Number 3 Verdicts in California in 2018

Number 3 Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the third-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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$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.3 in: Personal Injury, 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.3 in: Intentional Tort
$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.3 in: Intellectual Property Infringement, Commercial Litigation
$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.3 in: Motor Vehicle 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.3 in: Unfair Business Practices
$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.3 in: Product Liability, 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.3 in: Failure to Warn, Toxic Exposure
$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.3 in: Asbestos Exposure
$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.
No.3 in: Breach of Contract
$22,962,494.66
Attorneys: James E. Ballidis of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie
Case: Dauod v. Geico Insurance Company
No.3 in: Car Accident
$14,620,086.00
Attorneys: David L. Amell, Marissa Y. Uchimura, William F. Ruiz, Sarah E. Gilson of Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French and Mudd, LLC
Case: Barr v. Parker Hannifin Corp., et al.
No.3 in: Mesothelioma
$14,600,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley, Courtney E. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case: Guzman v. Defendant Truck Driver, et al.
No.3 in: Truck Accident, Wrongful Death
$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.3 in: Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
$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.3 in: Brain Injury
$13,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
No.3 in: Labor & Employment, Psychological Injury
$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.3 in: Dangerous Condition
$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.3 in: Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Workplace Harassment, Harassment
$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.3 in: Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Sexual Assault, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Child Protection
$9,250,000.00
Attorneys: David H. Ricks of David H. Ricks & Associates
Case: Burchell v. Barker, et al.
No.3 in: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice
$9,100,000.00
Attorneys: Boris Treyzon of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case: Watts v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
No.3 in: Negligent Maintenance
$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.3 in: Fraud
$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.3 in: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation
$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.3 in: Breach of Warranty, Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation
$7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Alaa A. Yasin of Dordick Law Corporation; Erik L. Peterson of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP
Case: Estate of Asencio v. City of Covina, et al.
No.3 in: Motorcycle Accident, Negligent Entrustment
$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.3 in: Pedestrian Accident
$6,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case: Martinez v. Rite Aid Corp.
No.3 in: Disability Discrimination
$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.3 in: Inadequate Care
$5,203,984.00
Attorneys: Steven R. Vartazarian, Matthew J. Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case: Sanchez v. Avis Budget Group
No.3 in: Bicycle Accident
$4,525,402.00
Attorneys: Seth I. Rosenberg, Christopher A. Wimmer of Emergent P.C.
Case: Fraissl v. Moore, et al.
No.3 in: Assault and Battery, Negligent Security
$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.3 in: Defamation, Reputational Harm
$3,652,000.00
Attorneys: Jesse Gessin, Jay P. Barron of Keller/Anderle LLP
Case: Howard v. Howard, et al.
No.3 in: Elder Abuse
$3,610,000.00
Attorneys: Frank J. Valdez of Law Office of Frank J. Valdez
Case: Hernandez v. Jensen, et al.
No.3 in: Work Accident
$3,605,040.42
Attorneys: J. Bernard Alexander, III of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Seung L. Yang, Christopher L. Garcia, Allen V. Feghali, Justin F. Marquez of Moon & Yang APC
Case: Kunga v. American Guard Services, Inc.
No.3 in: Failure to Accommodate
$3,431,183.00
Attorneys: Derek S. Raynes, Jeffrey S. Raynes, Jeffrey R. Erickson of Raynes Erickson
Case: Tijerina v. Gering
No.3 in: Failure to Monitor
$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.3 in: Fall
$3,195,770.00
Attorneys: C. Michael Alder, Lourdes de Armas, Ashley A. Laiken of AlderLaw, P.C.; Margarit K. Mardirosian of Mardirosian & Mardirosian APLC
Case: Mikaelian v. Glendale I Mall Associates, LLP, et al.
No.3 in: Slip and Fall
$3,160,179.31
Attorneys: Ryan D. Saba, Joshua D. Schein of Rosen Saba LLP
Case: MediPro v. Certified Nursing Registry
No.3 in: Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment
$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.3 in: Hostile Work Environment
$3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Lars C. Johnson, Brian Hong of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case: Oliver v. Worldwide Corporate Housing L.P.
No.3 in: Burn Injury
$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.3 in: Breach of Fiduciary Duty
$2,600,000.00
Attorneys: Elizabeth M. Peck of Peck-Law; Kevin M. Schwin of Schwin Law, PC
Case: Hudson v. Beverly Fabrics
No.3 in: Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment
$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.3 in: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, Lemon Law
$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.3 in: Gunshot Wound, Police Misconduct
$2,249,472.00
Attorneys: Joel Krissman of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case: Lacy v. Manson Construction Co.
