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Mississippi LGBT law being argued in federal appeals court

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take effect last July 1, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for LGBT people. The 5th U.S. Circuit ...

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Law firm has Super Lawyers

Randi P. Mueller, Ronald G. Peresich Jr., Ronald G. Peresich, Cowles E. Symmes and Michael E. Whitehead of Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC, were all designated as Mississippi’s Super Lawyers for 2016 by Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine. The law firm has offices in Biloxi and Jackson. Selection of the attorneys is a result of nomination, research and a selection ...

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HORNE hires Romero

HORNE LLP has hired Richard Romero, CVA, PAHM, CHFP, as a director in the accounting and business advisory firm’s healthcare focus area. Based out of the Nashville office, Romero serves clients nationwide as part of the firm’s healthcare valuation leadership team. Romero joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in regulatory compliance, valuation and litigation support.

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Pearson joins BKD

Matt Pearson, CPA, has recently joined BKD CPAs & Advisors as a Tax Manager in the Jackson office. Pearson joins BKD from PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dallas.  He has more than five years of experience providing tax and audit services to clients in a variety of industries in public accounting and private industry. A native of Oxford, Pearson is a 2010 graduate ...

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C Spire gets favorable Supreme Court ruling

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Supreme Court has overturned a decision in 2006 by Hinds County Chancery Judge William Singletary that sealed a contract with BellSouth Telecommunications and the state for landline and Internet services and sent it back to the lower court. At issue is whether the Legislature in 2015 made the contract subject to the state’s Open Records ...

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