Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2021

Top 50 Bench Awards in the United States in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 plaintiff's bench awards obtained in the United States in the year 2021. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of the United States.

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21
Amount:$8,310,000.00
Attorneys:Justin B. Shapiro, Thomas Scolaro of Leesfield Scolaro P.A.
Case:Estate of Byfield v. International Sport Connections Inc.
Type:Business Liability, Failure to Warn, Wrongful Death, Failure to Hire, Drowning Accident, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
22
Amount:$7,803,901.00
Attorneys:James R. Cracolice of Cracolice & Associates
Case:Wong, et al. v. Wong, et al.
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Conversion, Unjust Enrichment, Intentional Tort, Real Estate, Unlicensed Activity, Negligent Tort, Embezzlement
State:California
23
Amount:$6,361,396.00
Attorneys:C. Thomas Schmidt of Schmidt Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Case:Forshee, et al. v. Leung, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Defamation, Fraud, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Slander, Commercial Disparagement
State:Texas
24
Amount:$6,149,484.00
Attorneys:Stanley C. Rodgers of Law Office of Stanley C. Rodgers LLC
Case:Richardson, et al. v. Boozer
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
State:South Carolina
25
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Wayne A. J. Wattley of Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek
Case:Dorji v. Ravami, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
State:New York
26
Amount:$5,419,685.00
Attorneys:Andrew M. Kassier of Andrew M. Kassier PA
Case:Distribuidora Dalinca SA v. Inversiones 01590 CA, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State:Florida
27
Amount:$5,064,449.00
Attorneys:David P. Heim, John A. O’Connell of Bochetto & Lentz P.C.; Aaron M. Minc, Jeffrey Vaisa of Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
Case:Dumais, et al. v. Bentzley, et al.
Type:Conspiracy, Defamation, Economic Loss, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Reputational Harm, Libel
State:Pennsylvania
28 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Abram Charles Zukor, Marilyn Horwitz Nelson of Zukor & Nelson
Case:Osborne v. Gonzalez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Quadriplegia
State:California
28 (tie)
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael E. Schuchat of Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC
Case:Ariza-Berrios v. Ramirez-Torres, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Business Liability, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Sexual Assault, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
State:Florida
29
Amount:$4,900,000.00
Attorneys:Howard E. Sinor Jr., Phillip J. Antis Jr., Alex B. Rothenberg of Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan L.L.C.
Case:Lonesome Development L.L.C. v. Town of Abita Springs
Type:Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Bad Faith
State:Louisiana
30
Amount:$4,594,441.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Kurzman, Elizabeth K. Coppolecchia of Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman P.L.; Robert Sweetapple, Douglas Broeker, Kadisha D. Phelps, Naomi Alzate of Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas P.L.
Case:James A. Cummings Inc. v. Procacci Dolphin L.L.C., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Commercial Litigation
State:Florida
31
Amount:$4,059,394.04
Attorneys:Jason M. Schiffman of Schiffman Firm, LLC
Case:Bailey v. Sherman
Type:Personal Injury, Animal Attack, Strict Liability
State:Pennsylvania
32 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carlos A. Gomez of The Dominguez Firm LLP
Case:Contreras v. Hernandez
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
State:California
32 (tie)
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:J. Christopher Wilson of Wilson & Luginbill L.L.C.; R. Alexander Murdaugh, Ronnie L. Crosby of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick P.A.; E. Wayne Ridgeway Jr. of Burriss & Ridgeway
Case:Faris v. Broome, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Strict Liability
State:South Carolina
33
Amount:$3,928,300.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Weiss, Shawn Zaman of Weiss & Zaman; Lyle R. Mink of Lyle R. Mink, A Law Corporation; Peter Selvin, Aurele A. Danoff of Loeb & Loeb LLP
Case:Madison v. Casa W LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Bad Faith
State:California
34
Amount:$3,906,423.00
Attorneys:Aliette D. Rodz, Harold E. Patricoff, Kristin Drecktrah Paz, Natalia Jaramillo Sfeir, Rochelle A. Hall of Shutts & Bowen L.L.P.
Case:Sterna Linhas Aereas Ltda. v. ALJ Engines Supply Inc., et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State:Florida
35
Amount:$3,845,000.00
Attorneys:Eli Wagschal of Giampa Law
Case:E. F., et al. v. Vaquero‐Tlatelpa
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Negligent Tort, Lead Poisoning
State:New York
36
Amount:$3,650,000.00
Attorneys:James W. Fayssoux Jr. of Fayssoux & Landis P.A.
