Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2020

Top 20 Verdicts in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 plaintiff jury verdicts 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 Verdicts in the United States in 2020) you have also made the list of Top 50 Verdicts in the United States 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
State:California
2
Amount:$854,565,576.00
Attorneys:Mike De Vries, Gianni Cutri, Adam Alper, Pat Carson, Leslie Schmidt, Ben Herbert, Adam Kaufmann, Joshua Simmons of Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Case:Syntel Sterling Best Shores Mauritius Limited v. Trizetto Group Inc.
Type:Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:New York
3
Amount:$787,300,000.00
Attorneys:Chris Panatier of Simon Greenstone Panatier; Christopher Placitella, Harry Roth of Cohen Placitella & Roth; Moshe Maimon of Levy Konigsberg
Case:Barden, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Talc Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:New Jersey
4
Amount:$585,000,000.00
Attorneys:Morgan Chu, Alan J. Heinrich, Elizabeth C. Tuan of Irell & Manella LLP; 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
State:California
5
Amount:$506,200,000.00
Attorneys:Mike McCool, Theodore Stevenson III, Holly E. Engelmann, Erik B. Fountain, Steven J. Pollinger, Kevin L. Burgess, Christine M. Woodin, Seth Hasenour, Samuel F. Baxter, Jennifer Leigh Truelove, Jonathan Yim, Christopher P. McNett of McKool Smith P.C.; Jason G. Sheasby, Hong Zhong, Elliot Z. Chen, Ingrid M. Haslund Petersen, Andrew J. Strabone of Irell & Manella L.L.P; David T. DeZern, Jared Hoggan, Jill Bindler of Gray Reed & McGraw L.L.P
Case:Optis Wireless Tech. L.L.C., et al. v. Apple Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Texas
6
Amount:$502,848,848.00
Attorneys:Bradley W. Caldwell, J. Austin Curry, Hamad M. Hamad, Christopher S. Stewart, Daniel R. Pearson, John F. Summers of Caldwell Cassady & Curry; T. John Ward Jr. of Ward, Smith & Hill, PLLC
Case:VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Texas
7
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
State:Florida
8
Amount:$265,000,000.00
Attorneys:Billy R. Randles, Beverly T. Randles, Angela M. Splittgerber of Randles & Splittgerber L.L.P.; Brett A. Davis, Tracey F. George, L. Benjamin Mook of Davis George Mook L.L.C.
Case:Bader Farms Inc., et al. v. Monsanto Co., et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Property Damage, Intentional Tort, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Missouri
9
Amount:$236,836,876.00
Attorneys:Adam Adler, Courtland L. Reichman, Ariel Green, Jennifer Estremera, Joachim B. Steinberg, Shawna L. Ballard, Kate M. Falkenstien, MIchael G. Flanigan, Christine E. Lehman, Jaime F. Cardenas-Navia, Wesley Lanier White, Khue V. Hoang, Sarah O. Jorgensen of Reichman & Jorgensen L.L.P.; Gary J. Toman of Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial; Julie M.K. Siegal, Paul D. Clement of Kirkland & Ellis L.L.P.; Kenneth L. Dorsney of Morris James L.L.P.
Case:Cirba v. VMware
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Delaware
10
Amount:$150,876,732.00
Attorneys:Albert Thomas Morris, Angela Williams, Elspeth A. England of United States Department of Justice
Case:Aldridge v. Cain, et al.
Type:False Claims Act, Qui Tam, Unjust Enrichment, Health Care Fraud, Intentional Tort
State:Mississippi
11
Amount:$115,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ted Buck, Anne Bremner, Evan Bariault of Frey Buck, P.S.
Case:Cox v. State of Washington
Type:Government Negligence, Murder, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Children's Rights, Child Abuse, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort, Child Protection
State:Washington
12
Amount:$102,792,510.00
Attorneys:Robert C. Bunt, Charles Ainsworth of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth P.C.; Jason G. Sheasby, Ben Hattenbach, Anthony Rowles, Lisa S. Glasser, Andrew J. Strabone of Irell & Manella L.L.P.
Case:USAA v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Texas
13
Amount:$67,441,000.00
Attorneys:Robert P. Wilson, Marco Crawford, Reggie Blakely of The Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry
Case:Camacho v. Stewart Builders Inc., et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Workplace Safety, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
14
Amount:$50,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jon C. Conlin, F. Jerome Tapley, Nina Herring, Mitchell Theodore from Cory Watson, PC
Case:Abbott v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Type:Business Liability, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Toxic Exposure, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
State:Ohio
15
Amount:$38,625,000.00
Attorneys:Benjamin P. Cloward, Ian C. Estrada of Richard Harris Law Firm
Case:Estate of Salazar v. Sportsman’s Royal Manor LLC
Type:Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Wrongful Death, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Negligent Retention
State:Nevada
16
Amount:$38,164,263.00
Attorneys:Timothy S. Trecek, Jesse B. Blocher, Elissa M. Bowlin, Susan R. Tyndall of Habush Habush & Rottier
Case:Vanderventer v. Hyundai Motors Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Negligent Tort, Paraplegia, Paralysis Injury, Design Defect
State:Wisconsin
17
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
State:California
18
Amount:$33,639,000.00
Attorneys:Art Anderson of Winstead PC
Case:Trinity East Energy, LLC v. City of Dallas, Texas
Type:Breach of Contract, Fraud, Inverse Condemnation, Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
State:Texas
19
Amount:$32,262,489.00
Attorneys:Thomas E. Patterson, Jefferey O. Katz, Michael D. Haeberle of Patterson Law Firm L.L.C.; Troy L. Moore of Ballenger & Moore Co., L.P.A.; Thomas Anastos of Anastos Law, LLC
Case:RevoLaze, LLC v. Dentons US LLP, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Legal Malpractice, Negligent Misrepresentation, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:Ohio
20
Amount:$31,211,012.00
Attorneys:Susan E. Morrison, Jeremy D. Anderson, Douglas E. McCann, Frank E. Scherkenback, Jason M. Zucchi, Michael J. Kane, William R. Woodford, James Huguenin-Love of Fish & Richardson P.C.
Case:Wasica Finance GmbH, et al. v. Schrader International Inc., et al.
Type:Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:Delaware

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