On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered a $13 million judgment in American Optical Corporation v. Rankin. This was a Jefferson County silica case where the date of the judgment was February 24, 2015.

The Court reversed on a statute of limitations issue. The plaintiff filed suit in 2013. Defendant argued that

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

On Thursday the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and remanded a $2.6 million judgment in Miss. Valley Silica Co. v. Eastman in a 6–3 decision. Here is the Court’s opinion.

The Court’s decision stemmed from a 2010 silica trial in Warren County that resulted in a $7.6 million jury verdict. The trial court reduced the

HarrisMartin is reporting that last week a Claiborne County jury rendered a defense verdict in favor of Empire Abrasive Equipment Corp. in a silica trial. According to the portion of the article that I have access to:

A jury in Claiborne County, Miss., has found for the sole trial defendant in the latest silica injury

A Claiborne County jury returned a confusing plaintiff verdict Friday afternoon in the silica trial I have been following. The jury’s total verdict awarded total damages of $750,000 and apportioned 10% fault to the defendant MSA. So the plaintiff gets $75,000 right? It’s not that simple.

The plaintiff’s proof and request was for $119,000 in economic

Reports from Claiborne County are that the water is rising fast. The plaintiff lives in Vicksburg and had trouble getting to Port Gibson today because Highway 61 is closed. 

As a result, Judge Pickard is pressing to get the ongoing silica trial to verdict today. The parties argued jury instructions last night after the jury

Reports from Port Gibson are that the plaintiff in the Claiborne County silica trial went to the bullpen yesterday and called in……Dennis Sweet of Jackson. 

Yep. The big right-hander entered the ballgame courtroom Wednesday afternoon representing the plaintiff. I didn’t know that Sweet was coming out of the pen.  

My earlier post on the ongoing silica

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