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Philip is a trial attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi with a diverse civil litigation practice.

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June 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the June 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $3,391,500 verdict- Jackson federal court racial discrimination case covered here (5/14/19); $1,468,000 verdict- Harrison County premises liability case (5/24/19); $1 million verdict- Hinds County civil rights case reported here; (5/21/19); $339,104 verdict- Washington County car wreck case covered here (5/16/19);… Continue Reading

May 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the May 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $174,303 verdict- Hancock County insurance negligence/ failure to pay claim case (4/18/19); $70,000 verdict- Gulfport Federal Court sexual harassment case reported here (5/1/19); $37,000 verdict- Hattiesburg Federal Court uninsured motorist case (5/1/19); $31,250 verdict- Oxford Federal Court civil rights case… Continue Reading

$3.3 Million Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Racial Discrimination Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Tuesday a federal court jury rendered a total verdict of $3.3 million in EEOC v. Danny’s Downtown Cabaret. Here is the Complaint. The EEOC alleged Danny’s discriminated against five dancers on the basis of race. See the Complaint for details. The trial began on May 6, 2019 and ended on May 14. The jury… Continue Reading

$1.8 Million Award in Mississippi FINRA Arbitration

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The Investment News reports retirement investors won a $1.8 million FINRA arbitration award in Jackson against Raymond James for putting investors into penny stocks. It reports: A three-person, all-public Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. arbitration panel found in favor of 20 claimants who alleged they had been hoodwinked by a broker in the then-Morgan Keegan… Continue Reading

$70,000 Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On May 1, 2019 a federal court jury in Gulfport rendered a $70,000 plaintiff verdict in Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, LLC. This was a sexual harassment case with a twist. The plaintiff was a certified nurse assistant at CLC’s assisted living facility. She was harassed by a resident of the facility–not the employer. The… Continue Reading

April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the April 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $495,000 verdict- Bolivar County car wreck case lightly covered here (3/29/19); $250,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court civil rights case covered here (3/19/19); $131,000 verdict- Pike County insurance contract case covered here (2/15/19); $40,000 verdict- Panola County low minor impact car… Continue Reading

Mixed Verdict in Jackson Federal Court FLSA, Breach of Contract Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a mixed verdict in Bingham v. Asemotas Real Estate, LLC. Here is the Complaint. Plaintiff alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and beach of contract. Here is the jury’s Verdict. The jury found for the Defendant on the breach of contract claim and hung… Continue Reading

$121,686 Bench Verdict in Pearl River County Negligence and Breach of Contract Case

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On March 12, 2019 the Pearl River County Court entered a bench verdict and judgement of $121,686 in BRJ, Inc. v. X-Stream Clean Pressure Washing, LLC. Here is BRJ’s Amended Complaint. BRJ alleged X-Stream damaged the engine of BRJ’s truck while pressure washing it. The Court found X-Stream was negligent and breached its contract with… Continue Reading

March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the March 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $4,170,172- Gulfport federal court truck negligence case covered here (2/15/19); defense verdict- Gulfport federal court age discrimination case (2/22/19); defense verdict- Jackson federal court car wreck case (2/12/19); defense verdict- Scott County negligent police pursuit case (2/11/19); and settled at… Continue Reading

$4,170,000 Verdict / $2,936,138 Judgment in Gulfport Federal Court 18-Wheeler Crash Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On February 15, 2019 a federal court jury in Gulfport rendered a total verdict of $4,170,172 in Woulard v. Greenwood Motor Lines. The case involved an 18-wheeler colliding with a car on I-10 in Jackson County. Here is the Complaint. Here is the Final Judgment. The jury apportioned 80% fault to the driver of the… Continue Reading

February Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the February 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $2 million verdict- Hinds County car wreck case reported here (2/7/19); $968,000 verdict- George County uninsured motorist case (1/31/19); $2.5 million verdict (15% fault)- Hinds County medical malpractice verdict reported here (1/18/19); $350,000 verdict- Jackson federal court civil rights verdict… Continue Reading

$2 Million Verdict in Hinds County Car Wreck Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday February 7, 2019, a Hinds County jury in Jackson returned a unanimous $2 million verdict for the plaintiff in Kirkland v. Barnett. Plaintiff Carole Kirkland alleged that Defendant Mary Judith “Judy” Barnett ran a red light at the intersection of Pascagoula and State Street in downtown Jackson causing their cars to violently collide.  Ms.… Continue Reading

Medical Malpractice Win Rates for Plaintiffs is Consistent

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Courtesy of Shannon Ragland with the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter and sister publications is this plaintiff win rate in medical malpractice trials: State Years Plaintiff Record Plaintiff Win % Mississippi 2011-2018 37-129 22.2 % Kentucky 1998-2018 234-837 21.8 % Alabama 2002-2018 119-361 24.8 % Tennessee 2005-2018 78-286 21.3 % My Take: It’s amazing how consistent… Continue Reading

Big Verdict in Hinds County Medical Malpractice Trial – 15% Fault to Defendant

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Hinds County jury returned a $2.5 million plaintiff verdict in Williams v. Ilercil. The jury apportioned 85% fault to St. Dominic Hospital, which settled before trial, and 15% to the defendant Orhan Ilercil. Of the verdict, $872,000 was for economic damages. After applying the $500,000 cap for non-economic damage, the total verdict… Continue Reading

$350,000 Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Civil Rights Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Wednesday a federal court jury in Jackson returned a $350,000 verdict for the plaintiff in Sturkin v. Patrick. Here is the Jury Verdict. Here is the Complaint. Plaintiff Donna Sturkin alleged Vicky Patrick was her probation officer in drug court. Sturkin alleged Patrick violated her rights by stealing from the store where plaintiff worked… Continue Reading