Top 50 Court Awards in the United States in 2018

Top 50 Court Awards in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 court (bench) awards 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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1
Amount:$625,309,085.00
Attorneys:Gregory K. Conway of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Case:The Colonial Bancgroup, Inc., et al. v. Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP, et al.
Type:Professional Malpractice, Commercial Litigation, Negligent Tort
State:Alabama
2
Amount:$65,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel T. Ramsdell, Jonathan P. Davis of Ramsdell Law Firm, LLC
Case:Fowler v. STL Trucking L.L.C., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Missouri
3
Amount:$36,093,664.00
Attorneys:Robert B. Bale, Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Aguirre v. Nissan North America, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State:California
4
Amount:$31,617,498.00
Attorneys:John G. Day, Andrew C. Mayo of Ashby & Geddes, P.A.; Christopher L. Robinson, Michael A. Jacobs of Morrison & Foerster
Case:Washington University v. WARF
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
State:Delaware
5
Amount:$24,743,668.00
Attorneys:L. Richard Fried Jr., John D. Thomas Jr., Geoffrey K. S. Komeya of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks
Case:Campano v. USA
Type:Breach of Warranty, Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Breach of Duty of Care, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Hawaii
6
Amount:$14,000,000.00
Attorneys:David W. Van Meter, Ellen Martin Watts, M. Kevin Walker of Van Meter Law Firm
Case:Dehdarani v. Valuck
Type:Medical Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Overmedication, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
State:Oklahoma
7
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:David W. Van Meter, Ellen Martin Watts, M. Kevin Walker of Van Meter Law Firm
Case:Estate of Adams v. Valuck
Type:Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Overmedication, Negligent Tort
State:Oklahoma
8
Amount:$10,857,583.00
Attorneys:Ryan A. Rucker of Alexander Shunnarah Injury Attorneys, P.C.
Case:Woodruff v. Willow Creek Apartments of Griffin L.T.D. (L.P.), et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Landlord-Tenant, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:Georgia
9
Amount:$9,300,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth F. Fulginiti, Sarah F. Dooley of Duffy + Fulginiti
Case:Nguyen v. Vinh Hung Enterprise, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Pennsylvania
10
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Starzyk of Starzyk & Associates, P.C.
Case:Estate of Ardeleanu v. NML Enterprises LP
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
11
Amount:$7,115,000.00
Attorneys:Anthony M. Giordano of Giordano Law Firm
Case:Martone v. Breyfogle
Type:Defamation, Economic Loss, Intentional Tort
State:New York
12
Amount:$6,400,375.00
Attorneys:Marc I. Zussman, Peter J. Kim of The Law Offices of Marc I. Zussman
Case:Shin v. Universal Trade Systems
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Negligent Misrepresentation
State:California
13
Amount:$6,101,139.00
Attorneys:Terry B. Bates, Raagini R. Shah, Ryan R. Wedell, Christine M. Neuharth of Reed Smith LLP
Case:Spirit SPE Portfolio CA C-Stores, L.L.C. v. SB Gas & Wash Management, Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Promissory Note, Real Estate
State:California
14
Amount:$5,945,943.00
Attorneys:Kevin A. Day, Jacob M. Clark, Yunnie Y. Son of Alvarado Smith
Case:Elks Building Association of Santa Ana v. J.K. Properties Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Indemnity, Landlord-Tenant, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State:California
15
Amount:$5,300,000.00
Attorneys:Richard S. Vecchio , Michael G. Del Vecchio of Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP
Case:Parks v. USA
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
16
Amount:$4,773,017.00
Attorneys:Robert D. Russo, Vanessa R. Wambolt of Russo & Rizio, LLC
Case:National Veterans’ Service Fund v. Tanner
Type:Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment, Conversion, Criminal Theft, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort
State:Connecticut
17
Amount:$4,770,462.00
Attorneys:Phillip C. Landrigan, Zahir Virani of McCarthy Fingar LLP
Case:Coudert v. Hokin
Type:Breach of Contract
State:New York
18
Amount:$4,635,244.00
Attorneys:Rebecca J. Roe, Lindsay L. Halm, Richard L. Anderson of Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
Case:Pierce v. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Type:Breach of Contract, Negligent Misrepresentation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Promissory Estoppel, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
19
Amount:$4,300,000.00
Attorneys:Joel J. Feller, Joshua R. Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Case:Estate of Ewing v. Owen’s Cafe
Type:Assault and Battery, Murder, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:Pennsylvania
20
Amount:$4,031,000.00
Attorneys:Martin D. McLean, Anthony D. Shapiro, Shelby R. Smith of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Case:C.F., Pro Ami v. Willis
Type:Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
21
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Evan M. Foulke of Foulke Law Offices
Case:Estate of Bonilla v. State of New York
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State:New York
22
Amount:$3,747,197.00
Attorneys:Michael Wright of Law Offices of Michael Wright; Benjamin B. Berger of Berger Harrison A.P.C
Case:JDP 21 California L.L.C. v. Brooks Institute Holding L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant
State:California
23
Amount:$3,718,724.00
Attorneys:J. Dwight Hudson of Hudson & Graham Law Offices
Case:Estate of Jackson v. USA
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:South Carolina
24
Amount:$3,717,928.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey N. Rabb, Alex “Brick” W. Wall Jr. of Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers
Case:Mcadams v. Mack, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Louisiana
25
Amount:$3,170,000.00
Attorneys:Alan Rose, Gregory S. Weiss of Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss P.A.
