Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

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

Tag Archives: Dennis Sweet

$1,036,000 Jury Verdict in Jefferson County Asbestos Drilling Mud Case

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
Last week a Jefferson County jury returned a total verdict of $1,036,000 in McManus v. Phillips 66 [yet another one of my many lifetime nicknames, but I digress]. The case was an asbestos drilling mud case. Here is the Verdict. The verdict reflects the following damages: $36,000- economic $800,000- non-economic $200,000- punitives. Looks like the… Continue Reading

Mississippi Court of Appeals Affirms $4,691,000 Jury Verdict Against Baptist Hospital in Wrongful Death Case

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Court of Appeals
On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $4.6 million Hinds County jury verdict in Miss. Baptist Health Systems v. Kelly. Here is the Court’s opinion. This was the appeal of a 2009 trial that I wrote about in this 2009 post. This was a pre-tort reform cap case. Ellen Kelly died as a… Continue Reading

Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders $7 million Lead Paint Verdict 4 Years After Reversing Trial Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
The 2007 Supreme Court Decision: In June 2003, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Lamar Pickard granted Sherwin-Williams summary judgment in a lead paint case (Pollard v. Sherwin-Williams). The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed. But on February 15, 2007, the Miss. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case for trial in a 5–4 decision. Here is the Court’s… Continue Reading

Plaintiff Brings Closer in from Bullpen in Claiborne County Silica Trial

Posted in General
Reports from Port Gibson are that the plaintiff in the Claiborne County silica trial went to the bullpen yesterday and called in……Dennis Sweet of Jackson.  Yep. The big right-hander entered the ballgame courtroom Wednesday afternoon representing the plaintiff. I didn’t know that Sweet was coming out of the pen.   My earlier post on the ongoing silica trial… Continue Reading

$23 Million Hinds County Verdict Against Marriott and City of Jackson is on Thin Ice

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
The Clarion-Ledger reported this morning on a $23 million Hinds County jury verdict yesterday against  Marriott and the City of Jackson. According to the article: The key question the jury had to decide was whether West was acting as a police officer or was he acting as a security officer for Marriott when he shot… Continue Reading

Update on Two Hinds County Jury Verdicts

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
I was able to obtain more information on the recent $4.6 million jury verdict in Hinds County Circuit Court. It is my understanding that the defendant was Baptist Hospital and one or more physicians, but that the verdict was only against the hospital. It was a wrongful death case where the plaintiff’s records disclosed that she… Continue Reading