Top 50 Jury Verdicts

2018 Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 Jury Verdicts

Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 Verdicts highlights the largest verdicts from January 2017 through April 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records in search of the largest verdicts. It also consults with practitioners and with additional ALM Media LLC publications.

The key here is what the jury awarded. This list does not account for judicial reductions, offsets, or appeals. If the verdicts were not able to be fact-checked because of lack of information from the lawyers on both sides, the verdict was not included in this Top 50 list.

Rank Amount Submission Type Case Name Plaintiff Attorneys Defense Attorneys
1 $8,039,179,404 Breach of Fiduciary Duty Hopper v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Dallas County Probate Court No. 1, PR-11-3238-1 9/26/2017 Alan S. Loewinsohn, Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon LLP, Dallas (for Jo N. Hopper); Anthony L. Vitullo, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, Dallas (for cross-plaintiffs Stephen Hopper and Laura Wassmer) John C. Eichman and Grayson L. Linyard, Hunton & Williams, Dallas
2 $706,200,000 Intellectual Property Title Source Inc. v. Housecanary Inc., Bexar Co., Texas, Dist. Ct., 2016-CI-06300, 3/14/2018 Peter Wahby and Karl Dial, Greenberg Traurig, Dallas Max Tribble, Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston; Kalpana Srinivsasan, Susman Godfrey LLP, Los Angeles
3 $502,567,709 Intellectual Property VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc., E.D. Texas, 6:12-CV-855, 4/11/2018 Bradley W. Caldwell, Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Dallas n/a
4 $500,000,000 Intellectual Property ZeniMax Media Inc. v. Oculus VR Inc., N.D. Texas 3:14-CV-01849-K 2/1/2017 P. Anthony Sammi, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York; Kurt Hemr, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floam LLP, Boston Beth A. Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, Washington, D.C.; Heidi L. Keefe, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.
5 $454,150,772 Fraud Shahinian v. Kimberly- Clark Corp., C.D. Calif., 2:14-CV-08390-DMG-PLA 4/7/2017 Michael J. Avenatti and Ahmed Ibrahim, Eagan Avenatti, LLP, Newport Beach, Calif. Chilton Davis Varner and Alexander G. Calfo, King & Spalding, Atlanta
6 $417,000,000 Products Liability Lloyd v. Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles Co., Calif., Super. Ct., BC628228 8/21/2017 Mark P. Robinson Jr., Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.; Allen Smith, The Smith Law Firm, PLLC, Ridgeland, Miss. Bart H. Williams and Manuel F. Cachán, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles
7 $345,411,285 Employment Ruckh v. La Vie Health Care Centers, M.D. Fla., 8:11-CV-01303-SDM- TBM 2/15/2017 Sylvija A. Strikis and James M. Webster III, Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, PLLC, Washington, D.C. Terence Lynam and Robert Salcido, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, D.C.
8 $274,500,000 Defamation Anagnost v. The Mortgage Specialists Inc., Merrimack Co., N.H., Super. Ct., 216-2016-CV-00277 9/29/2017 Steven M. Gordon, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Concord, N.H.; Tim McLaughlin, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Concord, N.H. Pro se
9 $246,192,445 Breach of Contract Signature Associates LLC v. International Paper, Jefferson Co., Texas, Dist. Ct., B-195,164, 6/1/2017 Glen W. Morgan, Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, L.L.P., Beaumont, Texas; Wyatt David Snider, Snider Law Firm, PLLC, Beaumont, Texas Ethan L. Shaw, Shaw Cowart LLP, Austin; Craig A. Stanfield, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Houston
10 $256,450,000 Fraud Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. v. Kahn, Orange Co., Calif., Super. Ct., 30-2009-00305125-CU- BC-CJC 5/22/2017 Mark J. Kenney and Andrew S. Elliott, Severson & Werson, San Francisco Amnon Z. Siegel and Adithya Mani, Miller Barondess LLP, Los Angeles
11 $247,498,791 Products Liability Alicea v. DePuy Orthopedics Inc., N.D. Texas 3:11-MD-2244-K 11/16/2017 W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, P.C., Houston; Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy, New York Steven W. Quattlebaum, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, Little Rock, Ark.; Tracie J. Renfroe, King & Spalding LLP, Houston
12 $217,700,000 Unfair Trade Practices In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, D. Kan., 2:14-MD-02591-JWL- JPO 6/27/2017 William B. Chaney, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP, Dallas; Don M. Downing, Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., St. Louis Mike Brock, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC; Leslie M. Smith, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
13 $180,980,001 Racketeering B Choice Limited v. Epicentre Development Associates LLC, S.D. Texas 4:14-CV-02096 6/27/2017 Francis I. Spagnoletti and David S. Toy, Spagnoletti & Co., Houston Maria-Vittoria Guigi Carminati, Bovino Carminati LLC, Houston (for Andrea Frattini); Kenneth P. Held, Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston (for Pierluigi Guiduzzi); Robert A. Wilkins, Levinthal • Wilkins, Houston (for F&G Consultancy Ltd.); Erik A. Knockaert, Schreiber | Knockaert, PLLC, Houston (for Albert F. Delaney)
14 $175,500,000 Antitrust Steves and Sons Inc. v. Jeld-Weld Inc., E.D. Va., 3:16-CV-545, 2/15/2018 Lewis F. Powell III, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, Va.; Glenn D. Pomerantz, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles Margaret M. Zwisler, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Craig T. Merritt, Christian & Barton, LLP, Richmond, Va.; Michael W. Smith, Christian & Barton, LLP, Richmond, Va.
