Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mississippi Litigation Review

Blawggatical

For two years I planned to take a 6-week sabbatical in the summer of 2015 to thru hike the Colorado Trail. It didn’t work...

A Few Local Twitter Accounts to Follow

Local bar organizations are active twitter users. Surprising to me, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is now on twitter...

May Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the May 2018 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $474,444 verdict- Gulfport federal court slip and fall case discussed...

Book Review: Jury Selection Handbook, by Ronald H. Clark and Thomas...

The full title of this book is Jury Selection Handbook, The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Jury Selection. Here is the book on Amazon....

No Class Actions in Mississippi a Big Deal?

Jimmy Gates with the Clarion-Ledger has this article about the Mississippi Supreme Court’s recent decision rejecting a petition to adopt Rule 23, which would...

About That Good Plaintiff Verdict

In the April Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter preview post, I commented on an $80k plaintiff verdict in a Harrison County car wreck case that...

Miss. Bar to Provide Fastcase Legal Research to Members

The announcement in the Bar’s weekly email that it will provide Fastcase Legal Research Service for members is great news. I’ve been using Fastcase...

Judicial Election Time

The deadline for running for judicial office has passed. Luckily for me, the topic has already been written about. Judge Primeaux covers the races for...

Madison Timber: Receivers and Clawbacks

The winners in the Madison Timber ponzi scheme might not be winners for long. This Miss. Business Journal article by Jackson attorneys Win Gault...

WSJ: Public Pension Funds Making Promises They Probably Can’t Keep

The Wall Street Journal reported last week on the latest investment returns for public pensions like Mississippi’s PERS. It has a good explanation of...