Case:Mullinax v. Samkharadze
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, DUI, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:South Carolina
37
Amount:$3,634,171.00
Attorneys:Rob J. Crichton, Eric R. Laliberte of Keller Rohrback L.L.P.; Paul E. Fogarty of Fogarty Law Group P.L.L.C.
Case:Xian, et al. v. Pacific Rim America LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Conspiracy, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud, Unjust Enrichment, Consumer Protection, Intentional Tort, Fraudulent Transfer, Immigration, Negligent Tort
State:Washington
38
Amount:$3,624,898.00
Attorneys:Julie Pettit, Lily H. Shanks, David B. Urteago, Jane Cherry of The Pettit Law Firm
Case:Hulme, et al. v. Delgado
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Intentional Tort, Commercial Litigation, Failure to Disclose
State:Texas
39
Amount:$3,542,826.00
Attorneys:Daniel D. Skuret III of Law Offices of Daniel D. Skuret III
Case:Onofrio v. Bronx Tale L.L.C., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dram Shop Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Head-on Collision, DUI, Negligent Tort
State:Connecticut
40
Amount:$3,035,126.00
Attorneys:Bradley Z. Schulman, Dominic C. LoVerde of Motherway & Napleton L.L.P.
Case:Mineo v. Rock Valley Compounding Pharmacy
Type:Personal Injury, Pharmacy Malpractice, Overmedication, Negligent Tort
State:Illinois
41
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Randy Hall of Hall & Taylor Law Partners PLLC
Case:Montgomery v. Smith
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, DUI, Negligent Tort, Amputation
State:Arkansas
42
Amount:$2,897,163.00
Attorneys:Keith T. Belt Jr., W. Ryan Myers, Steven D. Barnett of Belt & Bruner P.C.; J. Trent Lowry of Griffith Lowry & Meherg L.L.C.
Case:Estate of Handley v. USA
Type:Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
State:Alabama
43
Amount:$2,758,250.00
Attorneys:Frederick D. Stehlik, Zachary Lutz-Priefert of Gross & Welch PC, LLO
Case:Dietzel Enterprises Inc. v. J.A. Wever Construction LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State:Nebraska
44
Amount:$2,517,554.00
Attorneys:Christopher J. Dawes, Maureen E. Carroll of Fox Rothschild L.L.P.
Case:JIMS Colony Vrain Owner LLC, et al. v. Vrain Street Investments LLC, et al.
Type:Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Failure to Disclose
State:Colorado
45 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Laura D. Mangini of Alekman DiTusa, LLC
Case:Sexual Abuse Victim v. Milette
Type:Assault & Battery, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Child Abuse
State:Massachusetts
45 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Nadeem Bezar, David C. Williams of Kline & Specter, PC
Case:Student v. Rhode Island School of Design
Type:Negligent Supervision, Rape, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Emotional Distress, Psychological Injury, Failure to Protect, Negligent Tort
State:Rhode Island
46
Amount:$2,217,998.00
Attorneys:Jeffery W. Johnson, David A. Rawi of J. Johnson & Associates Inc.
Case:Williams v. St. Vaughn
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Economic Loss, Professional Malpractice, Negligent Tort
State:California
47
Amount:$2,051,308.30
Attorneys:Lori Tolle of Fuicelli & Lee, PC
Case:Lucero v. Stephens
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Uninsured Motorist, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
State:Colorado
48
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer L. Payne of Morgan & Morgan, P.A.
Case:Estate of Deriso v. Angels Senior Living at Connerton Court LLC
Type:Negligent Supervision, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Fall, Elder Abuse, Negligent Tort
State:Florida
49
Amount:$1,945,668.00
Attorneys:Sashe D. Dimitroff, Sabrina N. Jiwani, Rachel P. Hooper of Baker & Hostetler L.L.P.; Lars L. Berg of Kelly, Hart & Hallman L.L.P.
Case:Steelhead Midstream Partners LLC v. CL III Funding Holding Co. LLC
Type:Breach of Contract, Commercial Litigation
State:Texas
50
Amount:$1,785,503.00
Attorneys:Kenneth B. Siegel, Joseph C. Daniels, William R. Reed of Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Case:West Edge LLC, et al. v. Boumeester, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Fraud in the Inducement, Negligent Misrepresentation, Securities Fraud, Intentional Tort, Constructive Fraud, Negligent Tort
State:Colorado
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