Top 20 Excessive Force Verdicts in the United States in 2019

Top 20 Excessive Force Verdicts in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 excessive force verdicts obtained in the United States in the year 2019. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried in one of the Nation's state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$50,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert F. DiCello, Justin J. Hawal of Dicello Levitt Gutzler LLC
Case:Arnold Black v. East Cleveland
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Ohio
2
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
State:California
3
Amount:$11,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brett H. Klein of Brett H. Klein, Esq. PLLC
Case:Lopez v. City of New York
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
4
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 P.C.
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
State:California
5
Amount:$8,325,000.00
Attorneys:Robert E. Zaytoun, Matthew D. Ballew of Zaytoun Ballew & Taylor PLLC; Ryan D. Oxendine, James A. Barnes, IV of Oxendine, Barnes & Associates, PLLC
Case:Morgan v. Deputy Sheriff Spivey, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Prosecution, False Arrest, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Failure to Intervene
State:North Carolina
6
Amount:$6,275,000.00
Attorneys:Richard M. Levy, Harris L. Marks of Rubenstein & Rynecki
Case:Perry v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
7
Amount:$5,097,194.00
Attorneys:Irene K. Dymkar, Shamoyita M. DasGupta of Law Offices of Irene K. Dymkar; Torreya L. Hamilton, Kevin T. Turkcan of Hamilton Law Office, LLC
Case:Smith v. City of Chicago
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Illinois
8
Amount:$4,750,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Eric Valenzuela of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; William L. Schmidt, Jeffrey W. Eisinger of William L. Schmidt, Attorney at Law, P.C.
Case:Estate of Casillas v. The City of Fresno, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
9
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Bryon D. Helm, Daniel E. Smolen, David Bross, Lauren Lambright, Robert M. Blakemore of Smolen Roytman PLLC
Case:Osterhout v. Police Officer Morgan, et al
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:Oklahoma
10
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Darren M. Harris of Harris Grombchevsky LLP
Case:Schroeder v. Police Officer Parcher, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State:California
11
Amount:$2,995,004.00
Attorneys:David A. Lane, Eleanor K. Wedum, Eudoxie Dickey of Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP
Case:O’Neal v. Beicker, et al.
Type:Excessive Force, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, First Amendment Violation, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Colorado
12
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:David Daneman, Allen E. Honick of Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP
Case:Younger v. State of Maryland
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Prison Brutality, Negligent Tort
State:Maryland
13
Amount:$2,650,000.00
Attorneys:John L. Burris, Adante De Pointer, Lateef H. Gray, Patrick M. Buelna of Law Offices of John L. Burris
Case:Estate of Nunez v. Santos, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
State:California
14
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm P.C.
Case:Estate of Kelly v. CBR Property Management LLC, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Excessive Force, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:California
15
Amount:$1,750,000.00
Attorneys:Eric D. Subin of Subin Associates, LLP
Case:Falcone v. Alfano, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct
State:New York
16
Amount:$1,747,505.00
Attorneys:Julie E. Nugent of Weiss & Paarz P.C.
Case:Drummond v. Grencavich C.N.M., et al.
Type:Excessive Force, Medical Malpractice
State:New Jersey
17
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Cary London of Cary London Law; Wylie M. Stecklow of WylieLaw; David A. Thompson of Stecklow Thompson
Case:Hurt v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:New York
18
Amount:$1,241,500.00
Attorneys:Robert M. Oakley, Daniel K. Dilley of Dilley & Oakley, P.C.
Case:Bohanon v. City of Indianapolis
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Failure to Supervise, Police Brutality, Failure to Train, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Indiana
19
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph F. Sullivan of Sullivan & Brill L.L.P.
Case:Kennedy v. City of NY, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Negligent Supervision, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Training, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention, Failure to Intervene
State:New York
20
Amount:$694,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Catanese of Zachar Law Firm, P.C.
Case:McKay v. 4716 Inc., et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Workplace Safety, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Arizona

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