Editors’ Note: This list includes the top 50 verdicts and settlements as reported in The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly, with assistance from VerdictSearch.com, for 2008. We apologize in advance for any omissions. In some instances, certain pieces of information were not available at press time. In others, certain information had to be left out in order to fit all 50 cases.

1 In re OSB Antitrust Litigation $120.73 million (settlement) Antitrust James C. Grant of Alston & Bird; U.S. District Court, Jeffrey J. Corrigan and Jeffrey L. Kodroff E.D. Pa. of Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis; et al. 10/2/08

2 Gustafsson v. Trigen-Philadelphia Energy Corp. $85 million (verdict) Construction Liability Matthew A. Casey, Thomas N. Sweeney and C.P. Philadelphia Joshua Van Naarden of Ross Feller Casey; Robert Devine and Michael Horner of White & Williams. 2/25/08

3 Harris v. Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth Services $28.75 million (verdict) Motor Vehicle Eric H. Weitz of Seidel Weitz Garfinkle Datz; U.S. District Court, Mark H. Scoblionko of Scoblionko Scoblionko E.D. Pa. Muir Bartholomew & Melman. 5/15/08

4 Baccus v. Crane Co., John Crane Inc. and Yarway Corp. $25.2 million (verdict) Toxic Torts, Benjamin Shein and Bethann Schaffzin of the Products Liability Shein Law Center; Troyce G. Wolf and C.P. Philadelphia Demetrios Zacharopoulos of Waters & Kraus;James E. DelBello of Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Eric Cottle and Terry Budd of K&L Gates; John Thomas Burns of O’Connell Tivin Miller & Burns; William Adams of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote. 3/14/08

5 United National Insurance Co. v. Aon Limited $23.872 million (verdict) Negligence Alan J. Sorkowitz and Susan A. Stone of Sidley U.S. District Court, Austin; William K. Perry and Tamara L. E.D. Pa. Stevenson of Chadbourne & Parke; Jerome C.Katz of Ropes & Gray; Ryan C. Craig of Chadbourne & Park. 12/4/08

6 (tie) White v. Behlke $20.5 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Michael Perry of O’Malley Harris Durkin & C.P. Lackawanna Perry; Jeffrey M. Kornblau and Lynn Sare Kornblau of Kornblau & Kornblau. 11/17/08

6 (tie) Fledderman v. Glunk $20.5 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Slade H. McLaughlin of The Beasley Firm; C.P. Philadelphia Dean F. Murtagh of German Gallagher & Murtagh; I. Steven Levy of White & Williams.5/23/08

8 Footbridge Capital v. 2945 Poplar Development $17.5 million (verdict) Real Estate Anne Marie Aaronson and Edward C. Toole Jr. U.S. District Court, of Pepper Hamilton; Stephen J. Shapiro and E.D. Pa. Wilbur L. Kipnes of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis. 2/21/08

9 Lauxmont Holdings v. York County $17.250 million (verdict) Eminent Domain William P. Bresnahan of Hollinshead C.P. York Mendelson Bresnahan & Nixon; Herbert BassDavid B. Snyder, Brett A. Berman and Mark Needles of Fox Rothschild. 7/16/08

10 Hernandez v. Cruz $13.5 million (verdict) Motor Vehicle Daniel L. Hessel of Golkow Hessel; Brett A. C.P. Philadelphia Wolfson of Rawle & Henderson; Walter SwayzeIII of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. 5/8/08

11 Alves v. Alpine Engineered Products Inc. $13.275 million (settlement) Construction Adam J. Pantano of Deasey Mahoney & Accident Valentini; John M. Dodig and C.P. Philadelphia Jason A. Daria of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig; Glenn M. Campbell of Gibley & McWilliams; Gordon Erdenberger of the Law Offices of Gordon Erdenberger; Thomas L. Delevie of Palmer & Barr; Stephen M. McManus andPhilip D. Priore of McCormick & Priore; Holly L. McReynolds and Joseph F. Van Horn Jr. of Bodell Bove Grace & Van Horn; Kathleen D. Wilkinson of Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. 9/17/08

12 Hickenbottom v. Nassan $12.5 million (settlement) Wrongful Death Jeffrey N. Fieger of Fieger Fieger Kenney U.S. District Court, Johnson & Giroux; Peter Vaira of Vaira & W.D. Pa. Riley. 10/23/08

