Home » NEWS » Law & Accounting (page 4)

Law & Accounting

Gulfport firm adds partners

Kimberly Marmalich, CPA, Cr.FA, and Deborah L. Vignes, CPA have been admitted as partners with Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC, which has offices in Gulfport and Wiggins. Marmalich is a native of Long Beach. She joined Alexander Van Loon in 1996.  Since 2012, she has served as Director of the firm’s Audit and Assurance Department, providing services ...

Read More »

West joins Oxford firm

Benjamin D. West recently joined Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC, as an associate attorney with the firm’s Oxford office. West focuses his legal practice in commercial litigation, criminal law, health care, insurance, mediation, arbitration, personal injury and product liability.

Read More »

LAW ELEVATED — Court deals setback to Trump’s immigration policy

By Todd P. Photopulos   A federal appeals court on Thursday, Feb. 9 unanimously ruled against President Trump’s controversial “travel ban” executive order that attempted to bar foreign nationals from a list of seven countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Those countries include Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Somalia, although the Executive Order anticipated a reviewing ...

Read More »

New partner at Bradley

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has elevated attorney Slates C. Veazey to partner at the firm’s Jackson office. Veazey represents clients in all types of litigation, with a particular emphasis on construction and insurance coverage disputes. His construction practice involves representing owners and general contractors in a variety of issues and projects, both public and private. He has experience managing ...

Read More »

Dowd named partner

Litigation attorney Matthew R. Dowd has been promoted to partner at the Jackson law firm of Adams and Reese. Dowd joined Adams and Reese in 2015 as Special Counsel in the firm’s Jackson office. Practicing law since 2005, he focuses his practice on products liability defense, in particular, silica defense, and also commercial and insurance litigation, personal injury, mass torts, ...

Read More »

LAW ELEVATED — Facebook fake news problem may impact businesses operating open websites

Recent criticisms lobbed at Facebook for fake news stories on its platform that allegedly tipped the election in Donald Trump’s favor may spell trouble for businesses operating open websites where users can post content.  Sites that aggregate content created by third parties (think Craig’s List, YouTube, or any sites that include a comment section) have long been shielded from liability by a ...

Read More »

Mississippi sues Google, saying it violates student privacy

Mississippi’s Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits. Attorney General Jim Hood sued the California-based computer giant Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. In a news conference Tuesday, Hood said Google is breaking Mississippi ...

Read More »

Panel tables plan for judges to be elected with party labels

A House committee is setting aside a proposal to have Mississippi’s judges run as Democrats and Republicans. The House Judiciary A Committee, on a split voice vote on Tuesday, tabled House Bill 496. Mississippi switched from partisan to nonpartisan judicial elections in 1994. However, House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, a Meridian Republican, says he thinks the state should switch back. ...

Read More »

When 2 systems ‘collide’ — HORNE unites engagement and public relations into new department

By NASH NUNNERY Forget the career ladder. Millennials are looking for the express elevator to find success. And that success includes opportunity for impact, influence and involvement. One Mississippi-based accounting firm has put a plan in action to focus not only on the strategic development of its millennial workforce but also more than 500 team members across the country. HORNE LLP’s ...

Read More »

New year could mean changes in legal world

By LISA MONTI  Who provides legal services, how much clients pay for those services and how data can predict future cases are among changes forecast for the legal profession in the new year and beyond. “Over the past five years, we have seen new techniques gain popularity as methods to help lawyers improve the business side of their practice,” said ...

Read More »