Posts Tagged ‘litigation’

Graham reaches out-of-court settlement in training-pay case

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports that an out-of-court settlement has been agreed to with Hinds County Supervisor Robert Graham involving litigation concerning Graham’s conducting training while employed by the Jackson Police Department. As part of the settlement, Graham will transfer 91 days of his accumulated unused uncompensated personal and major medical leave to […] [...]

Judge rules against Kmart in flood damage case

CORINTH — A federal judge has denied a request from Kmart Corporation to file a corrected report on testimony of its engineering expert in a lawsuit over flood damage to one of its stores in Corinth. U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson ruled in December that changing the testimony would force both sides to incur more […] [...]

Supreme Court reprimands, fines judge

SMITH COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand and fine for a judge who was accused of failing to disclose a potential conflict in a Smith County asbestos case that resulted in a $322 million verdict. In May 2011, attorneys for Union Carbide Corporation said Circuit Judge Eddie H. Bowen neglected […] [...]

Fitch rates Forrest Health ‘A’; outlook is negative

HATTIESBURG — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on Forrest Health, Miss.’s (FH) outstanding debt, listed at the end of this release. The Rating Outlook remains “negative.” SECURITY Debt payments are secured by a pledge of the gross revenues of the obligated group. KEY RATING DRIVERS WEAK OPERATING PERFORMANCE: The maintenance of the Negative […] [...]

DHS attorney claims salary comes up short

An attorney in the Mississippi Department of Human Services’ Child Support Enforcement Division is suing the agency, claiming his salary has been lower than allowed by state law. William Satterfield, who has been with DHS’ Harrison County office since 2009, filed the lawsuit March 1 in Hinds County Chancery Court. Listed as defendants are Gov. […] [...]

BancorpSouth’s earnings impacted by litigation costs

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has released financial results for the quarter ended March 31. Highlights for the first quarter included: • Net income of $20.8 million or $0.22 per diluted share • Mortgage production of $425.9 million and mortgage sales of $445.9 million, which contributed to mortgage lending revenue of $12.3 million for the quarter, […] [...]

Debate should continue about tort awards and limitations

by MBJ Staff Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Hot Coffee, litigation, tort reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

In a recent story by Clay Chandler, a federal appeals court has ruled that Mississippi’s tort cap does not violate separation of powers A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Mississippi’s $1 million cap on non-economic damages arising out of civil litigation does not violate the state’s constitutional separation of […] [...]

Appeals court rules state’s tort cap doesn’t violate separation of powers

by Clay Chandler Published: March 1,2013

Tags: legal, litigation, plaintiffs, tort reform

A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Mississippi’s $1 million cap on non-economic damages arising out of civil litigation does not violate the state’s constitutional separation of powers. The question arose out of a personal injury case in federal court in Aberdeen. Plaintiff Lisa Learmonth was involved in a […] [...]

Class-action lawsuit brought over Eaton-Frisby litigation

JACKSON — Bernstein Liebhard, LLP, of New York, has commenced a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of a class of purchasers of Eaton Corporation common stock between August 2, 2009, and June 4, 2012. The complaint alleges that Eaton issued false and misleading statements […] [...]

Parkway Properties case trial date is set

by Amy McCullough Published: September 25,2011

Tags: fraud, litigation, Mitch Collins, Parkway Properties Inc., real estate

At a recent hearing, a judge ruled the case in which the former CFO of Jackson’s Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE: PKY) alleges wrongful termination and fraud will be tried June 4. The judge did not rule on disagreements about the plaintiff’s expert witnesses or the production of certain Parkway financial records. Parkway says it fired […] [...]

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