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$122,242 Jury Verdict in Madison County Misrepresentation Trial

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Last week a Madison County jury returned a total verdict of $122,242 in Bowles v. Gussio.The verdict included $50,000 in punitive damages. The case involved misrepresentation and breach of home warranty claims involving defendants’ failure to disclose prior flooding of a home. Here is the Complaint. Here is the Jury Verdict on liability and actual… Continue Reading

Defense Wins Hinds County Car Wreck Case with $75,000 Verdict

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About a month ago a Hinds County jury returned a $75,000 verdict in Taylor v. Stubblefield. Here is the Complaint. The Defendant, who lives in Hinds County, rear-ended the Plaintiffs in Magee. It appears to have been a low impact rear-ender. My understanding is that the Defendant was going approximately 3 mph. The Defendant admitted… Continue Reading

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the August 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $2 million and $192,948 verdicts- Bolivar County products liability case alleging defective design of Hyundai anti-lock braking system (10/17/14); $1,036,000 verdict- Jefferson County asbestos products liability case (2/24/16); 400,000 verdict- Washington County breach of contract case involving corn drying system… Continue Reading

June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the June 2016 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $31,095,000 verdict- Rankin County car wreck case (5/17/16); $6,228,000 verdict- Harrison County eminent domain case (5/20/16); $100,000 settlement- Lafayette County medical malpractice case (5/28/15); $10,000 verdict- Hinds County car wreck case (5/26/16); $10,000 verdict- DeSoto County car wreck case (3/14/16);… Continue Reading

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