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.

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The Tenth Trial

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On Friday a Lowndes County jury in Columbus awarded $2.4 million to the plaintiff in Blevins v. Holzhauer. Here is the Columbus Dispatch article on the verdict. From the article: According to circuit court records, Hamilton resident Talanda Blevins sued Dr. James Holzhauer for negligence in 2016, two years after her uterus ruptured while she… Continue Reading

Mississippi Supreme Court Rules that Tort Claims Act Notice Requirement Not Jurisdictional and Can be Waived

Posted in Mississippi Supreme Court
The Mississippi Supreme Court issued a significant opinion today in Stuart v. UMC. The case was an appeal from a summary judgment in favor of UMC for failure to comply with the Mississippi Tort Claims Act pre-suit notice requirement. The plaintiff did provide notice before filing suit and it appears that UMC argued that the plaintiff… Continue Reading