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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • May 22

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight

    Now This is a real judge – public defender fight
    As reported by TBA, yesterday the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on the brouhaha between the Hinds County Public Defender’s office and Judge Jeff Weill. Lest anyone think this was a real fight comes this ABA Journal report on a fight…
  • May 18

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy

    Yea, but it’s not the low pay that makes them happy
    Here’s an article from the New York Times last week with the headline “Lawyers with Lowest Pay Report More Happiness.” The article is unsurprising, even if the headline is a bit misleading. From the article: Researchers who…
  • May 13

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession

    Fear and Loathing in the Legal Profession
    If you read a lot of different sources on a given subject, you start to see patterns. One pattern I’ve noticed when reading veteran lawyers talking about practicing law is the pervasiveness of fear in the legal profession. Most lawyers…
Rank this Week: 262

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Covers Mississippi criminal and personal injury law. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • May 21

    Robbery Arrest in Jackson

    Robbery Arrest in Jackson
    On Tuesday, a woman was arrested in connection with a robbery at the Regional Bank at 1455 Jacksonian Plaza. According to WJTV News Channel 12, 40-year-old Latina M. Younger was arrested and charged with bank robbery. She allegedly used a…
  • May 21

    Fatal Crash on I-20

    Fatal Crash on I-20
    Early Thursday morning, there was a fatal crash on I-20. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened near the Bolton exit. At this time, very few details have been released about the wreck, but we do know that 68-year-old Richard…
  • May 14

    Pedestrian Injured by Semi Truck

    Pedestrian Injured by Semi Truck
    Over the weekend, a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a semi truck in Jackson. According to WJTV News Channel 12, the incident happened sometime around 3:00 p.m., near the intersection of Gallatin and West Streets. At this time,…
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Mississippi Accident Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various auto, truck and pedestrian accident cases. Published By Jackson, Mississippi Law Offices of Paul Snow.

http://www.mississippiaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • May 21

    18 Wheeler Accident Results In Two Deaths In Jackson County, Mississippi

    18 Wheeler Accident Results In Two Deaths In Jackson County, Mississippi
    An accident involving an 18 wheeler and a car resulted in the death of the driver and passenger in the car. Ashton Johnson and her daughter Kinsey were killed in the wreck. The accident was caused by the driver...
  • Mar 23

    Multiple Crash Results In Death Of FedEx Driver Near Meridian, MS

    Multiple Crash Results In Death Of FedEx Driver Near Meridian, MS
    There were two crashes that ended up in the death of an FedEx driver on saturday, March 21st, 2015 near Meridian, MS. A toyota car rear-ended an 18 wheeler on I-20 in Toomsuba,MS about 4 a.m. disabling the car...
  • Dec 15

    Hancock County, Mississippi 18 Wheeler Crash Kills Four

    Hancock County, Mississippi 18 Wheeler Crash Kills Four
    A tractor-trailer slammed into eleven cars which were stopped on I-10 near the Louisiana state line killing four people and injuring a number of others. The accident started when the trailer attached to a pick-up truck overturned causing…
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Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippiconsumerhelp.com/
  • May 13

    How can bankruptcy help me right now?

    How can bankruptcy help me right now?
    Yes.  The protection available to you when you file bankruptcy is immediate and automatic.  The moment you file, whether it is a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, the court places you under it’s protection. Both your…
  • May 13

    If I file bankruptcy, can I keep my tax return?

    If I file bankruptcy, can I keep my tax return?
    Whether you have already filed your tax return and received your tax refund yet or not, if you are thinking about filing bankruptcy, you may be wondering whether or not you’ll get to keep your tax refund.  Under Chapter 7 and…
  • May 13

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?
    Most of us know about the 3 main credit report bureaus – Experian, Transunion, and Equifax …but have you seen ALL your credit reports? Did you know that more exist and are referred to as specialty credit reports? There are many…
Rank this Week: 4104

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody and child support. By M. Devin Whitt.

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Wasting Marital Assets is a No-No in Mississippi

    Wasting Marital Assets is a No-No in Mississippi
    The entire concept of property division in a Mississippi divorce is rooted in fairness. In every divorce case, our Chancery courts are charged with the task of determining what is fair on a case-by-case basis. Typically, in a divorce, each…
  • Apr 2

    Home Sweet Home: Who Gets the Marital Residence in a Mississippi Divorce?

    Home Sweet Home: Who Gets the Marital Residence in a Mississippi Divorce?
    Who gets the house? This is the million dollar question I get from many of my clients. Simply put, the answer to who gets the marital home in a Mississippi divorce is not always an easy answer. The marital home or residence is often the…
  • Mar 24

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment

    You Snooze You Lose: Do Not Wait to Enforce or Collect on Divorce Judgment
    Do not "sit" on your right to enforce or collect on a divorce judgment. Let me repeat that: DO NOT wait too long to enforce a divorce judgment or any incorporated alimony, property settlement, or child support judgment. I give this counsel…
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RandyWallace

RandyWallace

Blog about current issues in Mississippi law including personal injury, divorce and insurance.

