
$259,400.00
Attorneys: John R. Pollitt of John Pollitt Law Offices; Bruce L. Schechter of PARRIS
Case: Heynold v. Zilinskas
No.2 in: Dog Bite
$234,124.36
Attorneys: Todd S. Bissell of Bissell Law Corporation
Case: Borowski v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., et al.
No.2 in: Slip and Fall

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