Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in Florida 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:$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.
Type:False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Healthcare Fraud
2
Amount:$154,369,200.00
Attorneys:Joshua J. Wagner, Steven T. Vasilaros of Vasilaros Wagner
Case:Klix v. American Taxi Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
3
Amount:$51,813,592.72
Attorneys:John H. Piccin, Katherine Piccin Glynn of Piccin & Glynn; Patrick Montoya, Ervin A. Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson
Case:Aldana, et al. v. Pyles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
4
Amount:$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.
Type:Rape, Sexual Assault
5
Amount:$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.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
6
Amount:$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.
Type:Misappropriation of Trade Secrets; Commercial Litigation
7
Amount:$36,960,000.00
Attorneys:Justin B. Shapiro, Adam T. Rose of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A.
Case:Estate of Pereira v. Fleuricourt
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death
8
Amount:$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.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
9
Amount:$33,153,912.00
Attorneys:Richard B. Sharp of Mallard & Sharp, P.A.
Case:E.R., Pro Ami v. The USA
Type:Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat
10
Amount:$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.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Electrical Injury
11
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert D. Sparks, Christopher D. Codling of Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC
Case:Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
12
Amount:$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.
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury
13
Amount:$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.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
14
Amount:$18,702,609.00
Attorneys:Steven T. Wittmer of Wittmer & Linehan PLLC
Case:Martin, v. Consul
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
15
Amount:$17,000,000.00
Attorneys:E. Blake Paul of Peterson & Myers, P.A.
Case:Estate of Mallia v. Palace Italian Restaurant, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death
16
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Professional Negligence
17
Amount:$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.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat
18
Amount:$15,283,488.00
Attorneys:Marc A. Wites of Wites & Kapetan P.A.; Harry A. Shevin of Shevin Law Firm
Case:Estate of Matos v. Rechtien International Trucks, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
19
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brittany Chambers, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices; C. Steven Yerrid of The Yerrid Law Firm
Case:Estate of Lima v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
20
Amount:$13,903,245.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Friedman of Friedman & Friedman, PA; Lauri W. Ross of Ross & Girten
Case:Diaz v. Leon Medical Centers, Inc., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence

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