Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in California in 2019

Top 20 Product Liability Verdicts in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 product liability verdicts obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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1
Amount:$2,055,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Miller, Curtis G. Hoke, David J. Dickens, Jeffrey Travers, Nancy Guy Armstrong Miller of The Miller Firm, LLC; R. Brent Wisner, Michael L. Baum, Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC; Mark Burton of Audet & Partners, LLP; Steven J. Brady of Brady Law Group
Case:Pilliod v. Monsanto Co.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
2
Amount:$80,267,634.00
Attorneys:Aimee H. Wagstaff, David J. Wool, Kathryn M. Forgie of Andrus Wagstaff PC; Lori E. Andrus of Andrus Anderson LLP
Case:Hardeman v. Monsanto Company
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
3
Amount:$63,419,988.00
Attorneys:Duane C. Miller of Miller, Axline & Sawyer
Case:City of Atwater v. Shell Oil Co., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Pollution, Product Liability, Nuisance, Defective Product, Environmental Protection, Clean Water Act , Trespass, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
4
Amount:$40,137,769.00
Attorneys:David C. Greenstone, Stuart J. Purdy, Marissa Langhoff, Lisa M. Barley of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC
Case:Cabibi v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
5
Amount:$34,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jennifer L. Alesio, Daniel P. Blouin, John Richardson, Paul C. Cook, Deborah R. Rosenthal, Benjamin D. Goldstein of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Putt v. Ford Motor Company
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
6
Amount:$29,400,000.00
Attorneys:Denyse F. Clancy, Joseph D. Satterley, Ted W. Pelletier, Mark A. Swanson of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Leavitt v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
7
Amount:$28,435,964.00
Attorneys:Peter C. Beirne, Nectaria Belantis, Bryon P. Josselyn, Joshua S. Paul of The Paul Law Firm
Case:Webb v. General Cable Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
8
Amount:$26,619,000.00
Attorneys:Peter C. Beirne, Nectaria Belantis, Bryon P. Josselyn, Joshua S. Paul of The Paul Law Firm
Case:Phipps v. Copeland Corp. LLC
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
9
Amount:$25,000,000.00
Attorneys:Benno B. Ashrafi, Venus Burns, Leonard Sandoval, Josiah Parker, Tyler R. Stock of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case:Sabetian v. Brand Insulations Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
10
Amount:$21,385,000.00
Attorneys:Rajeev K. Mittal of Waters, Kraus & Paul; Scott R. Frieling of Allen Stewart, P.C.; Mary E. Alexander of Mary Alexander & Associates P.C
Case:Eaves, et al. v. Ashland, Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
11
Amount:$12,003,006.00
Attorneys:Denyse F. Clancy, Andrea Huston, Joseph D. Satterley, Mark A. Swanson, Ian A. Rivamonte, Michael T. Stewart of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Schmitz v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Mesothelioma, Strict Liability
12
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Corey Arzoumanian, Arash Homampour, Nareen M. Touloumdjian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC; David H. Greenberg, Emily A. Ruby of Law Office of David H. Greenberg
Case:Courtney v. Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
13
Amount:$7,680,460.00
Attorneys:Gibbs C. Henderson, Gary M. Paul, Erin M. Wood of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case:Kline v. Zimmer Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Defective Medical Device, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
14
Amount:$4,397,716.00
Attorneys:Jonathan A. George, Samuel I. Iola, Michael Connett of Waters, Kraus & Paul
Case:Vanni, et al. v. AMF Bowling Centers, Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
15
Amount:$3,000,429.00
Attorneys:Benno B. Ashrafi, Venus Burns, Michael T. Reid of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case:Groves v. D.W. Nicholson Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
16
Amount:$986,283.00
Attorneys:Mark J. Geragos of Geragos & Geragos
Case:Torres v. Bandit Industries Inc.
Type:Breach of Warranty, Product Liability, Property Damage, Defective Product, Consumer Protection, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
17
Amount:$937,500.00
Attorneys:H.W. Trey Jones of Law Office of H.W. Trey Jones; Simona A. Farrise of Farrise Law Firm
Case:Godber v. Calportland Co., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
18
Amount:$905,000.00
Attorneys:Samuel Dordulian, Arpineh Yeremian, Christopher Mandalian of Dordulian Law Group
Case:Matlin v. Big Air Trampoline Park, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Slip & Fall, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
19
Amount:$904,229.00
Attorneys:Alan R. Brayton, David R. Donadio of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case:Estate of Kimberling v. Kaiser Gypsum Co. Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
20
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Justin K. Strassburg, William R. Gilmore, Adam R. Lugo of Strassburg, Gilmore & Wei, LLP; Thomas F. Forsyth of Law Offices of Thomas F. Forsyth
Case:Anthony v. Gilbert, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability

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