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Judge nixes city's attempt to annex Nissan plant

CANTON — A federal judge has ruled that the Canton Nissan plant is safe from annexation through 2030. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city’s lawsuit seeking the right to annex the plant was dismissed Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves dismissed the suit with prejudice, meaning Canton will not be allowed to file another suit with the same claims. City ...

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Three men accused of cheating on Russian poultry exports

PASCAGOULA — Three men have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to falsify the temperatures of poultry exported to Russia from Pascagoula in 2009. The Sun Herald reports Terry White of Ocean Springs, Gerald Miller of Gautier and Patrick McClain of Pascagoula are free on unsecured bonds of $25,000 to await trial in U.S. District Court. They are tentatively set for ...

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Arizona firm suing state, Bryant over traffic camera law

JACKSON — An Arizona company is challenging a 2009 Mississippi law that bans cameras that snap pictures of vehicles running red lights. The Clarion-Ledger reports American Traffic Solutions wants the law declared unenforceable and is seeking unspecified damages in a lawsuit filed in Hinds County Circuit Court against the state and Gov. Phil Bryant. The law took effect Oct. 1, ...

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Supreme Court rules against St. Dominic in hospital dispute

MADISON — St. Dominic Health Systems’ legal efforts to locate a medical facility in Madison failed yesterday before the Mississippi Supreme Court. St. Dominic wanted to relocate 71 beds from its Jackson campus to a sprawling, $121 million Madison hospital that would include a huge public park. In 2010, Chancery Judge Cynthia Brewer of Madison County ruled what St. Dominic ...

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Environmentalists back in court to fight Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Environmentalists have gone back to court with their continued opposition to construction of a coal power plant in east Mississippi. In the latest court filing in Harrison County Chancery Court, the Sierra Club of Mississippi wants the plant’s builder, Mississippi Power Co., to assume the risk of construction while the appeal proceeds. It also has asked a ...

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Former chamber director pleads guilty to embezzlement

LEAKE COUNTY — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Renodda Dorman, former Leake County Chamber of Commerce executive director, has been sentenced to 10 years, five years to serve and five years of probation, after pleading guilty to embezzlement. Dorman was also ordered to make $60,916.11 in restitution back to Leake County. The joint investigation by District Attorney Mark Duncan, Leake ...

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State judge declares tort cap unconstitutional; criticizes Legislature

CLARKSDALE — A state judge in Coahoma County has declared a legislatively imposed cap on non-economic damages unconstitutional. Circuit Judge Charles Webster issued the ruling April 20 in a 14-page opinion. He criticized the Legislature for intruding into judicial authority. Webster’s ruling came in a motion filed by Cleveland attorney Ralph E. Chapman in lawsuit seeking damages stemming from the ...

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