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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.

Hunter claims Dura-Touch Armor Coating on Browning Arms Co. degrades over time

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2017, 9:40am

ABERDEEN, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Mississippi hunter claims that a coating used on a brand of firearms was misrepresented as durable and suitable for use in all weather conditions.

Law firm sues Mississippi law firms, individuals over alleged fraud

Wadi Reformado Jul. 13, 2017, 8:49am

A law firm is suing Barry Wade Gilmer, Gilmer Law Firm PLLC, Thomas M. Matthews III, Seth C. Little and Matthews & Matthews PLLC, citing alleged breach of duty and fraud.

Federal government and Iowa, Mississippi and Montana say DuPont-Dow merger violates Clayton Act

Wadi Reformado Jun. 28, 2017, 9:18am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The federal government and several states are suing The Dow Chemical Company and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, alleging the proposed merger between the two companies would violate federal law.

Mississippi attorney general alleges insurance companies cost state millions for Katrina payments

John Sammon May 26, 2017, 7:09am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently filed two lawsuits against Liberty Mutual Insurance and Safeco Insurance companies and their affiliates for what is alleged to be a failure to make adequate payments for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Mississippi settles with drug testing company for $2 million after alleged bribery scheme

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2017, 9:05am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced May 18 that Branan Medical Corp. will pay $2 million after allegations of a bribery scandal.

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.

Miss. AG, with the help of outside attorneys, sues pharma companies over allegedly unapproved drugs

Jessica Karmasek May 2, 2017, 9:07am

Attorney General Jim Hood filed six separate lawsuits against the defendant companies in Hinds County Chancery Court last month. The companies have since asked the lawsuits to be removed to federal court, arguing the attorney general’s complaints require the determination of issues of federal law.

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.

Miss. attorney alleges Dallas firm failed to pay her promised fees, bonuses, increased salary

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 15, 2017, 11:17am

Plaintiff Sheila M. Bossier filed her lawsuit in Hinds County Circuit Court Feb. 1. The named defendants include Dallas area law firm Freese & Goss PLLC, attorneys Richard A. Freese and Tim K. Goss and various John/Jane Does. Freese & Goss have since filed a notice of removal and motion to dismiss in a Mississippi federal court.

Rehab service alleges Baker Donelson law firm cost it $1 million

Jessica Karmasek Mar. 13, 2017, 3:51pm

Plaintiff The Summit Health and Rehab Services Inc. filed its lawsuit against Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC in Hinds County Circuit Court in Mississippi Jan. 12.

AG Hood again targets Google

Jireh Gibson Feb. 21, 2017, 8:13am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit dismissed a lawsuit brought by Google against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, clearing the way for Hood to pursue allegations that Google profits from the personal information of school children who use G Suite for Education.

Miss. House bill moves to Senate vote; bill would require attorney general to seek approval for certain litigation

Tricia Erickson Feb. 2, 2017, 12:04pm

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi’s Bill 555 passed in the Republican-led state House, requiring the attorney general, the only statewide elected Democrat, to seek approval from a commission before pursuing litigation that may recover at least $250,000 in awards.

Mississippi alleges Google illegally obtains personal information of students

Mark Iandolo Jan. 27, 2017, 9:49am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced a lawsuit Jan. 17 against Google Inc., over allegations of collecting personal information and a search history of public school students in violation of the state’s Consumer Protection Act.