Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2019

Top 50 Verdicts in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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
21
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
22
Amount:$23,322,449.00
Attorneys:James Q. McDermott, Jessica M. Wan of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP
Case:Huy Fong Foods Inc. v. Underwood Ranches LP
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation, Commercial Litigation
23
Amount:$21,496,420.00
Attorneys:Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Rada v. Hardin Irvine Automotive Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Catastrophic Injury
24
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 v. Ashland Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
25
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alethia S. Gooden, Trevor M. Quirk of Quirk Law Firm, LLP
Case:Estate of Prewitt v. Chappell
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
26
Amount:$19,658,901.00
Attorneys:Robert L. Meylan, Mary H. Chu, Grace Chen of Meylan Davitt Jain Arevian & Kim LLP
Case:Honda Trading America Corporation v. Ehrlich
Type:Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment, Misrepresentation, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation
27
Amount:$17,270,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick M. Ardis, Kip E. Whittemore of Wolff Ardis, P.C.; Todd F. Nevell, Daniel G. Sheldon, Abaigeal A. Loving of Scolinos, Sheldon & Nevell
Case:Romo v. Hyundai Motor America, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$16,800,000.00
Attorneys:Noah Hagey, Matthew Borden, Jeffrey M. Theodore, Ronald J. Fisher of Braunhagey & Borden LLP
Case:Optronic Technologies Inc. v. Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co. Ltd.
Type:Antitrust Violation, Conspiracy, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort
29
Amount:$15,392,801.00
Attorneys:Ebby S. Bakhtiar, Alex K. DiBona of Livingston Bakhtiar; Thomas V. Girardi, Keith D. Griffin, Alexa F. Galloway of Girardi | Keese
Case:Ramirez v. Jack In The Box Inc.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Failure to Accommodate
30
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Broillet, Alan L. Van Gelder of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case:Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club Ltd.
Type:Wrongful Death, Denial of Medical Care, Breach of Duty of Care, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
31
Amount:$13,400,000.00
Attorneys:David M. Feldman of Law Office of David M. Feldman
Case:Samantha v. Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital LLC, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Protect, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention, Sexual Battery
32
Amount:$13,200,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian, Lawrence D. Marks of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.; Douglas A. Linde, Erica A. Gonzales of The Linde Law Firm
Case:Estate of Valenzuela v. City of Anaheim, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
33
Amount:$13,060,000.00
Attorneys:Haytham Faraj, Nicholas C. Rowley, Lance C. Behringer of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Estate of Hermenegildo, et al. v. Blunden, et al.
Type:Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
34
Amount:$12,617,674.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Vaage, Elizabeth H. Teixeira of Law Offices of Robert Vaage
Case:Collins v. County of San Diego, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, False Arrest, Denial of Medical Care, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
35
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
36
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
37
Amount:$11,091,300.00
Attorneys:Lisa Bloom, Sarah Bloom, Alan Goldstein, Arick Fudali of The Bloom Firm
Case:Jones v. David, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Fraud, Hostile Work Environment, Malicious Prosecution, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Sexual Battery
38
Amount:$11,061,472.00
Attorneys:Joseph H. Low IV of The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV; Simon P. Etehad of Etehad Law APC; Diana S. Diskin, Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation
Case:McPhoy v. Mendez Ramirez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
39
Amount:$11,050,000.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Vartazarian, Matthew J. Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC; Navid A. Natanian, Edward R. Yaghoubi of Law Offices of Navid A. Natanian, APLC
Case:Estate of Garcia v. TRI-Modal Distribution Services Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
40
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:H. Gavin Long of Bisnar Chase, LLP
Case:Cunningham v. Narcanon Redwood Cliffs, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
41
Amount:$10,172,391.00
Attorneys:John N. Demas, Tim S. Spangler of Demas Law Group, P.C.
Case:Korsmo v. Ashby, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
42 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Keith J. Bruno, John A. Kawai, Christopher D. Barnes of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Theresa Bowen Hatch of Bowen Hatch Law, PC; Dustin N. Maricic of Maricic Law Firm; George Maricic of George Maricic APC
Case:Estate of Courts v. Lee, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
42 (tie)
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel Rodriguez, Chantal A. Trujillo, Danay Gonzalez of Rodriguez & Associates
Case:A.G. v. Lamont School District, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Negligent Tort
43
Amount:$9,500,000.00
Attorneys:R. Michael Bomberger, Stephen J. Estey, Mary Bajo of Estey & Bomberger, LLP; James M. Brown of Law Offices of James Matthew Brown, APLC
Case:Estate of Peck v. Peck
Type:Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
44
Amount:$9,000,000.00
Attorneys:Rodney S. Diggs of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt; Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos, James A. Bryant, Constance L. Rice of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Pream v. The City of Long Beach, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Malicious Prosecution, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
45
Amount:$8,740,155.00
Attorneys:Alexander F. Stuart of Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook; Lawrence E. Biegel of Biegel Law Firm
Case:Borjon Auto Center King City, Inc. v. Sentry Select Ins. Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Property Damage, Commercial Litigation, Fire Damage
46
Amount:$8,632,743.00
Attorneys:Gregory W. Smith, Diana W. Wells of Law Offices of Gregory W. Smith
Case:Dooros, et al. v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
47
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Scott E. Spell of Law Office of Scott E. Spell; Michelle Iarusso of Iarusso & Dagher; John S. Levitt of Soltman, Levitt, Flaherty & Wattles LLP; Thomas M. Dempsey of Law Offices of Thomas M. Dempsey
Case:Hatcher, et al. v. Powel, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Contractor Negligence, Gross Negligence, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
48
Amount:$8,463,833.00
Attorneys:Sagi Schwartzberg, Michael J. Luther of Schwartzberg Luther, APC
Case:Lopez v. National General Assurance Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Property Damage, Commercial Litigation, Arson, Fire Damage
49
Amount:$8,115,000.00
Attorneys:Alan J. Romero of Romero Law, APC
Case:Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
50
Amount:$7,844,253.00
Attorneys:Timothy J. Harris, Stephen P. Soskin of Charlston, Revich & Wollitz LLP
Case:Fireman's Fund Ins. Co. v. Triton Subs, Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Indemnity, Property Damage, Subrogation, Commercial Litigation

* 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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