Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in Illinois in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Illinois 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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1
Amount: $148,190,997.00
Attorneys: Tara R. Devine, Jeffrey J. Kroll, Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case: Darden v. City of Chicago
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress
2
Amount: $140,140,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher A. Seeger, David R. Buchanan of Seeger Weiss LLP; Matthew P. Teague of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.
Case: Konrad v. Abbvie Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability
3
Amount: $115,750,000.00
Attorneys: Donald J. Nolan, Thomas P. Routh, Welson T. Chu of Nolan Law Group; David I. Katzman, Bruce A. Lampert of Katzman Lampert & Stoll
Case: Estate of Brokaw, et al. v. National Air Cargo Inc.
Type: Aviation Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death
4
Amount: $85,929,172.00
Attorneys: Joseph A. Power Jr., James I. Power of Power, Rogers & Smith P.C.
Case: Montagano v. Metal-Matic Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Train, Crane Accident
5
Amount: $54,155,900.00
Attorneys: James M. Roche, Christopher T. Theisen of Theisen & Roche, Ltd.; Robert J. Napleton of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case: Denton v. University Am-Can, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring
6
Amount: $48,000,000.00
Attorneys: Martin A. Dolan of Dolan Law PC
Case: Estate of G.F. v. Rosado
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Wrongful Death, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Failure to Report
7
Amount: $44,700,000.00
Attorneys: Antonio M. Romanucci, Martin D. Gould of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC; Carl Salvato of Salvato, O'Toole & Froylan
Case: Laporta v. City of Chicago
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Gunshot, Failure to Protect
8
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher T. Hurley, Mark R. McKenna of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.
Case: Ravizza v. Paccar Inc.
Type: Falling Object, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product
9
Amount: $15,182,083.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Cogan, Thomas K. Prindable, Hadas M. Benhamou (Corey) of Cogan & Power, P.C.
Case: Skorek v. Edward Hospital, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress
10 (tie)
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: David J. Diamond, D. Greg Sakall of Goldberg & Osborne; Brandon L. Bogle, Troy A. Rafferty of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.; David R. Buchanan of Seeger Weiss LLP; Bill Robins, III of Robins Cloud LLP
Case: Mitchell v. Abbvie Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability, Intentional Misrepresentation, Emotional Distress
10 (tie)
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: John T. Boundas, John E. Williams, Jr. of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP; Christopher Cueto, Michael Gras of Law Office of Christopher Cueto, Ltd.
Case: E.G., Pro Ami v. Abbott Laboratories Inc.
Type: Failure to Warn, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability
11
Amount: $13,300,000.00
Attorneys: Stuart J. Chanen, Nicole N. Auerbach, Daniel C. Wucherer of Valorem Law Group
Case: Patrick v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct
12
Amount: $11,250,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick Salvi, II, Eirene N. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC
Case: Black v. Anderson Automotive Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
13
Amount: $9,987,000.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Carter, Jr., Clifford W. Horwitz of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case: Russo v. Corey Steel Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Train, Crane Accident
14
Amount: $8,960,000.00
Attorneys: Todd D. Carcelli of Todd D. Carcelli, Esq.
