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Mississippi’s New Home Warranty Act

For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest purchase they will ever make. Buying a home and then discovering defects can have serious ramifications. So, what options are available to you? The New Home Warranty Act In Mississippi, the buyer of a home can pursue a builder under a number of legal [..]

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Do I have a case? By S. Craig Panter

Many questions on legal advice sites begin with the words “do I have a case?” Obviously, every situation is different, and it is not possible to provide a “one size fits all” answer to that question. Even so, there are several factors to consider in making a decision as to whether to hire an attorney. [..]

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Do I have to pay rent if the landlord won’t make repairs?

Note: This article applies to rent paid on residential property such as apartments and homes. Different rules apply to commercial property. Mississippi’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. This Mississippi Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (the “Act”) can be found starting at Section 89-8-1 of the Mississippi Code. The Act covers many issues between a landlord [..]

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Exceptions in Mississippi to at-will employment. By S. Craig Panter

In Mississippi, most employment relationships are “at-will”. This means an employee can quit, and an employer may fire, “for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason at all.” Historically, the courts have recognized two major exceptions to Mississippi’s at-will rule. Federal anti-discrimination laws. There are several federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the [..]

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