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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.

Mississippi files second opioid drug manufacturer lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. — The state of Mississippi has filed a second lawsuit as part of its litigation efforts against opioid drug distributers, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

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 law firm alleges that SunTrust Bank withheld information that could have resulted in recovery of stolen money

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – A Jackson, Mississippi law firm alleges a bank failed to freeze all funds the firm transferred after it was notified of fraud.

BUTLER SNOW: David L. Johnson to Present at Nashville Bar Association Seminar

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

Butler Snow is pleased to announce David L. Johnson will present at the Nashville Bar Association’s Non-Compete Agreements Seminar on Oct. 29.

BUTLER SNOW: Butler Snow Awarded Chairman of the Board’s Torchbearer Award by Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

By Press release submission | Oct 25, 2018

Butler Snow is pleased to announce Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) has awarded the firm its 2018 Chairman of the Board’s Torchbearer Award.

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.

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.

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