Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2020

Top 50 Verdicts in Florida in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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 The Consumer Law Firm P.A
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
21
Amount:$1,669,875.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Galamaga of Lamchick Law Group P.A
Case:Lynn v. Calusa Club Village Prop. Owners Ass'n Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$1,563,315.00
Attorneys:Lawrence J. Bohannon of Lawrence J. Bohannon P.A
Case:Brown v. Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, Fall, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
23
Amount:$1,406,009.00
Attorneys:Daniel W. Courtney of Daniel W. Courtney P.A; Roy J. Kahn of Roy J. Kahn P.A.
Case:Rodriguez v. GFM Operations Inc.
Type:Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Failure to Train, Failure to Hire, Negligent Tort
24
Amount:$1,295,298.00
Attorneys:David H. Pollack, Matthew Street of The Law Office of David H. Pollack L.L.C
Case:Hashem Sultan, M.D., et al. v. Walgreen Co., et al.
Type:Defamation, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Slander, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
25
Amount:$1,198,643.00
Attorneys:Martin Jaffe, Brian McClain of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case:Hajdasz v. Magic Burgers, LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Restaurant Negligence, Negligent Tort
26
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew N. Posgay, Seth B. Roebuck, Coker Law
Case:Choisser v. Consul
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$780,715.00
Attorneys:Anthony H. Quackenbush of Kelley Uustal P.L.C
Case:Flotz v. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Auth.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
28
Amount:$780,000.00
Attorneys:Charles B. Draper, Draper Law Office
Case:Santiago v. Osceola Regional Hospital Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
29
Amount:$772,000.00
Attorneys:Scott A. Burleigh, Martin H. Sitler of Ronald E. Sholes P.A
Case:Andrason v. Law
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
30
Amount:$758,262.00
Attorneys:Martin Jaffe, David Moffett of Morgan & Morgan, PA
Case:Berrios v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
31
Amount:$757,000.00
Attorneys:Pamela D. Keller of Keller Law Office, P.A.
Case:Tunnell v. Estate of Thomas
Type:Conversion, Intentional Tort, Elder Financial Abuse, Civil Theft, Elder Abuse, Embezzlement
32
Amount:$720,000.00
Attorneys:Theodore J. Fournaris, Fournaris & Sanet P.A
Case:Otero v. 1300 Ponce Condo. Ass'n
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$572,987.60
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
34
Amount:$519,000.00
Attorneys:Steven K. Hunter, Hunter, Williams & Lynch P.A
Case:Estate of Jenkins v. Charter Realty Group Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Dangerous Condition, Murder, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Failure to Maintain, Gunshot Wound, Failure to Hire, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$516,905.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Kulik, Kulik Law Firm P.A; Fraz Ahmed, Coker Law
Case:Murphy v. Swinson
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
36
Amount:$445,000.00
Attorneys:Shannon P. McKenna, Spencer H. Silverglate of Clarke Silverglate P.A.
Case:STS Travel Grp. v. Jetstream Int'l LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Quantum Meruit
37
Amount:$421,684.00
Attorneys:Jawdet I. Rubaii of Jawdet I. Rubaii P.A.
Case:Wilsey v. Oldridge
Type:Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Elder Financial Abuse, Civil Theft, Elder Abuse, Embezzlement
38
Amount:$416,666.00
Attorneys:Mark A. Addington of Addington Law
Case:Devereux, et al. v. Gabry, Inc., et al
Type:Breach of Contract, Retaliation, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment
39
Amount:$400,008.00
Attorneys:Gregg W. Abel of Abel Law Group, P.A.; R. Evan Bassett of R. Evan Bassett L.L.C
Case:Caceres v. Savoy
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
40
Amount:$400,000.00
Attorneys:Marie A. Mattox of Marie A. Mattox P.A.
Case:Zedalis v. Darnell, Alachua County, Florida
Type:Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
41
Amount:$375,000.00
Attorneys:David C. Dismuke, Christopher T. Borzell of Dismuke Law
Case:Randall v. Village Sys., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Burn Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
42
Amount:$354,833.00
Attorneys:William J. Sheppard, Elizabeth L. White, Matthew R. Kachergus, Bryan E. DeMaggio, Jesse B Wilkinson, Camille E. Sheppard of Sheppard, White, Kachergus & DeMaggio P.A.,
Case:Griffin v. Albanese Enterprise Inc.
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Workplace Harassment, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
43
Amount:$342,120.00
Attorneys:Christopher M. Caproni, Berkin Aslan, William McAfee, Leon Hunter of Kanner & Pintaluga P.A.
Case:Cevallos v. Speedway LLC
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
44
Amount:$319,120.00
Attorneys:Anthony J. Soto of Rubenstein Law P.A.
Case:Caamano v. Sabor Tropical Supermkts. Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$266,100.00
Attorneys:Robert C. Solomon of Law Office of Saban & Solomon
Case:Castillo v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
46
Amount:$257,179.00
Attorneys:Jorge L. Flores of Law Offices of Jorge L. Flores P.A; Jerome A. Pivnik of The Pivnik Law Firm
Case:Saunders v. Shklyaev, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Kurth of Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates P.L.L.C.; Mitchell Theodore of Cory Watson P.C., ; D. Brett Turnbull of Turnbull Law Firm PC
Case:Mace v. Navellier
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
47 (tie)
Amount:$200,000.00
Attorneys:Bobby Nunez of Nunez Law P.L.
Case:Estrada v. Roger
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
48
Amount:$190,000.00
Attorneys:Amy M. Ferrara, Leticia L. Valdes, Brandon R. Scheele of Morgan & Morgan
Case:Mcdonald v. Aminski
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
49
Amount:$182,600.00
Attorneys:Nicole Moskowitz of Neustein Law Group, P.A; David H. Charlip of Charlip Law Group, L.C
Case:Dorvil v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC
Type:Breach of Contract
50
Amount:$178,325.00
Attorneys:Arvid J. Peterson III of Law Offices of Arvid J. Peterson III
Case:Krofchik v. Road to Sedona Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort

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