Category: Civil Procedure

Mississippi Statutes of Limitation – Part 6

This is the 6th in a series of articles about Mississippi statutes of limitation found in Title 15, Chapter 1, of the Mississippi Code. You can read the other articles here. This post explains the “discovery rule” and its implications in determining when a statute of limitation begins to run. What is the discovery rule? [..]

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Mississippi Statutes of Limitation – Part 5

This is the 5th in a series of posts about Mississippi Statutes of Limitation. To read the first 4, click here. Lawsuits brought by or against the government. On a civil claim belonging to the state of Mississippi or any of its subdivisions or municipalities, the statute of limitation never begins to run. So, one [..]

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Mississippi Statutes of Limitation – Part 4

This is the fourth in a series of articles about Mississippi statutes of limitation. You can read the first three articles here, here and here. Lawsuits seeking relief with respect to equitable trusts. There are different types of trusts. The most common is a written trust agreement in which a party puts certain assets into [..]

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Mississippi Statutes of Limitation – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles about Mississippi statutes of limitation. You can read the first article here and the second article here. The statute of limitation for certain torts. A “tort” is a civil wrong that entitles the injured person to money damages. There are many types of torts. Some are [..]

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Mississippi Statutes of Limitation

This is the first in a series of articles on Mississippi statutes of limitation. These articles focus upon limitations in civil lawsuits. Click here to read the other articles in the series. The beginning point is Title 15, Chapter 1 of the Mississippi Code. Statutes of limitation applicable to civil lawsuits can be found scattered [..]

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Designation of Expert Witnesses in Mississippi

In Mississippi state court, a party to a lawsuit may obtain facts known by, and opinions held by, an expert who will testify for the opposing party at trial. Specifically, a party can discover the following information about the other side’s expert witnesses: • name, • the subject matter on which the witness is expected [..]

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Offers of judgment – the illusion of leverage

The Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure permit a defendant to make an offer of judgment to the plaintiff prior to trial. An offer of judgment is simply an agreement of the defendant to give the plaintiff a judgment in a certain amount. How are offers of judgment made? In Mississippi state courts, Rule 68 of [..]

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