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Have you been sued or charged with a crime?

Sued? Charged with a crime? Talk to an attorney. Call the Panter Law Firm, PLLC, at 6016073156. If this is your first time involved in a legal action, consider the following information… Judicial Districts Mississippi has 82 counties.  There are 20 distinct Chancery and Circuit Court districts.  For example, Rankin County makes up the entirety [..]

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Planning an estate – what should I do?

Planning an estate – what should I do? Are you worried about family fighting over your property after your death? Everyone being on the same page – something to think about when you want to provide for your family or loved ones when you leave this world.  Accomplish this literally… Whether you have real estate [..]

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The blue pencil and noncompetes – time for a change.

We previously wrote here about non-compete agreements and here about non-solicitation agreements. In this post, we will address a concept known as the “blue pencil.” What is the blue pencil? As our prior article explains, in Mississippi, a non-competition agreement must be reasonable in scope. The term “scope” generally refers to (i) the time over [..]

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My driver’s license was suspended, now what?

This is the first part of a series of posts about a suspended driver’s license. Have you ever had your licensed suspended?  In a place like Mississippi, where most people are dependent upon their own transportation, a driver’s license is a vital thing. Why might my license be suspended? There are many reasons your license [..]

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The implied non-solicitation agreement by S. Craig Panter

The implied non-solicitation agreement. In a previous post, we looked at written non-compete agreements and here about non-solicitation agreements. Today, we examine the concept of the implied non-solicitation agreement. How can the law “imply” the existence of an agreement? Mississippi courts have repeatedly stated that they will not create a contract that the parties did [..]

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Can my employer deny me overtime by putting me on a salary?

I see this question frequently. Let me start by saying that if the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that you be paid overtime, your employer cannot escape that obligation by simply paying you a salary. Many employers believe that, however, because the FLSA does exempt certain salaried employee from the overtime requirements. When is [..]

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Menace – – the (mostly) forgotten tort

A person filing a lawsuit for menace must do so within one year. But, exactly what is “menace”? Mississippi case law on this tort is sparse. Further, unlike most torts, there does not appear to be any definitive elements to the claim of menace. Rather, the best we can do is look at the different [..]

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