With the start of the new year, I am resuming a regular blogging schedule. I might not post as much as in the past, but will have regular updates. The look of the blog will also be changing a little as it migrates to WordPress from whatever I am using now. 

One new feature that I will start this year will be keeping score of Mississippi Appellate decisions similar to what Ed Sanders was doing with his Bottom Line. I plan to add a bit of detail to the scoreboard by tallying the number of reversed plaintiff and defense verdicts instead of just total affirmed and reversed verdicts. I suspect that what we will see is that Mississippi’s appellate courts, in general, affirm defense verdicts and reverse plaintiff verdicts. But we’ll see.  

As far as Mississippi litigation news, there was a defense verdict the week before Christmas in a Harrison County medical malpractice trial. The case involved a 7-year old child having a tooth dislodge during a procedure and going into the lung. The child was rushed to New Orleans for removal of the tooth. 

Joe Sam Owen of Gulfport represented the plaintiff and Bill Whitfield of Gulfport represented the defendant. 

I’m sure the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter will cover the verdict in an upcoming issue. 

Happy New Year.