Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 plaintiffs' jury verdicts* obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2018.

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1
Amount:$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.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
2
Amount:$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.
Type:Economic Loss, Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
3
Amount:$105,356,000.00
Attorneys:Bibianne U. Fell, Patrick C. Stormes-Swan of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case:Kali v. Young
Type:Negligent Misrepresentation, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Unlicensed Activity, Constructive Fraud, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$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
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$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.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Civil Theft, Commercial Litigation
6
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Intellectual Property Infringement, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
7
Amount:$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
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount:$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
Type:Assault and Battery, Government Negligence, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
9
Amount:$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.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Hit and Run, Negligent Entrustment, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
10
Amount:$41,634,170.00
Attorneys:Alexander R. Wheeler, R. Rex Parris, Rutger R. Parris, Khail A. Parris, Jonathan W. Douglass, Bernadette N. Manigault of PARRIS
Case:Taylor v. Schilling
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort

* This and other lists of plaintiffs’ jury verdicts, in our publication, may occasionally include a small number of counter- and/or cross-plaintiffs’ verdicts.

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