Friday, July 20, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Still a Lot of Vacant Office Space in Jackson Metro

CBRE Jackson issued this report on the Jackson office space market for the 4th quarter of 2014. The vacancy rate for the Jackson market...

June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the verdicts reported in the June issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter, including a big federal court verdict...

$100,000 Jury Verdict in Family Medical Leave Act Trial

On June 10, 2014 a Northern District federal court jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $100,000 in Newcomb v. Corinth School District. The jury found...

How Are Government Business Incentives Working for Mississippi’s Economy?

Last week the Bigger Pie Forum had an interesting post identifying the “Top 10 crony capitalism deals in Mississippi.” The cited deals were instances where...

Case Citations in Footnotes or the Body of Briefs and Opinions?

Nearly twenty years ago, I attended a Bryan Garner CLE on legal writing in which Garner strongly encouraged legal writers to use footnotes for...

Not the Kind of Bipartisanship We Were Looking For

Last week Harrison County Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel ruled that State Auditor Stacey Pickering and his office were in contempt of court for improperly...

Why Did Miss. Supreme Court Even Decide Forbes v. St. Martin?

I am not a fan of the Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday in Forbes v. St. Martin. But upon further investigation of the...

Why Did Miss. Supreme Court Even Decide Forbes v. St. Martin?

I am not a fan of the Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday in Forbes v. St. Martin. But upon further investigation of the...

Louisiana Lawyer Who Advanced $100,000 to Plaintiff Gets to Keep Fee...

Yesterday on my Legal Malpractice Blog, I had a lengthy post about Thursday’s Mississippi Supreme Court decision in Forbes v. St. Martin. You can...

When is an Alligator Wild?

Always. Alligators are always wild. Now for the rest of the story. On May 15, 2014 a divided Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of...