U.S. District Courts in Mississippi

On June 29, 2018, a jury returned a defense verdict in federal court in Dykes v. Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.  The verdict concluded a 5 day trial.

Plaintiff alleged the nursing home negligently failed to adequately prevent and treat a sacral wound, dehydration and infection. Plaintiff argued the staff’s negligent care caused

Local bar organizations are active twitter users. Surprising to me, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is now on twitter with regular updates: @USDC_MSS.

The Southern District U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Mississippi Bar, Jackson Young Lawyers and Capital Area Bar are also on twitter:

  • @SDMissBankr
  • @JYLawyers
  • @TheMSBar
  • @CABALaw

I have not been

Last week a Federal Court jury in Gulfport rendered a 40% defendant at fault and $475,000 verdict in Hlywiak v. Grand Casino Biloxi.

The combined judgment for the two plaintiffs was just under $190,000.

Plaintiffs alleged Grand Casino (Harrah’s) created a dangerous condition by

Without re-opening the debate about whether Mississippi is in danger of losing a seat on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, another vacancy looms.

According to this website, District Judge Louis Guirola will take senior status effective March 23, 2018. That will create a District Judge seat in Gulfport.

I have heard nothing about

On Wednesday a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a plaintiff verdict of $83,447.08 in Griggs v. Chickasaw County. Here is the resulting Judgment.

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

On Thursday a federal court jury in Gulfport returned a plaintiff verdict of $1,222,314.93 in Stafford v. Government Employees Insurance Co., et al. Here is the original Complaint.

Plaintiff was rear-ended while working for the county in 2012 by someone who was allegedly looking at her phone. Plaintiff sued the driver and several insurance

On Tuesday a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Zhan v. UMMC. Here is the jury’s Verdict Form.

The jury found that race was not a motivating factor in the plaintiff’s termination.

Here is the plaintiff’s Complaint.

District Judge Carlton Reeves presided over the six day trial.

The plaintiff was pro