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Court denies AG's motion to remand Entergy case to Chancery

JACKSON — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has denied the state attorney general’s motion to remand a lawsuit against Entergy Mississippi Inc. and other Entergy companies to state Chancery Court, according to Entergy. Under the ruling, the lawsuit will continue to be addressed by the U.S. District Court. “We’re pleased with the ruling, but we ...

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Former students file lawsuit against Virginia College

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven women accuses Virginia College’s Jackson branch of fraud, breach of contract and negligence in its medical assistants program. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. It claims the privately operated, for-profit school didn’t prepare students for the job market and falsely certified they were qualified ...

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Appeals Court reinstates Yates and Sons' lawsuit against city

WAVELAND — The state Court of Appeals has reinstated a contractor’s lawsuit against the city of Waveland. The Sea Coast Echo reports W.G. Yates and Sons Construction sued Waveland in 2009 in a dispute over a $9.3 million contract awarded for a sewer project to Orleans, Ind.-based Reynolds Incorporated. Yates alleged Waveland’s city engineer made corrections to the Reynolds bid ...

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Supreme Court refuses to reconsider Chevron/school tax case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court yesterday declined to reconsider a ruling that a 2007 state law was unconstitutional in requiring the Pascagoula schools to share some tax dollars generated from Chevron facilities with other districts. The April ruling overturned a decision by a Jackson County judge who upheld the law. The law required property taxes generated from expansions at ...

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Judge tosses lawsuit over ferry's operating hours

VICKSBURG — A lawsuit challenging how many hours the Kings Point Ferry operates each day has been thrown out by a judge. The Vicksburg Post reports the lawsuit was M&M Property, L.P.’s third attempt in 15 years to force Warren County to keep the vessel open 15-1/2 hours daily. Chancery Judge Ray Montgomery, appointed by the state Supreme Court to ...

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Commissioner Presley to personally challenge 'AT&T Law'

JACKSON — A Mississippi utility regulator says he will challenge a new law that removes most of the state’s remaining regulatory authority over AT&T. Brandon Presley, who represents north Mississippi on the Public Service Commission, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he’ll file the lawsuit as a private citizen in Hinds County Circuit Court. “It violates the state constitution,” Presley ...

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Court appoints judge to hear case between waterway district and county

PURVIS — A special judge was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court to preside over the case pitting the Pat Harrison Waterway District against Lamar County. The Hattiesburg American reports Senior Chancellor Hollis McGehee was appointed last week to oversee the suit after the four 10th District Chancery Court judges recused themselves from the case. The waterway district sued Lamar ...

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Snopek suing St. Dominic over plans for new sports complex

MADISON — St. Dominic Health Services is preparing to start construction on a sports complex in Madison as it deals with a legal dispute involving a former partner. Chris Snopek, owner of Performance Sports Academy, alleges in a lawsuit that he shared his confidential thoughts, preliminary design and plans with St. Dominic over a project involving the same land. The ...

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Judge wants Ladners' alleged co-conspirators identified

HANCOCK COUNTY — A federal judge has ordered the government to identify alleged co-conspirators in a case involving a Hancock County couple accused of being involved in a kickback scheme related to storm cleanup contracts. Roger Ladner, a former Hancock County road manager, and his wife, Sharon, are scheduled for trial July 23 in federal court in Gulfport. They have ...

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