On November 19, 2013 a federal court jury in Jackson returned a defense verdict for Ford Motor Co. in a products liability case filed by a Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper.

The trooper was injured when his state-issued 2008 Ford Crown Victoria left the roadway and hit a tree at approximately fifty miles-per-hour. The trooper was

On October 30, 2013 a Bolivar County Circuit Court jury returned a unanimous defense verdict in Melvin v. Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC. 

The plaintiff’s family member resided at the nursing home for six weeks in 2008. He developed a stage II pressure ulcer while at the nursing home.

Plaintiff claimed that the nursing

A week or two ago a Bolivar County jury rendered a defense verdict in Grainer v. Cleveland Nursing and Rehab. Center. The case involved pressure sores and weight loss by the resident.

The jury consisted of six African-Americans, five whites and one Hispanic. Circuit Judge Johnnie E. Walls, Jr. presided in the case.


On Thursday a Hinds County Circuit Court jury returned a 12–0 defense verdict in a nursing home negligence case against Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, which is in the Tara Cares system.

The plaintiff alleged that the nursing home’s negligence resulted in dehydration, fecal impaction and death. The decedent was a resident of Lakeland for

A Pike County Circuit Court jury returned a plaintiff’s verdict for $25,000 on Thursday in a nursing home case. The defendant was a Tara Cares owned nursing home.

Eric Stacener and Andrew Neely of Jackson represented the plaintiff. Davis Frye, Brad Smith and Barry Ford with Baker Donelson in Jackson represented the defendant. Judge Mike