Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Is Document Review Really That Bad?

Above the Law posted about Michelle Obama telling Oprah how great being a lawyer was how terrible document review is: …she preaches about the soul-crushing...

November 2018 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the November 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$291,331 verdict- Madison County breach of contract case (10/12/18); $147,745 verdict-...

The New New Computer to Get

I can’t remember how much I’ve written about it here, but I’ve talked at CLE’s about my strong recommendation of using a Microsoft Surface...

Mississippi Judicial Elections Produce Some Surprises

Trying to get election results for down ballot races in Mississippi is tough. I watched WLBT’s website last night and early this morning. Now...

Drug Dealers are Businessmen — Ponzi Schemers are Thieves

The Clarion-Ledger reported that con man and thief Lamar Adams was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison: Former Madison County businessman Arthur Lamar Adams was...

Reading Between the Lines of the PERS Valuation Report

PERS recently had a board meeting where it released its 2018 Valuation Report. The report covers the period ending June 30, 2018. The cover letter...

The Perplexing Topic of Race in Mississippi

Two recent New York Times articles touching on the subject of race in Mississippi show just how nuanced it is. On October 19, the Times...

Breaking Down Case Assignments in the Southern District

With the announcement of Judge Barbour’s retirement, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District issued a new order regarding judicial case assignment. Here...

Why Investment Earnings Are So Important For PERS

Here is an excellent blog post about the percentage of public pension income from investment returns. The average for all public pension plans is...

Deploying Tech. for a Profitable Law Practice

Ernest Svenson is one of the most well known tech authorities in the legal profession. He has an excellent podcast, a blog and writes...