Number 2 Verdicts in California in 2018

Number 2 Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the second-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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$105,356,000.00
Attorneys: Bibianne U. Fell, Patrick C. Stormes-Swan of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case: Kali v. Young
No.2 in: Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
$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.2 in: Intellectual Property Infringement, Commercial Litigation
$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.2 in: Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
$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.2 in: Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident
$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
No.2 in: Car Accident
$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.2 in: Breach of Contract
$30,270,501.00
Attorneys: Scott D. Peebles, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case: Morgan v. CBS Corp., et al.
No.2 in: Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Strict Liability
$26,298,000.00
Attorneys: Simona A. Farrise of Farrise Firm; Benjamin H. Adams of Dean Omar & Branham, LLP
Case: Estate of Gomez, et al. v. Metalclad Insulation L.L.C.
No.2 in: Asbestos Exposure, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma
$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.2 in: Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Child Protection
$18,641,959.00
Attorneys: Joann F. Rezzo, ​​​​​​​Louis Chip Edleson of Edleson & Rezzo
Case: Tilkey v. Allstate Insurance Company
No.2 in: Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment
$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.2 in: Dangerous Condition, Negligent Supervision, Brain Injury, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
$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.2 in: Negligent Entrustment
$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.2 in: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice
$13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
No.2 in: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
$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.2 in: Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance
$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.2 in: Whistleblower Retaliation
$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.2 in: Fraud, Civil Theft
$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.2 in: Failure to Report
$9,100,000.00
Attorneys: Boris Treyzon of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case: Watts v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
No.2 in: Bicycle Accident
$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.2 in: Breach of Warranty, Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation
$8,042,476.00
Attorneys: Thomas S. Feher, Robert T. Simon, Shelby Kail, Travis E. Davis of The Simon Law Group, LLP; T. Gabe Houston of Houston Law of California, PC
Case: Soulliere v. Suzuki Motor of America Inc.
No.2 in: Motorcycle Accident
$7,974,539.00
Attorneys: Jason S. Bell, Warren R. Paboojian, Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case: Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
No.2 in: Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Reputational Harm
$7,689,564.84
Attorneys: Bryan C. Altman of The Altman Law Group; Lauren A. Ungs, R. Roger Kirnos of Knight Law Group LLP
Case: Brown v. Ford Motor Co.
No.2 in: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Lemon Law
$7,000,000.00
Attorneys: J. Jude Basile of Basile Law Firm; John H. Gomez, Jeremiah A. Lowe, Patrick C. Stormes-Swan of Gomez Trial Attorneys; Gregory G. Rizio, Lynn P. Whitlock of Rizio Liberty Lipinsky
Case: Estate of Reyna v. ABTTC Inc., et al.
No.2 in: Unnecessary Surgery, Inadequate Care, Unlicensed Activity, Failure to Monitor
$6,829,318.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Conroy, Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Benjamin D. Swanson of The Swanson Law Group; Jason R. Sanchez of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Case: Pacific v. Preciado, et al.
No.2 in: Hit and Run
$6,300,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Rudorfer, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Martinez, et al. v. Whittier Uptown Association, et al.
No.2 in: Pedestrian Accident, Negligent Security
$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.2 in: Hospital Malpractice
$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.2 in: Assault and Battery
$4,950,000.00
Attorneys: Parham Nikfarjam, Moses Lebovits of Daniels, Fine, Israel, Schonbuch & Lebovits, LLP; Louis L. Gertler of Gertler Law Firm, LLP
Case: King v. Maxi-Matic U.S.A. Inc.
No.2 in: Burn Injury
$4,572,835.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Hill v. Asian American Drug Abuse Program Inc.
No.2 in: Failure to Accommodate
$4,300,000.00
Attorneys: Charles A. Bonner, A. Cabral Bonner of Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner; Karan K. Gill of Law Offices of Karan K. Gill
Case: Brown v. City of Oakland, et al.
No.2 in: Elder Abuse
$4,250,000.00
Attorneys: John M. O'Brien of John M. O'Brien & Associates PC
Case: Laborer v. Desilva Gates Construction
No.2 in: Work 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.2 in: Abuse of Power
$4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Russel D. Myrick, Keith E. Rodenhuis of RDM Legal Group
Case: Blanchette v. Competitor Group, Inc.
No.2 in: Gross Negligence
$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.2 in: Hostile Work Environment
$3,652,000.00
Attorneys: Jesse Gessin, Jay P. Barron of Keller/Anderle LLP
Case: Howard v. Howard, et al.
