Top 20 Bench Awards in the United States in 2020

Top 20 Bench Awards in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff bench awards obtained in the United States in the year 2020. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried in one of the Nation's state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Bench Awards in the United States in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2020.

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1
Amount:$102,000,000.00
Attorneys:Larry W. Lee, Kwanporn Mai Tulyathan of Diversity Law Group PC; Dennis S. Hyun of Hyun Legal, APC; William 'Bill' L. Marder of Marder Employment Law
Case:Magadia v. Wal-Mart Associates Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
2
Amount:$77,000,000.00
Attorneys:Monique Olivier of Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP; Emily Thiagaraj, Alison Kosinski of Kosinski and Thiagaraj, LLP
Case:Bernstein, et al. v. Virgin America Inc., et al.
Type:Class Action, Unpaid Wages, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
3
Amount:$70,000,000.00
Attorneys:Alton G. Burkhalter, Daniel J. Kessler, Keith E. Butler of Burkhalter Kessler Clement & George LLP; Douglas L. Johnson, Neville L. Johnson, James T. Ryan, Ronald P. Funnell of Johnson & Johnson LLP
Case:Foxcroft Productions Inc., et al v. Universal City Studios LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State:California
4
Amount:$45,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Baizer, David Neiman of Baizer Kolar Neiman P.C.
Case:Estate of Villasenor v. Oelerich
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
5
Amount:$41,600,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Conroy, Siannah Collado Boutte of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Jake D. Finkel of Law Offices of Jake D. Finkel, APC
Case:Estate of Kasian v. Leibel
Type:Assault & Battery, Murder, Wrongful Death, Intentional Tort
State:California
6
Amount:$35,199,277.00
Attorneys:Jason A. Neville of The Spence Law Firm, LLC; Scott P. Klosterman, Amy M. Iberlin of Williams Porter Day & Neville PC
Case:APMTG Helium LLC v. Denbury Onshore LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit, Commercial Litigation
State:Wyoming
7
Amount:$31,874,964.00
Attorneys:Steven Goldberg, Ivan L. Kallick, Richard J. Maire Jr., Benjamin G. Shatz, Kishan H. Barot of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Case:Schrage v. Schrage
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conversion, Intentional Tort
State:California
8
Amount:$25,014,158.00
Attorneys:Alexander M. Schack, Natasha N. Serino, Shannon F. Nocon of Schack Law Group
Case:Gunther v. Alaska Airlines Inc.
Type:Class Action, Unfair Business Practices, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:California
9
Amount:$23,218,106.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Anthony J. Garilli of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Palla v. L M Sports, Inc. et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Watercraft Accident, Emotional Distress, Motorboat Accident, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law
State:California
10
Amount:$18,938,352.00
Attorneys:John P. Scanlon, Martin Healy Jr., David P. Huber of Healy Scanlon Law Firm
Case:O’Donnell v. Ropeway Design, Inc., et al.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability, Amputation
State:Illinois
11
Amount:$18,235,470.00
Attorneys:Marc E. Rohatiner, Jason M. Flom, Edward E. Weiman, Max N. Wellman of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP
Case:Silverlake Park LLC v. First Capital Real Estate Investments LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation
State:California
12
Amount:$12,299,173.00
Attorneys:Joseph Battipaglia, Kevin Potere, Michelle Ranello, Kenneth G. Roberts of Duane Morris LLP
Case:Shah v. 20 East 64th St. LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Indemnity, Property Damage, Nuisance, Commercial Litigation, Trespass, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:New York
13
Amount:$11,756,221.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Kruckemeyer of The Kruckemeyer Law Firm
Case:Abdallah v. Control & Applications L.L.C., et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Texas
14
Amount:$11,750,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth J. Ronan, John E. Schwencke of Lavalle, Brown & Ronan
Case:Doe v. Haspel, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse
State:Florida
15
Amount:$10,013,990.00
Attorneys:Robert K. Fricke, Joachim P. Cox, Abigail M. Holden of Cox Fricke LLP
Case:Aldis v. USA
Type:Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Failure to Monitor, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Hawaii
16
Amount:$8,900,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Levine of Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP
Case:Pesce v. Mahoney
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, DUI, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:New York
17
Amount:$8,363,581.00
Attorneys:Boris Bernstein, Tonino Sacco of Sacco & Fillas LLP
Case:Rajkumar v. Yacoob
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State:New York
18
Amount:$7,314,894.00
Attorneys:Joseph N. Akrotirianakis, Matthew H. Dawson, Matthew V.H. Noller of King & Spalding LLP
Case:Huynh v. Quinstar Technology Inc.
Type:Commercial Litigation, Shareholder Dispute
State:California
19
Amount:$7,290,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Isaac of Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices
Case:Macklin v. Altfest Auto Leasing Inc., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:New York
20
Amount:$7,260,531.00
Attorneys:Kathryn D.Z. Domin, Ira G. Rivin, Golsa Honarfar, Mary C. Brady of Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Case:Tarwater v. McCormick
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:California

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