Posts Tagged ‘tort’

Court wants more information in tort cap cases

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked attorneys for more information as it considers whether the state’s limitation on damages in civil cases is constitutional. In an order last month, the court asked attorneys for Sears, Roebuck and Co., and for plaintiff Lisa Learmonth to explain why a Mississippi jury failed to distinguish between […] [...]

Case against ‘King of Torts’ authors tossed

by Published: July 19,2011

Tags: attorneys, books, courts, judges, law, lawsuits, lawyers, slander, tort

OXFORD — A Lafayette County circuit judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger over a book they co-wrote about the judicial corruption case involving former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The Oxford Eagle reports that Judge Robert Elliot filed an order July 15 dismissing the suit that FBI agent […] [...]

Supreme Court begins mulling tort caps

by Published: June 14,2011

Tags: courts, damages, law, lawsuit, tort, tort reform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled arguments today on the question of whether a state law that limits non-economic damages in civil cases is constitutional. The lawsuit between Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Lisa Learmonth is pending before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The 5th Circuit has withheld […] [...]

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