On Friday a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a verdict of $218,000 in Wiggington v. Ole Miss. Here is the verdict.

Here is a good report on the case on Jackson Jambalaya. The verdict was for depriving plaintiff of his due process rights in considering his application for tenure and promotion. The jury rejected plaintiff’s age discrimination claim.

The verdict consisted of the following:

  • $18,000- lost wages and benefits
  • $100,000- past pain, suffering, mental anguish, etc.
  • $100,000- future pain, suffering, mental anguish, etc.

Mike Farrell and Sam Begley of Jackson represented the Plaintiff. Cal Mayo of Oxford represented Ole Miss.

My Take:

I heard the recently fired Black Bear mascot is looking for an attorney.