Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Comments on the Latest Developments in Mississippi Civil Litigation

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

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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

Miss. Supreme Court’s Reversal of $1 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case is Example of Why State Court Judges Need to Alter System for Formulating Jury Instructions

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Improving the Jury System, Mississippi Supreme Court
As discussed at TBA last week, on Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a 2011 jury verdict of $1 million in a Hinds County case. Plaintiff alleged medical malpractice against Dr. Charles Laney. Here is the Court’s opinion in Laney v. Vance. The facts of the case were not important for purposes of the Court’s opinion.… Continue Reading