Butler Snow LLP

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1020 Highland Colony Parkway, Ste. 1400
P.O. Box 6010
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158, United States
Phone: (601) 985-5711
Fax: (601) 985-4500
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Cyber Insurance Primer

The number of reported U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791. This represents a significant jump of 29% over 2016 figures during the same time period. At this pace, it is anticipated…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pro Te: Solutio - Vol. 10 No. 2 – Spring 2017

It’s Spring! In this issue of Pro Te, we do a little a “spring cleaning” to brush the dust off some familiar topics that we consider in day-to-day pharmaceutical litigation. In The Forgotten Element? Warnings Proximate Causation…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

More Followers, More (Potential Sponsorship) Problems – What Brands Should Keep In Mind When Sponsoring YouTube Gurus, Instagram Influencers, and Bloggers

The FTC recently reviewed numerous Instagram posts by celebrities, athletes, and other social media influencers, and sent out more than 90 letters to those individuals to remind them to “clearly and conspicuously disclose their…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Doctrine, Doctrine … Give Me the News

There are approximately 500 legal doctrines referenced in Black’s Law Dictionary. And there are more where those came from. Legal doctrines – many of which originated before the United States was in existence – routinely shape…more
 /  Law Practice Products & Services

Tennessee Business Court Requires Arbitration of Franchise Agreement Disputes Notwithstanding Provision for Application of Tennessee Law

The Tennessee Business Court, in For Senior Help, LLC v. Medex Patient Transport, LLC, Case No. 16-0553-BC, decided January 5, 2017, stayed litigation and compelled arbitration of the disputes arising under the parties’…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

For It’s One, Two, Three Strikes and Prisoner Suits (Might Be) Out

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), enacted by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote to respond to the prisoner “litigation explosion,” has reduced the number of prisoner suits. But more than twenty years later, federal…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Sixth Circuit’s holding that debtor in possession and liquidating trustee are one in the same for purposes of “insured-versus-insured” exclusion thwarts lawsuit against corporate debtor’s directors and officers

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took up the controversial issue of whether a liquidating trustee’s lawsuit, alleging breach of fiduciary duty against a corporate debtor’s officers, falls within the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Update for International Travelers: Flying with Computers and Smartphones (this week)

So the landscape—like dunes—shifts yet again…at least regarding what you can and can’t carry onto international flights…well, some of them anyway. Just last week, and driven by DHS’s own acknowledgement that the measure was…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade

Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 3

Permissive Abstention: Part 1 of this blog series examined a bankruptcy court’s subject matter jurisdiction over a debtor’s legal malpractice claims. See, Part 1. Part 2 of this blog series focused on mandatory abstention as…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

ESI Discovery Best Practices, Part 8 – Joni Mitchell Lyrics from 40 Years Ago Foreshadow ESI Spoliation Battles of Today

While it is possible that with four decades of music, Joni Mitchell’s lyrics have been referenced in a court opinion before, I’d venture a guess that Ms. Mitchell has never made an appearance in an ESI case. That is, until now…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 2

Part 1 of this blog series examined a bankruptcy court’s subject matter jurisdiction over a debtor’s legal malpractice claims. Recognizing that bankruptcy courts typically retain related to jurisdiction over legal malpractice…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Law Practice Products & Services, Professional Malpractice

Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 1

Because the number of unsatisfied clients who find themselves in bankruptcy are filing malpractice lawsuits against their pre-bankruptcy counsel is on the rise so, too, is the number of attorneys who find themselves on the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

Another Disappointed “Additional Insured.”

We’ve used this headline before. We’ll almost certainly use it again. The case this time, just handed down by the New York Court of Appeals, is Burlington Insurance Co. v. NYC Transit Authority…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Transportation

What’s Mine is Mine, and What’s Yours is (Not) Mine . . .

The Tennessee Business Court, now in Phase II of the Pilot Project continues to deal with interesting and contemporary issues. In Universal Strategy Group v. Halstead, Case No. 16-15-BC, Chancellor Lyle held, after a bench…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Good or Bad? Facebook, Instagram Updated Privacy Policies Could Signal Industry-Wide Crackdown on Social Media Surveillance

Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram recently updated their privacy policies to protect users from social media surveillance. These updates could lead an industry-wide trend in restricting third-party sales of user data…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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