Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Comments on the Latest Developments in Mississippi Civil Litigation

For Mississippi native son and attorney Philip Thomas, blogging about law, politics and topical issues in the state extends a conversation he’s been... More

Tag Archives: Mississippi Tort Claims Act

Good Grief, Charlie Brown: Mississippi Supreme Court Rules that Negligent Conduct by Governmental Entity is a Policy Decision

Posted in Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and ruled that an airport authority’s negligence in placing stairs at the terminal is a discretionary policy decision. Here is the Court’s opinion in Pratt v. Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority. The plaintiff in the case was attempting to board a plane when he slipped and … Continue Reading

Verdicts in High-Speed Pursuit Cases May Cause City of Jackson to Stop Chasing Suspected Criminals

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Thursday’s Clarion-Ledger reports on a $700,000 verdict entered by Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd on February 5 in a bench trial against the City of Jackson. The case involved a fatal car wreck in Jackson involving a suspect who was running from Jackson police officers. The suspect crashed into the plaintiffs. One person was killed and the other … Continue Reading

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules that Tort Claims Act Notice Requirement Not Jurisdictional and Can be Waived

Posted in Mississippi Supreme Court
The Mississippi Supreme Court issued a significant opinion today in Stuart v. UMC. The case was an appeal from a summary judgment in favor of UMC for failure to comply with the Mississippi Tort Claims Act pre-suit notice requirement. The plaintiff did provide notice before filing suit and it appears that UMC argued that the plaintiff … Continue Reading