Tag Archives: law

Now they’re stealing buses in the Capital City

October 2, 2013

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It’s not uncommon to hear the city of Jackson called to as “Jacktown” in reference to its volume of auto thefts. Now, the Capital City thieves have raised the bar — they stole a city bus. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, the Jatran bus was taken last night from the bus yard on […]

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Have you checked your car’s airbags lately?

September 25, 2013

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It’s one thing to traffic counterfeit handbags; it’s quite another to deal in bogus airbags. Yes, airbags — those things that are supposed to save lives in the event of a car accident! Turns out it’s a bigger issue than one might think. Fortunately, some groups are working to remedy the problem with a Mississippian […]

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Family blues — fight continues over Johnson’s estate

September 24, 2013

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Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson’s life was all too short; unfortunately, the in-family fight over his estate continues with all eyes now on the Mississippi Supreme Court. The state’s highest court heard arguments yesterday in a dispute over two photos of Johnson, who died in 1938 at the age of 28. When the justices might […]

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Ole Miss law school sets up free legal clinic

August 27, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that provides free legal assistance to low-income people is teaming with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Project for a clinic to help qualifying Lafayette county residents with family law matters. The clinic, set for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the UM School of Law, will help participants prepare […]

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Butler Snow selected as Team of the Year finalist in UK competition

July 30, 2013

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LONDON – Butler Snow UK, LLP (Butler Snow) has been selected as a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) North American Team of the Year finalist for the second consecutive year. The winner will be announced at the STEP Private Client Awards on Sept. 18 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London. “We […]

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Baker Donelson recognized for taking care of its staff

July 25, 2013

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The law firm of Baker Donelson has earned yet another award, this one for operating an exemplary workplace. Vault Inc. has named Baker Donelson a winner in the 2014 edition of  “Best Law Firms to Work For,” ranking it among the top 10 law firms in the country. This national ranking is based on feedback […]

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Butler Snow Law Firm announces international expansion, opening of London office

June 25, 2013

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LONDON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC (Butler Snow) announced today its international expansion and opening of the firm’s London office during a panel discussion on the emerging global economic landscape – featuring government leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States. Parliament Members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias […]

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WANTED: Young professionals for ongoing MBJ column

April 30, 2013

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The popular young professionals profile column “Keeping Our Eye On” has been a fixture of the MBJ for several years now and we’re just getting started. In 2013 alone, we’ve profiled 20 and 30-somethings in the fields of accounting, law, public housing, employment staffing, television, education and many others. The columns have been a success story on […]

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Proposal to allow gay Boy Scouts heads for council vote

April 19, 2013

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NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for compromise on a divisive issue, the Boy Scouts of America is proposing to partially lift its long-standing exclusion of gays — allowing them as youth members but continuing to bar them as adult leaders. The proposal, unveiled Friday after weeks of private leadership deliberations, will be submitted to the […]

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(VIDEO) Oliver Diaz on Voting Rights Act

April 15, 2013

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Former state justice Oliver Diaz talks about recent analysis of the Voting Rights Act.

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