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Lawyer Beats Client’s Arbitration Award Challenge in Texas Court

Sept. 21, 2022, 9:55 PM

A Texas man accusing his former counsel of defrauding him out of $1.25 million lost his bid to challenge an arbitration award that went the lawyer’s way.

Sylvester Davis sued Samuel Boyd of Boyd & Associates PC in state court in June 2018 alleging breach of fiduciary duties and fraud related to Davis’ case against his old employer Lockheed Martin.

In his complaint, Davis accused Boyd of taking nearly half of a $2.75 million loan the attorney helped negotiate while the lawyer was representing Davis in a whistleblower suit against the company.

The fraud case was sent to arbitration because ...