Category Archives: Mississippi Litigation Review

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 […]

WSJ Looks at Sleeping Jurors

Nicole Hong penned this entertaining Wall Street Journal [paywall] article about sleeping jurors in Saturday’s print edition. The opening: The right to a jury trial is a pillar of America’s justice system, enshrined in the Constitution from a tradition dating back more than 1,000 years. The problem these days is making sure jurors stay awake….. […]