In this October 23 Order, Jasper County Circuit Judge Eddie Bowen ruled that Mississippi’s non-economic damages caps are not constitutional.

I previously wrote about the underlying case (Tanner v. Eagle Oil & Gas Co.) here and here. A Paulding jury rendered a $18 million non-economic verdict The total verdict in the case was

As widely reported, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered Judge Eddie Bowen to recuse himself in the Smith County asbestos drilling mud case that was tried to a $322 million verdict in May. In June the defendant Union Carbide moved for Judge Bowen’s recusal in the case because his father sued Union Carbide 20 years ago

I previously discussed Union Carbide’s Motion to Recuse Judge Bowen from hearing further proceedings in the Smith County asbestos drilling mud case that resulted in a $322 million verdict. In July, the Mississippi Supreme Court stayed proceedings in the case pending its decision on the recusal issue.

Here is the plaintiff’s response brief filed

Union Carbide wants Smith County Circuit Judge Eddie Bowen to recuse himself from hearing further proceedings in the inexplicably massive asbestos verdict rendered last month. Here is Union Carbide’s motion.

Union Carbide points to the fact that Judge Bowen’s father settled an asbestos case with Union Carbide 20 years ago. Union Carbide figured this out after the trial

Results for Tuesday’s runoffs in judicial elections:

Hinds County Court: Melvin Priester over Brent Southern

Madison County Court: Steve Ratcliff over Will Longwitz

13th Chancery District (Covington, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson, Smith): David Shoemake over incumbent Judge Larry Buffington

13th Circuit District (Smith, Jasper, Simpson, Covington): Interim Judge Eddie Bowen over Wilton McNair

10th Chancery District: Dawn