Mississippi

Legal Ethics

Mississippi prosecuting attorney disbarred for misappropriating client money

Legal Ethics

Former youth court judge disciplined but can’t be kept from being re-elected to bench

Constitutional Law

Law that would close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is enjoined by 5th Circuit

Trials & Litigation

State AG sues Experian, says credit-report Goliath stonewalls consumers about known errors

Trials & Litigation

BP cries foul, says crafty lawyers and claimants collected $500M in comp unrelated to oil spill

Criminal Justice

Judge mulls depraved-heart murder charge against teen accused of causing stillbirth by cocaine use

Animal Law

Did Exxon put La. alligators on Miss. oil waste site? Neighbor sues over claimed infestation

Sentencing/Post Conviction

5th Circuit denies Miss. inmate’s habeas corpus petition citing controversial forensic pathologist

Disability Law

Survey leads to multiple federal complaints of widespread discrimination against deaf renters

Criminal Justice

Only a handful of states allow conjugal prison visits; which one is dropping its program?

Education Law

Gay students are routinely bullied in one Miss. school district, suit alleges

Trials & Litigation

Baker & McKenzie wins damages retrial in driller’s $103M malpractice case

U.S. Supreme Court

Should Mississippi AG’s suit against LCD makers be heard in state court? SCOTUS to decide

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred lawyer gets 40 years for embezzling $1.2M from child’s guardianship fund

Trials & Litigation

Threat of ADA suit spurs officials to plan immediate renovation of courthouse elevators

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Rats are so plentiful at Mississippi prison that inmates put them on leashes, suit says

Death Penalty

Execution is stayed for Miss. inmate in case raising questions about hair and DNA evidence

Judiciary

‘Scared to death’ of snakes, clerk is not happy to discover them in courthouse filing system

Criminal Justice

Elvis impersonator dismissed from ricin case over letters to Obama, lawmaker and judge

Oil Spill

With billions at issue, trial begins to apportion fault for oil spill among BP, its subcontractors