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Governor weighs in on tort reform; files documents

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says scrapping Mississippi’s tort reform laws would hinder economic development and cost the state the jobs that it brings. He makes the argument in new court papers that ask a federal court to uphold the constitutionality of a $1 million cap on non-economic damages. The lawsuit, first filed in 2006, claims Mississippi’s $1 million cap ...

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Airport leaders ask judge to toss discrimination lawsuit

TUPELO — Tupelo Regional Airport officials have asked a federal judge in Oxford to throw out a job discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by former airport executive director Terry Anderson is scheduled for trial on April 8. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports the airport board argues it had legitimate reasons to fire Anderson in December of 2009. Anderson has claimed he ...

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Feds joining lawsuit against ex-nursing home operator

LUMBERTON  — Federal officials are joining a whistleblower lawsuit claiming a former south Mississippi nursing home operator withheld care to pad profits. The suit, originally filed by Academy Health Center, accuses the former operator of a Lumberton nursing home of claiming money from Medicare and Medicaid for services that he didn’t provide or for services so bad they were “effectively ...

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Cleanup underway at former Hercules plant site

HATTIESBURG — Cleanup of the impoundment basin at the Hercules plant in Hattiesburg began a few days after Hercules and parent company Ashland Inc. answered a lawsuit filed against both alleging pollution in nearby neighborhoods. The Hattiesburg American reports sludge cleanup began Thursday, following the answers to the lawsuit on Dec. 3. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says the ...

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Contractor, city settle Katrina cleanup-related lawsuit

WAVELAND — A lawsuit against Waveland filed by a contractor who claimed the city owes it $1.36 million for post-Hurricane Katrina cleanup work has been dismissed. The Sea Coast Echo reports according to paperwork filed in Hancock County Circuit Court, T.C.B. Construction of Poplarville and city agreed to dismiss the suit. T.C.B. sued the city in 2009 claiming it was ...

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Doctor in murder-for-hire case questions AG's authority

GREENWOOD — Oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in a shootout at a local law office. Smith argues in new federal court documents that police investigations are executive branch of government matters. He claims the attorney general is a member of the judicial branch. Smith said he wants ...

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