Columbus Attorneys Holding Parties to Their Legal Obligations
A fiduciary duty is one of the strongest duties recognized by law. It requires one party to put the interests of another party ahead of its own. If you or your business has been harmed by someone who owed you a fiduciary duty, you may be entitled to compensation.
At Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP, our experienced Georgia fiduciary breach lawyers have played a pioneering role in litigation over this issue. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to handle complex business tort cases in an effective, cost-efficient manner.
A Law Firm That Has Achieved Record-Setting Results
We are prepared to take these cases to trial and win, and our opponents know it. The most well-known example is the breach of fiduciary duty case we handled on behalf of the limited partner investors in the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park against their general partner, Time Warner Entertainment Company. We were lead counsel and tried that case to a $454 million jury verdict in 1996.
We then fought off several years of appeals all the way to the United States Supreme Court, winning at every stage of litigation. When it was all over, we collected over $640 million for our clients. It is still believed to be the largest verdict ever collected in full, with interest, in American history.
Experienced Advocates for Clients Harmed by Fiduciary Breaches
If you can prove that an individual or business that owed a fiduciary duty to you instead breached that duty, you may be entitled to substantial money damages, including punitive damages and prejudgment interest. Our attorneys help clients pursue fiduciary breach claims against parties such as the following:
- Directors and senior managers of a company
- Business partners and joint venturers
- Trustees, executors and estate administrators
- Attorneys, stockbrokers and other professionals
Our firm has pioneered many of the approaches now common in major litigation nationwide. In many situations, we are able to pursue fiduciary cases on a contingency basis, insulating our clients against the risks of litigation and enabling them to move forward with their claims.
We welcome inquiries from prospective clients, corporate counsel and referring attorneys. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss what our firm has to offer in your case.