Lots of interesting court proceedings in Jackson today. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today at 9:00 a.m. in the Barbour Pardon-gate case. As always, you can watch the video of the arguments live here at the Supreme Court’s website. It’s an en banc hearing, so you can bet that there will be some good questioning from the Justices.
At the new federal courthouse in Jackson, a Ford Motor Co. products liability trial continues before Judge Carlton Reeves. If I am not mistaken, the trial is in its third week. Myles Parker represents the plaintiff. Baker Donelson and national counsel represent Ford.
At the Hinds County courthouse, a medical malpractice trial continues before Judge Jeff Weill. Stephen Kruger of Page Kruger represents the defendant.
Finally, there was a premises liability verdict in Hinds County yesterday in a trial before Judge Winston Kidd. I believe the verdict was $300,000. Precious Martin represented the plaintiffs and Jason Strong of Daniel Coker in Jackson represented the defendants.
That reminds me, one day I need to tell my story about having dinner with Joe Daniel and Curtis Coker at the bar convention years ago. Funny stuff.