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Baker Donelson makes 'Best' ranking

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been ranked 77th on Fortune’s 13th-annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The law firm is the smallest company to be named to the list. “To be named among such a select group of companies is truly an honor for Baker Donelson,” said Ben Adams, the firm’s chairman and ...

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Phelps Dunbar adds partners

JACKSON — Phelps Dunbar, LLP, has elected two attorneys, Taylor S. Carroll and LaToya C. Merritt, to the partnership. Merritt practices in the labor and employment group in the Jackson office. Her practice includes the areas of civil rights and Title VII as well as the age discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Merritt has assisted ...

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Man sentenced for selling fake CDs

TUPELO — Harold Wayne Hunt, 69, of Cullman, Ala., has pleaded guilty before Judge Paul S. Funderburk to one felony count of unauthorized sale of recordings in the Circuit Court of Lee County, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Hunt was sentenced to three years in prison. The prison sentence was suspended and defendant was placed on reporting probation for ...

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Baker Donelson climbs national ranking

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, is ranked 73rd on The National Law Journal’s 2009 NLJ 250, its annual ranking of the 250 largest law firms in the country based on total number of attorneys. Baker Donelson is once again among the 10 largest firms based in the South. The ranking is an increase from the firm’s ...

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McVaugh gets back to her roots

Lawyer says job is a good fit for family and her professional future   Moving back to Greenville was a homecoming for Stephanie McVaugh, both in the relocation to her hometown and her acceptance as an associate at Lake Tindall. McVaugh’s family moved to Greenville when she was a toddler, and she attended Washington School before getting her bachelor’s degree ...

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Baker Donelson defends Ford

JEFFERSON COUNTY — After deliberating for one hour and fifteen minutes, a Jefferson County jury determined that Ford Motor Company was not liable in crash that occurred outside Fayette, Mississippi Oct. 16, 2004, according to the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. The plaintiff, Albert Foster, was the passenger of the 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac that ...

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Baker Donelson makes national ranking

JACKSON — Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named to the 2009 edition of “Who Represents Corporate America,” Corporate Counsel’s annual list of law firms that most often represent America’s largest corporations. This is the fourth consecutive year that Baker Donelson has been named to this select list of law firms that regularly serve as outside counsel ...

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Law firm mergers growing

NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — There were 13 new law firm combinations announced in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2009 according to Altman Weil MergerLine, up from seven deals reported in the second quarter. “While the absolute number of deals was up, most were very small acquisitions,” said Altman Weil principal Bill Brennan, who advises law firms on mergers ...

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Ratliff joins Jeffery P. Reynolds

The Jackson law firm Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A., has welcomed attorney Julie Ratliff to the firm. Ratliff will focus her practice on construction litigation, bankruptcy, insurance defense, corporate litigation, collection litigation and civil defense litigation. “We are thrilled to welcome Julie to Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A. Her background and experience in a variety of fields will bring additional depth to ...

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Bishop gets probation, fine

JACKSON — A Brandon woman has admitted her guilt in hindering the prosecution of a Jackson crematorium owner, also identified as her boyfriend, announced Attorney General Jim Hood. 
 Angela Darlene Bishop, 46, appeared before Judge Breland Hilburn in Hinds County Circuit Court Sept. 15 and entered a plea of guilty to one count hindering prosecution in the case involving ...

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