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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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C Spire gets favorable Supreme Court ruling

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a decision in 2006 by Hinds County Chancery Judge William Singletary that sealed a contract with BellSouth Telecommunications and the state for landline and Internet services and sent it back to the lower court. At issue is whether the Legislature in 2015 made the contract subject to the state’s Open Records ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — A primer on the nuclear option

What with all the jabber about the possibility of U.S. Senate Republicans exercising the “nuclear option,” an abbreviated primer on the parliamentary procedure seems appropriate. Senate Rules & Cloture: Yes, the French have a word for everything. As the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest deliberative body,” the 100-person U.S. Senate has long prided itself on allowing unlimited debate.  If a senator desired ...

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Former U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III joins Butler Snow

Butler Snow has announced that Edward L. Stanton III – former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee – has joined the firm in its Memphis office. Stanton will practice with the firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Government Investigations team and its Commercial Litigation Practice Group. “Ed had a very successful track record as U.S. Attorney and is highly regarded by ...

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Anzenberger joins firm

Timothy J. “Tim” Anzenberger has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group in its Jackson office. Anzenberger focuses his practice on commercial litigation, appellate litigation and bankruptcy. He has tried and argued cases before federal bankruptcy courts, arbitration panels and Mississippi state courts. Anzenberger has also briefed and presented oral argument in appeals before the ...

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Hancock given recognition

Pamela Hancock of Jackson is one of 11 individuals nominated for the National Professional Advisor of the Year Award, which was established to recognize estate planners, trust officers, and financial and wealth managers. These individuals encourage and present philanthropic opportunities to clients who are planning their estates and intend to support the American Cancer Society. Hancock founded the Hancock Law ...

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Catchings joins law firm

Caroline H. Catchings has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel in its Baton Rouge office. Practicing law for more than 25 years, Catchings is a trial attorney and counselor with years of experience in the courtroom. She focuses her practice on corporate regulatory law and has litigated and resolved oil and gas, environmental, and other administrative matters in state ...

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Bennett to lead state Bar

Patricia Bennett of Jackson has been elected to serve as President-Elect of The Mississippi Bar.  Her term will begin at the conclusion of the Bar’s annual meeting.  She will be the 113th President of The Mississippi Bar.  The Mississippi Bar is composed of about 9,200 lawyers who are licensed to practice law in Mississippi. Bennett is serving as the Interim ...

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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 ...

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