13 (tie) Sutherlin v. Magilner $12 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Donna Lee Jones of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett C.P. Philadelphia & Bendesky; Chilton G. Goebel III and Dean F. Murtagh of German Gallagher & Murtagh; Sharon M. Reiss of Post & Schell. 2/27/08

13 (tie) Sheridan v. Clemens Construction Co. $12 million (settlement) Construction Francis J. Deasey of Deasey Mahoney & Accident Bender Ltd.; Larry E. Bendesky, C.P. Philadelphia V. Paul Bucci II and Robert J. Mongeluzzi of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky; Daniel A. Schwarz and Stanley M. Schwarz of Schwarz & Schwarz. 11/3/08

15 Montanez v. Temple University Health System Inc. $11.2 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Charles A. Fitzpatrick and Arthur B. Keppel of C.P. Philadelphia Rawle & Henderson; Daniel Jeck and Kenneth M. Rothweiler of Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck. 8/18/08

16 Glynn v. O’Halloran $11 million (settlement) Motor Vehicle Daniel J. Mann and Mark W. Tanner of C.P. Lackawanna Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner & Weinstock; Jeffrey E. Havran and Richard G. Fine of Fine Wyatt & Carey. 1/25/08

17 Agere Systems Inc. v. Carpenter Technology Corp. $10.942 million (decision) Environmental Law Christopher R. Booth Jr. of Booth & Tucker; U.S. District Court, Glenn A. Harris of Ballard Spahr Andrews & E.D. Pa. Ingersoll.8/22/08

18 Pursell v. Volkswagen $10.2 million (verdict) Products Liability Larry E. Coben of Coben & Associates; C.P. Bucks Peter M. Hileman of Drake Hileman & Davis; David Richman of Pepper Hamilton; Stephen Harvey and Gary Gremminger of German Gallagher & Murtagh; Wesley Payne of White & Williams. 1/30/08

19 McKenna v. City of Philadelphia $10 million (verdict) Retaliation Brian Puricelli of the Law Offices of U.S. District Court, Brian Puricelli; Mark Foley of Dexter Hamilton:E.D. Pa. George Voegele of Cozen O’Connor. 5/15/08

20 Schiazza v. R.W. Thomas Design Builders Inc. $8.5 million (settlement) OSHA William Coleman of McCormick & Priore;C.P. Philadelphia J. Mark Pecci II of the Law Offices of J. Mark Pecci II; Robert J. Mongeluzzi, V. Paul Bucci and Larry Bendesky of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky; Daniel A. Schwarz of Schwarz & Schwarz. 10/2/08

21 Corosanite v. P. Agnes Inc. $8 million (settlement) Products Liability Richard P. Haaz of the Law Offices ofC.P. Philadelphia Richard P. Haaz; Gaetano Mercogliano of Sweeney & Sheehan; Walter H. Swayze III of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney. 10/20/08

22 ABCO Licensing LLC v. Polybrite International Inc. $7.533 million (settlement) Intellectual Property Chuck Bretz of Chuck Bretz & Associates; U.S. District Court, John P. Wappel of Barnes & Thornburg; E.D. Pa. Daniel E. Rhynhart, Stephen E. Gross, Alan J. Hoffman and Jaret Gronczewski of Blank Rome. 8/6/08

23 Lemke v. Hilton Hotels $7.5 million (settlement) Slip and Fall Michael O. Pansini and Steven Mezrow of C.P. Philadelphia Pansini & Mezrow; Robert M. Ruzzi of the Law Offices of J. Mark Pecci II;Adam M. Sorce of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; Glenn M. Campbell of Gibley & McWilliams; Speros John Kokonos of Kokonos & Associates; William J. Remphrey Jr. of Margolis Edelstein. 4/4/08

24 Jacob Stern and Sons Inc. v. Savaiano $7 million (verdict) Trade Secrets David J. Walton of Cozen O’Connor; C.P. Montgomery Michael Banks of Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Wendy Rothstein of Fox Rothschild; Thomas D. Rees of High Swartz Roberts & Seidel. 5/22/08

