Posts Tagged ‘settlement’

Attorneys ask judge to allow oil spill payments to continue

NEW ORLEANS — A team of plaintiffs’ lawyers urged a federal judge on Thursday to reject BP’s bid to suspend all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill. In a court filing, attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC say the […] [...]

Appeals court hears BP challenge on oil spill claims

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP PLC is being forced to pay inflated and even “fictitious” claims to businesses because of the way a court-appointed administrator is making payments from a legal settlement following the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an attorney for the oil giant said Monday. Ted Olson made the arguments […] [...]

Insurer settles with county over damaged roads

CORINTH — The insurer for a transport company has paid $247,500 for damage to Alcorn County roads in 2011. The board of supervisors accepted the settlement for damage to Holly Church Road and Henson Road. Supervisors say the roads were damaged during a transport job by Burkhalter Rigging of Columbus. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal […] [...]

SoS delivers Point Cadet settlement check to USM

HATTIESBURG — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has presented the University of Southern Mississippi with a check for $432,307 in the President’s Conference Room at the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the University’s Hattiesburg campus. The funds are part of a settlement agreement reached in 2002 resolving long standing land issues on a piece […] [...]

SEC finally releases Morgan Keegan settlement plan

JACKSON — After repeated requests, the Securities and Exchange Commission has finally announced the proposed plan to distribute Morgan Keegan settlement funds to Mississippi investors, according to the Office of Secretary of State. “For two years, the SEC ignored the pleas of investors to release this money. They desperately need their settlement funds,” says Secretary […] [...]

Property owner settles housing discrimination lawsuit

MAGEE — The U.S. Department of Justice says a Mississippi company will pay a $27,000 settlement in a housing discrimination lawsuit. M.M. and S. Inc. agreed, according to a press release, to pay $20,000 to a family for refusing to rent a home to them, and a civil penalty of $7,000 to the United States. […] [...]

Airport, ex-director settle lawsuit just before trial

TUPELO — A lawsuit against the Tupelo Regional Airport Authority has been settled just days ahead of the scheduled trial. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills dismissed a suit by Reid Dawe, a former director of operations at Tupelo Regional Airport. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dawe claimed his rights were violated when he […] [...]

Judge rejects BP’s request to block oil spill payouts

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has rejected BP’s request to block what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses who claim the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money. Before a hearing today, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier already had upheld court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau’s […] [...]

Debt collector, law firm settles FTC charges

OXFORD — A debt buyer and debt collection law firm based in Mississippi have agreed to pay nearly $800,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they misled consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatened them with lawsuits. The FTC said debt buyer Security Credit Services, LLC and Jacob Law Group, PLLC charged consumers nationwide […] [...]

Hospital trustees ask for meeting with supervisors

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors expects to meet this week with Natchez Regional Medical Center’s board of trustees. Supervisors tell The Natchez Democrat the meeting is at the request of the hospital board, and will be used to discuss the county-owned hospital’s plans for the future and might include discussions of the […] [...]

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