Number 1 Verdicts in California in 2018

Number 1 Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the largest – in their respective practice areas – plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in the State of California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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$289,253,209.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Miller, Curtis G. Hoke, David J. Dickens, Timothy Litzenburg, Jeffrey Travers of The Miller Firm, LLC; R. Brent Wisner, Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC; Mark Burton of Audet & Partners, LLP
Case: Johnson v. Monsanto Co.
No.1 in: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
$145,100,000.00
Attorneys: Brett E. Cooper, Ashley N. Moore, Steven J. Pollinger, Jonathan Yim, Seth R. Hasenour, Robert Cote, Warren Lipschitz, Kevin Schubert, Christopher P. McNett, Drew B. Hollander of McKool Smith
Case: Wi-LAN Inc v. Apple Inc.
No.1 in: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
$105,356,000.00
Attorneys: Bibianne U. Fell, Patrick C. Stormes-Swan of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case: Kali v. Young
No.1 in: Fraud, Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation, Unnecessary Surgery, Unlicensed Activity, Constructive Fraud
$68,035,462.00
Attorneys: Ricardo Echeverria of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Steven A. Heimberg, Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez of Heimberg Barr, LLP ; Jeffrey S. Mitchell of Mitchell Law Group
Case: Arteaga v. Fresno Community Regional Medical Center
No.1 in: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Inadequate Care
$66,000,000.00
Attorneys: Steven A. Miller, Brian D. Roche, Jennifer Y. DePriest, Lawrence E. James, William R. Overend, Maytak Chin of Reed Smith LLP
Case: Lumileds L.L.C. v. Elec-Tech International Co. Ltd.
No.1 in: Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Civil Theft
$60,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey M. Fisher, Stephanie P. Skaff, Eugene Y. Mar, Alex Reese, Erik C. Olson, Julia F. Kropp of Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Case: BladeRoom Group Limited v. Facebook, Inc.
No.1 in: Breach of Contract, Conspiracy
$53,648,947.00
Attorneys: Bruce L. Schechter, R. Rex Parris, Khail A. Parris of PARRIS; Brian J. Panish, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Lennig v. CRST
No.1 in: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Head-on Collision, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
$45,400,000.00
Attorneys: Louanne Masry, David M. Ring, Sonya Ostovar of Taylor & Ring LLP; Holly N. Boyer of Esner Chang & Boyer
Case: F.M., Pro Ami v. County of Los Angeles
No.1 in: Assault and Battery, Government Negligence, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Failure to Report, Child Protection
$41,864,102.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish, Daniel W. Dunbar, Alexander J. Behar, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Lo v. Consolazio, et al.
No.1 in: Motorcycle Accident, Hit and Run, Negligent Entrustment, Gross Negligence
$39,700,000.00
Attorneys: Brian S. Kabateck, Shant A. Karnikian, Natalie S. Pang of Kabateck LLP; Gary D. Fields of FieldsLaw
Case: Acosta v. Kort & Scott Financial Group, et al.
No.1 in: Breach of Warranty, Nuisance, Failure to Maintain, Elder Financial Abuse, Elder Abuse, Real Estate
$31,089,793.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Rael v. Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
$30,270,501.00
Attorneys: Scott D. Peebles, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case: Morgan v. CBS Corp., et al.
No.1 in: Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma
$30,000,000.00
Attorneys: David R. Shoop of Shoop | A Professional Law Corp.; Donald G. Liddy of Liddy Law Firm
Case: Anaya v. General Equipment Co.
No.1 in: Dangerous Condition, Work Accident, Wrongful Death
$25,752,508.16
Attorneys: David C. Greenstone, Christopher J. Panatier, Conor R. Nideffer of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC
Case: Anderson, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
No.1 in: Talc Exposure
$25,300,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Taylor, Natalie L. Weatherford of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case: S.W., Pro Ami v. Westerly School of Long Beach, et al.
