Category: Business & Contract Litigation

Piercing the Corporate Veil

The phrase “piercing the corporate veil” refers to a legal remedy whereby a party injured by the acts of a business entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company) can impose personal liability on the owners of that entity. Let us just use the term “company” to refers to such business entities. Generally, the [..]

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New decision on award of attorney’s fees

On December 17, 2019, the Mississippi Court of Appeals issued its opinion in W-T Holdings, LLC d/b/a World World v. Gilchrist. The decision addressed the propriety of an award of attorney’s fees to Window World. Facts of the case Gilchrist hired Window World to install a number of windows in his house. The quoted price [..]

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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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