Largest U.S. Jury Verdicts of 2012
The following were the largest U.S. jury verdicts of 2012, as compiled by Bloomberg News.
Rank Amount Case
1. $1,170,000,000 Carnegie Mellon University v.
09-cv-290 (W.D. PA, Dec. 26, 2012)
A federal jury in Pittsburgh
awarded $1.17 billion to Carnegie
Mellon University in its
lawsuit against Marvell Technology
Group Inc. claiming infringement
on integrated-circuit patents.
2. $1,050,000,000 Apple v. Samsung, 11-cv-01846 (N.D.
CA, Aug. 24, 2012)
A federal jury in San Jose,
$1.05 billion in its patent
infringement claim against Samsung
Electronics Co., finding
infringement on six of seven
patents related to
3. $1,000,000,000 Monsanto Co. v. E.I. du Pont de
Nemours & Co., 09-cv-686
(E.D. MO, Aug. 1, 2012)
A federal jury in St. Louis ordered
DuPont Co. to pay $1 billion to
Monsanto Co., in a patent
infringement lawsuit claiming
DuPont used Monsanto
technology in seeds to grow
4. $956,000,000 Liberty Media Corp. v. Vivendi
Universal SA, 03-cv-02175
(S.D. NY, June 25, 2012)
A federal court jury in New York
City ordered Vivendi SA to pay 765
million Euros, the equivalent of
$956 million at the time of the
verdict, in a lawsuit claiming
Vivendi misrepresented the value of
shares used to purchase in 2001
Liberty Media Corp.’s stake in
USA Networks Inc.
5. $900,000,000 Webb v. Trans Healthcare Inc., 05-
CA-2418 (Cir. Ct., Alachua Co. FL,
Feb. 8, 2012)
A Florida jury awarded $900
$700 million in punitive damages,
to a nursing home resident,
who claimed he suffered multiple
injuries, including massive
bedsores and multiple infections,
during care at a facility operated
by Trans Health Management.
6. $716,500,000 Garcia v. Best for Less Food Mart,
09-CA-031023 (Cir. Ct.,
Hillsborough Co., FL, May 10, 2012)
A Tampa, Florida, jury awarded
$716.5 million to the estate and
parents of a 32-year-old man who
was killed when a drunken driver
smashed into his car.
7. $368,200,000 VirnetX v. Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), 10-
cv-417 (E.D. TX, Nov. 6, 2012)
A federal court in Tyler, Texas,
ordered Apple Inc. to pay $368.2
million to VirnetX Inc., in a
lawsuit claiming infringement on
VirnetX’s patents for
8. $261,000,000 In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel)
07-md-1827 (N.D. CA, July 3, 2012)
A federal jury in San Francisco
awarded $87 million in an
antitrust action against Toshiba
Corp., alleging the company
conspired with competitors to fix
the price of display screens.
Under U.S. antitrust law, the
award is trebled to $261 million.
9. $200,000,000 Nunziata v. Trans Health
(Cir. Ct., Pinellas Co. FL,
Jan. 11, 2012)
A Florida jury awarded $200
$140 million in punitives, to the
estate of a woman who died after a
fall at a nursing home operated
by Trans Health Management.
10. $195,000,000 State of Texas v. TaxMasters Inc. (TAXSQ),
D-1-GV-10-000486 (Dist. Ct,
Travis Co. TX, March 30, 2012)
A Texas jury ordered TaxMasters
Inc. and founder Patrick Cox
to pay more than $195 million in a
lawsuit brought by the state of
Texas claiming fraud and deceptive
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