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Court refuses to rehear businessmen's defamation case

GULFPORT — The state Court of Appeals has declined to take a second look at its May ruling that a Gulf Coast television station did not defame two businessmen. Gerald “Heath” Hudson of Moss Point and his father, Arthur “Gerald” Hudson of Lucedale, sued WLOX-TV in 2006 in Harrison County Circuit Court. A Harrison County jury in 2009 ruled for ...

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Sentencing postponed for three convicted of chemotherapy fraud

SUMMIT — A federal judge has rescheduled the sentencing hearing for a doctor and two others convicted in a multimillion-dollar fraud involving watered-down chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks had been scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. That has been pushed back until Dec. 7. Sachdeva founded the ...

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Forger-turned-secretary returns to forgery, gets 10 years

BATESVILLE — A 40-year-old Sardis woman has received a 10-year prison sentence after a Panola County Circuit Court jury convicted her of forging a court document. The Commercial Appeal reports Samantha Johnson was convicted after fewer than 15 minutes of deliberation. Judge Jimmy McClure immediately sentenced her to 10 years for composing the fictitious Chancery Court divorce document. Johnson, while ...

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Supervisors want second judge as oil industry grows

MCCOMB — Pike County supervisors say the area needs a second chancery judge to deal with expected rise in cases involving the growing oil industry. The Enterprise-Journal reports supervisors voted to ask lawmakers to add a judge to the 4th Chancery Court District. The district includes Pike, Amite, Walthall and Franklin counties. Supervisor Gary Honea says he expects more litigation ...

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Lawmakers going to court to block NAACP lawsuit

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are going to federal court to oppose a lawsuit the state NAACP filed over redistricting. The suit seeks to block new state House and Senate districts that were drawn by lawmakers earlier this year and approved by the U.S. Justice Department in September. The suit by the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement ...

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