Top 20 Settlements in California in 2019

Top 20 Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of top 20 settlements obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, and those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Settlements in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Settlements in California in 2019.

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1
Amount: $1,000,000,000.00
Attorneys: John Fiske, Scott Summy of Baron & Budd, P.C.; Edward 'Ed' S. Diab of Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP
Case: Public Entities of California v. PG&E
Type: Negligent Maintenance, Utility Negligence, Negligent Tort, Fire Damage
2
Amount: $575,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kit A. Pierson, Daniel A. Small, Laura Alexander of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; Philip L. Pillsbury Jr., Richard L. Grossman of Pillsbury & Coleman, LLP; John L. Cooper, Roderick M. Thompson, Christopher C. Wheeler of Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Case: UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health, et al.
Type: Antitrust Violation, Class Action, Unfair Competition, Intentional Tort
3
Amount: $305,000,000.00
Attorneys: James R. Williams of Office of the County Counsel
Case: Office of the County Counsel v. Sherwin-Williams, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Strict Liability, Lead Poisoning
4
Amount: $245,000,000.00
Attorneys: Charles Verhoeven, David A. Perlson, Melissa J. Baily, John J. Neukom, Jordan Jaffe of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Case: Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies Inc., et al.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
5
Amount: $150,000,000.00
Attorneys: Chad A. Readler of U.S. Department of Justice
Case: U.S, et al. v. Insys Therapeutics Inc., et al.
Type: False Claims Act, Fraud, Qui Tam, Kickback, Intentional Tort
6
Amount: $100,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brianna Primozic Rapp, Jason C. Marsili, Howard Z. Rosen of Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP; Emily P. Rich, Manuel A. Boigues of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld PC; James R. Hawkins, Gregory E. Mauro of James Hawkins APLC
Case: In Re Wackenhut Wage and Hour Cases
Type: Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
7
Amount: $69,000,000.00
Attorneys: Xavier Becerra, Kathleen E. Foote, Natalie S. Manzo of CA DOJ, Office of the Attorney General
Case: State of California v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, et al.
Type: Antitrust Violation, Conspiracy, Unfair Competition, Intentional Tort, Price Fixing
8
Amount: $37,350,000.00
Attorneys: Russell P. Reiner, Todd E. Slaughter, April K. Stratte of Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP
Case: Anderson v. Caltrans
Type: Car Accident, Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia
9
Amount: $28,715,000.00
Attorneys: Rahul Ravipudi, Ian P. Samson, Paul A. Traina of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Jonathan C. Teller, Bobby Saadian, Daniel B. Miller of Wilshire Law Firm
Case: Sanchez v. Martinez, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
10
Amount: $26,000,000.00
Attorneys: Abigail E. Shafroth, Joseph M. Sellers of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC; Aubry Wand, Matthew J. Matern of Matern Law Group, PC; Michael Rubin, Barbara J. Chisholm, Matthew J. Murray of Altshuler Berzon LLP
Case: Sanchez v. McDonald's Restaurants of California Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
11
Amount: $22,500,000.00
Attorneys: Peter Rukin, Valerie Brender of Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP; Ian J. McLoughlin, Thomas V. Urmy, Jr. of Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP; Adam J. Shafran of Rudolph Friedmann LLP; Wilmer J. Harris of Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP
Case: Alfred v. Pepperidge Farm Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Unpaid Benefits
12 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Deborah S. Chang, Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Richard L. Duquette of Richard L. Duquette Law Firm
Case: Du v. The City of San Diego
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Construction Defect, Negligent Tort
12 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Shannon E. Liss-Riordan, Adelaide Pagano, Anne Kramer, Ben Weber of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC; Andrew A. August of Browne George Ross LLP; Brian S. Kabateck, Shant A. Karnikian of Kabateck LLP; Mark J. Geragos of Geragos & Geragos
Case: O'Connor v. Uber Technologies
Type: Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Unpaid Commissions
12 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian W. Easton, Matthew D. Easton, Travis R. Easton, Gabriel M. Mendoza of Easton & Easton, LLP
Case: Plaintiff v. Premises Owner
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
12 (tie)
Amount: $20,000,000.00
Attorneys: G. Joseph Antonelli, Janelle C. Carney of Law Office of Joseph Antonelli; Kevin T. Barnes, Gregg Lander of Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes; Sahag Majarian, II of The Law Offices of Sahag Majarian II; Walter L. Haines of United Employees Law Group, PC
Case: Tilton v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
13
Amount: $16,500,000.00
Attorneys: Amy S. Endo, Giselle Olmedo, Jennifer Keating of Leonard Carder LLP
Case: Carter v. XPO Logistics Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
14 (tie)
Amount: $15,250,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy L. Pierce, Raymond M. Viayra, Jr. of K&L Gates LLP
Case: Keenan Hopkins Suder & Stowell Contractors Inc. v. Webcor Construction LP
Type: Breach of Contract
14 (tie)
Amount: $15,250,000.00
Attorneys: Cornelia Dai, Randy R. Renick of Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP; Jay Smith, Joshua F. Young of Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation; Michael D. Singer, Diana M. Khoury, J. Jason Hill, Timothy D. Cohelan, Kristina De La Rosa of Cohelan Khoury & Singer
Case: Valliere v. Tesoro Refining & Marketing Co.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
15
Amount: $14,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Christopher V. Bulone of Dordick Law Corporation; Jeffrey S. Dawson of The Law office of Jeffrey S. Dawson
Case: T.J. v. University Community Association
Type: Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
16 (tie)
Amount: $12,000,000.00
Attorneys: Paul L. Hoffman, Catherine E. Sweetser, Raya Marinova of Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes, LLP; Deirdre O'Connor of Seamus Law, APC
Case: Mellen v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Conspiracy, Due Process Violation, Government Negligence, Wrongful Conviction, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Abuse of Power, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
16 (tie)
Amount: $12,000,000.00
Attorneys: John J. Glugoski, Michael C. Righetti , Matthew Righetti of Righetti Glugoski, PC; James F. Clapp, Marita M. Lauinger, Zach P. Dostart of Dostart Hannink & Coveney LLP; Kevin J. McInerney of McInerney & Jones
Case: Sharp v. Safeway Inc.
Type: Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
17
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Steve W. Berman of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Case: Free Range Content Inc. v. Google LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment
18
Amount: $10,965,000.00
Attorneys: Matthew D. Carlson, Shannon E. Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC
Case: Groves, et al. v. Instacart, et al.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
19
Amount: $10,000,000.00
Attorneys: Carly L. Sanchez, Roger E. Booth, Andrew Pruitt of The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff
Case: J.H. v. County of Riverside
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Breach of Duty of Care, Children's Rights, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
20
Amount: $9,475,000.00
Attorneys: Timothy D. McMahon, Mark A. Sigala, Ben H. Stoddard of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, LLP
Case: Kulkarni v. The Sobrato Organization LLC
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Premises Liability, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Architectural Malpractice, Design Defect

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