15 $154,369,200 Motor Vehicle Klix v. American Taxi Inc., Volusia Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 201631413 CICI 07/17/2017 Joshua Wagner and Steve Vasilaros, Vasilaros | Wagner Law Firm, Daytona Beach, Fla. Not represented
16 $150,000,000 Products Liability Mitchell v. AbbVie Inc., N.D. Ill. 1:14- CV-09178 7/24/2017 Troy A. Rafferty, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A., Pensacola, Fla.; David R. Buchanan, Seeger Weiss, LLP, New York David M. Bernick, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York; Nathan Hoffman, Dechert LLP, Chicago
17 $148,190,997 Premises Liability Darden v. City of Chicago, Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2015L00831 8/23/2017 Patrick A. Salvi and Jeffrey J. Kroll, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., Chicago Steven A. Williams, Williams & Gundlach, LLC, Chicago; Mark A. Dombroff, Dentons LLP, McLean, Va.
18 $140,140,000 Products Liability Konrad v. AbbVie Inc., N.D. Ill., 1:15- CV-00966 10/5/2017 David R. Buchanan, Seeger Weiss, LLP, New York; Troy A. Rafferty, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor P.A., Pensacola, Fla. David M. Bernick, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York; Nathan Hoffman, Dechert LLP, Chicago
19 $139,800,000 Intellectual Property Sprint Communications Co. v. Time Warner Cable Inc., D. Kan. 2:11-CV-02686-JWL 3/3/2017 B. Trent Webb and Peter E. Strand, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Kansas City, Mo. Ron E. Shulman, Latham & Watkins LLP, Menlo Park, Calif.; Lawrence J. Gotts, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.;
20 $131,410,122 Plaintiff Red Lion Medical Safety Inc. v. General Electric Co. Inc., E.D. Texas 2:15-CV-00308-RWS 4/26/2017 Samuel F. Baxter, McKool Smith, P.C., Marshall, Texas; John C. Briody, McKool Smith, P.C., New York Matthew M. Wolf, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Washington, D.C.; Christopher J. Schwegmann, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP, Dallas;
21 $131,000,375 Dram Shop Blaylock v. Schwartz Brothers Restaurants/ SBR Holdings L.L.C./ WAS, Inc., King Co., Wash., Super. Ct., 16-2-07043-4-SEA 11/2/2017 Nicholas C. Rowley, Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley LLP, Beverly Hills, Calif.; John A. Kawai, Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP, Ojai, Calif.; Steven G. Wraith, Lee Smart, P.S. Inc., Seattle; Karl E. Malling, Malling Law Office, Shoreline, Wash.
22 $122,500,000 Worker/Workplace Negligence Estate of Brokaw v. The Boeing Co., Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2013 L 009650; 2013 L 009651; 2014 L 008696, 6/29/2017 Donald J. Nolan, Nolan Law Group, Chicago; David I. Katzman, Katzman Lampert & McClune, Troy, Mich Mark A. Dombroff, Dentons US LLP, McLean, Va.
23 $117,000,000 Products Liability Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson, Morris n/a n/a
24 $110,451,921 Products Liability Swann v. Johnson & Johnson, St. Louis, Mo., Cir. Ct., 1422-CC09326 5/4/2017 R. Allen Smith, Jr., The Smith Law Firm, PLLC, Ridgeland, Miss.; Ted G. Meadows, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., Montgomery, Ala. Orlando R. Richmond, Sr., Butler Snow, Ridgeland, Miss.; Paul W. Schmidt, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.
25 $109,760,930 Medical Malpractice Carter v. Glazerman, Hillsborough Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 12-CA-009942, 1/26/2018 Ken G. Dandar, Thomas J. Dandar and Timothy M. Dandar, Dandar & Dandar, P.A., Tampa, Fla. Louis J. La Cava, La Cava & Jacobson, P.A., Tampa, Fla.
26 $106,875,000 Due Process Hardesty v. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, E.D. Calif., 2:10-CV-02414-KJM- KJN 3/21/2017 R. Paul Yetter, Yetter Coleman LLP, Houston; Glenn W. Peterson, Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP, Roseville, Calif. Gregory P. O'Dea and Mark P. O’Dea, Longyear, O'Dea & Lavra, LLP, Sacramento, Calif.