No.2 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Elder Financial Abuse, Constructive Fraud
$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.2 in: Fall
$3,431,183.00
Attorneys: Derek S. Raynes, Jeffrey S. Raynes, Jeffrey R. Erickson of Raynes Erickson
Case: Tijerina v. Gering
No.2 in: Failure to Diagnose
$3,314,231.00
Attorneys: Daniel D. Geoulla, Michael B. Geoola, Liana Ter-Oganesyan, Meylin P. Alfaro of B&D Law Group, APLC
Case: Schuler v. Ralphs
No.2 in: Slip and Fall
$3,021,558.00
Attorneys: Martin R. Berman of Law Office of Pflaster & Berman
Case: LB Global Inc. v. Park
No.2 in: Conversion, Bad Faith
$3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz, Marla A. Brown of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case: Allstot v. City of Los Angeles
No.2 in: Sexual Harassment
$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.2 in: Failure to Maintain
$2,887,758.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey A. Lipow of Lipow & Harris; Robbie R. Nichols of Law Office of Rob R. Nichols
Case: Reynaud v. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC
No.2 in: Legal Malpractice
$2,847,500.00
Attorneys: Teresa A. Johnson, Daniel K. Kramer of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP
Case: Salazar v. Cannon Constructors
No.2 in: Construction Accident
$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.2 in: Gunshot Wound, Police Misconduct
$2,599,525.00
Attorneys: Steve B. Mikhov, Lauren A. Ungs, R. Roger Kirnos, Christopher Swanson of Knight Law Group LLP; Bryan C. Altman of The Altman Law Group
Case: Coon v. Ford Motor Co
No.2 in: Fraud in the Inducement
$2,559,399.00
Attorneys: Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells, Leila K. Al Faiz of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case: Lawrence v. City of Long Beach
No.2 in: Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Promote
$2,500,000.00
Attorneys: John W. Harris, Herbert J. Sterling Hayden, Paul D. Eisner of Harris & Associates
Case: Estate of Davis v. Anthony
No.2 in: Excessive Force, Police Brutality
$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.2 in: Workplace Negligence
$2,100,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel M. Gilleon, Samuel A. Clemens of The Gilleon Law Firm; Michael L. Kirby, Jason M. Kirby, Heather W. Schallhorn of Kirby & Kirby LLP
Case: Minor Plaintiff v. San Diego Unified School District, et al.
No.2 in: School Safety, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Train
$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.2 in: Tortious Interference
$1,950,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Coulson, Stephen K. Shahida, Myomi T. Coad, Patrick J. McCarthy, Ronald J. Pabis of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Case: Ecoservices LLC v. Certified Aviation Services LLC
No.2 in: Patent Infringement
$1,806,499.00
Attorneys: Glenn J. Campbell of The Ventura Law Group; Richard R. Bredlau of Law Offices of Richard R. Bredlau
Case: Shuler v. Capital Agricultural Property Services Inc.
No.2 in: Property Damage, Nuisance, Real Estate, Trespass
$1,753,798.00
Attorneys: Christopher B. Dolan, Aimee E. Kirby of Dolan Law Firm PC
Case: Dolan v. Heinrich
No.2 in: Data Breach
$1,600,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Virag of MyBedBugLawyer, Inc.
Case: Martinez, et al. v. Amusement Six Apartments LLC
No.2 in: Landlord-Tenant
$1,399,309.00
Attorneys: Alexander H. Feldman, Michael F. Moran, Damon A. Schwartz of Moran Law (Santa Ana, CA)
Case: Estate of Swalve v. Victor Valley Hospital Acquisition Inc.
No.2 in: Failure to Refer
$1,375,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. O'Grady of Law offices of Brian J. O'Grady
Case: Palma-Hauser v. Palma
No.2 in: Wills, Trusts & Estates
$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.2 in: Bus Accident
$1,150,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Byrne, Sherin Hackman of The ByrneLaw Office
Case: Mistras Group, Inc. v. Peterson, et al.
No.2 in: Conspiracy
$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.2 in: Mass Transit Accident
$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.2 in: Government Negligence, Lack of Informed Consent
$1,029,026.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey T. Roberts, Michael M. Jeandron of The Roberts Law Firm A.P.C
Case: Hollowell v. Road Runner Sports Inc.
No.2 in: Trip and Fall
$1,022,000.00
Attorneys: Myra C. Fleischer, Daniel J. Martin of Fleischer & Ravreby
Case: Zhigalko v. Grub
No.2 in: Promissory Estoppel
$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.2 in: Unpaid Wages
$855,000.00
Attorneys: David M. Huff, Kelly Houle-Sandoval, Colin E. Barr, Niv V. Davidovich of Orbach Huff Suarez & Henderson LLP; Mark A. Miller of LA Unified School District
Case: LA Unified School District v. FH Paschen/SN Nielsen Inc.
No.2 in: Indemnity
$850,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas W. Byron, Zachary M. Lemley of Byron & Edwards, APC
Case: Sziebold v. Albertsons L.L.C.
