Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts

Unless some decisions of verdicts have slipped through the cracks, here is the Mississippi Supreme Court’s record for ruling on verdicts so far in 2013:

  • Decisions on Verdicts: 2
  • Plaintiff Verdicts Upheld: 1 (reversing court of appeals)
  • Amount of Verdict Upheld: $500,000
  • Plaintiff Verdicts Reversed: 1
  • Amount of Verdict Reversed: $1 million

My

As discussed at TBA last week, on Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a 2011 jury verdict of $1 million in a Hinds County case. Plaintiff alleged medical malpractice against Dr. Charles Laney. Here is the Court’s opinion in Laney v. Vance.

The facts of the case were not important for

On Tuesday a unanimous Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $390,000 Washington County bench trial verdict in Delta Regional Medical Center v. Taylor. Here is the Court’s opinion.

The plaintiff in the case alleged that the Delta Regional E.R. physician failed to diagnose a stroke. As a result of the failure to diagnose

In 2010 the Ohazurike family–of obscure board game fame–obtained a $3.6 million judgment in a Hinds County Circuit Court case that should have been in county court. Here is my post on the verdict.  

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court sank the Ohazurike’s proverbial Battleship in a unanimous decision. What was the Court’s vote? I’ll

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $1.07 million judgment in a 2010 Hinds County trip-and-fall trial. This was a verdict obtained by Jackson attorney Ashley Ogden on behalf of a man who fell and injured his hip in Bailey Lumber & Supply in Jackson. 

Here is the Court’s opinion.

The verdict was

In 2010 a Lincoln County jury rendered a $1.5 million verdict for Precision Welding against Denbury Resources. Here is my post on the verdict.

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case for a new trial in a 6–3 decision. Here is the Court’s opinion.

Justice Dickinson wrote the majority

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.6 million judgment in Miss. Valley Silica Co. v. Eastman in a 6–3 decision. Here is the Court’s opinion.

The Court’s decision stemmed from a 2010 silica trial in Warren County that resulted in a $7.6 million jury verdict. The trial court reduced the

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $2.5 million jury verdict against Kroger in 2009 based on the 2007 beating of a customer in a purse snatching incident. Here is the Court’s opinion in Knox v. Kroger.

I wrote on the verdict in 2009 here and here.

Justice Dickinson wrote

On Thursday a unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a 2010 Jones County jury verdict of $15.2 million in an asbestos drilling mud case. Here is the Court’s opinion in Phillips 66 Co. v. Lofton. I previously wrote about the verdict here and here.

The big appeal issue was statute of limitations.