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.

Tag Archives: Judge Lisa Dodson

Miss. Supreme Court Reinstates $500,000 Bench Verdict

Posted in Mississippi Court of Appeals, Mississippi Supreme Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated a $500,000 bench verdict in Miss. Dept. of Wildlife v. Webb. The case involved a high speed boat chase on the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi. Department of Wildlife officials stopped a speeding boater. After the initial stop, the officers instructed the boater… Continue Reading

Miss. Supreme Court Affirms $484,141.98 Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
On Thursday a unanimous Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a jury verdict of $484.141.98 in Robinson v. Corr. Facts: This was a medical malpractice case. In 1998, Regina Corr gave birth at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. Her OB/GYN (Dr. Charles Robinson) delivered by C-section. During the procedure, Regina’s uterus was lacerated, requiring repair. A urology consult the… Continue Reading

$1.17 Million Verdict in Hancock County Katrina Bad-Faith Trial

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On October 26, 2010 a Hancock County jury awarded $1,170,000 to Coastal Hardware Store in a bad faith case against Lloyds of London. Coastal Hardware was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Lloyds refused to pay the claim despite accepting premiums for the insurance. The verdict is one of the largest—if not the largest—in the history of Hancock County. Coastal Hardware… Continue Reading

Mistrial in Hancock County Wind vs. Water Trial Raises Serious Due Process Questions For Criminal Convictions in Hancock County Courthouse

Posted in General
On Thursday Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Lisa Dodson declared a mistrial in a Hurricane Katrina wind vs. water trial between Coastal Hardware and Lloyd’s of London. The reason for the mistrial was that the jury could not hear the witnesses due to acoustic problems in the courtroom in the recently renovated Hancock County courthouse.… Continue Reading