Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

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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

$107,100 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $107,100 in Robinson v. JSU and Fuller.¬† The plaintiff Fredrick Robinson was the Director of Sports Medicine at Jackson State. He claimed that the Athletic Director (Dr. Vivian Fuller) fired him in retaliation for participating in an EEOC investigation against Fuller. That… 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

$35,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On August 15, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $35,000 verdict in Wheat v. Rush Foundation Hospital. Johnny Wheat was a registered nurse at Rush Hospital in Meridian. Wheat complained to the EEOC that loud music played in the orthopedic surgery operating room interfered with his ability to hear, due to his… 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

$271,200 Jury Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 18, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a plaintiffs’ verdict in the total amount of $271,200 in Smith v. Tower Automotive Operations USA. The two plaintiffs were white employees of Tower Automotive in Meridian. The two plaintiffs alleged that they were fired in retaliation for their complaints about racist remarks about… 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

$350,000 Verdict in Monroe County Malicious Prosecution Case

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On April 25, 2013 a Monroe County jury returned a $350,000 verdict in Lochridge v. Pioneer Health Services of Monroe County, Inc. Pioneer is a management company that operates the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. Linda Lochridge worked for Pioneer as the director of the Garden Suites Assisted Living Center in Aberdeen. Before 2007, Mrs. Lochridge used… Continue Reading