Top 50 Settlements in California in 2017

Top 50 Settlements in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $47,780,780.00
Attorneys: John C. Murphy, Jennifer W. Dienhart, Bradford B. Grabske of Murphy & Evertz, LLP
Case: Nyenhuis Family Investments L.L.C. v. County of San Bernardino
Type: Inverse Condemnation, Property Rights
2
Amount: $37,500,000.00
Attorneys: Deborah S. Chang, Patrick K. Gunning, Brian J. Panish, Austin G. Ward of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Estate of Allen v. Over & Over Ready Mix, Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
3
Amount: $30,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Truck Staffing Co.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury
4
Amount: $23,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert S. Glassman, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Lee v. Pupil Transportation Cooperative
Type: Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care
5
Amount: $21,000,000.00
Attorneys: Alejandro P. Gutierrez of Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers Chrisman & Gutierrez ; Michael A. Strauss, Daniel J. Palay, Brian D. Hefelfinger of Strauss & Strauss, APC
Case: Martino v. Ecolab Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
6
Amount: $18,000,000.00
Attorneys: George R. Kindley of The Kindley Firm, APC; Robert Hamparyan of Law Offices Of Robert Hamparyan
Case: Ryman-Aavang, et al. v. Hoban, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
7
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lindsay B. Battles, Ronald O. Kaye, Barrett S. Litt of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case: O’Connell v. Smith
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Wrongful Imprisonment
8
Amount: $13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Steven J. Brady of Brady Law Group
Case: Wang v. El Dorado County Transit Authority, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
9
Amount: $12,732,500.00
Attorneys: John J. Glugoski, Michael C. Righetti of Righetti Glugoski, PC; Charles A. Jones, Kelly J. McInerney of Jones Law Firm
Case: In re Wells Fargo
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
10
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Marisa L. Kautz, Brian J. Mankin of Fernandez & Lauby LLP; Kirk D. Hanson of Law Offices of Kirk D. Hanson
Case: Garcia v. Macy's West Stores Inc.
Type: Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
11
Amount: $10,924,420.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation
Case: Velasco v. Doe Construction, Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
12
Amount: $9,837,500.00
Attorneys: James I. Jaconette, Samuel H. Rudman, Shawn A. Williams, Ellen G. Gusikoff of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP; Joel H. Bernstein, David J. Goldsmith of Labaton Sucharow LLP; John T. Jasnoch, Joseph V. Halloran of Scott + Scott LLC
Case: In re A10 Networks Inc. Securities Litigation
Type: Class Action, Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
13 (tie)
Amount: $9,500,000.00
Attorneys: B. Robert Allard, Mark J. Boskovich, Timothy D. McMahon of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP; Laura S. Liccardo of Laura S. Liccardo
Case: McGuire v. Saini Trucking
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
13 (tie)
Amount: $9,500,000.00
Attorneys: William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP
Case: Estate of Larsen v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
13 (tie)
Amount:$9,500,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas M. Dempsey of Law Offices of Thomas M. Dempsey; Daniel E. Selarz, Aryan Sarbaz of Selarz Law Corp.
Case:Espano v. City of Torrance
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
14
Amount: $9,050,000.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Joseph R. Yates of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: McFarlane v. Urbana Tahoe TC L.L.C.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
15
Amount: $9,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; Cristobal M. Galindo of Law offices of Cristobal M. Galindo, P.C.
Case: Colbert v. C.R. England Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
16
Amount: $8,805,000.00
Attorneys: David L. Roark of Law Offices of David L. Roark
Case: Yao v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain
17
Amount: $8,500,000.00
Attorneys: Peter R. Dion-Kindem of The Dion-Kindem Law Firm; Lonnie C. Blanchard of Blanchard Law Group, APC; Jeffrey D. Holmes of Holmes Law Group
Case: Lagos v. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Type: Class Action, Retaliation, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
18
Amount: $8,250,000.00
Attorneys: Dennis J. Herrera, Cheryl L. Adams, David W. Ammons of Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco
Case: City and County of San Francisco v. Pacific Rod & Gun Club
Type: Breach of Contract, Nuisance, Landlord-Tenant
19
Amount: $7,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert A. Brenner of Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner
Case: Helmi v. Howard
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
20 (tie)
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew S. Dente of Dente Law, P.C.; Diane E. Richard of Richard Law, P.C.; London D. Meservy of Meservy Law, P.C.; Brian J. Robbins, George C. Aguilar of Robbins Arroyo LLP
Case: Wert v. U.S. Bankcorp
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
20 (tie)
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jefferson Saylor of AlderLaw, P.C.; Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: French v. Caterpillar, Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Defective Product
21
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Jefferson Saylor of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Godefroy v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
22
Amount: $6,200,000.00
Attorneys: David F. Makkabi of Makkabi Law Group, APC
Case: Mercado-Medina et al. v. Noller, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
23
Amount: $6,020,647.78
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish, Peter L. Kaufman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Ruf v. Palm Canyon Hotels, Inc., et al.
