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 Henry Wingate

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

$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

Former JSU Women’s Basketball Coach Recovers Another $200,000 from School

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
In December I wrote here about a $182,000 jury verdict for former women’s basketball coach Denise Taylor-Travis against Jackson State University. On August 1, 2014 District Judge Henry Wingate rendered a $200,000 verdict for Taylor on her separate invasion of privacy claim against JSU. Here is Judge Wingate’s opinion: Taylor v. JSU – Opinion on… Continue Reading

$182,000 Jury Verdict in Federal Court Breach of Contract Case Against Jackson State

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On December 3, 2013 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $182,000 verdict in Taylor v. Jackson State University. Here is the Clarion-Ledger’s article on the verdict. The article states: Taylor’s equity complaint stemmed from the university’s decision to prevent her from attending the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association convention in March 2011.  Taylor —… Continue Reading

$93,000 Verdict in Federal Court Jackson Division Police Excessive Force Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
The Clarion-Ledger reported Saturday on a $93,000 jury verdict in an excessive force case against three Madison police officers. Here is a link to the article. The article states: Steve C. Thornton said the officers used pepper spray and also slammed him to the ground in his garage in June 2008 after he complained about… Continue Reading

Judge Wingate Awards 21% of Requested Attorney’s Fees and Expenses in Jackson Firefighters Sexual Harrassment Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
One of the first posts on this blog was this post in February 2009 about the issue of attorney’s fees and expenses in the City of Jackson Firefighters sexual harassment case to be decided by Judge Henry Wingate. Judge Wingate issued his ruling yesterday. Here is the 41 page Order. Background: The City lost the trial, but… Continue Reading

$205,506 Federal Court Verdict Against Miss. Dept. of Education for Racial Discrimination

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Last week the Clarion-Ledger reported on a $205,506 federal court jury verdict for Melissa Ross, who alleged that she was wrongfully fired from the Mississippi School for the Deaf because she is black. The jury awarded Ross $40,506 for back pay and $165,000 for pain and suffering/ mental anguish/ loss of enjoyment of life/ emotional… Continue Reading

Judge Wingate Confirms that Keith Ball is the New Southern District Magistrate

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
Last Monday I reported that Keith Ball has been selected as the new Magistrate Judge for the Southern District. I had heard the news the previous Friday from someone who was not on the Magistrate Selection Panel. Then last Wednesday I heard that one of the Southern District Judges was telling lawyers that no announcement had… Continue Reading