Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2019

Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff jury verdicts* obtained in Florida in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Florida.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 100 Verdicts in Florida in 2019.

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1
Amount:$740,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy D. Friedman, C. David Durkee of Downs Law Group, PA
Case:Tatlici v. Tatlici
Type:Defamation, Economic Loss, Intentional Tort, Reputational Harm
2
Amount:$700,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott W. Leeds, Channa Lloyd of The Cochran Firm
Case:Estate of Doty v. Rodriguez, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Conspiracy, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
3
Amount:$495,123,680.00
Attorneys:John M. Phillips, Kirby Johnson of Law Offices of Phillips & Hunt
Case:Estate of McCoy v. Wade, et al.
Type:Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
4
Amount:$202,230,000.00
Attorneys:Dereck G. Capaz, Laura Turbe Capaz of Capaz Law Firm, P.A.; Andres N. Oliveros of Andres N. Oliveros, P.A.
Case:Garcia v. Espildora
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$157,445,439.00
Attorneys:Brittany C. Barron, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA
Case:Estate of Caprio v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
6
Amount:$70,102,000.00
Attorneys:Marc P. Kunen, Jose L. Becerra of The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Thornton v. GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$42,500,000.00
Attorneys:Stuart N. Ratzan, Stuart J. Weissman of Ratzan Weissman & Boldt; Edward H. Zebersky of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP; John G. Crabtree of Crabtree & Auslander
Case:Estate of Gloger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
8
Amount:$41,050,000.00
Attorneys:Zane Berg, Cristina Sabbagh of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Thomas P. Angelo, James W. Carpenter of Angelo & Banta, P.A.; Crane A. Johnstone of Johnstone Law P.A.
Case:Schnurr v. J.L. Property Owners Association Inc.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia
9
Amount:$40,590,990.00
Attorneys:Helio De La Torre, Lindsey Thurswell Lehr of Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel P.A.
Case:Brickellhouse Condo. Assoc. Inc. v. Brickellhouse Holding LLC
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Warranty, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation
10
Amount:$37,005,500.00
Attorneys:Brittany C. Barron, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Mahfuz v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
11
Amount:$32,072,166.00
Attorneys:Bruce W. Jacobus Jr. of Jacobus & Fielding
Case:Douglass v. Plowfield, et al.
Type:Construction Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Tort, Paralysis Injury
12
Amount:$30,840,015.00
Attorneys:Mark A. Avera of Avera & Smith, LLP; Donald M. Hinkle of Hinkle & Foran
Case:Faircloth v. Cantina Tallahassee, LLC, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Strict Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
13
Amount:$30,148,619.00
Attorneys:Brandon G. Cathey, Brent G. Steinberg, Daniel Greene of Swope, Rodante P.A.
Case:Willoughby v. Ellison
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
14
Amount:$24,500,000.00
Attorneys:Todd J. Michaels of Haggard Law Firm, P.A.; Melissa Gunion, Daniel Harwin of Freedland Harwin Valori, PL
Case:Estate of Torres v. Gonzalez-Garcia, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
15
Amount:$22,948,000.00
Attorneys:Wayne S. Koppel of Koppel & Associates P.A.
Case:Estate of Coolidge v. Teets
Type:Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
16
Amount:$21,536,000.00
Attorneys:Marc L. Brumer of The Law Offices Of Brumer & Brumer; R. Martin Saenz of Saenz & Anderson
Case:Pierre v. Park Hotels & Resort Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
17
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Judd G. Rosen, Mustafa H. Dandashly of Goldberg & Rosen
Case:D.J., Pro Ami v. B.R.
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Stabbing
18
Amount:$19,508,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher B. Spuches, Jason A. Martorella of Agentis Law; Mark Evan Stein of Mark Stein Law; Javier J. Rodriguez of CKR Law
Case:Kipu Systems LLC v. Zencharts LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Intellectual Property Infringement, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
19
Amount:$19,009,802.00
Attorneys:Diego C. Asencio of Diego C. Asencio P.A.; Bradley S. Hartman of Bradley S. Hartman, P.A.
Case:Estate of Mohammed v. Morales
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, DUI, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$16,426,488.00
Attorneys:Hyram Montero, Aron J. Gibson of Montero Law Center
Case:Estate of Menendez v. Mcinturff
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
21
Amount:$16,300,000.00
Attorneys:Joshua R. Gale of Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher Goldfarb, LLC; William H. (Bill) Ogle, Parama K. Liberman of Ogle Law, LLC
Case:Estate of Stucky v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Failure to Disclose
22
Amount:$15,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols, Rod W. Smith of Avera & Smith, LLP; Joshua A. Whitman, Eric L. Leach of Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea and Eslinger, P.A.; Celene Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
23
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alan Goldfarb, David Charles Appleby of Alan Goldfarb, P.A.
Case:Estate of Hayes v. Hialeah Hospital Inc.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Test
24
Amount:$14,031,841.00
Attorneys:John Eric Romano of Romano Law Group
Case:Mcmanus v. Morreale, D.C.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Chiropractor Malpractice
25
Amount:$13,550,592.00
Attorneys:Steven D. Parker, Thomas S. Harmon (FL) of Harmon Parker, P.A.
Case:Estate of Hancock v. Nathe
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
26
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Richard K. Slinkman of Slinkman, Slinkman & Wynne, P.A.
Case:Estate of Anderson v. Estate of Adams
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$12,037,000.00
Attorneys:Wesley T. Straw, Nicole M. Ziegler, Matthew D. Emerson of Emerson Straw PL
