As Anderson reported last week, on Valentine’s Day the Mississippi Supreme Court showed some love for Hinds Circuit Judge Tommie Green. The Court reversed a 2011 Court of  Appeals decision and reinstated Judge Green’s $500,000 bench verdict in a medical malpractice case against the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Here is the Supreme Court’s opinion. Justice Dickinson wrote the Court’s unanimous opinion. Newly elected Justice Coleman participated in the decision, which I believe is his first vote in a civil case.

Here is the Court of Appeals’ opinion.

Incidentally, Anderson predicted a reversal in September. But he completely screwed up by predicting a remand and new trial instead of a render. Come on Anderson, get your reversal prediction perfect next time. That’s what we pay read for free for.

Mississippi Supreme Court Scoreboard- 2012

  • Decisions on Verdicts: 1
  • Plaintiff Verdicts Upheld: 1 (reversing court of appeals)
  • Amount of Verdicts Upheld: $500,000