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Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On August 15, 2014 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. Here is the Complaint. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Chatham was a business invitee at the Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant located in Meridian, Mississippi. While in the restaurant, Ms. Chatham alleges that employees of the restaurant wiped food from … Continue Reading

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the August issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $40,000 verdict-  Neshoba County premises liability case discussed here (6/30/14); $6,719, $6,784 verdicts- Harrison County car wreck case (7/23/14); $5,000 verdict [minus 50% comparative fault]- Tate County car wreck case (7/1/14); defense verdict- Hinds County premises liability case … Continue Reading

Former JSU Women’s Basketball Coach Recovers Another $200,000 from School

Posted in U.S. Supreme Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
In December I wrote here about a $182,000 jury verdict for former women’s basketball coach Denise Taylor-Travis against Jackson State University. On August 1, 2014 District Judge Henry Wingate rendered a $200,000 verdict for Taylor on her separate invasion of privacy claim against JSU. Here is Judge Wingate’s opinion: Taylor v. JSU – Opinion on … Continue Reading

July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts reported in the July issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:  $13.8 million verdict (50% fault to defendant)- Hinds County construction negligence/ explosion case (5/16/14); $100,00 verdict- Aberdeen federal court FMLA retaliation case (6/10/14);  $60,000 verdict- Jackson federal court breach of contract case (6/10/14); defense verdict- Harrison County … Continue Reading

June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts reported in the June issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter, including a big federal court verdict that I was unaware of: $2,888,000 jury verdict – Greenville federal court marine negligence case (4/17/14); $28,961 jury verdict- Smith County underinsured motorist case (4/17/14); $20,434 jury verdict- Jackson federal court … Continue Reading

$100,000 Jury Verdict in Family Medical Leave Act Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On June 10, 2014 a Northern District federal court jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $100,000 in Newcomb v. Corinth School District. The jury found that the Corinth School District violated the Family and Medical Leave Act by firing Mr. Newcomb when his shoulder injury caused him to miss work. The school district claimed that … Continue Reading

$271,200 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 18, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a plaintiffs’ verdict in the total amount of $271,200 in Smith v. Tower Automotive Operations USA. The two plaintiffs were white employees of Tower Automotive in Meridian. The two plaintiffs alleged that they were fired in retaliation for their complaints about racist remarks about … Continue Reading

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

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
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