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Mississippi Legislation 2019 – Part 1

Mississippi Legislation 2019 Mississippi Legislation 2019:  The Mississippi legislature works every year to make laws or modify them. The following are a few 2019 updates concerning civil rights and liberties. Criminal Justice Reform The first notable legislation is HB 1352, short title Criminal Justice Reform Act. This bill’s intent is to help formerly incarcerated individuals [..]

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Social Security Disability Representation

Social Security Disability Representation Do you need an attorney to help you with your social security disability claim? If you were denied, waste no time and call us at Panter Law Firm, PLLC at 601-607-3156. Administrative Law Judge Hearing When you hire an attorney you have an advantage in court. You have one shot to [..]

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Title VII, sexual orientation and transgender status

On October 8, 2019, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument on the question of whether Title VII bars discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation and/or transgender status. The Court will take up three cases. Those are: Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., in which Zarda claimed he was fired [..]

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At-will employment and jury duty

  The rule of at-will employment is firmly ingrained in Mississippi law. The rule means that, unless an employee has an employment contract, she can be fired for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all (as long as the firing does not violate federal anti-discrimination laws). Over the years, the Mississippi [..]

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The “minutes rule” bites back

For well over a century, the Mississippi Supreme Court has consistently held that public boards speak only through their minutes and that their acts are evidenced solely by entries on their minutes. This rule applies to contracts between public boards and private citizens. The public board simply is not bound by any purported contract if [..]

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Improvements to Real Property

Improvements to Real Property – when payment is due. Section 87-7-3 of the Mississippi Code applies to all payments due to a contractor under all construction contracts (excluding public construction contracts). With respect to partial, progress or interim payments, they must be paid whenever the parties’ contract says they are due. If such payments are [..]

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Denied Social Security Benefits in Mississippi?

Denied Social Security Benefits in Mississippi? If you were denied social security disability claim (SSDI), call us at Panter Law Firm, PLLC. Our number is (601) 607-3156. You can appeal your case if you were denied. Time is important. The sooner you call, the better your chances of obtaining your benefits. A Proven Record At The [..]

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DUI options? What are your options for DUI?

What are your options for DUI? Consider the following… A general overview of driving under the influence is previously discussed here. As well, a discussion of roads blocks is found here. This article focuses only on driving under the influence of alcohol, and does not apply to driving under the influence of other intoxicants. DUI [..]

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Invoking “the Rule” at depositions

The practice of law in the court system is subject to a multitude of rules. There are rules of civil procedure, of evidence, and of appeals, just to name a few. There is one, however, that is simply known as “the rule.” “The rule” (more formally known as the exclusionary rule) refers to the practice [..]

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