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BREAKING: Supreme Court denies Mississippi, Wisconsin abortion appeals

The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Mississippi and Wisconsin seeking to put in place restrictions on abortion clinics that were struck down by lower courts. The justices on Tuesday refused to hear appeals involving laws that would have forced doctors who perform abortions at clinics in the two states to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The orders follow ...

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Bradley’s Newman selected

Dinetia Newman, a partner in the Jackson office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has been selected to join the American Health Lawyers Association Fellows Class of 2016. Newman and her 10 Fellows counterparts will be recognized during AHLA’s Annual Meeting in Denver. AHLA’s Fellows Program was established in 2004 to recognize the organization’s lifelong leaders and to provide a ...

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WE LAW: Corporate governance and management

Mitt Romney was right. Corporations are “people” – at least in the sense that they have many of the same rights and obligations as individuals. Corporations (and other business entities) can enter into contracts, incur debt, sue and be sued. Business entities cannot, however, act on their own behalf. Determining who has the power and authority to act for and ...

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Holland selected VP

Page Kruger & Holland attorney James D. Holland has been elected vice president of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. His selection came at the group’s 75th annual meeting in Monterey, Calif. The ADTA is an international organization of defense attorneys which accepts members by invitation only, with only one prime member in any city with a population of less ...

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Houston woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud

A 42-year-old Chickasaw County nurse is headed to prison for one year after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a news release Tuesday Cheryl Renee Hamblet, of Houston, appeared before Choctaw County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Loper Jr. on Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of obtaining ...

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State’s at-will employment doctrine vulnerable in gun lawsuit

By TED CARTER A federal lawsuit over the firing of an Aurora Flight Sciences worker for having a gun in his car at work could soon punch a large hole in Mississippi’s  150-year-old “at-will employment” doctrine. While Robert Swindol’s suit against drone aircraft maker Aurora Flight Sciences is still under review by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New ...

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MEC, Manufacturers Association, Municipal League fear breach of fire-at-will doctrine

By TED CARTER The Mississippi Supreme Court would deal a “devastating blow” to the state’s 150-year-old at-will employment doctrine by sticking to a March ruling that a worker should not have been fired for having a firearm in a locked vehicle at work. Those are the stakes as seen by the Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and the Mississippi ...

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US judge to hear arguments Monday over Mississippi LGBT law

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday over challenges to a Mississippi law that could restrict access to same-sex marriage. House Bill 1523 will become law July 1 unless it is blocked by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves. Four lawsuits say the measure is unconstitutional. They contend it denies equal protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They ...

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Mississippi law firms moving to mobile apps

By LISA MONTI Mississippi law firms have embraced the website to promote their services and specialties but not many have warmed up to using a mobile app to serve clients and find new business. At least not yet. The firms in the state that do have an app say it keeps them connected with clients and helps to generate more word-of-mouth ...

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The law of (not so) average Bradley Arant attorney Stuart Lott

By NASH NUNNERY Stuart Lott takes nothing for granted as a young attorney for one of the South’s oldest and most recognizable law firms. He believes in Miles’ Law (‘Where you stand depends on where you sit’), a phrase coined by Rufus Miles, an assistant secretary under former U.S. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. Lott, who focuses his practice at ...

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