Six Flags Over Georgia, featuring Batman: The Ride, is one of America’s favorite playgrounds. But for 5 long years it reflected one of America’s most historic courtroom battlegrounds, pitting a small group of investor/owners in a David vs. Goliath struggle against the group’s managing partner, one of the nation’s most powerful entertainment companies: The Time Warner Entertainment Affiliates! And even when Time Warner’s Vice Chairman, Ted Turner, took the witness stand to plead for leniency . . . he didn’t sway the jury one bit! The Insider Exclusive will show how Jim Butler and George Fryhofer, partners at the law firm of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, took on this Goliath (Time Warner) in one of the longest and biggest roller coaster rides in American legal history. And The Insider Exclusive will also show how the Time Warner Affiliates took the Six Flags owners for a big ride, stalling them, overcharging them and then systematically cheating them. This case went all the way from a little ole Georgia courthouse through the legal maze of the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, then on to the United State Supreme Court and back again for another round . . . until final victory with a record $454 million verdict that when paid with interest exceeded $626 million!
Jim Butler worked as a newspaper reporter from the age of 15 until graduation from college, was active in politics, and then owned a construction company in Cumming, Georgia before starting law school. He started his career handling business tort cases, some of which resulted in important decisions by the Georgia appellate courts dealing with tortious interference with contract, conversion, and wrongful deprivation of the use of property. He has tried over 150 civil cases to verdict, and has won numerous verdicts over $100 million, over $10 million, and over $1 million in several states. He has set the record for verdicts in Georgia on four separate occasions. He has handled a variety of cases. In fact, the Georgia record verdicts involved a medical malpractice case, a tractor trailer/negligent entrustment case, a products liability case, and a business tort case.
George Fryhofer III is a highly distinguished lawyer, having earned his law degree from the University of Georgia with highest honors where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Law Review. Following law school, George clerked for Chief Judge John C. Godbold of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. In addition to his landmark legal victories, George has served on the Council of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TTIPS) of the American Bar Association and as Chair of the TTIPS Task Force on Plaintiff’s Involvement and of the Task Force on Revisions to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct. George has tried cases in Georgia and around the country resulting in 3 nine-figure verdicts, several eight-figure verdicts and a host of seven-figure verdicts. George specializes in commercial tort litigation, products liability, professional liability, and motor vehicle cases.
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer has a simple formula for success: hire and keep the best lawyers and staff, work hard, maintain the strictest integrity and reputation with courts and other lawyers, and be creative and imaginative in helping clients win. As a result, this firm has a national reputation not exceeded by any other firm. The firm has handled cases in 27 states. The firm has worked for clients and with other lawyers all across America.
You can contact Jim Butler and George Fryhofer at 404-321-1700,