Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2018

Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 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 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2018.

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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
11
Amount: $19,500,000.00
Attorneys: Eric D. Roslansky, Steven C. Ruth of The Ruth Law Team
Case: Estate of Graffeo v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
12
Amount: $17,500,000.00
Attorneys: Edward H. Zebersky of Zebersky Payne; Stuart N. Ratzan, G. Scott Vezina, Stuart J. Weissman of Ratzan Law Group; George R. Baise of George R. Baise Jr., P.A.; Charles M. Auslander, John G. Crabtree, Brian C. Tackenberg of Crabtree & Auslander
Case: Estate of Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type: Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
13
Amount: $15,502,880.00
Attorneys: Julie H. Littky-Rubin , Donald R. Fountain Jr., W. Hampton Keen, L. Jason Cornell of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin, LLP
Case: Letterman v. National Truck Center, et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
14
Amount: $15,250,000.00
Attorneys: Heather N. Barnes of The Yerrid Law Firm
Case: Knoth v. Belhadj
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Gross Negligence, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
15 (tie)
Amount: $13,500,000.00
Attorneys: Kathryn E. Barnett, Katherine M. Massa, Keith R. Mitnik, Gregory D. Prysock, Antonio Luciano, Jr., Jason Gichner, Nicholas P. Panagakis of Morgan & Morgan, PA; Celene Humphries, Maegan P. Luka, Thomas J. Seider, Steven Brannock of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Brown v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
15 (tie)
Amount: $13,500,000.00
Attorneys: Robert F. Spohrer, Matthew Spohrer of Spohrer Dodd
Case: Crawford v. ITW Food Equipment Group, LLC
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
16
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Steven H. Schulman, Joseph L. Sorkin, Jennifer L. Woodson, Saurabh Sharad, Christine D. Doniak, Ruben H. Munoz, Jason Weil, Erica A. Moran, Zak Franklin of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; David Rudovsky of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin LLP; Ilana Tabacinic of Akerman LLP; Paul L. Hoffman of Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP
Case: Mamani, et al. v. Sanchez Berzain, et al.
Type: Intentional Tort, Extrajudicial Killing, Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act
17
Amount: $9,250,000.00
Attorneys: Philip Freidin, Jonathan E. Freidin of Freidin Brown, P.A.; Kimberly L. Boldt, Mario R. Giommoni of Boldt Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Hooten v. Pediatrix Med. Group of FL, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Inadequate Care, Eye Injury, Negligent Tort, Ophthalmology Malpractice
18
Amount: $8,723,265.00
Attorneys: Reginald A. Mathis of Reginald A. Mathis, LLC; Bruce Jacobs of Jacobs Legal
Case: Nealy v. Cosmic Corp.
Type: Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Workplace Safety, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
19
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: David A. Jagolinzer, James L. Ferraro of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case: Delisle v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. & Crane Co., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
20
Amount: $7,984,037.00
Attorneys: Fred A. Cunningham, Gregory Yaffa of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen
Case: Whitney v. Mercury Ins. Co.
Type: Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort

* 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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