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Trial set for land development case

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit that claims former Rankin County Supervisor Ken Martin and others reneged on a deal to support the development of a new subdivision has been scheduled for trial in January 2011. Martin denied the allegations in court records, saying he acted in good faith. Diamond Fields LLC sued in 2009, claiming Martin and others made a ...

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Judge: Land will be sold despite objections  

Trial is set for Oct. 25 At a bankruptcy hearing Feb. 19 in Jackson regarding the Evans commercial real estate fraud case, Judge Neil Olack ruled that land would be sold to generate money and federal proceedings would continue despite Mississippi Valley Title’s request to hold off until its chancery court suit could be transferred to Olack’s court. Olack also ...

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Attorney fired allegedly due to Toyota lawsuit

NEW ALBANY — New Albany has fired its city attorney allegedly because he filed a lawsuit against Toyota, which plans to open a plant in nearby Blue Springs. Robert M. Carter said he’ll fight his dismissal, which came last week after aldermen met in a closed-door session. Carter said officials are upset he filed a federal lawsuit seeking class action ...

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Disaster specialist suing LSU

NEW ORLEANS — Dr. Ivor van Heerden, a world-recognized disaster science specialist, hurricane researcher, author and former deputy director of the LSU Hurricane Center, yesterday filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in Louisiana state court alleging that LSU officials waged a campaign of retaliation against him that culminated with the termination of his position with the university. The whistleblower suit alleges ...

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Law firms want Toyota lawsuit

NEW YORK — A group of 22 law firms in 16 states wants to bring a national class action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp., alleging Toyota vehicles have lost billions of dollars in value in the wake of massive recalls. P. Tim Howard, a Northeastern University law professor leading Attorneys Toyota Action Consortium, says the eight million vehicles Toyota has ...

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Hood: State settles with Eli Lilly

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood says Mississippi will receive $18.5 million in a settlement with drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. Hood, speaking yesterday at a news conference in Jackson, says the settlement represents a recovery for funds spent on the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa by Medicaid and the state insurance plan. Zyprexa has been Lilly’s top-selling drug for several ...

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Judge throws out discrimination lawsuit

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital and Leflore County Supervisor Robert Moore. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock said yesterday there was not enough evidence to connect Moore to the hospital board’s decision to fire George Dulin, the longtime white attorney for the hospital. The 84-year-old Dulin tells The Greenwood Commonwealth that he ...

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Kimbrough drops Fat Possum lawsuit

OXFORD — The son of the late Mississippi bluesman Junior Kimbrough has agreed with a record company to dismiss a copyright lawsuit over songs performed by the father and son, according to The Associated Press. U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper closed the case Jan. 19 after both sides agreed that it should be dismissed, court records said. There was ...

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Hancock, PwC lawsuit changing venue

BALDWYN — A federal judge has ordered Hancock Fabrics’ lawsuit against its accountants moved to Delaware. Hancock and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) are incorporated in Delaware. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills in Oxford issued the order this past week. The accounting firm argued issues Hancock raised against it belonged with the same court over Hancock’s ...

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Motorola, VTech reach agreement

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Motorola Inc. says it has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit it filed against the electronics companies VTech Communications Inc. and VTech Telecommunications, Ltd. The terms of the settlement and the licensing agreement that resulted from it weren’t disclosed. Kirk Dailey, Motorola’s vice president of intellectual property, says “we are pleased to have reached an amicable resolution ...

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