Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2020

Top 20 Verdicts in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 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 20 Verdicts in California in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 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
11
Amount:$7,285,800.00
Attorneys:John Burris, Benjamin Nisenbaum, Lateef H. Gray of Catalano Law Group
Case:Estate of Tindle v. Mateu
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$6,050,002.00
Attorneys:Eugene G. Iredale, Julia Yoo, Grace Jun of Iredale and Yoo A.P.C.
Case:Estate of Brown v. Lambert, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Harassment, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search & Seizure
13
Amount:$6,041,924.00
Attorneys:David A. Shimkin, Paul K. Leary, Dylan M. Alper of Cozen O’Connor
Case:Vopak North America Inc. v. CMAC Construction Co.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Indemnity, Pollution, Commercial Litigation, Negligent Tort
14
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Dylan Ruga, Brian Poulter, Allen G. Haroutounian of Stalwart Law Group
Case:Phillips v. Avantgarde Senior Living
Type:Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$3,875,000.00
Attorneys:Dwight F. Ritter, Karen Albence of Ritter & Associates
Case:Finlan v. Chase
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Sexual Battery
16
Amount:$3,464,288.00
Attorneys:Raymond D. McElfish of McElfish Law Firm; Bob B. Khakshooy, Sandeep G. Agarwal of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy
Case:Qaadir v. Adan Ordonez Trucking
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Negligent Retention
17
Amount:$3,185,209.00
Attorneys:William Michael Berman of Berman & Riedel; John H. Gomez of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case:Hernandez v. Wu
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
18
Amount:$3,071,839.00
Attorneys:Marc A. Fenster, Benjamin T. Wang, Andrew Weiss of Russ August & Kabat
Case:SPEX Technologies Inc. v. Apricorn
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
19
Amount:$2,742,128.00
Attorneys:Alain V. Bonavida of Law Offices of Alain V. Bonavida
Case:Stanton v. Marques
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Fraudulent Transfer, Commercial Litigation, Constructive Fraud, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$2,716,500.00
Attorneys:Pius Joseph of Law Offices of Pius Joseph
Case:Jimenez v. Badio, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Retention

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