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.

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$900,000 Jury Verdict- $500,000 Judgment in Jefferson County Silica Trial

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On Tuesday a Jefferson County jury returned verdicts of $800,000 in actual damages and $100,000 in punitive damages in Sampson v. Mississippi Valley Silica Co. The jury apportioned 50% fault to Miss. Valley Silica, which presumably lowers the judgment in the case to $500,000. Patrick Malouf and Johnny Givens with Porter & Malouf in Ridgeland… 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

Silica Trial Ongoing in Claiborne County

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There is a silica trial taking place this week in Claiborne County. The plaintiff claims that he was exposed to silica at the Grand Gulf Power Plant. I understand that there are concerns that there could be a mistrial ordered due to the Mississippi River flooding in Claiborne County. Apparently, water is at Hwy 61 near the… Continue Reading

Sherwin-Williams to appeal lead paint verdict

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An A.P. article reported in the Clarion-Ledger stated that Sherwin-Williams plans to appeal the $7 million lead paint verdict in Jefferson County last week: An attorney for Sherwin-Williams said the company will appeal the verdict. Attorney John Corlew said Sherwin-Williams hasn’t used lead in residential paint since 1972. Before an appeal Sherwin-Williams will file post-trial… Continue Reading