Friday, July 20, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Governor Bryant Appoints Joseph Sclafani to Hinds County Circuit Court Judge

The Clarion-Ledger’s Jimmie Gates reports on Governor Bryant’s appointment of Joseph Sclafani from a field of 11 applicants to fill the retired Judge Bill...

Judge Willett Leads With Hand Grenades and Footnotes

Rookie 5th Circuit Judge Don Willett’s first opinion is out. It’s a sad criminal tale involving 143 of 144 hand-grenades being duds. Don’t worry,...

Using Tech. To Save Time and Money on Office Administration

A lot of tech resources save both time and money. Going paperless is an example. Eliminate most paper from your office and you eliminate...

Credit Fuels Law School Tuition Bubble

Too much credit in the markets fuels bubbles. The most notorious example in recent memory is the subprime mortgage crisis that caused the Great...

The Legal Software That’s Not Here Yet

This Jeff Kerr post on Evolve the Law struck a cord. It opens: All litigation, both civil and criminal, hinges on disputes about law and...

Defense Verdict in Multi-million Dollar Madison County Breach of Contract Case

On March 8, 2018, by a 10-2 vote, a Madison County jury returned a defense verdict in Daniels v. Crocker. Here is the Pre-Trial Order. Here...

What’s Missing From the Stories About President Trump Can’t Find a...

Lots of stories lately on President Trump having trouble hiring lawyers. All of them incomplete in their analysis. Yes Trump would be a bad client...

Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $500,000 Bench Verdict

On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated a $500,000 bench verdict in Miss. Dept. of Wildlife v. Webb. The...

March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the March 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $45,000 verdict- Leflore County car wreck case (2/18/18); $30,845 verdict- Harrison...

Case Management Software Designed for Personal Injury Practices

I use and am a fan of Clio case management software. I have a diverse practice: a lot of plaintiff, some defense, a lot...