Top 50 Court Awards in California in 2018

Top 50 Court Awards in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 court (bench) awards obtained in 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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1
Amount: $36,093,664.00
Attorneys: Robert B. Bale, Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Aguirre v. Nissan North America, Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability
2
Amount: $6,400,375.00
Attorneys: Marc I. Zussman, Peter J. Kim of The Law Offices of Marc I. Zussman
Case: Shin v. Universal Trade Systems
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation
3
Amount: $6,101,139.00
Attorneys: Terry B. Bates, Raagini R. Shah, Ryan R. Wedell, Christine M. Neuharth of Reed Smith LLP
Case: Spirit SPE Portfolio CA C-Stores, L.L.C. v. SB Gas & Wash Management, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Promissory Note, Real Estate
4
Amount: $5,945,943.00
Attorneys: Kevin A. Day, Jacob M. Clark, Yunnie Y. Son of Alvarado Smith
Case: Elks Building Association of Santa Ana v. J.K. Properties Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Indemnity, Landlord-Tenant, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
5
Amount: $3,747,197.00
Attorneys: Michael Wright of Law Offices of Michael Wright; Benjamin B. Berger of Berger Harrison A.P.C
Case: JDP 21 California L.L.C. v. Brooks Institute Holding L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant
6
Amount: $2,678,901.00
Attorneys: Robert C. Pearman of Robinson & Pearman LLP; Gerald L. Greene of Law Offices of Gerald Greene; Nelson L. Atkins of Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan L.L.P
Case: Gales v. Catledge
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Conversion
7
Amount: $2,230,466.00
Attorneys: Frederick H. Ebey, Robert E. Wall, III, Dinah V. Sapia of Grunsky Law Firm
Case: CSAA Insurance Exchange v. Premier Restoration & Remodel Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Nuisance
8
Amount: $2,191,052.50
Attorneys: Steven Gregory Tidrick, Joel B. Young of The Tidrick Law Firm
Case: Robinson v. Open Top Sightseeing San Francisco, L.L.C.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
9
Amount: $1,800,000.00
Attorneys: Richard I. Arshonsky, Anne C. Manalili, Helen K. Colindres of Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
Case: Lalani Steel, Inc. v. International Economic and Trading Corp.
Type: Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Quantum Meruit, Promissory Estoppel
10
Amount: $1,651,702.00
Attorneys: Garo Mardirossian, Adam L. Feit of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case: Lewis v. Ukran, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
11
Amount: $1,470,502.00
Attorneys: Ronald N. Richards of Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, APC; Geoffrey S. Long of Law Offices Of Geoffrey Long, A.P.C.
Case: AAA Nison Corp. v. Golbari
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Promissory Note
12
Amount: $1,402,151.00
Attorneys: David A. Xavier of Law Offices of David A. Xavier
Case: Bonillas v. Romo
Type: Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Landlord-Tenant, Tenant Harassment
13
Amount: $1,031,000.00
Attorneys: Jack M. Schuler of The Law Office of Schuler & Brown; John D. Hardy of Law Offices of John Hardy; David S. Poole, Samuel R.W. Price, Jason R. Beaman of Poole & Shaffery, LLP
Case: Robinson Ranch Golf L.P. v. O&J Golf Construction Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Negligent Misrepresentation, Breach of Warranty of Habitability
14
Amount: $908,132.00
Attorneys: Scott E. Gizer, Diane M. Luczon, Zachary A. Gidding of Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP
Case: Mazakoda, Inc. v. J&J Oil, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Promissory Note
15
Amount: $898,773.00
Attorneys: Dennis V. Menke, James D. Menke of Menke & Menke, LLP; Mark Chatow of Chatow Law
Case: C Plus Electronics, Inc. v. Goldentek Display America, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
16
Amount: $874,550.32
Attorneys: Brian M. Grossman of Tesser Grossman LLP
Case: Rubinstein v. Fakheri
Type: Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort
17
Amount: $798,003.00
Attorneys: Ingrid M. Evans of Evans Law Firm Inc.
