There is a silica trial taking place this week in Claiborne County. The plaintiff claims that he was exposed to silica at the Grand Gulf Power Plant.
I understand that there are concerns that there could be a mistrial ordered due to the Mississippi River flooding in Claiborne County. Apparently, water is at Hwy 61 near the courthouse and on the rise.
Chip Wilbanks with Wells Moore in Jackson and Karen Maston with Sedgwick out of Houston represent the defendant MSA. Luther Munford with Phelps Dunbar in Jackson is assisting the defense—presumably for appeal purposes. Munford is an appellate specialist.
Judge Lamar Pickard is the trial judge.