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

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$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

$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

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
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

January 2019 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
Here is a preview of the January 2019 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $1.6 million verdict- Harrison County termite damage case covered here (12/13/18); defense verdict- Hinds County car wreck case (12/5/18); defense verdict- DeSoto County medical malpractice case (11/29/18); defense verdict- Tate County car wreck case (12/5/18); defense verdict- Jackson County wrongful… Continue Reading

December Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Here is a preview of the December 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $25,000 verdict – Lamar County car wreck case (11/30/18); $17,500 verdict – Madison County County Court breach of contract case (4/18/18) defense verdict – Jackson federal court products (motorcycle) case (12/7/18); defense verdict – Choctaw County tractor negligence case; retrial… Continue Reading

November 2018 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the November 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $291,331 verdict- Madison County breach of contract case (10/12/18); $147,745 verdict- Jackson federal court breach of insurance contract case (9/20/18); $24,012 verdict- DeSoto County underinsured motorist case (10/3/18); $20,000 verdict- Jackson County car wreck case (3/15/18); $13,000 verdict- Forrest County… Continue Reading

October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the October 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $3,500,000 verdict- Jackson federal court truck negligence case (9/14/18); $754,366 verdict- Madison County breach of contract case (7/18/18); $350,000 verdict- Gulfport federal court truck negligence case (9/28/18); $5,100 verdict- Lee County car wreck case (8/28/18); defense verdict- Hinds County dental… Continue Reading

September MJVR Preview

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
Here is a preview of the September 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $2,208,311 verdict- Lowndes County medical malpractice trial covered here (8/31/18); $235,000 verdict- Madison County negligent misrepresentation case (8/31/18); $175,453 verdict- Jackson County breach of contract case (8/1/18); $32,500 verdict- Marion County car wreck case (8/16/18); $26,400 verdict- Hinds County County… Continue Reading

The Tenth Trial

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Lowndes County jury in Columbus awarded $2.4 million to the plaintiff in Blevins v. Holzhauer. Here is the Columbus Dispatch article on the verdict. From the article: According to circuit court records, Hamilton resident Talanda Blevins sued Dr. James Holzhauer for negligence in 2016, two years after her uterus ruptured while she… Continue Reading

$20,000 Jury Verdict in Aberdeen Federal Court Employment Retaliation Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On July 20, 2018 a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a $20,000 plaintiff verdict in Garrett v. City of Tupelo. Brandon Garrett was a detective with the Tupelo Police Department. The department wrote him up for mishandling evidence 7 days after his attorney (Jim Waide) wrote a letter requesting that the department relocate the… Continue Reading

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the August 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $339,912 bench verdict – Hattiesburg federal court conversion/ unjust enrichment case (7/24/18); $26,404 verdict- Madison County car wreck case (8/7/18); $20,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court employment retaliation case (7/20/18); defense verdict- Hinds County legal malpractice case (7/19/18); defense verdict- Rankin… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Greenville Federal Court Nursing Home Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts 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 the… Continue Reading

May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the May 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $474,444 verdict- Gulfport federal court slip and fall case discussed here (4/11/18); $350,000 verdict- Lamar County employment tort case discussed here (5/4/18); $110,000 settlement during trial- Gulfport federal court civil rights case (4/18/18); $25,000 verdict- Hinds County County Court employment… Continue Reading

About That Good Plaintiff Verdict

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
In the April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter preview post, I commented on an $80k plaintiff verdict in a Harrison County car wreck case that seemed like a plaintiff win. Too much of a plaintiff win it turns out. Last week the trial court ordered a remittitur that knocks over $30,000 off the judgment. Here is… Continue Reading

April 2018 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the April 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $80,336 verdict- Harrison County County Court car wreck case (3/23/18); $2,000 verdict/ 75% fault to plaintiff- Pearl River County car wreck case (3/19/18); defense verdict- Hinds County premises liability case (3/21/18); defense verdict- Harrison County medical malpractice case (3/23/18); defense… Continue Reading

$475,000 Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Slip and Fall Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
Last week a Federal Court jury in Gulfport rendered a 40% defendant at fault and $475,000 verdict in Hlywiak v. Grand Casino Biloxi. here is the Verdict here is the Hlywiak Judgment. The combined judgment for the two plaintiffs was just under $190,000. Plaintiffs alleged Grand Casino (Harrah’s) created a dangerous condition by maintaining a… Continue Reading