Sun, 3 October 2021
Chrysta Castañeda was a solo legal practitioner in Dallas when the legendary oil magnate T. Boone Pickens asked her to represent him in a decade-old business dispute involving investments he made in the three-billion barrel Red Bull region of West Texas.
After about three hours of deliberation, the jury awarded Pickens $146 million.
Host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart says he doesn’t know who is more impressive, Chrysta Castañeda for winning the case so convincingly or the late Boone Pickens, who was 88 years old when the trial began in November 2016.
Photos: Chrysta Castañeda and Loren C. Steffy, The Last Trial of T. Boone Pickens