Top 40 Verdicts in Colorado in 2018

Top 40 Verdicts in Colorado in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 40 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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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
21
Amount: $300,000.00
Attorneys: Joan M. Bechtold, Charlotte N. Sweeney, Ariel B. DeFazio, Madeline A. Collison of Sweeney & Bechtold, LLC
Case: Vanech v. Acosta
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
22
Amount: $296,382.00
Attorneys: Stephen Longo, Joe Prieksat of McDivitt Law Firm P.C
Case: Reader v. Gayner
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
23
Amount: $267,250.00
Attorneys: Daniel M. Murphy of Daniel M. Murphy, P.C.; Lauren Wolpin Maytin of The Law Office of Edson Maytin LLC
Case: Arend v. Paez
Type: Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Sexual Assault, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Kidnapping
24
Amount: $239,268.00
Attorneys: Debra L. Fortenberry of Fortenberry Law Group P.C.
Case: Langlois, et al. v. Hawkins-Walker, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Professional Malpractice, Property Damage, Intentional Tort, Real Estate, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose
25
Amount: $227,490.00
Attorneys: Hans C. Tuft, Alyssa L. Miller, M. Oliver Shaw of Torbet, Tuft & McConkie, LLC
Case: Pedro v. Widefield Water and Sanitation District
Type: Property Damage, Negligent Maintenance, Real Estate, Promissory Estoppel, Negligent Tort
26
Amount: $225,000.00
Attorneys: Michael P. Fossenier of Law Office of Michael Fossenier, LLC
Case: Wright v. Gieswein
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
27
Amount: $221,524.00
Attorneys: Samantha L. Pryor of The Halliburton Law Firm, LLC
Case: Montes v. The Molecule Effect
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Restaurant Negligence, Food Poisoning, Negligent Tort
28
Amount: $210,001.00
Attorneys: Gerald L. Jorgensen of Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.; Jon R. Fee of The Law Office of Jon R. Fee, LLC
Case: Smith-Eisler v. Levesque, et al.
Type: Property Damage, Real Estate, Contractor Negligence, Trespass, Negligent Tort
29
Amount: $196,785.00
Attorneys: Gregory A. Gold, Pamela B. Maass, Michael J. Rosenberg of The Gold Law Firm, LLC
Case: Powell v. Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Co.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
30
Amount: $193,895.00
Attorneys: Sandra L. Hagen, Robert D. Wilhite of Sawaya, Rose, McClure & Wilhite, P.C.
Case: Millette v. Johnson, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Falling Object, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
31
Amount: $183,107.00
Attorneys: Donald C. Eby, Andrew D. Kurpanek, Christopher J. Brummitt of Robinson & Henry P.C.
Case: WLC Management Inc. v. Heidi Applehans
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Professional Malpractice, Unjust Enrichment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Civil Theft, Promissory Estoppel
32
Amount: $170,000.00
Attorneys: W. Clayton Harris, Robert E. Caldwell Jr. of Sawaya, Rose, McClure & Wilhite, P.C.
Case: Rowley v. Dosal
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
33
Amount: $168,000.00
Attorneys: Todd F. Bovo of Bovo Law, LLC
Case: Bell v. Hood
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
34
Amount: $151,777.00
Attorneys: Corey A. Holton of Bachus & Schanker, LLC
Case: Lawrence v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.
Type: Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Underinsured Motorist, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
35
Amount: $151,502.00
Attorneys: Sandra L. Hagen, Robert D. Wilhite of Sawaya, Rose, McClure & Wilhite, P.C.
Case: Hutchins v. Young, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
36
Amount: $150,000.00
Attorneys: John T. O'Connell, Brett E. Myers of Lee, Myers & O’Connell, LLP
Case: Choi v. Schellinger
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
37
Amount: $130,000.00
Attorneys: Dion J. Custis of The Law Offices of Dion J. Custis
Case: Murphy v. Norris, et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
38
Amount: $120,000.00
Attorneys: Richard L. Eddington, Wesley Eddington of Ramos Law, LLC
Case: Stefani v. Tipton
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
39
Amount: $110,000.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Ray, Ryan Heatherman of Steve Ray Law, PLLC
Case: Walker v. Urich
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
40
Amount: $105,545.00
Attorneys: James G. Heckbert of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC
Case: Klug v. E.B., Pro Ami
Type: Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Skiing Accident

* 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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