Top 10 Verdicts in Florida in 2018

Top 10 Verdicts in Florida in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 plaintiffs' jury verdicts* obtained in Florida in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Florida.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Verdicts in Florida in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 20 Verdicts in Florida 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: $109,760,930.00
Attorneys: Kennan G. Dandar, Thomas J. Dandar of Dandar & Dandar PA
Case: Carter v. University of South Florida Health, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
2
Amount: $70,560,050.00
Attorneys: Adam D. Horowitz of Horowitz Law; Bradley J. Edwards, Brittany Henderson of Edwards Pottinger LLC
Case: Baca v. Island Girl, Ltd.
Type: Personal Injury, Rape, Sexual Assault, Workplace Safety, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act
3
Amount: $49,800,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas E. Leiter of The Leiter Group
Case: Buck-Leiter Palm Ave Development v. City of Sarasota
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
4
Amount: $41,965,000.00
Attorneys: Alex Alvarez, Phillip E. Holden of The Alvarez Law Firm; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Schlefstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Tobacco, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
5
Amount: $37,951,887.00
Attorneys: Daryl D. Parks, Anthony D. Thomas of Parks and Crump, LLC; Roosevelt Randolph, Linje Rivers of Knowles & Randolph, PA
Case: Vickers v. DZE Corp.
Type: Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
6
Amount: $27,437,306.00
Attorneys: P. Hutchison Brock of Brock Law, LLC
Case: Emerson v. Lambert
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Dangerous Instrumentality
7
Amount: $26,000,000.00
Attorneys: Eleanor T. Barnett, Glen H. Waldman, Jeffrey R. Lam of Waldman Barnett, P.L.; Angel A. Cortinas of Gunster
Case: Cohen, et al. v. Williams Island Property Owners’ Assoc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Property Rights, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
8
Amount: $25,910,000.00
Attorneys: R. Frank Melton II, C. Richard Newsome, William C. Ourand, Milette E. Webber of Newsome Melton Law Firm; David C. Gibbs of Gibbs Law Firm, PA; Christine D. Spagnoli of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Salliotte v. Ford Motor Co., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
9
Amount: $25,000,000.00
Attorneys: W. Cort Frohlich, Christopher E. Frohlich, Brian M. Beason of Frohlich, Gordon & Beason Law Firm; C. Richard Newsome of Newsome Melton Law Firm; Maegen Peek Luka of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Dougherty v. WCA of Florida
Type: Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
10
Amount: $20,300,000.00
Attorneys: Susan S. Carlson, Ervin A. Gonzalez , Deborah J. Gander, Maureen E. Lefebvre of Colson Hicks Eidson; Tonya J. Meister of Meister Law, LLC
Case: Spearman v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act

* 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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