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Brad Best named Fellow

Brad Best, managing partner of Holcomb Dunbar, Attorneys, was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows. They have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to ...

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Randall Saxton a ‘Rising Star’

Madison bankruptcy attorney Randall R. Saxton with Saxton Law, PLLC has been named a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers publication. The lawyer rating service names attorneys to the list who have demonstrated excellence throughout their career, garnering high recognition from their peers. Saxton joins an group of attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have been chosen for ...

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COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701 — Appraisals, cap rates & loan dollars

An appraisal is one of the most significant obstacles to a competent developer’s obtaining a commercial loan.  Once received, the anticipated appraisal chiefly goes unread – except for a few critical numbers.  This article discusses appraisals, cap rates and loan dollars. What is an appraisal? Not surprisingly, the feds have their own definition of “appraisal.”  At 12 CFR 225.62, the ...

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James Shelson named Fellow

James W. Shelson, a partner in Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson, Mississippi office, has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become a member. Membership is limited to 1 percent of lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction ...

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Bryant orders contracting reforms in wake of Epps, McCroy scandal

State agencies will be forced to operate more openly in advertising, amending and awarding contracts, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says in a issuing a pair of executive orders Thursday on state contracting. The orders also mandate increased professional knowledge of contracting among Mississippi Department of Corrections contract workers. One of the orders, Order 1362, requires agencies posting contracts online to ...

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Ex-mayor denies misusing of Southaven city funds

JACKSON — A former mayor accused of spending city money on trips, shopping and marriage counseling was authorized to use the funds and did nothing wrong, his attorney said Wednesday. The attorney for former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis told the state Court of Appeals that Davis doesn’t have to pay back $73,000 because they were for his travel and training. ...

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Analysis: Sprawling Google litigation keeps testing Jim Hood

  JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood professes pride in the number of large corporations that he’s gone after as Mississippi’s chief legal officer. But the sprawling Google litigation he’s involved in continues to spawn embarrassing incidents. Questions about Hood’s role are spilling over into his re-election race for attorney general against Republican Mike Hurst. It didn’t help that Google ...

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ACLU-MS gets $1 million to address ‘disparate’ school disciple

From Staff The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi Foundation (ACLU-MS) received a two-year $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address “excessive discipline” of African-American boys in schools. The Kellogg Foundation and ACLU-MS say they want statewide standards for school discipline that ensure that the codes of student conduct in Mississippi’s school districts meet basic standards of ...

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