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SSDI; also known as Social Security Disability

SSDI; also known Social Security Disability 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 [..]

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Attorney’s fees and nominal damages

We previously wrote here about your ability to make the other side in a lawsuit pay your attorney’s fees, including lawsuits involving federal civil rights. Today we write about such when a plaintiff only recovers what is called “nominal damages.” What are nominal damages? The term “nominal damages” refers to a situation where a jury [..]

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Adverse possession and tacking

We previously wrote here about the elements of an adverse possession claim. In this post, we discuss the concept of “tacking”. The ten year requirement. As we previously wrote, the doctrine of “adverse possession” refers to the ability acquire legal ownership of land belonging to someone else by simply using that land for at least [..]

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Adverse possession and claim of ownership

We previously wrote here about the elements of an adverse possession claim. One of those elements is called “claim of ownership.” In this post, we go into more detail about what is, and is not, a claim of ownership. Proving that possession began under a “claim of ownership.” Exactly what does that mean? Some examples [..]

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I Need a Post Conviction Relief

Post Conviction Relief How do I get relief from an unjust sentence? Once you are convicted there are a few different routes to get out of the penitentiary as soon as possible. If you have gone to trial and lost the verdict, the method would first be to appeal the trial court for a remand [..]

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Attorney Fees – Exception to the “American Rule”

We previously wrote here about the ability to recover attorney’s fees in a lawsuit. As we noted, the “American Rule” generally states that a party must pay his own fees, although there are several exceptions. This post addresses another exception that has been recognized in other states but that Mississippi courts do not appear to [..]

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Changes to the Mississippi Rules of Evidence

Effective July 1, 2020, the Mississippi Supreme Court has approved several changes to the Mississippi Rules of Evidence. You can read the changes here: https://courts.ms.gov/appellatecourts/docket/sendPDF.php?f=700_502231.pdf&c=17865&a=N&s=2 This post will briefly summarize the changes. Rule 502. Lawyer-Client Privilege. The amendment to the Rule has the effect of limiting the scope of any waiver of the privilege. If [..]

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Evidence in car wreck cases

On June 30, 2020, in the case of Murray v. Gray, the Mississippi Court of Appeals addressed some common evidentiary objections in car wreck cases. In that case, a car being driven by Murray collided with a truck driven by Parker and owned by Gray. The pivotal issue was whether Murray’s car entered Parker’s lane [..]

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Denied Social Security Benefits?

Denied social security benefits? Hire Panter Law Firm, PLLC. If you are denied your Social Security benefits, then act quickly! If you were denied your social security benefits, you have the opportunity to have your day in court to appeal the denial. You need to contact an attorney who handles these issues as soon as [..]

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