On February 11, 2019 a specially appointed Hinds County Chancellor (Judge James Bell) rendered a $55,000 verdict in Tyrone Lewis v. Lewis et al.

You can view the Court’s ruling at this post on Jackson Jambalaya.

JJ states:

Former Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis won a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife, Tony Davis, and several other defendants in Hinds County Chancery Court yesterday. Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis sued in June 2015 for an injunction as well as damages against the defendants. Sheriff Lewis claimed they acted together to slander and defame him through social media over several months in 2015 prior to the August primary.

Two Dennis Sweets of Jackson represented ex-Sheriff Lewis. William Bell of Ridgeland of Jackson represented the Defendants.

My Take:

I don’t see a lot of defamation cases in Mississippi.