27 $98,000,000 Fraud Bagwell v. BBVA Compass, Dallas Co., Texas, Dist. Ct., DC14-00991 12/13/2017 Derrick S. Boyd, Boyd, Powers & Williamson, Decatur; Peyton J. Healey, Powers Taylor, LLP, Dallas Michael A. Logan and Kenneth C. Riney, Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, Dallas
28 $95,477,464 Worker/Workplace Negligence Montagano v. Leading Edge Group Inc., Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2014-L-008096 11/2/2017 Joseph A. Power, Jr. and James I. Power, Power Rogers & Smith, LLP, Chicago John W. Patton, Jr., Patton & Ryan LLC, Chicago; Scott D. Stephenson, Litchfield Cavo LLP, Chicago
29 $88,000,000 Sexual Assault Doe v. Task, Dauphin Co., Pa., Court of C.P., 2016CV04717 1/10/2017 Benjamin D. Andreozzi and Nathaniel L. Foote, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., Harrisburg, Pa. Not represented
30 $81,500,000 Products Liability Coogan v. 3M Co., Pierce County, Wash., Super. Ct. 15-2-09504-3 4/17/2017 Jessica M. Dean, Dean Omar & Branham, LLP, Dallas; Benjamin H. Adams, Dean Omar & Branham, LLP, Los Angeles Brendan P. Hanrahan, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Seattle; Jeanne F. Loftis, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, Ore
31 $75,000,000 Products Liability Robaey v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., New York County, N.Y., Sup. Ct. 1/20/2017190276/13 1/20/2017 Danny R. Kraft Jr. and Peter Tambini, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York James H. Powers, The Powers Law Firm, Houston; Ollie M. Harton, Hawkins Parnell T hackston & Young LLP, Atlanta
32 $75,000,000 Intellectual Property Ericsson Inc. v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings LTD., E.D. Texas 2:15-CV-00011-RSP 12/7/2017 Theodore Stevenson III and Nicholas Mathews, McKool Smith, Dallas Winstol D. “Winn” Carter and Adam A. Allgood, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Houston
33 $75,000,000 Prducts Liability Robaey v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., New York County, N.Y., Sup. Ct. 1/20/2017190276/13 1/20/2017 Danny R Kraft Jr and Peter Tambini, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC James H. Powers, The Powers Law Firm, Houston; Ollie M. Harton, Hawkins Parnell T hackston & Young LLP, Atlanta
34 $71,000,000 Motor Vehicle Wang v. Sexton, New York Co., N.Y., Sup. Ct., 155406/13 9/28/2017 Ben B. Rubinowitz, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, New York Grant M. Meisels, Rubin, Fiorella & Friedman LLP, New York
35 $70,560,050 Admiralty/Maritime Baca v. Tomececk, Broward Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., CACE-16-003324 1/29/2018 Brad Edwards and Brittany Henderson, Edwards Pottinger LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Adam Horowitz, Horowitz Law, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Richard P. Morris and J. Michael Pennekamp, Fowler White Burnett, P.A., Miami
36 $68,035,462 Medical Malpractice Arteaga v. Fresno Community Regional Medical Center; Fresno Co., Calif., Super. Ct., 13CECG03906 3/20/2018 Ricardo Echeverria, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, Claremont, Calif.; Steven A. Heimberg M.D. and Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez, Heimberg Barr, LLP, Los Angeles; Jeffrey S. Mitchell, Mitchell Law Group, San Francisco Rebecca L. Cachia-Riedl and James M. Goodman, Hassard Bonnington LLP, San Francisco
37 $60,000,000 Products Liability Estate of Macaluso v. A.O. Smith Corp., New York Co., N.Y., Sup. Ct., 190311/2015 4/9/2018 Daniel P. Blouin and James M. Kramer, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York; Kenneth P. Danzinger, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Chicago; Taylor Kerns, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, Ill. Michelle D. Grady and David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, N.J. (A.O. Smith Corp.) Philip O'Rourke, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, New York (Peerless Industries Inc.); Vincent J. Palmiotto, Clyde & Co LLP, Washington, D.C. (Burnham LLC)
38 $59,253,846 Motor Vehicle Moore v. State of California, Humboldt Co., Calif., Super. Ct., DR120609 2/1/2017 Russell P. Reiner, Reiner Simpson Slaughter & Wood LLP, Redding, Calif.; Larry B. Moss, Law Offices of Larry B. Moss, Redding, Calif. Landa S. Low, State of California, Department of Transportation - Legal Division, Oakland, Calif.; Vanessa M. Spear, State of California, Department of Transportation - Legal Division, San Francisco
39 $58,000,000 Premises Liability Jones v. N.Y.C.H.A., Bronx Sup. Ct., 350150/11 1/26/2018 Thomas P. Giuffra, Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, New York Peter J. Kurshan, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., New York
40 $57,100,000 Products Liability Ebaugh v. Ethicon Women's Health and Urology, Philadelphia Co., Pa., Court of Common Pleas 130700866 9/7/2017 Kila B. Baldwin and Tracie L. Palmer, Kline & Specter, PC, Philadelphia Kat Gallagher and W. Curt Webb, Beck Redden LLP, Houston
41 $54,155,900 Motor Vehicle Denton v. Universal Am-Can Ltd., Cook Co. Ill., Cir. Ct., 15 L 1727 10/16/2017 Robert J. Napleton, Motherway & Napleton LLP, Chicago; James M. Roche, Theisen & Roche, Ltd., Wheaton, Ill Carlton D. Fisher, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago; Michael J. Cunningham, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago
42 $52,708,374 Motor Vehicle Lennig v. CRST, Los Angeles Co., Calif., Super. Ct., MC025288, 2/21/2018 Brian J. Panish, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Los Angeles, Calif. R. Rex Parris, PARRIS Law Firm, Lancaster, Calif. Fred M. Blum and Michael E. Gallagher, Jr., Bassi, Martini & Blum LLP, San Francisco
43 $51,813,593 Motor Vehicle Aldana v. Pyles, Marion Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 14-2030-CAB 2/27/2017 Ervin A. Gonzalez and Patrick S. Montoya, Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables, Fla. Jeffrey E. Bigman and Brooke M. Gaffney, Smith, Stout, Bigman & Brock, P.A., Daytona Beach, Fla.
