Top 50 Settlements in the United States in 2017

Top 50 Settlements in the United States in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 settlements obtained in the United States in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Settlements in the United States in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 Settlements in the United States in 2017.

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1
Amount: $7,200,000,000.00
Attorneys: William J. Baer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Deutsche Bank
Type: Securities Fraud
State: New York
2
Amount: $864,000,000.00
Attorneys: Sondra L. Mills, James T. Nelson of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Moody’s Investors Service Inc.
Type: Fraud, FIRREA
State: District of Columbia
3
Amount: $670,700,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy M. O'Brien, Neil E. McWilliams, Jr., Mike Papantonio, Wesley Bowden, Jeff Gaddy, Christopher G. Paulos, Archie Lamb of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.; Gary J. Douglas, Michael A. London, Rebecca G. Newman of Douglas & London, P.C.; Robert A. Bilott, David J. Butler of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; R. Edison Hill, James C. Peterson, Harry G. Deitzler of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC
Case: In re: du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Type: Class Action, Personal Injury, Pollution, Toxic Exposure
State: Ohio
4
Amount: $605,000,000.00
Attorneys: Peter Prieto, Aaron S. Podhurst, Stephen F. Rosenthal, John Gravante, Matthew P. Weinshall, Alissa Del Riego of Podhurst Orseck, LLP; David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Todd A. Smith of Power, Rogers & Smith P.C.; Elizabeth J. Cabraser of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
Case: In Re Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation
Type: Class Action, Product Liability, Defective Product
State: Florida
5
Amount: $586,000,000.00
Attorneys: Karen D. Dodge, Joannie T. Wei, Elizabeth C. Scott of Federal Trade Commission
Case: FTC v. Western Union Co.
Type: Consumer Fraud, FTC Violation
State: Pennsylvania
6
Amount: $553,567,307.00
Attorneys: Peter Prieto, Aaron S. Podhurst, Stephen F. Rosenthal, John Gravante, Matthew P. Weinshall, Alissa Del Riego of Podhurst Orseck, LLP; David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Todd A. Smith of Power, Rogers & Smith P.C.; Curtis B. Miner of Colson Hicks Eidson
Case: Koehler, et al. v. Takata Corp., et al.
Type: Class Action, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product
State: Florida
7
Amount: $465,000,000.00
Attorneys: Rachel L. Brand of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: U.S Ex Rel. Sanofi-Aventis US LLC v. Mylan Inc., et al.
Type: Fraud, Qui Tam
State: Massachusetts
8
Amount: $430,488,798.00
Attorneys: J. Mark Penley of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: USA v. ZTE Corp.
Type: IEEPA Violation
State: Texas
9
Amount: $382,000,000.00
Attorneys: Justin O'Connell, Abraham George of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case: USA v. State Street Bank and Trust Company
Type: Fraud, Qui Tam
State: Massachusetts
10
Amount: $350,000,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin C. Mizer of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: USA v. Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam, Kickbacks
State: Florida
11
Amount:$298,000,000.00
Attorneys:James N. Boeving, Jeannette Vargas, Joseph Cordaro and Jaimie Nawaday, Jean-David Barnea, Caleb Hayes-Deats, Stephen Cha-Kim of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case:USA v. Americus Mortgage Corp., et al.
Type:False Claims Act, Fraud
State:Texas
12
Amount:$165,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joel P. Laitman, Christopher Lometti, Michael Eisenkraft of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC
Case:NJ Carpenters Health Fund, et al. v. Novastar Mortgage Inc.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:New York
13 (tie)
Amount:$150,000,000.00
Attorneys:Harley S. Tropin, Tucker Ronzetti of Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, LLP; Jeffrey C. Schneider of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP; Michael I. Goldberg of Akerman LLP
Case:SEC v. Quiros, et al.
Type:Securities Fraud
State:Florida
13 (tie)
Amount:$150,000,000.00
Attorneys:Duston K. McFaul, Kenneth W. Irvin, David E. Kronenberg of Sidley Austin LLP
Case:In Re Ultra Petroleum Corp.
