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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

July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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It’s already August, but I’m behind with the previews of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter. Here is a preview of the July issue: $60,000 verdict, $60,000 additur- Jackson federal court breach of contract case (6/10/14 verdict; 3/18/15 additur); $12,093 verdict- Hinds County car wreck case (5/20/15); $3,418 verdict- Harrison County car wreck case (6/2/15); and… Continue Reading

$2.5 Million FINRA Arbitration Verdict for Mishandling Investment Brokerage Account

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In 2013 I posted here about a $388,000 arbitration verdict against the local Morgan Stanley branch for mishandling an investment account.The case was one of several involving this particular branch. In the latest related case, on July 24, 2015, a separate three person FINRA arbitration panel rendered a total verdict of approximately $2.5 million against… Continue Reading

$2.7 Million Verdict in Helicopter Crash Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Tuesday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $2.7 million against Robinson Helicopter to plaintiffs involved in a 2009 helicopter crash in Jackson. Here is the original Complaint.  According to the Complaint, the cause of the crash was severe vibration or “chugging.” Charles Farmer died in the crash and Larry… Continue Reading

June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the June issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $3,100,103 verdict (reduced to $1,098,603 due to amount already paid)- Madison County eminent domain case (4/30/15); $72,521 verdict- Jackson federal court insurance contract dispute (6/4/15); defense verdict- Jackson federal court antitrust case covered here (5/21/15); defense verdict- DeSoto… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Federal Court Brew-haha

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On May 21, 2015 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Major Mart, Inc. v. Mitchell Beverage, LLC. Here is the Complaint, in which an operator of convenience stores alleged anti-trust violations against a Meridian Budweiser distributor. Essentially, Major Mart alleged that Mitchell Beverage jacked it around in stocking its stores’ Anheuser-Busch… Continue Reading

May 2015 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the May issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $2,060,319 verdict- Hinds County truck negligence case (4/7/15); $450,000 verdict- Monroe County workplace negligence case (11/3/14); $5,000 verdict- Warren County car wreck case with $5,900 in medical bills (4/15/15); $1,000 verdict- Lamar County car wreck case with $15,000… Continue Reading

April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the April issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $37,000 verdict (minus 30% fault)- Simpson County uninsured motorist car wreck case (3/11/15); $25,000 total verdict for two plaintiffs- Warren County car wreck case (2/13/15); defense verdict- Hinds County medical malpractice case (3/5/13); defense verdict- Gulfport federal court… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict: Tallahatchie County Products Liability Case

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On February 17, 2015 a Tallahatchie County jury rendered a defense verdict in Laws v. Louisville Ladder, Inc. The plaintiff alleged that a ladder was defective because the rivet hold on the bottom step was damaged when it was punched, rendering the ladder unreasonably dangerous. The jury disagreed. Here is the Final Judgment. The jury’s vote was… Continue Reading

March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the February issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $1 million verdict- Hinds County premises liability case covered here (3/5/15); $160,000 verdict (minus 20% fault)- Jackson County car wreck case (2/29/15); defense verdict- Hattiesburg federal court bar fight case covered here and here (2/11/15); defense verdict- Warren… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hattiesburg Federal Court Premises Liability Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Last Wednesday a Hattiesburg federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Green v. Logan’s Roadhouse. Here is the complaint. The plaintiff alleged that he was beaten up in a Logan’s Roadhouse and the defendant did not intervene to stop the beating. Here is the jury’s verdict. The jury found that Logan’s was not negligent. Ashley Ogden… Continue Reading

February Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the February issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $2,616,639 verdict- Hinds County trucking negligence case (1/22/15); $862,228 verdict- Harrison County construction contract case (10/21/14); $107,100 verdict- Jackson federal court employment retaliation case covered here (1/9/15); $30,000 verdict- Harrison County jet-ski negligence case (12/10/14); $5,058 verdict- Harrison… Continue Reading

January Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Posted in Mississippi Supreme Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the January issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Jackson federal court First Amendment / retaliation case discussed here and here (overturning verdict) (10/2/14); $20,757 verdict- Harrison County car wreck case, but with 10% fault to plaintiff (10/9/14); $250 verdict- DeSoto County car wreck case (9/4/14);… Continue Reading

$107,100 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $107,100 in Robinson v. JSU and Fuller.  The plaintiff Fredrick Robinson was the Director of Sports Medicine at Jackson State. He claimed that the Athletic Director (Dr. Vivian Fuller) fired him in retaliation for participating in an EEOC investigation against Fuller. That… Continue Reading

Federal Court Overturns $600,000 Verdict Against City of Jackson

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
As reported in the Clarion-Ledger, District Judge Louis Guirola granted the City of Jackson’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict in a lawsuit that resulted in a $600,000 verdict against the City. Here is my original post on the verdict. From the Clarion-Ledger: Don Hewitt, owner of Advanced Technology Building Solutions who hoped to build… Continue Reading

December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the December issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $10.5 million verdict- Coahoma County products liability trial mentioned here (9/25/14); $125,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court breach of contract case mentioned here (11/4/14); $34,775 verdict/ but 48% fault to plaintiff- DeSoto County car wreck case (7/16/14); $30,000 verdict- Holmes County… Continue Reading

Jury Verdict Leaves Rappers Singing the Blues

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
The Clarion-Ledger reported last week that former NBA and USM basketball star Clarence Weatherspoon has won a Hinds County lawsuit against two rap artists. From the article: Donald Sharp, a.k.a. “Cadillac Don,” and Tiyon Rogers, a/k/a “J Money;” filed the lawsuit in 2011 against Weatherspoon and his company, 3535 Entertainment LLC, claiming Weatherspoon owed the… Continue Reading

November Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the November issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $4,568,116 verdict- Hinds County products liability case discussed here (10/7/14); $484,481 verdict- Harrison County medical malpractice case (9/25/14); $65,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court employment retaliation case discussed here (9/20/14); plaintiff verdict- Oxford federal court insurance coverage dispute (9/26/14); defense verdict-… Continue Reading

$125,000 Jury Verdict in Oxford Federal Court Bad Faith Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On November 4, 2014 a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a plaintiff verdict of $125,000 in Pass v. GEICO. Here is the Judgment. Here is the Pre-Trial Order. The plaintiffs bought car insurance from GEICO over the telephone. GEICO sent plaintiffs an insurance card showing they were covered. Nine days later, plaintiffs were in a… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Nursing Home Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On October 23 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a defense verdict in Haymore v. Chadwick Nursing & Rehab. Center. Here is the Court’s memorandum opinion denying SJ, which outlines the case facts. The nursing home resident entered the facility in 2009 at the age of 79 with a history of diabetes, strokes and other… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Panola County Alienation of Affection Trial

Posted in Alienation of Affection Lawsuits, Verdicts in Mississippi
On October 17, 2014 a Panola County jury rendered a defense verdict in Thomas v. Beer. The case involved everyone’s favorite cause of action–alienation of affection. The defendant was an OBGYN who had an affair with a nurse who was married, but had filed for divorce. The evidence included over 1,700 text messages between the… Continue Reading