1.

United States ex rel. Wetta v. AstraZeneca

$520 million (settlement)

Whistleblower

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Stephen A. Sheller and Brian J. McCormick Jr. of Sheller PC; Michael Mustokoff, Mark Lipowicz and Teresa Cavenagh of Duane Morris; John C. Dodds of Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

4/27/2010

2.

Miller v. Santilli

$100 million (settlement)

Fraud

C.P. Philadelphia

Timothy C. Russell of Spector Gadon & Rosen; Kevin H. Marino of Marino Tortorella & Boyle; Steven B. Feirson of Dechert; Douglas Curtis of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr; Steven M. Coren of Kaufman Coren & Ress.

10/9/2009

3.

Pridgen v. Avco Corp.

$88.7 million (verdict)

Personal Injury, Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Arthur A. Wolk, Bradley Stoll and Cynthia Devers of The Wolk Law Firm; James Robinson and Sara Anderson Frey of Cozen O’Connor.

4/7/2010

4.

Barton v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.

$78.746 million (verdict)

Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Lauren E. Handler of Porzio Bromberg & Newman; Zoe Littlepage and Rainey C. Booth of Littlepage Booth; Samuel Abloeser of Williams Cuker Berezofsky; George E. McDavid of Reed Smith; Matthew V. Johnson of Williams & Connolly.

10/26/2009

5.

Bro-Tech Corp. t/a The Purolite Co. and Purolite International Ltd. v. Thermax Inc.

$38 million
(settlement)

Intellectual Property

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Sidney L. Gold of Sidney L. Gold & Associates; Joseph J. McGovern and Shari Shapiro of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel; Jonathan E. Minsker of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman; David Zaslowsky; Grant Hanessian and Jacob M. Kaplan of Baker & McKenzie.

2/24/2010

6.

In re Riverwalk Fire Cases

$36.25 million (settlement)

Insurance, Fire

Mediation

Robert J. Mongeluzzi and Patrick Howard of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky; Christopher Konzelmann of White & Williams; Marc B. Zingarini of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby; Kelly Grimes Pietrangelo & Vakil; Philip D. Priore of McCormick & Priore; Elizabeth Horneff of Margolis Edelstein; F. Warren Jacoby, Julie Negovan, Mark E. Opalisky and Elliott R. Feldman of Cozen O’Connor.

12/17/2009

7.

Kendall v. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.

$34.3 million (verdict)

Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage Booth; Gita F. Rothschild of McCarter & English; Ronald Rosenkranz of Finkelstein & Partners; Tobias L. Millrood of Pogust Braslow & Millrood; Michael T. Scott and Barbara R. Binis of Reed Smith; Charles P. Goodell Jr. of Goodell DeVries Leech
& Dann.

11/23/2009

8.

Donald C. Frederick, et al v. Range Resources-Appalachia

$29 million
(settlement)

Breach of Contract

U.S. District Court, W.D. Pa.

Joseph E. Altomare of the Law Office of Joseph E. Altomare; Daniel J. Sponseller of the Law Office of Daniel J. Sponseller; David W. Hardymon of Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease.

7/20/2010

9.

Graham Co. v. Haughey

$18.9 million (verdict)

Copyright Infrigement

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

David J. Wolfsohn, Aleksander J. Goranin and John F. Murphy of Woodcock Washburn; Floyd Abrams of Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

3/19/2010

10.

Nelson v. Crane Co.

$14.5 million (verdict)

Asbestos, Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

John DiDonato, David Halpern and Steven Cooperstein of Brookman Rosenberg Brown & Sandler; Jeffrey S. King of K&L Gates; Christopher Santoro of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; Kurt Rasmussen of Rasmussen Willis Dickey & Moore.

3/9/2010

11.

Thompson v. Lasko
Products Inc.

$13.5 million (verdict)

Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Robert A. Burke, Matthew T. D’Annunzio, Ryan P. Stewart, Lev Kalman and Sheila E. Branyan of Blank Rome; John P. Freedenberg, Robert M. Hanlon and Suzanne M. Bachovin of Goldberg Segalla.

10/14/2009

12.

Davis v. Davis

$12.59 million (decision)

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

C.P. Chester

George Zumbano of Gawthorp Greenwood; Robert C.F. Willson of Lentz Cantor & Massey.

9/10/2009

13.

