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Unwritten Contracts and Land Sales

Section 15-3-1 of the Mississippi Code lists several contracts that must be in writing in order to be valid. That law is known as the “statute of frauds,” and we wrote about that subject here. In this post, we will look at the law regarding the sale of land in particular. Section 15-3-1 states “An [..]

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How can I clear my record?

How can I clear my record? This is an overview of expungement law in Mississippi if you are wondering “can I clear my record?” Discretionary expunction upon petition, notice, and hearing in municipal court Upon prior notice to the municipal prosecuting attorney and upon a showing in open court of rehabilitation, good conduct for a [..]

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Can I expunge my record?

Can I expunge my record? You can expunge the record of certain convictions, and most arrests, by petitioning the court who had original jurisdiction. State laws define whether or not you can qualify. Remember, we are only discussing state arrests and convictions here. For example, in Mississippi, you can expunge the convictions of felony bad [..]

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Second Amendment Rights

Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth More Than a Pound of Cure? Yes. Normally I would agree with this statement. I believe it is better to brush your teeth regularly than have a dentist pull them out. How does this analogy apply to Second Amendment rights? Why this does NOT work with gun laws… Many [..]

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New decision on award of attorney’s fees

On December 17, 2019, the Mississippi Court of Appeals issued its opinion in W-T Holdings, LLC d/b/a World World v. Gilchrist. The decision addressed the propriety of an award of attorney’s fees to Window World. Facts of the case Gilchrist hired Window World to install a number of windows in his house. The quoted price [..]

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Have you been charged with a crime?

Have you been charged with a crime? Have you been charged with a crime? Consult an attorney. False Impressions and Allegations Many people have seen movies or TV shows dramatizing a criminal trial. In fact, many people may remember televised trials, such as the O.J. Simpson case. These dramatizations, televised trials, and news clips are [..]

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Social Security Disability Step-by-Step

Social Security Disability: Step-by-Step Did you apply for disability? Has it become impossible to work because of your disabilities? Apply for social security disability. This money has been coming out of your paycheck all these years you’ve worked. It’s your money! If you have been denied your benefits, call us at Panter Law Firm, PLLC [..]

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30(b)(6) Depositions

In federal court, a party may take a deposition of an organization under Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Rule states in relevant part: A party may name as the deponent a public or private corporation, a partnership, an association, a governmental agency, or other entity and must describe with reasonable [..]

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Age Discrimination Claims

On October 25, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Gill v. DIRTT Environmental Solutions Incorporated. In doing so, the court reiterated the legal principles governing claims for age discrimination in the workplace when the employee’s evidence is only circumstantial. Facts in Gill In 2005, DIRTT hired Gill as its [..]

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