Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Comments on the Latest Developments in Mississippi Civil Litigation

Philip is a trial attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi with a diverse civil litigation practice.

Tag Archives: Ashley Ogden

$3.1 Million Jury Verdict in Hinds County Premises Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a Hinds County Circuit Court jury returned a total verdict of $3,108,000 in Crogier v. Heritage Properties. $3 million of the verdict was for pain and suffering, so the total verdict will presumably be reduced to $1,108,000 in the judgment. The case involved a home invasion at an apartment complex in Jackson. Plaintiff… 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

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

$100,000 Verdict in Re-trial of Hinds County Electrical Contact Injury Case with 30% Fault to Plaintiff

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Hinds County jury rendered a $100,000 verdict Friday in Marble v. Deviney Construction. This was the retrial of a personal injury case involving an electrical contact. The jury apportioned 30% fault to the plaintiff and 70% to Deviney. This will presumably lower the judgment to $70,000.  The award was broken down as follows: $20,000… Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Rolls Yahtzee – Supreme Court Sinks Their Battleship

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
In 2010 the Ohazurike family–of obscure board game fame–obtained a $3.6 million judgment in a Hinds County Circuit Court case that should have been in county court. Here is my post on the verdict.   On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court sank the Ohazurike’s proverbial Battleship in a unanimous decision. What was the Court’s vote? I’ll give you… Continue Reading

Miss. Supreme Court Reverses $1 Million Trip and Fall Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $1.07 million judgment in a 2010 Hinds County trip-and-fall trial. This was a verdict obtained by Jackson attorney Ashley Ogden on behalf of a man who fell and injured his hip in Bailey Lumber & Supply in Jackson.  Here is the Court’s opinion. The verdict was for… Continue Reading

Mississippi Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Hinds County Premises Liability Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $2.5 million jury verdict against Kroger in 2009 based on the 2007 beating of a customer in a purse snatching incident. Here is the Court’s opinion in Knox v. Kroger. I wrote on the verdict in 2009 here and here. Justice Dickinson wrote the Court’s… Continue Reading

Miss. Court of Appeals Reverses $1 Million Verdict in Hinds County Premises Liability Trial

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Hinds County Circuit Court, Mississippi Court of Appeals
On Tuesday a unanimous Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a 2009 $1 million Hinds County premises liability verdict in Wackenhut v. Fortune. Here is my December 2009 post on the verdict. This was the case where the plaintiff was a homeless man who got into it with the manager and security guard at the McDonald’s on Highway… Continue Reading

My Take on the Supreme Court’s Decision Affirming $4 million Premises Liability Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Hinds County Circuit Court, Mississippi Supreme Court
That sound that you just heard was the jaws dropping of lawyers all over Mississippi in reaction to the Mississippi Supreme Court’s decision in InTown Lessee Associates v. Howard. The Court affirmed a total verdict of $4 million to two plaintiffs were were beaten and robbed at the InTown Suites on I-55 in Northeast Jackson.  Here are the key… Continue Reading

$112,000 Jury Verdict in Hinds County Premises Liability Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Week before last a Hinds County jury awarded Amy Smith a little over $112,000 in her lawsuit against Kroger. Here is the Clarion-Ledger article on the verdict. Smith suffered injuries in a 2010 assault and robbery in the parking lot of the Kroger on I-55 in Jackson. Jackson attorney Ashley Ogden represented Smith. The jury… Continue Reading

Miss. S. Court Reverses $2.5 Million Hinds County Jury Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a $2.5 million Hinds County jury verdict against Deviney Construction Company. I reported the verdict two years ago in this post.  Here is the Court’s opinion. Facts: The plaintiff called two Deviney employees as witnesses early during plaintiff’s case in chief. Circuit Judge Tommie Green ruled that the defendants cold not… Continue Reading

$875,000 Verdict in Federal Court Sex Discrimination and Harassment Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Friday evening a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division, returned an $875,000 verdict for Claire Harrison in her discrimination lawsuit against LMA North America, Inc. Here is the Jury Verdict. I’m having trouble posting the Complaint. The plaintiff alleged that the company discriminated against women and had a… Continue Reading

Bad Day for Plaintiffs At Miss. S. Ct.– Court Saves Caps Question for Another Day

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
Saturday Update:  The title is a poor choice of words. People are interpreting it as meaning that the decisions were bad for plaintiffs in other cases. That is not what I meant. I meant that the decisions were bad for the plaintiffs in these cases. I did not mean that the decisions were anti-plaintiff or… Continue Reading

Ashley Ogden Gets $1.5 Million Jury Verdict in Hinds County Trip and Fall Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Ashley Odgen has done it again. On Thursday a Hinds County jury awarded $1.5 million to Ogden’s client who injured his hip in a fall at Bailey Lumber & Supply in Jackson. Michael Baxter and Mason Montgomery of Copeland Cook defended the case. The trial judge was Judge Malcolm Harrison. For a complete description of… Continue Reading

Hinds County Jury Returns $5.6 Million Verdict in Hotel Near-drowning Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
There was a $5.6 million verdict today in Hinds County Circuit Court in a case tried for the last week and a half before Judge Winston Kidd. The case involved the near-drowning and resuscitation of two children at the La Quinta Inn in Jackson.  Ashley Ogden represented the plaintiffs. Ray McNamara and Charlene Priester represented the… Continue Reading

$3.6 Million Verdict in Hinds County Premises Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
A Hinds County Circuit Court jury returned a $3.6 million verdict Friday in a premises liability case. Judge Winston Kidd was the trial judge.   The Plaintiffs were Benny Ohazurike, Esther Ohazurike, and Darlington Ohazurike (6 year old son). Plaintiff’s counsel were Ashley Ogden and former Chief Justice Jim Smith.     The Defendants were Parham Pointe South (owner),… Continue Reading

Updated Information on Friday’s Verdict in Durr v. MBS Construction

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
More information is emerging about the $3 million jury verdict rendered in federal court in Jackson on Friday. On August 26, 2006 the Plaintiff Megan Durr was a Target employee working in the Target store on I-55 and Countyline Road in Jackson. MBS Construction was an independent contractor doing remodeling in the store for Target. MBS… Continue Reading