Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017

Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in Texas 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 Texas in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2017.

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1
Amount: $8,041,050,811.00
Attorneys: James S. Bell of James S. Bell, PC; Anthony L. Vitullo of Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP; Alan S. Loewinsohn, Kerry F. Schonwald of Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon LLP
Case: Estate of Hopper v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Professional Negligence, Conversion, Intentional Tort
2
Amount: $500,000,000.00
Attorneys: Phillip B. Philbin, Michael D. Karson of Haynes and Boone, LLP; Anthony P. Sammi, Kurt Wm. Hemr, Christopher A. Lisy, James Y. Pak, Rachel R. Blitzer, William J. Casey, Stacey L. Cohen of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Case: Zenimax Media Inc., et al. v. Oculus VR Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement
3
Amount: $247,000,000.00
Attorneys: W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm; Jayne Conroy of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; Richard J. Arsenault of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
Case: Ramon Alicea, et al. v. DePuy Orthopaedics., Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product
4
Amount: $131,400,000.00
Attorneys: Samuel F. Baxter, John Briody, Jennifer Truelove, Radu A. Lelutiu, James H. Smith, Colleen E. Bloss, Dana E. Vallera of McKool Smith
Case: Red Lion Medical Safety Inc. et al. v. General Electric Company
Type: Antitrust Law Violation
5
Amount: $122,000,000.00
Attorneys: Glen W. Morgan, John Werner of Reaud, Morgan, & Quinn, LLP
Case: Signature Industrial Services v. International Paper, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud
6
Amount: $98,028,106.56
Attorneys: Derrick S. Boyd, Kristy P. Campbell, Matthew W. Meyer, Jeffrey S. Levinger of Boyd, Powers & Williamson; Peyton J. Healey of Powers Taylor LLP
Case: Bagwell Trust, et al. v. BBVA Compass, et al.
Type: Conspiracy, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation
7
Amount: $84,550,000.00
Attorneys: Francis I. Spagnoletti, David S. Toy of Spagnoletti & Co.
Case: B Choice Ltd. v. Epicentre Development Associates, LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Racket, Real Estate
8
Amount: $45,315,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Henry, Alan D. Hicks of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Case: Hennes v. JC Fodale Energy Services L.L.C., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
9
Amount: $43,600,403.00
Attorneys: David Bright, Craig M. Sico of Sico Hoelscher Harris & Braugh LLP; John C. Ramsey of Ramsey Law Group
Case: Price v. Wal-Mart Stores of Texas LLC, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
10
Amount: $42,000,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew G. Counts, E. Todd Tracy of The Tracy Law Firm
Case: Seebachan v. John Eagle Collision Center
Type: Business Liability, Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Burn Injury
11
Amount: $41,507,567.00
Attorneys: John Zavitsanos, Sammy Ford IV, Foster C. Johnson, Edward Goolsby of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Case: Prime Natural Resources, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds, London
Type: Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Property Damage
12
Amount: $39,000,000.00
Attorneys: Janie L. Jordan, Richard W. Mithoff, Joseph R. Alexander Jr., Warner V. Hocker of Mithoff Law Firm
Case: Braswell, et al. v. The Brickman Group LTD. LLC, et al.
Type: Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
13
Amount: $38,755,000.00
Attorneys: Frank G. Smith, III, Kirk T. Bradley, Linda Chang, Michael C. Deane of Alston & Bird, LLP; Deron R. Dacus of The Dacus Firm
Case: Navico Inc. v. Garmin LTD
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
14
Amount: $27,000,000.00
Attorneys: Wallace B. Jefferson, Kevin Dubose, Doug W. Alexander of Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP
Case: Crisp, et al. v. The Mcdonald's Corp., et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Security
15
Amount: $25,727,721.00
Attorneys: Richard D. Berlin of Texas Attorney General's Office
Case: State of Texas v. Samara Portfolio Management LLC, et al.
