Number 1 Verdicts in Florida in 2017

Number 1 Verdicts in Florida 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 Florida 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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$345,411,285.00
Attorneys: John B. Ward, Joseph S. Hall, Silvija A. Strikis, Royston Delaney of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC; Charles F. Kester of Delaney Kester LLP; Kevin J. Darken of The Barry A. Cohen Legal Team
Case: U.S. ex rel. Ruckh v. CMC II LLC, et al.
No.1 in: False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Healthcare Fraud
$154,369,200.00
Attorneys: Joshua J. Wagner, Steven T. Vasilaros of Vasilaros Wagner
Case: Klix v. American Taxi Inc.
No.1 in: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
$49,268,906.00
Attorneys: John E. Leighton, Max N. Panoff of Leighton Law, P.A.
Case: C.R.R. v. Miami-Dade County School Board, et al.
No.1 in: Rape, Sexual Assault
$45,005,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman, Evan B. Gilead, Ryan C. Tyler of Ratzan Law Group; Lincoln J. Connolly of Lincoln J. Connolly Trials and Appeals, P.A.
Case: Astaphan v. Ranger Construction Industries, et al.
No.1 in: Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
$43,967,234.00
Attorneys: William R. Scherer, Albert L. Frevola, Jessica L. Kopas, Kaylin S. Grey, Joshua B. Alper of Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P.
Case: Veranda Condominium I, LLC, et al. v. Wachovia Mortgage Corp.
No.1 in: Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Commercial Litigation
$36,960,000.00
Attorneys: Justin B. Shapiro, Adam T. Rose of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
Case: Estate of Pereira v. Fleuricourt
No.1 in: Pedestrian Accident
$36,000,000.00
Attorneys: Randy Rosenblum of Dolan Dobrinsky & Rosenblum LLP; Norwood S. Wilner, Richard J. Lantinberg, Jay Plotkin of The Wilner Firm, P.A.; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Doner; Eddie E. Farah, Charles E. Farah, Jr. of The Law Firm of Farah & Farah, P.A.
Case: Estate of Wallace v. Philip Morris, USA, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco
$33,153,912.00
Attorneys: Richard B. Sharp of Mallard & Sharp, P.A.
Case: E.R., Pro Ami v. The USA
No.1 in: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat
$30,882,436.00
Attorneys: Ty G. Roland, Evan D. Lubell of Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC
Case: Estate of Dominguez v. Florida Power & Light Co.
No.1 in: Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Electrical Injury
$30,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert D. Sparks, Christopher D. Codling of Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
Case: Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc.
No.1 in: Brain Injury
$23,065,991.00
Attorneys: Jose A. Fuentes of Fuentes & Berrio LLP; Michael A. Hersh of Kelley Uustal PLC
Case: Alamo-Cruz v. Affordable Treemen, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Work Accident, Workplace Safety
$21,585,148.00
Attorneys: Zachary A. Friedman, John S. Seligman, Gary A. Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, PA
Case: Lazard v. Signet Diagnostic Imaging Services, LLC, et al.
No.1 in: Failure to Diagnose
$17,000,000.00
Attorneys: E. Blake Paul of Peterson & Myers, P.A.
Case: Estate of Mallia v. Palace Italian Restaurant, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Motorcycle Accident, Negligent Supervision
$16,400,000.00
Attorneys: J. Ronald Denman, Charles D. Bavol, M. Kristen Allman, Grant W. Kindrick of The Bleakley Bavol Law Firm
Case: Estate of Bivins v. O'Connell, et al.
No.1 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
$15,922,000.00
Attorneys: Crane A. Johnstone, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices; Paul M. Silva, Peter J. Somera, Jr. of Somera & Silva, LLP
Case: Hollingsworth v. Holy Cross Hospital, et al.
No.1 in: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice
$13,021,576.00
Attorneys: Walter G. Campbell, Jr., Brent M. Reitman of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman
Case: Estate of De Jesus v. Ronquillo
No.1 in: Gunshot
$12,700,000.00
Attorneys: Richard Hutchison of Holland & Knight LLP
Case: Estate of Deluca, et al. v. Pugliese, et al.
No.1 in: Breach of Contract, Theft
$12,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jason R. Brenner, Christopher L. Marlowe, James C. Blecke of The Haggard Law Firm PA
Case: Estate of Machado v. The Waves of Hialeah, Inc.
No.1 in: Inadequate Security
$10,003,940.00
Attorneys: Nicholas I. Gerson, David L. Markel of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
Case: Estate of Rainey v. Roop
No.1 in: Assault and Battery
$7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Philip M. Gerson, Nicholas I. Gerson, David L. Markel, Edward S. Schwartz of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
Case: Johnson v. Norwegian Cruise Lines
No.1 in: Slip and Fall
$6,935,000.00
Attorneys: Juan P. Bauta, II, and Marc P. Kunen of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Estate of Torres v. Union Carbide Corp.
No.1 in: Asbestos Exposure
$4,707,799.00
Attorneys: Samuel A. Coffey, Kenneth W. Ferguson of Coffey Trial Law; Brady J. Cobb of Tripp Scott, P.A.
