Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2019

Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff bench awards 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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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 100 Bench Awards in the United States in 2019.

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1
Amount: $102,000,000.00
Attorneys: Larry W. Lee, Kwanporn Mai Tulyathan of Diversity Law Group PC; Dennis S. Hyun of Hyun Legal, APC; William 'Bill' L. Marder of Marder Employment Law
Case: Magadia v. Wal-Mart Associates Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: California
2
Amount: $77,000,000.00
Attorneys: Monique Olivier of Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP; Emily Thiagaraj, Alison Kosinski of Kosinski and Thiagaraj, LLP
Case: Bernstein, et al. v. Virgin America Inc., et al.
Type: Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: California
3
Amount: $70,000,000.00
Attorneys: Alton G. Burkhalter, Daniel J. Kessler, Keith E. Butler of Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP; Douglas L. Johnson, Neville L. Johnson, James T. Ryan, Ronald P. Funnell of Johnson & Johnson LLP
Case: Foxcroft Productions Inc., et al v. Universal City Studios LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: California
4
Amount: $45,000,000.00
Attorneys: Robert S. Baizer, David Neiman of Baizer Kolar Neiman P.C.
Case: Estate of Villasenor v. Oelerich
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State: Illinois
5
Amount: $41,600,000.00
Attorneys: Thomas J. Conroy, Siannah Collado Boutte of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Jake D. Finkel of Law Offices of Jake D. Finkel, APC
Case: Estate of Kasian v. Leibel
Type: Assault & Battery, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
State: California
6
Amount: $35,199,277.00
Attorneys: Jason A. Neville of The Spence Law Firm, LLC; Scott P. Klosterman, Amy M. Iberlin of Williams Porter Day & Neville PC
Case: APMTG Helium LLC v. Denbury Onshore LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit, Commercial Litigation
State: Wyoming
7
Amount: $31,874,964.00
Attorneys: Steven Goldberg, Ivan L. Kallick, Richard J. Maire Jr., Benjamin G. Shatz, Kishan H. Barot of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Case: Schrage v. Schrage
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, Intentional Tort
State: California
8
Amount: $25,014,158.00
Attorneys: Alexander M. Schack, Natasha N. Serino, Shannon F. Nocon of Schack Law Group
Case: Gunther v. Alaska Airlines Inc.
Type: Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: California
9
Amount: $23,218,106.00
Attorneys: Roger A. Dreyer, Anthony J. Garilli of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Palla v. L M Sports, Inc. et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Watercraft Accident, Emotional Distress, Motorboat Accident, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law
State: California
10
Amount: $18,938,352.00
Attorneys: John P. Scanlon, Martin Healy Jr., David P. Huber of Healy Scanlon Law Firm
Case: O’Donnell v. Ropeway Design, Inc., et al.
Type: Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Amputation
State: Illinois
11
Amount: $18,235,470.00
Attorneys: Marc E. Rohatiner, Jason M. Flom, Edward E. Weiman, Max N. Wellman of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
Case: Silverlake Park LLC v. First Capital Real Estate Investments LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation
State: California
12
Amount: $12,299,173.00
Attorneys: Joseph Battipaglia, Kevin Potere, Michelle Ranello, Kenneth G. Roberts of Duane Morris LLP
Case: Shah v. 20 East 64th St. LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Indemnity, Property Damage, Nuisance, Commercial Litigation, Trespass, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State: New York
13
Amount: $11,756,221.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Kruckemeyer of The Kruckemeyer Law Firm
Case: Abdallah v. Control & Applications L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
14
Amount: $11,750,000.00
Attorneys: Kenneth J. Ronan, John E. Schwencke of Lavalle, Brown & Ronan
Case: Doe v. Haspel, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse
State: Florida
15
Amount: $10,013,990.00
Attorneys: Robert K. Fricke, Joachim P. Cox, Abigail M. Holden of Cox Fricke LLP
Case: Aldis v. USA
Type: Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Hawaii
16
Amount: $8,900,000.00
Attorneys: Michael Levine of Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP
Case: Pesce v. Mahoney
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: New York
17
Amount: $8,363,581.00
Attorneys: Boris Bernstein, Tonino Sacco of Sacco & Fillas LLP
Case: Rajkumar v. Yacoob
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: New York
18
Amount: $7,314,894.00
Attorneys: Joseph N. Akrotirianakis, Matthew H. Dawson, Matthew V.H. Noller of King & Spalding LLP
Case: Huynh v. Quinstar Technology Inc.
