Sunday, November 18, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Book Review: Justice for Ella, by Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson’s Justice for Ella is a story about a courageous battle against white supremacy in 1959 Mississippi. It’s an irresistible feel good story...

Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?

The practice of law has changed a lot in the 21 years I have been doing it. One area that has changed a lot–particularly...

Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week

With not a lot interesting happening on the Mississippi legal front this week, I remind Mississippi attorneys that the deadline for obtaining 12 hours...

$40,000 Verdict in Neshoba County Slip-and-Fall Case

I’m not sure of the exact date of the verdict, but I have a report of a $40,000 verdict in a Neshoba County slip-and-fall...

The New Legal Dream Team

From the Onion comes news of the formation of a new legal dream team of non-lawyers dedicated to defeating the injustice of a co-worker’s...

July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the verdicts reported in the July issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $13.8 million verdict (50% fault to defendant)-...

Adultery Protected by First Amendment? Probably Not

In an interesting attack on the alienation of affection cause of action, a North Carolina judge ruled that  the cause of action violates due...

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates 5th Circuit Decision on Mississippi Retaliatory Discharge...

On June 30, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert and vacated a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gibson v. Kilpatrick. The case...

Don’t Go into Debt to Attend Law School

Slate says it’s time to apply to law school. Wow. Talk about completely misguided. Above the Law takes issue with the Slate article in a...

Mississippi Not on Latest Judicial Hellhole List

The American Tort Reform Foundation’s latest propaganda on judicial hellholes can be read here. The site focuses on civil venues where large corporations have...