Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2020

Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 plaintiff jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2020. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 10 Verdicts in California in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2020.

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1
Amount:$1,108,042,349.00
Attorneys:James R. Asperger, Kevin P.B. Johnson, Todd M. Briggs of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Case:California Institute of Technology v. Broadcom Ltd.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
2
Amount:$585,000,000.00
Attorneys:Morgan Chu, Alan J. Heinrich, Elizabeth C. Tuan of Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, CA; Andrea W. Jeffreis, Luke J. Burton of Jones Day
Case:Juno Therapeutics Inc. v. Kite Pharma Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
3
Amount:$36,400,000.00
Attorneys:Elizabeth Mann, Vincent J. Connelly of Mayer Brown L.L.P.
Case:Claassen v. Solar Trust of America LLC, et al.
Type:Defamation, Economic Loss, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Interference, Negligent Tort, Reputational Harm
4
Amount:$25,656,686.00
Attorneys:Ryan Saba, Robert Karwin, Tyler Vanderpool of Rosen Saba LLP
Case:Tusant v. City of Hemet
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
5
Amount:$21,513,000.00
Attorneys:Denis M. Delja of The Dunnion Law Firm
Case:Maclovio v. Brewer
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
6
Amount:$18,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan M. Ritter, S. Edmond El Dabe of ElDabe Ritter Trial Lawyers; Joshua E. Ritter of Werksman, Jackson & Quinn LLP
Case:Estate of Shen v. Hershel
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
7
Amount:$13,150,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew J. Thomas, Susan J. Kohlmann, Alison I. Stein of Jenner & Block LLP
Case:Kaffaga v. Steinbeck
Type:Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
8
Amount:$10,845,000.00
Attorneys:George J. Stephan, C. Dana Hobart, Robert S. Addison, Jr., Mancy Pendergrass, Pooya Sohi, David Mark of Buchalter
Case:Fantasy Cookie Corp., et al. v. Rothman, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Quantum Meruit, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
9
Amount:$10,556,490.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Stuart Chandler of Chandler Law
Case:Singh, et al. v. Capay Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Amputation
10 (tie)
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Shawn J. McCann, Jesse E. French of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid PC
Case:Pulido v. Alameda Unified School District
Type:Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, School Safety, Wrongful Death, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
10 (tie)
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Breiter, Chance J. Pardon of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter LLP; Steve Hoffman of Steve Hoffman Law Office
Case:Ferrera v. Terminix International Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Negligent Tort

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