Case: L.N. v. Hopkins
Type: Professional Malpractice, Sexual Assault, Lack of Informed Consent
18
Amount: $787,506.00
Attorneys: Ronald K. Brown Jr., Richard L. Seide of Law Offices of Ronald K. Brown Jr., A.P.C
Case: Anaheim West Plaza Partners L.L.C. v. Workout World California L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Promissory Note
19
Amount: $768,293.00
Attorneys: Jeffrey P. Alpert, Ashley L. Montgomery, Dean Asher of Alpert Law Group, APC
Case: National Merchant Center Inc. v. FiveFour Group L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition
20
Amount: $735,242.00
Attorneys: Norman H. Levine, Lori L. Werderitch of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Case: The Glen Development Company v. Centrally Grown Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Consumer Fraud, Landlord-Tenant
21
Amount: $639,942.00
Attorneys: Paul N. Andonian of Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP
Case: Nextgen Healthcare Information Systems L.L.C. v. SergeMD Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Quantum Meruit
22
Amount: $558,000.00
Attorneys: Patrick McNicholas, David Angeloff of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case: Soto v. Meza Auto Inc., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall
23
Amount: $495,537.00
Attorneys: Steven J. Coté, Travis J. Tom of Chang & Coté
Case: Ozuna Electric Co., Inc. v. Integrated Process Control Engineering, Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit, Intentional Tort
24
Amount: $474,987.00
Attorneys: Scott R. Ames, Erin M. Kelly of Law Offices of Scott R. Ames
Case: Stanford v. Universal Surveillance Systems L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Unpaid Severance
25
Amount: $413,117.00
Attorneys: Marcus A. Mancini, Tara J. Licata, Armando M. Solorzano, Pamela A. Triplett of Mancini & Associates P.L.C.
Case: Mancini & Associates v. Schwetz
Type: Tortious Interference, Debt Collection, Negligent Interference
26
Amount: $384,812.00
Attorneys: Mark D. Erickson, Christopher B. Maciel of Haynes and Boone, LLP
Case: Husky Tire Corp. v. Fontana Discount Tire L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Promissory Note
27
Amount: $383,602.00
Attorneys: David T. Moutoux of Law Offices of David T. Moutoux
Case: Bakour v. Bilbeisi
Type: Fraud, Misrepresentation, Conversion, Intentional Tort
28
Amount: $372,794.00
Attorneys: Rodolfo A. Ruiz-Velasco of Ruiz-Velasco Law Firm
Case: Guerrero v. Valentino's Restaurant Holdings Inc.
Type: Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
29
Amount: $367,533.00
Attorneys: Matthew C. Bradford , N. Marc Robinson of Robinson Bradford LLP
Case: Grupe Investment Company Inc. v. Li
Type: Breach of Contract
30
Amount: $347,788.00
Attorneys: Hanzhang Xu of Law Offices of James Zhou; Long Z. Liu of The Liu Law Firm
Case: Xie v. Xie
Type: Breach of Contract, Conversion, Promissory Note, Intentional Tort
31
Amount: $346,386.00
Attorneys: Brian M. Grossman, Nickolas B. Solish, Elina E. Antoniou of Tesser Grossman LLP
Case: Panich v. Portney
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, Elder Financial Abuse, Wills, Trusts & Estates
32
Amount: $295,835.00
Attorneys: Reid H. Breitman, Deborah L. Pernice Knefel of Kuzyk Law, LLP; Paul J. Sievers, Alexa P. Stephenson of Geraci Law Firm
Case: Bautista v. Main International Group Corp.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Property Rights, Promissory Note, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
33
Amount: $292,894.00
Attorneys: Jerry A. Kaplan, Joseph D. Benincasa of Kaplan, Kenegos & Kadin
Case: Gems & Diamonds Inc. v. Shalev
Type: Conversion, Intentional Tort
34
Amount: $287,751.00
Attorneys: Jesus Zelada of The Law Office of Jesus Zelada
Case: Yanez v. Martinez
Type: Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Mental Abuse, Harassment
35
Amount: $287,055.00
Attorneys: Nikolaus W. Reed of Law Office of Nikolaus W. Reed
Case: Pyle v. Metropol Entertainment Corp., et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Restaurant Negligence
36
Amount: $286,159.00
Attorneys: Justin G. Schmidt, Daniel G. Emilio, Laurie M. Cortez of Emilio Law Group, APC
Case: Kennedy v. Arm Strong Towing Services Inc.
