FRISCO, Texas – Hamilton Wingo partner and experienced trial lawyer Grant Boston recently was among a select group of local lawyers who delivered presentations during the 46 th Annual Advanced Civil Trial conference in Frisco, Texas.
The three-day conference sponsored by TexasBarCLE and the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas provided continuing legal education (CLE) credit for the trial lawyers who attended from across the state.
The presentation by Mr. Boston and Judge Tanya N. Garrison of the 157 th District Court in Houston focused on legal cases involving spoilation, when one party to a lawsuit destroys evidence on purpose, by accident, or through negligence.
In “One Lie Spoils a Thousand Truths – Trends and Questions in Spoilation Claims Since Brookshire Brothers,” Mr. Boston and Judge Garrison tracked how Texas courts have handled spoilation issues since the Texas Supreme Court’s blockbuster 2014 ruling in Brookshire Brothers v. Aldridge.
In that decision, the high court reestablished how juries should be instructed when a trial judge finds that someone purposely intended to conceal evidence or when negligently destroyed evidence completely prevents the other side from establishing a civil claim or a proper defense.
Mr. Boston is a vital member of the Hamilton Wingo trial team, and he was recently promoted to partner at Hamilton Wingo based on his dedication, commitment, and proven skill in the firm’s multiple victories on behalf of our clients.