At Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP, our attorneys provide high-quality representation in business litigation. Our firm has an impressive record of success handling a wide range of business disputes, including claims involving fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and more. Our experienced trial lawyers can advance and protect your businesses' interests while keeping an eye on the bottom line. We are efficient, using our experience to keep your costs down without sacrificing quality. If your business needs legal assistance with any type of dispute, we can assist you. To learn more about our work in business tort cases, please review the results below.
Business Torts / Breach of Fiduciary Duty / Fraud
$ 454,000,000 (over $640,000,000 collected, with interest)
Our clients proved a deliberate scheme to depress the value of the Georgia park by failing to install major rides and make appropriate capital investment. We proved that Time Warner took assets belonging to the partnership and used them for its own financial gain.
Business Torts / Tortuous Interference With Contract / Slander
Plaintiffs sought damages for intentional interference with suppliers, slander, expenses and lost profits. Major company cut off new company's suppliers and slandered owners of competitor company. Plaintiffs v. Unnamed Distribution Company, et al., State Court of Muscogee County, Georgia. (2/5/98)
Business Torts / Breach of Fiduciary Duty / Fraud Partial
$ 249,122,685 Payment of Judgment
$290,330.89 Verdict ($279,180.60 punitive damages) (Verdict reversed on appeal, damages reduced and settled).
Wrongful interference by insurance agent with Plaintiff's insurance contracts, conversion of $5,418, and slander. 7/22/88. Thomas Supply Co., Inc. v. Lanier, Huffman & Robinson, Superior Court of Forsyth County, Georgia
$522,303.03 Verdict ($360,000 punitive damages) (Reversed on appeal).
Bank fraud - fraudulent misrepresentation of assets of prospective purchaser of a business, resulting in Plaintiff taking unsecured $70,000 personal note from purchaser.
4/14/88. Johnson v. Citizens Bank of Ball Ground, et al., Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia
Business Fraud / Defective Irrigation System on Farm
Located and brought to trial by former dealers for defendant in Utah and Wisconsin who established that defendant knew of the defects when defendant sold the system to Plaintiff. 4/17/85. Henderson v. Royal Coach/Buckner, Inc., Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia.
$970,000 Verdict (Value of Verdict to Plaintiff)
Proved defendant had accepted a property from co-signer in satisfaction of debt, despite attempts by defendant to conceal that intent. 1/85. Lipscomb v. Cotton States, Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia.
At Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP, we have the resources and experience it takes to successfully pursue complex personal injury, wrongful death and product liability litigation. Contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your case with you.