Type: Consumer Fraud
16
Amount: $23,193,765.02
Attorneys: Christopher B. Trowbridge, R. Heath Cheek, Gregory D. Kelminson, Scott R. Larson of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP; S. Todd Parks of Walters, Balido and Crain LLP
Case: Midwestern Cattle Marketing L.L.C. v. Lyon
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Civil Theft
17
Amount: $21,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kurt G. Calia of Covington & Burling, LLP
Case: Elbit Systems Land and C4i Ltd. Et al. v. Hughes Network Systems LLC., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
18 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Charles L. Ainsworth, R. Christopher Bunt, Robert M. Parker of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.; Christopher L. Larson, Eric W. Benisek, Jeffrey T. Lindgren, Richard C. Vasquez, Robert S. McArthur, Stephen C. Steinberg of Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren, LLP; William E. Davis III of The Davis Firm, PC
Case: Cioffi, et al. v. Google Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
18 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Adam K. Mortara, J. Scott McBride, Benjamin J. Whiting, John M. Hughes, Nosson D. Knobloch of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP; Melissa R. Smith of Gillam & Smith, LLP
Case: Erfindergemeinschaft Uropep Gbr v. Eli Lilly and Co., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
19
Amount: $19,693,257.00
Attorneys: Chris S. Hamilton, Stephen Blackburn of Hamilton Wingo, LLP
Case: Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defedent
Type: Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
20
Amount: $18,460,279.00
Attorneys: John Michael Love of Mike Love & Associates, LLC; Jane Swearingen Leger of The Ferguson Law Firm, LLP; Jill Swearingen Pierce of Bradley & Steele, Attorneys at Law
Case: Estate of Morris, et al. v. Grecon, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Maintenance
21
Amount: $18,396,745.00
Attorneys: John A. Scully, Eric W. Hines, John C. Faubion of Cooper & Scully, P.C.
Case: LDJH, Ltd. v. Smith v. Harber
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud
22
Amount: $17,000,000.00
Attorneys: Maria Wyckoff Boyce, Cristina Espinosa Rodriguez, Mark Dewey Shelley, II, Jeffrey S. Whittle, John A. Yates of Hogan Lovells US LLP; John F. Bufe, Patrick C. Clutter IV, Michael E Jones of Potter Minton
Case: Tech Pharmacy Services LLC v. Alixarx LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract
23
Amount: $16,547,000.00
Attorneys: Jim Hart of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP
Case: Perkins, et al. v. Perkins v. Maxim Crane Works L.P.
Type: Construction Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Crane Accident
24
Amount: $14,285,505.86
Attorneys: Erin J. Oglesby, Tom Rhodes, Robert E. Brzezinski, Samuel W. Royston of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; Kathryn Snapka of Snapka Law Firm
Case: Puente v. Martinez, MD, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
25
Amount: $13,885,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas G. Kemmy, Daniel C. Kemmy of Law Offices of Thomas G. Kemmy
Case: Dietrick v. Regent Care, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
26
Amount: $10,100,000.00
Attorneys: S. Wallace Dunwoody, Jordan C. Strauss, Michael C. Wilson, Jacob L. LaCombe, Shain Khoshbin, Daniel E. Venglarik, Aaron C. Dilbeck of Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP
Case: iLife Techologies v. Nintendo of America, Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
27
Amount: $9,508,100.00
Attorneys: Mark T. Murray of Stevenson & Murray
Case: Ates v. Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopter Services Inc., et al.
Type: Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
28
Amount: $9,177,483.00
Attorneys: Amir H. Alavi, Demetrios Anaipakos, Alisa Lipski of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.; J. Wesley Hill of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
Case: Saint Lawrence Communications LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
29
Amount: $9,025,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Henry, Richard W. Hunnicutt, III of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Case: Gilmore v. Unit Drilling of Texas LLC
Type: Construction Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Forklift Accident
30
Amount: $8,800,000.00
Attorneys: Denyse F. Clancy, Chad Cotten, J. Todd Kale of Baron & Budd, P.C.; Samuel I. Iola, Darren P. McDowell of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Case: Estate of Dickson v. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death
31
Amount: $8,715,000.00
Attorneys: Erin J. Oglesby, J. Thomas Rhodes, III, Robert E. Brzezinski of Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.; Thomas J. Henry, Robert P. Wilson of Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys
Case: Kent v. EOG Res. Inc., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
32
Amount: $8,500,000.00
Attorneys: Randy C. Roberts, Michael Ace of Roberts & Roberts; John C. Ginn of Smith McDowell & Ginn
Case: Knighton v. The Blackland Railroad
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Fall
33
Amount: $7,600,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin L. Hall, III of The Hall Law Firm; Adrian V. Villacorta of The Villacorta Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Defendant
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment
34
Amount: $6,966,812.00
Attorneys: Nick A. Morrow, John D. Sheppard of Morrow & Sheppard LLP; Guillermo G. del Barrio of Law Offices of Guillermo G. del Barrio, Jr.