Rice v. 2701 Red Lion Road Associates

$12.4 million (verdict)

Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Thomas J. Duffy Jr. and Kenneth F. Fulginiti of Duffy & Partners;
Robert M. Hanlon Jr. and Matthew R. Shindell of Goldberg Segalla; Teresa Ficken Sachs of Post & Schell.

2/23/2010

14.

State Farm v. Lincow

$12.1 million (verdict)

Civil RICO

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Cy Goldberg, Richard M. Castagna and Matthew A. Moroney of Goldberg Miller & Rubin; Joel W. Todd of Dolchin Slotkin & Todd.

6/3/2010

15. (tie)

Calgon Carbon Corp. v.
ADA-ES Inc.

$12 million (verdict)

Breach of Contract

U.S. District Court, W.D. Pa.

John R. Gotaskie Jr., Christopher R. Kinkade, Matthew S. Payne and Amy Kerr Parker of Fox Rothschild; Thomas E. Birsic, Andrew R. Stanton and Jennifer J. Froehlich of K&L Gates.

7/29/2010

15. (tie)

VanTassel v. Alfa Laval Inc.

$12 million (verdict)

Asbestos, Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Chris Panatier of Simon Eddins & Greenstone; O’Connell Tivin Miller
& Burns.

3/9/2010

17.

McKinney v. PHA

$11.6 million (settlement)

Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Michael Trunk and Shanin Specter of Kline & Specter; Abbe F. Fletman and Rachel E. Licausi of Flaster Greenberg.

5/3/2010

18.

Dolby as the administratrix of the Estate of Omega Leach III v. Universal Health Services Inc. et al.

$10.5 million (settlement)

Wrongful Death

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Thomas R. Kline, David K. Inscho and Mark Alan Hoffman of Kline & Specter; Daniel J. Sherry, Kate S. McGrath and Joseph J. Santarone Jr. of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin.

2/2/2010

19.

Lazabeck v. Pruchnitzky

$10.25 million (decision)

Wrongful Death

C.P. Allegheny

David C. Martin Jr. of Martin & Lerda; David K. Trautman of Trautman & Associates; Gerard J. Cipriani of Cipriani & Werner; James Moore III, pro se.

11/5/2009

20. (tie)

Davis et al v. SOH Distribution Co. Inc. and Hagris et al v. G&A Snack Distributing Inc.

$10 million (settlement)

Employment

U.S. District Court, M.D. Pa.

Joseph J. Gigliotti of Gigliotti & Gigliotti; D. Halunen of Halunen & Associates; Daniel C. Levin, Arnold Levin and Charles E. Schaffer of Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman; Ira Spiro of Spiro Moss; Shawn J. Wanta of Halunen & Associates; Adam M. Shienvold, Jeremy L.S. Samek and Joel L. Lennen of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

3/29/2010

20. (tie)

Potsko v. Oshkosh Truck Corp

$10 million (settlement)

Wrongful Death

C.P. Philadelphia

Matthew A. Casey and Shanon S. Levin of Ross Feller Casey;
Dennis J. Valenza and Kimberly K. Heuer of Morgan Lewis & Bockius; John J. Snyder and William J. Carr of Rawle & Henderson.

3/17/2010

20. (tie)

Schroeder v. Anchor Darling Valve Co.

$10 million (verdict)

Asbestos

C.P. Philadelphia

Aaron J. DeLuca, Barrett Naman and Rick Nemeroff of DeLuca & Nemeroff; Benjamin Shein of Shein Law Center.

2/19/2010

23.

Singleton v. Wyeth

$9.45 million (verdict)

Products Liability

C.P. Philadelphia

Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage Booth; Samuel Abloeser of Williams Cuker Berezofsky; Heidi Hubbard of Williams & Connolly; David Dukes of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.

2/22/2010

24.
(tie)

Estate of Paulin v. A.C.I. Chesterton Co.

$8.5 million
(verdict)

Toxic Torts, Asbestos

C.P. Philadelphia

Denyse F. Clancy and Chris Norris of Baron & Budd; Howell K. Rosenberg of Brookman Rosenberg Brown & Sandler; Christopher O. Massenburg of Swetman Baxter Massenburg; Joseph M. Toddy of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy; Jeffrey S. King of K&L Gates.

12/11/2009

24.
(tie)

Kolar v. Buffalo Pumps Inc.

$8.5 million
(verdict)

Asbestos

C.P. Philadelphia

Denyse F. Clancy of Baron & Budd; Christopher O. Massenburg of Swetman Baxter Massenburg; Jeffrey S. King and Michael J.R. Schalk of K&L Gates; Joseph M. Toddy of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy.

