Posts Tagged ‘verdict’

Judge upholds jury verdict in race discrimination case

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has upheld a jury’s $82,000 award to a white attorney who claimed he was fired by the Greenwood Leflore Hospital’s majority-black board because of his race. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock’s ruling says jurors had sufficient evidence to conclude in April that race was a motivating factor in the board’s […] [...]

Trial set for Texaco’s appeal of $19M verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Dec. 3 in Texaco’s appeal of a $19-million verdict for five women who alleged the oil company was responsible for their children born with disabilities and illnesses. A Hinds County jury ruled for the woman in 2010. Texas appealed the verdict. Supreme […] [...]

DuPont to appeal $1 billion verdict for Monsanto

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — DuPont officials plan to appeal a federal jury’s record-setting $1-billion verdict that found the company willfully infringed a patent held by Monsanto. It took the jury 45 minutes to reach the largest collectible verdict in Missouri history Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. DuPont’s best chance for success on […] [...]

Chicago law firm asks justices to dismiss $103M fraud verdict

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is to hear arguments today from a Chicago-based law firm seeking dismissal of a $103 million jury verdict to businessman Lavon Evans Jr. who claimed the firm defrauded him. Evans sued in 2008 claiming the Baker & McKenzie firm defrauded his oil and gas business. In 1999, Evans began […] [...]

Chicago law firm asks Court to toss fraud verdict

JACKSON — A Chicago-based law office has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to throw out a jury’s verdict saying it owes $103 million to a businessman who claimed the firm defrauded him. Oral arguments are scheduled for July 17 in Jackson. The case is among dozens the court will take up during its July-August term. […] [...]

Federal appeals panel upholds fraud verdict againt two lawyers

MCCOMB — A federal appeals court panel has upheld a $420,000 verdict against two Mississippi lawyers accused of committing fraud during an asbestos lawsuit they filed in 2001. McComb attorneys William Guy and Thomas Brock sued Illinois Central Railroad Company on behalf of former employees who claimed asbestos made them sick. The railroad company later […] [...]

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