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Coast harbor gets payment from BP for oil spill

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has received a $509,000 settlement with BP. Port and harbor director Jack Zink says the commission has agreed not to sue BP over the 2010 oil spill. Zink tells the Sea Coast Echo the damage did not come from the oil, but rather from activity at the Stennis Airport. ...

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Bryant supports Texas' 'loser pays' rule

JACKSON — On the campaign trail for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has bragged his state’s new “loser pays” law goes a long way to telling “trial lawyers to get out of your state.” Gov.-elect Phil Bryant has already expressed support for “loser pays.” Bryant continues to monitor the effect of that change in Texas, said spokesman Mick Bullock. “In ...

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Companies want federal findings kept out of oil spill case

NEW ORLEANS — The companies involved in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history are trying to prevent government investigations blaming them for the disaster from being used against them by the people and businesses who are suing them. Billions of dollars are potentially at stake in a trial scheduled for February to determine whether rig owner Transocean can ...

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Supreme Court begins mulling tort caps

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled arguments today on the question of whether a state law that limits non-economic damages in civil cases is constitutional. The lawsuit between Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Lisa Learmonth is pending before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The 5th Circuit has withheld a decision in the case. ...

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Court asks for briefs in Learmonth's damage cap case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked parties in a federal lawsuit to file briefs by Feb. 28 on whether a state law that limits non-economic damages in civil cases is constitutional. The issue was raised by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans in January. The 5th Circuit asked the Supreme Court about the constitutionality ...

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