12/11/2009

26.

Goodman v. T.H. Properties

$8.2 million (settlement)

Construction Accident

Mediation

Michael O. Pansini and Steven M. Mezrow of Pansini & Mezrow;
Joseph F. Van Horn of Bodell Bove Grace & Van Horn; Philip D. Priore and Brian J. Callahan of McCormick & Priore.

1/1/2010

27.

Tavares v. Mega Construction

$7.9 million (settlement)

Construction Accident

C.P. Philadelphia

Ara R. Avrigian and Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky; Robert G. Devine of White & Williams; Grant S. Palmer of Blank Rome; Fred B. Buck of Rawle & Henderson; Andrew R. Benedict and Christine Benedum of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby.

7/2/2010

28.

Plevretes v. LaSalle University

$7.5 million (settlement)

Negligence

C.P. Philadelphia

Jeremy D. Mishkin, Carmon M. Harvey and Steven E. Pachman of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads; Shanin Specter, Charles L. Becker, Michael A. Trunk and Garabet M. Zakeosian of Kline & Specter; Donald N. Camhi of Post & Schell.

11/25/2009

29.

Russell v. AW Chesterton Inc.

$7 million (verdict)

Asbestos

C.P. Philadelphia

Aaron J. DeLuca, Barrett Naman and Rick Nemeroff of DeLuca & Nemeroff; Benjamin Shein of Shein Law Center.

2/19/2010

30.

Powell v. Keystone Freight Corp.

$6.75 million (verdict)

Motor Vehicle

C.P. Philadelphia

Jason A. Daria and John M. Dodig of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig; Joseph M. Toddy and Joseph Longo of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy.

8/4/2009

31.

Smith v. Sandals Resorts International Ltd.

$6.52 million (settlement)

Wrongful Death

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Douglas C. Broeker of Sweetapple Broeker & Varkas; Peter D. Friday
of Friday Porta Cox & Ward; Michael E. Greenspan and Leon J. Greenspan of Greenspan & Greenspan; Edward D. Ohlbaum of Law Office of Edward D. Ohlbaum; Steven J. Sheldon and David B. Newman of Day Pitney.

4/19/2010

32. (tie)

Lanpher v. Alfa-Laval Inc.

$6.5 million (verdict)

Wrongful Death

C.P. Philadelphia

Benjamin Shein of Shein Law Center; Troyce G. Wolf and Demetrios T. Zacharopoulos of Waters & Kraus; Bernard L. Levinthal of Goldfein and Joseph.

3/5/2010

32. (tie)

MFS Inc. v. Thomas A. DiLazaro et al.

$6.5 million (verdict)

Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Wayne C. Stansfield of Reed Smith; Thomas J. Zagami; Douglas G. White of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Randall J. Henzes of the Office of the Attorney General.

3/3/2010

34.

Marcus v. PQ Corp.

$6.2 million (verdict)

Age Discrimination

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Katie R. Eyer and Scott B. Goldshaw of Salmanson Goldshaw;
Elizabeth A. Malloy and Peter J. Ennis of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

11/10/2009

35. (tie)

Blango v. Jeanes Hospital Inc.

$6 million (verdict)

Nursing Home Mass Tort

C.P. Philadelphia

Churchill Huston and Steven R. Maher of The Maher Law Firm;
Daniel E. Dias and Kari Leigh Aasheim of Mancuso & Dias; J. Kurt Straub of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel.

3/17/2010

35. (tie)

Collins v. Grover

$6 million (settlement)

Motor Vehicle

C.P. Philadelphia

Heather A. Herrington and John J. Snyder of Rawle & Henderson; Daniel S. Weinstock and Carolyn M. Chopko of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig.

8/5/2009

35. (tie)

Katz v. Westfall Township

$6 million (settlement)

Breach of Contract

U.S. District Court, M.D. Pa.

J. Gregg Miller of Pepper Hamilton.

8/25/2009

38.

Boone v. Philadelphia

$5.9 million (settlement)

Civil Rights

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Daniel C. Levin of Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman; Shelley R. Smith and Craig Straw of the City of Philadelphia Law Department.

11/5/2009

39.

Golini v. Alfa Laval Inc.

$5.65 million (verdict)

Asbestos

C.P. Philadelphia

Benjamin Shein of the Shein Law Center; William R. Adams of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote.

