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3 former USM coaches awarded $1.2M

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the University of Southern Mississippi’s appeal of a $1.2 million award to three former soccer coaches. The case is among dozens the Supreme Court will consider during its July-August term. It will not hear oral arguments in the case. Former head coach John Vincent and two assistants, John Mollaghan and Ged O’Connor, ...

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State supreme court throws out jury award against Kroger

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has thrown out a $2.5 million judgment for a Jackson woman who lost sight in one eye when purse-snatchers beat her in a supermarket parking lot. A Hinds County jury in 2009 found The Kroger Company was negligent in the attack on Linda Knox. The incident occurred in June 2007. One of Knox’s attackers ...

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Supreme Court: UMMC must abide by state's CON law

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law, though health officials can decide when it must do so, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The unanimous ruling came in a lawsuit on the issue of whether UMMC, as a ...

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Jackson County appeals high court ruling

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that a 2007 state law is unconstitutional in requiring the Pascagoula School District to share some tax dollars generated from Chevron facilities with other districts. The ruling overturned a decision by a Jackson County judge who upheld the law. The ...

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Supreme Court asks for briefs related to new certificate of need law

A month after it took effect, a law designed to streamline the appeals process related to certificates of need is having its constitutionality questioned by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The court entered an order July 28 asking for briefs from Attorney General Jim Hood, the Mississippi Department of Health and Dialysis Solutions, LLC, that will address the constitutionality of the ...

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High court turns down early health care challenge

Federal appeals court has not yet considered case WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case. The high court almost ...

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Breaking News: Tort reform saved

Mississippi’s tort reform laws are safe, thanks to a Sept. 23 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling that upheld the denial of a $4.1-million jury award vehemently opposed by dozens of trade associations and Gov. Haley Barbour. Double Quick Inc. v. Ronnie Lee Lymas is a case relevant to premises liability as well as tort reform law. State tort reform law passed ...

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Future of business at risk?

State Supreme Court ruling will affect all economic development going forward Politics, money and emotion formed a combustible mix in the halls of the state Capitol the early part of the 2000s as the business community and plaintiffs’ attorneys and their interests waged war over tort reform. The battle lines were simple: The business community claimed Mississippi’s legal climate had ...

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Supreme Court declines nursing home case

CLEVELAND — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Tennessee company rebuffed in its efforts to move 75 skilled nursing home beds from Cleveland to DeSoto County. The state Court of Appeals had ruled last April for the City of Cleveland in the dispute. The Appeals Court reversed a 2008 ruling by DeSoto County judge ...

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Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that corporations may spend as freely as they like to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on business efforts to influence federal campaigns. By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said companies can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce ...

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