44 $51,560,000 Employment Braden v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 1:14-CV-04215-RMB-JS, D. N.J., 1/26/2017 Rahul Munshi and Emily R. Derstine Friesen, Console Matttiacci Law, LLC, Philadelphia Tamika R. Nordstrom, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Atlanta, Ga.
45 $51,208,578 False Claims Act Lutz v. Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., D.S.C., 9:14-CV-00230-RMG 1/31/2018 Pamela C. Brecht, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Philadelphia, Peter W. Chatfield, Phillips and Cohen, Washington, DC William A. Coates, Roe Cassidy Coates and Price, Greenville, SC (Dr. Michael Mayes) James C. Leventis Jr., US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Columbia, SC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Niall P. McCarthy, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP,, Burlingame, CA (Chris Riedel) Marc S. Raspanti, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Philadelphia, PA (Scarlett Lutz, Kayla Webster) Douglas E. Roberts, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Philadelphia, PA (Scarlett Lutz, Kayla Webster) Michael E. Shaheen, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Jennifer A. Short, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Elizabeth A. Strawn, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Christopher Terranova, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) William J. Tuck, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Darlington, SC (Scarlett Lutz, Kayla Webster) Beattie B. Ashmore, Beattie B. Ashmore Law Office, Greenville, SC (Latonya Mallory) Morris D. Cooke Jr., Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms LLC, Charleston, SC (BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc.) Brian P. Dunphy, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, Boston, MA (Berkeley Heartlab Inc., Quest Diagnostics Inc.) Joseph P. Griffith Jr., Joseph P. Griffith Law Firm, Charleston, SC (BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc.) Christopher M. Kovach, Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms LLC, Charleston, SC (BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc., Floyd Calhoun Dent III, Robert Bradford Johnson)
46 $50,313,779 Intellectual Property Green Mountain Glass LLC v. Saint-Gobain Containers Inc., D. Del., 1:14-CV-00392-GMS 4/21/201 Justin A. Nelson, Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston; Matthew R. Berry, Susman Godfrey LLP, Seattle, Wash. John Allcock, DLA Piper LLP, San Diego; Matthew Satchwell, DLA Piper, Chicago
47 $50,000,000 Lewis v. Smithfield Foods, No. 7:14-CV-180-BR Court U.S. District Court, Eastern District, North Carolina 4/26/2018 None reported None reported
48 $49,268,906 Sexual Assault C.R.R. v. Miami-Dade County School Board, Miami-Dade Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 14-031736 CA-11, 11/14/2017 John E. Leighton, Leighton Law, P.A., Miami; Max N. Panoff, Leighton Law, P.A., Miami Cristina Rivera Correa, School Board Attorney, The School Board of Miami-Dade County Office, Miami
49 $48,000,000 Medical Malpractice Estate of Ford v. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2014-L-7337 12/13/2017 Martin A. Dolan and Karen Munoz, Dolan Law, P.C., Chicago Chaka Patterson and Megan Inskeep, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago
50 $46,500,000 Medical Malpractice Smalls v. Ouachita County Medical Center, Union Co., Ark., Cir. Ct., 70-CV-16-364-4, 3/9/2017 Stuart N. Ratzan, Ratzan Law, Group, P.A., Miami; Jim Lyons, Lyons & Cone, P.L.C., Jonesboro, Ark. John E. Hall, Jr., Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Atlanta; Paul D. McNeill, RMP LLP, Jonesboro, Ark.

2018 Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 Jury Verdicts

Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 Verdicts highlights the largest verdicts from January 2017 through April 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records in search of the largest verdicts. It also consults with practitioners and with additional ALM Media LLC publications.

