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Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Jul 19

    ‘The Lawyer, the Addict’ is NY Times’ Most Emailed Article This Week

    ‘The Lawyer, the Addict’ is NY Times’ Most Emailed Article This Week
    Eilene Zimmerman’s moving article in the NY Times this weekend about the death of her attorney ex-husband is receiving a lot of attention. Please don’t rely on my description of the article. If you haven’t already read it,…
  • Jul 17

    Study Confirms Plaintiffs Win Less Than They Used To

    Study Confirms Plaintiffs Win Less Than They Used To
    An interesting article recently hit the presses: The Curious Incident of the Falling Win Rate, by Alexander Lahav and Peter Siegleman. Here is the Article. The study is based on federal court results nationwide for 1980 to 2010. It opens:…
  • Jul 12

    Bar Convention Week

    Bar Convention Week
    It’s Bar Convention week–probably the slowest non-Holidays week of the year for Mississippi lawyers. Even attorneys who don’t attend the Bar Convention often schedule vacations this week. On Friday morning, I will be…
Rank this Week: 143

Injured in Mississippi Blog

Injured in Mississippi Blog

Covers serious automobile accident and insurance coverage issues. By Baskin L. Jones.

http://www.injuredinmississippi.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Failure to Diagnose Cancer

    Failure to Diagnose Cancer
    Failure to Diagnose Cancer Can Result in Grave Consequences Cancer is a terrifying word to hear from a Doctor when it refers to you or a loved one. Many types of cancer can be treated if caught early enough. As with any progressive disease, a…
  • Jul 4

    18-Wheeler Blocking the Road Wreck

    18-Wheeler Blocking the Road Wreck
    An 18-wheeler leaving its trailer across a lane of traffic for any period of time is an incredible dangerous thing. The 18-wheeler weighs so much that it is equivalent to a brick wall for any vehicle that runs into it. In wrecks with an…
  • Jun 11

    What does my insurance cover?

    What does my insurance cover?
    One thing we see over and over with insurance is that there is a lack of understanding concerning what insurance covers. The first reason for this is simple, different companies offer slightly different coverages. Some insurance policy forms…
Rank this Week: 1906

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Mississippi Consumer Help Blog

Covers bankruptcy. By Coxwell & Associates, PLLC.

http://www.mississippiconsumerhelp.com/
  • Jun 19

    3 Reasons To Move Your Checking Account Before Filing Bankruptcy

    3 Reasons To Move Your Checking Account Before Filing Bankruptcy
    Banks do unexpected things when one of their customers files bankruptcy. Nothing they do is to help you. Even if you think your bank is the greatest, there may be reasons to change banks before you file your bankruptcy case. They May Take the…
  • Jun 15

    I got a letter from the IRS. What should I do?

    I got a letter from the IRS. What should I do?
    Millions of letters are mailed by the IRS each year to taxpayers for many different reasons. If you get a letter from the IRS here are a few suggestions on what to do. Open the letter right away and don’t panic. Most IRS letters will be…
  • Jun 14

    Did you save a copy of your tax return?

    Did you save a copy of your tax return?
    I’m speaking of your actual tax return – the 1040 Form with all schedules and attachments.  Make sure you get an electronic copy or a paper copy of your tax return if you’ve filed electronically.  Starting with…
Rank this Week: 2035

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 4

    Defense Expert’s Attack on the Collateral Source Rule Falling Short

    Defense Expert’s Attack on the Collateral Source Rule Falling Short
    The collateral source rule can be summarized by stating “[c]ompensation or indemnity for the loss received by plaintiff from a collateral source, wholly independent of the wrongdoer, as from insurance, cannot be set up by the…
  • Nov 16

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi

    Minors’ settlements in Mississippi
    I spent this morning before a chancellor obtaining approval for a minor’s personal injury settlement.  Prior to the hearing, I followed a routine that virtually ensures success. First, I reviewed Chancellor Primeaux’s outline…
  • Oct 28

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election

    The Nasty Side of Judicial Election
    Years ago judicial elections in Mississippi consisted of the candidates making stump speeches about their qualifications.  Members of the community would support or oppose judges based on their interactions and experiences with the…
Rank this Week: 2765

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    New Fault Grounds Bill Passes in the Mississippi Senate

    New Fault Grounds Bill Passes in the Mississippi Senate
    When filing for divorce in Mississippi, you can file based on fault or no-fault grounds. Existing fault grounds in Mississippi include adultery, criminal conviction with a sentence to jail time, bigamy, impotence, willful continuous desertion…
  • Oct 16

    Mississippi Divorce Statute: A Cooling Off….Or Heating Things Up….Period?

    Mississippi Divorce Statute: A Cooling Off….Or Heating Things Up….Period?
    So you both agree that you want to be divorced and you want to be divorced NOW! If no one is at fault for the divorce, you may wish to file what is known as an irreconcilable differences divorce. Irreconcilable Differences, also known as an…
  • Oct 16

    Mississippi Divorce Statute: A Cooling Off….Or Heating Things Up….Period?

    Mississippi Divorce Statute: A Cooling Off….Or Heating Things Up….Period?
    So you both agree that you want to be divorced and you want to be divorced NOW! If no one is at fault for the divorce, you may wish to file what is known as an irreconcilable differences divorce. Irreconcilable Differences, also known as an…
Rank this Week: 3410

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
  • Nov 17

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act

    U.S. States With Series LLC Act
    A series LLC is a form of limited liability company that is authorized by state law to hold assets in separate “containers” known as series.  These containers function much like holding companies. They are used to segregate…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4553

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

Hattiesburg Divorce Lawyer

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

http://www.hattiesburgdivorcelawyer.com
  • Sep 22

    Do I need a Lawyer?

    Do I need a Lawyer?
    I get that question fairly often. The most recent was a couple of weeks ago when a young college student came into my office in Hattiesburg. I told him what you probably expect me to say, “Yes, you need a lawyer.” Now, I know…
  • Sep 22

    Can I Get a Divorce?

    Can I Get a Divorce?
    Most people understand that if both they and their spouse want a divorce, there is almost nothing that could keep a court from granting that divorce. What happens, though, if you and your spouse don’t agree on the divorce? As with many…
  • Sep 22

    Military Divorce Revisited

    Military Divorce Revisited
    Hattiesburg is home to Camp Shelby. As such, lawyers here in town often have the opportunity to represent military personnel or their spouses in a divorce. I have previously written about military divorce, but focused on the 20-20-20 Rule.…
Rank this Week: 4436

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 →
Rank this Week: 525

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 job search, else they are…
  • 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…
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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: 3482

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: 875

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: 3204

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: 4433

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.
Rank this Week: 3834