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May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the May 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $59,000 verdict- Harrison County breach of contract case (2/19/16); $600 verdict- DeSoto County car wreck case (3/17/16); defense verdict- DeSoto County medical malpractice case (7/16/15); defense verdict- Harrison County case where kid alleged he was roughed up at Chuck E.… Continue Reading

March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a (late) preview of the March 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $43,500 verdict- Warren County trip and fall case (2/1/16); $26,567 verdict- Madison County breach of contract case (1/12/16); $5,000 verdict and 50% plaintiff fault- Jones County parking lot injury case (12/18/15); verdict for insurance co. in dec. action- insurance… Continue Reading

April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the April 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $50,000 verdict- Rankin County car wreck case (3/9/16); $16,573 verdict- Harrison County underinsured motorist car wreck case (3/2/16); defense verdict- Greenville federal court racial discrimination case (3/1/16); defense verdict- Hinds County trip and fall case (3/10/16); defense verdict- Greenville federal… Continue Reading

$1,036,000 Jury Verdict in Jefferson County Asbestos Drilling Mud Case

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Last week a Jefferson County jury returned a total verdict of $1,036,000 in McManus v. Phillips 66 [yet another one of my many lifetime nicknames, but I digress]. The case was an asbestos drilling mud case. Here is the Verdict. The verdict reflects the following damages: $36,000- economic $800,000- non-economic $200,000- punitives. Looks like the… Continue Reading

Alcorn State Loses $500,000 Jury Verdict

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It was a bad week on the reservation. First, Alcorn State lost wildly successful head football coach Jay Hopson to USM. On top of that, on Thursday a Claiborne County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict to former ball coach Ernest T. Jones for mental anxiety. Technically, the verdict was against the Mississippi Institutions of Higher… Continue Reading

Directed Verdict in Covington County Nursing Home Bench Trial

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On January 14, 2016 Circuit Judge Eddie Bowen granted Defendant’s motion for directed verdict in Ashmore v. Mississippi State Veterans Home. Here is the Order. According to the Order, the case involved an 85 year old double amputee [uh-oh] suffering from multiple medical conditions. The gentlemen allegedly suffered a fractured humerus during a lift transfer… Continue Reading

January 2016 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the January 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $25,000 verdict- Hinds County car wreck case/$5,126 in meds  (9/23/15); $15,000- verdict- Madison County general negligence case involving second degree burns/ $2,100 in meds (12/16/15); $10,846 verdict- Harrison County hospital vs. doctor breach of contract case (12/9/15); defense verdict- Hinds… Continue Reading

December Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the December issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $1,693,035 bench verdict- Hattiesburg federal court breach of insurance contract case involving property damage claim from 2013 tornado (12/3/15); $63,497 jury verdict- Harrison County motorcycle wreck case (12/3/15); $60,000 jury verdict- Hinds County car wreck case with $48,700 in meds (11/18/15);… Continue Reading

November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the November issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $148,566 jury verdict- Monroe County employment retaliation case covered here (9/30/15); $25,000 jury verdict- Warren County car wreck case (9/28/15); $12,396 jury verdict- Madison County car wreck case with $8,212 of the verdict covering meds  (9/28/15); defense verdict- Leflore County Tort… Continue Reading

October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the October issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $371,737 jury verdict- Natchez federal court reverse racial discrimination and outrage case (9/18/15); $260,000 jury verdict- Gulfport federal court outrage trial covered here (9/16/15); $125,000 jury verdict- Jackson County car wreck UM case (9/2/15); $39,000 jury verdict/ $7,800 after comparative fault-… Continue Reading

Another Hinds County Nursing Home Trial — Another Defense Verdict

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
As discussed here, two weeks ago a Hinds County jury in Judge Winston Kidd’s courtroom rendered a defense verdict in a nursing home / medical malpractice case. Last week, there was a another trial of a nursing home case in Hinds County, this one in Judge Tommie Green’s courtroom. The result was another defense verdict.… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Nursing Home/ Med Mal Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Hinds County jury rendered a defense verdict in a case against Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Dr. David Flemming. Here is the jury’s verdict. I watched the trial for several hours Friday morning while the nursing home was putting on its case. The case involved a 79-year-old woman who died two… Continue Reading

$3.1 Million Attorney’s Fees Award in Bruister’s Millions ERISA Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Last month I wrote here about a $6.5 million federal court bench verdict in an ERISA breach of fiduciary duty case. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan entered this Order awarding the plaintiffs $2,700,459.25 in attorneys fees and $416,052 in expenses. That raises the plaintiffs’ total judgment in the case to almost $10 million.… Continue Reading

September Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the September issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $936,950 jury verdict- Jackson federal court breach of settlement agreement case covered here (9/1/15); $460,000 jury verdict- Gulfport federal court breach of insurance contract case (9/11/15); $12,965 jury verdict- Harrison county car wreck case / plaintiff had $18,598 in medical bills… Continue Reading

Former Jackson County Sheriff Loses $260,000 Verdict For Hitting on Deputy

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
A Gulfport federal court jury rendered a $260,000 verdict last week against former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd. Here is the Sun Herald’s article on the verdict. Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff also sued Jackson County, which prevailed in the lawsuit. As for Byrd’s conduct, the Sun Herald reports: Seibert said she had been… Continue Reading

$900,000 Punitive Damages Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Breach of Contract Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Last Wednesday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a punitive damages verdict of $900,000 in KLLM Transport Services, LLC v. JBS Carriers, Inc. Here is the punitive verdict. This was in addition to the compensatory verdict of $36,950. Here is the compensatory verdict. The jury determined that JBS breached the duty of good faith… Continue Reading

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the August issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $3,898,074 verdict- Jackson federal court products liability case covered here (7/28/15); $705,917 bench verdict- Lincoln County bus negligence case covered here (7/23/15); defense verdict- Gulfport federal court employment retaliation case (8/5/15); defense verdict- Gulfport federal court premises liability case (7/20/15); defense… Continue Reading