On July 18, 2019 the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an $83,447 plaintiff verdict in Griggs v. Chickasaw County. Here is my 2017 post on the verdict.
From my original post:
The plaintiff Lamon Griggs was a Chickasaw County bailiff and solid waste enforcement officer who ran for Sheriff against long-time chief deputy and current Sheriff James Meyers. Griggs lost. Meyers took office and fired Griggs to settle the score.
The jury determined that the firing was wrongful and awarded Griggs $83,447.
Here is the Fifth Circuit’s opinion.
The Court rejected Defendant’s legal arguments and found there was sufficient evidence to support the verdict.
Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Waide & Associates in Tupelo represented the plaintiff.