The key here is what the jury awarded. This list does not account for judicial reductions, offsets, or appeals. If the verdicts were not able to be fact-checked because of lack of information from the lawyers on both sides, the verdict was not included in this Top 50 list.

Rank Amount Submission Type Case Name Plaintiff Attorneys Defense Attorneys
1 $8,039,179,404 Breach of Fiduciary Duty Hopper v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Dallas County Probate Court No. 1, PR-11-3238-1 9/26/2017 Alan S. Loewinsohn, Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon LLP, Dallas (for Jo N. Hopper); Anthony L. Vitullo, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, Dallas (for cross-plaintiffs Stephen Hopper and Laura Wassmer) John C. Eichman and Grayson L. Linyard, Hunton & Williams, Dallas
2 $706,200,000 Intellectual Property Title Source Inc. v. Housecanary Inc., Bexar Co., Texas, Dist. Ct., 2016-CI-06300, 3/14/2018 Peter Wahby and Karl Dial, Greenberg Traurig, Dallas Max Tribble, Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston; Kalpana Srinivsasan, Susman Godfrey LLP, Los Angeles
3 $502,567,709 Intellectual Property VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc., E.D. Texas, 6:12-CV-855, 4/11/2018 Bradley W. Caldwell, Caldwell Cassady & Curry, Dallas n/a
4 $500,000,000 Intellectual Property ZeniMax Media Inc. v. Oculus VR Inc., N.D. Texas 3:14-CV-01849-K 2/1/2017 P. Anthony Sammi, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York; Kurt Hemr, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floam LLP, Boston Beth A. Wilkinson, Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, Washington, D.C.; Heidi L. Keefe, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.
5 $454,150,772 Fraud Shahinian v. Kimberly- Clark Corp., C.D. Calif., 2:14-CV-08390-DMG-PLA 4/7/2017 Michael J. Avenatti and Ahmed Ibrahim, Eagan Avenatti, LLP, Newport Beach, Calif. Chilton Davis Varner and Alexander G. Calfo, King & Spalding, Atlanta
6 $417,000,000 Products Liability Lloyd v. Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles Co., Calif., Super. Ct., BC628228 8/21/2017 Mark P. Robinson Jr., Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.; Allen Smith, The Smith Law Firm, PLLC, Ridgeland, Miss. Bart H. Williams and Manuel F. Cachán, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles
7 $345,411,285 Employment Ruckh v. La Vie Health Care Centers, M.D. Fla., 8:11-CV-01303-SDM- TBM 2/15/2017 Sylvija A. Strikis and James M. Webster III, Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, PLLC, Washington, D.C. Terence Lynam and Robert Salcido, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, D.C.
8 $274,500,000 Defamation Anagnost v. The Mortgage Specialists Inc., Merrimack Co., N.H., Super. Ct., 216-2016-CV-00277 9/29/2017 Steven M. Gordon, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Concord, N.H.; Tim McLaughlin, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Concord, N.H. Pro se
9 $246,192,445 Breach of Contract Signature Associates LLC v. International Paper, Jefferson Co., Texas, Dist. Ct., B-195,164, 6/1/2017 Glen W. Morgan, Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, L.L.P., Beaumont, Texas; Wyatt David Snider, Snider Law Firm, PLLC, Beaumont, Texas Ethan L. Shaw, Shaw Cowart LLP, Austin; Craig A. Stanfield, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Houston
10 $256,450,000 Fraud Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. v. Kahn, Orange Co., Calif., Super. Ct., 30-2009-00305125-CU- BC-CJC 5/22/2017 Mark J. Kenney and Andrew S. Elliott, Severson & Werson, San Francisco Amnon Z. Siegel and Adithya Mani, Miller Barondess LLP, Los Angeles
11 $247,498,791 Products Liability Alicea v. DePuy Orthopedics Inc., N.D. Texas 3:11-MD-2244-K 11/16/2017 W. Mark Lanier, The Lanier Law Firm, P.C., Houston; Jayne Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy, New York Steven W. Quattlebaum, Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, Little Rock, Ark.; Tracie J. Renfroe, King & Spalding LLP, Houston
12 $217,700,000 Unfair Trade Practices In Re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, D. Kan., 2:14-MD-02591-JWL- JPO 6/27/2017 William B. Chaney, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP, Dallas; Don M. Downing, Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., St. Louis Mike Brock, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, DC; Leslie M. Smith, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago
13 $180,980,001 Racketeering B Choice Limited v. Epicentre Development Associates LLC, S.D. Texas 4:14-CV-02096 6/27/2017 Francis I. Spagnoletti and David S. Toy, Spagnoletti & Co., Houston Maria-Vittoria Guigi Carminati, Bovino Carminati LLC, Houston (for Andrea Frattini); Kenneth P. Held, Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston (for Pierluigi Guiduzzi); Robert A. Wilkins, Levinthal • Wilkins, Houston (for F&G Consultancy Ltd.); Erik A. Knockaert, Schreiber | Knockaert, PLLC, Houston (for Albert F. Delaney)
14 $175,500,000 Antitrust Steves and Sons Inc. v. Jeld-Weld Inc., E.D. Va., 3:16-CV-545, 2/15/2018 Lewis F. Powell III, Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, Va.; Glenn D. Pomerantz, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles Margaret M. Zwisler, Latham & Watkins, LLP, Washington, D.C.; Craig T. Merritt, Christian & Barton, LLP, Richmond, Va.; Michael W. Smith, Christian & Barton, LLP, Richmond, Va.
