Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mississippi Litigation Review

The Truth Hurts

On September 16, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of the Neilson v. Dawson defamation case. Here is the...

More From the Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like this Chronicles

As if getting crushed in the BP Oil Spill litigation wasn’t enough, District Judge Carl Barbier is calling out BP’s lawyers for cheating by...

September Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the September issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $173,306 bench verdict- Holmes County nursing home case...

$500,000 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip-and-Fall Case

Last week a Hinds County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict in McFarland v. Target Corp. Here is the Verdict Form. Lesa McFarland alleged that she fell...

Lawyers Shouldn’t File Stuff Like This

The Clarion-Ledger broke the story today about the ridiculous lawsuit that Jackson attorney Herbert Lee filed against Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill and...

After 40 Years, Lawyer Forgets How to Act in Court

NMissCommentor had this post yesterday about a 5th Circuit oral argument gone bad for Louisiana lawyer Daniel Broussard. Broussard, who says he’s been doing...

More on Lawyers’ Professional Reputation

Last week in this post, I noted how important a lawyer’s professional reputation is to judges. In this July blog post, Judge Primeaux noted that there...

Mississippi Judges Stress the Importance of Professional Reputation

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while. The Spring 2014 issue of the Mississippi Lawyer contained question and answer interviews with...

Senate Race Redux

Here is my first and probably last post on the Republican U.S. Senate Primary. In an election, the candidate with the most votes on the...

$35,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Trial

On August 15, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $35,000 verdict in Wheat v. Rush Foundation Hospital. Johnny Wheat was a registered...