Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Verdicts in California in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 100 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:$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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
Amount:$26,953,170.00
Attorneys:Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson
Case:Diaz vs. Atlas Construction Supply Inc.
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$26,298,000.00
Attorneys:Simona A. Farrise of Farrise Firm; Benjamin H. Adams of Dean Omar & Branham, LLP
Case:Estate of Ortiz, 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:$16,600,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Moland v. Mcwane Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
21
Amount:$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.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
22
Amount:$14,600,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas C. Rowley, Courtney E. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Guzman v. Defendant Truck Driver, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
23
Amount:$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
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
24
Amount:$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.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
25
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
26
Amount:$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.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Electrical Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Psychological Injury, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$11,779,155.00
Attorneys:Olivier A. Taillieu of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Esparza, et al. v. Win Distribution Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$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.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
29
Amount:$10,004,871.00
Attorneys:Stephen G. Larson, Jonathan E. Phillips, Melissa A. Meister, Ariana E. Fuller of Larson O'Brien LLP
Case:Plaintiff, Pro Ami v. Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Premises Liability, Sexual Assault, Negligent Security, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Report, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
30
Amount:$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.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
31
Amount:$9,962,495.00
Attorneys:James E. Ballidis, Jennifer A. Schwarz of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie
Case:Dauod v. Geico Insurance Company
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
32
Amount:$9,250,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Ricks of David H. Ricks & Associates
Case:Burchell v. Barker, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$9,100,000.00
Attorneys:Boris Treyzon of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case:Watts v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
34
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:W. Christopher Dalton, Craig R. McClellan of The McClellan Law Firm
Case:B.P., Pro AmI v. Zaid, M.D., et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Birth , Wrongful Life , Failure to Inform, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$8,443,817.00
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.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
36
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Lemon Law, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$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.
Type:Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
38
Amount:$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.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
39
Amount:$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.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Lemon Law
40 (tie)
Amount:$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.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
40 (tie)
Amount:$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.
Type:Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Inadequate Care, Unlicensed Activity, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
41
Amount:$6,840,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:O’Kelly v. Bryant
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
42
Amount:$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.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Psychological Injury, Hit and Run, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
43
Amount:$6,811,189.00
Attorneys:Michael C. Eyerly, Eric L. Brown , Patrick A. DeBlase of DeBlase Brown Eyerly LLP; Matt McLeod of Shrader & Associates, LLP
Case:Kramer v. Amcord Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
44
Amount:$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.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$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.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
46
Amount:$6,031,866.00
Attorneys:Robert Hamparyan, Laura M. Sasaki of Law Offices Of Robert Hamparyan
Case:Fujimoto v. Moore, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47
Amount:$5,614,259.00
Attorneys:Andrew C. Schwartz of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
Case:Zapotoczny v. Schindler Elevator Corp., et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Elevator Accident, Negligent Tort
48
Amount:$5,510,000.00
Attorneys:Richard H. Schoenberger, Joseph A. Nicholson of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; Greg A. Coates of Law Office of Greg A. Coates
Case:Bruce v. Telfer Technologies, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
49
Amount:$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.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
50
Amount:$5,250,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel A. Reisman, Erin K. Reisman of Reisman & Reisman; John J. Perlstein of Law Office of John J. Perlstein
Case:Curry v. Academy Pointe, Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Failure to Maintain, Intentional Tort, Housing Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate

* 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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