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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $500,000 Bench Verdict

Posted in Mississippi Court of Appeals, Mississippi Supreme Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated a $500,000 bench verdict in Miss. Dept. of Wildlife v. Webb. The case involved a high speed boat chase on the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi. Department of Wildlife officials stopped a speeding boater. After the initial stop, the officers instructed the boater… Continue Reading

March Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the March 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $45,000 verdict- Leflore County car wreck case (2/18/18); $30,845 verdict- Harrison County car wreck case; plaintiff’s medicals: $36,253 (2/15/18); defense verdict- Hinds County car wreck case (2/13/18); defense verdict- Lamar County medical malpractice case (1/26/18); defense verdict- Harrison County bus… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Jasper County Alienation of Affection Trial

Posted in Alienation of Affection Lawsuits, Verdicts in Mississippi
A Jasper County jury in the Bay Springs district recently rendered a defense verdict in King v. Smith. Here is the Complaint. This was an alienation of affection case with allegations and defenses typical for those cases. The jury was stuck at 8-4 until sending out a note asking for the definition of ‘lost’ in… Continue Reading

February 2018 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the February 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $636,508 verdict- Harrison County mortgage fraud case covered here (1/10/18); $515,000 verdict- Lamar County truck accident case covered here (1/10/18); $185,000 verdict- Copiah County underinsured motorist case (12/6/17); $7,000 verdict- Forrest County car wreck case (12/6/17); defense verdict- Jackson federal… Continue Reading

January 2018 Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the January 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $45,621 verdict- Gulfport federal court employment contract case (1/10/18); $34,376 verdict- Forrest County car wreck trial (9/25/17); defense verdict- Harrison County (Biloxi) medical malpractice case (11/15/17); defense verdict- Madison County car wreck case (11/6/17); defense verdict- Newton County medical malpractice… Continue Reading

$515,000 Jury Verdict in Lamar County Car Wreck Case

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On Wednesday a Lamar County jury rendered a plaintiff verdict of $515,000 in Boudreaux v. Gororth. Here the Complaint. The plaintiff suffered injuries in a collision on I-59 in Lamar County. Here is the jury’s Verdict. The jury awarded the following damages: $200,000- pain and suffering; $50,000- emotional distress; $195,000- past and future medical bills;… Continue Reading

December Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the December 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $200,000 verdict- Warren County real property/ strict liability case (10/31/17); $25,000 verdict- Forrest County car wreck case covered here (10/30/17); $20,000 verdict- Jackson federal court slip-and-fall case (11/29/17); plaintiff verdict- Hinds County insurance coverage issue (11/8/17); defense verdict- Oxford federal… Continue Reading

$14.3 Million Default Judgment in Humphreys County Construction Accident Case

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The Clarion-Ledger reported Sunday on a $14.3 million dollar judgment in Humphreys County in Stewart v. Hankins Home Builders. Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff fell off the second floor at a construction site and was paralyzed. He sued Hankins and Farrar Construction. Farrar was dismissed via summary judgement Here is that Order. No one… Continue Reading