Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Defense Verdict in Panola County Alienation of Affection Trial

On October 17, 2014 a Panola County jury rendered a defense verdict in Thomas v. Beer. The case involved everyone’s favorite cause of action–alienation...

How Many Lawyer Ranking Services Do We Need?

When I started practicing, when it came to lawyer ratings there was pretty much Martindale-Hubbell and nothing else. Perhaps there were other services at...

Bar Tribunal Eviscerates Jury Verdict Against Mississippi Attorneys

In 2010 I posted about a jury verdict for fraud against McComb lawyers Thomas Brock and William Guy. Here is the post and a...

$4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case

A few weeks ago a Hinds County jury rendered a verdict of $4,568,116 in Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. The trial involved a fire suppression device...

$2.5 Million Verdict in Asbestos Drilling Mud Case, But only 10%...

It’s pretty borderline whether I have enough information to post about this verdict, but what the heck. There was an asbestos drilling mud trial over...

October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the September issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $500,000 verdict- Hinds County slip-and-fall case discussed here (9/10/14); $200,000...

Congratulations on your big win! By the way, you’re fired.

The ABA Journal headline told the story: Litigation success brings layoffs for 17 attorneys at law firm representing Halliburton Yep. One of the sad facts of...

$600,000 Verdict Against City of Jackson in Retaliation Case

A federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $600,000 verdict on October 2, 2014 in Hewitt v. City of Jackson. Here is the Clarion-Ledger...

$65,000 Verdict in Aberdeen Federal Court Retaliation, A.D.A. Trial

On September 20, 2014 a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a $65,000 plaintiff’s verdict in Mitchell v. City of Tupelo. Here is the Verdict...

Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $1.1 Million Jury Verdict

Last week in a 5-3 split, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a trial court JNOV and reinstated a jury verdict of $1,161,000 in Cheeks...