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Improvements to Real Property

Improvements to Real Property – when payment is due. Section 87-7-3 of the Mississippi Code applies to all payments due to a contractor under all construction contracts (excluding public construction contracts). With respect to partial, progress or interim payments, they must be paid whenever the parties’ contract says they are due. If such payments are [..]

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Denied Social Security Benefits in Mississippi?

Denied Social Security Benefits in Mississippi? If you were denied social security disability claim (SSDI), call us at Panter Law Firm, PLLC. Our number is (601) 607-3156. You can appeal your case if you were denied. Time is important. The sooner you call, the better your chances of obtaining your benefits. A Proven Record At The [..]

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DUI options? What are your options for DUI?

What are your options for DUI? Consider the following… A general overview of driving under the influence is previously discussed here. As well, a discussion of roads blocks is found here. This article focuses only on driving under the influence of alcohol, and does not apply to driving under the influence of other intoxicants. DUI [..]

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Invoking “the Rule” at depositions

The practice of law in the court system is subject to a multitude of rules. There are rules of civil procedure, of evidence, and of appeals, just to name a few. There is one, however, that is simply known as “the rule.” “The rule” (more formally known as the exclusionary rule) refers to the practice [..]

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Government retaliation against political candidates

  In Griggs v. Chickasaw County, Mississippi, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals again issued an opinion on the subject of government retaliation for the exercise of free speech. We previously wrote on these topics here and here. Today, we look at a situation in which a local government fired an employee because he intended [..]

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Retaliation in the workplace

We previously wrote here about retaliation against an employee who complains of discrimination. On June 28, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Kraft v. The University of Texas Medical Branch, et al. In that opinion, the Court applied the law of retaliation. The facts in Kraft. In May of 2014, [..]

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Section 1983 ratification claim

We previously wrote here about Section 1983 and the ratification theory of liability. On June 21, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued it opinion in Young v. Humphreys County and affirmed the lower court’s judgment based on that theory. The facts in Young On September 2, 2015, Plaintiff Carl Young bought three empty [..]

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