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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Defense Wins Hinds County Car Wreck Case with $75,000 Verdict

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
About a month ago a Hinds County jury returned a $75,000 verdict in Taylor v. Stubblefield. Here is the Complaint. The Defendant, who lives in Hinds County, rear-ended the Plaintiffs in Magee. It appears to have been a low impact rear-ender. My understanding is that the Defendant was going approximately 3 mph. The Defendant admitted… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Med-Mal Trial and Other News from the Weekend

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Hinds County Defense Verdict There was a defense verdict returned on Friday in a Hinds County medical malpractice trial. I do not know the names of the parties or the facts of the case. The vote was 11-1. Heber Simmons of Ridgeland represented the plaintiff. Mildred Morris of Watkins Eager in Jackson represented the defendant.… 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

Info. on the $750,000 Verdict in Hinds County Nursing Home Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Saturday a Hinds County jury returned a $750,000 verdict in a nursing home case involving Manhattan Nursing and Rehab. Center in Jackson. All the damages were non-economic damages. The case was a wrongful death case involving Mannie Williams, aged 87. Ms. Williams fell and suffered a fractured pelvis at home. She went to Manhattan for… Continue Reading

Graves to 5th Circuit– Who is Next Miss. Supreme Court Justice?

Posted in 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Mississippi Supreme Court, National Politics, Politics in Mississippi
With the U.S. Senate approving Justice James Graves’ appointment to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, attention turns to who Governor Barbour will appoint to replace Graves on the Miss. Supreme Court. I posted on this issue in this post last June. I’ve had lines in the water for weeks on this issue and do… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Nursing Home Trial

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
A Hinds County jury returned a defense verdict on Friday in a nursing home case. The case involved the alleged wrongful death of a 92–year old resident of Manhattan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. The woman suffered from pressure sores with infection and sepsis, dehydration and malnutrition. The jury returned a 10–2 defense verdict after… Continue Reading