Like everyone else, I was shocked last Monday to learn of the death of Jackson attorney Precious Martin.

But unlike probably anyone else, I was on my way to South Carolina for a solo hike. For four days and three nights, I hiked and camped by myself. For the last three of those days, my

Lots of interesting court proceedings in Jackson today. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today at 9:00 a.m. in the Barbour Pardon-gate case. As always, you can watch the video of the arguments live here at the Supreme Court’s website. It’s an en banc hearing, so you can bet that there will be some

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

The Clarion-Ledger reported last week on a $553,000 jury verdict in a Hinds County medical malpractice trial against Jackson neurosurgeon Dr. Adam Lewis. The article provided a good description of the plaintiff’s allegations:

Joanne Hartwig’s negligence lawsuit in Hinds County Circuit Court said Dr. Adam Lewis’ surgery on Aug. 1, 2005, left a plate in

On April 27, 2011 Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued a $500,000 bench trial verdict against the City of Jackson in Sandifer v. City of Jackson. Here is the Court’s Opinion. Here is the Clarion-Ledger article on the case.

Facts:

In 2006 Toice Wilson murdered Tawana Sandifer, aged 16. Before the girl’s