Posts Tagged ‘law’

Phillip Sykes joins Butler Snow in Jackson

by Published: September 11,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Phillip S. Sykes has joined the firm’s Ridgeland office. Sykes is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation practice group and will focus his practice on appellate matters, commercial litigation, insurance, personal injury and product liability defense and toxic tort matters. “Phillip is a respected and experienced attorney, […] [...]

Supreme Court to hear arguments in McDaniel’s election lawsuit Oct. 2

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 as a candidate tries to revive a lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran. The high court yesterday released a schedule for the appeal by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Justices said they will handle the case quickly, as […] [...]

Deadline approaching to meet new elevator/escalator inspection law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Insurance Department is reminding Mississippians that the deadline for building owners and managers to have their elevators and escalators inspected under a new Mississippi law is rapidly approaching. House Bill 817, which became effective July 1, 2013, requires a safety inspection by a certified elevator/escalator inspector licensed by the state of […] [...]

Musgrove: About 30 more school districts might join lawsuit

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove said yesterday that about 30 more school districts are considering whether to join an education-funding lawsuit he filed against the state. Fourteen districts, including Greenville and Hattiesburg, are already plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which seeks money to make up for budget shortfalls since 2010 because the Legislature has […] [...]

Trey Byars named to American Board of Trial Attorneys

by Published: September 8,2014

Tags: attorneys, Business, law, Mississippi

Wilton (Trey) V. Byars III of the law firm Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A., has been named a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys (ABOTA). Byars was a recipient of the 2012 Mississippi Business Leadership in Law Award, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Superlawyers.  He is […] [...]

Mississippi Supreme Court to hear case involving tort damage cap

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a state judge’s ruling that a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster in Coahoma County issued the ruling in 2012 in a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages in the death of a […] [...]

McDaniel’s camp files notice to appeal dimissal of lawsuit

LAUREL — A tea party-supported candidate is taking the first step to try to revive his lawsuit that challenges his Republican primary loss to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran. Attorneys for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed a notice of appeal Friday, saying they intend to ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s dismissal of […] [...]

BP possibly facing another $18B in fines after Barbier’s oil spill ruling

NEW ORLEANS — BP could be looking at close to $18 billion in additional fines over the nation’s worst offshore oil spill after a federal judge ruled yesterday that the company acted with “gross negligence” in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier concluded that the London-based oil giant showed a […] [...]

Judge rules BP’s ‘reckless conduct’ caused 2010 Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ruled that BP’s reckless conduct resulted in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling today could nearly quadruple the amount of civil penalties for polluting the Gulf of Mexico with oil from BP’s […] [...]

Court of Appeals rules Rep. Aldridge must repay aunt

TUPELO — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has let stand its ruling that state Rep. Brian Aldridge pay more than $200,000 to his aunt, whose estate was plundered by his father. The Appeals Court yesterday denied Aldridge’s motion to look again at the case. In March, the Appeals Court upheld a 2012 ruling by Lee […] [...]

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