Chopra Koonan

Jury Awards


against Monsanto

Sonia Chopra of Chopra Koonan is proud to have been part of the plaintiff's trial team on the landmark case of Johnson v. Monsanto. On August 10, 2018 a San Francisco jury returned a unanimous verdict finding that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson’s terminal cancer. The jury awarded $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages against Monsanto for failing to warn consumers that Roundup causes cancer. This case represents the first of thousands of pending cases involving Roundup.


Chopra Koonan is proud to have been part of the following landmark cases.

  • $54 Million
    Lennig, et al. v. CRST Inc., et al

    Panish Shea & Boyle LLP has obtained numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts in catastrophic injury cases involving trucks, including a $36.5 million verdict for a woman who suffered a non-paralyzing spinal cord injury from a tractor-trailer collision, as well as a $34.5 million verdict for a young man who suffered a below the knee amputation after being struck on his bicycle by a tractor trailer.

  • $417 Million
    Jury Verdict Talc Product Liability

    Aug. 21, 2017 – After a four-week trial in the first of hundreds of similar cases in California, a Los Angeles jury awarded Eva Echeverria $417 million (Johnson and Johnson – $68 million compensatory damages, Johnson and Johnson – $340 million punitive damages, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc. – $2 million compensatory damages, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc – $7 million Punitive damages. Total Punitive Damages – $347 million, Total Compensatory Damages – $70 million), finding a connection between her ovarian cancer and the Johnson & Johnson baby powder she used for decades.

  • $17.4 Million
    Sheaffer v. NuCO2

    On June 3, 2015, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Brian Panish, Deborah Chang, Tom Schultz and Austin Ward  and co-counsel Carla DeDominicis obtained a $17,393,479.87 jury verdict in a Vista, California court for a young man who suffered severe facial injuries and a mild brain injury after being involved in a six-vehicle collision caused by a negligently driven NuCO2 truck.  This is reportedly the highest amount ever awarded by a jury in the North County Division of the San Diego Superior Court.