Supreme Court rules in favor of accountant
by Associated Press
Published: March 30,2012
TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld its decision to throw out a verdict against accountant Mignon Willis, who had been ordered to pay her former employer more than $185,000 for failing to perform her responsibilities.
The court yesterday denied Rehab Solutions’ motion to reconsider.
A jury in Lee County in 2010 awarded the Tupelo company $133,574 in compensatory damages and $50,000 in punitive damages.
Willis, the former mayor of Cherokee, Ala., was hired as an accountant in 2003 and was accused of failing to pay bills and taxes owed by the company, resulting in state officials placing a tax lien on the business.
The Supreme Court ruled in February that Willis’ negligence didn’t give Rehab grounds to sue her. The court said Rehab could have fired Willis but didn’t.
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