Type: Commercial Litigation, Shareholder Dispute
State: California
19
Amount: $7,290,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Isaac of Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices
Case: Macklin v. Altfest Auto Leasing Inc., et al.
Type: Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: New York
20
Amount: $7,260,531.00
Attorneys: Kathryn D.Z. Domin, Ira G. Rivin, Golsa Honarfar, Mary C. Brady of Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Case: Tarwater v. McCormick
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: California
21
Amount: $6,776,500.00
Attorneys: Kerry Michael Guidry of The Guidry Law Firm
Case: The Estate of Yobany Amador Cubas v. Strip Mall Owners
Type: Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
22
Amount: $5,647,320.00
Attorneys: James A. Schuelke, Jean C. Frizzell of Reynolds Frizzell LLP
Case: Omnova Solutions Inc. v. Z. M. Shayjayadam3 L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
23
Amount: $5,606,513.00
Attorneys: Kenneth E. Broughton, Edward W. Duffy of Reed Smith LLP
Case: Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp. v. American Midstream LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
24
Amount: $5,492,001.00
Attorneys: Laura D. Dolin of The Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A.
Case: Godun v. Niko Petroleum Retailers of Florida L.L.C., et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort, Unpaid Benefits
State: Florida
25
Amount: $5,000,001.00
Attorneys: Peter M. Van Dyke of Van Dyke Law, LLC
Case: Estate of Gervais v. Gervais
Type: Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: Connecticut
26
Amount: $4,662,217.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Steiner, Stacie L. Morris of Law Offices of Paul J. Steiner; Frank F. Sommers IV of Sommers & Schwartz LLP
Case: Samuels v. Hamrick & Evans LLP
Type: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: California
27
Amount: $4,011,132.00
Attorneys: Christopher Paul Hanslik, Whitney Brieck of BoyarMiller; Kevin M. Green, James W. Bartlett Jr. of Bush & Ramirez, PLLC
Case: David H. Berg & Associates PC v. Virage Capital Partners S.P.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation
State: Texas
28
Amount: $4,000,000.00
Attorneys: John S. Steward of Steward Law Firm L.L.C.; John A. Bouhasin of Bouhasin Law Firm P.C.
Case: Menendez v. Haynes
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Electrical Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
State: Missouri
29
Amount: $3,926,304.00
Attorneys: Michael Charles Watson of Michael Charles Watson, Attorney at Law
Case: Christian v. Pro Cycles & Accessories Inc., et al.
Type: Consumer Fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State: Texas
30
Amount: $3,863,436.00
Attorneys: Michele M. McKinnon of Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C.
Case: Platkowski v. Bedford, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Property Damage, Tortious Interference, Conversion, Fraudulent Transfer, Commercial Litigation
State: Wisconsin
31
Amount: $3,750,000.00
Attorneys: John M. Curtin of Robbins & Curtin PLLC
Case: Cherry v. United States of America
Type: Delayed Treatment, Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Arizona
32
Amount: $3,746,160.00
Attorneys: Howard D. Hall, Jered T. Ede, Jane M. Kutepova of Hall Griffin LLP
Case: Abalkhad v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: California
33
Amount: $3,611,135.00
Attorneys: Michael T. Jaques of Sessums Dallas, PLLC
Case: Brown v. USA
Type: Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Mississippi
34
Amount: $3,170,070.00
Attorneys: Stephen Glick, M. Anthony Jenkins of Law Offices of Stephen Glick
Case: Alvarado v. Melgar, et al.
