On Aug. 30, 2012, Jackson Walker obtained a key victory for its client, Bankcard Processing International L.L.C., when the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas overturned a $1.5 million judgment against the company and other defendants.

After a failed attempt at a joint venture, the plaintiff, United Business Services L.P. (UBS) sued Bankcard Processing International (BPI) and several other entities for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. Prior to trial, Jackson Walker successfully obtained a summary judgment holding that the parties’ confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements were unenforceable. However, after a 28-day trial, the jury found against BPI and the other defendants and awarded the plaintiff $1.5 million in damages out of $15 million sought.

On appeal, the Jackson Walker trial team argued that the damages award was not supported by legally sufficient evidence. The court agreed, reversed the trial court’s judgment, and ruled that UBS take nothing on its causes of action. The appeals court also affirmed the trial court’s ruling on the motions for summary judgment.

In representing its client, the Jackson Walker trial team demonstrated the strength of its Appellate practice, which has a long history of obtaining results for clients in the state and federal courts of appeals. Jackson Walker has one of the largest trial teams in the Southwest and is known for its expertise in complex litigation.

Representing BPI were Jackson Walker partner Curt Langley as trial counsel and partner Elaine Howard as appellate counsel.