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Category Archives: Verdicts in Mississippi

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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

October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the October 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $1,128,744 verdict- Coahoma County medical malpractice trial mentioned here (3/30/17); defense verdict- Lamar County car wreck case (8/30/17); defense verdict- Grenada County medical malpractice trial covered here (8/18/17); defense verdict- Jackson federal court employment retaliation case (8/31/17); defense verdict- Lee… Continue Reading

September Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the September 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $2.2 million verdict- Hinds County car wreck case covered here (8/18/17); $1.22 million verdict- Gulfport federal court under-insured motorist case covered here (8/10/17); $83,447 verdict- Aberdeen federal court retaliation case covered here (8/23/17); $59,448 verdict- Franklin County uninsured motorist case… Continue Reading

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the August 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $600,000 verdict- Clay County bad faith case covered here (7/22/17); $188,622 bench verdict- Pearl River County breach of contract case (4/25/17); $77,359 verdict (minus 50% fault to plaintiff)- Hinds County County Court pawn shop mishap case (6/21/17); $50,000 verdict- Hinds… Continue Reading

$83,447 Verdict in Oxford Federal Court Retaliation Trial

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

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Tort Claims Act Medical Malpractice Trial

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday Hinds County Senior Judge Tomie Green rendered a defense verdict in Nickerson v. Univ. of Miss. Medical Center. Here is the Court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order. The decision was from a 2016 trial of a medical malpractice case against UMMC that Plaintiff filed in 2004. The case involved the 2003 death of a… Continue Reading

$1,222,314 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Car Wreck Trial

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

Jasper County Bad Faith Denial of Claim Verdict Results in $1.9 Million Judgment

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On Saturday a Jasper County jury (Paulding District) rendered a plaintiff verdict in an insurance bad faith claim denial trial in Millsaps v. Allstate Insurance Co. . The jury’s verdict results in a judgment with the following components: $731,567- dwelling; $185,000- personal property; $36,433- additional living expenses; $17,000- debris removal; $230,000- emotional distress; $100,000- punitive… Continue Reading

July Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the July 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $327,000 plaintiff verdict (minus 73% comparative fault = $88,290)- Gulfport federal court trip-and-fall (6/8/17); $123,727 bench verdict (Judge Weathers)- Forest County Tort Claims Act car wreck (5/17/17); $13,104 bench verdict (Judge Green)- Hinds County Tort Claims Act police chase negligence… Continue Reading

June Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the June 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $6,504,451 bench verdict- Hinds County Chancery Court (Judge Wise) breach of trust case (4/13/17); $5,947,879 verdict- Gulfport federal court admitted liability airport negligence case [black hawk helicopter damaged jet] (3/14/17); $265,000 verdict/ 42% fault to plaintiff- Harrison County car wreck… Continue Reading

May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the May 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $200,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court excessive force by state trooper case (3/28/17); $265,000 verdict- Aberdeen federal court breach of contract case (4/21/17); $50,000 verdict- Oxford federal court civil rights violation case (4/26/17); $46,895 verdict- Jackson federal court gender discrimination case… Continue Reading

April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

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Here is a preview of the April 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $3,136,442 verdict (minus 60% fault to plaintiff)- Jackson County motorcycle crash/ roadway negligence (04/13/17); $460,000 verdict (minus 20% fault to plaintiff)- Forrest County workplace negligence/ premises liability (04/12/17); $271,000 verdict- Leflore County medical malpractice (12/17/16); $21,500 verdict- Stone County underinsured… Continue Reading

$1.25 Million Verdict in Jackson County Motorcycle Accident Trial

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Karen Nelson with the Sun-Herald had an excellent article on a recent $1.25 million verdict in Jackson County. The plaintiff Marvin Henderson was an off-duty highway patrolman who alleged that a dangerous road condition left by two construction companies caused his motorcycle crash and leg amputation. The jury determined that the plaintiff was 60% at… Continue Reading

$1.1 Million Jury Verdict- Coahoma County Medical Malpractice Trial

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On Thursday a Coahoma County jury returned a Plaintiff’s verdict of $1,128,000 against emergency room physicians Dr. Tommy Hughes and Dr. Jonathan Massey. Plaintiff alleged that the defendants negligently failed to diagnose bacterial meningitis, resulting in the death of plaintiff’s decedent. Andrew Neely and Eric Stracener of Jackson represented the plaintiff. Gordon James and Margaret… Continue Reading

$271,000 Jury Verdict in Leflore County Medical Malpractice Trial

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On December 17, 2016 a Leflore County jury returned a plaintiff verdict for $271,000 in Johnson v. Kronfol. The verdict included $46,000 in economic damages and $225,000 in non-economic damages. Here is the Final Judgment and Jury Verdict. Here is plaintiff’s Johnson Second Amended Complaint. Plaintiff alleged that she contracted sepsis as a result of… Continue Reading

$900,000 Jury Verdict- $500,000 Judgment in Jefferson County Silica Trial

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On Tuesday a Jefferson County jury returned verdicts of $800,000 in actual damages and $100,000 in punitive damages in Sampson v. Mississippi Valley Silica Co. The jury apportioned 50% fault to Miss. Valley Silica, which presumably lowers the judgment in the case to $500,000. Patrick Malouf and Johnny Givens with Porter & Malouf in Ridgeland… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Racial Discrimination Trial

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

$37,200 Jury Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Sexual Harassment Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
What better way to observe Presidents’ Day than a report on a jury verdict in a recent sexual harassment trial? The trial was week before last in Gulfport in the case of Canaski v. Mid-Mississippi Properties. Here is the salacious Complaint. The three plaintiffs alleged sexual harassment and retaliation by defendants after the defendants bought… Continue Reading