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Barbour, Lott on hand in London to announce new Butler Snow office

JACKSON — The law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada is opening an office in London, England. The announcement was made in London by Parliament members Hugh Bayley of the Labour Party, and Tobias Ellwood of the Conservative Party and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, former Gov. Haley Barbour and former U.S. Rep. John Tanner of Butler Snow. ...

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Law firm expands with S.C. merger; adds 23 attorneys

JACKSON — The law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP has merged with the Columbia, S.C.-based firm Ellis Lawhorne, effective June 1. With the addition of 23 attorneys in Columbia, Adams and Reese will have over 340 attorneys and advisors resident in 16 offices in seven states throughout the Southeast and Washington, D.C. Adams and Reese managing partner Charles P. ...

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Brown would make history if confirmed as judge

JACKSON — President Barack Obama has nominated attorney Debra M. Brown to be a U.S. District judge for northern Mississippi. If confirmed, Brown would be the first African-American woman to serve as a federal district judge in the state, said a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “I congratulate Debra Brown on her historic nomination and am hopeful the ...

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Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In a court filing Friday, Scruggs’ lawyer ...

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Class-action complaint filed over proposed bank merger

KOSCIUSKO and TUPELO — Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLP of San Diego has started a class action, through an amended complaint filed on April 8 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi on behalf of all holders of First M&F Corporation (FMFC) common stock as of Feb. 7, 2013, in connection with the proposed ...

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Debt collector, law firm settles FTC charges

OXFORD — A debt buyer and debt collection law firm based in Mississippi have agreed to pay nearly $800,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they misled consumers into paying unnecessary fees and falsely threatened them with lawsuits. The FTC said debt buyer Security Credit Services, LLC and Jacob Law Group, PLLC charged consumers nationwide a fee for payments authorized ...

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Law firm expands footprint in Florida with merger

JACKSON — The law firms of Adams and Reese LLP and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs (VBWR) have merged, growing Adams and Reese to 15 offices nationwide and five offices in the state of Florida. The merger was announced jointly by Adams and Reese managing partner, Charles P. Adams Jr. and VBWR shareholder, Timothy W. Volpe, who will ...

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Zach Scruggs' last hope for appeal denied without comment

OXFORD — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs’ lawyer Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. The court without comment declined Scruggs’ request to hear his appeal. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld Zach Scruggs conviction last October. ...

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Former governor starts new business with ex-Wal-Mart exec

JACKSON — Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is starting a new business. He and George Shelton, a former aide, are launching Company.Politics, which Shelton says aims to help businesses improve reputations and links to government. Shelton helped Democrat Musgrove get elected in 1999, but left to become a consultant and then head of reputation management for Wal-Mart Stores. There, he helped ...

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Woman gets 10-year sentence for embezzling $277K

SARDIS — A Sardis woman has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for stealing $277,000 from her employer. Prosecutors say Samantha Johnson was working for a Batesville lawyer and used the law firm account to pay off the mortgage on her mother’s mobile home; buy her sister a mobile home; purchase an automobile for her daughter; and take ...

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