On November 21, 2019, a Lee County jury returned a $100,000 verdict in Walters v. Brandi’s Hope  Community Services, LLC.

The jury found BHCS fired Plaintiff Heather Walters for reporting abuse of a patient. As an aside, state law requires health care workers to report suspected patient abuse.

The jury also found Defendant Danny Cowart maliciously interfered with Walters’ employment.

The jury awarded Walters $100,000 in damages.

Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Waide & Associates in Tupelo represented Walters.

Mark Halbert of Phelps Dunbar in Tupelo represented Defendants.

Circuit Judge James D. Moore presided.