Number ONE Verdict of 2015

It’s an honor to try cases on behalf of individuals and their families, and even more of an honor when the jury agrees with you.  Today, a company that televises trials nationwide chose our firm’s verdict in Walden v. Chrysler as the NUMBER ONE verdict in the United States based on the size of the verdict, the facts of the case, and “and the verdict’s broader impact.”  Here’s the link to the website of the televising company, CVN.

Below is an excerpt from the jury’s verdict form:

In this wrongful death trial stemming from a car accident (and that involved a product liability component), Butler Tobin gave part of the closing arguments. The jury returned a verdict of $150 million.

 

We have written before about the ability of jury verdicts to bring about change, and this case serves as a great example.  As CVN wrote, this was ” the first case to go to trial anywhere in the country” over the Jeeps’ deadly gas tank design.

Jeb Butler of Butler Tobin tried the case alongside his father, Jim Butler of Butler, Wooten, Cheeley & Peak.  We thank our brave clients for having the courage to push this wrongful death case to trial against Chrysler’s vast team of lawyers, and we thank CVN (Courtroom View Network) for its excellent coverage, which helped to spread the word about the dangers of these Jeeps.

For lawyers or others interested in watching the Walden v. Chrysler trial or others like it, the subscription page for CVN is here.

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