Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2020

Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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1
Amount: $755,808,545.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Andre, Lisa Kobialka, Hannah Lee, Kristopher B. Kastens, Eileen M. Patt, James Hannah of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Case: Centripetal Networks Inc. v. Cisco Syst. Inc.
Type: Intellectual Property Infringement, Patent Infringement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: Virginia
2
Amount: $158,237,296.00
Attorneys: Lee L. Kaplan, Garland Land Murphy, Eugene Zilberman of Smyser Kaplan & Veselka L.L.P.
Case: Vitol Americas Corp. v. Targa Channelview L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Unjust Enrichment, Quantum Meruit, Failure to Disclose
State: Texas
3
Amount: $155,691,486.00
Attorneys: Patrick M. Ryan, Phillip G. Whaley, Jason A. Ryan, Paula M. Jantzen of Ryan Jantzen Coldiron Jantzen Peters & Webber P.L.L.C; Bradley E. Beckworth, Jeffrey Angelovich, Andrew G. Pate, Trey Duck, Susan Whatley of Nix Patterson L.L.P.; Robert N. Barnes, Patranell Lewis, Emily Nash Kitch of Barnes & Lewis L.L.P.; Michael Burrage of Whitten Burrage
Case: Cline, et al. v. Sunoco Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Class Action, Commercial Litigation, Debt Collection
State: Oklahoma
4
Amount: $52,646,326.00
Attorneys: Michael Patrick Doyle of Doyle L.L.P
Case: Lunford Jr. v. Vlive@Vintage Steakhouse L.L.C.
Type: Assault & Battery, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Gunshot Wound, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
5
Amount: $52,058,981.00
Attorneys: Gregory Leyh, Andrea M. Knernschield, Nicholas Leyh of Gregory Leyh P.C.
Case: Fuentes, et al. v. KM-T.E.H. Realty 8 L.L.C., et al.
Type: Class Action, Deceptive Trade Practices, Malicious Prosecution, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Landlord-Tenant, Failure to Maintain, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
State: Missouri
6
Amount: $27,834,819.00
Attorneys: Paul J. Dobrowski, Kathryn E. Hand, Mark C. Gonzalez, Brandon A. Gosch of Dobrowski, Larkin & Stafford L.L.P.; Jean C. Frizzell, Brandon T. Allen, Samantha L. Thompson, Adi Sirkes of Reynolds Frizzell L.L.P; Warren W. Harris of Bracewell L.L.P
Case: U.S. Pipeline v. Rover Pipeline
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Negligent Misrepresentation, Unjust Enrichment, Quantum Meruit, Promissory Estoppel
State: Texas
7
Amount: $17,832,452.00
Attorneys: Gregory M. Cokinos, Robert J. Naudin Jr., Russell W. Smith, Roger D. Townsend, Christopher C. Wan of Cokinos Young; Bruce W. Ficken, Raymond L. DeLuca, Kenneth A. Cushing of Cozen O'Connor
Case: Rover Pipeline v. U.S. Pipeline
Type: Breach of Contract
State: Texas
8
Amount: $15,982,704.00
Attorneys: Aron J. Gibson of Montero Law
Case: Estate of Navarro v. Billie et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
9
Amount: $15,153,488.00
Attorneys: Donald N. Capparella of Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella P.C.; Kenneth Suggs, Gerald D. Jowers Jr. of Janet Janet & Suggs L.L.C.
Case: A.J.J.T., Pro Ami v. USA
Type: Birth Injury, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: Tennessee
10
Amount: $13,828,043.00
Attorneys: Keith Fuicelli of Fuicelli & Lee PC
Case: Patrick v. Wilson
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Colorado
11
Amount: $11,672,644.00
Attorneys: Keith Thomas Grumer of Grumer & Macaluso P.A.; Eric W. Ludwig of Law Office of Eric W. Ludwig
Case: Constrazza Int'l Constr. v. Universal Towers Constr.et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Shareholder Dispute
State: Florida
12
Amount: $10,487,971.00
Attorneys: James G. Munisteri, Sara Ann Brown of Foley & Lardner L.L.P.
Case: NSTI L.L.C. v. Defense Energy Ctr. of Excellence
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit
State: Texas
13
Amount: $9,200,000.00
Attorneys: Frank R. Jakes of Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Case: Hollister Inc. v. Zassi Holdings, Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Economic Loss, Fraud in the Inducement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Failure to Disclose
State: Florida
14
Amount: $8,222,467.00
Attorneys: Casey D. Shomo of Casey D. Shomo P.A
Case: Garcia v. Global Logistics 1 Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Uninsured Motorist, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: Florida
15
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Larry D. Wright of Criterion Law L.L.C.; Andrew S. LeRoy of Bautista LeRoy L.L.C.