No.1 in: Negligent Supervision, School Safety
$22,962,494.66
Attorneys: James E. Ballidis of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie
Case: Dauod v. Geico Insurance Company
No.1 in: Insurance Bad Faith, Underinsured Motorist, Bad Faith
$18,641,959.00
Attorneys: Joann F. Rezzo, ​​​​​​​Louis Chip Edleson of Edleson & Rezzo
Case: Tilkey v. Allstate Insurance Company
No.1 in: Defamation, Reputational Harm
$16,232,416.80
Attorneys: John H. Gomez, Jessica T. Sizemore of Gomez Trial Attorneys; Matthew J. Faulkner of Faulkner Law Offices
Case: Kidd v. WKS Restaurant Corp.
No.1 in: Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Training
$13,935,549.00
Attorneys: Erika Contreras, Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Newland v. County of Los Angeles
No.1 in: Pedestrian Accident
$13,241,365.00
Attorneys: Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin E. Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Mindy S. Bish of Bish Law; Katherine B. Pene of Briskin, Latzanich & Pene LLP.
Case: Wood v. Venegas
No.1 in: Bicycle Accident
$13,166,368.00
Attorneys: Kenneth M. Sigelman, Penelope A. Phillips of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates; Christopher C. Walton of Walton Law, APC
Case: McCarley v. Anesthesia Service Medical Group Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Anesthesia Error
$13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
No.1 in: Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation
$12,250,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Homampour, Armine Safarian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case: Estate of Zuniga v. Cherry Avenue Auction Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Burn Injury, Electrical Injury
$11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Martin I. Aarons, Shannon H.P. Ward of The Aarons Law Firm, PC
Case: Meadowcroft, et al. v. Silverton Partners, et al.
No.1 in: Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment
$10,300,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas A. Vogele, Timothy M. Kowal of Thomas Vogele & Associates, APC
Case: Yang, et al. v. Sui, et al.
No.1 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, Fraudulent Transfer
$10,004,871.00
Attorneys: Stephen G. Larson, Jonathan E. Phillips, Melissa A. Meister, Ariana E. Fuller of Larson O'Brien LLP
Case: Minor Plaintiff v. Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, et al.
No.1 in: Negligent Security, Failure to Monitor
$10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Anna Benvenutti Hoffmann, Nick Brustin, Alexandra Lampert, Meghna Philip of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP; Kate L. Chatfield of Kate L. Chatfield
Case: Trulove v. Police Officer D'Amico, et al.
No.1 in: Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
$9,250,000.00
Attorneys: David H. Ricks of David H. Ricks & Associates
Case: Burchell v. Barker, et al.
No.1 in: Lack of Informed Consent
$8,244,269.82
Attorneys: Bryan C. Altman of The Altman Law Group; Lauren A. Ungs, R. Roger Kirnos of Knight Law Group LLP
Case: Nolan v. Ford Motor Co.
No.1 in: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Lemon Law
$8,008,817.00
Attorneys: Nancy L. Abrolat, Shahane A. Martirosyan, Edward E. Kim, Melvin L. Felton of Abrolat Law PC
Case: Gruzalski, et al. v. Federal Express Corp.
No.1 in: Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
$6,298,237.00
Attorneys: Ryan A. Casey, Patrick K. Gunning, Adam K. Shea of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Scott J. Corwin of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation
Case: Enriquez v. Gonzalez Travel & Tours Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Bus Accident
$5,475,720.00
Attorneys: Janice F. Mulligan, Brian K. Findley, Elizabeth A. Banham of The Law Offices of Mulligan, Banham & Findley
Case: Estate of Eberhardt v. Ahmc Anaheim Regional Medical Center L.P.