25 Lower Makefield Township v. Lands of Dalgewicz $6.786 million (verdict) Land Use Marvin L. Wilenzik, Justin R. Miller and C.P. Bucks Colin J. O’Boyle of Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski; David J. Truelove and Douglas H. Riblet of Curtin & Heefner. 11/21/08

26 Voce v. Sweeney $6.5 million (verdict) Slip and Fall Thomas Duffy and Kenneth Fulginiti of C.P. Philadelphia Duffy & Partners; Kevin Ruane of Francis R. Gartner & Associates. 11/13/08

27 Stewart v. Stewart $6.01 million (settlement) Negligent Supervision Richard M. Jurewicz of Galfand Berger; C.P. Fayette R. Sean O’Connell of Robb Leonard Mulvihill; David S. Cohen of Mintzer Sarowtiz Zeris Ledva & Meyers; Mark L. Reilly of the Law Offices of John V. DeMarco. 5/27/08

28 Gould v. Liberty Lighting Products Inc. $6 million (verdict) Motor Vehicle Philip A. Ignelzi, Michael A. Murphy and C.P. Allegheny John D. Perkosky of Ogg Cordes Murphy & Ignelzi; Paul T. Grater of the Law Offices of Paul T. Grater. 1/31/08

29 Estate of Palmer v. Tenet Health Systems Hahnemann $5.5 million (verdict) Premises Liability Andrew S. Kessler and Timothy I. McCann of C.P. Philadelphia McCann & Geschke; Thomas R. Kline and Dominic C. Guerrini of Kline & Specter. 9/10/08

30 Roethlein v. Portnoff $5.2 million (verdict) Unjust Enrichment James W. Christie of Christie Pabarue C.P. Philadelphia Mortensen & Young; David A. Searles of Donovan Searles; Bernard S. Rubb, solo. 3/11/08

31 (tie) Chao v. Pennsylvania Builders Association $5 million settlement) ERISA Susan V. Metcalfe of McNees Wallace & U.S. District Court, Nurick; James A. Diamond of Eckert E.D. Pa. Seamans Cherin & Mellott; Andrea J. Appel of U.S. Department of Labor – Office of the Solicitor. 8/25/08

31 (tie) Werther v. Rosen $5 million (verdict) Breach of Fiduciary James H. Steigerwald of Duane Morris; Duty Mark E. Gottlieb of Anderson Kill & Olick. C.P. Philadelphia 2/19/08

31 (tie) Russo v. Sysco Food Services of Philadelphia $5 million (settlement) Motor Vehicle Michael O. Pansini of Pansini & Mezrow; C.P. Philadelphia John J. Snyder of Rawle & Henderson.11/10/08

34 Murphy v. Temple Lower Bucks Hospital $4.7 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Nancy H. Fullam of McEldrew & Fullam;C.P. Bucks Mary Ellen Reilly of Goldfein & Joseph; Kevin H. Wright of Kevin H. Wright & Associates. 5/1/08

35 Stathes et al v. Collins et al $4.43 million (arbitration) Motor Vehicle, David L. Kwass of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Dram Shop Bendesky; William E. Howell III of the Law C.P. Philadelphia Offices of William E. Howell III; Thomas G. Bellwoar Jr. of the Law Offices of Thomas G. Bellwoar Jr.; Jeffrey H. Eiseman of Sand & Saidel; Jerome E. Marks of Marks O’Neill O’Brien & Courtney. 2/22/08

36 Benfield v. CC Inc. $4.36 million (verdict) Construction Mark K. Altemose and Kelly Clifford Rambo of C.P. Northampton Cohen & Feeley; Steven Liero, solo; Andrew Riemenschneider of Moore & Riemenschneider; Joseph A. Holko of Thomas Thomas & Hafer. 5/30/08

37 Auger v. Raney and Laidlaw Transit Inc. $4.2 million (verdict) Motor Vehicle Edward F. Chacker and Brian S. Chacker of C.P. Philadelphia Gay Chacker & Mittin; James A. Bosakowski and Thomas P. Wagner of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. 4/14/08

38 Glasow v. Skutches & St. Luke’s Hospital $3.9 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Steven J. Margolis of Cohen & Feeley; C.P. Lehigh Paul Laughlin of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. 1/19/08

39 McHugh v. Moore College of Art and Design $3.88 million (verdict) Slip and Fall Joe H. Tucker Jr. of Booth & Tucker; C.P. Philadelphia John H. McCarthy and Daniel J. Rucket of Rawle & Henderson; James T. Vernile, solo. 4/29/08