Case:Burbano v. Short
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Amputation
28
Amount:$11,882,175.00
Attorneys:David Sampedro, Al Del Risco of Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A.
Case:Standley v. Rech
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Negligent Tort, Failure to Test
29
Amount:$11,622,673.00
Attorneys:Joseph V. Camerlengo, Howard C. Coker, Gregg J. Anderson of Coker Law
Case:Lightfoot v. Hunt
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
30
Amount:$11,370,239.00
Attorneys:Howard C. Coker, Daniel A. Iracki, N. Joel Harris of Coker Law
Case:Noe v. Geico General Insurance Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist
31
Amount:$10,600,000.00
Attorneys:Eric S. Rosen, Kimberly L. Wald, Maxwell H. Sawyer of Kelley Uustal Trial Attorneys
Case:Estate of Hamilton v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
32
Amount:$10,026,616.00
Attorneys:Karen E. Terry, Jack P. Hill of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; Roger N. Messer of Messer & Messer Law Offices
Case:Estate of Poindexter, et al. v. Zarcharzewski, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$10,006,867.00
Attorneys:Brittany C. Barron, Steven J. Hammer, Scott P. Schlesinger, Jonathan R. Gdanski , Cristina Sabbagh of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA; Celene Humphries, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case:Estate of Milinkovich v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
34
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan B. Harris of J.B. Harris, PA; Bard D. Rockenbach of Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A.; Carlos Santisteban, Jr. of Carlos Santisteban, Jr., P.A.; Robert D. Trammell of Robert D. Trammell, Attorney at Law
Case:Estate of Harris v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type:Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
35
Amount:$9,598,260.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Sayre, Glen H. Waldman of Waldman Barnett, P.L.; Mikhael E. Keifitz of The Law Offices of Mikhael E. Keifitz
Case:The Recon Group Inc. v. Freeman Hammond LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Defamation, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
36
Amount:$9,550,000.00
Attorneys:Wilfried H. Florin of Florin Roebig
Case:Albergo v. Albergo
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
37
Amount:$8,977,788.00
Attorneys:Mark A. Avera of Avera & Smith, LLP
Case:Estate of Wiederhold v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
38
Amount:$8,281,522.00
Attorneys:Brian F. LaBovick, Peter R. Hunt of LaBovick Law Group
Case:Jacobus v. Randle, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
39
Amount:$8,215,218.00
Attorneys:Timothy M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Gaddy of Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.
Case:Ngo v. Vitro America, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
40
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth J. Ronan, Anthony D. Brown of Lavalle, Brown & Ronan
Case:Archibald v. GFM Operations
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Negligent Tort
41
Amount:$7,815,000.00
Attorneys:Keisha D. Rice, Patrick R. Frank of Frank & Rice, P.A.
Case:Estate of W.S. v. Brittany Knight, et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Breach of Duty of Care, Unlicensed Activity, Negligent Tort
42
Amount:$7,157,820.00
Attorneys:Chrislie Lopez of Martinez Manglardi, P. A.
Case:Gomez v. Thoeni
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident
43
Amount:$6,525,000.00
Attorneys:Bryan S. Hofeld, David E. Silverman (FL) of Schlesinger Law Offices, PA
Case:Frank v. The Celebration Source
Type:Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Fall, Failure to Inform, Failure to Train, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
44
Amount:$6,424,000.00
Attorneys:Gordon Lea, Julia M. Ingle of Lubell Rosen, LLC
Case:Estate of Sozomentou v. Arfaras, et al.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scott M. Fischer, Robert E. Gordon of Gordon & Partners, P.A.
Case:Estate of Menard v. Port St. Lucie Retirement Investors L.L.C.
Type:Nursing Home Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
46
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Alejandro M. Garcia, Todd L. Baker of Steinger, Greene & Feiner
Case:Dorvilier v. Boker LLC
Type:Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
47
Amount:$5,200,000.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Damaso, II, Jackson W. Adams of Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, P.A.; Peter D. Webster of Carlton Fields
Case:Lieupo v. Simon's Trucking, Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure, Burn Injury, Strict Liability
48 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert T. Joyce of Joyce & Reyes Law Firm
Case:Portobanco v. Williams
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Negligent Tort
48 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark A. Avera, Dawn M. Vallejos-Nichols, Rod W. Smith of Avera & Smith, LLP; Bennett A. Hutson of Hutson Law Firm, P.A.
Case:Barrett v. University Towing and Transport Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
48 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Charlip of Charlip Law Group, LC; Ortavia D. Simon of Simon Law Group, P.A.
Case:Williams v. JTV Investment LLC, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Personal Injury, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
48 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid, Lea P. Bucciero of Podhurst Orseck, LLP
Case:Estate of Johnson v. Continental Motors Inc.
Type:Aviation Accident, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
49
Amount:$4,962,600.00
Attorneys:Ryan Christopher Rodems, Brian K. McClain, Cord W. Grimes of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case:Bennett v. Wells Pharmacy Network, LLC
Type:Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Overmedication, Medication Error, Negligent Tort
50
Amount:$4,834,390.00
Attorneys:Todd J. Michaels, Michael A. Haggard of Haggard Law Firm, P.A.; Philip D. Parrish of Philip D. Parrish, PA
Case:Estate of Puchalski v. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Monitor, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Admiralty Law, Failure to Test

* 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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