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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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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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