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Baker Donelson named Gold Standard Firm by Women in Law Empowerment Forum

For the sixth consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been certified by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) as a Gold Standard Firm. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. Baker Donelson was among ...

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Butler Snow ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. for pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work

The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of only 30 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense. For the third consecutive year, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only ...

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Mississippi doctor gets 4 years in health care fraud scheme

A federal judge has sentenced a Mississippi doctor to four years in prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett handed down the sentence against Dr. Shahjahan Sultan, 38, of Madison, and ordered him to pay restitution of $4.1 million to Express Scripts, $582,280 to CVS ...

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Nakimuli Davis-Primer named to American Bar Association’s “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers”

Nakimuli O. Davis-Primer, a shareholder in the Jackson office of Baker Donelson, has been named to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2020 “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers.” The annual award, presented by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD), recognizes 40 young lawyers nationally who “exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and ...

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Former “King of Torts” Dickie Scruggs has a new mission to promote adult education

By BECKY GILLETTE The life of Richard F. “Dickie” Scruggs has been a wild ride. Once known as the “King of Torts,” he had phenomenal success with mass tort litigation on asbestos exposure in shipyard workers and then against Big Tobacco. In 1998, he won a $246 billion settlement from four of the largest tobacco companies. Scruggs said he feels ...

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Chambers USA 2020 recognizes 37 Balch & Bingham attorneys and 14 practices

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that 37 attorneys and 14 practices have been recognized in the newly released 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Published annually, the guide identifies the nation’s top law firms and attorneys through rigorous research and in-depth client interviews.  Rankings are assessed on legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service, in addition to the strength ...

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As businesses reopen, customer risk questions come to forefront

By TED CARTER Lawyers who work liability lawsuits took notice when Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized the risks for Mississippians flocking back to salons, shops, restaurants, gyms and other businesses allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves said the reopening has a tradeoff of potentially bad health consequences for economic survival. “There will be risk should you choose to go ...

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Bringing back your workers? Prepare for gumbo of rules and regs

By TED CARTER A Mississippi business owner who brings back or hires new workers amid the coronavirus pandemic must sort through a mish-mash of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines. But the strictures can be a business owner’s life preserver both commercially and legally. Or they can be the very thing that sinks the enterprise, say lawyers who ...

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77 Baker Donelson attorneys ranked in Chambers USA 2020

11 Jackson Attorneys and Four Mississippi Practices Ranked Eleven attorneys from the Jackson office of Baker Donelson have been ranked as leading practitioners in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory of America’s leading lawyers for business. Chambers USA also ranked four of the Firm’s Mississippi practices as leading practices in the state. Across the Firm, 77 Baker Donelson ...

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Mississippi judge resigns post due to health concerns

A Mississippi judge is resigning for health reasons. Media outlets report that Hinds County Court Judge Melvin Priester Sr. announced his resignation on Wednesday. In a letter to the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Priester said he was resigning due to health concerns. He wrote that he can can no longer maintain his position due to his physical condition. Priester said ...

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