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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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ANDY TAGGART — Will be a steward of the state’s law enforcement resources

Life often brings the realization that something must be done just because it is the right thing to do.  Such a time arose for my wife Karen and me this past spring when I concluded that I should enter the race for Attorney General. For nearly 150 years, Mississippi has waited for the opportunity to elect a conservative Republican to ...

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Judge suspended after wrongly trying to help acquaintances

The Mississippi Supreme Court is suspending a judge 30 days without pay after a professional group found he violated conduct standards by improperly helping one person charged with prostitution and trying to help another charged with marijuana possession. Justices on Thursday are also publicly reprimanding the judge, Frank Sutton of Hinds County Justice Court. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance ...

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Placement rates high for recent Mississippi accounting graduates

By BECKY GILLETTE Accounting graduates in Mississippi are in high demand for good-paying jobs that involve more than just figures and calculations.   “It is not just crunching numbers. We do a lot of focusing on critical thinking, analytical skills, technology, technical skills and communication,” said Marv Bouillon, Jerold J. Morgan Professor of Accounting and director, School of Accountancy, The ...

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Timothy M. Lupinacci becomes chairman and CEO of Baker Donelson

Timothy M. Lupinacci has assumed the role of chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Donelson. Lupinacci, who was elected as the incoming chairman and CEO by the Firm’s board of directors in October 2018, assumes the role from Ben C. Adams, who has served as the Firm’s chairman and CEO for the last 16 years. Mr. Adams is remaining ...

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Analysis: Tort reform is back at the Mississippi Capitol

Tort reform is back at the Mississippi Capitol. That term is the shorthand for a yearslong, multistate campaign by business groups to reduce lawsuit verdicts. In Mississippi, it climaxed in a 2004 special legislative session in which lawmakers limited pain-and-suffering damage awards to $1 million in most lawsuits and limited such damages to $500,000 in medical malpractice cases. In recent ...

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Hadley: Austin has nothing on Jackson and Mississippi

By NASH NUNNERY Elizabeth Ross Hadley left her heart in Mississippi. A lawyer/lobbyist with prestigious Texas firm Greenberg Traurig, Hadley and her husband Bryan made the decision ten years ago to move to Austin for better and bigger opportunities than her home state could offer. But the Jackson native comes home several times a year to visit family, attend Ole ...

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