Posts Tagged ‘decision’

Judge upholds state’s tort cap, but criticizes law

by Associated Press Published: June 23,2013

Tags: award, damages, decision, hospital, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, medical, medicine, tort, tort cap, tort reforn, wrongful death

JACKSON — A federal judge has upheld Mississippi’s cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The ruling came in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman and her unborn baby who died after being denied potential lifesaving treatment at a hospital on the Choctaw Reservation in Neshoba County. […] [...]

Judge rules against NOAA in red snapper dispute

GULF OF MEXICO — A federal judge says federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and limits beyond federal limits. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Brownsville, Texas, overturned the emergency rule […] [...]

Judge denies ex-alderman’s request; runoff to proceed

WEST POINT — A federal judge has denied a request to block today’s runoff elections in West Point. Alderman Jasper Pittman and four other residents filed suit Friday to have the city’s May 7 primary thrown out and Tuesday’s runoff stopped. Pittman, who was seeking re-election, fell one vote short of getting into a runoff […] [...]

Court rules in clinic dispute involving St. Dominic, HMA

CANTON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has granted a motion from St. Dominic Health Systems to dismiss its appeal of a judge’s order that it did not have a binding contract to buy an outpatient surgery clinic in Canton. The dismissal order was made public by the court late last week. St. Dominic had argued […] [...]

Panel rejects appeal in global warming/Katrina lawsuit

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a group of Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and landowners who alleged that emissions by energy companies contributed to global warming, which intensified Hurricane Katrina, which, in turn, damaged their property. In the lawsuit, the landowners sought compensatory and […] [...]

Man gets seven years in prison for teacher-cheating scheme

by Associated Press Published: May 13,2013

Tags: bench, cheat, cheater, cheating, court, decision, education, educator, guilty, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, license, prison, ruling, sentence, teacher, test

MEMPHIS — A federal judge in Memphis has sentenced a longtime Memphis educator to seven years in prison in a test-taking fraud scheme. Clarence Mumford Sr. pleaded guilty in February to leading a 15-year scheme that helped teachers cheat on qualification exams. The passing scores were then used to help people get jobs in public […] [...]

Newspaper told to add Pickering as defendant in public records case

by Associated Press Published: April 24,2013

Tags: bench, decision, judge, judicial, juducuary, justice, media, newspaper, public records, ruling, state agency

BILOXI — Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel has ruled she cannot force the Mississippi Department of Resources to provide the Sun Herald records the agency no longer possesses. Schloegel ruled the newspaper would need to add the State Auditor’s Office as a defendant in a public records lawsuit it filed against the DMR. The Sun Herald […] [...]

Abortion clinic continuing to see patients after judge’s ruling

JACKSON — Mississippi’s only abortion clinic continued seeing patients yesterday, the day after a federal judge temporarily stopped the state from closing it. Several people wearing florescent yellow vests labeled “Clinic Escort” helped women find parking places and walked with them into the cherry pink building in a Jackson retail district. Outside an iron fence […] [...]

Mayor’s request to have repayment reduced is denied

SOUTHAVEN — A Hinds County judge has denied a request from Southaven Mayor Greg Davis to throw out part of the $70,000 that the state auditor alleges he owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses. WMCTV in Memphis reports Davis’ argues that his reimbursements followed state law and he had the authority to approve his city travel. […] [...]

Tobacco companies win, have decision overturned

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, cigar, cigarette, court, decision, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, pipe, retail, ruling, smoke, smoking, tax, tobacco

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has sided with tobacco companies who argued that a state tax on cigarettes sold at retail outlets outside the state was unfair. Yesterday’s decision overturned a 2011 decision by a Hinds County judge who found the tax fair. However, the issue is moot because lawmakers repealed the tax in […] [...]

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