No.1 in: Failure to Diagnose, Erroneous Treatment
$5,147,000.00
Attorneys: C. Keith Greer of Greer & Associates; Frederick W. Gaston of Gaston & Gaston APLC
Case: Estate of Zahau v. Shacknai
No.1 in: Murder
$4,250,000.00
Attorneys: John M. O'Brien of John M. O'Brien & Associates PC
Case: Laborer v. Desilva Gates Construction
No.1 in: Construction Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Loader Accident
$4,003,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case: Briley v. City of West Covina
No.1 in: Failure to Promote
$3,662,806.00
Attorneys: James Urbanic of Urbanic & Associates; Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Liggins v. Archdiocese of Los Angeles
No.1 in: Pregnancy Discrimination
$3,652,000.00
Attorneys: Jesse Gessin, Jay P. Barron of Keller/Anderle LLP
Case: Howard v. Howard, et al.
No.1 in: Fraud in the Inducement, Legal Malpractice, Property Rights, Wills, Trusts & Estates
$3,610,000.00
Attorneys: Frank J. Valdez of Law Office of Frank J. Valdez
Case: Hernandez v. Jensen, et al.
No.1 in: Gunshot Wound, Negligent Discharge
$3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. McCormack of Callahan & Blaine
Case: Davick v. Holiday Inn Express, et al.
No.1 in: Rape, Failure to Train
$3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Raymond D. McElfish, Neda L. Lotfi, Evgenia Terehova, Adnan Fakih of McElfish Law Firm; Bob B. Khakshooy of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy
Case: Flores v. Anderson Hay & Grain Co. Inc.
No.1 in: Ladder Accident
$3,431,183.00
Attorneys: Derek S. Raynes, Jeffrey S. Raynes, Jeffrey R. Erickson of Raynes Erickson
Case: Tijerina v. Gering
No.1 in: Failure to Refer
$3,250,718.00
Attorneys: Todd H. Harrison, Brennan S. Kahn of Perona Langer Beck Serbin Harrison
Case: Lizarraga v. Loma Linda University Medical Center
No.1 in: Religious Discrimination
$3,160,179.31
Attorneys: Ryan D. Saba, Joshua D. Schein of Rosen Saba LLP
Case: MediPro v. Certified Nursing Registry
No.1 in: Tortious Interference
$3,021,558.00
Attorneys: Martin R. Berman of Law Office of Pflaster & Berman
Case: LB Global Inc. v. Park
No.1 in: Common Count
$3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Andje M. Medina of Altair Law; Conor M. Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case: Estate of Belo v. Bally Hallinan Family, L.L.C.
No.1 in: Landlord-Tenant, Smoke Inhalation
$2,750,000.00
Attorneys: John L. Burris, Adante De Pointer, Melissa C. Nold of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case: Estate of Lam v. City of Los Banos, et al.
No.1 in: Excessive Force, Police Brutality
$2,750,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew S. McNicholas, Douglas D. Winter of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case: Meiche v. City of Los Angeles
No.1 in: Embezzlement
$2,646,973.73
Attorneys: Robert A. Kahn, Jonathan Roven of Kahn Roven, LLP
Case: Elliott v. Connect the Dots, et al.
No.1 in: Negligent Hiring
$2,551,726.00
Attorneys: Pejman A. Ben-Cohen, Steven L. Mazza, Paul S. Zuckerman, Robert J. Ounjian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case: Marrone v. Sherman Oaks Shopping Center Partnership
No.1 in: Trip and Fall
$2,464,560.00
Attorneys: Amnon Z. Siegel, David W. Schecter of Miller Barondess LLP; Phillip Ashman, Brian A. Kumamoto of Myers Andras Ashman Kumamoto LLP
Case: WindAirWest LLC v. Castle & Cooke Aviation Services Inc.
No.1 in: Aviation Accident, Property Damage
$2,325,219.00
Attorneys: Gerald E. Agnew Jr., Kenneth A. Holdren, Anna H. Cronk of Agnew Brusavich
Case: Tamanaha v. Gramajo Barrios, et al.
No.1 in: Multi-Vehicle Accident
$2,249,472.00
Attorneys: Joel Krissman of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case: Lacy v. Manson Construction Co.
