10 Biggest Verdicts of 2012 (Infographic)

The verdicts with the biggest payouts in 2012 comprised some of the largest patent cases in United States history, cases of medical malpractice, and some very big companies acting badly. The top 3 verdicts involved patent infringement with verdict amounts of $1.7 billion, $1.05 billion, and $1 billion. Two of the top ten verdicts involved nursing home abuse and neglect.

Reaching a settlement or verdict does not always equate to getting paid your legal fee or award. For plaintiff’s attorneys working on a contingent fee basis, there is often a delay in payment of legal fees associated with settled cases. This can create serious cash flow problems. Fortunately, there are specialty legal finance companies that offer post-settlement funding, also known as fee acceleration.

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If you are an attorney facing cash flow issues due to slow-paying legal fees or a plaintiff waiting for your award, give RD Legal a call at 1-800-565-5177, or visit legalfunding.com and fill out the brief online application. RD Legal only funds settled cases and does not take any pre-settlement risk. Attorney post-settlement funding is their specialty.

Top 10 Biggest Verdicts of 2012

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