February 2018 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the February 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $636,508 verdict- Harrison County mortgage fraud case covered here (1/10/18); $515,000 verdict- Lamar County truck accident case covered here (1/10/18); $185,000 verdict- Copiah County underinsured motorist case (12/6/17); $7,000 verdict- Forrest County car wreck case (12/6/17); defense verdict- Jackson federal […]

Legislative Halftime Report

biggerpieforum.org | Legislative Halftime Report | Administrator The Mississippi Legislature is halfway through its 90-day session. Here are some bills that are still alive. These bills have passed the House (if they start with HB) or the Senate (if they start with SB). They now go to the other house for consideration. Should Pass No […]

Book Review: Deep Work, by Cal Newport

Although its subject is not the law, Cal Newport’s book Deep Work, Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World is worth the read for legal professionals. Newport defines Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your […]

A BPF view:  Lobbyists and Legislative Staff

biggerpieforum.org | A BPF view:  Lobbyists and Legislative Staff | Administrator Every January, Mississippi’s citizen legislators return to the Capitol to pass the collection of appropriations bills that form the budget and introduce general bills. Only a few of the 2,651 bills introduced this year will survive the process to make it to Gov. Phil […]

Black officer rehired one day after being fired for confrontation with Confederate-flag-wavers

Ashton Pittman

The security guard who faced off with people waving Confederate and Mississippi state flags has been rehired by the Department of Finance and Adminstration one day after he was fired, the Clarion-Ledger reports. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The firing of 57-year-old Wardell Jackson set off a firestorm Tuesday after Deep South Voice and […]

A BPF Book Review: Our Time Has Come

biggerpieforum.org | A BPF Book Review: Our Time Has Come | Administrator   A BPF Book Review: Our Time Has Come Can India’s economic boom be a blueprint for Mississippi? By Rina and Shadrack White Guess what the world’s most populous country will be in four years? If you guessed China, you’re wrong. What will […]