Friday, July 19, 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review

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...

$10.5 Million Jury Verdict in Retrial of Products Liability Case

I’m hearing reports of a $10.5 million jury verdict in Coahoma County on Friday in Applewhite v. Hyundai Motor America. The case was originally...

Parties Settle in Caps Challenge Case

Those legal nerds observers looking forward to the big oral argument Wednesday in the case where the trial judge ruled that Mississippi’s damages caps are...