Type: Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
24 (tie)
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Xavier Becerra, Susan Fiering, Reed Sato, Kamala D. Harris, Margarita Padilla, Kirk McInnis, of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: People of the State of California v. Golden Gate Petroleum Co.
Type: Environmental Protection
24 (tie)
Amount: $6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Khorsandi of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case: Tamayo Castro v. Trantow-Pearson
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
25
Amount: $5,600,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; Justin D. Feldman of Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP
Case: Geernaert v. City of Palos Verdes Estates
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury
26 (tie)
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Haddad of Haddad & Sherwin LLP
Case: Petrov v. Alameda County, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct
26 (tie)
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Cynthia R. Chihak, Amy R. Martel of Chihak & Martel
Case: Vasquez v. The Regents of the University of California
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Birth , Wrongful Life
27
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Xavier Becerra, Nicklas A. Akers, Michael E. Elisofon, Daniel A. Osborn of CA DOJ, Office of the Attorney General
Case: People of the State of California v. The Western Union Company
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, Fraud, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Consumer Protection
28
Amount: $4,835,500.00
Attorneys: Robin G. Workman, Daniel H. Qualls of Workman Law Firm, PC; Walter L. Haines of United Employees Law Group, PC
Case: McCormack v. WinCo Holdings Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
29
Amount: $4,775,365.00
Attorneys: Glen A. Van Dyke of Van Dyke Law Group; Daniel V. Kohls of Hansen, Kohls, Sommer & Jacob, LLP
Case: Anderson v. Century Surety Company
Type: Insurance Bad Faith, Property Damage
30
Amount: $4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Homampour, Armine Safarian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC; Paul F. Cohen of Law Offices of Paul F. Cohen
Case: Estate of Gabat v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance
31
Amount: $4,450,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Rubin, Barbara J. Chisholm, P. Casey Pitts, Matthew J. Murray, Kristin M. García of Altshuler Berzon LLP; Miriam R. Nemeth, Abigail E. Shafroth, Joseph M. Sellers of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC
Case: Ochoa v. McDonald's Corp.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
32
Amount: $3,975,000.00
Attorneys: James R. Hawkins, Christina M. Lucio of James Hawkins APLC; Matthew J. Matern, Dalia Khalili, Tagore Subramaniam of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case: Smith v. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
33
Amount: $3,962,500.00
Attorneys: Kyra A. Kazantzis, Annette D. Kirkham, Nadia Aziz, Thomas Zito of Fair Housing Law Project; Michael R. Headley, ​Jonathan J. Lamberson, Meghana RaoRane, Emily P. Garff, Holly K. Victorson, Katherine Vidal of Fish & Richardson PC
Case: Huynh v. Sanchez
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Disability Discrimination
34
Amount: $3,900,000.00
Attorneys: Vicki I. Sarmiento of Law Offices of Vicki I. Sarmiento; Dale K. Galipo of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: J.M.M., Pro ami Cruz v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Denial of Medical Care
35
Amount: $3,775,000.00
Attorneys: Raymond P. Boucher, Shehnaz M. Bhujwala, Neil M. Larsen, Brandon Brouillette of Boucher LLP; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case: Moppin v. Los Robles Medical Center
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment
36
Amount: $3,650,000.00
Attorneys: Gay C. Grunfeld, Jenny S. Yelin of Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP; Jennifer L. Liu of The Liu Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Quinby v. Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
37 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: R. Duane Westrup, Cat N. Bulaon of Westrup & Associates; Michael L. Carver, Michelle M. Lunde of Labor Law Office; James R. Hawkins, Gregory E. Mauro of James Hawkins APLC; Jonathan Che Gettleman of Law Office Of Jonathan Che Gettleman
Case: Pina v. Con-way Freight Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment
37 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew J. Matern, Joshua D. Boxer, Roy K. Suh, Dalia Khalili of Matern Law Group P.C.; Neal J. Fialkow, James S. Cahill, Haik Hacopian of Law Offices Neal J. Fialkow; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II
Case: Rico v. Cardinal Health 200 Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
37 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth H. Yoon, Stephanie E. Yasuda of Law Office of Kenneth H. Yoon; Shunt Tatavos-Gharajeh, Douglas Han, Marshall Lurtz of Justice Law Corporation
Case: Hoffman v. Blattner Energy, Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
37 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Jin N. Lew, Philip Michels, Steven B. Stevens of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case: R.J., Pro ami Chang v. Ahmadinia, M.D., et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
