Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Receiver Files First Madison Timber Third-Party Action

The receiver in the Madison Timber ponzi scheme filed the first third-party action yesterday. It’s a doozy. Here’s the Complaint filed against Michael Billings,...

Do Your Neck a Favor, Invest in the Varidesk Dual-Monitor Arm

Legal professionals stare at computer monitors all day. Chiropractor officers are filled with legal professionals with sore necks. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I stumbled...

Predictably, Lawmakers Now Say They Didn’t Know PERS in Bad Shape

Jeff Amy with the Associated Press wrote this article about PERS published in Monday’s Clarion-Ledger. There are three key takeaways:in a sea change, PERS...

September MJVR Preview

Here is a preview of the September 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:$2,208,311 verdict- Lowndes County medical malpractice trial covered here (8/31/18); $235,000...

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...