Case: Rasmussen v. SRJS Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Failure to Train, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State: Missouri
16
Amount: $7,372,007.00
Attorneys: Sean Simpson, Jayme Simpson, Rachel Jurad of Simpson Law Group
Case: Swetlin v. Black-Maynard
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
State: California
17
Amount: $7,251,842.00
Attorneys: Sidney E. Cook Jr., James Ashby Davis, Josh L. Powell of Cook of Yancey, King & Galloway A.P.L.C
Case: The City of Shreveport v. CenturyTel Solutions LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State: Louisiana
18
Amount: $5,482,269.00
Attorneys: Christopher D. Beatty, James Goldman, Minh-Van T. Do of Miller Barondess LLP
Case: 5975-5999 Topanga Canyon Blvd. LLC v. Kelk
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Economic Loss, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation
State: California
19
Amount: $4,870,234.00
Attorneys: Porya Mansorian of Porya Mansorian & Associates L.L.C.; Jerome M. Reinan, Jordana Griff Gingrass of Law Offices of J.M. Reinan P.C.
Case: Farrell v. Castle Rock Senior Living, LLC
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: Colorado
20
Amount: $4,850,765.00
Attorneys: Blake W. Johnson of Johnson Livingston P.L.L.C.
Case: Roush v. Kimball Condominiums Owners Assoc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Negligent Tort
State: Utah
21
Amount: $4,725,962.00
Attorneys: Donald Hinkle of Hinkle & Foran
Case: Estate of Mathis v. USA
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
22
Amount: $4,601,141.00
Attorneys: Tamir Goldstein, Alyssa L. Levy of Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Case: Duckels Construction, Inc. v. Susan Cheryl Driggers
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Intentional Tort, Identity Theft
State: Colorado
23
Amount: $4,099,582.00
Attorneys: Eric V. Traut of Traut Firm
Case: Rufo v. USA
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: California
24
Amount: $3,900,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan Michaels of MLG, APLC
Case: Cook v. York
Type: Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: California
25
Amount: $3,516,051.23
Attorneys: William Dunnegan, Richard Weiss of Dunnegan & Scileppi L.L.C.
Case: Knox v. John Varvatos Enterprises Inc.
Type: Civil Rights Violation, Class Action, Gender Discrimination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: New York
26 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: Stephen B. Brauerman, Elizabeth Ann Powers, Sara E. Bussiere of Bayard P.A. ; Robert Mahoney, Saleem Mawji of Norris McLaughlin P.A.
Case: In re Facchina Construction Litigations
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraudulent Conveyance, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
State: Delaware
26 (tie)
Amount: $3,500,000.00
Attorneys: H. Woodrow Gooding, Mark B. Tinsley of Gooding & Gooding PA
Case: Reynolds v. Waymer, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Failure to Hire, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
27
Amount: $3,174,817.00
Attorneys: Reginald E. McKamie of Law Offices of Reginald E. McKamie Sr. P.C.; Paxton N. Crew of The Crew Law Firm P.C.
Case: Brown v. Arraby Properties L.L.C., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State: Texas
28
Amount: $3,105,434.00
Attorneys: Scott A. Shanes, Sarah N. Wariner, Jadd F. Masso, Chase J. Potter of Clark Hill Strasburger; Chase J. Potter of Rogge Dunn Group, P.C.
Case: UMB Bank N.A. v. Kobi Electric L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Promissory Note, Intentional Misrepresentation, Promissory Estoppel, Debt Collection, Failure to Disclose
State: Texas
29
Amount: $3,040,000.00
Attorneys: A. Charles Ellis of Ward and Smith, P.A.; Bradley T. Beckman of Beckman & Marion
Case: Sinclair v. First Global Express, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State: Pennsylvania
30
Amount: $3,000,000.00
Attorneys: H. Woodrow Gooding, Mark B. Tinsley of Gooding & Gooding PA
Case: Reynolds v. Waymer, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Train, Failure to Hire, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: South Carolina
31
Amount: $2,733,127.00
Attorneys: Martin M. Fantozzi, Kaileigh A. Callender of Goulston & Storrs P.C.
Case: Seaport B/C Retail Owner LLC v. Seaport Rebel Restaurant LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation
State: Massachusetts
32
Amount: $2,690,702.00
Attorneys: Scott W. Wilkinson, Nicholas J. Leone of Davis & Ceriani P.C.
Case: Country Club Village Enter. v. Aspen Athletics of Colorado L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Landlord-Tenant, Commercial Litigation
State: Colorado
33
Amount: $2,342,109.00
Attorneys: Aron J. Gibson of Montero Law Center
Case: Rodriguez, et al. v. McInturff, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: Florida
34
Amount: $2,331,544.00
Attorneys: H. Malcolm Pippin of Pippin Law Firm
Case: HB Enterprises, LLC v. Treadstone Environmental Services, LLC, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State: North Dakota
35
Amount: $2,165,577.64
Attorneys: Peter A. Robertson, William Douglas Stanford, Jr., Thomas J. Tollefsen, Jan C. Trendowski, Terence P. Keyes, Damian Hunt of The Robertson Firm
Case: Paloma Owner’s Assoc., Inc. v. Mercedes Homes, LLC
Type: Deceptive Trade Practices, Property Damage, Intentional Tort, Construction Defect, Negligent Tort
State: Florida
36
Amount: $2,150,295.00
Attorneys: Kimberly R. Stuart of Crain Caton & James A.P.C.
