2016 Annual Meeting in Biloxi

We are currently planning the 2016 meeting to be held at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi from April 21-23.   This event will be for members and spouses/significant others and will include golf and tennis, a welcome cocktail reception, two mornings of CLE hours, a Friday night dinner and social events for non-lawyers with scheduled…

Amicus Victory for MDLA – Employment Law

In July, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and refused to expand Mississippi’s employment “at will” exception when the employee was a willing participant in the alleged wrongful activity.  The Supreme Court noted the MDLA’s amicus brief on the issue in ruling in favor of our position. On March 2, 2015, the MDLA filed a…

Request for Admission Denials Not Proper Summary Judgment Evidence

In Hill v. City of Horn Lake, the Mississippi Supreme Court announced an obscure civil procedure point.  The Court refused to accept a denial to a request for admission as proper summary judgment evidence.  The Court explained that only matters “admitted” are imbued with the special, conclusive treatment under Rule 36.  Therefore, the Court surmised, denials were not deserving…