Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2017

Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the United States 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 the United States in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in the United States 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
State: Texas
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
State: Texas
3
Amount: $454,150,772.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Avenatti of Eagan Avenatti LLP
Case: Shahinian v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, et al.
Type: Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Consumer Protection
State: California
4
Amount: $417,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Karen L. Karavatos, Kevin F. Calcagnie, Cynthia L. Garber, Scot D. Wilson, Paul A. Dagostino, Danielle M. Mayer of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.; Helen E. Zukin of Kiesel Law LLP; Ted G. Meadows, David Dearing, Ryan Beattie of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.; Michelle A. Parfitt of Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP
Case: Echeverria v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Talc Exposure
State: California
5
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
State: Florida
6
Amount: $274,500,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy J. McLaughlin, Steven M. Gordon of Shaheen Gordon, P.A.
Case: Anagnost v. The Mortgage Specialists Inc., et al.
Type: Defamation
State: New Hampshire
7
Amount: $256,450,000.00
Attorneys: Amnon Z. Siegel of Miller Barondess LLP
Case: Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. v. Superior Auto of Fremont, LLC
Type: Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation
State: California
8
Amount: $247,000,000.00
Attorneys: Rachel Lanier, W. Mark Lanier, Lee E. Cirsch, Jason S. Goldstein, Robert E. Leone of The Lanier Law Firm; Jayne Conroy, Laura L. Fitzpatrick of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC; Richard J. Arsenault, Dawn M. Chmielewski, Jennifer M. Hoekstra of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault; Larry P. Boyd, Wayne Fisher, Justin Presnal of Fisher, Boyd, Johnson & Huguenard LLP
Case: Alicea, et al. v. DePuy Orthopaedics., Inc., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product
State: Texas
9
Amount: $227,000,000.00
Attorneys: James G. Begley, Harry M. Roth of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.; Jeffrey P. Goodman, Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC; Steven G. Wigrizer, Jason S. Weiss of Wapner Newman Wigrizer Brecher & Miller; Elizabeth A. Crawford, Andrew J. Stern of Kline & Specter, P.C.
Case: In Re Market Street Building Collapse
Type: Business Liability, Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Contractor Negligence, Demolition Accident
State: Pennsylvania
10
Amount: $160,500,000.00
Attorneys: Rahul Ravipudi, Deborah S. Chang, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Paul S. Padda, Joshua Ang, Michael C. Lafia of Paul Padda Law; Ruth L. Cohen, Rachel N. Solow of Cohen & Padda LLP
Case: Moradi v. Nevada Property, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Imprisonment, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress
State: Nevada
11
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
State: Florida
12
Amount: $150,000,000.00
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
State: Illinois
13
Amount: $148,190,997.00
Attorneys: Tara R. Devine, Jeffrey J. Kroll, Patrick A. Salvi, Patrick Salvi, II, Eirene N. 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
State: Illinois
14
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
State: Illinois
15
Amount: $139,800,000.00
Attorneys: John D. Garretson, B. Trent Webb, Jordan T. Bergsten, Jesse J. Camacho, Zach Chaffee-McClure, Lauren E. Douville, Ryan D. Dykal, Aaron E. Hankel, David W. Morehan, Robert H. Reckers, Mark D. Schafer, Ryan J. Schletzbaum of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP; J. Michael Jakes of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: Sprint Communications Co. v. Time Warner Cable Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement
State: Kansas
16
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 Med. Safety Inc. et al. v. General Electric Co.
Type: Antitrust Law Violation
State: Texas
17
Amount: $131,000,375.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley, John A. Kawai of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Terence F. Traverso of The Law Offices of Terence F. Traverso
Case: Blaylock v. SBR Holdings LLC, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
State: Washington
18
Amount: $130,511,337.00
Attorneys: Heidi Doerhoff Vollet, Dale C. Doerhoff of Cook Vetter Doerhoff & Landwehr P.C.; Kathleen C. Kauffman, Cecilia C. Fex, Nels J. Ackerson of Ackerson Kauffman Fex; Ronald J. Waicukauski, Henry J. Price, Brad A. Catlin of Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC; Andrew W. Cohen of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.
Case: Barfield v. Sho-Me Power Electric Coop.
Type: Class Action, Property Rights, Unjust Enrichment, Quantum Meruit, Utility Negligence
State: Missouri
19
Amount: $127,000,000.00
Attorneys: Amanda M. Bartusek, Cory F. Gourley of Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
Case: J.G., Pro Ami v. J.H.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Sexual Assault, Emotional Distress
State: Iowa
20
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
State: Texas

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