Case: Barroso v. Grams, et al.
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Promissory Note, Intentional Misrepresentation, Promissory Estoppel
State: Texas
37
Amount: $2,143,617.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish, Spencer R. Lucas, Alexander J. Behar, Jesse Max Creed of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP ; Sarah Quigley, Bradley of Drendel & Jeanney
Case: Fannin v. Camden Blaze LLC, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: California
38 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Donald Altschuler of Altschuler & Altschuler
Case: Estate of Barrett v. Estate of Destantis
Type: Assault & Battery, Wrongful Death, Gunshot Wound, Intentional Tort
State: Connecticut
38 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Olga Siamionava-Muzio of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C
Case: Jackson v. Mariachi Car Service Inc., et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Single-Vehicle Accident
State: New York
38 (tie)
Amount: $2,000,000.00
Attorneys: Stanley A. Landers of Landers and Cernigliaro, P.C.
Case: Avilez v. Santiago, et al.
Type: Delayed Diagnosis, Government Negligence, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State: New York
39
Amount: $1,950,000.00
Attorneys: Andrew M. Debbins, John T. Loss of Connors LLP
Case: Culhane v. USA
Type: Failure to Diagnose, Government Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State: New York
40
Amount: $1,734,279.00
Attorneys: William M. Bankston, Suzanne Adler of Bankston Gronning Brecht P.C.
Case: GMC Contracting Inc. v. Bristol Bay Borough
Type: Breach of Contract, Breach of Warranty, Quantum Meruit, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Spoliation of Evidence, Bad Faith
State: Alaska
41
Amount: $1,517,221.00
Attorneys: Tom Van Arsdel, Cody N. Schneider of Winstead P.C.
Case: BAUER-Pileco Inc. v. AJ Drilling Inc., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Negligent Misrepresentation
State: Texas
42
Amount: $1,474,615.00
Attorneys: Joseph M. Bruno, Daniel A. Meyer of Bruno & Bruno L.L.P.; Alexis A. Butler of The Whitaker Law Firm, APC
Case: Sewell, et al. v. Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans
Type: Inverse Condemnation, Property Damage, Real Estate, Negligent Tort
State: Louisiana
43
Amount: $1,440,542.00
Attorneys: Drew J. DeVinney of Martin Law Office S.C.
Case: Estate of Thigpen v. Woodstock Health Care
Type: Business Liability, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Emotional Distress, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
State: Wisconsin
44
Amount: $1,293,940.00
Attorneys: David M. Gottfried, Meghan Alexander, Michael Jurgens, Tara Gillespie of The Gottfried Firm; Colin Laitner of Laitner & Associates PLLC
Case: Gameta Constr. L.L.C. v. Nau F&D Holdings Inc.
Type: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Negligent Misrepresentation, Quantum Meruit
State: Texas
45
Amount: $1,290,000.00
Attorneys: Benjamin P. Tobin, John T. Papa, Patrick Sullivan, Pratt & Tobin P.C.; George F. Davison Jr. of Law Office of George F. Davison Jr., J.D.
Case: Curl v. BNSF Railway Corp.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, FELA, Negligent Tort
State: Iowa
46
Amount: $1,233,984.00
Attorneys: Brandon E. Caire, Rodney W. Read of Baker & McKenzie L.L.P
Case: Kukes v. Coachman Energy Partners L.L.C.
Type: Breach of Contract, Promissory Note, Commercial Litigation, Promissory Estoppel
State: Texas
47
Amount: $1,229,500.00
Attorneys: William P. Opel, Grant W. McGuire of McManmion, Scotland & Bauman L.L.C.
Case: Mardamer Builders Inc. v. M&M Home Builders L.L.C., et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Quantum Meruit, Commercial Litigation
State: New Jersey
48
Amount: $1,177,943.00
Attorneys: Randall Aiman‐Smith, Reed Marcy, Hallie Von Rock of Aiman‐Smith & Marcy
Case: Benton v. Telecom Network Specialists, Inc.
Type: Class Action, Wage & Hour Violation, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State: California
49
Amount: $1,073,560.00
Attorneys: Peter J. Mooney, Vincent N. Barbera of White & Williams L.L.P.
Case: USI Ins. Services National Inc. v. Frieman, et al.
Type: Breach of Contract, Labor & Employment, Commercial Litigation
State: Pennsylvania
50
Amount: $1,039,591.00
Attorneys: Joseph G. Gamble, Tara J. Higgins of Duncan, Green, Brown & Langeness P.C.
Case: Slezak v. Matherly
Type: Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Commercial Litigation
State: Iowa

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