On June 10, 2014 a Northern District federal court jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $100,000 in Newcomb v. Corinth School District.

The jury found that the Corinth School District violated the Family and Medical Leave Act by firing Mr. Newcomb when his shoulder injury caused him to miss work. The school district claimed that plaintiff was laid off as part of a reduction in force, but admitted that he was an outstanding employee.

Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide with Waide & Associates in Tupelo represented the plaintiff. Todd Photopulos and Mackin Johnson with Butler Snow represented the school district.

Judge Sharion Aycock presided in the trial.

My Take:

An interesting stat would be the percentage of Northern District civil trials where Waide & Associates represented the plaintiff. They try a lot of cases.