Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2020

Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff jury verdicts obtained in Florida in the year 2020. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of Florida.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Verdicts in Florida in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2020.

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1
Amount: $375,263,109.00
Attorneys: Robert Scott Cox, Talley Kaleko, Law Offices of Robert Scott Cox; Benjamin L. Crump, Parks & Crump L.L.C
Case: Washington v. Top Auto Express, Inc.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
2
Amount: $57,298,760.00
Attorneys: Sarah A. Foster, Albert Lechner of Morgan & Morgan, P.A
Case: Webster v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
3
Amount: $30,000,000.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Friedman, Friedman & Friedman
Case: Estate of Fernandez v. Baptist Health Medical Group Orthopedics L.L.C., et al.
Type: Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
4
Amount: $26,750,000.00
Attorneys: James W. Gustafson, Jr. of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley; Gary M. Paige of Gordon & Partners, P.A.
Case: Estate of Duignan v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
5
Amount: $18,273,040.00
Attorneys: Benjamin A. A. Russell of Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner
Case: Cox v. Jason's Grading, Inc., et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Intentional Tort
6
Amount: $17,100,000.00
Attorneys: Lawrence A. Kellogg, Jason Kellogg, and Marcelo Diaz-Cortez of Levine Kellogg, et al.
Case: Schmitt v. Zecca, et al.
Type: Conspiracy, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
7
Amount: $13,200,395.50
Attorneys: Adaline J. Hilgard, Jonah D. Mitchell, and Christopher J. Pulido of Reed Smith LLP; Robert W. Thielhelm, Jr., of Baker & Hostetler LLP
Case: Siemens Energy, Inc. v. Midamerica C2L Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract
8
Amount: $12,500,000.00
Attorneys: Eric S. Rosen of Rosen Injury Law, P.A.; Catherine C. Darlson of Kelley Uustal Trial Attorneys
Case: McHugh v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Type: Conspiracy, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Strict Liability
9
Amount: $10,560,000.00
Attorneys: Alex Alvarez, Michael A. Alvarez of The Alvarez Law Firm
Case: Principe v. Morris USA Inc.
Type: Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Negligent Tort, Design Defect
10
Amount: $9,661,233.00
Attorneys: David D. Guiley, Daniel L. Hightower of Daniel L. Hightower P.A.
Case: Searcy v. Brunelle
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Dangerous Instrumentality
11
Amount: $9,000,000.00
Attorneys: Marc P. Kunen, Jose L. Becerra of The Ferraro Law Firm P.A.
Case: Moure-Cabrera v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
12
Amount: $5,700,000.00
Attorneys: Richard C. McCrea Jr., Catherine H. Molloy, Tristan J. Reiniers, Greenberg Traurig P.A.
Case: Financial Info. Techs. v. iControl Sys.
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Intellectual Property Infringement, Tortious Interference, Unfair Business Practices, Unfair Competition, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
13
Amount: $5,445,637.00
Attorneys: Phillip J. Slotnick of Burnetti P.A.; K. Mitch Espat and Matthew Powell of MattLaw
Case: Young v. McCoy, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
14
Amount: $4,662,572.00
Attorneys: Christopher M. Drury of Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, PA; Todd L. Wallen of Wallen Kelley
Case: Winkeljohn v. Callari
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort
15
Amount: $4,086,004.00
Attorneys: Michael V. Baxter, William Zoeller of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck P.A
Case: Estate of Sanford v. Vedere, et al.
Type: Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Surgical Error, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount: $3,318,593.00
Attorneys: Joseph H. Shaughnessy, Jared Wise, Brian McClain of Morgan & Morgan P.A.
Case: Griggs v. PV Holding Corp., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount: $2,967,200.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Lee of Schuler & Lee P.A; John Hatfield, Kate Hatfield of Hatfield & Hatfield, PA
Case: Estate of Sitts v. Ames et al.
Type: Business Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Failure to Protect, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
18
Amount: $2,840,765.00
Attorneys: Jeremy M. Paul, Giovanni Stewart, Michael Fox Orr of Orr Cook.
Case: Wildes v. Northern Florida Transportation Group L.L.C., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
19
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Richard J. Lantinberg, A. Jay Plotkin, Norwood S. Wilner of The Wilner Firm; Charles Farah, Eddie E. Farah of Farah & Farah P.A.; Gary M. Paige, Cassandra Castellano-Lombard of Gordon & Doner P.A.; Randy Rosenblum of Dolan Dobrinsky & Rosenblum L.L.P.; Celene H. Humphries, Maegen Peek Luka, Thomas J. Seider of Brannock & Humphries
Case: Estate of Cuddihee v. Philip Morris USA Inc.
Type: Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, False Advertising, Fraudulent Concealment, Product Liability, Tobacco, Toxic Exposure, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
20
Amount: $1,753,220.00
Attorneys: Frank F. Fernandez III, The Fernandez Firm; Daniel A. Iracki, Howard C. Coker, Janeen M. Kirch of Coker Law
Case: Looney v. Crime, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist, Negligent Tort

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