Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2018

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

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in the United States 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 contact us today.

1
Amount: $4,690,000,000.00
Attorneys: Rachel Lanier, W. Mark Lanier, Lee Cirsch, Robert E. Leone, Michael A. Akselrud, Monica A. Cooper, Richard D. Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm; Eric D. Holland, R. Seth Crompton, Patrick R. Dowd of Holland Law Firm; Thomas K. Neill of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.
Case: Martinez, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Breach of Warranty, Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, Negligent Misrepresentation, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Failure to Inform, Talc Exposure, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Failure to Disclose
State: Missouri
2
Amount: $1,000,000,000.00
Attorneys: L. Chris Stewart of Stewart Trial Attorneys LLC
Case: Jane Doe, Pro Ami v. Crime Prevention Agency Inc.
Type: Negligence in Employment, Negligent Supervision, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State: Georgia
3
Amount: $706,200,000.00
Attorneys: Max L. Tribble, Kalpana Srinivasan, Matthew Behncke, Elisha Barron, Rocco Magni of Susman Godfrey LLP
Case: Title Source Inc. v. HouseCanary Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
4
Amount: $538,641,656.00
Attorneys: William F. Lee, Joseph J. Mueller, Amy K. Wigmore of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Nathan B. Sabri of Morrison & Foerster
Case: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort
State: California
5
Amount: $502,600,000.00
Attorneys: Bradley W. Caldwell, Jason D. Cassady, J. Austin Curry, Christopher S. Stewart of Caldwell Cassady & Curry; T. John Ward Jr. of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
Case: Virnetx Inc. v. Apple Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
6
Amount: $473,500,000.00
Attorneys: Mona Lisa Wallace, John Hughes of Wallace & Graham; Michael Kaeske, Jr., Eric Manchin, Lynn Bradshaw of Kaeske Law Firm
Case: Jacobs, et al. v. Murphy-Brown, LLC
Type: Nuisance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State: North Carolina
7
Amount: $400,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jason G. Sheasby, Charlotte J. Wen of Irell & Manella LLP; Guy M. Rodgers of Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP; Robert C. Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.; Elizabeth L. DeRieux of Capshaw DeRieux, LLP
Case: Kaist IP US v. Samsung Electronics Co., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
8
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
State: Colorado
9
Amount: $315,000,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph S. Presta, Robert A. Rowan of Nixon & Vanderhye; Jeffery M. Cross of Freeborn & Peters LLP
Case: Shuffle Tech International LLC, et al. v. Scientific Games Corp.,et al.
Type: Antitrust Violation, Economic Loss, Fraud, Intentional Tort
State: Illinois
10
Amount: $289,253,209.00
Attorneys: Michael J. Miller, Curtis G. Hoke, David J. Dickens, Timothy Litzenburg, Jeffrey Travers of The Miller Firm, LLC; R. Brent Wisner, Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC; Mark Burton of Audet & Partners, LLP
Case: Johnson v. Monsanto Co.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: California
11
Amount: $268,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian G. Bodine of Lane Powell PC
Case: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: California
12
Amount: $247,000,000.00
Attorneys: J. Brent Goudarzi, Marty Young of Goudarzi & Young L.L.P.
Case: Estate of McPherson v. Jefferson Trucking L.L.C., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Texas
13
Amount: $242,100,000.00
Attorneys: Frank L. Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson, Eric T. Stahl, Eugene A. 'Chip' Brooker of Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Case: Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Defective Product, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: Texas
14
Amount: $175,500,000.00
Attorneys: Maya M. Eckstein, Douglas M. Garrou, John S. Martin, Lewis F. Powell III, William H. Wright, R. Dennis Fairbanks of Hunton Andrews Kurth; Emily Curran-Huberty, Ted Dane, Kyle W. Mach, Kuruvilla J. Olasa, Glenn D. Pomerantz of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Case: Steves and Sons Inc. v. Jeld-Wen, Inc.
Type: Antitrust Violation, Breach of Contract, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Virginia
15
Amount: $166,373,923.00
Attorneys: Matthew R. McCarley, Brice Burris of Fears & Nachawati; Daniel W. Packard, Michael J. Packard of The Packard Law Firm
Case: Estate of Fox v. Buckland
Type: Conspiracy, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Insurance Fraud, Stabbing
State: Texas
16
Amount: $145,100,000.00
Attorneys: Brett E. Cooper, Ashley N. Moore, Steven J. Pollinger, Jonathan Yim, Seth R. Hasenour, Robert Cote, Warren Lipschitz, Kevin Schubert, Christopher P. McNett, Drew B. Hollander of McKool Smith
Case: Wi-LAN Inc v. Apple Inc.
Type: Economic Loss, Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: California
17
Amount: $136,654,632.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey N. Fieger, James R. McCullen, Michael T. Ratton of Fieger Law
Case: F.D., Pro Ami v. VHS Children’s Hospital of Michigan Inc., et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Failure to Monitor, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Michigan
18
Amount: $130,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. McKeen, Steven C. Hurbis of McKeen & Associates, PC
Case: Tran v. William Beaumont Hospital
Type: Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Michigan
19
Amount: $128,813,522.00
Attorneys: Brian D. “Buck” Rogers of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC; Darren Summerville, Anna Cross of The Summerville Firm
Case: Johnson v. Lee
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Quadriplegia
State: Georgia
20
Amount: $123,634,686.00
Attorneys: Karen Koehler, Andrew Ackley of Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore
Case: Dinh Group v. Ride The Ducks International, LLC, et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury
State: Washington

* 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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