15 $154,369,200 Motor Vehicle Klix v. American Taxi Inc., Volusia Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 201631413 CICI 07/17/2017 Joshua Wagner and Steve Vasilaros, Vasilaros | Wagner Law Firm, Daytona Beach, Fla. Not represented
16 $150,000,000 Products Liability Mitchell v. AbbVie Inc., N.D. Ill. 1:14- CV-09178 7/24/2017 Troy A. Rafferty, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A., Pensacola, Fla.; David R. Buchanan, Seeger Weiss, LLP, New York David M. Bernick, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York; Nathan Hoffman, Dechert LLP, Chicago
17 $148,190,997 Premises Liability Darden v. City of Chicago, Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2015L00831 8/23/2017 Patrick A. Salvi and Jeffrey J. Kroll, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., Chicago Steven A. Williams, Williams & Gundlach, LLC, Chicago; Mark A. Dombroff, Dentons LLP, McLean, Va.
18 $140,140,000 Products Liability Konrad v. AbbVie Inc., N.D. Ill., 1:15- CV-00966 10/5/2017 David R. Buchanan, Seeger Weiss, LLP, New York; Troy A. Rafferty, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor P.A., Pensacola, Fla. David M. Bernick, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York; Nathan Hoffman, Dechert LLP, Chicago
19 $139,800,000 Intellectual Property Sprint Communications Co. v. Time Warner Cable Inc., D. Kan. 2:11-CV-02686-JWL 3/3/2017 B. Trent Webb and Peter E. Strand, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., Kansas City, Mo. Ron E. Shulman, Latham & Watkins LLP, Menlo Park, Calif.; Lawrence J. Gotts, Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.;
20 $131,410,122 Plaintiff Red Lion Medical Safety Inc. v. General Electric Co. Inc., E.D. Texas 2:15-CV-00308-RWS 4/26/2017 Samuel F. Baxter, McKool Smith, P.C., Marshall, Texas; John C. Briody, McKool Smith, P.C., New York Matthew M. Wolf, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Washington, D.C.; Christopher J. Schwegmann, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP, Dallas;
21 $131,000,375 Dram Shop Blaylock v. Schwartz Brothers Restaurants/ SBR Holdings L.L.C./ WAS, Inc., King Co., Wash., Super. Ct., 16-2-07043-4-SEA 11/2/2017 Nicholas C. Rowley, Carpenter, Zuckerman, & Rowley LLP, Beverly Hills, Calif.; John A. Kawai, Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP, Ojai, Calif.; Steven G. Wraith, Lee Smart, P.S. Inc., Seattle; Karl E. Malling, Malling Law Office, Shoreline, Wash.
22 $122,500,000 Worker/Workplace Negligence Estate of Brokaw v. The Boeing Co., Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2013 L 009650; 2013 L 009651; 2014 L 008696, 6/29/2017 Donald J. Nolan, Nolan Law Group, Chicago; David I. Katzman, Katzman Lampert & McClune, Troy, Mich Mark A. Dombroff, Dentons US LLP, McLean, Va.
23 $117,000,000 Products Liability Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson, Morris n/a n/a
24 $110,451,921 Products Liability Swann v. Johnson & Johnson, St. Louis, Mo., Cir. Ct., 1422-CC09326 5/4/2017 R. Allen Smith, Jr., The Smith Law Firm, PLLC, Ridgeland, Miss.; Ted G. Meadows, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., Montgomery, Ala. Orlando R. Richmond, Sr., Butler Snow, Ridgeland, Miss.; Paul W. Schmidt, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C.
25 $109,760,930 Medical Malpractice Carter v. Glazerman, Hillsborough Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 12-CA-009942, 1/26/2018 Ken G. Dandar, Thomas J. Dandar and Timothy M. Dandar, Dandar & Dandar, P.A., Tampa, Fla. Louis J. La Cava, La Cava & Jacobson, P.A., Tampa, Fla.
26 $106,875,000 Due Process Hardesty v. Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, E.D. Calif., 2:10-CV-02414-KJM- KJN 3/21/2017 R. Paul Yetter, Yetter Coleman LLP, Houston; Glenn W. Peterson, Millstone, Peterson & Watts, LLP, Roseville, Calif. Gregory P. O'Dea and Mark P. O’Dea, Longyear, O'Dea & Lavra, LLP, Sacramento, Calif.
