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R. Douglas Vaughn Named MDLA President

R. Douglas Vaughn of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP has been named President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. Vaughn defends claims of medical malpractice, commercial litigation, and transportation matters. He also has experience handling insurance first party claims including bad faith and fraud investigation, commercial transactions including forming business entities, drafting wills and trusts, and closing real estate transactions. Doug is ...

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Flood claims specialist Lori Magnuson joins Butler Snow

Lori Magnuson has joined Butler Snow as an insurance claims specialist. Magnuson, who will be a part of both Butler Snow’s insurance defense practice and its catastrophic events and major claims team, has more than two decades of insurance and claim litigation experience. She will work from the firm’s Denver office.

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2 more lawsuits accuse chicken producers of fixing prices

Two major food distributors have filed their own federal lawsuits accusing Tyson Foods and other major chicken producers of fixing prices, but the industry denies any wrongdoing. The lawsuits filed this week in Illinois by Sysco Corp and US Foods Holding Corp. join several other lawsuits pending against the chicken producers. The allegations date back at least to a 2016 ...

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Adams and Reese attorney Adam V. Griffin earns CIPP/US certification

Jackson attorney Adam V. Griffin of Adams and Reese recently designated as a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US). The CIPP designation is a global industry standard for professionals entering and working in the field of privacy. Backed by American National Standards Institute/International Organization for Standardization (ANSI/ISO) accreditation, a CIPP/US credential demonstrates a strong understanding of a principles-based framework and ...

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John Shoemaker joins Butler Snow in Singapore

John Shoemaker has joined Butler Snow’s business services practice group in Singapore. Shoemaker has more than 25 years of experience in legal and regulatory compliance. Shoemaker received his undergraduate in political science from the University of Kansas and his masters in taxation from the University of Alabama. He earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University.

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Bradley attorneys Erin Saltaformaggio and Christina Seanor accepted into Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum

Erin D. Saltaformaggio and Christina M. Seanor, attorneys in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office and Litigation Practice Group, have been accepted into the 2018 class of the Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum. The Leadership Forum each year accepts no more than 20 Mississippi lawyers to gain insight vital to leaders in the legal profession and in service to professional, ...

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Andrews selected to leadership forum

April McDonald Andrews, an attorney with Heidelberg Steinberger, P.A. in Pascagoula, will join the Mississippi Bar Association’s 2018 Leadership Forum. McDonald Andrews is a graduate of Delta State University and the Mississippi College School of Law. She has been practicing law since 2011. Her practice areas include insurance defense and government law, as well as general and appellate litigation.

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Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush Attorneys Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers

Seven Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush attorneys were recently named 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and another seven claimed 2017 Mid-South Rising Star recognition. Mid-South Super Lawyers are: C. Glen Bush, Jr., Energy & Natural Resources; C. Greg Copeland, Insurance Coverage; James R. Moore, Personal Injury- General: Defense; J. Ryan Perkins, Civil Litigation: Defense; Glenn Gates Taylor, Energy & Natural Resources; ...

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