That damn Diamondhead Incorporation will be the death of me…..

Those that oppose incorporation have a good legal team but those guys have a problem as Dwayne Bremer at the PPP reports:

Dickinson ordered that Kulick and his co-council, David McCarthy (sic), Chuck McRae, Oliver Diaz Jr., and Will Bardwell each file a memorandum setting forth all the facts and circumstances surrounding the lost court file.

One thing for certain folks, Tort Reform hasn’t hurt business for the skilled trial lawyers listed above. Justice Dickinson is a shoe shine boy for big business and he has quite the history on the court, including when he re-wrote hundreds of years of case law to invalidate a jury verdict in a wrongful death case that originally went against his big business friends.  I’m frankly surprised the can’t shoot straight gang at the MSSC came close to getting it right in Corban.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

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Supremely Better But With an Eye on the Election: Chamber Maids on the Supreme Court Finally Decide Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Begins After you Die

Our readers may remember Chamber of Commerce lackey and current Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Jess Dickinson took to judicial activism and reversed hundred of year of case law involving the statute of limitations for wrongful death cases when he ruled in favor of a corporate defendant in 2006. Nowdy wrote about it here in a post about how those big business lackeys on the Court tried to silence dissenting Justice Diaz who wryly observed:

“The obvious result is that a wrongful death action may expire before the decedent does.

“This judicially created rule is without foundation, and frankly, absurd,”

Anita Lee has the story in today’s Sun Herald:

The Mississippi Supreme Court has clarified a controversial opinion on when the clock starts for a lawsuit in wrongful death cases. Continue reading “Supremely Better But With an Eye on the Election: Chamber Maids on the Supreme Court Finally Decide Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Begins After you Die”

Sun Herald runs with "Diaz's dissent raises ruckus"- Clarion Ledger calls split a "chasm"

Leave it to Anita Lee to pick up the Diaz story and run while Patsy got stuck with the run around from the Daily Journal’s lawyer. Lee’s story includes quotes from Diaz, former Justice Chuck McRae, Justice Dickinson and retired Jackson attorney Alex Alston.

…”I’m just very disappointed with the court,” said Alex Alston, a highly respected Jackson attorney who can speak out because he has retired. “It looks like if the court wanted to do anything, it would err on the side of disclosure.”

Diaz called the court’s decision not to publish his opinion “unprecedented.” But Supreme Court Justice Jess Dickinson, who is also from the Coast, told the Sun Herald on Friday that Diaz’s dissent came in a case the court voted to send back to the trial court. No opinion was issued with the majority vote, he said, and there was nothing in the order to dissent to. Continue reading “Sun Herald runs with "Diaz's dissent raises ruckus"- Clarion Ledger calls split a "chasm"”