Top 50 Verdicts in the United States in 2020

Top 50 Verdicts in the United States in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 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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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
21
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
State:Florida
22
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
State:Florida
23
Amount:$25,656,686.00
Attorneys:Ryan Saba, Robert Karwin, Tyler Vanderpool of Rosen Saba LLP
Case:Tusant v. City of Hemet
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
24
Amount:$21,513,000.00
Attorneys:Denis M. Delja of The Dunnion Law Firm
Case:Maclovio v. Brewer
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
State:California
25
Amount:$21,029,363.00
Attorneys:R. Shane Lazenby of Lazenby Law Group L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Holland v. Cypress Insurance Co., et al.
Type:Business Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Georgia
26
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
State:Florida
27
Amount:$18,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan M. Ritter, S. Edmond El Dabe of ElDabe Ritter Trial Lawyers; Joshua E. Ritter of Werksman, Jackson & Quinn LLP
Case:Estate of Shen v. Hershel
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:California
28
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
State:Florida
29
Amount:$13,478,106.00
Attorneys:Leon R. Russell of The Russell Law Firm; R. Douglas Gentile of Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes; Frank G. Giunta of Giunta Law, P.C.; Cynthia Hollingsworth of Hollingsworth Walker
Case:Cook v. Valentine
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Brain Injury, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Texas
30
Amount:$13,426,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher Madeksho of Madeksho Law; Alexandra Caggiano, Phillip Chu of Weinstein Caggiano
Case:Budd v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Strict Liability
State:Washington
31
Amount:$13,205,841.00
Attorneys:David B. Weinstein, Matthew E. Coveler, Emily J. Bogenschutz of Weinstein Tippetts & Little L.L.P.; Travis C. Barton, Jordan K. Mullins of McGinnis Lochridge L.L.P
Case:Daewoo Intl. Corp. v. Atlas Tubular L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Contract
State:Texas
32
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
State:Florida
33
Amount:$13,150,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew J. Thomas, Susan J. Kohlmann, Alison I. Stein of Jenner & Block LLP
Case:Kaffaga v. Steinbeck
Type:Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:California
34
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Steve Garner of Strong Garner Bauer P.C.
Case:Church v. CNH Industrial America L.L.C.
Type:Failure to Warn, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Defective Product, Loader Accident, Strict Liability, Design Defect
State:Missouri
35
Amount:$12,625,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey L. Needle of Jeffrey L. Needle Attorney at Law; Susan B. Mindenbergs of Law Office of Susan B. Mindenbergs
Case:Johnson v. Albertsons LLC
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, Labor & Employment, Intentional Tort
State:Washington
36
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
State:Florida
37
Amount:$12,195,000.00
Attorneys:Richard A. Cook, Bryan Tisch, Brandon Yosha of Yosha Cook & Tisch
Case:Simmons v. Indianapolis Power & Light
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Electrical Injury, Negligent Tort
State:Indiana
38
Amount:$12,028,395.00
Attorneys:Kendel W. Grooms, Donald K. Campbell III, Parker L. Spaulding of Campbell & Grooms P.L.L.C.; Jerry Kelly of Kelly Law Firm P.A.
Case:Zero Grade Farms, et al. v. Agri-Petroleum Sales L.L.C., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Deceptive Trade Practices, Fraud, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Civil Theft, Commercial Litigation, Constructive Fraud
State:Arkansas
39
Amount:$11,929,722.00
Attorneys:Brent P. Frederick, Michael T. Beckers of Frederick & Beckers L.L.C.
Case:Brown v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co., et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Louisiana
40
Amount:$10,845,000.00
Attorneys:George J. Stephan, C. Dana Hobart, Robert S. Addison, Jr., Mancy Pendergrass, Pooya Sohi, David Mark of Buchalter
Case:Fantasy Cookie Corp., et al. v. Rothman, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Quantum Meruit, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation
State:California
41
Amount:$10,838,000.00
Attorneys:Brendan B. Lupetin, Gregory R. Unatin and Jerry I. Meyers of Meyers Evans Lupetin & Unatin LLC
Case:Miller v. Biggs, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Pennsylvania
42
Amount:$10,600,000.00
Attorneys:Seth A. Harris, Alison R. Keenan, Blake G. Goldfarb of Burns & Harris
Case:Barragan v. NYCTA, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:New York
43
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
State:Florida
44
Amount:$10,556,490.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Stuart Chandler of Chandler Law
Case:Singh, et al. v. Capay Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State:California
45
Amount:$10,250,272.00
Attorneys:Langdon ‘Trey’ Smith and Michael Gomez of Jim S. Adler & Associates; Francisco Guerra, IV of Watts Guerra LLP; R. Louis Bratton of The Bratton Firm, P.C.
Case:Espinoza, et al. v. John Christner Trucking LLC, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
State:Texas
46
Amount:$10,094,668.00
Attorneys:Robert N. Gellatly, David M. Beninger, Andrew Hoyal, Patricia Anderson of Luvera Law Firm; Robert A. Clifford, Kevin P. Durkin, Sean P. Driscoll of Clifford Law Offices P.C.
Case:Linton v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.
Type:Business Liability, Deceptive Trade Practices, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Failure to Supervise, Failure to Inform, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
47
Amount:$9,703,400.00
Attorneys:William R. Skolnick, Andrew H. Bardwell, Adam R. Strauss of Skolnick & Joyce, P.A.
Case:Mobile Diagnotic Imaging Inc. v. Hooten, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Tortious Interference, Conversion, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Intentional Tort, Civil Theft, Breach of Confidentiality
State:Minnesota
48
Amount:$9,689,948.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Levin of Levin, Riback, Adelman & Flangel P.C.
Case:Estate of Ware v. Home Opportunity L.L.C.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
49
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
State:Florida
50
Amount:$9,500,000.00
Attorneys:Jordanna Thigpen, Neville Johnson, Jordan Gonzales, Douglas Johnson of Johnson & Johnson LLP; Bassil Hamideh of The Hamideh Firm
Case:Hubert Hansen IP Trust v. Coca Cola Co.
Type:Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Infringement, Intentional Tort, Trademark Infringement, Commercial Litigation
State:California

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