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: statute of limitations

Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders Jefferson County Silica Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $13 million judgment in American Optical Corporation v. Rankin. This was a Jefferson County silica case where the date of the judgment was February 24, 2015. The Court reversed on a statute of limitations issue. The plaintiff filed suit in 2013. Defendant argued that the… Continue Reading

Miss. Court of Appeals Rules that it’s Not Cheating if you Don’t Get Caught

Posted in Alienation of Affection Lawsuits, Mississippi Court of Appeals
The Miss. Court of Appeals settled an age old question last week: it’s not cheating if you don’t get caught(within 3 years)—at least not when it comes to getting sued. Here is the Court’s opinion in Cheated on vs. Dude Who Cheated with Spouse. Facts: Yep. It’s another alienation of affection case. The relevant facts… Continue Reading

Miss. S. Ct. Reverses $1.8 Million Jury Verdict in Welding Rod Case

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a $1,855,000 Copiah County jury verdict in a 7–2 decision in Lincoln Electric v. McLemore. Here is the Court’s opinion. Facts: This was a product liability failure to warn case involving a welder’s claim that exposure to welding fumes resulted in a neurological disease called manganism. The appeal… Continue Reading

Miss. S. Court Rules that Statute of Limitations Begins to Run on Date of Discovery of Injury, Regardless of When Plaintiff Discovered its Cause

Posted in Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday in a 7–2 decision the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the Grenada County Circuit Court’s grant of summary judgment in Angle v. Koppers, Inc. Here is the Court’s opinion. Justice Lamar wrote the Court’s opinion joined by Chief Justice Waller and Justices Carlson, Dickinson, Randolph, Chandler and Pierce. The case was a toxic tort… Continue Reading