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: Lance Stevens

Jackson Lawyer Partially Wins Lawsuit Over Fee in Fen-Phen Litigation

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
In 1999 American Home Products Corporation, the manufacturer of the diet drug fen-phen, agreed to pay $3.75 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits by the drug’s users. The drug was linked to heart valve disease. It was a stunning settlement that included payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars to plaintiffs who took the drug with no apparent ill-effects. Some plaintiffs recovered in… Continue Reading

Nationwide Ins. Co. Wins Federal Court Dec. Action-Bad Faith Trial

Posted in U.S. District Courts in Mississippi, Verdicts in Mississippi
On Thursday a Jackson Division federal court jury returned a verdict for Nationwide Insurance Co. in a dispute with an insured. Here is the verdict in Nationwide v. Doolittle. Here is Nationwide’s Dec. Action Complaint. Nationwide alleged that the Doolittles made material misrepresentations in their fire-loss claim regarding the contents of their home.  Here is… Continue Reading

Update on $2.2 Million Hinds County Doctor v. Hospital Verdict

Posted in Hinds County Circuit Court, Verdicts in Mississippi
Here is some more information on yesterday’s $2.2 million verdict in Hinds County that was the subject of this post. The jury deliberated for 45 minutes. Judge Winston Kidd presided in the case. Mark Caraway with Wise Carter in Jackson represented CMMC. Lance Stevens of Jackson represented the plaintiff. CMMC’s main defense was that there… Continue Reading