Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review

October 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the October 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$2,107,351 verdict- Harrison County medical malpractice case covered here (9/6/19); $300,000...

$226,000 Verdict in Hinds County Car Wreck Case

On October 9, 2019 a Hinds County jury in Jackson rendered a $226,000 verdict in Lewis v. Blakeney. The case involved a 2016 car...

Botched: IHL and the Ole Miss Chancellor Hire

Adam Ganucheau’s article on Mississippi Today is the best I’ve read on the IHL board’s hiring of Glenn Boyce to be the next chancellor...

Book Review: The Nonsense Factory, by Bruce Cannon Gibney

The Nonsense Factory by Bruce Cannon Gibney is a scathing critique of the American Legal System. A venture capitalist and former big firm litigator,...

I Just Assumed PERS Was Overpaying Management Fees

Courtesy of Bigger Pie Forum via Jackson Jambalaya, it seems Mississippi’s PERS system is getting reamed in management and investment fees. Here’s a list...

$2,107,351 Verdict in Harrison County Medical Malpractice Trial

On September 6, 2019, a Harrison County jury in Gulfport returned a plaintiff verdict totaling $2,107,351 in Foote v. Burwell. Dr. Dudley Burwell replaced plaintiff’s...

New Greenville Federal Courthouse to Open in 2022

The Mississippi Business Journal reports that a $28.7 million 55,000 square foot federal courthouse will open in Greenville in 2022. From the article:The $28.7...

September 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the September 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$3.5 million verdict- Harrison County truck negligence case covered here...

Tech Advances Cause Major Law Firm to Offer Buyout to All...

Above the Law is reporting that national firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius is offering voluntary buyout packages to all legal secretaries. The reason: “technology...

More on How Clients Changed Law Firms: Fewer Clients Hiring Fewer...

I recently wrote about the change in law firm structures here. Several readers emailed me and pointed out I did not discuss the effect of...