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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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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
  • May 14

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida

    Why Living Trusts Don’t Always Avoid Probate in Florida
    Living trusts are a popular tools for avoiding probate in Florida. But even though probate may not be required to transfer assets, the trustee may want to probate the deceased person’s estate to deal with creditors.Why Living Trusts…
  • May 7

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death

    Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death
    Lifetime gifts versus transfers at death. From a tax planning perspective, should a client hold property until death or transfer it during his or her lifetime? Taxation of Lifetime Gifts vs. Transfers at Death is a post from: probate attorney…
  • Apr 30

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?

    Estate Tax Provisions of the 2014 Budget: Is the Current Estate Tax Law Permanent?
    Since the Treasury recently released President Obama’s 2014 budget proposals, there’s been a lot of grumbling about the President’s proposed estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax provisions. If enacted, these…
Rank this Week: 599

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: 1612

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…
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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/
  • Feb 11

    Legal Malpractice-Divorce Case

    Legal Malpractice-Divorce Case
    LEGAL MALPRACTICE - DIVORCE CASE Legal malpractice can occur in many different ways. It can occur as a result of a missed deadline for filing your lawsuit, failing to properly investigate your case, a botched trial, failure to meet trial...
  • Nov 7

    CROSS EXAMINATION OF ECONOMIST DR. GERALD LEE

    CROSS EXAMINATION OF ECONOMIST DR. GERALD LEE
    Sometimes expert witnesses make the most unlikely statements: here is a quote from dr. gerald lee at a hearing in one of my cases: "people who have more money will be somewhat happier than people who have less money." i...
  • Sep 18

    Drunk Driver Kills Starkville Student

    Drunk Driver Kills Starkville Student
    Sawyer Steede of Lucedale, MS was arrested and charge with driving under the influence of alcohol as a result of an accident that happened in McDonald's parking lot. The accident happened on Highway 12 in Starkville, MS. Starkville police…
Rank this Week: 466

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

Mississippi Bankruptcy Help

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

http://mississippibankruptcyhelp.com
  • Feb 12

    What About My 401K, My IRA, and My Retirement?

    What About My 401K, My IRA, and My Retirement?
    Many people believe they will lose their retirement money if they file for bankruptcy.  This is not true.  Many clients meet with me and state that they “cashed out their retirement and are ready to file bankruptcy.”…
  • Feb 11

    Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Has Ended

    Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Has Ended
    Mississippi homeowners who suffer a foreclosure or who sell their home at a loss will not be able to use the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act to exclude taxes on the “forgiven” or “canceled” debt from the…
  • Feb 11

    What Should I Do About My Checking and Savings Accounts?

    What Should I Do About My Checking and Savings Accounts?
    You need to think about and discuss your checking and savings accounts prior to filing bankruptcy with your bankruptcy lawyer. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 4953

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

Mississippi Criminal Defense Blog

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

http://mississippicriminaldefenseblog.com
  • Apr 9

    Charges Dismissed – Yazoo County Domestic Violence

    Charges Dismissed – Yazoo County Domestic Violence
    We were able to get the charges dismissed today for a client in Yazoo County Justice Court in a domestic violence case.  This was important in this particular case, because our client was an avid hunter.  As I have explained…
  • Jan 29

    Shoplifting, Jail Time, and Having a Job in Madison County, Mississippi

    Shoplifting, Jail Time, and Having a Job in Madison County, Mississippi
    NO JAIL TIME. We were able to keep a client out of jail, and save their job, today in a Madison County court in a shoplifting case.  We were able to negotiate a nonadjudication of the charge, which means that if our client completes some…
  • Jan 1

    Crime of Malicious Mischief in Mississippi

    Crime of Malicious Mischief in Mississippi
    Malicious Mischief and Vandalism in Mississippi “Malicious mischief” sounds like something the prosecutor would charge Rumplestiltskin with, but it is actually a serious crime, with serious consequences if you are convicted. …
Rank this Week: 4880

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…
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Mississippi Criminal Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Sumrall and Associates.

http://www.mississippicriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Three dissents in the Mississippi Supreme Court on March 20, 2014

    Three dissents in the Mississippi Supreme Court on March 20, 2014
    Its unusual for their to be multiple dissents in the Supreme Court in a week and this week there were three, all for disparate reasons. The first case was Sherman v. State.  Sherman was convicted of possession of precursors used in the…
  • Feb 20

    Another Speedy Trial Dissent.w

    Another Speedy Trial Dissent.w
    The Mississippi Supreme Court today affirmed that “the right to a speedy trial is dead and gone in the State of Mississippi.” Franklin v. State  Ricky Franklin was  convicted on one count of kidnapping and one count of…
  • Jan 3

    Recent MS Appellate Court Decisions.

