Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2019

Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 labor & employment 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.

For firms that have made the list and would like to signify their achievement on their website or in other marketing materials, TopVerdict.com has issued a special electronic badge that is available for purchase here.

If you are the attorney who obtained one of the 50 verdicts on this list, you can display a separate, personalized badge on your bio page to showcase your victory and potentially generate more business for your firm. You can buy your personalized attorney badge here. You can also obtain a personalized plaque to display in your office.

Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 100 Labor & Employment Verdicts in the United States 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:$58,250,000.00
Attorneys:Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal, Gloria Allred of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case:Khan v. Hologram USA, Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Harassment, Sexual Battery
State:California
2
Amount:$45,730,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Stolper of The Stolper Group; David I. Greenberger of Bailey Duquette P.C.
Case:Beach v. Touradji Capital Mgmt, LP
Type:Breach of Contract, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation, Unpaid Bonuses
State:New York
3
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
State:Florida
4
Amount:$19,970,000.00
Attorneys:Russell C. Riggan, Samuel W. Moore of Riggan Law Firm, LLC
Case:Wildhaber v. St. Louis County, MO
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Promote
State:Missouri
5
Amount:$15,400,000.00
Attorneys:Carney R. Shegerian, Astineh Arakelian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.; Nicholas C. Rowley, Courtney E. Rowley of Trial Lawyers For Justice
Case:Simers v. Tribune Co., et al.
Type:Age Discrimination, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
6
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; Carney R. Shegerian, Anthony Nguyen of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
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
State:California
7
Amount:$11,382,189.00
Attorneys:Jonathan R. Marko of Marko Law PLC
Case:Griffey v. Michigan Department of Corrections
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Racial Harassment
State:Michigan
8
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
State:California
9
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
State:Florida
10
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
State:California
11
Amount:$8,115,000.00
Attorneys:Alan 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
State:California
12
Amount:$7,020,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; Carney R. Shegerian of Shegerian & Associates, Inc.
Case:Hadsell v. City of Baldwin Park
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Workplace Harassment
State:California
13
Amount:$6,400,000.00
Attorneys:Paul Castronovo, Thomas A. McKinney of Castronovo & McKinney, LLC
Case:McCarthy v. CareOne Management, LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:New Jersey
14
Amount:$6,037,542.00
Attorneys:Brent N. Coverdale, Andrew J. Lewis, Paula L. Brown of Scharnhorst Ast Kennard Griffin PC
Case:All Star Awards & Ad Specialties Inc. v. HALO Branded Solutions Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Tortious Interference, Unfair Competition, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Missouri
15
Amount:$6,001,599.00
Attorneys:Kenneth H. Yoon, Stephanie E. Yasuda, Brian G. Lee of Yoon Law, APC; Brian J. Mankin, Peter J. Carlson of Fernandez & Lauby LLP; G. Samuel Cleaver of Law Offices of G. Samuel Cleaver
Case:Hamilton et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
16
Amount:$5,914,222.00
Attorneys:James W. Beck, Janelle E. Chase Fazio, Stephanie L. Bloomfield of Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
Case:Erickson v. Biogen Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, False Claims Act, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Washington
17
Amount:$5,317,162.00
Attorneys:J. Bernard Alexander, III of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP; Natasha R. Chesler, Timothy B. McCaffrey of Chesler McCaffrey LLP
Case:Carter v. Federal Express Corp.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
18
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal, Gloria Allred, Renee Mochkatel of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
Case:Reeves v. Hologram USA Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Sexual Battery
State:California
19
Amount:$4,941,071.00
Attorneys:Michael G. Marderosian, Heather S. Cohen of Marderosian & Cohen
Case:Jordan v. Wonderful Citrus Packing, LLC
Type:Defamation, Labor & Employment, Negligent Tort, Reputational Harm, Libel
State:California
20
Amount:$4,603,000.00
Attorneys:Sanford L. Michelman, Robert D. Estrin, Peter L. Steinman, Mona Z. Hanna, Todd H. Stitt of Michelman & Robinson LLP
Case:Western Air Charter Inc. v. Schembari
Type:Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:California
21
Amount:$4,072,402.00
Attorneys:Justin O. Walker, Jared A. Veliz of Walker Law, PC
Case:Qiu v. Three Rivers Provider Network, Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Retaliation, Unfair Business Practices, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:California
22
Amount:$3,800,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey H. Jacobson of Jacobson Law Firm (AZ)
Case:Clark v. City of Tucson
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:Arizona
23
Amount:$3,775,000.00
Attorneys:Lloyd P. Mullen of Mullen & Associates P.C.
Case:McDade v. YRC Worldwide Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Illinois
24
Amount:$3,586,715.00
Attorneys:Randall K. Rathbun of Depew Gillen Rathbun & McInteer L.C.
Case:Mid-Continent Anesthesiology Chartered v. Bassell, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Kansas
25
Amount:$3,559,000.00
Attorneys:Eugene G. Iredale, Grace Jun of Iredale and Yoo, APC
Case:Boy v. Zimmer Inc., et al.
Type:Defamation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Slander, Reputational Harm
State:California
26
Amount:$3,316,443.00
Attorneys:Timothy J. Coffey of The Coffey Law Office P.C.
Case:Jankowski v. Dean Foods Co., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Illinois
27
Amount:$3,310,550.00
Attorneys:Alysia D. Franklin, Christopher J. Woolley, Gerald L. Miller of EEOC
