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

“Thank you sir may I have another!”

On Monday U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves denied Governor Phil Bryant’s Motion to Stay preliminary injunction preventing HB 1523 from becoming law. Here is Larrison Campbell’s article on the decision on Mississippi Today and here is the order denying motion to stay.

It was a stupid motion. Judges

On Monday U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck the central ‘feature’ of HB 1523, ruling that county clerks must issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Here is Larrison Campbell’s article on Mississippi Today. Here is Judge Reeves’ Order.

The Order includes a lot of procedural noise. Here are key passages:

  • In 2016, Mississippi

The Jackson Free Press ran this article last week about Mississippi businesses suffering as a byproduct of HB 1523, which is a Jim Crow type law that attempts to legalize discrimination against gays. The article notes:

  • Jackson developer and architect Roy Decker lost an investor due to the bill’s passage (Decker is developing one of

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 Monday U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves entered a judgment of $1,903,961 in Chickaway v. U.S. The case involved allegations of medical malpractice against Choctaw Health Center, a tribally operated facility that is deemed part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The case involved the death of a twelve year old boy

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