Case: Baez v. Vita Food Products Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Ladder Accident
15
Amount: $6,654,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. Norem, Amanda Martin of Parente & Norem, PC
Case: Montes v. Chicago Transit Authority
Type: Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety
16
Amount: $6,450,000.00
Attorneys: Robert M. Foote, Craig S. Mielke, Kathleen C. Chavez, Elizabeth C. Chavez, Matthew J. Herman, Kevin P. Noll, Peter L. Currie of Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC; Sean M. Hendricks of Meyers & Flowers
Case: Davis v. Packer Engineering Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
17
Amount: $5,979,616.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Skiermont, Sarah E. Spires, Sadaf R. Abdullah, Steven W. Hartsell, Steven J. Udick, Shellie R. Stephens of Skiermont Derby LLP; Philip S. Beck, Jason L. Peltz, Asha L.I. Spencer, Robert B. Tannenbaum of Bartlit Beck LLP
Case: LoggerHead Tools v. Sears Holdings Corp., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
18
Amount: $5,745,600.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Carter, Jr., Clifford W. Horwitz, Jay R. Luchsinger of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case: Markovich v. ISEC Inc.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence
19
Amount: $5,445,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. Norem, Amanda Martin, Matthew J. Coleman of Parente & Norem, PC
Case: Bakopoulos v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, FELA, Failure to Train
20
Amount: $5,300,000.00
Attorneys: Brett A. Emison of Langdon & Emison Attorneys at Law; C. Nicholas Cronauer of Burns Cronauer Brown LLP; Kevin J. Conway, Timothy R. Ocasek of Cooney & Conway; Ken Barnes of Barnes Law Firm, LLC
Case: Cravatta v. Metra
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Railroad Accident, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain
21
Amount: $5,295,000.00
Attorneys: Elizabeth A. Kaveny, Brian T. Monico of Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC; Gregory E. Kulis of Kulis Law; Mark A. Mordini of Mordini Schwartz Vine
Case: Padilla v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
22
Amount: $5,192,609.00
Attorneys: Michael D. Carter, Jr., Michael T. Wierzbicki, Thomas A. Kelliher of Horwitz, Horwitz and Associates Ltd.
Case: Burdick v. New Prime Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
23
Amount: $4,768,351.00
Attorneys: Brion W. Doherty, Robert J. Napleton of Motherway & Napleton LLP
Case: Estate of Blockmon v. Mcclellan, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death
24
Amount: $4,750,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey J. Neslund of Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Neslund; Michael D. Robbins of Michael D. Robbins & Associates; Robert L. Robertson of Robertson Duric
Case: Williamson v. Ortiz, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Negligent Supervision, Gunshot, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality
25
Amount: $4,675,000.00
Attorneys: Richard J. Schroeder of Tarpey, Jones & Schroeder LLC
Case: Zurawski v. Franklin, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Emotional Distress, Failure to Refer
26
Amount: $4,111,478.00
Attorneys: Daniel A. Goldfaden of Levin & Perconti
Case: Estate of Trendel v. Clare Oaks, et al.
Type: Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Medication Error, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train
27
Amount: $4,088,470.00
Attorneys: Steve C. Armbruster of The Vrdolyak Law Group
Case: Moore v. Chicago Transit Authority
Type: Personal Injury, Railroad Accident
28
Amount: $3,829,300.00
Attorneys: Katherine Vidal, George C. Lombardi, Michael R. Rueckheim, Matthew R. McCullough, Aldo A. Badini, Shanna A. Lehrman of Winston & Strawn, LLP; Benjamin C. Elacqua, Maria E. Stiteler of Fish & Richardson PC; Nicole L. Little of Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Case: Chamberlain Grp. v. Techtronic Indus., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
29
Amount: $3,800,000.00
Attorneys: Melanie K. Fairman, Steven J. Seidman of Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP; Daniel S. Kirschner of Corboy & Demetrio, PC; Stephen J. Smalling, Matthew Heinlen of Capron & Avgerinos, PC
Case: Schoenfeld v. Marriott International Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress
30
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Martin A. Dolan, Jack Carmody of Dolan Law PC
Case: Estate of T.L. v. Watson, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security, Gunshot, Failure to Train
31
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: David E. Rapoport, Melanie VanOverloop of Rapoport Law Offices, P.C.; R. Brent Wisner, Michael L. Baum, Bijan Esfandiari of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
Case: Estate of Dolin v. Glaxosmithkline
Type: Failure to Warn, Pharmacy Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death
32
Amount: $2,777,001.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Bonamarte, IV, Andrew J. Thut of Levin & Perconti
Case: Estate of Green v. Jordan, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Inadequate Care
33 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kathryn L. Conway of Power, Rogers & Smith P.C.; Pamela Pantages of The Becker Law Firm
Case: O.L., Pro Ami v. Akere, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Lack of Consent
33 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Guy D. Geleerd Jr. of Nemeroff Law Offices; James A. Shapiro of Law Office of James A. Shapiro, P.C.
