Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2018

Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 100 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; Celene Humphries, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
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
21
Amount: $7,556,438.00
Attorneys: Wilfried H. Florin, Thomas D. Roebig, Jr., Chad K. Florin, Taylor D. Roebig of Florin Roebig
Case: Mina v. Boca Ciega Resort & Marina Condo. Assoc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
22
Amount: $7,424,135.00
Attorneys: Marc A. Chandler of Chandler Trial Law
Case: Torres v. First Transit Inc.
Type: Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
23
Amount: $7,250,000.00
Attorneys: Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm
Case: Rouse v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Conspiracy, 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
24
Amount: $7,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.; Alex Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm; T. Hardee Bass, Laurie J. Briggs, Brenda S. Fulmer of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case: Theis 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
25
Amount: $6,700,000.00
Attorneys: Brandon G. Cathey, Brent G. Steinberg, Daniel Greene of Swope, Rodante P.A.
Case: Martinez v. Lobster Haven LLC
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Restaurant Negligence, Food Poisoning, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
26
Amount: $6,584,674.00
Attorneys: Keith M. Carter, Armando T. Lauritano of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: Epple v. Umstead, et al.
Type: Delayed Childbirth Delivery, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
27
Amount: $6,500,000.00
Attorneys: Justin R. Parafinczuk, Austin Carr of Koch Parafinczuk Wolf Susen, P.A.
Case: Estate of Simmons 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
28
Amount: $5,576,000.00
Attorneys: Gregory S. Weiss of Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss P.A.
Case: Karch v. Sanderson, et al.
Type: Tortious Interference, Conversion, Quantum Meruit, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel
29
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Damien M. Hoffman of Beytin, McLaughlin, McLaughlin, O’Hara, Kinman & Bocchino, PA
Case: Doe v. Griffin
Type: Personal Injury, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Failure to Disclose, STD Exposure
30
Amount: $5,078,211.00
Attorneys: Brittany Chambers, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Adam J. Richardson, Bard D. Rockenbach of Burlington & Rockenbach
Case: Estate of Kaplan 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
31 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Edward H. Zebersky, Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne
Case: Estate of Medrano v. Stephen
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
31 (tie)
Amount: $5,000,000.00
Attorneys: Donald W. St. Denis of St. Denis & Davey, P.A.
Case: Pollock v. Morgan & Morgan
Type: Economic Loss, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
32
Amount: $4,914,513.00
Attorneys: Matthew K. Schwencke, Edward V. Ricci of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case: Gray v. Iakovidis, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
33
Amount: $4,900,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew P. Brigham, Brett S. Tensfeldt of Brigham Property Rights Law Firm
Case: FDOT v. Taylor, et al.
Type: Eminent Domain Abuse, Property Rights, Intentional Tort, Real Estate
34
Amount: $4,877,775.85
Attorneys: Raul E. Garcia, Jr., Meranda M. Reifschneider of Rubenstein Law, PA
Case: Del Valle v. Winn-Dixie Stores
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
35
Amount: $4,643,000.00
Attorneys: Takisha D. Richardson, Michael Dolce of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; Susan B. Ramsey of Gary Roberts & Associates
Case: Trahan v. Mulholland
Type: Assault and Battery, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Child Abuse
36
Amount: $4,620,000.00
Attorneys: James D. Clark of Alley Clark & Greiwe
Case: Bush 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
37 (tie)
Amount: $4,600,000.00
Attorneys: Francisco A. Rodriguez, Luis A. Perez , Andrew J. Dominguez of Akerman LLP
Case: United Brands S.A. v. Diageo Dominicana, et al.
Type: Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
37 (tie)
Amount: $4,600,000.00
Attorneys: Curt D. Obront of Obront Corey, PLLC
Case: Perez v. La Gran Senora Sea Food Restaurant, et al.
Type: Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort
38
Amount: $4,482,608.00
Attorneys: Lee Ann L. Kley of Kley Law, PA
Case: Cossyleon v. Epic Rocks Grp.
Type: Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Bed Bug Bite, Landlord-Tenant, Negligent Maintenance, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
39
Amount: $4,391,708.00
Attorneys: Ethan J. Loeb, Jon P. Tasso, E. Colin Thompson of Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Thompson, P.A; Christina C. Dodds of Christina Dodds PLLC
Case: Lake Point Phase v. Hurchalla
Type: Breach of Contract, Property Rights, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Natural Resources
40
Amount: $4,327,000.00
Attorneys: Curry G. Pajcic of Pajcic & Pajcic PA
Case: Dicks v. Whitehead, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
41
Amount: $4,300,000.00
Attorneys: John C. Carey, Amy M. Bowers-Zamora, Juan J. Rodriguez, Ernesto M. Rubi of Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP
Case: Prisua Engineering Corp. v. Samsung Electronics Co., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
42
Amount: $4,296,072.96
Attorneys: Medisa Memic, Marc Matthews of McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A.; Lisha Bowen of Bowen Law Group
Case: Sullivan v. Neil Francis Pickrem, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Dangerous Instrumentality
43
Amount: $4,118,533.80
Attorneys: Nicholas D. Siegfried, Joseph A. Miles of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel P.A.
Case: PC Services v. The Cascades of Groveland Homeowners’ Assoc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Commercial Litigation
44
Amount: $4,020,000.00
Attorneys: Joel Brown, Philip Freidin, Jonathan E. Freidin of Freidin Brown, P.A.
Case: Cachaldora v. Baptist Hospital of Miami
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Premature Discharge, Negligent Tort
45
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; T. Hardee Bass of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Case: Perrotto v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.
Type: Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
46
Amount: $3,855,754.42
Attorneys: Donny A. Owens of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: Turner v. Piney Branch Motors
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
47
Amount: $3,713,898.00
Attorneys: Orlando R . Ruiz of Law Offices of Orlando R . Ruiz; Eric M. Tinstman of The Tinstman Law Firm
Case: Gomez v. Batillo, et al.
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Inadequate Care, Erroneous Treatment, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Chiropractor Malpractice
48
Amount: $3,647,343.40
Attorneys: Kevin A. Brown of Farah & Farah
Case: Willing v. Campbell, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
49
Amount: $3,420,674.00
Attorneys: Kevin E. Jakab of Jakab Law, PLLC; Michael P. Milton of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea and Eslinger, P.A.
Case: Hemingway, et al. v. University of St. Augustine
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
50
Amount: $3,383,093.00
Attorneys: Jonathan Brozyna, Keith M. Carter, William R. Daniel of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case: Capote v. JVS Contracting Inc., et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Head-on Collision, 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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