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Gregory named as Baker Donelson’s Pro Bono Committee Office Chair for Jackson

Baker Donelson has appointed Samuel D. Gregory to serve as Pro Bono Committee Office Chair for the Firm’s Jackson office. As the Jackson Pro Bono Committee Office Chair, Gregory will work to identify and address local pro bono needs while coordinating with Baker Donelson Pro Bono Shareholder Samuel T. Bowman for global pro bono initiatives. An associate in the Firm’s ...

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Lawsuit: Diabetic Mississippi inmate died asking for insulin

A wrongful death lawsuit claims a diabetic Mississippi inmate, jailed for allegedly violating her own protection order, died while pleading for insulin from authorities and medical personnel who largely ignored her. The woman’s daughter, Kayla Rush, is suing Jackson County, the sheriff’s office, sheriff, jailers and the then-contracted health care provider, The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports. She’s seeking unspecified punitive and ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Update on PFAS regulatory actions for drinking water

The EPA is moving forward on the drinking water component of its PFAS action plan by requesting the Office of Management review its proposed regulatory determinations for two types of PFAS. This is a definite step toward developing formal drinking water standards called Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs). Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA can legally enforce how much ...

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Bond granted for Curtis Flowers, tried 6 times in 4 killings

WINONA — A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was granted his freedom for the first time in 22 years Monday while prosecutors decide whether to retry him for a seventh time. A judge set a bond of $250,000 for Curtis Flowers, but told him he will have to wear an ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

GULFPORT — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt    MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the ...

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MISSISSIPPI PROFILES — Jones Walker focused on clients

I had an opportunity to visit with Aileen Thomas, a partner with Jones Walker, and learn about one of Mississippi’s (and the nation’s) top law firms. Thomas was born in Australia, but came to the United States as a young girl and grew up in Mississippi, attending Belhaven University and the Mississippi College School of Law, where graduated in 1995. ...

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Judges nixes lawsuit about toxic mold at Mississippi airbase

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a military family who says they were sickened by toxic mold at an air force base in Mississippi. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.’s ruling dismissed one of 14 lawsuits filed against Hunt Southern Group and Hunt MH Property Management, the owner and property manager of housing at the Keesler Air Force ...

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Gregory named as Baker Donelson’s Pro Bono Committee Office Chair for Jackson

Baker Donelson has appointed Samuel D. Gregory to serve as Pro Bono Committee Office Chair for the firm’s Jackson office. As the Jackson Pro Bono Committee Office Chair, Gregory will work to identify and address local pro bono needs while coordinating with Baker Donelson Pro Bono Shareholder Samuel T. Bowman for global pro bono initiatives. “Meeting the specific needs for ...

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Mississippi school district sues maker of e-cigarettes

A school district in Mississippi is suing the largest e-cigarette maker in the U.S., saying that Juul Labs is deceptively marketing its products to teenagers and causing young people to become addicted. The Jefferson County School District filed the lawsuit Dec. 5 in federal court in southern Mississippi. Attorneys are seeking to have it certified as a class-action lawsuit on ...

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New site for bail hearing of Mississippi man tried 6 times

A judge has set a new site for next week’s bail hearing for a Mississippi man who has been tried six times for murder in the 1996 shooting deaths of four people in a furniture store. The Administrative Office of Courts said Monday that Curtis Flowers’ hearing will take place Dec. 16 at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Winona. Last ...

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