Monday, January 21, 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review

January 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the January 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$1.6 million verdict- Harrison County termite damage case covered here...

About That No Discovery Proposal

Last month two federal court of appeals judges sucking up to speaking at the Federalist Society Convention advocated no discovery in cases worth less...

A Look at Civil Filing Statistics

This post is a follow up on a 2014 post about civil filings in Mississippi. Cliff Johnson, the Director of the MacArthur Justice Center...

What Happens After Federal Court Shutdown Friday?

With the President’s “I’ll own it” ‘Schumer shutdown’ of the government entering its third week, the federal judiciary is running out of money. Fortune reports: Companies...

Loss of Congressional Seniority a Real Problem for Mississippi

Mississippi’s loss of seniority in Congress is a threat to the state’s economy. I have touched on the subject when discussing judicial appointments. Sid...

Bigger Pie Forum Examines PERS’ 13th Check

The week before Christmas Bigger Pie Forum looked at PERS’ cost of living adjustment (COLA), commonly known as the 13th check. PERS recipients get...

Supreme Court Search Ends Back Where it Started

As reported elsewhere, Governor Bryant announced yesterday he is appointing Court of Appeals Judge Kenny Griffis to fill Chief Justice Waller’s seat on the...

December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the December 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$25,000 verdict – Lamar County car wreck case (11/30/18); $17,500 verdict...

$1.6 Million Verdict in Harrison County Termite Case

On Thursday a Harrison County jury in the Biloxi division returned a $1.6 million verdict in Spiers v. Terminix. The plaintiffs sued Terminix for...

A Shrinking Industry?

The Legal Skills Prof Blog ran this post about the legal industry losing 2,400 jobs in November. This followed gains in September-October. Overall, the industry...