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

Category Archives: Verdicts in Mississippi

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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

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

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
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

November Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the November 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $218,000 verdict- Oxford federal court denial of faculty tenure case covered here (10/27/17); $55,000 verdict- Lowndes County underinsured motorist case (9/1/17); $8,090 verdict- Lamar County County Court underinsured motorist case (11/10/17); $3,437 verdict- Madison County County Court car wreck case… Continue Reading

$218,000 Jury Verdict in Oxford Federal Court Denial of Faculty Tenure Case

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a federal court jury in Oxford rendered a verdict of $218,000 in Wiggington v. Ole Miss. Here is the verdict. Here is a good report on the case on Jackson Jambalaya. The verdict was for depriving plaintiff of his due process rights in considering his application for tenure and promotion. The jury rejected… Continue Reading