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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
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

Fyre Festival – The Music Festival That Never Was

Fyre Fest was supposed to up the ante in the competitive festival market. Instead, Fyre Fest has become a punch line for its aborted opening, with reports of panicked millennials scrounging for makeshift shelter on a dark beach…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts

Joint Tenancy/Survivorship Property Now Severable by Unilateral Acts of Co-Owner

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently ruled that “a joint tenancy with an express right of survivorship can be severed by the unilateral actions of one of the co-tenants.” Darryl F. Bryant, Sr. v. Darryl F. Bryant, Jr., No…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Tennessee Business Court Provides Further Guidance on Jurisdictional Challenges

In a lengthy, but detailed, opinion, The Tennessee Business Court, now in Phase II of the Pilot Project, has provided substantial guidance to practitioners concerning objections to the subject matter jurisdiction of the Court…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Dedmon: The Destiny Of “Reasonable” Medical Expenses In Tennessee Part II

In Tennessee, personal-injury plaintiffs may recover as damages the reasonable and necessary costs of the medical treatment that they received for their proven injuries. Until recently, a plaintiff’s ability to prove a…more
 /  Personal Injury

Escobar in Action – Materiality is a Tall Hurdle to Clear

In the recent Third Circuit decision United States of America, ex rel. Gerasimos Petratos, et al. v. Genentech Inc; et al., No. 15-3805, 2017 WL 1541919 (3d Cir. May 1, 2017), the Third Circuit addressed a “false certification…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Position Accepted By Trial Court, And By Court Of Appeals, Was Insurance Company Bad Faith: Washington Supreme Court

The Washington Supreme Court just handed a defeat to Washington State liability insurers, holding that ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company had a duty to defend a carbon monoxide poisoning case, notwithstanding a broad…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Toxic Torts

The Tennessee Business Court Matures From Start-Up To Growth

In 2015, to much fanfare, the Tennessee Supreme Court created the Davidson County Business Court Pilot Project (“Business Court”). Tennessee joined over half of the states in the union with the establishment of a court…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

President Trump’s Tax Plan

In rounding out his first 100 days in office, President Trump released an overview of his proposed tax plan. The one page bullet point plan consists of general taxpayer relief for individuals in the form of a simplified tax…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

What’s the State of the Tech Industry? Trump Admin’s Repeal Means Broadband Net Providers and Tech Companies Now Face Consumer Privacy Regulations at the State Level

A recent repeal of federal consumer privacy rules has opened the door to potential sharing and use of sensitive, consumer data with only individual state privacy laws standing in the way…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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