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Miss. SC rules for man who pawned TV he rented from Rent-A-Center

Dee Thompson Nov. 13, 2017, 10:00am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that the rental agreement between Rent-A-Center and Brian Ray Pedigo did not compel arbitration, despite the fact that Pedigo had pawned the television he rented from them and then been jailed for it.

Legal reform group: Allowing class actions in Mississippi a 'solution in search of a problem'

John Breslin Nov. 7, 2017, 11:50am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – As the Mississippi Supreme Court decides whether to allow class action lawsuits in state courts, a legal reform group has filed its opposition.

Miss. justices split on holding hospital accountable for death of man who was stabbed

Karen Kidd Nov. 7, 2017, 9:41am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Three Mississippi Supreme Court justices objected to the high court's recent change of mind about whether to hear an appeal of a medical malpractice case against University of Mississippi Medical Center over the 2010 stabbing death of a 19-year-old man.

Miss. reporter, newspaper win court battle over closed-door city council meetings

John Sammon Sep. 25, 2017, 9:03am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed a decision that the mayor of the city of Columbus and its city council violated the Open Meetings Act by holding private meetings to discuss economic issues and building renovations in a manner intended to avoid requirements of the Act.

Miss. SC rules med-mal plaintiff needed expert to testify

Shanice Harris May 16, 2017, 10:03am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Defendants in a medical malpractice claim have won their appeal at the Mississippi Supreme Court, as the court ruled May 4 that the plaintiff failed to support his claims with expert testimony.

Mississippi SC upholds ruling in Winn-Dixie injury case

Noell Wolfgram Evans Apr. 19, 2017, 10:49am

On March 30, in a 5-to-4 decision, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's ruling in plaintiff Cynthia Kuljis' case against Winn-Dixie Montgomery LLC.

Mississippi SC boots lawsuit over La. incident to plaintiff's home county

John Sammon Apr. 16, 2017, 10:09am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - A Georgia man suing a Missouri-based railroad for a work-related injury has been granted legal right to pursue the case in his home county after the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that preserving plain language, simplicity of law and less complex litigation had precedent.

Miss. SC rules against Pioneer Community Hospital in wrongful death suit

Pam Wright Apr. 6, 2017, 11:46am

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital can move forward after determining that the state’s savings statute for minors applies to the complaint.

Miss. Supreme Court rules in favor of insurance companies in couple's appeal

Zachary Lewis Mar. 20, 2017, 8:48am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A couple have lost their appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court against two insurance companies in an attempt to assert rights to additional payments in a loss-of-consortium suit.