Posts Tagged ‘lawsuits’

Hood suing BP oil spill fund administrator

JACKSON — Mississippi’s attorney general has sued the administrator of BP’s $20-billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents. Jim Hood said yesterday that he has tried to negotiate with the fund’s administrator, Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. He says he’s seeking to make the process more transparent so people will […] [...]

Uniondale accuses Wyeth of patent fraud

by Published: July 7,2011

Tags: courts, drugs, lawsuits, medicines, patents, pharmaceuticals

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed this week in Mississippi claims a major pharmaceutical company made millions of dollars by misrepresenting clinical data and using sham litigation to maintain a monopoly over a drug used to treat depression and anxiety. Uniondale Chemists Inc., a retail pharmacy in Uniondale, N.Y., filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. […] [...]

Lawmakers joining NAACP lawsuit over redistricting

JACKSON — Mississippi’s redistricting battle has become more complex, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative session it is unclear whether the debate will be resolved in the state Capitol or in a federal courtroom. The House Elections Committee voted along party lines yesterday to join a federal lawsuit filed by the […] [...]

Barbour files legal brief concerning damage caps

by Published: March 2,2011

Tags: courts, lawsuits, state government, tort reform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Legislature has the right to enact caps on non-economic damages awarded in lawsuits, Gov. Haley Barbour said in a legal brief filed Monday with the Mississippi Supreme Court. The limit on lawsuit awards and other tort reform initiatives “have cleaned up Mississippi’s image as a ‘judicial hellhole’ with outrageous monetary awards,” […] [...]

Company files lawsuit to block Hancock-Whitney merger

GULFPORT — A company that holds stock in Whitney Holding Corp. is suing to block the bank’s acquisition by Hancock Holding Co. A class-action lawsuit filed Monday by Realistic Partners accuses Whitney’s directors of acting in their own interests at the expense of shareholders and of preventing investors from making an informed decision about the […] [...]

Court set to rule on gravel mining operation

by Published: September 8,2010

Tags: agriculture, courts, lawsuits, mining

EUREKA — Circuit Judge Jimmy McClure says he’ll rule by Sept. 15 on a proposed gravel mining operation in the Eureka community of Panola County. Memphis Stone and Gravel Company wants to move its present mining operation from Batesville to a 200-acre site along Eureka Road. The land is currently zoned agricultural and Memphis Stone […] [...]

Florida trade group offering legal help to oil spill victims

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is offering legal representation to members waiting on BP compensation for losses related to the Gulf oil spill. The group said yesterday it has partnered with three law firms to represent hoteliers and restaurateurs who have seen claims delayed or denied. The group will also host […] [...]

Panel backs consolidating oil spill lawsuits

BOISE, Idaho — A federal judicial panel meeting in Idaho is considering where to consolidate more than 300 lawsuits filed in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill against BP and other companies. Twenty-three attorneys argued yesterday before the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation over where the cases should be centralized for key pretrial rulings. […] [...]

Alabama AG plans to sue BP over oil spill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Attorney General Troy King said yesterday he plans to sue BP, seeking tax revenue lost because of the impact of the Gulf oil spill on businesses and to recoup any state money spent on the cleanup. King criticized the job BP and claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg have done in resolving claims. […] [...]

Court rules judge can hear Deepwater Horizon cases

by Published: July 23,2010

Tags: courts, disaster, lawsuits, oil spill

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court has refused to order a judge to recuse himself from dozens of lawsuits over the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion even though he owned corporate bonds issued by two of the companies sued in the cases. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans refused to disqualify himself […] [...]

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