Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

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Recent Jury Verdicts: $2.83 million verdict in Warren County, Defense Verdict in Scott County

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On June 2, 2009 a Warren County Circuit Court jury returned a $2.83 million verdict in an automobile accident case. Here is the verdict form, which listed twelve categories of damages. I suspect that the defendants would have been better off with a general verdict form with one line for the total damages. Plaintiff’s counsel was Gale Walker … Continue Reading

Update on Two Hinds County Jury Verdicts

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I was able to obtain more information on the recent $4.6 million jury verdict in Hinds County Circuit Court. It is my understanding that the defendant was Baptist Hospital and one or more physicians, but that the verdict was only against the hospital. It was a wrongful death case where the plaintiff’s records disclosed that she … Continue Reading

Hinds County jury awards $2.5 million in electrical contact case

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A Hinds County Circuit Court jury awarded $2.5 million on Friday to David Marble, a thirty-nine year old cable repairman. Here is the Clarion-Ledger story, which is light on the details. The case was tried before Judge Tommie Green. Ashley Ogden represented the plaintiff and Hugh Gillon from Upshaw Williams represented the defendant, Deviney Construction. … Continue Reading

More facts emerge from Kroger beating case

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More facts emerged this week from the Kroger beating case. The Plaintiff presented the following evidence against Kroger at trial: The assailant told his two accomplices that he had "hit" the Kroger twice previously in the past few months. Kroger had two incident reports for parking lot muggings where the assailant’s description matched the assailant in this … Continue Reading

Madison County jury awards $1.9 million in car accident case

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A Madison County jury awarded a plaintiff $1.9 million today in a car accident case. The verdict may be the largest verdict in the history of the county. The trial judge was Judge William Chapman. The plaintiff’s medical bills were approximately $200,000 and there were over $1 million additional economic damages. The plaintiff’s attorney was John Davidson of … Continue Reading