Posts Tagged ‘hearing’

No decision rendered in BP oil spill fairness hearing

NEW ORLEANS — BP and attorneys for businesses and people who lost money in the Gulf oil spill urged a federal judge yesterday to give his final approval to a class-action settlement. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier heard arguments from lawyers who negotiated the deal as well as other attorneys who have objected to parts […] [...]

Judge holding fairness hearing on oil spill class-action claims

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a fairness hearing for a proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During today’s hearing, the London-based oil giant and a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys will urge U.S. District […] [...]

Federal judge to weigh Delta schools’ desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal judge will hear arguments Dec. 11 in Oxford on proposals to desegregate two schools in the Cleveland School District. In May, the school district filed a proposal with the federal court to desegregate the East Side High School and D.M. Smith Middle School. The school system wanted to introduce magnet programs […] [...]

Gaming chair to hold hearing on proposals for lottery

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: bill, committee, gambling, gaming, hearing, law, lawmaker, legislation, legislative, legislator, Legislature, lottery, state government

JACKSON — The chairman of the House Gaming Committee says he will hold an initial fact-finding committee hearing sometime within the next three or four weeks to look at proposals for a state lottery in Mississippi. Rep. Richard Bennett, a Republican from Long Beach, tells the Clarion-Ledger many people have asked about a lottery and […] [...]

Judge reschedules sentencing in cancer center fraud case

SUMMIT — A federal judge has rescheduled sentencing hearings for three women convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving watered-down chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks are scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Sentencing had been scheduled for Monday. Sachdeva founded the Rose Cancer […] [...]

TVA wants feedback on proposed new transmission line

by Associated Press Published: September 11,2012

Tags: construction, electricity, energy, hearing, power, public meeting, transmission line, utility

TUPELO — The Tennessee Valley Authority is proposing a new transmission line between Union and Lee counties. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the TVA will hold a public meeting on the project on Thursday at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo to take public comment. TVA is proposing a new transmission line between its […] [...]

Public hearing to be held to discuss sale of Delta hospital

by Associated Press Published: August 28,2012

Tags: city, commercial property, county, hearing, hospital, medical, medicine, municipal government, municipality, sale

GREENWOOD — A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13 to hear from the public on the possible sale of Greenwood Leflore Hospital. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the hearing will begin at 5 p.m. at the Leflore County Civic Center in Greenwood. The hospital is jointly owned by Greenwood and Leflore County and is the area’s […] [...]

Ex-Rose Cancer doctor, billing agent expected to plead guilty

SUMMIT — A cancer doctor and a billing agent are expected to plead guilty today to charges related to an alleged scheme to dilute chemotherapy drugs and use old needles on multiple patients. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to activities […] [...]

Court cancels oral arguments on city’s proposed annexation

by Associated Press Published: March 26,2012

Tags: annex, annexation, arguments, courts, hearing, judges, judicial, judiciary, justices, municipal government

TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments scheduled for April 10 on the city of Tupelo’s annexation case. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the decision means the justices won’t hear live testimony from attorneys on either side of the issue but will rule entirely on written briefs. Earlier, Tupelo had opposed […] [...]

Taxi companies lobbying councilmen for rate hike

by Associated Press Published: March 22,2012

Tags: cabs, city council, councilmen, fuel, gasoline, hearing, municipal government, petroleum, rates, taxis

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has scheduled a public hearing on whether taxicab fares should be increased by $1 per mile. The Clarion-Ledger reports taxicab companies have lobbied the council in recent months for the hike. They say higher gas prices make it difficult to operate at the current $2 per mile allowed by […] [...]

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