Case: Ore v. Home Depot USA Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Defective Product
$4,500,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory A. Owens, Miguel Bouzas, Christopher D. Gray of Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC
Case: Axel v. Fields Motorcars of Florida, Inc.
No.1 in: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Labor & Employment
$4,038,882.00
Attorneys: Marie A. Mattox, Gautier Kitchen of Marie A. Mattox, PA
Case: Kendrick v. The Meadows LLC, et al.
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination
$4,000,389.00
Attorneys: Robert P. Frankel of Law Offices of Robert P. Frankel, P.A.
Case: 4000 Island Blvd Condo. Assoc., Inc. v. Poma Construction Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Breach of Warranty
$4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Raymond P. Reid, Seth A. Pajcic, William A. Bald of Pajcic & Pajcic PA
Case: Estate of Bynum v. Brink, et al.
No.1 in: Bicycle Accident
$3,731,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew P. Gold, Dee Dee Fischer of Akerman LLP
Case: Compass Itech, LLC v. eVestment Alliance, LLC
No.1 in: Defamation, Tortious Interference
$2,705,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel A. Iracki, N. Joel Harris of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki; Barry E. Newman of Spohrer Dodd
Case: Beale v. Lal, et al.
No.1 in: Underinsured Motorist
$2,089,480.00
Attorneys: Charles H. Baumberger, Jarrett L. DeLuca, Manuel A. Reboso of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier, P.A.
Case: Belcher v. CSX Transportation, Inc.
No.1 in: FELA
$1,554,250.00
Attorneys: Matthew K. Schwencke, Karen E. Terry, Edward V. Ricci of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case: Haley v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital, et al.
No.1 in: Surgical Error
$1,543,509.00
Attorneys: David M. Alpizar of Alpizar Law LLC
Case: Marquez v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
No.1 in: Insurance Bad Faith, Uninsured Motorist
$1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Paul A. McKenna, Curt D. Obront of McKenna & Obront
Case: Machado v. R.G. Rancho Grande Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Excessive Force
$1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Fayard, Adam Brum of Morgan & Morgan, PA.
Case: Craig v. C-Scape Construction Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Falling Object
$1,460,000.00
Attorneys: Bonnie Navin, Peter K. Spillis of Kelley Uustal PLC
Case: Marks v. Brian Coleman M.D., et al.
No.1 in: Medication Error
$1,190,000.00
Attorneys: John D. Boykin, Jeffrey M. Garber of Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell
Case: Dyanki, Inc. v. Zehnter
No.1 in: Conversion
$1,125,000.00
Attorneys: Edward R. Shohat, Monique Garcia, Jon May of Jones Walker L.L.P.; Otto C. de Cordoba, Jr. of De La Pena Group, P.A.
Case: Duran v. Mario A. Lamar, P.A., et al.
No.1 in: Legal Malpractice
$1,010,665.28
Attorneys: R. Timothy Vannatta, Sean J. Greene, Alfred R. Bell, Jr. of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene P.A.
Case: Bonacci v. Fresh Start BSC, Inc.
No.1 in: Trip and Fall
$1,000,000.00
Attorneys: John D. McKay of Park Avenue Law LLC
Case: Schopp v. American Airlines, Inc.
No.1 in: Aviation Accident
$810,306.00
Attorneys: Jon A. Jacobson of Jacobson Law P.A.; Jordan A. Shaw of Zebersky Payne
Case: Soffin v. Clean Coal Technologies Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
$620,000.00
Attorneys: Sina Negahbani of Law Offices of Sina Negahbani
Case: Rodriguez v. Aqua Life Corp.
No.1 in: Constructive Discharge
$425,000.00
Attorneys: Jarrod G. King of King Law Firm
Case: Wallick v. Red Coach, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Bus Accident
$293,020.00
Attorneys: Francisco J. Vinas of Vinas & DeLuca, PLLC
Case: Samayoa v. Waste Pro of Fla.
No.1 in: Moped Accident
$268,800.00
Attorneys: Robert I. Rubin of Becker & Poliakoff PA
Case: Chea v. Ripa, D.D.S.
No.1 in: Dental Malpractice
$251,271.00
Attorneys: Fred L. Fulmer of The Law Offices of Fred Land Fulmer
Case: Nuro v. Rumpf, et al.
No.1 in: Dog Bite
$200,000.00
Attorneys: Nelson A. Rodriguez-Varela of Nelson A. Rodriguez-Varela, P.A.
Case: Garcia v. Reyes
No.1 in: Unjust Enrichment
$100,492.00
Attorneys: Steven E. Earle, Ashley B. Winstead of Morgan & Morgan, PA.
Case: Mogavero v. Starbucks Corp.
No.1 in: Burn Injury
$100,097.00
Attorneys: Humberto H. Ocariz, Michael A. Holt of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Case: Pier 1 Cruise Experts v. Revelex Corp.
No.1 in: Negligent Misrepresentation

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