Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review

Everyone Trusted the Employee Who Was Stealing From Them

This recent news about the comptroller of a New Orleans law firm stealing $2 million from the firm reminded me how common employee embezzlement...

Bar Tech. CLE Scheduled For April 16

The Mississippi Bar’s Technology Committee will hold its biannual CLE on April 16 at the Hilton on County Line Road in Jackson. This is...

Everyone Wants Their Own Fixer

Most Michael Cohen/ Donald Trump stories call Cohen Trump’s former fixer. That worries me. If there’s anything solo and small firm lawyers don’t need, it’s...

$4,170,000 Verdict / $2,936,138 Judgment in Gulfport Federal Court 18-Wheeler Crash...

On February 15, 2019 a federal court jury in Gulfport rendered a total verdict of $4,170,172 in Woulard v. Greenwood Motor Lines. The case...

February Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the February 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$2 million verdict- Hinds County car wreck case reported here...

Tate Reeves Should Withdraw From Governor’s Race — Run for U.S....

Tate Reeves should be the one having a good time in Washington, D.C. today. He should have taken the appointment to replace Thad Cochran...

$55,000 Verdict in Hinds County Chancery Court Defamation Trial

On February 11, 2019 a specially appointed Hinds County Chancellor (Judge James Bell) rendered a $55,000 verdict in Tyrone Lewis v. Lewis et al. You...

$2 Million Verdict in Hinds County Car Wreck Case

On Thursday February 7, 2019, a Hinds County jury in Jackson returned a unanimous $2 million verdict for the plaintiff in Kirkland v. Barnett. Plaintiff Carole...

Amid Lawyer Exodus, More Tort Reform for Mississippi?

You Haven’t Heard the Truth About the “Landowners Protection Act” Guest post by: Shanda M. Yates You have no doubt seen at least one article discussing...

Medical Malpractice Win Rates for Plaintiffs is Consistent

Courtesy of Shannon Ragland with the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter and sister publications is this plaintiff win rate in medical malpractice trials:StateYearsPlaintiff RecordPlaintiff Win %Mississippi2011-201837-12922.2 %Kentucky1998-2018234-83721.8...