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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$83,447 Verdict in Oxford Federal Court Retaliation Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Wednesday a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a plaintiff verdict of $83,447.08 in Griggs v. Chickasaw County. Here is the resulting Judgment. The plaintiff Lamon Griggs was a Chickasaw County bailiff and solid waste enforcement officer who ran for Sheriff against long-time chief deputy and current Sheriff James Meyers. Griggs lost. Meyers took… Continue Reading

$125,000 Jury Verdict in Oxford Federal Court Bad Faith Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On November 4, 2014 a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a plaintiff verdict of $125,000 in Pass v. GEICO. Here is the Judgment. Here is the¬†Pre-Trial Order. The plaintiffs bought car insurance from GEICO over the telephone. GEICO sent plaintiffs an insurance card showing they were covered. Nine days later, plaintiffs were in a… Continue Reading

$65,000 Verdict in Aberdeen Federal Court Retaliation, A.D.A. Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On September 20, 2014 a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a $65,000 plaintiff’s verdict in Mitchell v. City of Tupelo. Here is the¬†Verdict Form. Here is WTVA’s article on the verdict. From the article: A former bailiff [Latisha Mitchell] with the Tupelo Municipal Court has won a legal ruling against the city in U.… Continue Reading

$100,000 Jury Verdict in Family Medical Leave Act Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On June 10, 2014 a Northern District federal court jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $100,000 in Newcomb v. Corinth School District. The jury found that the Corinth School District violated the Family and Medical Leave Act by firing Mr. Newcomb when his shoulder injury caused him to miss work. The school district claimed that… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Aberdeen Federal Court ADA Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Wednesday a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a defense verdict in Morton v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. The plaintiff had a prosthetic leg and alleged that Cooper Tire did not make reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Cooper Tire defended on the basis that plaintiff’s job position required physical… Continue Reading

North Mississippi Federal Court Jury Renders $100,000 Verdict in Sexual Harassment and Battery Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Wednesday a North Mississippi Federal Court jury in Aberdeen rendered a total verdict of $100,000 in Dauzat v. Collums Furniture Mfg., Inc. and Troy McAlister. The plaintiff worked for Collums as a factory worker. Plaintiff alleged that during her employment her supervisor (Troy McAlister) sexually harassed her by touching her breasts, touching her rear, offering to pay… Continue Reading