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BEN WILLIAMS: The one U.S. Supreme Court opinion to read in 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s regular term ended June 27, and the eight remaining life-time Article III Justices released their final opinions.    A 5-4 decision, or more recently 5-3 due to the passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, is cause célèbre.  Those rulings receive sports-like coverage, complete with scores, action shots and quotes from the victorious fans. You’ll hear much ...

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Haddox Reid makes 6 promotions

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC announces the following promotions: Alex Boyd, CPA, has been promoted to Manager. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Taxation. He works in the Firm’s Tax Division with experience in taxation for estates, trusts, business entities and non-profits, as well as tax planning and compliance for individuals. Kevin ...

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LAW ELEVATED: Mississippi: Uber has arrived

One of the most exciting developments of the recently concluded 2016 legislative session was the passage of legislation to welcome ridesharing companies like Uber to Mississippi. In case you have not experienced a ridesharing service such as Uber in Jackson or in other markets around the country, they usually entail connecting people who need a ride with a certified driver ...

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Butler Snow law firm names Belknap as new COO

The Butler Snow law firm has named L. Howard Belknap as its chief operating officer. The firm announced the news in a press release Wednesday. Belknap’s most recent position was at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where he also served as COO and as executive director of the firm’s New York office. Before that he was director of ...

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Nail McKinney adds to staff

Kyle Stephenson has joined Nail McKinney Professional Association and will be working in its Tupelo office. Stephenson is a native of Booneville and received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of North Alabama in 2015. He is currently preparing to sit for the CPA exam.

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Metcalf joins Haddox Reid

Matthew G. Metcalf recently joined the tax division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC. He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi, where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Accountancy. He has previously worked as a Tax Associate with a public accounting firm in Nashville, and has also worked as a Senior External ...

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Lawyers await rulings on challenges to Mississippi LGBT law

Attorneys who sued to try to block a Mississippi gay-marriage law hope a federal judge will hand down rulings in their lawsuits Thursday, the final day before it’s set to take effect. The law says clerks could cite religious objections to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It also would protect merchants and others who refuse services ...

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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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