Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 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 20 Verdicts in California in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2018.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another verdict should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

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
11
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unfair Business Practices, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Nuisance, Failure to Maintain, Elder Financial Abuse, Elder Abuse, Real Estate, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$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.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
13
Amount:$30,270,501.00
Attorneys:Scott D. Peebles, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Morgan v. CBS Corp., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
14
Amount:$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.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
15
Amount:$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.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
16
Amount:$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
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Talc Exposure, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
17
Amount:$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.
Type:Negligent Supervision, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
18
Amount:$25,247,350.00
Attorneys:Stephen E. Morrissey, Ravi Doshi, Davida Brook, Brian D. Melton of Susman Godfrey LLP
Case:Hinrichs & Associates v. Beats Electronics L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Contract, Intellectual Property Infringement, Commercial Litigation
19
Amount:$18,641,959.00
Attorneys:Joann F. Rezzo, Louis Chip Edleson of Edleson & Rezzo
Case:Tilkey v. Allstate Insurance Company
Type:Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
20
Amount:$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.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Negligence in Employment, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior

* 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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