Author Archives: Philip Thomas

Changes to the Mississippi Bench On The Way

Both Judge Griffis and Judge Primeaux have already posted on their blogs this year about Mississippi’s 2018 judicial races. Judge Primeaux noted yesterday: I am hearing that there will be a significant number of positions that will come open by retirement or resignation. In my local courts, for instance, one chancery position will be open […]

PERS Releases 2017 Financial Reports

Mississippi PERS has released its 2017 financial reports. There is a popular summary report (8 pages) and a comprehensive report (188 pages). Here are links to the reports: 2017 Popular Financial Report 2017 Comprehensive Report Despite robust stock market performance and 63% of the assets invested in equities, PERS’ funding level barely increased–from 60 to […]

December Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the December 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $200,000 verdict- Warren County real property/ strict liability case (10/31/17); $25,000 verdict- Forrest County car wreck case covered here (10/30/17); $20,000 verdict- Jackson federal court slip-and-fall case (11/29/17); plaintiff verdict- Hinds County insurance coverage issue (11/8/17); defense verdict- Oxford federal […]

My Take on Trump Visit to Mississippi

President Trump was in Jackson Saturday for the opening of the Civil Rights and Mississippi Museums. Here are my thoughts: Paved streets— Trump’s visit got us some streets paved downtown. The streets the motorcade came down were paved in the 1-2 weeks before Saturday. The Pearl Street off-ramp, Jefferson St. and Amite St. were all […]