Category: Business & Contract Litigation

The “minutes rule” bites back

For well over a century, the Mississippi Supreme Court has consistently held that public boards speak only through their minutes and that their acts are evidenced solely by entries on their minutes. This rule applies to contracts between public boards and private citizens. The public board simply is not bound by any purported contract if [..]

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Mississippi laws that award attorney fees.

We previously wrote here about whether the other side in a lawsuit has to pay your attorney fees if you win. As the previous post explained, Mississippi courts follow the “American rule.” The American rule states that in most cases a party must pay his own lawyer, even if he wins the lawsuit. But, the [..]

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