There are reports of a $7 million plus jury verdict this week in a Jefferson County lead paint trial. The case was Pollard vs. Sherwin-Williams Company. It’s my understanding that Plaintiff’s counsel included Tim Porter and Dennis Sweet of Jackson and Michael Casano of Gulfport. Defense counsel were John Corlew and Kathy Smith of Jackson.
The trial was of a case where Circuit Court Judge Lamar Pickard granted summary judgment for the Defendant and the Court of Appeals affirmed. On appeal, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case for a trial on the merits. Here is the Supreme Court’s opinion. Barring a settlement, look for this verdict to be appealed.