Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

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Philip is a trial attorney based in Jackson, Mississippi with a diverse civil litigation practice.

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$2 Million Verdict in Hinds County Car Wreck Case

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi

On Thursday February 7, 2019, a Hinds County jury in Jackson returned a unanimous $2 million verdict for the plaintiff in Kirkland v. Barnett. Plaintiff Carole Kirkland alleged that Defendant Mary Judith “Judy” Barnett ran a red light at the intersection of Pascagoula and State Street in downtown Jackson causing their cars to violently collide.  Ms.… Continue Reading

Big Verdict in Hinds County Medical Malpractice Trial – 15% Fault to Defendant

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi

On Friday a Hinds County jury returned a $2.5 million plaintiff verdict in Williams v. Ilercil. The jury apportioned 85% fault to St. Dominic Hospital, which settled before trial, and 15% to the defendant Orhan Ilercil. Of the verdict, $872,000 was for economic damages. After applying the $500,000 cap for non-economic damage, the total verdict… Continue Reading

Defense Verdict in Hinds County Tort Claims Act Medical Malpractice Trial

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi

On Friday Hinds County Senior Judge Tomie Green rendered a defense verdict in Nickerson v. Univ. of Miss. Medical Center. Here is the Court’s Memorandum Opinion and Order. The decision was from a 2016 trial of a medical malpractice case against UMMC that Plaintiff filed in 2004. The case involved the 2003 death of a… Continue Reading