Mississippi Supreme Court News

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 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.

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

By John Sammon | Sep 25, 2017

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

By Shanice Harris | May 16, 2017

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

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Apr 19, 2017

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

By John Sammon | Apr 16, 2017

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

By Pam Wright | Apr 6, 2017

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

By Zachary Lewis | Mar 20, 2017

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.

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