Best Lawyers in America Honors Derrick Boyd Following String of Large Commercial Litigation Verdicts

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.

The oldest and among the most respected peer reviewed attorney guides in the country, Best Lawyers accepts outside nominations from attorneys, corporate leaders and the general public. Comprehensive review includes attorneys within the same geographical region and share a […]

August 16th, 2019|News|

Texas Judge Enters $26.5M Final Judgment in XIP Trade Dress Infringement Case

Plano-based CommTech assessed $8M in punitive damages

FORT WORTH, Texas – A judge has awarded a $26.5 million judgment to Fort Worth-based telecom company XIP LLC in a trade dress and trade secrets suit, upholding a May jury verdict against CommTech Sales LLC of Plano.

In the final judgment entered June 25, Tarrant County District Judge Mike Wallach awarded damages on behalf of XIP stemming from the jury’s finding that CommTech Sales and co-owner and operator Michael McGraw had unlawfully used XIP’s trade […]

June 28th, 2019|News|

Fort Worth Telecom Business Wins Multimillion Dollar Jury Verdict in Trade Secret Dispute

Award could reach as high as $31M for XIP, including $8M in punitive damages secured by Boyd, Powers & Williamson

FORT WORTH – A Tarrant County jury returned a verdict for Fort Worth-based telecom company XIP LLC after finding that CommTech Sales LLC of Plano unlawfully used XIP’s trademarks and trade secrets.

The May 6 verdict includes damages from infringed sales and lost royalties caused by CommTech Sales and its former owner Michael McGraw.

The final judgment will be determined by the […]

May 7th, 2019|News|

Texas Jury Returns $1.7M Fraud Verdict Against Financial Services Firm, Convicted Fraudster

Jury agrees Equity Trust Co. failed oversight duties for defrauded investors

AUSTIN, Texas – A Travis County jury has returned a $1.7 million verdict against an Ohio-based financial services firm, finding that Equity Trust Co. knowingly and substantially aided a notorious Ponzi scheme operated by Robert Langguth in the Austin-area from 2004 to 2009. The jury found that Equity Trust could have brought the scheme to an end long before Laura Hampton lost over $1,000,000. Hampton was one of approximately 125 investors […]

February 6th, 2019|News|

Wise County Jury finds Insurance Company Guilty of Fraud

Awarded Local Gas Station $4.5M

DECATUR, Texas (January 2019) – Trial lawyers with Boyd Powers Williamson (BPW) have secured a combined $4.5 million award against an insurance company and a contractor on behalf of a  North Texas gas station and convenience store trying to get repairs made after a hail storm.

On Jan. 25, Wise County jurors returned a $2 million verdict against Argonaut Great Central Insurance Co., its claims adjuster Vericlaim Inc., and SF Construction finding them liable for fraud, deceptive trade […]

January 30th, 2019|News|

Attorney Derrick Boyd Shares Lesson from Tarrant County Ponzi-like Scheme

Two Tarrant County Residents Defrauded 230 Investors of $345 Million in Ponzi-like Scheme

Firm partner Derrick Boyd sees many similarities between the recent Tarrant County case and a case he tried in Travis County.  The Travis County trial arose out of a Ponzi-scheme operated by a man in the Austin area that used promissory notes to induce investors to make investments that turned out to be fraudulent. Boyd represented a number of investors victimized by that scheme.[…]

September 20th, 2018|News|
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