Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

No Class Actions in Mississippi a Big Deal?

Jimmy Gates with the Clarion-Ledger has this article about the Mississippi Supreme Court’s recent decision rejecting a petition to adopt Rule 23, which would...

No Class Actions in Mississippi a Big Deal?

Jimmy Gates with the Clarion-Ledger has this article about the Mississippi Supreme Court’s recent decision rejecting a petition to adopt Rule 23, which would...

About That Good Plaintiff Verdict

In the April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter preview post, I commented on an $80k plaintiff verdict in a Harrison County car wreck case that...

Miss. Bar to Provide Fastcase Legal Research to Members

The announcement in the Bar’s weekly email that it will provide Fastcase Legal Research Service for members is great news. I’ve been using Fastcase...

Judicial Election Time

The deadline for running for judicial office has passed. Luckily for me, the topic has already been written about. Judge Primeaux covers the races for...

Madison Timber: Receivers and Clawbacks

The winners in the Madison Timber ponzi scheme might not be winners for long. This Miss. Business Journal article by Jackson attorneys Win Gault...

WSJ: Public Pension Funds Making Promises They Probably Can’t Keep

The Wall Street Journal reported last week on the latest investment returns for public pensions like Mississippi’s PERS. It has a good explanation of...

PERS Doing Great!!!!!

Not really. Here is a Charlie Mitchell column in the Clarion-Ledger about PERS. It includes: While PERS is far more solvent than Social Security, Uncle Sam’s...

Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Madison Timber, Salesman in Madison County

This may be the first non-SEC civil lawsuit against Madison Timber and its salesmen. It will not be the last. Highway 22 LLC v. McHenry...

$350,000 Jury Verdict in Lamar County Sexual Harassment Case

On Friday a Lamar County jury rendered verdicts totaling $350,000 in Hillman v. Stafford Const. Co. Here is the Complaint. Plaintiff alleged Melvin Stafford sexually harassed...