The January 2014 edition of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter has been released. Here is a preview of the edition, which reports on the following verdicts:

  • $182,000 verdict- Jackson federal court employment contract case reported here;
  • $150,000 verdict- Rankin County alienation of affection case;
  • $64,750 verdict- Hinds County underinsured motorist case;
  • $25,000 verdict- Leflore County conversion case;
  • defense verdict- DeSoto County wrongful death auto accident case;
  • defense verdict- Scott County slip-and-fall premises liability case;
  • defense verdict- Pike County insurance contract dispute;
  • defense verdict- Harrison County medical malpractice case;
  • summary judgement- Lafayette County pool diving accident resulting in paralysis.

My Take:

Rankin County is turning into a judicial hell hole for alienation of affection defendants. A standard alienation of affection case is worth more in the county than a car wreck case with decent medical bills.