In 2010 a Lincoln County jury rendered a $1.5 million verdict for Precision Welding against Denbury Resources. Here is my post on the verdict.

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case for a new trial in a 6–3 decision. Here is the Court’s opinion.

Justice Dickinson wrote the majority

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $2.5 million jury verdict against Kroger in 2009 based on the 2007 beating of a customer in a purse snatching incident. Here is the Court’s opinion in Knox v. Kroger.

I wrote on the verdict in 2009 here and here.

Justice Dickinson wrote

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed a $150,000 jury verdict in the Humphrey County Circuit Court in City of Belzoni v. Johnson. The case was a 1983 action filed in state court.

Plaintiff claimed that she was sexually harassed by another police officer while she served on the City of Belzoni’s police force.

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $3.72 million jury verdict in Trustmark National Bank v. Roxco Ltd. Here is the Court’s opinion.

Facts:

Roxco was the general contractor on several state construction contracts. State law requires 3% of the cost of construction to be retained to ensure completion, but allows the

Governor Barbour’s appointment yesterday of Court of Appeals Chief Judge Leslie King to replace Justice James Graves on the Supreme Court was anticlimactic. It’s a bit like hiring an assistant coach on your current staff to replace your head football coach. It may be the best move, but it’s not very exciting for the fan base.