On Friday a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a total verdict of $107,100 in Robinson v. JSU and Fuller. 

The plaintiff Fredrick Robinson was the Director of Sports Medicine at Jackson State. He claimed that the Athletic Director (Dr. Vivian Fuller) fired him in retaliation for participating in an EEOC investigation against Fuller. That

In December I wrote here about a $182,000 jury verdict for former women’s basketball coach Denise Taylor-Travis against Jackson State University. On August 1, 2014 District Judge Henry Wingate rendered a $200,000 verdict for Taylor on her separate invasion of privacy claim against JSU.

Here is Judge Wingate’s opinion: Taylor v. JSU – Opinion on

On December 3, 2013 a federal court jury in Jackson rendered a $182,000 verdict in Taylor v. Jackson State University. Here is the Clarion-Ledger’s article on the verdict.

The article states:

Taylor’s equity complaint stemmed from the university’s decision to prevent her from attending the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association convention in March 2011. 


The Clarion-Ledger reported Saturday on a $93,000 jury verdict in an excessive force case against three Madison police officers. Here is a link to the article.

The article states:

Steve C. Thornton said the officers used pepper spray and also slammed him to the ground in his garage in June 2008 after he complained about

One of the first posts on this blog was this post in February 2009 about the issue of attorney’s fees and expenses in the City of Jackson Firefighters sexual harassment case to be decided by Judge Henry Wingate. Judge Wingate issued his ruling yesterday. Here is the 41 page Order.


The City lost the

Last week the Clarion-Ledger reported on a $205,506 federal court jury verdict for Melissa Ross, who alleged that she was wrongfully fired from the Mississippi School for the Deaf because she is black. The jury awarded Ross $40,506 for back pay and $165,000 for pain and suffering/ mental anguish/ loss of enjoyment of life/ emotional