$18.6 million verdict - Company president allowed wife to drive company-owned vehicle four days after wife failed DMV road exam; wife then caused serious accident injuring a motorcyclist. Mallabo vs. Wan Hai Lines (America)
$14 million settlement - Two adult women sexually abused by their middle school teacher recovered the largest "per victim" settlement in the nation: $7 million each. Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 v. Moraga School District
$10.8 million verdict - Boy sexually abused by teacher off school premises. School district previously received anonymous letter warning that teacher was acting improperly with boys. William S. vs. Bonita Unified School District
$8.75 million verdict - An unarmed 29-year-old man shot to death by Los Angeles County Sheriffs. Montalvo vs. Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept.
$5.4 million verdict - Female raped at a West Hollywood nightclub by one of the club's employees; Club held liable for negligent supervision and negligent security practices.