Type:Breach of Contract
State:Texas
14
Amount:$141,000,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent Briganti, Raymond P. Girnys, Geoffrey M Horn , Peter D. St. Phillip of Lowey Dannenberg, PC
Case:Laydon v. Mizuho Bank Ltd., et al.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:New York
15
Amount:$125,387,948.00
Attorneys:Myron M. Cherry, Jacie C. Zolna, Benjamin Swetland of Myron M. Cherry & Associates LLC; Antonio M. Romanucci, Rebecca E. Neubauer of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
Case:Mckenzie-Lopez v. City of Chicago
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Due Process Violation
State:Illinois
16
Amount:$125,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kit A. Pierson, Brent W. Johnson, David A. Young of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; H. Laddie Montague Jr., Ruthanne Gordon, Michael C. Dell'Angelo, Candice J. Enders of Berger & Montague PC; Eugene A. Spector, Jeffrey J. Corrigan, Rachel E. Kopp, Jeffrey L. Spector of Spector Roseman & Kodroff
Case:In Re Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation
Type:Class Action, Conspiracy, Price Fixing
State:Pennsylvania
17
Amount:$100,000,000.00
Attorneys:Lewis S. Kahn of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC; Carl E. Goldfarb of Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Jessica B. Pulliam of Baker Botts LLP
Case:The Erica P. John Fund Inc., et al. v. Halliburton Co., et al.
Type:Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
State:Texas
18
Amount:$97,679,141.00
Attorneys:Peter Prieto, Aaron S. Podhurst, Stephen F. Rosenthal, John Gravante, Matthew P. Weinshall, Alissa Del Riego of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case:In Re: Takata Airbag Product Liability Litigation
Type:Class Action, Product Liability, Defective Product, Consumer Protection
State:Florida
19
Amount:$97,500,000.00
Attorneys:X. Jay Alvarez, Danielle S. Myers, Austin P. Brane, James A. Caputo of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Case:Marcus v. J.C. Penney Co. Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:Texas
20
Amount:$96,500,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Berger of Berger & Montague PC; Linda P. Nussbaum of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; Brian D. Brooks, Susan C. Segura, W. Ross Foote of Smith Segura & Raphael, LLP; Steve D. Shadowen of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Case:King Drug Co. of Florence Inc. v. Cephalon Inc.
Type:Class Action, Conspiracy, Fraud, Pharmacy Malpractice
State:Pennsylvania
21
Amount:$95,000,000.00
Attorneys:William Yalen, Christine S. Poscablo, Natasha Waglow Teleanu, Anthony J. Sun, Ellen M. London of Office of the Attorney General, NY
Case:USA v. Deutsche Bank A.G., et al.
Type:Fraudulent Conveyance, Tax Fraud
State:New York
22
Amount:$74,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Nelson Thomas of Thomas & Solomon LLP
Case:US v. PHH Corp.
Type:False Claims Act, Qui Tam
State:New York
23
Amount:$73,000,000.00
Attorneys:David R. Stickney of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP; Lester R. Hooker of Saxena White, P.A.
Case:In re Rayonier Inc. Securities Litigation
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:Florida
24
Amount:$69,000,000.00
Attorneys:David C. Apy of Attorney General of the State of NJ
Case:Hoffman v. Volkswagen AG
Type:Consumer Fraud, Pollution
State:New Jersey
25
Amount:$62,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter B. Haskel, Barbara E Rosenberg, E. Leon Carter, James Pinson, Thomas P. Perkins, , Robert Sayles, Richard A. Sayles, Thomas P. Perkins, Jr. of Texas Attorney General's Office
Case:Arredondo, et al. v. The City of Dallas Texas
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages
State:Texas
26
Amount:$60,000,000.00
Attorneys:Chad A. Readler of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:US v. IPC The Hospitalist Inc., et al.
Type:False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Healthcare Fraud
State:Illinois
27
Amount:$56,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gerald M. Cohen, Joshua P. Fitch of Cohen & Fitch LLP; Stephen Neuwirth , Elinor C. Sutton of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP; Jon L. Norinsberg of Norinsberg Law
Case:Stinson v. City Of New York
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Conspiracy, Fraud, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure
State:New York
28
Amount:$56,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sharan Nirmul, Richard A. Russo Jr., Jennifer L. Joost, Darren J. Check of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP; Joshua A. Katz, James D. Sallah, Jeffrey Cox of Sallah Astarita & Cox; Joseph E. White, Lester R. Hooker of Saxena White, P.A.
Case:In Re: Ocwen Financial Corporation Securities Litigation
Type:Class Action, Economic Loss, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud
State:Florida
29
Amount:$54,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joon H. Kim, Arastu K. Chaudhury of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:U.S. v. Carecore National LLC, et al.
Type:False Claims Act, Qui Tam
State:New York
30
Amount:$47,780,780.00
Attorneys:John C. Murphy, Jennifer W. Dienhart, Bradford B. Grabske of Murphy & Evertz, LLP
Case:Nyenhuis Family Investments L.L.C. v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Inverse Condemnation, Property Rights, Real Estate
State:California
31
Amount:$45,000,000.00
Attorneys:Channing D. Phillips, Chad A. Readler of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:US v. Ca Inc.