Case:Florida Insurance Advisory Group LLC, et al. v. Reliance Agency Network LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
State:Florida
26
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ted Trief , Shelly L. Friedland of Trief & Olk
Case:Global Energy Efficiency Holdings, et al. v. William Penn Life Insurance Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith
State:New York
27
Amount:$2,678,901.00
Attorneys:Robert C. Pearman of Robinson & Pearman LLP; Gerald L. Greene of Law Offices of Gerald Greene; Nelson L. Atkins of Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan L.L.P
Case:Gales v. Catledge
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Conversion
State:California
28
Amount:$2,436,063.00
Attorneys:Stephen M. Ouellette of Ouellette Law Office
Case:Atlantic Capes Fisheries Inc. v. Tapper
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State:Massachusetts
29
Amount:$2,298,202.00
Attorneys:Dale W. Robinson of Robinson & Allen PLC
Case:Maile v. Maile
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury
State:Arizona
30
Amount:$2,272,250.00
Attorneys:J. W. Beverly of Ferguson, Braswell, Fraser & Kubasta, PC
Case:Torres v. Alfaro
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
31
Amount:$2,230,466.00
Attorneys:Frederick H. Ebey, Robert E. Wall, III, Dinah V. Sapia of Grunsky Law Firm
Case:CSAA Insurance Exchange v. Premier Restoration & Remodel Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Nuisance
State:California
32
Amount:$2,191,052.50
Attorneys:Steven Gregory Tidrick, Joel B. Young of The Tidrick Law Firm
Case:Robinson v. Open Top Sightseeing San Francisco, L.L.C.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage and Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
State:California
33
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew J. Padberg, Nicole Burlison Knepper of Padberg, Corrigan & Appelbaum
Case:Patten v. Seals
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri
34
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Richard I. Arshonsky, Anne C. Manalili, Helen K. Colindres of Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP
Case:Lalani Steel, Inc. v. International Economic and Trading Corp.
Type:Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Quantum Meruit, Promissory Estoppel
State:California
35
Amount:$1,793,625.00
Attorneys:Paul A. De Genaro, Joseph P. Benanti of Benanti & Associates; Andrew C. Gold, Hanh V. Huynh of Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Case:110 Parklands L.L.C. v. Gillon, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation
State:Connecticut
36
Amount:$1,717,782.00
Attorneys:Sean P. Fitzgerald of Clark Hill PLC
Case:CenterPoint Owner L.L.C., et al. v. Goulas, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Property Rights, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Michigan
37
Amount:$1,651,702.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian, Adam L. Feit of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Lewis v. Ukran, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury
State:California
38
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:Thaddeus J. Doughty of Doughty Law Firm, LLC
Case:Estate of Singletary v. Shuler
Type:Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
State:South Carolina
39
Amount:$1,551,767.00
Attorneys:Guy W. Crabtree of Crabtree Carpenter, PLLC; Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr., Kristina B. Thompson of The Jernigan Law Firm
Case:Estate of Carroll v. Oakley Trucking, Inc., et al.
Type:Motorcycle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:North Carolina
40
Amount:$1,494,276.00
Attorneys:Joel P. Surber, Matthew A. Moushon of Surber, Asher, Surber & Moushon, PLLC
Case:Matheny v. Dolan, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:Tennessee
41
Amount:$1,492,394.00
Attorneys:Richard J. Plezia of Richard J. Plezia & Associates
Case:Garcia v. Kumar, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
42
Amount:$1,489,261.00
Attorneys:Orville L. Reed of Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A.; Dennis J. Bartek of Bartek Law Office
Case:Zavinski v. Ohio Department of Transportation
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State:Ohio
43
Amount:$1,470,502.00
Attorneys:Ronald N. Richards of Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, APC; Geoffrey S. Long of Law Offices Of Geoffrey Long, A.P.C.
Case:AAA Nison Corp. v. Golbari
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Promissory Note
State:California
44
Amount:$1,469,084.00
Attorneys:Amber L. Wright of Powers & Santola, LLP
Case:Estate of Mann v. United States of America
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
45
Amount:$1,402,151.00
Attorneys:David A. Xavier of Law Offices of David A. Xavier
Case:Bonillas v. Romo
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Landlord-Tenant, Tenant Harassment
State:California
46
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Nicholas J. Leonardis of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC
Case:Sadek v. Arnold, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:New Jersey
47
Amount:$1,324,765.00
Attorneys:Lee S. Gill of Jones Gill Porter Crawford & Crawford LLP
Case:Guinn, et al. v. Warbonnet Exploration Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract
State:Texas
48
Amount:$1,275,400.00
Attorneys:Juan C. Hernandez, Jesse R. Showalter of Juan Hernandez Law P.C.
Case:Valdez-Arevalo v. The Alden Roofing Co., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Fall, Emotional Distress, Failure to Supervise
State:Texas
49
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Glenn A. Ellis of Freiwald Law PC
Case:Gallo v. Shooting Starts NYB
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort
State:Pennsylvania
50
Amount:$1,194,628.00
Attorneys:Brian K. Condon, Laura M. Catina of Condon Catina & Mara, PLLC
Case:Portante v. Crystal Clear Pool Serv.
Type:Breach of Contract, Conversion, Promissory Note, Intentional Tort
State:New York

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