No.1 in: Admiralty Law, Jones Act
$2,221,000.00
Attorneys: Niall P. McCarthy, Emanuel B. Townsend of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
Case: Reynolds v. Pintarelli, et al.
No.1 in: Trespass, Burglary
$2,131,831.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Conroy, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Laura B. Walther of Cartwright, Scruggs, Fulton & Walther
Case: Estate of Tuttle v. Heavenly Valley L.P., et al.
No.1 in: Skiing Accident
$2,125,000.00
Attorneys: Eric D. Nielsen of The Nielsen Law Firm, PC; Tiffany T. Chung of Law Offices of Tiffany Chung
Case: Brookman v. Signature Fundraising Inc.
No.1 in: Falling Object
$2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Victor C. Thuesen of Law Office of Victor C. Thuesen
Case: Clark v. Hidden Valley Lake Association, Inc.
No.1 in: Invasion of Privacy
$2,000,000.00
Attorneys: William P. Keith, Anne K. Wilson of Duckor Spradling Metzger Wynne; Krista L. Baughman of Dhillon Law Group Inc.
Case: Direct List L.L.C. v. Vistage International Inc.
No.1 in: Data Breach, Negligent Interference
$1,600,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Virag of MyBedBugLawyer, Inc.
Case: Martinez, et al. v. Amusement Six Apartments LLC
No.1 in: Bed Bug Bite
$1,399,309.00
Attorneys: Alexander H. Feldman, Michael F. Moran, Damon A. Schwartz of Moran Law
Case: Estate of Swalve v. Victor Valley Hospital Acquisition Inc.
No.1 in: Nursing Home Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Supervise
$1,375,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. O'Grady of Law offices of Brian J. O'Grady
Case: Palma-Hauser v. Palma
No.1 in: Undue Influence
$1,300,000.00
Attorneys: Vida M. Holguin of Law Office of Vida M. Holguin; Patricio T. Barrera of Barrera & Associates
Case: Do v. Raytheon Company, et al.
No.1 in: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
$1,260,000.00
Attorneys: Erika Contreras, Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Estate of Tieu v. Sina International, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: Mass Transit Accident, Negligent Retention
$1,150,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Byrne, Sherin Hackman of The ByrneLaw Office
Case: Mistras Group, Inc. v. Peterson, et al.
No.1 in: Libel
$1,115,628.00
Attorneys: Donald G. Liddy, Brynna D. Popka of Liddy Law Firm; Jeffrey I. Pheffer of Pheffer Law
Case: Brenco v. LACMTA
No.1 in: Single-Vehicle Accident
$1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Victor C. Thuesen of Law Office of Victor C. Thuesen; Lawrence J. King of Law Offices of Lawrence J. King
Case: Norman v. Hanna Boys Center Inc.
No.1 in: Unpaid Wages, Promissory Estoppel
$1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher Montes de Oca of Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca; Eseigbe Omofoma of The Omofoma Law Firm
Case: Diaz v. County of Los Angeles
No.1 in: Failure to Inform
$1,022,000.00
Attorneys: Myra C. Fleischer, Daniel J. Martin of Fleischer & Ravreby
Case: Zhigalko v. Grub
No.1 in: Quantum Meruit, Equitable Division, Family Law
$1,002,176.00
Attorneys: Vincent Calderone, Ivan B. Perkins of Calderone Law Firm; Patricio T. Barrera, Ashley A. Davenport of Barrera & Associates
Case: Hoffer v. Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
No.1 in: Failure to Hire
$1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kyle J. Todd, Maximilian Lee of Law Offices of Kyle Todd
Case: Scudder v. State of California Department of Transportation
No.1 in: Race Discrimination, Racial Harassment
$1,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jerry L. Kay, Mark L. Share of De Castro, West, Chodorow, Mendler, & Glickfeld, Inc.
