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.

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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

Alcorn State Loses $500,000 Jury Verdict

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It was a bad week on the reservation. First, Alcorn State lost wildly successful head football coach Jay Hopson to USM. On top of that, on Thursday a Claiborne County jury rendered a $500,000 verdict to former ball coach Ernest T. Jones for mental anxiety. Technically, the verdict was against the Mississippi Institutions of Higher… 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

$18,000 Jury Verdict against City of Bruce in Federal Court Racial Discrimination Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On January 14, 2014 a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a $18,000 verdict in Gray v. City of Bruce. Here is the Plaintiff’s Complaint in the case. Roderick Keith Gray alleged that in 2010 the City of Bruce failed to promote him to the position of Public Works Director because he is black. Gray was… Continue Reading

$350,000 Verdict in Monroe County Malicious Prosecution Case

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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

$383,000 Verdict in Lincoln County Battery and Conversion Case

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On Wednesday a Lincoln County jury rendered a total verdict of $383,000 in Beasley v. Lang. In 2006 the plaintiff Teresa Beasley moved her nail business into a salon owned by Robert and Beverly Lang. Plaintiff alleged that a few months later Robert committed battery during a sexual assault on plaintiff. Plaintiff closed her nail business and… Continue Reading

North Miss. Federal Court Jury Renders $82,000 Verdict for White Hospital Board Attorney in Racial Discrimination Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a plaintiff verdict of $82,000 in Dulin v. Board of Commissioners of the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Here is the verdict. The plaintiff, age 80, was the board attorney for Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Plaintiff alleged that the Board fired him because he is white. Evidence showed that over a… Continue Reading

North Mississippi Federal Court Jury Renders $100,000 Verdict in Sexual Harassment and Battery Trial

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On Wednesday a North Mississippi Federal Court jury in Aberdeen rendered a total verdict of $100,000 in Dauzat v. Collums Furniture Mfg., Inc. and Troy McAlister. The plaintiff worked for Collums as a factory worker. Plaintiff alleged that during her employment her supervisor (Troy McAlister) sexually harassed her by touching her breasts, touching her rear, offering to pay… Continue Reading