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: Porter and Malouf

$900,000 Jury Verdict- $500,000 Judgment in Jefferson County Silica Trial

Posted in Verdicts in Mississippi
On Tuesday a Jefferson County jury returned verdicts of $800,000 in actual damages and $100,000 in punitive damages in Sampson v. Mississippi Valley Silica Co. The jury apportioned 50% fault to Miss. Valley Silica, which presumably lowers the judgment in the case to $500,000. Patrick Malouf and Johnny Givens with Porter & Malouf in Ridgeland… Continue Reading

Miss. Court of Appeals Affirms Million-Plus Silica Verdict

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Improving the Jury System, Mississippi Court of Appeals
On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $1,095,000 Hinds County jury verdict in Barnett v. Miss. Valley Silica Co. Here is my brief post in October 2012 reporting on the verdict. The decedent worked near sandblasting at Miss. Iron and Steel Co. on High Street in Jackson. He alleged that Valley Silica failed… Continue Reading

Miss. Supreme Court Reverses and Renders $7 million Lead Paint Verdict 4 Years After Reversing Trial Court’s Grant of Summary Judgment

Posted in Appellate Decisions From Jury Verdicts, Mississippi Supreme Court
The 2007 Supreme Court Decision: In June 2003, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Lamar Pickard granted Sherwin-Williams summary judgment in a lead paint case (Pollard v. Sherwin-Williams). The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed. But on February 15, 2007, the Miss. Supreme Court reversed and remanded the case for trial in a 5–4 decision. Here is the Court’s… Continue Reading

Silica Trial Ongoing in Claiborne County

Posted in General
There is a silica trial taking place this week in Claiborne County. The plaintiff claims that he was exposed to silica at the Grand Gulf Power Plant. I understand that there are concerns that there could be a mistrial ordered due to the Mississippi River flooding in Claiborne County. Apparently, water is at Hwy 61 near the… Continue Reading

Cheap Shots in Trial are OK?

Posted in Mississippi Court of Appeals
The Court of Appeals concluded 2010 with a decision that bothers me. Here is the Court’s opinion in Triplett v. River Region Medical Corp. Facts: This was a Warren County medical malpractice case against a hospital, doctor and CRNA. River Region got out on summary judgment and the case was tried in May 2008 before Judge Frank… Continue Reading