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Gage admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Butler Snow attorney William M. Gage has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony took place before an audience of 807 at the 2019 annual meeting of the College in Vancouver, British Columbia. The meeting had a total attendance of 950. Founded in 1950, the ...

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Baker Donelson named to Forbes list

Baker Donelson has been named among America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create its first-ever list of top U.S. corporate law firms. The list indicates which firms are the most recommended in particular practice areas and is the result of survey responses from 2,500 lawyers. Baker Donelson was one ...

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LAW ELEVATED: PFAS – More than just another acronym

So, what is PFAS? Simply put, PFAS (per and polyfluoronalkyl substances) is the term used for a family of approximately 5,000 individual man-made fluorinated chemical compounds that are used in our everyday lives. We have been using products containing older and newer versions of PFAS chemicals since the 1940s. PFAS make your eggs not stick to your skillet, your cheesy ...

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Fields joins Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office

Cameron Lacy Fields has joined Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office, and will practice with the firm’s commercial litigation group. Prior to joining Butler Snow, Fields primarily worked in insurance defense litigation in first-party and third-party disputes involving a range of insurance policies. She also has experience in a wide range of other general litigation matters, including defending a pharmaceutical company in ...

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Sutherland and Wiggs listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

Benchmark Litigation has named Butler Snow attorneys Kari L. Sutherland and Rebecca Lee Wiggs in its 2019 Top 250 Women in Litigation. Both women have received this recognition since 2016. This year marks the eighth edition of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation. The women receiving this honor have earned their place among leading litigators by participating in some ...

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Richmond listed among Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Butler Snow attorney Orlando R. Richmond, Sr. has been listed among Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Richmond was also listed in the 2019 edition. Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers were chosen through several phases of research. The extensive process, which encompasses six months of analysis into the attorneys’ professional activities, as well as intensive peer and client ...

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New chief judge for US appeals court in New Orleans

The federal appeals court that covers Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas will have a new chief judge. In a news release Monday the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that Judge Priscilla Richman Owen will assume the chief judge position on Tuesday. Owen takes over from Carl E. Stewart. Owen graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 1977 and ...

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Sheriff, ACLU propose plan in Mississippi racial bias case

A central Mississippi sheriff’s department would adopt an “unbiased policing policy” and set new rules about traffic checkpoints and encounters with pedestrians, under a proposed agreement in a racial profiling lawsuit. Court documents show that attorneys for both the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the African American plaintiffs are asking U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to approve the agreement. The ...

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Lawyers fight for everyday women bringing #MeToo complaints

Jaribu Hill didn’t opt for law school until her early 40s. She’d been a singer, actress, teacher and labor organizer before learning a college classmate had become head of a group for black female judges. “I can do that, too,” she thought. Hill has since become a leading civil rights and workers’ rights lawyer in Mississippi and now, at 70, ...

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Butler Snow named product liability firm of the year

Butler Snow was named Product Liability Firm of the Year at Legal Media Group’s (LMG) Life Sciences Awards 2019. The awards ceremony was held Sept. 18 at Essex House in New York. In addition, attorneys William M. Gage, Eric E. Hudson, Alyson Bustamante Jones, Orlando “Rod” Richmond, Sr. and P. Ryan Beckett were named Life Sciences Stars, identifying them as ...

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