27 $98,000,000 Fraud Bagwell v. BBVA Compass, Dallas Co., Texas, Dist. Ct., DC14-00991 12/13/2017 Derrick S. Boyd, Boyd, Powers & Williamson, Decatur; Peyton J. Healey, Powers Taylor, LLP, Dallas Michael A. Logan and Kenneth C. Riney, Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC, Dallas
28 $95,477,464 Worker/Workplace Negligence Montagano v. Leading Edge Group Inc., Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2014-L-008096 11/2/2017 Joseph A. Power, Jr. and James I. Power, Power Rogers & Smith, LLP, Chicago John W. Patton, Jr., Patton & Ryan LLC, Chicago; Scott D. Stephenson, Litchfield Cavo LLP, Chicago
29 $88,000,000 Sexual Assault Doe v. Task, Dauphin Co., Pa., Court of C.P., 2016CV04717 1/10/2017 Benjamin D. Andreozzi and Nathaniel L. Foote, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., Harrisburg, Pa. Not represented
30 $81,500,000 Products Liability Coogan v. 3M Co., Pierce County, Wash., Super. Ct. 15-2-09504-3 4/17/2017 Jessica M. Dean, Dean Omar & Branham, LLP, Dallas; Benjamin H. Adams, Dean Omar & Branham, LLP, Los Angeles Brendan P. Hanrahan, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Seattle; Jeanne F. Loftis, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, Ore
31 $75,000,000 Products Liability Robaey v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., New York County, N.Y., Sup. Ct. 1/20/2017190276/13 1/20/2017 Danny R. Kraft Jr. and Peter Tambini, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., New York James H. Powers, The Powers Law Firm, Houston; Ollie M. Harton, Hawkins Parnell T hackston & Young LLP, Atlanta
32 $75,000,000 Intellectual Property Ericsson Inc. v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings LTD., E.D. Texas 2:15-CV-00011-RSP 12/7/2017 Theodore Stevenson III and Nicholas Mathews, McKool Smith, Dallas Winstol D. “Winn” Carter and Adam A. Allgood, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Houston
33 $75,000,000 Prducts Liability Robaey v. Air & Liquid Systems Corp., New York County, N.Y., Sup. Ct. 1/20/2017190276/13 1/20/2017 Danny R Kraft Jr and Peter Tambini, Weitz & Luxenberg, PC James H. Powers, The Powers Law Firm, Houston; Ollie M. Harton, Hawkins Parnell T hackston & Young LLP, Atlanta
34 $71,000,000 Motor Vehicle Wang v. Sexton, New York Co., N.Y., Sup. Ct., 155406/13 9/28/2017 Ben B. Rubinowitz, Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, New York Grant M. Meisels, Rubin, Fiorella & Friedman LLP, New York
35 $70,560,050 Admiralty/Maritime Baca v. Tomececk, Broward Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., CACE-16-003324 1/29/2018 Brad Edwards and Brittany Henderson, Edwards Pottinger LLC, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Adam Horowitz, Horowitz Law, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Richard P. Morris and J. Michael Pennekamp, Fowler White Burnett, P.A., Miami
36 $68,035,462 Medical Malpractice Arteaga v. Fresno Community Regional Medical Center; Fresno Co., Calif., Super. Ct., 13CECG03906 3/20/2018 Ricardo Echeverria, Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, Claremont, Calif.; Steven A. Heimberg M.D. and Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez, Heimberg Barr, LLP, Los Angeles; Jeffrey S. Mitchell, Mitchell Law Group, San Francisco Rebecca L. Cachia-Riedl and James M. Goodman, Hassard Bonnington LLP, San Francisco
37 $60,000,000 Products Liability Estate of Macaluso v. A.O. Smith Corp., New York Co., N.Y., Sup. Ct., 190311/2015 4/9/2018 Daniel P. Blouin and James M. Kramer, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, New York; Kenneth P. Danzinger, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Chicago; Taylor Kerns, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Alton, Ill. Michelle D. Grady and David Katzenstein, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Newark, N.J. (A.O. Smith Corp.) Philip O'Rourke, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, New York (Peerless Industries Inc.); Vincent J. Palmiotto, Clyde & Co LLP, Washington, D.C. (Burnham LLC)
38 $59,253,846 Motor Vehicle Moore v. State of California, Humboldt Co., Calif., Super. Ct., DR120609 2/1/2017 Russell P. Reiner, Reiner Simpson Slaughter & Wood LLP, Redding, Calif.; Larry B. Moss, Law Offices of Larry B. Moss, Redding, Calif. Landa S. Low, State of California, Department of Transportation - Legal Division, Oakland, Calif.; Vanessa M. Spear, State of California, Department of Transportation - Legal Division, San Francisco
39 $58,000,000 Premises Liability Jones v. N.Y.C.H.A., Bronx Sup. Ct., 350150/11 1/26/2018 Thomas P. Giuffra, Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, New York Peter J. Kurshan, Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C., New York
40 $57,100,000 Products Liability Ebaugh v. Ethicon Women's Health and Urology, Philadelphia Co., Pa., Court of Common Pleas 130700866 9/7/2017 Kila B. Baldwin and Tracie L. Palmer, Kline & Specter, PC, Philadelphia Kat Gallagher and W. Curt Webb, Beck Redden LLP, Houston
41 $54,155,900 Motor Vehicle Denton v. Universal Am-Can Ltd., Cook Co. Ill., Cir. Ct., 15 L 1727 10/16/2017 Robert J. Napleton, Motherway & Napleton LLP, Chicago; James M. Roche, Theisen & Roche, Ltd., Wheaton, Ill Carlton D. Fisher, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago; Michael J. Cunningham, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago
42 $52,708,374 Motor Vehicle Lennig v. CRST, Los Angeles Co., Calif., Super. Ct., MC025288, 2/21/2018 Brian J. Panish, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Los Angeles, Calif. R. Rex Parris, PARRIS Law Firm, Lancaster, Calif. Fred M. Blum and Michael E. Gallagher, Jr., Bassi, Martini & Blum LLP, San Francisco
43 $51,813,593 Motor Vehicle Aldana v. Pyles, Marion Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 14-2030-CAB 2/27/2017 Ervin A. Gonzalez and Patrick S. Montoya, Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables, Fla. Jeffrey E. Bigman and Brooke M. Gaffney, Smith, Stout, Bigman & Brock, P.A., Daytona Beach, Fla.
