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Appeals Court Affirms $40M Wrongful Death Judgment Against Chrysler

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed Decatur County Superior Court Judge Chason’s rulings in Walden v. FCA (Fiat-Chrysler Automotives, formerly known as “Chrysler.”) reducing the verdict from $120 million to $40 million. The Walden v. Chrysler case was tried last year, in Bainbridge, GA, resulting in a verdict on April 2, 2015. Four ½ year old Remington (“Remi”) Walden died in flames after the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was a passenger was rear-ended and the gas tank, which was located at the extreme rear of the car, burst. The ruptured tank caused a gas-fed fire that Remington… read more

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Recently, the University of Georgia School of Law dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom

Recently, the University of Georgia School of Law dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom. Located on the first floor of Dean Rusk Hall, this courtroom honors three generations of the Butler family. The occasion included the unveiling of a portrait of James E. “Jim” Butler, Jr. (JD‘77) by artist Beth Stephens that hangs outside the courtroom. Butler has had an impact on the legal profession, both in and outside the courtroom, and has been a generous volunteer and donor to the law school, including establishing the James E. Butler Scholarship and helping to launch last year’s Challenge Fund (the successful… read more

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Significant catastrophic injury case settled for eleven million dollars

Butler Wooten & Peak LLP is pleased to report that yesterday the firm settled a significant catastrophic injury case for eleven million dollars ($11,000,000.00) during the first day of trial in Gwinnett County State Court. The case involved a motor vehicle wreck in Ringgold, Georgia that resulted in our 33-year old client losing his right leg above the knee. Brandon Peak, Tedra Cannella, Ramsey Prather, and Rory Weeks of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP worked on the case with Gerald Davidson of Mahaffey Pickens & Tucker LLP in Lawrenceville, GA. Peak, lead counsel for the Plaintiff, had this to say… read more

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BWP Associates Chosen For Acclaimed LEAD Program

The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP are leaders in the field and in their communities. Call 800-242-2962 for a free consultation.

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Brandon Peak Now President Of The Columbus Bar Association

Brandon Peak of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP is the new President of the Columbus Bar Association in Georgia. Contact Brandon or another BWP lawyer at 800-242-2962.

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Blown-tire to Blame for Bus Crash on Interstate 74 near Rockingham, North Carolina

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, a bus carrying several college football players, coaches, and students from the Ramah Jucco Academy was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 74 in North Carolina. The team, from Rock Hill, South Carolina, was headed to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a football game when the left side front tire suddenly blew out causing the bus to go out of control, striking a guardrail and concrete bridge column. Reports indicate there were at least four fatalities and more than forty others injured as a result of the wreck. Tire manufacturers are expected and should provide… read more

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Big Settlements Reached in Deaths of Nursing Students Killed in Truck Crash

Attorneys Brandon Peak and David Rohwedder of Butler Wooten and Peak LLP of Atlanta and Columbus, acting as lead counsel, and Billy Jones of Jones Osteen Jones of Hinesville, acting as local counsel, announced substantial settlements for their clients in civil suits against the truck driver, whose daughters died in the April 22, 2015 wreck on I-16. Click on image to view original article.

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Tedra L. Cannella Elected Partner At Butler Wooten

Attorney Tedra L. Cannella of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP has been selected to join the firm’s partnership. Call 800-213-5343.

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Mike Thurmond Inducted Into Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame

Attorney Mike Thurmond of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP was recently inducted into the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame.

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Butler Wooten & Peak Welcomes Attorney Robert Snyder

Butler Wooten & Peak is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Robert Snyder to our team.

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