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|

Fifth Circuit Rules Equity Trust Must Face Trial in Austin, Texas

Six years into litigation and Hampton turns a pivotal corner

NEW ORLEANS, LA  The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its mandate today vacating an injunction issued by Judge Lee Yeakel that prevented Laura Hampton from pursuing her claims in Texas state court. Her claims were originally set for trial in June 2016, but at the request of Defendant, Equity Trust Company, Judge Yeakel issued an injunction barring that trial. Hampton appealed. The Fifth Circuit reversed that […]

July 31st, 2018|News|

Dallas Judge Enters Significant Judgment Following BBVA Compass Bank Fraud Verdict

Judgment supports fraud finding and bulk of December 2017 jury verdict

DALLAS – A Dallas judge has entered a significant judgment against BBVA Compass Bank and one of its executives in a ruling that upholds the majority of a December 2017 jury verdict against BBVA Compass Bank for fraud during loan renewal and modification negotiations with the developer of three northeast Tarrant County subdivisions.

The June 27 judgment by Dallas County State District Court Judge Staci Williams preserves all but one portion of […]

July 3rd, 2018|News|

Texas Lawyer Named Derrick Boyd ‘Litigator of the Week’

Litigator of the Week: Decatur Lawyer Hits Compass Bank With Large Fraud Verdict

Derrick Boyd’s client had a problem: he’d borrowed money for real estate developments that he couldn’t pay back. But that didn’t stop the Decatur lawyer from convincing a Dallas jury recently that Compass Bank had committed bank fraud against the client.

Read the full article on Texas Lawyer (subscription required).

December 19th, 2017|News|

Dallas Developer Wins Substantial Fraud Verdict Against BBVA Compass Bank

Jury finds bank misled developer on loan modifications, sold debt to competitor

DALLAS – A Dallas jury returned a substantial verdict against BBVA Compass after finding that the bank and one of its executives committed fraud during loan renewal and modification negotiations with the developer of three luxury subdivisions in northeast Tarrant County.

Jurors deliberated for three hours before reaching the unanimous verdict on Dec. 13 for developer David Bagwell and partnerships he formed to build the Broughton, Whittier Heights, and Old Grove […]

December 18th, 2017|News|
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