February 2019

On February 15, 2019 a federal court jury in Gulfport rendered a total verdict of $4,170,172 in Woulard v. Greenwood Motor Lines. The case involved an 18-wheeler colliding with a car on I-10 in Jackson County. Here is the Complaint.

Here is the Final Judgment.

The jury apportioned 80% fault to the driver of

Here is a preview of the February 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter:

  • $2 million verdict- Hinds County car wreck case reported here (2/7/19);
  • $968,000 verdict- George County uninsured motorist case (1/31/19);
  • $2.5 million verdict (15% fault)- Hinds County medical malpractice verdict reported here (1/18/19);
  • $350,000 verdict- Jackson federal court civil rights verdict

Courtesy of Shannon Ragland with the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter and sister publications is this plaintiff win rate in medical malpractice trials:

State

Years

Plaintiff

Record

Plaintiff

Win %

Mississippi

2011-2018

37-129

22.2 %

Kentucky

1998-2018

234-837

21.8 %

Alabama

2002-2018

119-361

24.8 %

Tennessee

2005-2018

78-286

21.3 %

My Take:

It’s amazing how consistent