4/29/2010

40.

Thomas v. Coady

$5.15 million (verdict)

Medical Malpractice

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Bradley T. Beckman and Alisa P. Marion of Beckman & Marion;
Eileen Lampe of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott; James P. Kilcoyne and Jacqueline R. Drygas of Kilcoyne & Nesbitt.

12/29/2009

41.

Estate of McCoy v. George Junior Republic in Pennsylvania

$5.12 million (settlement)

Negligent Supervision

U.S. District Court, W.D. Pa.

Arthur W. Hankin and Mark R. Zolfaghari of Blank Rome; Michael P. O’Connor of O’Connor Kimball; Robert F. Englert and Jonathan M. Cohen of Kline & Specter.

8/25/2009

42. (tie)

Mason v. Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19

$5 million (settlement)

School Abuse

U.S. District Court, M.D. Pa.

Dennis C. McAndrews and Gabrielle C. Sereni of McAndrews Law Offices; Edwin A. Abrahamsen Jr. and James J. Conaboy of Abrahamsen Conaboy & Abrahamsen; Lawrence J. Moran of Lenahan & Dempsey; Christina A. Coury; John E. Freund III of King Spry Herman Freund & Faul.

6/1/2010

42. (tie)

Sollman v. Renninger

$5 million (settlement)

Wrongful Death

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Joshua E. Karoly, John P. Karoly III, Joseph E. Welsh and John P. Karoly Jr. of Karoly Law Offices; Brian J. McMonagle of McMonagle Perri McHugh & Mischak; David J. MacMain and Timothy J. Kepner of Lamb McErlane; Edward J. Easterly and Steven E. Hoffman of Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino; James J. Dodd of Thomas Thomas & Hafer.

11/6/2009

44.

FTC v. Magazine Solutions Inc.

$4.78 million (decision)

Consumer Fraud

U.S. District Court, W.D. Pa.

Dana C. Barragate of the Federal Trade Commission; Martin A. Dietz.

3/23/2010

45.

Koeberle v. Alfa Laval Inc.

$4.5 million (verdict)

Asbestos

C.P. Philadelphia

Benjamin Shein of Shein Law Center; Troyce G. Wolf and Demetrios T. Zacharopoulos of Waters & Kraus; Benjamin J. Pucci of O’Connell Tivin Miller & Burns; William Adams of Dickey McCamey & Chilcote.

6/15/2010

46.

DiPietro v. DiPietro

$4.3 million (settlement)

Premises Liability,
Dram Shop

C.P. Philadelphia

David R. Cherry and Kevin R. Marciano of Cherry Fieger & Marciano; Gaetano Mercogliano of Sweeney & Sheehan; John J. Snyder of Rawle & Henderson; Patrick S. Mintzer of Buckley Brion McGuire Morris & Sumner; Walter H. Swayze of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney.

4/9/2010

47. (tie)

Grossi v. Travelers
Insurance Co.

$4 million (settlement)

Underinsured Motorist

Mediation

Daniel T. Moskal of Law Office of Joseph S. Weimer; Dale Fouse,
Keith R. McMillen and Laura Tocci of McMillen Urick Tocci Fouse
& Jones.

8/6/2009

47. (tie)

Iatarola v. Campbell’s Auto Express Inc.

$4 million (settlement)

Auto Accident

C.P. Philadelphia

Michael O. Pansini and Steven M. Mezrow of Pansini & Mezrow;
James D. Hilly of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin;
John R. Brown of Ryan Brown Berger & Gibbons.

6/22/2010

47. (tie)

Mente Chevrolet Oldsmobile Inc. v. GMAC

$4 million (verdict)

Breach of Contract

U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa.

Mary Grace Maley of Lavin O’Neil Ricci Cedrone & DiSipio; Steven Ginsburg and Charles M. Tatelbaum of Adorno & Yoss; Kenneth A. Jacobsen of Law Offices of Kenneth A. Jacobsen.

11/19/2009

47. (tie)

Schlier v. Captain John G. Rice and Schlier v. Lt. David Dougalas and Wreckers International v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State Police

$4 million (settlement)

First Amendment

U.S. District Court, M.D. Pa.

Michael T. Sweeney, Cletus P. Lyman and Michael S. Fettner of Lyman
& Ash; Sarah C. Yerger of the State Office of Attorney General;

R. H. Hawn Jr. of the Pennsylvania State Police Chief Counsel’s Office.

2/1/2010