Type: Fraud, Intentional Tort, Fraudulent Transfer, Commercial Litigation
State: California
35 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: J. Barton Warren of Warren & Simpson, PC
Case: Estate of Allen v. Pogue, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Alabama
35 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Guy M. Shir of Shir Law Group, P.A.
Case: Serpico v. Concilio
Type: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
35 (tie)
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brandon C. Potter of Corbett Law Firm, P.C.
Case: Shipp v. Ryan
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: Missouri
36
Amount: $2,869,307.00
Attorneys: Clement L. Glynn, Morgan K. Lopez of Glynn & Finley, LLP
Case: Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co. v. Fedex Office and Print Services Inc.
Type: Conspiracy, Economic Loss, Fraud, Property Rights, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Real Estate, Trespass, Slander
State: California
37
Amount: $2,568,311.00
Attorneys: Max D. Leifer of Max D. Leifer P.C.
Case: Ngo v. Ngo, et al.
Type: Conspiracy, Fraud, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: New York
38
Amount: $2,348,976.00
Attorneys: Charles X. Gormally, Stuart J. Polkowitz of Brach Eichler LLC
Case: Insurance Agency v. Insurance Wholesaler
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: New Jersey
39
Amount: $2,285,319.00
Attorneys: David J. Lawyer, Christopher W. Pirnke of Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder, PS
Case: Avanti Markets Inc., et al. v. Happay Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Washington
40
Amount: $2,249,112.00
Attorneys: Christopher R. Fertig of Fertig & Gramling
Case: Bloch v. Beard Marine Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Commercial Litigation, Fire Damage, Faulty Workmanship
State: Florida
41
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Kevin McLaughlin of Wagner McLaughlin P.A.; Kenneth G. Turkel of Bajo Cuva Cohen & Turkel PA
Case: Estate of Tudor v. Ke
Type: Assault & Battery, Murder, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
State: Florida
42
Amount: $1,920,000.00
Attorneys: Lewis A. Remele, Jr., Steven M. Sitek of Bassford Remele, P.A.
Case: Vermillion State Bank v. Tennis Sanitation L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel, Bad Faith
State: Minnesota
43
Amount: $1,859,928.00
Attorneys: Richard E. Segal of Richard E. Segal & Associates, P.C.
Case: Jappaya v. FGY Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation
State: Michigan
44
Amount: $1,794,970.00
Attorneys: Mason C. Simpson, Edward J. Naughton, Rebecca M. Lecaroz, Dylan P. Kletter, Blair M. Rinne, Kyle P. Dorso of Brown Rudnick L.L.P.
Case: American Railcar Indus. v. GyanSys Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: New York
45
Amount: $1,728,802.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Sperber, Jacqueline Handel-Harbour of Sperber Denenberg & Kahan P.C.
Case: Benaresh v. Patel, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation
State: New York
46
Amount: $1,728,500.00
Attorneys: Spencer D. Freeman of Freeman Law Firm
Case: Turkmen v. Quadeer
Type: Breach of Contract, Property Rights, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation
State: Washington
47
Amount: $1,573,027.00
Attorneys: Kevin S. Conlogue of The Law Office of Kevin S. Conlogue; Joseph C. Cane, Jr. of Arendsen Cane Molnar LLP
Case: Singh v. Chan
Type: Breach of Contract, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: California
48
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Attorneys: Joseph W. Shea III, Gregory P. Hartmann, Michelle A. Cheek of The Shea Firm
Case: Hall v. Glickman, D.O.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Surgical Error, Failure to Inform, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Ohio
49
Amount: $1,461,394.00
Attorneys: Robert B. Burns, Kimberly D. Evans Ross of Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields
Case: Burns Concrete Inc., et al. v. Teton County
Type: Breach of Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Commercial Litigation
State: Idaho
50
Amount: $1,433,644.00
Attorneys: Lauren Deutch, Daniel S. Newman of Broad and Cassel LLP; John M. Jorgensen of Scott, Harris, Bryan, Barra & Jorgensen, P.A.
Case: Hall v. McNeer, et al.
Type: Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Florida

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