Top 20 Civil Rights Violation Verdicts in the United States in 2018

Top 20 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 plaintiff's civil rights violation 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 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2018) you have also made the list of Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2018.

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1
Amount:$33,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Hang D. Le of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Robert D. Conaway of Law Office of Robert D. Conaway
Case:Archibald v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
2
Amount:$31,089,793.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen, Mark I. Lim of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Rael v. Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment
State:California
3
Amount:$28,650,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher P. Thorman, Daniel Petrov of Thorman Petrov Group
Case:Katz v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Ohio
4
Amount:$28,213,000.00
Attorneys:Allison MacLellan of MacLellan Law Firm
Case:Toussaint v. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Massachusetts
5
Amount:$17,175,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan I. Loevy, Sean C. Starr, Steven Art, Anand Swaminathan, Rachel Brady of Loevy & Loevy; Locke E. Bowman, Alexa Van Brunt of Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
Case:Rivera v. Guevara, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Abuse of Process, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
State:Illinois
6
Amount:$16,800,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond J. Sterling, Carol A. Laughbaum of Sterling Attorneys at Law, P.C.; Deborah L. Gordon of Law Offices of Deborah L. Gordon
Case:Khalaf v. Ford Motor Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Michigan
7
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth Wang, Mark Loevy-Reyes of Loevy & Loevy; Michael B. Pasternak of Michael B. Pasternak, Attorney at Law; Brett Murner of The Law Office of Brett Murner
Case:Wheatt, et al. v. City of East Cleveland
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Disclose
State:Ohio
8
Amount:$14,300,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, Earl S. Ward, Samuel J. Shapiro of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Case:Collado v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State:New York
9
Amount:$13,400,000.00
Attorneys:Gabrielle M. Vinci of Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP; Megan S. Goddard of Goddard Law, PLLC; Nathaniel K. Charny of Charny & Wheeler P.C.
Case:Mayo-Coleman v. American Sugar Holdings Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury
State:New York
10
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Pinter-Brown v. The Regents of The University of California
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
State:California
11
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Martin I. Aarons, Shannon H.P. Ward of The Aarons Law Firm, PC
Case:Meadowcroft, et al. v. Silverton Partners, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Workplace Harassment
State:California
12 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anna Benvenutti Hoffmann, Nick Brustin, Alexandra Lampert, Meghna Philip of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP; Kate L. Chatfield of Kate L. Chatfield
Case:Trulove v. Police Officer D'Amico, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
State:California
12 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Levant of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP
Case:Boozer v. Waltman, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Misconduct, False Evidence, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Reputational Harm
State:Pennsylvania
13
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Sonal Bhatia, Edward "E.E." Keenan of Keenan & Bhatia, LLC
Case:McGaughy v. Laclede Gas Company, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Missouri
14
Amount:$8,008,817.00
Attorneys:Nancy L. Abrolat, Shahane A. Martirosyan, Edward E. Kim, Melvin L. Felton of Abrolat Law PC
Case:Gruzalski, et al. v. Federal Express Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
15
Amount:$7,974,539.00
Attorneys:Jason S. Bell, Warren R. Paboojian, Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Defamation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Reputational Harm
State:California
16
Amount:$7,020,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer A. Shoemaker, Alina Nadir of Underberg & Kessler
Case:Small v. NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury
State:New York
17
Amount:$7,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Ashlee Albies of Albies & Stark, LLC; Michael E. Rose, Beth Creighton of Creighton & Rose, PC
Case:Flores-Haro, et al. v. City of Hillsboro, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oregon
18
Amount:$6,550,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Burton of The Law Offices of John Burton; Daniel J. Haus of The Haus Law Firm LLC; Kirk R. Presley, Matthew A. McCoy of Presley & Presley, LLC
Case:Masters v. Police Officer Runnels
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Negligent Tort
State:Missouri
19
Amount:$6,433,000.00
Attorneys:Sonal Bhatia, Edward "E.E." Keenan of Keenan & Bhatia, LLC
Case:Hartmann v. Astellas Pharma US Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Missouri
20
Amount:$6,314,000.00
Attorneys:Laura C. Mattiacci, Kevin Console, Caren N. Gurmankin, Ortal (Tuli) Mendelawe of Console Mattiacci Law L.L.C
Case:Middlebrooks v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Pennsylvania

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