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 Winston Kidd

$3.1 Million Jury Verdict in Hinds County Premises Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a Hinds County Circuit Court jury returned a total verdict of $3,108,000 in Crogier v. Heritage Properties. $3 million of the verdict was for pain and suffering, so the total verdict will presumably be reduced to $1,108,000 in the judgment. The case involved a home invasion at an apartment complex in Jackson. Plaintiff… Continue Reading

Miss. Court of Appeals Affirms Million-Plus Silica Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Improving the Jury System, Mississippi Court of Appeals
On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $1,095,000 Hinds County jury verdict in Barnett v. Miss. Valley Silica Co. Here is my brief post in October 2012 reporting on the verdict. The decedent worked near sandblasting at Miss. Iron and Steel Co. on High Street in Jackson. He alleged that Valley Silica failed… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Nursing Home/ Med Mal Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Hinds County jury rendered a defense verdict in a case against Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Dr. David Flemming. Here is the jury’s verdict. I watched the trial for several hours Friday morning while the nursing home was putting on its case. The case involved a 79-year-old woman who died two… Continue Reading

$4.5 Million Verdict in Hinds County Product Liability Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
A few weeks ago a Hinds County jury rendered a verdict of $4,568,116 in Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. The trial involved a fire suppression device that attached underneath stove vent hoods. The device activates when flames from a stove top fire trigger a fuse on the device that causes a pyrotechnic explosion and fire suppressant… Continue Reading

Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: April Preview

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
The April 2014 edition of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter is out, with details on the following verdicts: $251,000 jury verdict- Coahoma County slip and fall case mentioned here (3/27/14); $62,722 jury verdict- Hinds County nursing home trial before Judge Tommie Green (2/7/14); $31,180 jury verdict- Harrison County car wreck trial (1/15/14); $30,000 jury verdict- Hancock County uninsured… Continue Reading

$52 Million Jury Verdict in Hinds County Products Liability Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday afternoon a Hinds County jury rendered a $52 million verdict in a case against Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. and the driver of a vehicle. The trial started on September 3. The plaintiff was paralyzed at age 4 while riding in a belt positioning booster seat manufactured by Dorel. The jury apportioned 50% fault to… Continue Reading

$194,154 Bench Trial Verdict in Hinds County Breach of Contract Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 25, 2013, Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd rendered a bench verdict of $194,154.95 in W&G Properties, LLC v. Hinds County Economic Development District. Here is the Court’s opinion and order. The trial was in June 2011. The case facts would be great for a contracts class in law school. HCEDD sold land… Continue Reading

Miss. Supreme Court’s Reversal of $1 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case is Example of Why State Court Judges Need to Alter System for Formulating Jury Instructions

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Improving the Jury System, Mississippi Supreme Court
As discussed at TBA last week, on Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a 2011 jury verdict of $1 million in a Hinds County case. Plaintiff alleged medical malpractice against Dr. Charles Laney. Here is the Court’s opinion in Laney v. Vance. The facts of the case were not important for purposes of the Court’s opinion.… Continue Reading

$3.5 Million Hinds County Medical Malpractice Verdict with 75% Fault Apportioned to Defendant Doctor

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Hinds County jury rendered a $3.5 million verdict in Glover v. MBMC et al. Plaintiff was a 15 year old treated at the emergency room for a rash. The ER doctor prescribed medication that caused second degree chemical burns all over the boy’s body. Plaintiff is permanently scarred. The medication is supposed… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Nursing Home Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a Hinds County Circuit Court jury returned a 12–0 defense verdict in a nursing home negligence case against Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which is in the Tara Cares system. The plaintiff alleged that the nursing home’s negligence resulted in dehydration, fecal impaction and death. The decedent was a resident of Lakeland for… Continue Reading

Miss. Court of Appeals Reverses $1 Million Verdict in Hinds County Premises Liability Trial

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Hinds County Circuit Court, Mississippi Court of Appeals
On Tuesday a unanimous Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a 2009 $1 million Hinds County premises liability verdict in Wackenhut v. Fortune. Here is my December 2009 post on the verdict. This was the case where the plaintiff was a homeless man who got into it with the manager and security guard at the McDonald’s on Highway… Continue Reading

It’s a Good Day to Spectate Mississippi Litigation

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Mississippi Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
Lots of interesting court proceedings in Jackson today. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today at 9:00 a.m. in the Barbour Pardon-gate case. As always, you can watch the video of the arguments live here at the Supreme Court’s website. It’s an en banc hearing, so you can bet that there will be some… Continue Reading

Mississippi Court of Appeals Affirms $4,691,000 Jury Verdict Against Baptist Hospital in Wrongful Death Case

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Court of Appeals
On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $4.6 million Hinds County jury verdict in Miss. Baptist Health Systems v. Kelly. Here is the Court’s opinion. This was the appeal of a 2009 trial that I wrote about in this 2009 post. This was a pre-tort reform cap case. Ellen Kelly died as a… Continue Reading

Update on $2.2 Million Hinds County Doctor v. Hospital Verdict

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Here is some more information on yesterday’s $2.2 million verdict in Hinds County that was the subject of this post. The jury deliberated for 45 minutes. Judge Winston Kidd presided in the case. Mark Caraway with Wise Carter in Jackson represented CMMC. Lance Stevens of Jackson represented the plaintiff. CMMC’s main defense was that there… Continue Reading

$1.1 Million Bench Verdict in Hinds County Tear Gas Death Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Last week Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd issued a bench trial ruling that resulted in a $1.1 million verdict against a manufacturer of tear gas. Here is the Clarion-Ledger article on the verdict. Facts: In 2006 Jackson police officers used tear gas to flush out three teen-age car thieves who broke into Linda White’s… Continue Reading

$553,000 Jury Verdict in Hinds County Medical Malpractice Trial

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
The Clarion-Ledger reported last week on a $553,000 jury verdict in a Hinds County medical malpractice trial against Jackson neurosurgeon Dr. Adam Lewis. The article provided a good description of the plaintiff’s allegations: Joanne Hartwig’s negligence lawsuit in Hinds County Circuit Court said Dr. Adam Lewis’ surgery on Aug. 1, 2005, left a plate in… Continue Reading

$500,000 Bench Trial Verdict Against City of Jackson in Case Where Police Officers Were Having Sexual Relations with Minor who was Murdered

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 27, 2011 Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued a $500,000 bench trial verdict against the City of Jackson in Sandifer v. City of Jackson. Here is the Court’s Opinion. Here is the Clarion-Ledger article on the case. Facts: In 2006 Toice Wilson murdered Tawana Sandifer, aged 16. Before the girl’s death, Jackson… Continue Reading