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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
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
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  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

Legal Lessons from “Maserati Rick” – The Man Who Falsely Claimed to be a Miami Dolphin for Over 3 Years

In 2014, Ricardo Agnant, a.k.a. “Maserati Rick,” snuck into an NFL Regional Combine at the Miami Dolphins’ training center. An NFL Regional Combine is a selective NFL-sanctioned event that provides aspiring NFL athletes a forum…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law

Word Games Aside … an agreement to settle is an agreement to settle

The Tennessee Court of Appeals refused to let a litigant weasel out of a negotiated and binding agreement to settle disputed claims. Tim Grace v. Jeanna Grace d/b/a Grace Trucking, Case No. W2016-00650-COA-Re-CV (11/29/16)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Partners Beware: New Audit Rules May Have a Big Impact on Your Bottom Line. Here’s What You Need to Know and How to Protect Yourself

The arcane rules surrounding partnership audits rarely, if ever, come up, and most people don’t even know that they exist. What once was a set of rules confined to the dark recesses of the Internal Revenue Code are now coming…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Tennessee Legislature Amends (Again) Its Data Breach Laws

As I blogged about here, last year the Tennessee legislature amended its data breach laws to become the first state in the U.S. to remove the encryption safe harbor from its definition of a data breach, which required notice of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Spears Hearing: An Under-Utilized Filter for Frivolous Prisoner Lawsuits

In a previous post, I noted the recent twentieth anniversary of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) – highlighting the intent behind the Act (to curb frivolous inmate lawsuits) and the Act’s effect (a sixty percent drop in…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Product Liability & Complex Litigation Vol. 1, No. 1

We are pleased to provide you with this edition of the firm’s Product Liability & Complex Litigation Update. This edition contains several articles by our attorneys that we hope you find interesting and informative from…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology, Toxic Torts

CGL’s “pollution exclusion” applies to “harsh soaps”: Oregon federal court

The latest round in the fight over the CGL’s “pollution exclusion” — which well-respected commentator Craig F. Stanovich has called “one of the least understood and most litigated portions” of the CGL — went to the insurance…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

The Defend Trade Secrets Act and Whistleblowers: Protections and Vulnerabilities

President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) during his last year in office. Most notably, the DTSA creates a private federal civil cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. If that…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Mind the “Gap”: Laches No Defense to Claims for Patent Damages

Last week the Supreme Court held in a 7-1 decision that the equitable defense of laches is no defense to the legal remedy of patent damages where the infringement occurred during the statutory period of 35 U.S.C. § 286. SCA…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Three Stripes and You’re Out: adidas Seeks to Protect its Mark

On March 17, 2017, athletic apparel giant, adidas, filed suit against Juicy Couture, Inc. asserting trademark infringement and unfair competition claims. The case is styled adidas America Inc. et al. v. Juicy Couture Inc., Case…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property
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