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Consolidation of Two MVAs for Both Contributing to Injury?

A defendant in Grenada County has filed an interlocutory appeal presenting a consolidation issue. In August of 2012, Ronnie Willis filed a lawsuit against two defendants, Lindsay S. Taylor and Bennie Bailey, over two separate auto accidents. The one involving Taylor occurred on May 10, 2011 and the second, involving Bailey, occurred on September 9, 2011.  …

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Untimely Expert Disclosure Waived by Failure to Seek Continuance

Six Grand v. Miss. Bureau of Narcotics.  In this case, a citizen fled a license checkpoint and then crashed his car.  When apprehended, officers found six grand and some cocaine.  The state sought forfeiture. Two state witnesses were previously disclosed as fact witnesses only during discovery, but two weeks before trial, the state designated them…

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Mississippi Creates Mini-MDLs (Really, MCLs)

Mississippi created mini-MDLs or more appropriately, mini-MCLs.  The Mississippi Supreme Court amended Rule 42 of the Rules of Civil Procedure on September 25, 2014. The Court added a new section designed to permit the consolidation of similar cases with similar facts that are pending in counties that are within a single judicial district (either chancery…

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5th Circuit §1983/Med Mal Appeal Victory for Hagwood Adelman Tipton

Hagwood Adelman Tipton attorney, Mike Coleman, recently won an appeal at the Fifth Circuit in a case involving two doctors who allegedly committed medical negligence and §1983 civil rights violations.  The §1983 case, styled James v. Aust and Wade, was filed in federal court in Greenville, and brought §1983 claims as well as claims of…

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Summary Judgment in Jefferson County Nursing Home Case

Hunter C. Carroll and Michael E. Phillips of the Hagwood Adelman Tipton firm successfully defended a long-term care facility in a medical negligence/personal injury case pending in Jefferson County Circuit Court. Plaintiff alleged that the nursing home was negligent in its care and treatment of her medical conditions resulting in her wounds being infested with…

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