Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Verdicts in California in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in California in 2017.

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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
21
Amount: $20,334,632.00
Attorneys: Sherry S. Bragg, Gary A. Waldron of Weintraub Tobin
Case: Kurtin v. Elieff
Type: Breach of Contract
22
Amount: $18,572,942.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Piuze of Law Office of Michael J. Piuze
Case: Haynes v. Pak, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
23
Amount: $17,394,972.00
Attorneys: Todd F. Nevell, Daniel G. Sheldon of Scolinos, Sheldon & Nevell
Case: Pearl v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
24
Amount: $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.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
25
Amount: $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.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
26
Amount: $15,544,413.00
Attorneys: Damien J. Miranda of Law Office of Damien J. Miranda, APC
Case: Santos-Vidal v. Hongye
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
27
Amount: $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
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury
28 (tie)
Amount: $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
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
28 (tie)
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Bruce A. Broillet, Taylor Rayfield of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case: George v. First Service Residential California LLC
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
29
Amount: $13,820,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher E. Angelo, Joseph DiMonda of Angelo & Di Monda, LLP
Case: Deleon v. Fregoso, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
30
Amount: $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.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Unfair Competition
31
Amount: $12,958,461.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Kaiser, Lawrence J. Gornick, David Markevitch of Kaiser Gornick LLP
Case: Estate of Lopez v. The Hillshire Brands Co.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
32
Amount: $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.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
33
Amount: $12,055,800.00
Attorneys: Sean R. Laird of The Law Firm of Sean R. Laird
Case: Doe, Pro ami Johnson v. FamiliesFirst, Inc.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Sexual Assault
34
Amount: $10,897,637.00
Attorneys: Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC; William A. Daniels of Daniel's Law; James A. Morris, Jr., of Morris Law Firm
Case: Cobb v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
35
Amount: $10,778,626.00
Attorneys: Christopher Montes de Oca of Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca; Artin Yadegarian of Law Offices of Artin Yadegarian; Stewart H. Lim of Stewart Lim & Associates
Case: M.C., Pro Ami v. Mathews
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
36 (tie)
Amount: $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.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment
36 (tie)
Amount: $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.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma
37
Amount: $9,800,000.00
Attorneys: Golnar J. Fozi, Jeremy M. Dwork of Meyers Fozi & Dwork, LLP
Case: Morin v. Sunrise Medical (US) L.L.C.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Product Liability
38
Amount: $9,423,695.00
Attorneys: Robert E. Allen, J. Michael Hennigan, Scott Cole, Caroline M. Walters, Elizabeth S. Lachman, Mike McKool, Karlanna M. Lewis of McKool Smith
Case: Jones v. MJJ Productions Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
39
Amount: $9,254,397.00
Attorneys: Robert W. Mansell, Amanda Derby of Mansell & Mansell, APC
Case: Dearing v. Cabo Cantina
Type: Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort
40
Amount: $8,461,391.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Mitchell v. SEIU Local 721, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
41
Amount: $8,442,773.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Alvarez v. Syar Industries, Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
42
Amount: $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.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Child Abuse
43
Amount: $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
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Indemnification, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation
44
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Bomberger, Stephen J. Estey, Mary Bajo of Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Case: Doe, Pro ami v. Park, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse
45
Amount: $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.
Type: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment
46
Amount: $7,837,053.38
Attorneys: Justin K. Strassburg, William R. Gilmore, Adam R. Lugo of Strassburg, Gilmore & Wei, LLP
Case: Takemura v. Pacific Tank Lines, Inc, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
47
Amount: $7,619,257.00
Attorneys: Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case: Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
48
Amount: $7,534,964.00
Attorneys: James P. Nevin, Jr., Gilbert L. Purcell, Alan R. Brayton, Garen Nazarian, David R. Donadio, Jamie A. Newbold of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case: Shaw v. John Crane Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma
49
Amount: $7,225,000.00
Attorneys: Robert S. Gianelli of Gianelli & Morris, A Law Corp.; René J. Kern, Jr. of The Kern Law Group PC
Case: LaRue v. Accountable Health Care IPA
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury
50
Amount: $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.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability

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