Boyd, Powers & Williamson is pleased to announce that founding partner Derrick Boyd has been selected to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America following a series of significant complex business litigation verdicts.
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In May 2019, Mr. Boyd won a significant jury verdict for Fort Worth-based telecom company XIP LLC in a trade dress and trade secrets suit against CommTech Sales LLC of Plano. In June 2019, a Tarrant County judge entered a $26.5 final judgment for XIP.
In February 2019, Mr. Boyd secured a $1.7 million verdict against Ohio-based financial services firm Equity Trust Co. on behalf of an individual investor. The jury in that case agreed that Equity Trust Co. had knowingly and substantially aided a notorious Ponzi scheme operated by Robert Langguth in the Austin-area from 2004 to 2009 that duped approximately 125 investors with the fraudulent investment scheme.
In July 2018, a Dallas judge entered a final judgment in support of a December 2017 jury verdict against BBVA Compass and one of its executives. As lead trial attorney, Mr. Boyd successfully argued that a BBVA executive committed fraud during loan renewal and modification negotiations with the developer of three luxury subdivisions in northeast Tarrant County. The $96.2 million final judgment preserved all but one portion of the original jury verdict and added pre- and post-verdict interest.