Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2019

Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff jury 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2019.

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 submit it to us today.

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: $222,216,159.00
Attorneys: Lewis E. Hudnell, III of Hudnell Law Group P.C.; Jonathan T. Suder, Corby R. Vowell, Dave R. Gunter of Friedman Suder & Cooke PC
Case: Opticurrent L.L.C. v. Power Integrations Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
3
Amount: $113,402,626.00
Attorneys: Steven R. Vartazarian, Matthew J. Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case: N.R., Pro Ami v. County of San Bernardino Children and Family Services
Type: Assault & Battery, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
4
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
5
Amount: $70,578,289.00
Attorneys: Joseph H. Low IV of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Daniel Rodriguez of Rodriguez & Associates
Case: Cuevas v. Rai Transport Inc.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
6
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
7
Amount: $62,448,750.00
Attorneys: Glenn D. Pomerantz, Kelly M. Klaus, Rose L. Ehler, Juliana M. Yee, Stephanie Goldfarb Herrera, Rowley J. Rice of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Case: Disney Enterprises Inc. v. VidAngel Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
8
Amount: $60,000,000.00
Attorneys: William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP; Evan L. Ginsburg of Law Offices of Evan L. Ginsburg
Case: De La Cruz, et al. v. Town of Apple Valley
Type: Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
9
Amount: $58,250,000.00
Attorneys: Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case: Kahn v. Hologram USA, Inc., et al.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Sexual Battery
10
Amount: $51,000,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher Lilly, Pooja S. Nair, Jennifer C. Wang of TroyGould
Case: Greenfield LLC v. Kandeel
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation
11
Amount: $49,303,982.00
Attorneys: Kenneth M. Fitzgerald, Keith M. Cochran, Joseph L. McGeady of Fitzgerald Knaier LLP; Patrick Shields, Matthew S. Warren, Erika H. Warren, Amy Bailey of Warren Lex LLP
Case: ViaSat Inc. v. Acacia Communications Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Commercial Litigation
12
Amount: $42,500,000.00
Attorneys: Edward P. Dudensing of The Office of Ed Dudensing; Thomas G.C. McLaughlin of Law Office of Thomas G.C. McLaughlin; Jay P. Renneisen of Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Law Center
Case: Lovenstein, et al. v. Eskaton Fountainwood Lodge, et al.
Type: Fraud, Nursing Home Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Overmedication, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Elder Abuse, Failure to Train, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
13
Amount: $40,631,250.00
Attorneys: Thomas A. Vogele, Timothy M. Kowal, Teddy T. Davis, Brendan M. Loper of Thomas Vogele & Associates, APC
Case: C&C Properties, et al. v. Shell Pipeline, LLP, et al.
Type: Easement Abuse, Property Rights, Intentional Tort, Trespass
14
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
15
Amount: $36,670,356.00
Attorneys: Daniel S. Schecter, Nima H. Mohebbi, Miri E. Gold, John J. Pyun, Elizabeth A. Greenman of Latham & Watkins LLP
Case: Gavrieli v. Gavrieli
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Intentional Misrepresentation, Bad Faith
16
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
17
Amount: $30,000,000.00
Attorneys: Scott E. Boyer, Arash Homampour of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC; Hamed L. Yazdanpanah of Law Offices of Hamed Yazdanpanah
Case: Estate of Plascencia, et al. v. Deese, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
18
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
19
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
20
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

* This and other lists of plaintiff jury verdicts, in our publication, may occasionally include a small number of counter- and/or cross-plaintiff verdicts.

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