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PEYTON SMITH — D&O coverage: board members and officers can’t afford not to have it

Most entities and organizations have some type of insurance on board of directors or officers that help run the organization. Some may have a group of employees that are part of their board of directors, while nonprofit organizations usually have volunteers that make up most of their Boards. Being a member of a board or an officer can be very ...

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OTHER VIEWS: Executions & Prior Restraint

  The Mississippi Senate added a heinous amendment to an already bad bill late Tuesday afternoon and then passed it, creating a situation which simply cannot be tolerated. Senate Bill 2237 was already bad enough in that it protected, by making secret, the names of the manufacturers of drugs used in executions. If there is anything that should be completely ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Are Mississippi politicians bought and paid for?

  Politicians are bought and paid for, according to Donald Trump. “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do,” he said. He was speaking about Washington politicians. But what about Mississippi politicians?  Are they bought and paid for? Probably not, but the less than squeaky clean behavior of some, and the lack of concern by most, ...

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Analysis: Conflict puts lawmakers’ own speech in peril

  A majority of Mississippi House members voted willingly last week to limit their own power of speech in their own chamber by eliminating something called the point of personal privilege. The decision was an astonishing turn of events led by Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn and his allies, and the change came in response to Democrats requesting that bills ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: The UCC, secured transactions & personal property liens

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) has swayed many a law student to question a future career in business law.  A semester of UCC law, using a small font, 3-inch thick textbook chock-full of tedious definitions and mind-numbing concepts, bores even an otherwise indefatigable accounting grad.  Our topic is limited to secured transactions. BACKGROUND.  A smidgen of background information on the ...

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BOOK BIZ — This classic from Eudora Welty stands the test of time

Returning to the works of Eudora Welty feels like returning to the company and comfort of an old friend. Her writing is familiar in a way that particularly speaks to small-town Southerners and perhaps especially to small-town Mississippians. She writes about the people you grew up with, the people you’re related to, and the people you remember from your childhood ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER: For the love of sales, not the love of money

Do you love sales? Do you love what you do? Do you love your product? Do you love your company? Do you love your customers? These are not questions I pulled out of the air. These are questions that directly affect your productivity, your attitude, your income, your success and your fulfillment. Not to mention your longevity at your present ...

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