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Judge tosses lawsuit against Scruggs

JACKSON — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Gulf Coast attorneys who had accused former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs and associated law firms of using money owed to them in a scheme to bribe judges and other elected officials. Lee Young and Charles J. Mikhail filed the lawsuit in 2009 in federal court in Jackson for ...

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Tyson settles donning/doffing case

WASHINGTON — Tyson Foods Inc. has settled a decade-long dispute with the Labor Department by agreeing to pay workers at poultry plants for time they spend putting on and taking off protective clothing. Federal officials have insisted that poultry companies pay employees for all hours worked, including donning and doffing sanitary gear before and after their shifts. Tyson officials said ...

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Court tosses Katrina-greenhouse gas case

GULFPORT — A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal of lawsuit that alleged that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, caused sea levels to rise and added to the intensity of Hurricane Katrina. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled May 28 that it didn’t have a quorum — or majority — ...

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Class action lawsuit filed against Morgan Keegan

MEMPHIS — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Memphis-based Morgan Keegan alleging that investors in four mutual funds were not informed about risky investments that resulted in $1 billion in losses. The lawsuit claiming violation of federal securities laws was filed in U.S. District Court in Memphis by Labaton Sucharow, LLP, May 19. The states of Mississippi, Alabama, ...

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Barbour files healthcare-reform lawsuit

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour, on behalf of the State of Mississippi, today joined the multi-state, bipartisan lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal healthcare law passed earlier this year. “The Health Care Law passed earlier this year is an unprecedented expansion of federal power,” Barbour said. “The Constitution does not give Congress or the federal government the authority to ...

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GOP declares victory in election lawsuit

LEFLORE COUNTY — According the state Republican Party, Circuit Court Judge Jannie M. Lewis recently approved a consent decree “requiring Leflore County to comply with Mississippi election law regarding voter assistance, unauthorized loitering at precincts, poll watcher rights and ballot security.” “Essentially, this court order requires Leflore County to follow Mississippi election laws. In the past, if they violated the ...

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Judge rules in favor of Diaz

JACKSON — A federal judge has ruled that former U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton does not have immunity from a lawsuit filed against him by former Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Oliver Diaz Jr. Diaz and his wife, Jennifer, have accused Dunn Lampton of invading their privacy and disclosing confidential information. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan found that a criminal investigation of ...

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Another oil-spill lawsuit filed

GULFPORT — The owner of a fishing boat and a charter boat captain that operate in the Gulf of Mexico have filed a lawsuit against BP America for damages sustained from the BP oil spill, according to Hagens Berman, a Seattle-based class action law firm representing the Gulf fishing industry. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court Southern District ...

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Katrina case heads to Supreme Court

PASCAGOULA — A dispute between an insurance company and a retired Navy admiral over coverage of damages from Hurricane Katrina has made its way to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The case is among dozens the Supreme Court will hear during its May-June term. The lawsuit involving Admiral James W. Lisanby and his wife, Gladys, and United Services Automobile Association (USAA) ...

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Morgan Keegan hearing scheduled

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Attorneys representing Morgan Keegan, Morgan Asset Management, James C. Kelsoe, Jr., Brian B. Sullivan, Gary S. Stringer and Michele F. Wood as respondents have requested an administrative hearing with the Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State. State law requires a hearing officer be appointed by the Secretary of State to preside over the administrative hearing. Cliff ...

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