Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Supreme Court’

Whether CWIP constitutes a tax takes up most of Kemper hearing in front of Supreme Court

Most of last Monday’s hour-long Kemper coal plant hearing at the Mississippi Supreme Court centered on two questions: If the Mississippi Public Service Commission allows Mississippi Power Co. to charge its ratepayers for the facility’s construction, will it constitute a tax, or will it simply be a rate assessment? If it is a tax, does […] [...]

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Supreme Court clears way for excess insurers to pursue claims against counsel

An Oct. 18 Mississippi Supreme Court decision has the potential to change the state’s legal malpractice insurance market and increase premiums for lawyers who carry it. The holding arose out of a dispute between an excess insurance carrier who sued a primary carrier’s counsel. A former resident’s estate sued Shady Lawn Nursing Home and Vicksburg […] [...]

Supreme court sides with Department of Revenue in tax dispute with AT&T

by Clay Chandler Published: September 16,2012

Tags: ATT Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Revenue, Mississippi Supreme Court

A dispute that started between AT&T Mississippi and the state’s tax collection agency has lasted long enough that one of the entities has undergone a name change. Even with a Sept. 6 ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court, it still might not be over. What began with an audit of the company’s finances in 1997 […] [...]

Everyone thought things were running smoothly for Tri-State

by Ted Carter Published: September 9,2012

Tags: Mississippi Supreme Court, Tri State Brick & Tile, Trustmark National Bank

Up until 2007, Hilda Henne Abbot and her siblings thought fiscal management of Tri-State Brick & Tile was running as smoothly as the millions of dollars in automated equipment installed at the Forest Avenue brickyard in the previous years. Within a year, Abbot and brother Robert Henne and sisters Linda Henne and Jodie Henne learned […] [...]

Trustmark feels pain of $10 million in bad debt after Tri-State Brick’s demise

by Ted Carter Published: September 9,2012

Tags: brick industry, Mississippi Supreme Court, Tri State Brick & Tile, Trustmark National Bank

Court documents describe the collapse of longtime Jackson company Tri-State Brick & Tile as a “Mississippi success story gone awry.” And a story in which a bank is left holding the bag — in this instance a very hefty bag. Trustmark National Bank’s foreclosure on Tri-State Brick & Tile came to a close with the […] [...]

Assessing Tri-State’s future (or lack of one)

by Ted Carter Published: September 9,2012

Tags: Mississippi Supreme Court, Tri State Brick & Tile, Trustmark National Bank

Brick industry professional Pete Cieslak does not have a specific company in mind but says a buyer somewhere outside the South could conceivably have an interest in acquiring the defunct Tri-State Brick & Tile. It’s the kind of move that could get an outsider a foothold in the region, said Cieslak, president of the Brick […] [...]

Family fights for control of Tri-State Brick & Tile

by Ted Carter Published: September 9,2012

Tags: foreclosure, Mississippi Supreme Court, Tri State Brick & Tile, Trustmark National Bank

Trustmark National Bank’s early July foreclosure of Tri State Brick & Tile left the founder’s splintered family little to fight over, but the Mississippi Supreme Court may still have to declare a symbolic winner in the years-long feud. The justices have been asked to decide whether Trustmark, as the major lender to the 66-year-old Forest […] [...]

Current tort damages cap statute likely to remain as-is

by Clay Chandler Published: September 2,2012

Tags: judiciary, Mark Baker, Mississippi Supreme Court, tort reform

The Mississippi Supreme Court declined in late August to say whether the state’s $1 million cap on noneconomic damages in civil cases is constitutional. If and when the court takes up the matter in the future, justices will most likely be examining the same law then as they did recently. The current law is sound […] [...]

Damages cap issue not gone for good

by Clay Chandler Published: September 2,2012

Tags: damages cap, Mississippi Supreme Court, tort reform

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals about a year and a half ago asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if the state’s cap on noneconomic damages was constitutional. On Aug. 23, the state justices declined to do so. The question arose out of a personal injury lawsuit against Sears and Roebuck Co. Plaintiff Lisa […] [...]

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