Case: Ramirez v. Westwind Development, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Burn Injury, Gas Leak
35
Amount: $6,387,500.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Doyle, Patrick M. Dennis, Jeffrey I. Avery of Doyle LLP; Peter C. Kelly of Kelly, Durham & Pittard, LLP
Case: Gomez M.D. PA v. Memorial Hermann Hospital System
Type: Antitrust Law Violation, Defamation, Tortious Interference
36
Amount: $6,221,626.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Illmer of Husch Blackwell L.L.P.
Case: Beard Process Solutions, Inc. v. Brandt Industrial, LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit
37
Amount: $6,095,000.00
Attorneys: Steven C. Laird of Law Offices of Steven C. Laird PC.
Case: Price, et al. v. Salem Leasing Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident
38
Amount: $5,805,000.00
Attorneys: Samantha J. Jarvis, Garland D. Murphy, IV of Smyser, Kaplan & Veselka, LLP
Case: Southbrook Development Corp. v. Diversified Site-Work, Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Theft
39
Amount: $5,700,000.00
Attorneys: Brian E. Mason, Brian N. Hail of Gruber, Johansen, Hail & Shank, LLP
Case: Larsen v. Jones, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud
40
Amount: $4,550,000.00
Attorneys: Randall G. Walters of Walters, Balido and Crain LLP
Case: Estate of Sires, et al. v. Nilsson, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training
41
Amount: $4,320,000.00
Attorneys: C. Jay Chung, Marc A. Fenster, Adam S. Hoffman, Brian D. Ledahl, Reza Mirzaie, James N. Pickens of Russ August & Kabat
Case: Realtime Data LLC v. Actian Corp., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
42
Amount: $2,300,000.00
Attorneys: Alexandra White, Ryan Caughey, Alejandra Salinas of Susman Godfrey
Case: WickFire LLC v. TriMax Media LLC, et al.
Type: Tortious Interference, Click Fraud
43
Amount: $2,150,000.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey M. Allen of Law Office of Geoff Allen, PLLC
Case: Jefferson v. Brazos Contractors Development Inc., et al.
Type: Construction Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety
44
Amount: $1,920,000.00
Attorneys: J. Trenton Bond, Chris Portner of Portner Bond, PLLC
Case: Levine v. United Scaffolding Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Fall
45
Amount: $1,800,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory F. Cox of Mostyn Law Firm
Case: Griffith v. USAA Texas Lloyd’s Co., et al.
Type: Fraud, Insurance Bad Faith
46
Amount: $1,750,000.00
Attorneys: Michael S. Callahan, Casey M. Brown of The Callahan Law Firm; Harry C. Arthur of Law Office of Harry C. Arthur
Case: Ferrufino v. Suderman Contracting Stevedores Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Forklift Accident
47
Amount: $1,618,837.00
Attorneys: Francis I. Spagnoletti, Jerry C. von Sternberg, Marcus R. Spagnoletti, Mary A. Holmesly of Spagnoletti & Co.
Case: Parfait v. Wood Group PSN Inc.
Type: Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
48
Amount: $1,512,467.00
Attorneys: Karl R. Schneider of Bergquist Law Firm
Case: Foster v. City of Houston
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
49
Amount: $1,334,500.00
Attorneys: Gene Hagood of Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood
Case: Guzman, et al. v. Jones, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
50
Amount: $1,253,284.00
Attorneys: Miguel A. Ortiz of Ortiz Law Offices PC; Dirk R. Ashbaugh of Law Office of Dirk Ashbaugh, PC
Case: Villegas v. Baez, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion

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