Judge Louis Guirola Jr.

On January 11, 2017 a federal court jury in Gulfport rendered a verdict for the plaintiff in Garcia v. Fickling Management Services, Inc. Here is the Complaint.

Plaintiff, Linda Garcia, a 65-year-old woman, slipped and fell down concrete steps covered in ice while exiting her apartment at the Palm Isle apartment complex in Biloxi, MS

As reported in the Clarion-Ledger, District Judge Louis Guirola granted the City of Jackson’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict in a lawsuit that resulted in a $600,000 verdict against the City. Here is my original post on the verdict.

From the Clarion-Ledger:

Don Hewitt, owner of Advanced Technology Building Solutions who hoped

Friday Mississippi’s federal judiciary celebrated the appointment of District Judge Carlton Reeves with his investiture at Jackson State University. The vast majority of the Mississippi federal judiciary attended the event, which was marked by several moving speeches about the Yazoo City native’s accomplishment of becoming a federal judge.

Judge Reeves’ former law partner Cliff Johnson served as the Master of

On Tuesday a federal court jury in Gulfport returned a verdict of $1,132,491 in a case involving an 18–wheeler rear-end collision on I-10 in Harrison County. Here is the verdict form, which awarded the following damages:

  •  medical expenses: $132,491.50
  • lost earnings: $850,000
  • non-economic damages: $150,000.

The jury assigned 1% fault to an unknown driver. As a

The Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday that Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dowdy has been appointed interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. Dowdy replace Don Burkhalter, who retired this month and was also serving on an interim basis.

Seeing as how the Obama administration has forgotten about U.S. Attorneys in Mississippi, the appointment was made

Southern District Chief Judge Louis Guirola swore in Carlton Reeves as a United States District Judge this morning in Judge Wingate’s courtroom at the federal courthouse in Jackson.

Congressman Bennie Thompson attended the ceremony, as did most of the federal court
 judges based in Jackson and several Mississippi Supreme Court Justices and Court of Appeals Judges.