This site is turning into the Jones County Litigation Review and Commentary. Yesterday a Jones County jury returned a $1.71 million verdict in a brain injury case.  $1.56 million went to the victim and $150,000 to his wife for loss of consortium. The trial began on January 20.

The victim was a mechanic who was injured from an explosion while repairing the defendant Enviro, Inc.’s 18–wheeler garbage trailer. He was in a coma and on life support and suffered a brain injury with permanent dysfunction.

Gene Harlow and Roy Nowell with Hortman Harlow in Laurel represented the plaintiffs.

Lee Davis Thames and Meade Mitchell (a.k.a. Father Time) from Butler Snow in Ridgeland represented the defendant. No word yet on whether Butler Snow has canceled all future trials with Jones County juries.

Judge Billy Joe Landrum was the trial judge.

I will update this post if I obtain more information.  

  • snowman

    what was the value of the life care plan? sounds like a defense verdict on damages?

  • Anderson

    Yeah, I wouldn’t be cancelling my Jones County trials with a verdict like that, unless the facts were so absurd that a directed verdict was necessary.
    … When will the Legislature redraw the circuit-court districts and put Jones in a larger district, so that every case from that county doesn’t go to Landrum?
    OTOH, maybe Forrest County’s lawyers don’t want Landrum presiding over *their* cases.