Type: Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
37
Amount: $284,947.00
Attorneys: Michael Muse-Fisher, Brian T. Harvey of Buchalter
Case: Strategic Funding Source Inc. v. ProMedia Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
38
Amount: $275,001.00
Attorneys: Todd B. Becker of Law Offices of Todd B. Becker; Stephen A. Odom of Law Office of Steve Odom
Case: Espino v. Gracia
Type: Breach of Contract, Intentional Tort, Fraudulent Transfer, Commercial Litigation
39
Amount: $274,823.00
Attorneys: Robert L. Driskell of Driskell & Gordon
Case: Morgan v. Moreno
Type: Property Rights, Elder Financial Abuse, Undue Influence
40
Amount: $270,628.00
Attorneys: Ernie Z. Park of Bewley, Lassleben & Miller, LLP
Case: CREA/PPC Long Beach Towne Center PO L.L.C. v. Bestar Collection Ltd.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
41
Amount: $263,772.00
Attorneys: Sean A. Goodman of Law Offices of Sean A. Goodman
Case: InMed Consulting L.L.C. v. Medrite Medical Solutions L.L.C
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
42
Amount: $250,000.00
Attorneys: David R. Saunders of Clayson, Bainer & Saunders PLC
Case: Doyle v. DeAngelo
Type: Fraud, Property Damage, Intentional Tort, Real Estate, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose
43
Amount: $240,000.00
Attorneys: Jesus A. Rodriguez, Vanessa V. Guzman of Law Offices of Jesus Rodriguez
Case: Molina v. L.D.T. Investments Inc.
Type: Unfair Business Practices, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Nuisance, Landlord-Tenant, Intentional Tort, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
44
Amount: $230,312.00
Attorneys: Kousha Berokim of Berokim & Duel, P.C.
Case: Jiau v. Ni
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
45
Amount: $222,767.00
Attorneys: Brandon D.B. Howard, David J. Philipson, Pantea I. Fozouni, Joseph D. Holmes, Kyle K. Shiroma of Law Office of David Philipson
Case: Russell v. Man
Type: Property Damage, Nuisance, Trespass, Negligent Tort
46
Amount: $208,587.00
Attorneys: Dennis V. Menke, James D. Menke of Menke & Menke, LLP
Case: Abhari v. Kia
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Promissory Note
47
Amount: $202,225.00
Attorneys: Marshall A. Caskey, Daniel M. Holzman, N. Cory Barari of Caskey & Holzman
Case: Syed v. Sharma
Type: Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
48
Amount: $189,000.00
Attorneys: Allan E. Herzlich, Jerome J. Blum, Marta E. Roza of Herzlich & Blum, LLP
Case: Masque Publishing Inc. v. Cosmi Finance L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit
49
Amount: $173,560.00
Attorneys: Jerry J. Jen of Jen Law Firm, APC; Tappan Zee, Kimberly S. N. Barrientos, Jamie T. San Gabriel of Zee Law Group, P.C.
Case: R.H. Argo Overseas (P) Ltd. v. The Bo Company
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
50
Amount: $165,567.00
Attorneys: Tony Forberg of Forberg Law
Case: Fore v. Carlsen
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment

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