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 23

    The worst pro se filing ever?

    The worst pro se filing ever?
    Last week on tax day made 15 years for me in the practice of law.  In that period of time I have crossed paths with some really good people and a considerably smaller group that were anything but.  Just when I thought I had viewed…
  • Mar 9

    Law and the Outdoor

    Law and the Outdoor
    Found this little jewel while researching something else. Many men, including this writer, feel that a person who has never seen squirrels jump from limb to limb in the deep swamp on a frosty Fall morning; or has never heard a wild turkey…
  • Feb 27

    How not to respond to a question in court

    How not to respond to a question in court
    Kate Royals at The Clarion Ledger reports: Grady Gibbons of Brandon, who appeared before Chancery Judge Dan Fairly in a divorce case, said Fairly wrongfully accused him of shaving to avoid a court ordered hair follicle test and threw him in…
Rank this Week: 2665

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Provides answers to questions about bankruptcy in Mississippi. By Frank Coxwell.

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Oct 30

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?

    Have you seen all your Specialty Credit Reports?
    Most of us know about the 3 main credit report bureaus – Experian, Transunion, and Equifax …but have you seen ALL your specialty credit reports? Did you know that more exist? There are many other credit reporting agencies and…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a government organization that accepts and assists with complaints about the following consumer product or service issues: Bank accounts or services Credit cards Money transfers Mortgages…
  • Oct 17

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?

    What is a bankruptcy discharge?
    If you are researching the process of filing bankruptcy, I’m sure you are running across a host of unfamiliar terms and phrases where the information makes reference to getting a “bankruptcy discharge” (for example). So what…
Rank this Week: 1879

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Features commentary, news, and tips about criminal law in Mississippi. By Clarence Guthrie.

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Jul 13

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?

    What is a violent crime in Mississippi?
    Believe it or not, until very recently we did not have a very good definition of what constitutes a “violent crime” under Mississippi law.  Up until July 1, 2014, when House… read more →
  • Jul 1

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today

    Massive Changes to Mississippi Criminal Law Take Effect Today
    Many of Mississippi’s criminal laws were changed extensively by laws that went into effect today, July 1, 2014.  These changes were the result of a year-long Corrections and Criminal Justice… read more →
  • Jun 26

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law

    Clarence speaks on Mississippi Criminal Law
    Clarence has been asked to speak again this year at the Mississippi Criminal Law Update at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.  These excellent programs are sponsored by the University… read more →
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Mississippi Injury Lawyers Blog

Mississippi Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers product recalls and oil spill litigation. By Kobs & Philley.

http://www.mississippiinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Young Driver Airlifted Following Mississippi Car Crash

    Young Driver Airlifted Following Mississippi Car Crash
    Accident investigators with the Mississippi Highway Patrol say they are in the process of investigating a terrible accident in Kosciusko, MS that happened earlier this week and left the drivers of two cars seriously injured. Police say that…
  • Apr 16

    Drunk Driving Leads To Deadly Weekend Accident

    Drunk Driving Leads To Deadly Weekend Accident
    This past week a judge in Jackson, MS ordered a woman held in jail on $150,000 bond after she was charged in connection to a deadly weekend car accident that left one person dead and another seriously injured. Officials with the Jackson…
  • Apr 14

    Failure To Yield Leads To Three-Vehicle Accident

    Failure To Yield Leads To Three-Vehicle Accident
    In an unusual multi-vehicle crash, 54 kids were involved in a crash earlier this month in Amite County, Mississippi. Police officials say the wreck happened around 3:30 p.m. after school had let out for the day. A packed school bus was…
Rank this Week: 2440

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
  • Jul 31

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
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Songy Law Blog

Songy Law Blog

Covers Mississippi law. By Joseph D. Songy.

http://songylaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 19

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake

    Guest Post: 5 Biggest Attorney Job Search Mistake
    One of the defining moments of an individual in any industry is getting employment to a position that they like and one that is well rewarding. To get such a position, a person has to invest in conducting a proper … Continue reading…
  • Mar 14

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident

    Guest Post: Legal Rights and Damages in Construction Accident
    Although construction companies are required to ensure that every construction site is free from potential danger through routine inspections with safety engineers and safety programs, construction site accidents lead to thousands of injuries…
  • Mar 4

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger

    Clients and Social Media: The Danger
    Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, have undoubtedly become a part of our culture. Posting information online can be a way for you to express political views, personal achievements, distaste for your employers, and your…
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My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

My Mississippi Tax Lawyer

Covers Mississippi taxes, estate planning, and business formation issues. By David Lynch.

http://www.mymstaxlawyer.com/
  • Jan 2

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?

