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Butler Snow’s Edney admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Butler Snow attorney Andrea La’Verne Edney has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The fellows were inducted before an audience of 561 during a ceremony at the college’s 2020 spring meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting, held March 5-8, had a total attendance of 679. “This is ...

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Prather, 1st woman Mississippi Supreme Court justice, dies

The first woman to serve as a Mississippi Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 88. Retired Justice Lenore Loving Prather died Saturday at her home in Columbus, according to a news release issued by the court Monday. Prather was appointed to the nine-member court in 1982 by then-Gov. William Winter. She was also the first woman to ...

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LAW ELEVATED — NLRA considerations during COVID-19 pandemic

As if employers and their HR personnel do not have enough to deal with, all must be mindful of the protections and prohibitions found under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when addressing the many employment-related issues brought on by the coronavirus. Whether you have a union or not, the NLRA can be implicated when making difficult employment decisions in order ...

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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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