People predicting litigation over the unusual aspects of the merger between Watkins Ludlam and Jones Walker turned out to be right.

On October 14, former Watkins Ludlam shareholders Hall Bailey and Vikki Taylor filed suit against the seven Watkins Ludlam partners who negotiated the merger with Jones Walker. The Watkins Ludlam lawyers named as defendants

On Tuesday a federal court jury in the Western Division of the Northern District of Mississippi returned a plaintiff’s verdict of $1.15 million in Whiteaker v. Fred’s Stores of Tennessee. The case involved a trip and fall accident outside a Fred’s Store in Southaven.

Here is the Complaint. The plaintiff alleged that the plaintiff