Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 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 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 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: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
21
Amount:$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
Type:Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Gunshot
22
Amount:$12,700,000.00
Attorneys:Richard Hutchison of Holland & Knight LLP
Case:Estate of Deluca, et al. v. Pugliese, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Theft
23
Amount:$12,240,000.00
Attorneys:Sagi Shaked, Joel L. Roth of Shaked Law Firm P.A.
Case:Tyler v. Gibbs & Register Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
24
Amount:$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.
Type:Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security
25
Amount:$10,003,940.00
Attorneys:Philip M. Gerson of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A.
Case:Estate of Rainey v. Roop
Type:Assault and Battery, Wrongful Death
26
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey S. Hirsh of Goldberg & Hirsh P.A.
Case:Britt v. Progressive Waste Solutions of FL, Inc.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
27
Amount:$9,997,000.00
Attorneys:Stephen B. Kelly, Jr. of Wade M. Rolle & Associates; Stefano Di Portigliatti of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson, Posgay, Camerlengo & Iracki
Case:Folson v. Capps, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Gunshot
28
Amount:$9,367,742.00
Attorneys:Michael Cecere of Cecere Santana P.A.; Henry A. Seiden of Seiden Law
Case:Machado v. Rodriguez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
29
Amount:$8,018,536.00
Attorneys:Keith R. Mitnik, Matt T. Morgan of Morgan & Morgan, PA.
Case:Roundtree v. Schultz
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
30
Amount:$7,919,263.00
Attorneys:Stephen F. Cain, Gary D. Fox, Michael E. Levine of Stewart Tilghman Bianchi & Cain, P.A.
Case:Gomez-Mccallum v. Marquez, M.D., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
31
Amount:$7,123,085.00
Attorneys:Robert W. Kelley, Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald, Josiah Graham of Kelley Uustal PLC
Case:Estate of Gentile v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
32
Amount:$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
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall
33
Amount:$6,935,000.00
Attorneys:Juan P. Bauta, II, Marc P. Kunen of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Estate of Torres v. Union Carbide Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Wrongful Death
34
Amount:$6,800,000.00
Attorneys:Melvin B. Wright, Lisa A. Thomas of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter; David J. Sales of David J. Sales, PA
Case:Estate of Sheffield v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
35
Amount:$6,785,000.00
Attorneys:Marc P. Kunen of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Estate of Moore v. John Crane Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
36
Amount:$6,132,642.00
Attorneys:Wilfried H. Florin, Thomas D. Roebig, Jr. of Florin Roebig; Frank Miller of Caglianone & Miller
Case:Underwood v. Strong
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
37
Amount:$5,810,000.00
Attorneys:Jack J. Fine, Julie Aleve Fine of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A.
Case:Boyette v. Parrish, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
38
Amount:$5,800,000.00
Attorneys:Brent R. Bigger of Knopf Bigger; Eric Roslansky of The Ruth Law Team
Case:Brown v. Philip Morris, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death
39
Amount:$5,386,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew T. Rogers of Deitch & Rogers; Robert L. Parks, Gabrielle L. D'Alemberte, Gabriel A. Garay of The Law Office of Robert L. Parks
Case:Glaze v. Royal Terrace Men’s Club, Inc., et al.
Type:Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security, Gunshot
40
Amount:$5,078,084.00
Attorneys:James A. Hannon of Hannon Legal Group, P.A.; Andrew M. Moss of Kutner, Rubinoff & Moss, LLP
Case:Rohm v. Castle Builders of Miami, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41
Amount:$4,729,631.00
Attorneys:John V. Colvin of Mooney Colvin P.L.
Case:Kerrey v. Vip Tour Package, Llc, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
42
Amount:$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.
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product
43
Amount:$4,671,000.00
Attorneys:Jocelyn Santana, Brett M. Rosen, Mustafa H. Dandashly of Goldberg & Rosen
Case:Fader v. Herrera, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
44
Amount:$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.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Labor & Employment
45
Amount:$4,038,882.00
Attorneys:Marie A. Mattox, Gautier Kitchen of Marie A. Mattox, PA
Case:Kendrick v. The Meadows LLC, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
46
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty
47
Amount:$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.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
48
Amount:$3,915,844.00
Attorneys:Marianne Howanitz of Marianne Howanitz P.A.; Daniel T. Ramsdell, Jonathan P. Davis of Ramsdell Law Firm, LLC
Case:Maldonado v. Clark, et al.
Type:Car Accident; Motor Vehicle Accident; Wrongful Death
49
Amount:$3,765,368.88
Attorneys:Michael N. Kreitzer, Melissa Pallett-Vasquez, Shalia M. Sakona of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod
Case:JVP Drywall & Finish, Inc., et al. v. 2377 Collins Resort LP, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
50
Amount:$3,743,744.00
Attorneys:Curtis S. Pajcic, Robert J. Link, Benjamin E. Richard of Pajcic & Pajcic PA
Case:Burkett, et al. v. Maddox
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury

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