Case:EEOC v. Danny’s Restaurant LLC, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Mississippi
28
Amount:$3,300,000.00
Attorneys:Edward D. Chapin of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP; Allison H. Goddard of Patterson Law Group (CA)
Case:Burns v. San Diego State University, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Bad Faith
State:California
29
Amount:$3,065,000.00
Attorneys:Arya Rhodes, Alan I. Schimmel, Michael W. Parks of Schimmel & Parks APLC
Case:Hernandez v. VMS Auto Body Collision Center Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Unpaid Wages, Wrongful Termination, Wage & Hour Violation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Workplace Harassment
State:California
30
Amount:$3,038,169.00
Attorneys:Brendan J. Donelon, Daniel W. Craig of Donelon, P.C.
Case:Drake v. Steak N Shake Operations Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Missouri
31
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy J. Casey of Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C.
Case:Rodriguez v. Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc.
Type:Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Arizona
32
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:Ebby S. Bakhtiar of Livingston Bakhtiar; Keith D. Griffin, Alexa F. Galloway of Girardi | Keese
Case:Quemada v. Cordoba Corp., Inc.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
33
Amount:$2,655,000.00
Attorneys:Frederick K. Brewington, Cathryn Harris-Marchesi of Law Office of Frederick K. Brewington
Case:Abreu v. Verizon NY Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:New York
34
Amount:$2,525,000.00
Attorneys:Richard H. Lee, Natalie Rastegari of Salisian Lee LLP; Edward E. Alon, Jonathan A. Alon of Alon LLP
Case:Missakian v. Amusement Industry Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Unpaid Wages, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
35
Amount:$2,506,543.00
Attorneys:Amy E. Gibson, David L. Wiley of Gibson Wiley PLLC
Case:Carter v. City of Abilene, Texas
Type:Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Texas
36
Amount:$2,427,605.00
Attorneys:J. Mark Grundy, Jared A. Cox, Benjamin J. Lewis, Amanda L. Dohn, Kyle W. Miller of Bingham Greenebaum; Stephen B. Pence of Pence & Ogburn, PLLC; Cory J. Skolnick, D. Patton Pelfrey, Thomas C. Gleason, Ann G. Schoen, Junis L. Baldon of Frost Brown Todd LLC
Case:Caudill Seed & Warehouse Co. Inc. v. Jarrow Formulas Inc.
Type:Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Unjust Enrichment, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Trademark Infringement
State:Kentucky
37
Amount:$2,299,829.00
Attorneys:Christopher Grivakes, David W. Affeld of Affeld Grivakes LLP
Case:Harris v. City of Riverside
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment
State:California
38
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael H. Kim, Jamie F. Martinez, Adam K. Tanouye of Michael H. Kim PC
Case:Bolanos v. USK Manufacturing Inc., et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
39
Amount:$1,800,000.00
Attorneys:Erika Birch, Kathryn “Kass” Harstad of Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC
Case:Fuller v. State of Idaho, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Idaho
40
Amount:$1,762,800.00
Attorneys:Matthew A. Peluso of Matthew A. Peluso L.L.C.
Case:Hagel v. Davenport, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Government Negligence, Hostile Work Environment, Sexual Harassment, Labor & Employment, Emotional Distress, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Negligent Tort, Failure to Promote, Military Discrimination
State:New Jersey
41
Amount:$1,749,465.00
Attorneys:Zev Abramson, Nissim Levin, Jeremy Levy, Christina Begakis of Abramson Labor Group
Case:Benart v. DA Defense Logistics HQ LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
42
Amount:$1,715,097.00
Attorneys:Douglas B. Janney of Law Office of Douglas B. Janney III
Case:Anderson v. Oak Ridge Schs., et al.
Type:Defamation, Due Process Violation, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Slander, Libel
State:Tennessee
43
Amount:$1,670,427.00
Attorneys:Mani Sheik of Sheik Law Inc
Case:Martell v. Thunder Studios Inc.
Type:Breach of Contract, Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Fraud, Hostile Work Environment, Misrepresentation, Unpaid Wages, Conversion, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Misrepresentation, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
44
Amount:$1,576,262.00
Attorneys:Jamon R. Hicks of Douglas Hicks Law, APC; Britany M. Engelman of Engelman Law Firm
Case:Woods v. Greystar Management Services, LP
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Disability Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Failure to Accommodate
State:California
45
Amount:$1,576,145.00
Attorneys:V. James DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law; Ryann E. Hall of Bohm Law Group, Inc.
Case:Birden v. The Regents of the University of California
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Race Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment
State:California
46
Amount:$1,561,320.00
Attorneys:John P. Sheridan, Mark W. Rose, Alea M. Carr of Sheridan Law Firm, PS
Case:Robb v. Benton County, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Washington
47
Amount:$1,558,119.00
Attorneys:Sina Negahbani of Law Offices of Sina Negahbani
Case:Polynice v. Burger King Corp.
Type:Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:Florida
48
Amount:$1,525,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick C. Gallagher, Raeann Warner, Thomas Crumplar of Jacobs & Crumplar, PA
Case:Lampkins v. Mitra QSR KNE L.L.C.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, Constructive Discharge, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Wrongful Demotion
State:Delaware
49
Amount:$1,505,561.00
Attorneys:Jan T. Aune of The Law Office of Jan T. Aune
Case:Lillie v. ManTech International Corp.
Type:Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:California
50
Amount:$1,503,321.00
Attorneys:Joel M. Androphy , Zenobia Harris Bivens of Berg & Androphy
Case:Miniex v. Houston Housing Authority
Type:Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower Retaliation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Texas

Share this page with your colleagues

Follow us on social media

Our Customers

Weitz & Luxenberg Waters Kraus Paul Foran Glennon Silver Golub North Deutsch Shegerian Davidson Bowie Freedman Boyd Lewis Rice Romano Schlesinger