37 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Arnoldo Casillas of Casillas & Associates
Case: Nguyen v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
38
Amount: $3,450,000.00
Attorneys: John T. Mullan, Chaya M. Mandelbaum, Michelle G. Lee, Erin M. Pulaski of Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP; Jay T. Jambeck, Mandy G. Leigh of Leigh Law Group
Case: Woodruff v. Broadspectrum Downstream Services Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
39
Amount: $3,300,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Steve F. Carlson, Randy A. Johnson of Law Offices of Carlson & Johnson LLP; Rondee J. Eagle of The Law Office of Rondee J. Eagle
Case: Estate of Berry v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
40
Amount: $3,250,000.00
Attorneys: Ronald H. Bae, Olivia D. Scharrer of Aequitas Legal Group
Case: Scott-George v. PVH Corporation
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
41
Amount: $3,159,999.00
Attorneys: Katherine Harvey-Lee, Ronald L. M. Goldman of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
Case: Estate of Hollien v. Accufab, Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Warranty, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress
42 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Aaron C. Gundzik, Rebecca G. Gundzik of Gartenberg Gelfand Hayton LLP; Marshall A. Caskey, Daniel M. Holzman of Caskey & Holzman
Case: Bromberg v. Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Conversion, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
42 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin R. Boyle, Brian J. Panish, David A. Rudorfer of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Bradley J. Yourist of Yourist Law Corporation APC
Case: Estate of Thomas v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring
42 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Douglas D. Shaffer of Dordick Law Corporation
Case: Confidential v. Confidential
Type: Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
43
Amount: $2,970,000.00
Attorneys: Angel J. Carrazco, Humberto M. Guizar, Kent M. Henderson of Guizar, Henderson & Carrazco LLP; John Burton, Ariana R.M. Gebauer of The Law Offices of John Burton
Case: Estate of Aguilar v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
44
Amount: $2,920,000.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Peters of Altair Law; David L. Winnett of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case: Amezcua v. The Davey Tree Expert Co.
Type: Product Liability, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Fall
45
Amount: $2,800,000.00
Attorneys: Scott E. Cole, Jeremy A. Graham, Stephen N. Ilg of Scott Cole & Associates, APC
Case: Whitten v. Tilly's Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
46
Amount: $2,750,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas E. Donahue, Nichole D. Podgurski of Donahue & Horrow LLP
Case: E.G., Pro ami, Carbrera v. Downey Regional Medical Center
Type: Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
47
Amount: $2,700,000.00
Attorneys: Carly L. Sanchez, Roger E. Booth of The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff
Case: Nunez-Aguirre v. White Cap Construction Supply Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Fall, Defective Product
48
Amount: $2,592,091.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Brandi, Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm
Case: Callaham v. Hanford Ready-Mix Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
49 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Marcus J. Bradley, Kiley L. Grombacher of Bradley Grombacher; Stanley D. Saltzman, Stephen P. O’Dell of Marlin & Saltzman, LLP; Zorik Mooradian of Law Offices Of Zorik Mooradian
Case: Perez v. Valleycrest Landscape Maintenance Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
49 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Farzad Rastegar of Rastegar Law Group, APC; John J. Glugoski of Righetti Glugoski, PC
Case: Adams v. Marketstar
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
49 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Brian D. Chase, Jerusalem F. Beligan of Bisnar Chase; Daniel F. Gaines, Evan S. Gaines, Alex P. Katofsky of Gaines & Gaines APLC
Case: Nehrlich v. RPM Mortgage Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
49 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth H. Yoon, Stephanie E. Yasuda, Brian G. Lee of Law Office of Kenneth H. Yoon
Case: Gutierrez v. Ace Cash Express, Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
49 (tie)
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Allen W. Graves, Jacqueline S. Treu of The Graves Firm
Case: Barajas v. Marlu Restaurant Group, Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
50 (tie)
Amount: $2,400,000.00
Attorneys: Steven V. Angarella of Angarella Law
Case: Storti v. County of Los Angeles
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
50 (tie)
Amount: $2,400,000.00
Attorneys: Nathaniel J.Friedman, Barton A. Friedman of Law Offices of Nathaniel J. Friedman
Case: C.L. v. County of San Bernardino
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat

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