On Tuesday a Jefferson County jury returned verdicts of $800,000 in actual damages and $100,000 in punitive damages in Sampson v. Mississippi Valley Silica Co.

The jury apportioned 50% fault to Miss. Valley Silica, which presumably lowers the judgment in the case to $500,000.

Patrick Malouf and Johnny Givens with Porter & Malouf in Ridgeland and Dennis Sweet of Jackson represented the plaintiff.

Mike Simmons, Lakeysha Greer Isaac and Mark Goldberg with Cosmich Simmons in Jackson represented the Defendant.

Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard presided.

My Take:

Silica litigation? Who knew that’s still a thing?