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Cupples inducted as Fellow

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Margaret Oertling Cupples, the managing partner of the firm’s Jackson office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, which recognizes a lawyer’s excellence, as well as dedication and service to the public and profession. Cupples focuses her practice on civil appeals and commercial litigation. Her work ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Mississippi’s Health Care Collaboration Act is good medicine

Say what you will about Mississippi’s government, our state Capitol building is an impressive structure. Even in the midst of a $8.7 million renovation, walking through the ground floor of the Capitol and looking up through the second floor opening into the dome far above, one gets the distinct impression that this is a thing that the state most certainly ...

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Analysis: Someone might want a trial in Epps bribery case

None of the people accused of bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps have gone to trial. Yet. But Dr. Carl Reddix might be ready to risk it. In the motion to throw out the case that Reddix’s lawyer filed last week, there was a hint of what Reddix might tell jurors: That he was running an honest company. That ...

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Mississippi LGBT law being argued in federal appeals court

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take effect last July 1, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT people. The 5th U.S. Circuit ...

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It’s good: Barq’s root beer heirs settle inheritance dispute

Heirs of a root beer company founded in Mississippi have settled a legal dispute over an inheritance. The Sun Herald reports Lou Ella Barq sued her son, Barry Barq, in 2016, claiming he took almost $1.3 million from her. She said he used a power of attorney she granted him after the 2002 death of her husband and his father, ...

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Law firm has Super Lawyers

Randi P. Mueller, Ronald G. Peresich Jr., Ronald G. Peresich, Cowles E. Symmes and Michael E. Whitehead of Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC, were all designated as Mississippi’s Super Lawyers for 2016 by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine. The law firm has offices in Biloxi and Jackson. Selection of the attorneys is a result of nomination, research and a selection ...

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HORNE hires Romero

HORNE LLP has hired Richard Romero, CVA, PAHM, CHFP, as a director in the accounting and business advisory firm’s healthcare focus area. Based out of the Nashville office, Romero serves clients nationwide as part of the firm’s healthcare valuation leadership team. Romero joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in regulatory compliance, valuation and litigation support.

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Mississippi judge retiring from US appeals court in October

A longtime judge is planning to retire from the federal appeals court that handles cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The Clarion-Ledger reports Judge Grady Jolly of Mississippi says in a letter that he intends to step down from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on his 80th birthday in October. Jolly is one of four 5th Circuit judges ...

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Pearson joins BKD

Matt Pearson, CPA, has recently joined BKD CPAs & Advisors as a Tax Manager in the Jackson office. Pearson joins BKD from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.  He has more than five years of experience providing tax and audit services to clients in a variety of industries in public accounting and private industry. A native of Oxford, Pearson is a 2010 graduate ...

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