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Board files suit against VA over release of patients' names

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center. The VA is apparently still fighting state efforts to get records, despite a pledge by acting ...

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More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding

JACKSON — Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state yesterday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last six years. The lawsuit also asks a judge to order lawmakers to never again underfund the Mississippi Adequate Educational Program. State lawmakers have underfunded the formula by $1.5 billion since 2009. The ...

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Business owners' appeal for new Monsanto trial tossed

OXFORD — A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto Co. for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season. U.S. District Judge Michael Mills ruled that Mitchell and Eddie Scruggs owe Monsanto Co. $6.3 million damages as a jury found in 2010. Prejudgment interest dating ...

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Boat company sues over work on MDMR boat

HARRISON COUNTY — A Gulf Coast business says the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources brought in a boat for repairs and refitting and now the company wants to be paid $93,325 for work on the 45-foot cabin cruiser. That’s according to a lawsuit filed in Harrison County. The Sun Herald reports that the business, Competition Marine, which has worked on ...

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Blue Cross ending contract with HMA in wake of lawsuit

FLOWOOD — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi has told the state’s second-largest hospital owner that it will end its contract with the company’s 10 Mississippi hospitals at the end of August. The insurer sent the notice of termination to the Health Management Associates hospitals statewide on June 25. That was a week after Florida-based HMA sued Blue Cross ...

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Ex-school superintendent suing; alleges illegal meeting

COLUMBUS — Former school superintendent Martha Liddell has sued to get her job back. The Commercial Dispatch reports the lawsuit was filed Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. The lawsuit names the school district as the defendant. Liddell was fired June 17 on a 3-2 vote by the school board. The board has declined to give an official reason for ...

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Reassigned ex-clerk sues city, officials over multiple claims

HATTIESBURG — One of the former clerks reassigned after an investigation into the Hattiesburg City Court has sued the city, Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Council President Kim Bradley. Sharon Mark seeks damages over a number of claims including slander, The Hattiesburg American reports. Mark argues the defendants made or allowed repeated statements that she misused her position for private ...

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Hospitals suing Blue Cross, allege reduced payments

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Ten Mississippi hospitals have filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi alleging the insurer wrongfully reduced inpatient payments it was obligated to make for medical services rendered to patients. This is according to a news release from Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA). The lawsuit, which was filed in the Circuit Court of Hinds County, ...

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Paint company suing Sherwin-Williams over product name

HATTIESBURG — A local company has sued Sherwin-Williams for allegedly highjacking the name of its product. Tuff-Wall Inc. filed its complaint in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg on May 15. Sherwin-Williams has until June 3 to file a response. According to court records, the Hattiesburg company argues that Sherwin-Williams knew the business was already using the name “Tuff-Wall” to market ...

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Nonprofit suing over voter rolls in two Miss. counties

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY and WALTHALL COUNTY — A nonprofit group has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Jefferson Davis and Walthall counties have more registered voters on the books than residents eligible to vote. The Hattiesburg American reports the American Civil Rights Union sued the counties’ election commissions in U.S. District Court late last month. The group wants the court to ...

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