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 with regular updates: @USDC_MSS. The Southern District U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Mississippi Bar, Jackson Young Lawyers and Capital Area Bar are also on twitter: @SDMissBankr @JYLawyers @TheMSBar @CABALaw I have not been active on Twitter in a while. View Full Post
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 here (4/11/18); $350,000 verdict- Lamar County employment tort case discussed here (5/4/18); $110,000 settlement during trial- Gulfport federal court civil rights case (4/18/18); $25,000 verdict- Hinds County County Court employment contract case (12/19/17); mixed verdict- Gulfport federal court breach of contract case (3/30/18); plaintiff bench verdict- Forrest County adverse possession case (4/17/18); defense verdict- Harrison County car wreck case (5/9/18); defense verdict- Jackson federal court breach of fiduciary duty case (5/3/18); and defense verdict- Rankin County medical malpractice case (4/12/18). View Full Post
The winners in the Madison Timber ponzi scheme might not be winners for long. This Miss. Business Journal article by Jackson attorneys Win Gault and Spencer Ritchie discuss clawback actions to recover money paid out to ‘investors.’ Clawbacks are bad news for early investors who think they dodged a bullet by getting out. View Full Post
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 why governments aren’t doing anything about the growing PERS crisis: But government officials seeking to make their investment targets more conservative have a powerful disincentive: Assumptions of high returns appeal to elected leaders because they reduce the amount governments need to set aside to cover pension promises. View Full Post