Author Archives: Thomas Bonte
Cowan & Johnson Summary Judgment Upheld By Court Of Appeals
Becky Cowan obtained summary judgment in a lawsuit filed against a financial consultant and his limited liability company for acts committed by an individual who worked in his office as a life insurance and securities salesman. That individual obtained certain monies from the plaintiff, which the plaintiff claimed were investments with a mutual company the […]
Abide Re-Appointed City Attorney
Peter Abide, shareholder in the Gulf Coast office, was re-appointed as City Attorney of Biloxi.
Shields Obtains Summary Judgment In Premises Case
Frances R. Shields was granted summary judgment on behalf of an apartment complex based on allegations of premises negligence. The Court of Appeals affirmed the Circuit Court’s judgment and the Supreme Court denied the plaintiff’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
McKay Named President of MDLA
Lisa Williams McKay, managing partner of the Firm and resident in the Jackson office, is serving as the 2017 President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. Organized in 1965, the MDLA is comprised of over 600 Mississippi attorneys practicing in the defense of civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Currie Elected FDCC Senior Director
Edward “Ned” Currie was recently elected as Senior Director of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system […]
Currie Johnson obtains defense verdict in malpractice case
Whit Johnson and Senica Tubwell recently obtained jury verdict for a local physician and others in a suit filed by the family members of a patient who died as a result of a bowel perforation following gynecologic surgery. The hospital, the general surgeon who had provided exposure for the surgery and the internal medicine physician who provided care […]
Currie Johnson obtains summary judgment in bad faith suit.
Mike Myers, Bill Creel and Joseph Gill obtained summary judgment for insurer who was accused of failure to timely offer insured’s policy limits in settlement of claim involving catastrophic injury, resulting in multi-million dollar judgment against insured. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that insurer had no duty to offer limits in absence of demand […]