Case: NMSBPCSLDHB, LP v. Inland Counties Regional Center
No.1 in: Promissory Note
$987,559.00
Attorneys: Phillip C. Samouris, Joseph A. Gonnella of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP
Case: Kim v. Estep
No.1 in: Indemnity, Failure to Disclose
$911,174.00
Attorneys: Sanford L. Horn of Law Offices of Sanford L. Horn; Shawn E. McMenomy of Law Office of Shawn E. McMenomy
Case: Woo v. Phillip Roman & Co.
No.1 in: Wage and Hour Violation
$827,544.00
Attorneys: Michael R. Bracamontes, Ryan J. Vlasak, Michael A. Schreiber of Bracamontes & Vlasak, PC
Case: Estate of Frausto v. California Highway Patrol, et al.
No.1 in: Death in Custody
$800,000.00
Attorneys: Pejman A. Ben-Cohen, Paul S. Zuckerman, Jake Cohen of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case: Ortega v. Morgan, et al.
No.1 in: Dog Bite, Animal Attack
$776,000.00
Attorneys: Edward C. Casey Jr. of The Law Offices of Edward C. Casey
Case: Bekinna v. Mahadevan
No.1 in: Slander
$750,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas M. Ferlauto of The Law Office Of Thomas M. Ferlauto; Philip Kent Cohen of Philip Kent Cohen APC
Case: Segura v. De Sylva
No.1 in: Abuse of Process
$710,261.00
Attorneys: Michael Machat of Machat & Associates P.C.
Case: Talent Mobile Development, Inc. v. Headios Group
No.1 in: Trademark Infringement, Cybersquatting
$710,001.00
Attorneys: Martin D. Singer , David B. Jonelis, Lindsay D. Molnar of Lavely & Singer, PC
Case: Grumpy Cat Limited v. Grenade Beverage L.L.C.
No.1 in: Copyright Infringement
$614,755.00
Attorneys: Sean M. Novak of The Novak Law Firm, P.C
Case: Green v. Empire Transportation, Inc., et al.
No.1 in: On-board Accident
$575,663.00
Attorneys: Joel B. Douglas, Carolyn J. Lindholm of Bonne Bridges Mueller O’Keefe & Nichols
Case: J.G., Pro Ami v. Macy’s West Stores, Inc.
No.1 in: Attractive Nuisance, Eye Injury
$500,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP; Jorge Ledezma of Ledezma Law Group
Case: Fregoso v. Parkview Community Hospital
No.1 in: Delayed Childbirth, Ob-Gyn Malpractice
$400,000.00
Attorneys: Mary R. Robberson, Rachel E. Moffitt, Geoffrey M. Thorne, Thomas W. Ferrell of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP
Case: Petrus v. New York Life Insurance Company
No.1 in: Insurance Broker Malpractice
$344,800.00
Attorneys: Lawrance A. Bohm, Bradley J. Mancuso, Rachael E. Sauer of Bohm Law Group, Inc. ; Tina M. Locklear, Jordana R. Furman, Kelli M. Farrell of Law Offices Of Tina Locklear
Case: Khan v. Infor (US), Inc.
No.1 in: Unpaid Commissions
$288,000.00
Attorneys: Haytham Faraj of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC; Ted B. Wacker of Law Offices of Ted B. Wacker; L. Scott Karlin, David E. Karlin, Michael J. Karlin of The Karlin Law Firm LLP; Michael I. Gowdey of Law Offices of Michael I. Gowdey
Case: Wood v. San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
No.1 in: Forklift Accident
$145,000.00
Attorneys: Arturo J. González, Alexis A. Amezcua, Mallory Morales, Caitlin S. Blythe, Antonio L. Ingram, II of Morrison & Foerster
Case: Barajas v. City of Rohnert Park, et al.
No.1 in: Unreasonable Search and Seizure
$141,652.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey E. Lieber of Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Lieber; Michael J. Murtaugh of Murtaugh Treglia Stern & Deily LLP
Case: Vahadi v. Bryant.Palmer.Soto Inc.
No.1 in: Architectural Malpractice

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