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Simmons added to staff

Lindsey Tew Simmons of Brandon has joined the staff of the Mississippi Supreme Court. She works as a law clerk for Presiding Justice George C. Carlson Jr. Simmons earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and an MBA from Mississippi State University. She earned a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. Simmons previously worked for two ...

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Mexican restaurants accused of hiring illegal immigrant workers

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court alleges the owner and managers of three Mexican restaurants in Pearl River County conspired to hire illegal immigrant workers and harbor them to avoid detection. The Sun Herald reports the complaint and the investigating agency have identified them as owner Jose Gutierrez and employees Vicente Jimenez Juan Barajas and ...

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AG Holder: Justice Department ready for oil spill trial

GULF OF MEXICO — Attorney General Eric Holder has told Congress that the Justice Department is prepared to go to trial against companies involved in the Gulf oil spill if ongoing negotiations do not result in a settlement. At a hearing before a House appropriations subcommittee, the attorney general vowed that the federal government would hold people accountable in both ...

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Canton-Nissan trial postponed until summer of 2013

CANTON — A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton’s petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June 2013. Canton and Nissan are also in federal court over legislation approved in 2000 that prohibits the city from annexing the plant for 30 years without the automaker’s written consent. The city says the ...

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Settlement talks delay BP oil spill trial

NEW ORLEANS — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying yesterday BP PLC was making some progress in settlement talks with a committee overseeing scores of lawsuits, according to people close to the case. Two people close to the case told The Associated Press that the decision was made ...

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Trial set for Canton's lawsuit against Nissan plant

CANTON — The city of Canton’s lawsuit against Nissan North American for the right to annex the nearby vehicle production plant is scheduled for trial in August. Canton officials say legislation approved in 2000 that prohibits the city from annexing the plant for 30 years without the automaker’s written consent violates the equal protection clauses of the U.S. and state ...

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