No.3 in: Failure to Maintain
$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.3 in: Sexual Abuse
$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.3 in: Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Civil Theft
$1,753,798.00
Attorneys: Christopher B. Dolan, Aimee E. Kirby of Dolan Law Firm PC
Case: Dolan v. Heinrich
No.3 in: Constructive Fraud
$1,500,000.00
Attorneys: R. Michael Bomberger, Stephen J. Estey, Mary Bajo of Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Case: A.N.P. v. Fosgett, et al.
No.3 in: School Safety
$1,474,137.00
Attorneys: Christopher Purcell, Christina D. Bennett of Purcell Law
Case: Pannu v. Abdallah
No.3 in: Workplace Negligence
$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.3 in: Failure to Diagnose, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Train
$1,375,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. O'Grady of Law offices of Brian J. O'Grady
Case: Palma-Hauser v. Palma
No.3 in: Fraud in the Inducement, Elder Financial Abuse
$1,150,000.00
Attorneys: John P. Byrne, Sherin Hackman of The ByrneLaw Office
Case: Mistras Group, Inc. v. Peterson, et al.
No.3 in: Bad Faith
$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.3 in: Bus Accident
$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.3 in: Age Discrimination
$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.3 in: Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate
$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.3 in: Failure to Promote
$865,173.00
Attorneys: J. Christopher Jaczko of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP; David B. Cupar, Matthew J. Cavanagh of McDonald Hopkins LLC
Case: Spectrum Laboratories, LLC v. Dr. Greens, Inc., et al.
No.3 in: Patent Infringement
$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.3 in: Government Negligence, Failure to Report
$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.3 in: Wrongful Demotion
$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.3 in: Hospital Malpractice
$752,079.59
Attorneys: Nina P. Brahman of The Brahman Law Office
Case: Davis v. Gamal, et.al.
No.3 in: Multi-Vehicle Accident
$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.3 in: Police Brutality, Abuse of Power
$740,646.00
Attorneys: Michael W. Caspino, Megan M. Holbrook of Buchalter
Case: Sawyer v. Sawyer
No.3 in: Legal Malpractice
$736,000.00
Attorneys: Kimberly Lind, Ashleigh N. Stone of KO Legal, Inc.; Dustin L. Collier, Joshua Socks of Collier Law Firm; Ashleigh N. Stone of Stone Law & Consulting; of
Case: Gonzales v. The City of Long Beach
No.3 in: Race Discrimination
$650,000.00
Attorneys: William M. Crosby of Law Offices of William M. Crosby
Case: Trimble v. Fullerton Joint Union High School District
No.3 in: Conspiracy
$648,981.00
Attorneys: Boris Treyzon, Alexander Cohen, Monica A. Szkopek of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case: Be Wicked Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America
No.3 in: Property Damage, Nuisance, Trespass
$636,098.18
Attorneys: William E. Strickland of Strickland Law Firm
Case: Ziegler v. The Bay Clubs Co. LLC, et al.
No.3 in: Trip and Fall
$617,800.00
Attorneys: B. Robert Allard of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP; Jonathan C. Little of Saeed & Little LLP
Case: Knutson v. Foster, et al.
No.3 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.3 in: Mass Transit Accident
$526,649.00
Attorneys: Jayme L. Walker, J. Gary Gwilliam of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer
Case: Morse v. County of Merced
No.3 in: Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest
$480,000.00
Attorneys: James G. O'Callahan of Girardi | Keese
Case: Morey v. Karayan M.D.
No.3 in: Lack of Informed Consent
$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.3 in: Failure to Supervise
$351,064.00
Attorneys: Edward M. Picozzi of Edward M. Picozzi
Case: Silbermann v. Shangri-La Construction L.P.
No.3 in: Quantum Meruit
$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.3 in: Abuse of Process
$295,756.00
Attorneys: Keith A. Fink, Sarah E. Hernandez, Jennifer H. Yeung of Keith Fink & Associates
Case: Garcia v. Vaughn Management & Services, Inc.
No.3 in: Unpaid Wages
$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.3 in: Falling Object
$222,640.00
Attorneys: M. Candice Bryner, Tumy N. Nguyen of Law Offices of M. Candice Bryner APC
Case: Huynh v. Lee
No.3 in: Embezzlement
$200,000.00
Attorneys: Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case: Estate of S.B. and M.B. v. County of San Diego, et al.
No.3 in: Excessive Force
$185,425.00
Attorneys: Scott B. Garner, Todd W. Smith of Umberg Zipser LLP
Case: Newport Beach Center for Surgery L.L.C. v. King
No.3 in: Common Count
$165,000.00
Attorneys: Jerry N. Gans of Gans & Rosenfield, LLP; Laura M. Knox-Raphael of The Knox-Raphael Law Firm
Case: Knox v. Bluffs Homeowners' Community Association
No.3 in: Promissory Estoppel

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