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LDF Applauds Confirmation Of James E. Graves Jr. To 5th Circuit
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc. (LDF) said it applauds the U.S. Senate's vote Feb. 14 to confirm James E. Graves Jr. to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Fifth Circuit is the federal appellate... Read More

Makers Of FEMA Mobile Homes Near Class Action Settlement
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that Gulf Coast storm victims were exposed to potentially dangerous... Read More

Mississippi AG Sues Administrator Of BP Oil Spill Fund
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) Mississippi's attorney general said Tuesday his office is suing the administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents. Jim Hood said Tuesday that he has tried to negotiate... Read More

Mississippi Lesbian Student Sues Over Rejected Tux Photo
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) Another teenage lesbian is suing a rural Mississippi school district, this time over a policy banning young women from wearing tuxedos in senior yearbook portraits. Ceara Sturgis' dispute with the central Mississippi Copiah County... Read More

AGs For 5 States Talk Legal Strategy For Oil Spill
Posted on 3 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOBILE, Ala. – (AP) The attorneys general from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas want BP PLC to sign an agreement spelling out exactly what "legitimate expenses" they'll cover from the spill. Florida AG Bill McCollum... Read More

Family Of Former Rebels' Player Sues Ole Miss
Posted on 19 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) The family of a former Mississippi football player has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university, coach Houston Nutt and the NCAA. Bennie Abram was 20 years old when he collapsed during the first day of formal offseason... Read More

Lawsuit: Company Sought To Hire Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 1 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) A Mississippi company that pleaded guilty to conspiracy related to the nation's largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants is now facing a lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against non-immigrants who applied for jobs. A... Read More

Mississippi Judge Dismisses Health Care Overhaul Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - (AP) A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit in Mississippi that challenges part of the Obama administration's health care law, but giving the plaintiffs 30 days to make changes to their complaint. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett... Read More

Lockheed Pays $2 Million To Settle Lawsuit Over Contracts
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JACKSON, Miss. - (AP) The U.S. Justice Department says Lockheed Martin Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit that accused several companies and government employees of rigging a contract at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The... Read More

EEOC Sues Over India Immigrant Workers' Treatment
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - (AP) A federal agency claims in a lawsuit filed this week that hundreds of people recruited in India to work for an oil rig construction company in Mississippi and Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were forced into oppressive... Read More

Chinese Drywall Manufacturer Agrees To Remediate Homes Affected By Defective Product
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by Christopher Bauer

NEW ORLEANS -- (Mealey's) The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) in the Chinese Drywall multidistrict litigation and defendant Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) on Oct. 14 announced a settlement to remediate up to 300 homes in Alabama, Mississippi... Read More

Mississippi Fishermen File Class Action Seeking Damages From Massive BP Oil Spill
Posted on 4 May 2010 by David Eldreth

BILOXI, Miss. - (Mealey's) Two Mississippi fishermen on May 3 filed a class action lawsuit in Mississippi federal court against companies they claim are responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ( Charlie C. Nguyen, et al. v. Transocean... Read More

Mississippi Supreme Court Stays Proceedings In Record-Setting Asbestos Case
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by Bryan Redding

JACKSON, Miss. - (Mealey's) The Mississippi Supreme Court on July 13 stayed all proceedings in an asbestos case that resulted in a record-setting $322 million award until it can resolve a petition seeking to disqualify the trial judge for allegedly... Read More

BP Agrees To Pay $18.7 Billion To Resolve Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) BP Exploration & Production Inc. will pay $18.7 billion over the course of 18 years to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) and natural resource damages claims from the federal government and states of Alabama, Florida... Read More