Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

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...

After Years of Saying Everything Fine, PERS Raises Employer Contribution Rates

Despite years of publicly disputing critics’ claims that there is a PERS crisis and a record 10 year bull market, PERS raised employer contribution...

Defense Verdict in Greenville Federal Court Nursing Home Case

On June 29, 2018, a jury returned a defense verdict in federal court in Dykes v. Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.  The verdict...

5th Circuit Affirms $3.4 Million Products Liability Verdict

In 2016 I covered a $8.5 million (comparative fault reduced it to $3.4 million) Gulfport federal court verdict in Williams v. Manitowoc Cranes. I...

5th Circuit Affirms $3.4 Million Products Liability Verdict

In 2016 I covered a $8.5 million (comparative fault reduced it to $3.4 million) Gulfport federal court verdict in Williams v. Manitowoc Cranes. I...