Category Archives: Mississippi Litigation Review

Jasper County Bad Faith Denial of Claim Verdict Results in $1.9 Million Judgment

On Saturday a Jasper County jury (Paulding District) rendered a plaintiff verdict in an insurance bad faith claim denial trial in Millsaps v. Allstate Insurance Co. . The jury’s verdict results in a judgment with the following components: $731,567- dwelling; $185,000- personal property; $36,433- additional living expenses; $17,000- debris removal; $230,000- emotional distress; $100,000- punitive […]

Justice Dickinson Leaving Supreme Court

I was surprised to read on Tuesday that Miss. Supreme Court Justice Jess Dickinson is leaving the Court to lead the State’s Child Protection Services. Here is the Clarion-Ledger’s article. Justice Dickinson represented District 2 on the Court. This district covers the Coast, Pine Belt and Southwest Mississippi. He joined the Court in 2004 after […]

If You’re Working, it’s Not a Vacation

This article by Randall Ryder takes on the topic of lawyers working while on vacation. Here’s the opening: Taking a vacation as a litigator (especially a solo litigator) can be difficult. Frankly, a vacation may not feel like much of a vacation. In today’s technological wonderland it’s easy to work from anywhere. The bad […]