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Age Discrimination and the CYA hire

We previously wrote here about claims for age discrimination in employment. As we explained: When an employee brings an age discrimination claim under the ADEA based only on circumstantial evidence, federal courts employ the McDonnell Douglas three-step burden-shifting framework. First, the employee must prove a prima facie case of discrimination. In a typical case, this [..]

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Section 1983 and federal regulations

We previously wrote here about Section 1983 claims. In summary, Section 1983 is a federal statute that allows a person to sue for violations of certain federal rights. In this post, we write about the application of Section 1983 to federal regulations. What does Section 1983 state? This law allows a person to sue for [..]

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Partition of land

We previously wrote here about the partition of land owned by heirs of the prior owner. As we wrote, the Mississippi legislature recently passed a new law that sets forth specific procedures for co-owners (also called cotenants) of land to divide up the land (or the sales price of the land) when the property meets [..]

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Land disputes – what can I do?

We have previously written about different land disputes and related issues. Click here to read what we wrote about the partitioning of heir property. We have also written several times about the rule of adverse possession. See here, here, here and here. The need for an easement often arises in real estate matters. We wrote [..]

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Severance agreement – do I need a lawyer?

A Severance Agreement (also called a severance package) is often given to an employee that is leaving the job. The reasons an employer may offer a severance agreement to a departing employee vary. Sometimes, the employee has done good work, and the employer wants to give something in return. Other times, the employee leaves under [..]

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Authenticating evidence

This is the first of several posts addressing the admissibility of evidence in court. This post focuses upon the process of authenticating evidence. How do I authenticate the evidence? There are two Mississippi Rules of Evidence that help answer this question – – Rules 901 and 902. Let us start with Rule 901 “Requirement of [..]

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Have your rights have been violated

Have your rights been violated? Were you denied rights? Whatever your injustice… Whatever your injustice, you can fight it. A common phrase amongst legal professionals is as follows: the attorney who represents himself has a fool for a client. This may seem a callous comment, especially coming from an attorney. However, there is merit in [..]

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Denied disability although working hard

Applied but Denied Disability¬† Common Misconceptions Without much research, many people approaching retirement think that they can wait until the age of 65 and all of their social security benefits will be automatic. Whenever the government employees examine your case, you should follow up with an attorney to make sure you haven’t hit the final [..]

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