44 $51,560,000 Employment Braden v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 1:14-CV-04215-RMB-JS, D. N.J., 1/26/2017 Rahul Munshi and Emily R. Derstine Friesen, Console Matttiacci Law, LLC, Philadelphia Tamika R. Nordstrom, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Atlanta, Ga.
45 $51,208,578 False Claims Act Lutz v. Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., D.S.C., 9:14-CV-00230-RMG 1/31/2018 Pamela C. Brecht, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Philadelphia, Peter W. Chatfield, Phillips and Cohen, Washington, DC William A. Coates, Roe Cassidy Coates and Price, Greenville, SC (Dr. Michael Mayes) James C. Leventis Jr., US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Columbia, SC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Niall P. McCarthy, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP,, Burlingame, CA (Chris Riedel) Marc S. Raspanti, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Philadelphia, PA (Scarlett Lutz, Kayla Webster) Douglas E. Roberts, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Philadelphia, PA (Scarlett Lutz, Kayla Webster) Michael E. Shaheen, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Jennifer A. Short, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Elizabeth A. Strawn, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) Christopher Terranova, US Department of Justice (Civil Division), Washington, DC (State of California, State of Illinois, State of North Carolina, United States of America) William J. Tuck, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, Darlington, SC (Scarlett Lutz, Kayla Webster) Beattie B. Ashmore, Beattie B. Ashmore Law Office, Greenville, SC (Latonya Mallory) Morris D. Cooke Jr., Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms LLC, Charleston, SC (BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc.) Brian P. Dunphy, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, Boston, MA (Berkeley Heartlab Inc., Quest Diagnostics Inc.) Joseph P. Griffith Jr., Joseph P. Griffith Law Firm, Charleston, SC (BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc.) Christopher M. Kovach, Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms LLC, Charleston, SC (BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc., Floyd Calhoun Dent III, Robert Bradford Johnson)
46 $50,313,779 Intellectual Property Green Mountain Glass LLC v. Saint-Gobain Containers Inc., D. Del., 1:14-CV-00392-GMS 4/21/201 Justin A. Nelson, Susman Godfrey LLP, Houston; Matthew R. Berry, Susman Godfrey LLP, Seattle, Wash. John Allcock, DLA Piper LLP, San Diego; Matthew Satchwell, DLA Piper, Chicago
47 $50,000,000 Lewis v. Smithfield Foods, No. 7:14-CV-180-BR Court U.S. District Court, Eastern District, North Carolina 4/26/2018 None reported None reported
48 $49,268,906 Sexual Assault C.R.R. v. Miami-Dade County School Board, Miami-Dade Co., Fla., Cir. Ct., 14-031736 CA-11, 11/14/2017 John E. Leighton, Leighton Law, P.A., Miami; Max N. Panoff, Leighton Law, P.A., Miami Cristina Rivera Correa, School Board Attorney, The School Board of Miami-Dade County Office, Miami
49 $48,000,000 Medical Malpractice Estate of Ford v. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Cook Co., Ill., Cir. Ct., 2014-L-7337 12/13/2017 Martin A. Dolan and Karen Munoz, Dolan Law, P.C., Chicago Chaka Patterson and Megan Inskeep, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago
50 $46,500,000 Medical Malpractice Smalls v. Ouachita County Medical Center, Union Co., Ark., Cir. Ct., 70-CV-16-364-4, 3/9/2017 Stuart N. Ratzan, Ratzan Law, Group, P.A., Miami; Jim Lyons, Lyons & Cone, P.L.C., Jonesboro, Ark. John E. Hall, Jr., Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Atlanta; Paul D. McNeill, RMP LLP, Jonesboro, Ark.