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Bobby Harges joins maps

Bobby Harges, a tenured professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, has joined maps (Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems, Inc.) Harges practiced law in New Orleans, specializing in civil and construction litigation. He also taught at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Before entering law school, he worked as an electrical engineer. His primary experience includes ...

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Brunini’s John Milner elected

John Milner of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC was recently elected as the vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Milner concentrates his practice primarily in environmental law and litigation. He represents business and industrial clients in environmental permitting and enforcement actions, natural resource damage assessments and regulation promulgation before the U. S. ...

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Federal suit charges Pearl discriminates against multi-family housing

By TED CARTER  Pearl’s efforts to put manufactured home parks in the city out of business is rooted in a “purposeful discrimination” against low-and-middle-income housing, a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of three owners of longstanding parks in Pearl charges. Jackson lawyer John G. Corlew’s suit takes aim at Pearl’s effort to use the parks’ non-conforming use designations to keep ...

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Circuit judge rules for filling vacant mobile home lots in Pearl

By TED CARTER Pearl has failed in an effort to show that its actions against a mobile park differed from those of Richland, whose attempt to prevent a manufactured  home park from refilling vacated lots met with defeat in the Supreme Court in May. Like Richland, Pearl has no legal authority to stop a park owner from filling a vacant lot, ...

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Key figure in expanded prison probe netted big dollars from payday lending groups

By TED CARTER Madison businessman Irb Benjamin, indicted last week in connection with paying bribes in exchange for prison contracts, made $198,000 in recent years lobbying for Mississippi’s check cashing & payday loan industry. Benjamin pleaded not guilty Aug. 21 to federal bribery and kickback charges that could land him in prison for 20 years and a $250,000 fine for each ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Enhancing a title policy with endorsements

Although often overlooked, title policy endorsements are an integral part of a commercial real estate title insurance policy.  These optional add-ons greatly enhance the coverage and protection provided to an insured owner or lender. My law partners Molly Jeffcoat Moody and Ben Williams, the usual authors of this column, discussed in a prior column the differences in title certificates, title ...

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UPDATE: Circuit judge rules for filling vacant mobile home lots in Pearl

By Ted Carter Pearl has no authority to prevent a manufactured  home park from refilling vacated lots with manufactured homes, Madison-Rankin Circuit Judge John H. Emfinger ruled Wednesday. Pearl City Attorney James Bobo said Friday he will meet with the mayor and City Council to decide whether to appeal. The ruling in favor of Homewood Co.’s Grove Acres Mobile Home ...

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Bradley Arant recognized

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been named one of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women. Honorees are selected and applauded for raising the bar through family-friendly policies, talent cultivation, business development initiatives and ultimately creating best practices that retain women by advancing them into the leadership pipeline. Working Mother Media, an organization ...

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Domina Cox joins Haddox Reid

Domina Cox, CPA, recently joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received her Master of Accountancy in May 2013.  She previously worked as an auditor with a public accounting firm in Memphis.

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Roy Campbell to lead state Bar

Roy D. Campbell III, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has become the president of The Mississippi Bar. A third-generation lawyer who grew up in Greenville, Campbell is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials. His listings for many years in The Best Lawyers in America ...

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