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Mississippi hospitals sue opioid makers and sellers

Eleven Mississippi hospitals have filed a civil suit in the Circuit Court of Hinds County against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of opioid-based drugs. Mississippi hospitals have been on the front lines fighting and treating the complications of addiction as the opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels. The Mississippi hospitals join more than 450 hospitals across the United States to file ...

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Finkelberg named to Forbes’ list of best-in-state wealth advisors

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP®, Senior Vice Presidents-Investments and Managing Director-Investments, of Finkelberg Investments of Raymond James has been selected to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for the third consecutive year. The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was recently released online. Forbes has honored Finkelberg every year since the original ranking in 2018. The ...

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HORNE LLP admits Thomas and Klein as partners

HORNE LLP recently announced the admittance of Alethia Thomas and Lee Klein III, CPA, into the firm’s partnership. Thomas is a partner in government services at HORNE. She is responsible for assisting government agencies with planning, managing, and implementing CDBG disaster recovery funded programs. Thomas joined HORNE in 2011. She has more than 10 years of experience in disaster recovery ...

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BENJAMIN WATSON — Thinking Ahead: Impact of Coronavirus on commercial transactions

As coronavirus concerns escalate, businesses should be alert to the emerging commercial challenges from potential disruptions related to its existence, spread and containment.  Suppliers may delay delivery of products, raw materials or other supplies, be unable to perform contractual obligations, or even try to charge higher prices.  Businesses, in turn, may have difficulty or be unable to meet contractual requirements ...

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Baker Donelson adds Wiseman to disaster recovery and government services team

Baker Donelson recently announced that Parker Y. Wiseman has joined the Disaster Recovery and Government Services Team in the Firm’s Jackson office. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Wiseman served in the Mississippi Attorney General’s office as the Special Assistant Attorney General where he pursued Medicaid fraud and vulnerable person abuses for prosecution or settlement. Wiseman served two terms as mayor ...

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Brunini named Mississippi Firm of the Year in 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation

Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC has been named “Mississippi Firm of the Year” in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Brunini also made this year’s shortlist of Litigation Law Firm of the Year for Mississippi. Brunini is one of only four firms in Mississippi to achieve this honor. Benchmark Litigation is a guide to America’s leading litigation firms and ...

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Governor appoints new circuit judge in north Mississippi

A Fulton native has been chosen as a new circuit judge in north Mississippi. Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday appointed Michael P. “Chip” Mills Jr. to fill a vacant position in the First Circuit Court District. Reeves said Mills has a variety of experience as a prosecutor and lawyer in private and government practice. Judge James Roberts had a stroke ...

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Former Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality executive director rejoins Butler Snow

Gary C. Rikard has rejoined Butler Snow after a five-year stint as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Rikard will practice with the firm’s regulatory and government group in Ridgeland, Miss. Rikard began his career as an environmental engineer at the MDEQ. After earning his Juris Doctor, he worked as a staff attorney for MDEQ. Rikard ...

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Butler Snow’s Hairston selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

Butler Snow attorney Tray Hairston has been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellows program. Hairston is the fourth Butler Snow attorney to be selected for the program. LCLD is an organization of more than 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. ...

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