Top 20 Verdicts in Colorado in 2018

Top 20 Verdicts in Colorado in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiffs' jury verdicts* obtained in Colorado in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Colorado.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in Colorado in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 40 Verdicts in Colorado 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: $383,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert B. Carey, Molly A. Booker of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP; Craig R. Valentine of Norton Frickey P.C.; Stuart M. Paynter, Sara Willingham of Paynter Law
Case: Estate of Menchaca, et al. v. Davita Healthcare Partners
Type: Fraudulent Concealment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Defective Drug
2
Amount: $15,991,200.00
Attorneys: Kurt M. Zaner, Sarah T. McEahern, Joshua R. Yeager of Zaner Harden Law LLP
Case: Warembourg v. Excel Electric
Type: Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Failure to Maintain, Electrical Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
3
Amount: $6,333,000.00
Attorneys: James E. Puga, Molly Lee Greenblatt, Alex R. Wilschke, Nicholas W. Temming of Leventhal & Puga, P.C.
Case: Blatchley v. St. Anthony Summit Med. Center
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
4
Amount: $1,742,900.00
Attorneys: John M. Fitzpatrick, Raymond W. Martin of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP; Steven M. Hartmann, Terrence J. Sheahan of Freeborn & Peters LLP
Case: Cejka v. Vectrus Systems Corp.
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
5
Amount: $1,671,945.00
Attorneys: Jason W. Jordan, Lars F. Bergstrom, Michael Douglass-Harris of Jordan, Herington & Rowley (Jordan Law)
Case: Nuzman v. Obering
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, DUI, Negligent Tort
6
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Marlo J. Greer of Greer & VanDonselaar PLLC
Case: McCullor v. McClelland
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
7
Amount: $1,005,675.00
Attorneys: Marco F. Bendinelli, Jared J. Mazzei of Bendinelli Law Firm, P.C
Case: Fulton v. Nappier
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
8
Amount: $987,000.00
Attorneys: David C. Fawley, Robert L. Allman of Allman, Mitzner & Fawley, LLC; James L. Abrams of Law Office of James L. Abrams LLC
Case: MacDaniel v. Boston Commons Master HOA, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
9
Amount: $948,040.00
Attorneys: Gary M. Kramer of Gary Kramer Law, LLC
Case: Falcone v. University of Colorado Health
Type: Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
10
Amount: $890,000.00
Attorneys: Richard M. Kaudy, Cajardo R. Lindsey of The Kaudy Law Firm, LLC
Case: Brauer v. Columbia Sanitary Services
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount: $820,062.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Fairhurst, David A. Lane, Liana Gerstle Orshan of Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP
Case: Stroup, et al. v. United Airlines
Type: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
12
Amount: $693,897.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Ogborn, Elizabeth J. Hyatt of Ogborn Mihm, LLP
Case: Kruel v. Active Release Techniques L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Defamation, Tortious Interference, Wrongful Termination, Conversion, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Unpaid Severance, Promissory Estoppel
13
Amount: $685,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew E. Swan, Michael D. Kuhn, Paul F. Lewis of Lewis Kuhn Swan PC; Charles Silvestri Higgins of Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC; Gary J. Benson, Steven G. York of Dworkin, Chambers, Williams, York, Benson & Evans, P.C.
Case: Surgical Monitoring Professionals L.L.C. v. PRN Partners L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Unfair Competition, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel
14 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: DezaRae D. LaCrue, Barry I. Dunn of Franklin D. Azar & Associates P.C.
Case: Stringer v. Daniel
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
14 (tie)
Amount: $600,000.00
Attorneys: Julian M. Bendinelli, Hugh S. O'Sullivan, Marco F. Bendinelli, Gregory J. Theo, Jessica L. Schlatter, Giorgia B. Turpen of Bendinelli Law Firm, P.C
Case: Saunders v. Aggregate Inds.-WCR Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
15
Amount: $500,000.00
Attorneys: Jason W. Jordan, Lars F. Bergstrom of Jordan, Herington & Rowley (Jordan Law)
Case: Boyce v. Griffin Fast Lube Colorado Springs
Type: Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount: $400,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew R. Osborne of Matthew R. Osborne, PC
Case: Jeffers v. Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Defamation, FCRA Violation
17
Amount: $387,621.00
Attorneys: Jenifer Rodriguez, Matthew R. Baca, Caleb Stewart, W. Lawson Konvalinka of Colorado Legal Services MFWD
Case: Echon v. Sackett
Type: Hostile Work Environment, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Quantum Meruit, Intentional Tort, Blackmail
18
Amount: $375,215.00
Attorneys: Brian M. Caplan of Sawaya, Rose, McClure & Wilhite, P.C.
Case: Chennaux v. Barron
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
19
Amount: $361,252.00
Attorneys: Craig A. Silverman of Silverman & Olivas, P.C.
Case: Hemmerlein v. Morrison
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Psychological Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort
20
Amount: $351,721.00
Attorneys: Joseph C. Cohen of The Law Firm of Joseph C. Cohen P.C.; Matthew M. Hanna of Matthew Hanna Law, P.C.
Case: Best, et al. v. Jacobson, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Securities Fraud, Unpaid Wages, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Civil Theft

* 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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