    Recent MS Appellate Court Decisions.
    Lowe v. State.  The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Lowe’s convictions for exploitation of a child in the Free State of Jones, on December 12, 2013.  The State alleged that Lowe used his computer to download sexually…
Rank this Week: 2389

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippifamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Common Law Marriage in Mississippi

    Common Law Marriage in Mississippi
    Most people may be familiar with the term "common law marriage." Common law marriage was recognized in Mississippi up until 1956. To establish a common law marriage, a man and woman would live together, share property, and generally…
  • Jan 18

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Mississippi

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Mississippi
    If you have a family member who has gone through a divorce or a custody dispute, you know that these types of cases can affect more than just the two individuals in the relationship. When children are involved in a divorce or custody matter…
  • Jan 18

    Sibling Custody: Stay Together or Separate?

    Sibling Custody: Stay Together or Separate?
    Custody disputes in Misssippi are never easy. Two parents are put into the untenable position of being forced to battle against each other for the right to keep and care for a child that earlier belonged to both of them. These disputes are…
Rank this Week: 3776

Mississippi Injury Lawyers Blog

Mississippi Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.mississippiinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 10

    Texting While Driving Remains Serious Problem In Mississippi

    Texting While Driving Remains Serious Problem In Mississippi
    It sometimes seems like no matter how many times people hear the stories of how dangerous texting while driving can be, there are some who will continue their behavior unabated. The incredibly dangerous and irresponsible behavior leads to…
Rank this Week: 3137

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

Mississippi Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.mississippilawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Is There an Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes For Mississippi Consumers of Lipitor?

    Is There an Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes For Mississippi Consumers of Lipitor?
    Studies have uncovered a connection between Lipitor and Type 2 diabetes. Lipitor is a member of a class of drugs that is called "statins." These drugs prevent the liver from creating an enzyme that helps the body produce cholesterol. Patients…
  • Apr 5

    Talcum Powder Has the Potential to Harm Mississippi Women

    Talcum Powder Has the Potential to Harm Mississippi Women
    Ovarian cancer is a serious, potentially fatal illness. Around 40% of women in America are estimated to use talcum powder for intimate personal hygiene. Several studies have shown a link between the risk of ovarian cancer and talcum powder. A…
  • Apr 4

    Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

    Risks of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
    Over 5 million prescriptions for testosterone gel or cream were written for men in America in 2011. This prescription has been used for years in Mississippi and other states to treat the age-related decline of healthy older men. However, more…
Rank this Week: 3788

Mississippi Litigation Review &…

Mississippi Litigation Review & Commentary

Covers developments in Mississippi civil litigation. By Philip Thomas.

http://www.mslitigationreview.com/
  • Apr 16

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak

    PERS Update: Future of Pension Funds is Bleak
    Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis had this post on Friday about a report that concludes that 85% of pension funds will fail over the next three decades. From the post: Bridgewater Associates did an analysis of pension funds recently…
  • Apr 14

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….

    Bobby DeLaughter Looked…….
    I’m not sure what I expected from Bobby DeLaughter’s interview on WAPT news last week. But it made a big impression. My big takeaway from the interview was that Bobby DeLaughter looked happy. He smiled. He had the bemused twinkle…
  • Apr 10

    Bobby DeLaughter Interview on WAPT News Tonight

    Bobby DeLaughter Interview on WAPT News Tonight
    It’s my understanding that WAPT in Jackson is touting an exclusive interview with former Judge Bobby DeLaughter on tonight’s 10:00 p.m. newscast. Maybe I can stay up late enough to watch it. With my horrible Comcast DVR and cable…
Rank this Week: 4640

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: 4060

RandyWallace

RandyWallace

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

http://randywallace.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor

    I thought stuff like this only occurred in the minds of law professor
    From years ago in a contract or property class in law school I vaguely remember a professor describing a situation where a swimming pool was accidentally built at the wrong house.  Maybe it was supposed to be built at 101 Jones Street…
  • Apr 11

    Gone fishing

    Gone fishing
    From the 1960 Missouri Court of Appeals case of Moore v. Moore: We will agree with respondent in his definition of Stone County freedoms that a husband has a right to go fishing. And we will go further and say that this right extends to…
  • Mar 24

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update

    Is Justice for Sale in Arkansas? —-update
    Matt Campbell at the Blue Hog Report provides an update on Judge Mike Maggio in Arkansas.  According to Campbell, The Arkansas Supreme Court stripped Judge Maggio of his docket.  The Arkansas Business Journal has a similar story.…
Rank this Week: 2692

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: 4891

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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