Burr's Ed Bowron Featured in Business Alabama on Bet-the-Company Case
Ed Bowron, 55, an attorney with Burr & Forman in Mobile who represented Weaver and Sons, says the Clarke County accident was "horrendous" and one of the worst he's been exposed to during his career. At the same time, Weaver and Sons had strong feelings that the company had done nothing wrong. What's more, the company and Bowron had a cause in that they hoped a favorable ruling might provide guidelines for similar cases in the future for any company doing contract work with the state, including road contractors.
"We could never bring back the three people killed in that wreck - they're gone," Bowron says. "(Weaver and Sons) has enough insurance, enough money, where we could have reasonably settled, but it would still have been a lot of money. We asked if there was a reason to go through the difficult task of preparing this case for trial and the expense that was going to be involved to obtain a worthwhile result. And I think that's really what we were dealing with: to obtain a worthwhile end result."
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