Posts Tagged ‘torts’

Legislators seem unconcerned about growing tort reform cases

JACKSON — As the number of tort reform cases before the Mississippi Supreme Court keeps growing, state lawmakers don’t seem quite as concerned about the court’s rulings as are Mississippi’s legal and corporate communities. The deadline to file bills for consideration in the Legislature’s 2012 session is Feb. 20. That’s plenty of time to get […] [...]

Bryant supports Texas’ ‘loser pays’ rule

JACKSON — On the campaign trail for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has bragged his state’s new “loser pays” law goes a long way to telling “trial lawyers to get out of your state.” Gov.-elect Phil Bryant has already expressed support for “loser pays.” Bryant continues to monitor the effect of that change in Texas, […] [...]

Scruggs petitions to have corruption conviction tossed

OXFORD — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has asked a federal court to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs’ legal argument in the motion, filed in U.S. District Court in North Mississippi, is that the U.S. Supreme Court limited the scope of […] [...]

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