    What is in the new Tax Relief Act passed by Congress?
    We finally got a new tax bill and now everybody wants to know what’s in it. I’m still working on digesting it myself, but if you want to get ahead of the curve, I recommend taking a look at the … Continue reading →
  • Dec 20

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?

    Do you think we’re going over the “fiscal cliff”?
    Apparently in response to my post yesterday, I received a couple of questions from people as to whether or not I think Congress will let us go over the “fiscal cliff.” First let me say that I really do not … Continue…
  • Dec 19

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?

    What happens if we go over the “fiscal cliff”?
    The American Institute of CPAs has released a Fiscal Cliff Series that provides a brief, objective  and non-partisan fact sheet on each of the following tax topics: Alternative Minimum Tax Individual Income Tax Rates Estate Tax…
Rank this Week: 5082

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 74

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Covers Mississippi divorce and family law. By Timothy J. Evans.

http://www.hattiesburgdivorcelawyer.com
  • Nov 8

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?

    Can You File Bankruptcy While Going Through a Divorce?
    This is a guest post from Andrew Jackson, a financial counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Jul 18

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)

    J is for Joint Custody (Part 1)
    Joint Custody. You (and I’m including lawyers, judges, and clients in this) either love it or hate it. This will be a two-part post with this part discussing just what joint custody is, and the second part discussing ways joint custody can…
  • May 23

    I is for Income Withholding

    I is for Income Withholding
    I had a law school professor who said that a judgment isn’t even worth the paper it’s printed on; real lawyering starts when you try to collect on a judgment. Luckily, in family law, it’s a little easier to get the money your client is…
Rank this Week: 2926

Jackson MS Disability Lawyer

Jackson MS Disability Lawyer

Covers social security disability law. By Curt Crowley.

http://www.mississippidisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    a compass was there to get you thinking

    a compass was there to get you thinking
    a compass was there to get you thinking
  • Dec 4

    Disability Lawyer in Jackson Mississippi

    Disability Lawyer in Jackson Mississippi
    Applying for Social Security disability in Mississippi can be a daunting task. You need an experienced disability attorney to help you get the benefits you deserve. Many people find that after years of paying into the Social Security system…
  • Dec 4

    Leukemia Disability

    Leukemia Disability
    If you have been diagnosed with Leukemia, you will likely qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.What is Leukemia?Leukemia is a type of cancer that strikes the blood and bone marrow.  The term "leukemia" is…
Rank this Week: 2444

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law…

Mississippi Criminal Defense Law Blog

Discusses Mississippi DUI and drug law, search and seizure law, and criminal procedure. By Kevin W. Frye.

http://mscriminallawblog.com
  • Aug 18

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown

    New School Year = New DUI Crackdown
    Today the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced its annual DUI crackdown entitled "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over".
  • May 2

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint

    Criminal Records, the Internet & Digital Footprint
    In my practice I represent clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, from relatively minor misdemeanor charges to serious felony cases. My clients come from different backgrounds, but a commonality among many is that they are young people…
  • Jan 13

    Ole Miss and Crime

    Ole Miss and Crime
    This week The Oxford Eagle reported on the 2010 crime statistics at Ole Miss.  The Eagle has a pay wall, so the article isn't available for free.  I have excerpted some of the more interesting portions below, and thank Alyssa Schnugg for…
Rank this Week: 3080

Construction Owners & Builders…

Construction Owners & Builders Law Blog

Covers construction claims and disputes, construction contracts, construction defects, insurance, intellectual property and surety bonds. By Robert Williamson.

http://www.constructionownerslawblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Foundation Problems – Blame Global Warming or Your Contractor?

    Foundation Problems – Blame Global Warming or Your Contractor?
    “You love your home and then it turns on you,” The New York Times reports one homeowner said when he discovered the foundation of his home was cracking, crumbling and moving. Repairing unstable foundations costs homeowners around…
  • Mar 3

    How Some Homebuilders and Developers Comitted Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    How Some Homebuilders and Developers Comitted Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Some homebuilders and developers regrettably were involved in the massive mortgage fraud that helped trigger the present recession.    A  Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) White Paper (PDF) labels one…
  • Mar 2

    New Lead Paint Rules for Renovation of Homes Built Pre-1978

    New Lead Paint Rules for Renovation of Homes Built Pre-1978
    On April 21, new lead paint rules applicable to housing and certain child care schools and facilities built prior to 1978 go into effect.  Lead exposure can cause brain damage; exposure prior to age six is especially dangerous.
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