Significant Cases

Cathy E. Bennett & Associates, Inc. has been involved with a variety of cases, both civil and criminal. A partial listing of significant cases is listed below (CEB Clients are noted in BOLD):

CIVIL CRIMINAL
Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceutical
First Federal ACTOS Trial;
$9 Billion Punitive Damages jury verdict
State of Florida v. George Zimmerman
Second Degree Murder; Not Guilty
Ernst v. Merck
Vioxx Wrongful Death;
$253 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
State of Ohio v. Jose Mesa
(Cleveland Indians star relief pitcher)
Rape; Acquitted
Hexion v. Formosa
Theft of trade secrets;
$157 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
State of Texas v. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Ethics case; Judge ordered jury to acquit
Lexar v. Toshiba
Breach of Fiduciary Duty;
$461 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
State of Florida v. William Kennedy Smith
Sexual battery; Acquitted
Hale v. SEECO
Underpayment to royalty owners;
$92 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
State of Texas v. Robert Durst
Murder/Dismemberment; Not Guilty
Applied Materials v. Novellus
Patent Infringement;
Verdict for Plaintiff
U.S.A. v. Governor Jim Guy Tucker
Whitewater; Guilty
Eolas v. Adobe (Yahoo)
Patent Infringement;

Verdict for Defense
U.S.A. v. Terry Nichols
Oklahoma City Bombing trial;
Acquitted of all Murder charges
Continental and Northwest Airlines v. American Airlines
Antitrust;
Verdict for Defendants
U.S.A. v. Alejandro, et al.
Federal Death Penalty – Dismemberment; Not Guilty
Fualaau, et al. v. City of Des Moines, et al.
Mary Kay Letourneau civil case;
Verdict for Defendants
U.S.A. v. Catalan
Federal Death Penalty; Death Penalty Not Imposed
Zixit v. Visa
Defamation; Verdict for Defendant
U.S.A. v. Brad Branch, et al – Branch Davidian Trial
Acquitted of all Murder Chargers