Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2017.

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: $454,150,772.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti LLP
Case: Shahinian v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, et al.
Type: Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Protection
2
Amount: $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.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Talc Exposure
3
Amount: $256,450,000.00
Attorneys: Amnon Z. Siegel of Miller Barondess LLP
Case: Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. v. Superior Auto of Fremont, LLC
Type: Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation
4
Amount: $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
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Economic Loss, Property Rights
5
Amount: $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.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
6
Amount: $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.
Type: Class Action, Consumer Protection
7
Amount: $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
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury
8
Amount: $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.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, School Bus Accident
9
Amount: $35,000,000.00
Attorneys: Garo Mardirossian, Lawrence Marks of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case: Ekbatani v. United Independent Taxi Drivers Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
10
Amount: $34,500,000.00
Attorneys: H. Sean Banafsheh, Kevin Danesh, Raphael D. Javid of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC
Case: Casillas v. Landstar Ranger Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
11
Amount: $31,158,836.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Christopher V. Bulone of Dordick Law Corporation; Marc J. Katzman of Marc Katzman Law
Case: Sosa v. Shabun, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
12
Amount: $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
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
13
Amount: $26,953,169.00
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply Inc
Type: Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
14
Amount: $25,142,120.00
Attorneys: Tamara Freeze, Robert A. Odell of Workplace Justice Advocates, PLC
Case: Babyak v. Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
15
Amount: $24,931,059.00
Attorneys: F. Jerome Tapley, Hirlye R. Lutz, D. Brett Turnbull, Adam W. Pittman of Cory Watson, PC; 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.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
16
Amount: $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
Type: Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
17
Amount: $24,260,000.00
Attorneys: James P. Nevin, Jr., Jordan Elizabeth Scott of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case: Lucas v. Triple A Machine Shop, Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
18
Amount: $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.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma
19
Amount: $21,348,500.00
Attorneys: Alvin L. Pittman of Law Office of Alvin L. Pittman
Case: Harper v. Nationwide Life Insurance Company
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Insurance Bad Faith, Unfair Competition
20
Amount: $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
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Unfair Business Practices, Quantum Meruit

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