40 Fuhr v. All-Fill Corp. $3.362 million (settlement) Strict Liability Paul R. Robinson of Meyer Darragh Buckler C.P. Allegheny Bebenek & Eck; Stacey F. Vernallis of Goehring Rutter & Boehm; Robert J. Marino of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote; Brian S. Kane of Dapper Baldasare Benson Behling & Kane; Keithley D. Mulvihill of Rawle & Henderson; Thomas E. Crenney and James T. Tallman of Thomas E. Crenney & Associates. 9/24/08

41 Schlier et al v. Rice et al $3.25 million (verdict) First Amendment Cletus Lyman and Michael T. Sweeney of U.S. District Court, Lyman & Ash; R.H. Hawn Jr. and M.D. Pa. Sarah C. Yerger of the Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. 3/20/08

42 Kosanovich v. ESB Financial Corp. $3.1 million (verdict) Slip and Fall Keith R. McMillen and Kelly M. Tocci of C.P. Beaver McMillen Urick Tocci Fouse & Jones; John W. Burns of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote; Ronald J. DiGiorno, solo. 1/17/08

43 (tie) Morganti v. Harman $3 million (verdict) Wrongful Death James Foerstner and Paul Lauricella of C.P. Philadelphia The Beasley Firm; Kevin H. Wright of Kevin H. Wright & Associates. 4/2/08

43 (tie) Rutter v. Frank Ferrara & Son Inc. $3 million (settlement) Construction Accident Alan M. Feldman and Daniel J. Mann of C.P. Philadelphia Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner & Weinstock; Elizabeth A. Horneff of Margolis Edelstein. 2/4/08

45 Aponte v. Hacker $2.9 million (settlement) Motor Vehicle Jonathan D. Herbst of Margolis Edelstein; U.S. District Court, Norman Perlberger of Pomerantz Perlberger & E.D. Pa. Lewis. 7/17/08

46 Asbury v. Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania $2.782 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice George H. Knoell III of Kane Pugh Knoell C.P. Delaware Troy & Kramer; Brian E. Appel of the Law Office of Brian E. Appel; Garland D. Cherry Jr. of the Law Offices of Garland D. Cherry Jr.; Fincourt B. Shelton of Fincourt B. Shelton & Associates. 8/8/08

47 Welsh v. Liberty Travel Inc. $2.76 million (settlement) Civil Practice; Murray S. Eckell of Eckell Sparks Levy Class Action Auerbach Monte Sloane Matthews & C.P. Delaware Auslander; Judith E. Harris of Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Donna M. Albani of Donna M. Albani; Mark A. Sereni of DiOrio & Sereni; Andrew J. Reilly of Swartz Campbell. 10/2/08

48 Rowan v. Lex Electric Co. Inc. $2.75 million (settlement) Motor Vehicle John A. Livingood Jr. of Margolis Edelstein; C.P. Philadelphia Joseph L. Messa Jr. of Messa & Associates. 9/23/08

49 Moser v. Giant Food Stores $2.6 million (settlement) Slip and Fall Michael O. Pansini and Steven Mezrow of C.P. Philadelphia Pansini & Mezrow; David S. Wolf and William Banton of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. 2/1/08

50 (tie) Ward v. A.T. Systems Inc. $2.5 million (settlement) Worker/Workplace John S. Tucci Jr. of Marshall Dennehey Negligence Warner Coleman & Goggin; U.S. District Court, Kenneth F. Fulginiti and Thomas J. Duffy of E.D. Pa. Duffy & Partners. 9/11/08

50 (tie) Rettger v. UPMC Shadyside $2.5 million (verdict) Medical Malpractice Paul A. Lagnese and David M. Paul of Berger C.P. Allegheny & Lagnese; Ian S. Baum and Tara B. Stevens of Matis Baum Rizza O’Connor; Brad R. Korinski and David R. Johnson of Thomson Rhodes & Cowie. 5/23/08

50 (tie) Mays v. The Cafaro Co. $2.5 million (verdict) Trip and Fall Patricia Ambrose of the Ambrose Law Firm; C.P. Erie Jeff Connelly of Connelly Law Office; John O. Dodick of Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett. 2/15/08