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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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Drafting contracts – – little words with big meanings.

This post examines a few contract phrases that lawyers may give little attention but that can have significant impact. Other good and valuable consideration. Every attorney has seen this phrase in either a contract, a release, or a deed. It has become commonplace for a legal instrument to recite that Party A is executing the [..]

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