Every year, 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.

Note: This chart has been changed to correct the venue given for case No. 13. VanSlembrouck v. Halperin was heard in Oakland County, Mich., Circuit Court.

The National Law Journal's VerdictSearch affiliate compiled this list. It includes outcomes reported by attorneys to VerdictSearch, found on court dockets or reported by other ALM Media LLC publications. Amounts given represent award by juries and do not reflect subsequent rulings by judges or on appeal. Verdicts of equal amounts are ranked in alphabetical order according to the plaintiffs' names.