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: Nick Norris

$114,847 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Wednesday a Jackson federal court jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $114,847.53 in Schaeffer v. Warren County, Miss. Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff asserted claims for age discrimination, FLSA violation for not paying overtime and retaliation for being fired in connection with complaining about not receiving overtime pay. The Court granted partial summary… Continue Reading

A Look at Filing Statistics for Labor and Employment Cases in Federal Court

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi
Mississippi Bar Labor and Employment Section Chair Nick Norris recently provided me with the section’s research regarding labor and employment filings in federal court for 2005 – 2014. Here it is: Labor and Employment Section Filing Statistics With the exception of a bump during 2009-2010, Northern District filings have remained constant at about 100 per… Continue Reading

$2.7 Million Verdict in Helicopter Crash Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Tuesday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $2.7 million against Robinson Helicopter to plaintiffs involved in a 2009 helicopter crash in Jackson. Here is the original Complaint.  According to the Complaint, the cause of the crash was severe vibration or “chugging.” Charles Farmer died in the crash and Larry… Continue Reading

$182,000 Jury Verdict in Federal Court Breach of Contract Case Against Jackson State

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On December 3, 2013 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $182,000 verdict in Taylor v. Jackson State University. Here is the Clarion-Ledger’s article on the verdict. The article states: Taylor’s equity complaint stemmed from the university’s decision to prevent her from attending the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association convention in March 2011.  Taylor —… Continue Reading

$100,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 19 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $100,000 verdict for the plaintiff in Jackson-Hall v. Moss Point School District. Here is the verdict form. Here is a Sun-Herald article on the verdict.  According to the Sun-Herald report: The Moss Point School District must pay a former principal $100,000 wages she lost after she… Continue Reading

Judge Yerger Tosses Jackson Fireman’s Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court
On Saturday Jimmie Gates and the Clarion-Ledger reported on Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Swan Yerger throwing out a racial discrimination suit against the City of Jackson by fireman Ricky Haggard. According to the article: Ricky Haggard had alleged he was discriminated against after he was removed from overseeing a federal grant’s position in 2006 and… Continue Reading