Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Bar Passage Rates Are In

The new phone book is here! The new phone book is here!Maybe not. But that’s still one of my favorite movie scene 40 years...

Ditch the Fax Machine

Bad news for lawyers who still have a fax machine. It’s a security risk that hackers can use to access your whole computer system....

Industry Survey: Technology Threatens Legal Industry — Mr. Sunshine Reflects

Altman Weil recently released: 2018 Law Firms in Transition, an Altman Weil Flash Survey. From the introduction, comparing today to 2009 during the Great Recession: The...

Why is the Legal Industry Shrinking?

The ABA reports that the legal industry lost jobs for two months in a row. The combined jobs lost for July and August was...

Five Basic PDF Skills All Lawyers Should Know

I am uncomfortable writing about technology proficiency because many people who read this blog are more proficient than me. So there is a danger...

The Tenth Trial

On Friday a Lowndes County jury in Columbus awarded $2.4 million to the plaintiff in Blevins v. Holzhauer. Here is the Columbus Dispatch article...

What’s Behind the Alt-Right’s Attack on Judge Ozerden?

It’s been known for a while that Mississippi’s Senate delegation submitted U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden’s name to the White House to fill the...

$20,000 Jury Verdict in Aberdeen Federal Court Employment Retaliation Case

On July 20, 2018 a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a $20,000 plaintiff verdict in Garrett v. City of Tupelo. Brandon Garrett was a...

What Does the Proliferation of Lawyer Commercials Tell us about Law...

I’ve been working out in the afternoon at a gym with a wall of TVs in the cardio room. A TV is tuned into...

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the August 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$339,912 bench verdict – Hattiesburg federal court conversion/ unjust enrichment...