No.2 in: Falling Object
$822,400.00
Attorneys: Scott O. Cummings, Lee K. Franck, Catherine Phan, Lindsey M. C. Crismon of Cummings & Franck, P.C.
Case: Saxton v. Hip Hop Beverage Corp.
No.2 in: Race Discrimination, Wage and Hour Violation
$790,000.00
Attorneys: Alan K. Nicolette, Francis P. Papica of Law Offices of Nordstrom, Steele, Nicolette & Blythe
Case: Estate of Boucher v. Kuo, M.D.
No.2 in: Failure to Inform
$776,000.00
Attorneys: Edward C. Casey Jr. of The Law Offices of Edward C. Casey
Case: Bekinna v. Mahadevan
No.2 in: Libel
$775,990.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Douglas D. Shaffer, Christopher V. Bulone, John M. Upton of Dordick Law Corporation; James M. Johnson of Johnson Attorneys Group
Case: Holmes v. Perry
No.2 in: Multi-Vehicle Accident
$772,416.00
Attorneys: Haik A. Beloryan of Law Offices of Haik Beloryan; Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case: Arustamyan v. BHC Alhambra Hospital, Inc.
No.2 in: Failure to Supervise
$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.2 in: Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
$740,646.00
Attorneys: Michael W. Caspino, Megan M. Holbrook of Buchalter
Case: Sawyer v. Sawyer
No.2 in: Embezzlement
$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.2 in: Trademark Infringement
$705,805.00
Attorneys: Mark K. Stender, Susan M. Hack of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, LLP
Case: Fesko v. Fesko
No.2 in: Common Count
$621,907.00
Attorneys: Steve B. Mikhov, Lauren A. Ungs, Russell W. Higgins, Deepak Devabose of Knight Law Group LLP; Sepehr Daghighian, Kevin Y. Jacobson, Larry S. Castruita of Hackler Daghighian Martino & Novak
Case: Cieslikowski v. FCA US L.L.C.
No.2 in: Failure to Disclose
$614,755.00
Attorneys: Sean M. Novak of The Novak Law Firm, P.C
Case: Green v. Empire Transportation, Inc., et al.
No.2 in: DUI
$600,000.00
Attorneys: Roya Mohammadi of Law Offices of Roya Mohammadi
Case: Philyaw v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
No.2 in: Negligent Training
$526,649.00
Attorneys: Jayme L. Walker, J. Gary Gwilliam of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Case: Morse v. County of Merced
No.2 in: Wrongful Imprisonment, Abuse of Process
$525,000.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Cohn of Aitken Aitken Cohn
Case: Jones v. Herring
No.2 in: Surgical Error
$500,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP; Jorge Ledezma of Ledezma Law Group
Case: Fregoso v. Parkview Community Hospital
No.2 in: Delayed Treatment
$491,911.00
Attorneys: Matthew J. Matern, Joshua D. Boxer, Matthew W. Gordon, Karen L. Wallace of Matern Law Group P.C.
Case: Aguilar v. LA Metro BP Holding Co., L.L.C., et al.
No.2 in: Constructive Discharge
$450,000.00
Attorneys: P. Paul Aghabala of Law Offices of P. Paul Aghabala & Associates; Michael D. Kuznetsky of Kuznetsky Law Group, P.C.
Case: Camacho v. Brentwood Holding Partners LLC, et al.
No.2 in: Contractor Negligence
$409,692.00
Attorneys: P. Randolph Finch Jr., Andrea L. Petray, Christopher D. F. Foster, Jennifer J. Griffin of Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP
Case: Thunder-Jones Contracting Group Inc. v. Reno Contracting Inc.
No.2 in: Quantum Meruit
$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.2 in: Insurance Bad Faith
$350,001.00
Attorneys: Stephen J. Mooney of Law Offices of Stephen J. Mooney; Kenneth A. Bryant of Bryant & Bryant
Case: Stark v. Officer Moree, et al.
No.2 in: Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
$275,000.00
Attorneys: Michael A. Stone-Molloy of The Lion's Law Office; Brian M. Wendler of Wendler Law, PC
Case: Baker v. Cottrell Inc.
No.2 in: Ladder Accident
$222,640.00
Attorneys: M. Candice Bryner, Tumy N. Nguyen of Law Offices of M. Candice Bryner APC
Case: Huynh v. Lee
No.2 in: Property Rights
$197,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan J. Lewis, Robyn A. Lewis of J. Lewis & Associates; Patricia A. Law, Jonathan A. Falcioni of Law Offices of Patricia A. Law
Case: M.H., Pro Ami, Pagaduan v. Guilherme
No.2 in: Dog Bite, Animal Attack
$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.2 in: Invasion of Privacy
$135,000.00
Attorneys: Richard L. Dewberry of Bewley, Lassleben & Miller, LLP
Case: International Patients Network Inc. v. Mousa
No.2 in: Slander

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