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TVA has spent $11M on defense of ash spill

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has spent almost $11 million so far on outside legal help to battle lawsuits from the Kingston Plant coal ash spill. The nation’s largest public utility told The Associated Press it paid about $10.8 million to the Shook Hardy & Bacon law firm of Kansas City, Mo. The TVA statement said about $600,000 ...

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Judge rules for lawyers in Microsoft case

JACKSON — A Mississippi judge has upheld $10 million in fees paid to lawyers for handling a state lawsuit against computer software manufacturer Microsoft. Hinds County Chancellor Denise Owens today dismissed the challenge filed by State Auditor Stacy Pickering. Microsoft reached a $100-million settlement with the state last June. It agreed to pay $10 million to lawyers hired by the ...

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Judge rules in MCI/WorldCom case

JACKSON — A Mississippi circuit court judge has ruled that attorneys who represented the state in a tax battle with MCI/WorldCom are entitled to $14 million in fees because none of the money came from state funds. Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston L. Kidd entered summary judgment in favor of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and the individual attorneys ...

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