ABA Journal

Mississippi

252 ABA Journal Mississippi articles.

Bloomberg: Insurers Aren’t Paying Claims

Despite having had to cover Hurricane Katrina, the worst U.S. disaster in the history of insurance, carriers are earning record profits. One reason why is that many don’t pay claims…

US Attorney to Judge: No Scruggs Case

A federal prosecutor in Alabama has declined a federal judge’s suggestion that she should prosecute Richard Scruggs, a prominent Mississippi plaintiffs lawyer, for contempt of court.

U.S. Attorney Alice Martin…

New Housing Rules Hit Katrina Victims

Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, displaced residents from the lowest economic rungs of the region’s economic ladder…

Suit in ‘Shackling Case’ Cites Reform-School Problems

Two years after Mississippi settled a lawsuit that claimed abuses at a state reform school, a new suit cites continuing problems.

Five of the six plaintiffs say they were shackled…

Young Trial Atty Wins Big Katrina Case

A renowned trial lawyer on the Mississippi gulf coast who had a big influence in the life of novelist John Grisham, attorney Will Denton made a name for himself as…

Judge: Scruggs in Criminal Contempt

A federal judge in Alabama is asking the U.S. Justice Department to prosecute a high-profile trial lawyer for criminal contempt, contending that Richard Scruggs brazenly violated a court injunction by…

Ex-Klansman on Trial for 1964 Kidnapping

Trial began yesterday in Jackson, Miss., for former Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale, accused of kidnapping two black men before they were murdered in 1964.

In opening arguments, prosecutor…

43 Years Later, KKK Killings Trial Begins

Nearly five decades after two young black men were abducted, beaten and dumped, still alive, into the Mississippi River to drown, one of their alleged murderers is finally being tried.

Making Brown Real

A North Carolina Family Fought Threats and Intimidation After Suing to Integrate Schools