On June 30, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert and vacated a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gibson v. Kilpatrick.

The case originated in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, with Judge Michael Mills presiding. The plaintiff was the former police chief of Drew. He alleged that

On April 18, 2014 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a plaintiffs’ verdict in the total amount of $271,200 in Smith v. Tower Automotive Operations USA.

The two plaintiffs were white employees of Tower Automotive in Meridian. The two plaintiffs alleged that they were fired in retaliation for their complaints about racist remarks

On Wednesday a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a defense verdict in Morton v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

The plaintiff had a prosthetic leg and alleged that Cooper Tire did not make reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Cooper Tire defended on the basis that plaintiff’s job position required physical

On Thursday a federal court jury returned a $700,000 verdict in Harshberger v. Hill-Rom Company.

Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff alleged that she was a successful sales person for defendant. Plaintiff alleged that defendant fired her after she reported that another employee was stealing mattresses from one of defendant’s customers and forging

On Thursday a federal court jury in Aberdeen rendered a plaintiff verdict of $82,000 in Dulin v. Board of Commissioners of the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Here is the verdict.

The plaintiff, age 80, was the board attorney for Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Plaintiff alleged that the Board fired him because he is white. Evidence showed that

On Wednesday a North Mississippi Federal Court jury in Aberdeen rendered a total verdict of $100,000 in Dauzat v. Collums Furniture Mfg., Inc. and Troy McAlister.

The plaintiff worked for Collums as a factory worker. Plaintiff alleged that during her employment her supervisor (Troy McAlister) sexually harassed her by touching her breasts, touching her rear, offering

Last Wednesday a North Mississippi federal court jury awarded $50,000 in emotional distress damages to former Como police chief Cleve Gale. Como fired Gale in 2008 after serving 25 years as chief. The 3–2 vote to terminate Gale was along racial lines with 3 white alderman voting to terminate.

Here is Gale’s Complaint. The jury’s