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Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: April Preview

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The April 2014 edition of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out, with details on the following verdicts: $251,000 jury verdict- Coahoma County slip and fall case mentioned here (3/27/14); $62,722 jury verdict- Hinds County nursing home trial before Judge Tommie Green (2/7/14); $31,180 jury verdict- Harrison County car wreck trial (1/15/14); $30,000 jury verdict- Hancock County uninsured … Continue Reading

$18,500 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court 18-Wheeler Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
A federal court jury in Jackson rendered a plaintiff verdict of $12,400 on March 20, 2014 in Ancar v. Brown. Here is the Pretrial Order. The plaintiffs suggest a violent collision. The defendants suggest a fender-bender where the plaintiffs continued on their trip to New Orleans and did not seek medical treatment for two weeks. … Continue Reading

Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: March Preview

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The February 2014 edition of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out, with details on the following verdicts: $2,661,662 bench verdict reduced to $500,000 due to cap- Coahoma County Tort Claims Act negligent police pursuit case (11/7/13); $229,400 jury verdict- Gulfport federal court uninsured motorist case (2/5/14); $196,978 jury verdict- Hattiesburg federal court breach of insurance contract- … Continue Reading

Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: February Preview

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The February 2014 edition of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out, with details on the following verdicts: $1,903,961 bench verdict- Jackson federal court tort claims act medical malpractice trial covered here; $80,000 verdict- Madison County car wreck case covered here; defense verdict- Hinds County medical malpractice case (Judge Gowan); defense verdict- Harrison County medical … Continue Reading

$18,000 Jury Verdict against City of Bruce in Federal Court Racial Discrimination Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On January 14, 2014 a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a $18,000 verdict in Gray v. City of Bruce. Here is the Plaintiff’s Complaint in the case. Roderick Keith Gray alleged that in 2010 the City of Bruce failed to promote him to the position of Public Works Director because he is black. Gray was … Continue Reading

January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $150,000 in Rankin County Alienation of Affection Case

Posted in Alienation of Affection Lawsuits, Verdicts in Mississippi
The January 2014 edition of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter has been released. Here is a preview of the edition, which reports on the following verdicts: $182,000 verdict- Jackson federal court employment contract case reported here; $150,000 verdict- Rankin County alienation of affection case; $64,750 verdict- Hinds County underinsured motorist case; $25,000 verdict- Leflore County … Continue Reading

$1,903,961 Bench Verdict in Federal Tort Claims Act Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Monday U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves entered a judgment of $1,903,961 in Chickaway v. U.S. The case involved allegations of medical malpractice against Choctaw Health Center, a tribally operated facility that is deemed part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The case involved the death of a twelve year old boy from … Continue Reading

$182,000 Jury Verdict in Federal Court Breach of Contract Case Against Jackson State

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On December 3, 2013 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $182,000 verdict in Taylor v. Jackson State University. Here is the Clarion-Ledger’s article on the verdict. The article states: Taylor’s equity complaint stemmed from the university’s decision to prevent her from attending the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association convention in March 2011.  Taylor — … Continue Reading

December Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: Defense Wins 5 of 8

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The December issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out. This month’s issue provides detailed coverage of the following verdicts: $2,500,000 verdict- Leflore County car wreck case- verdict later set aside by JNOV; $150,000 verdict- Hinds County strip club assault case covered here; $75,000 bench verdict- Jones County medical malpractice case; $22,000 verdict- Sunflower County car … Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Ford Motor Co. Products Liability Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On November 19, 2013 a federal court jury in Jackson returned a defense verdict for Ford Motor Co. in a products liability case filed by a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper. The trooper was injured when his state-issued 2008 Ford Crown Victoria left the roadway and hit a tree at approximately fifty miles-per-hour. The trooper was … Continue Reading

November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: Plaintiffs win 3 of 7

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The November issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out. This month’s issue provides detailed coverage of the following verdicts: $875,000 plaintiff verdict (90% fault to defendant)- Jefferson County silicosis trial in June 2013; $417,073 plaintiff verdict- Jackson federal court (Judge Reeves) medical malpractice bench trial against the V.A. in March 2013; $19,881 plaintiff … Continue Reading

$388,000 Arbitration Verdict for Mishandling Brokerage Account

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The Northside Sun reported a couple of weeks ago about a recent $388,000 arbitration verdict in favor of two Jackson metro residents against Morgan Stanley. The plaintiffs alleged that the local Morgan Stanley office mishandled their discretionary accounts and alleged negligence, gross negligence, suitability violations, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. The arbitration was conducted … Continue Reading

$150,000 Jury Verdict for Victim of Assault at Gentlemen’s Club

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On October 17, 2013 a Hinds County County Court jury rendered a plaintiff’s verdict for $150,000 in Goodman v. Baby O’s Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Danny’s Downtown. The plaintiff was a patron of the Danny’s Downtown Gentlemen’s Club in Jackson. Plaintiff claimed he was assaulted by the club’s employees and owner (that would be “Danny” I’m … Continue Reading

Summary of October 2013 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter

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The October 2013 issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out, with details of the following verdicts: $52,080,450 plaintiff verdict (50% fault to target defendant)- Hinds County defective car seat case that I blogged about here; $1,547,291 plaintiff verdict- Jackson County bad faith wind vs. water trial covered here; $1 million plaintiff verdict- Bolivar … Continue Reading

Summary of September 2013 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter

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The September 2013 issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out, with details on the following verdicts: $2.5 million plaintiff verdict (60% fault to defendant)- Leflore County auto negligence case tried in May 2012; $250,000 plaintiff verdict (20% fault to defendant)- Warren County FELA case involving asbestos exposure; $215,000 plaintiff verdict- Madison County construction … Continue Reading