Type:False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam
State:District of Columbia
32
Amount:$43,350,000.00
Attorneys:Henry Gradstein , Maryann R. Marzano of Gradstein & Marzano, P.C.; Stephen E. Morrissey, Steven G. Sklaver, Krysta K. Pachman of Susman Godfrey LLP
Case:Ferrick, et al. v. Spotify USA Inc.
Type:Class Action, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement
State:New York
33
Amount:$40,000,000.00
Attorneys:David Kelly, Sean Tonolli, Mike Wheatley, Bradley Bondi of U.S. Department of Justice
Case:U.S.A. v. Princess Cruise Lines Ltd.
Type:Pollution
State:Florida
34
Amount:$37,500,000.00
Attorneys:Deborah S. Chang, Patrick K. Gunning, Brian J. Panish, Austin G. Ward of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Allen v. Over & Over Ready Mix, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance
State:California
35
Amount:$35,500,000.00
Attorneys:Linda D. Friedman, Suzanne E. Bish, George S. Robot, Patricia A. Bronte of Stowell & Friedman, Ltd.
Case:Slaughter, et al. v. Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment
State:Illinois
36
Amount:$35,000,000.00
Attorneys:Grant C. Jaquith of U.S. Attorney's Office
Case:USA v. Mallinckrodt LLC
Type:Product Liability, CSA Violation
State:New York
37
Amount:$32,000,000.00
Attorneys:Russell Deitch; Ian L. Barlow of Federal Trade Commission
Case:FTC v. Ramsey, et al.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:Florida
38
Amount:$31,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joel H. Bernstein, Ira A. Schochet, Eric D. Gottlieb of Labaton Sucharow LLP
Case:Weston v. RCS Capital Corp.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:New York
39
Amount:$30,990,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan I. Loevy, David B. Owens of Loevy & Loevy; Stuart J. Chanen, Henry E. Turner of Valorem Law Group; Anna Benvenutti Hoffmann, Nick Brustin, Peter J. Neufeld , Alexandra Lampert of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP; John C. Benson of John C. Benson, Attorney
Case:Richardson v. City of Chicago, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct
State:Illinois
40
Amount:$30,900,000.00
Attorneys:Scott D. Owens of Scott D. Owens, P.A.; Bret L. Lusskin Jr. of Bret Lusskin, P.A.; Keith J. Keogh, Michael S. Hilicki of Keogh Law, Ltd.
Case:Flaum, et al. v. Subway
Type:Class Action, Consumer Protection
State:Florida
41
Amount:$30,800,000.00
Attorneys:Chris Searcy of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case:Edwards v. Lee Memorial Health System
Type:Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
State:Florida
42 (tie)
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Truck Staffing Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury
State:California
42 (tie)
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:John Rizio-Hamilton of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Case:In Re DFC Global Corp. Sec. Litigation
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:Pennsylvania
42 (tie)
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:John B. Daukas, Michael K. Murray, Barry C. Hawkins of Goodwin Procter LLP
Case:Wheelabrator v. City of Bridgeport
Type:Tax Assessment Appeals
State:Connecticut
43
Amount:$28,000,000.00
Attorneys:Lester R. Hooker of Saxena White, P.A.
Case:Benefit Funds v. Brixmor Property Group Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Securities Fraud
State:New York
44
Amount:$26,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Brent Goudarzi of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case:Rodriguez v. Troy Construction LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
State:Texas
45
Amount:$25,000,000.00
Attorneys:Lawrence A. Kellogg, Jason Kellogg of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP; Paulino A. Nunez Jr., Frank R. Rodriguez of Rodriguez Tramont & Nunez, P.A.
Case:Fernandez, et al. v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Class Action, ERISA
State:Florida
46
Amount:$23,500,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Glassman, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Lee v. Pupil Transportation Cooperative
Type:Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care
State:California
47
Amount:$23,000,000.00
Attorneys:David S. Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
Case:Cimarelli-Sanchez v. City of Milford, et al.
Type:Murder, Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Wrongful Death
State:Connecticut
48
Amount:$22,000,000.00
Attorneys:Paul J. Edelstein, Daniel A. Thomas, Glenn K. Faegenburg, Arthur Blyakher of The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP
Case:Abdusalamov v. State of NY
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Brain Injury
State:New York
49
Amount:$21,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alejandro P. Gutierrez of Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers Chrisman & Gutierrez; Michael A. Strauss, Daniel J. Palay, Brian D. Hefelfinger of Strauss & Strauss, APC
Case:Martino v. Ecolab Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
State:California
50
Amount:$20,629,000.00
Attorneys:Dimitrios V. Korovilas, Jason M. Wucetich of Wucetich & Korovilas LLP
Case:Habelito v. Guthy-Renker L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Unfair Competition, Consumer Protection
State:California

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