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Med-mal case tossed because plaintiff's experts lacked 'foundation in the medical literature'

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A judgment in favor of a Mississippi hospital has been affirmed by that state's highest court in a medical malpractice case.

Mississippi Supreme Court partially grants Hyundai's motion to clarify order in wrongful death case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued an en banc order granting a motion to clarify in a wrongful death case filed against an auto manufacturer.

MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT: Justice Griffis to take Supreme Court oath Feb. 1

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

New Supreme Court Justice T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. of Ridgeland will take the oath of office Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court En Banc Courtroom in Jackson.

MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT: Judge Donna Barnes to become Chief Judge of Mississippi Court of Appeals

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Mississippi Supreme Court issued the following announcement on Jan. 24.Judge Donna M.

MISSISSIPPI SUPREME COURT: Judge Griffis to be sworn in as Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jan. 2; Judges Barnes and Carlton to take oaths as Presiding Judges

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

Judge T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. will take the oath of Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals Jan. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Court of Appeals Courtroom at the Mississippi Supreme Court in Jackson.

Mississippi Supreme Court reverses order requiring attorneys' signatures on settlement

By Charmaine Little | Jan 3, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – On Dec. 13, the Supreme Court of Mississippi decided that a lower court abused its discretion when it enforced an order that required the signatures of two attorneys on a settlement agreement.

Mississippi Supreme Court upholds ruling that power plant's tax expert used unacceptable method to calculate value

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that a tax expert hired by a company in a case over property taxes on a power plant used an unacceptable method to calculate taxes.

Trucking company not liable for hitting addict who wandered onto 'dark Louisiana highway'

By Carrie Salls | Nov 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi upheld a jury verdict that absolved Total Transportation of Mississippi LLC and its employee, Will Gates, for blame in an accident in which Gates struck a pedestrian who wandered onto the highway, according to an Oct. 25 opinion.

Mississippi Supreme Court reverses lower court ruling in medical malpractice case over expert testimony

By Karen Kidd | Oct 17, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court recently found in favor of a group of health care defendants in the medical malpractice case of a woman who ended up on a ventilator days after knee surgery.

Miss. SC protects Fresenius from having to give privileged docs to AG Hood

By Tomas Kassahun | Oct 16, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi has overturned a chancery court’s order that required a medical company to show privileged documents.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS LLP: J. William Manuel Appointed to Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that J. William Manuel, a partner in the firm’s Jackson office, has been appointed to the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions (MBBA).

Mississippi high court affirms ruling against daughters who sued hospital over mother's fall

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 24, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court recently found that the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice suit against a Gulfport hospital failed to prove that the hospital was negligent.

Mississippi Supreme Court rules state's Medicaid suit against pharmacies to stay at circuit court

By Dani Hemmat | Aug 20, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) ‒ The state of Mississippi’s lawsuit against three pharmacies will stay at the circuit court level, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Aug. 9.

Woman who had sponge left inside her for seven years granted another trial by Mississippi high court

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled that a woman, Doretha Thompson, was legally permitted to another trial in a medical malpractice lawsuit based on an April 26 opinion.

Mississippi attorney general recovers $33 million in drug price manipulation case

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – As Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recovers more than $33 million from a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling finding pharmaceutical manufacturer Watson Inc. defrauded the state's Medicaid program through price manipulation, recently proposed state legislation could halt the prosecutorial powers of the office of the attorney general from further recoveries.

Mississippi Supreme Court affirms wrongful death suit is time-barred

By John Sammon | Dec 22, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a judgment of a circuit court in finding that a man’s lawsuit against doctors alleging negligence in the wrongful death of his mother was barred by a statute of limitations.

Mississippi Supreme Court reverses part of decision on public records case

By Sara McCleary | Nov 24, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – In a decision filed Nov. 4, the Supreme Court of Mississippi has reversed in part a decision made by an appellate court on a Mississippi Public Records Act (MPRA) case.

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

By Dee Thompson | Nov 13, 2017

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'

By John Breslin | Nov 7, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2017

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.

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