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Walter H. Boone joins law firm

Walter H. Boone has joined Balch & Bingham LLP’s Jackson office as a partner and member of the Product Liability & Casualty Litigation Practice Group. Boone has more than 25 years of general, commercial and environmental litigation experience. Boone’s litigation experience focuses on the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims based on products liability, premises liability and general ...

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Mississippi Supreme Court to hear case involving tort damage cap

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a state judge’s ruling that a legislatively imposed cap on how much juries can award in non-economic damages is unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster in Coahoma County issued the ruling in 2012 in a wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages in the death of a child in an apartment complex ...

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Judge upholds state's tort cap, but criticizes law

JACKSON — A federal judge has upheld Mississippi’s cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The ruling came in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman and her unborn baby who died after being denied potential lifesaving treatment at a hospital on the Choctaw Reservation in Neshoba County. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ...

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