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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.

EEOC alleges consumer loan, finance company paid female branch managers less than male co-workers

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, alleges a consumer loan and finance company is paying female branch managers less than their male co-workers for doing the same work.

PIO Boot Camp alleged to have sent faxes without consent to Mississippi legal firm

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 11, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi legal practice alleges an Arizona company that hosts seminars sent it two unsolicited faxes.

BUTLER SNOW: Sixth Circuit Offers Perspective on Federal Removal and Wrongful Foreclosure in Mortgage Litigation

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

In Beasley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2018 WL 3478882 (6th Cir. July 19, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit provided clarification on certain aspects of removing a case from state court to federal court, and on pleading a claim for wrongful foreclosure under Tennessee law.

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.

Attorney: $21.7 million California verdict in talc, mesothelioma case 'probably changes the complexion of things a bit'

By Glenn Minnis | May 30, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Defense attorney Walter “W.G.” Watkins Jr. thinks the impact of a $21.7 million mesothelioma-related verdict recently reached against Johnson & Johnson and its talc suppliers by a Los Angeles jury could have implications that extend far beyond that region.

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 alleges debt management companies are 'preying' on state's consumers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 11, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Mississippi alleges several debt management service providers lured consumers into programs that aren't "viable" options to resolve debt.

EEOC files for partial summary judgment in disability discrimination case against Faurecia

By Robert Davis | May 1, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently submitted a memorandum in support of its motion for partial summary judgment in Mississippi federal court in its lawsuit against Faurecia Automotive Seating over allegations of employee discrimination.

CGL Facility Management reaches $750,000 agreement in Mississippi prison bribery suit

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2018

JACKSON — CGL Facility Management, LLC has reached a $750,000 agreement with the state of Mississippi as part of a fourth settlement in a Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) prison bribery scandal lawsuit.

Southwest Mississippi Electric Power, facing lawsuit over profit surplus, moves to compel arbitration

By Robert Davis | Mar 19, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – In a move to stay a lawsuit in Mississippi federal court, Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association submitted a motion to compel arbitration and stay litigation on March 2.

Mike Moore, of tobacco litigation fame, signs on to help Arkansas with opioid probe

By Michael McGrady | Mar 6, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently announced that her office will retain help from private firms to potentially sue opioid makers - and one of those lawyers is a former attorney general of Mississippi who was a main player in the nationwide tobacco litigation of the 1990s that the opioid litigation is often likened to.

Mississippi attorney general secures additional $750,000 in prison bribery case

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 27, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced Feb. 22 that CGL Facility Management LLC will pay $750,000 for its alleged involvement in the MDOC prison bribery scandal.

Female at Koch Foods notified EEOC after spotting male's paystub; Company says pay gap is easily explained

By Angela Underwood | Feb 14, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi company is waiting to find out if a federal judge buys its explanation for why a male employee is making more than a female who complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after finding his paystub in his desk.

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.

17 attorneys general urge Transportation Department to reverse decision on hidden fees

By Marian Johns | Jan 8, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently joined 16 other attorneys general urging the the U.S. Department of Transportation to reverse its decision on the withdrawal of the Transparency of Airline Ancillary Service Fees rule established last year.

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.

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UPDATE: W.Va. SOS has questions about probe of Davis' 2012 contributions

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 21, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office is questioning how the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office handled an investigation into some campaign contributions to Justice Robin Jean Davis’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Mississippi secures $1.3 million additional settlement funds in prison bribery case

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 8, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced Nov. 29 that Sentinel Offender Services LLC, an inmate electronic monitoring services firm, will pay $1.3 million to resolve allegations of prison bribery.

Mississippi attorney general's battle with insurance companies over Katrina payments continues

By Chandra Lye | Nov 27, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit that puts the state of Mississippi against two insurance companies over Hurricane Katrina payouts has been sent back to a state court.

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