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: Judge Dan Jordan

$114,847 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Wednesday a Jackson federal court jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $114,847.53 in Schaeffer v. Warren County, Miss. Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff asserted claims for age discrimination, FLSA violation for not paying overtime and retaliation for being fired in connection with complaining about not receiving overtime pay. The Court granted partial summary… Continue Reading

5th Circuit Affirms $6.5 Million Judgment in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

Posted in 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
Jimmy Gates with the Clarion Ledger reported a few weeks ago on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming a 2014 bench trial verdict of $6.49 million by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan. The case was tried for three weeks in 2014 and involved ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims. Here is the 5th Circuit’s… Continue Reading

Federal Judge in Texas Strikes Abortion Clinic Doctor Admitting Privileges Requirement

Posted in Politics in Mississippi, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
News broke this week that a federal judge in Texas struck a portion of a Texas law that required abortion clinics to have doctors with admitting privileges at area hospitals. Here is a report on the ruling. The article states: U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel blocked the law’s admitting privileges requirement, arguing that it “places… Continue Reading

Mississippi Abortion Clinic Lawsuit Update: Does it Matter That Everyone Knows One Side is Lying?

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
The A.P. reported this week that the State of Mississippi is appealing U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan’s injunction keeping open the state’s only abortion clinic pending the ongoing litigation over the legality of a state law that would force the clinic to close. According to the article: Supporters of the law, including Republican Gov. Phil… Continue Reading

Judge Jordan Rules in Mississippi Abortion Clinic Injuction Dispute

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
Here is Judge Jordan’s order entered this afternoon on the Mississippi Abortion Clinic’s motion for preliminary injunction. Judge Jordan allows the law to take effect, but enjoins the State from enforcing the law while the Clinic attempts to comply with the requirement that Clinic physicians maintain medical staff privileges at a local hospital. WLBT announced… Continue Reading

Mississippi Abortion Clinic Lawsuit Update: Has the Clinic Shown Irreparable Harm?

Posted in Politics in Mississippi, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
U.S. District Court Judge Dan Jordan conducted a 2 hour hearing yesterday on the Mississippi abortion clinic’s motion for a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of the law aimed at closing the state’s only abortion clinic. It sounds like the focus of the hearing was whether the clinic will suffer irreparable harm if the law takes effect. The State of Mississippi pointed… Continue Reading

Look For Federal Court Order Blocking Enforcement of Law to Shut Down Mississippi Abortion Clinic to Become Permanent

Posted in Politics in Mississippi, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
On Sunday U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of Mississippi’s new law aimed at closing the only abortion clinic in the state. Here is Judge Jordan’s Order. Here is the clinic’s memorandum of authorities supporting its motion for a temporary restraining order. The New York Times article on the… Continue Reading

$100,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 19 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $100,000 verdict for the plaintiff in Jackson-Hall v. Moss Point School District. Here is the verdict form. Here is a Sun-Herald article on the verdict.  According to the Sun-Herald report: The Moss Point School District must pay a former principal $100,000 wages she lost after she… Continue Reading

Nationwide Ins. Co. Wins Federal Court Dec. Action-Bad Faith Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a Jackson Division federal court jury returned a verdict for Nationwide Insurance Co. in a dispute with an insured. Here is the verdict in Nationwide v. Doolittle. Here is Nationwide’s Dec. Action Complaint. Nationwide alleged that the Doolittles made material misrepresentations in their fire-loss claim regarding the contents of their home.  Here is… Continue Reading

$38,000 Verdict in Federal Court Gender Discrimination Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
The Clarion-Ledger reported Monday on a January 7, 2011 jury verdict of $38,000 in a gender discrimination case by Mary Beth Watt against the Miss. Dept. of Wildlife. The verdict was in the federal district court in Jackson. The article states: Mary Beth Watt, hired in January 2008, said she was fired about six months after… Continue Reading

$300,000 Jury Verdict in Federal Court Alienation of Affection Trial

Posted in Alienation of Affection Lawsuits, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On October 21, 2010 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a plaintiff’s verdict of $300,000 in an alienation of affection case. Here is the Complaint in Ainsworth v. Gildea. The case settled before the jury could render a verdict on punitive damages. Here is the jury’s verdict form. Here is the Court’s order of dismissal.… Continue Reading

Carlton Reeves Nominated for Southern District U.S. District Judge

Posted in National Politics, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
It took a year and a half, but President Obama finally nominated Jackson attorney Carlton Reeves to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. The nomination has been expected from the day that Obama won the 2008 presidential election. Reeves is a Yazoo City native and is a graduate of Jackson… Continue Reading