Case: Berk v. Pepper Construction Co.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Failure to Maintain
34 (tie)
Amount: $1,750,000.00
Attorneys: Charles B. Leuin, Ian Burkow, Kyle L. Flynn of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Case: McClendon v. Illinois Department of Transportation, et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
34 (tie)
Amount: $1,750,000.00
Attorneys: Peter F. Higgins of Lipkin & Higgins
Case: Edwards v. DM&E
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain
35
Amount: $1,662,500.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Pliura of Thomas J. Pliura, M.D., J.D., PC
Case: Mullis v. Trinity Servs.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress
36
Amount: $1,551,567.00
Attorneys: Kevin O'Connor, Ashley Murray, Robert R. Arroyo, Victor F. Price of O'Connor Law Firm Ltd.
Case: Myatt v. Cassens Transport Co., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
37
Amount: $1,390,717.00
Attorneys: Nicholas A. Gowen of Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.; Bradley P. Nelson of FisherBroyles, LLP
Case: Jordan Mozer & Assocs. v. General Cas. Co. of WI
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith
38
Amount: $1,350,302.00
Attorneys: Christopher D. Liguori, Timothy A. Hudson, Katherine M. O’Brien of Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC
Case: Hospira v. GSK
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit
39
Amount: $1,313,912.00
Attorneys: Jyotin Hamid of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Jennifer L. Ilkka of Reed Smith
Case: GSK v. Hospira
Type: Promissory Estoppel
40
Amount: $1,276,870.00
Attorneys: Gerald J. Bekkerman, Jonathan D. Treshansky, Octavio Duran of Bekkerman Law Offices, LLC
Case: Baci v. Boehm
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress
41
Amount: $1,210,466.00
Attorneys: Steven R. Saks of Rittenberg, Buffen, Gulbrandsen, Robinson & Saks, Ltd.
Case: Rodriguez v. Zigmantas
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
42
Amount: $1,122,487.00
Attorneys: Jeremy L. Geller, Peter C. Nozicka of Trapp & Geller
Case: Bader v. Melendez-Ortiz
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
43
Amount: $1,011,950.00
Attorneys: Steven S. Shonder of Law Offices of Steven S. Shonder
Case: Flores v. Alva, et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Consent
44
Amount: $899,614.00
Attorneys: Benjamin A. Crane, Stephen M. Blecha, Gregory F. Coplan, Theodore Jennings of Coplan & Crane Ltd.
Case: Wheeler v. Marsala
Type: Dental Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Failure to Treat, Lack of Consent
45
Amount: $821,000.00
Attorneys: William J. McMahon, Matthew F. Liebert of Hoey & Farina, P.C.
Case: Munoz v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co.
Type: Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety
46
Amount: $700,200.00
Attorneys: Matthew D. Tanner, Darrell J. Graham of Roeser Bucheit & Graham LLC
Case: U.S. Global Corp. v. Invenergy Wind
Type: Breach of Contract
47
Amount: $700,000.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Merrick of Merrick Law Firm LLC; Jessica Fayerman of Fayerman Law, LLC
Case: Sanchez v. Catholic Bishop of Chicago, et al.
Type: Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
48
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: David C. Wise of Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC
Case: Estate of J.J. v. Rasbaugh, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
49
Amount: $586,930.00
Attorneys: John T. Schriver of Duane Morris LLP
Case: Oak Park Prosthodontics, et al. v. Smith, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Intentional Misrepresentation
50
Amount: $552,000.00
Attorneys: Michael F. Bonamarte, IV, Colleen M. Mikaitis of Levin & Perconti
Case: Estate of Maloney v. Community Physical Therapy & Assoc. Ltd.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Fall, Failure to Train

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