There were at least four significant civil trials last week in Mississippi with the plaintiffs winning 3 of 3 that went to verdict. I did not get much information on all but the Amite County verdict. Here is what I know:
- A $1.2 million verdict in Hinds County Circuit Court against Manhattan Nursing Home. Manhattan has a long tradition of being an "awesome" nursing home dating back at least a decade to when it was in the Beverly system. Howard Thigpen of Morgan & Morgan represented the plaintiff. Barry Ford, Davis Frye and Brad Moody of Baker Donelson represented the defendant. Judge Tommie Green presided. This verdict will presumably be reversed due to the caps.
- A $1.0–plus million verdict in Rankin County in a medical malpractice trial. I believe that the doctor got a defense verdict and the hospital was found liable. I don’t know anymore about this verdict.
- A $125,000 verdict in Amite County against Farm Bureau Insurance. The case involved a dispute between former agent Alinda White and Farm Bureau based on Farm Bureau implementing sales quotas. Mitch Tyner of the Tyner Law Firm in Jackson represented the plaintiff. Dale Russell and Ellen Robb of Copeland Cook in Ridgeland represented Farm Bureau. Judge Al Johnson presided.
There was also a medical malpractice trial taking place in Pike County last week before Judge Mike Taylor. I do not know whether there has been a verdict.