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District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Court Cases
Gates v. Collier (1972)
This case of great public concern and interest involves alleged unconstitutional conditions and practices in the maintenance, operation, and administration of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Mississippi (Parchman).
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: GC 71-6-K
In this case, plaintiff alleges that defendants wrongfully terminated her employment in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law. Presently before the court is defendants' motion for summary judgment.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: 3:94CV119-S-D
Irwin Goldbloom and A. T. Giattina, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., H. M. Ray, U. S. Atty., Richard P. Appleton, Corps of Engineers, Washington, D. C., Alfred P. Holmes, Jr., Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., for defendants.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: EC 72-11-K
This cause arises from an automobile accident occurring at the intersection of Detter Street and Dunlap Street in Batesville, Mississippi, at 9:30 p.m. on March 10, 1984. John J. Allen (age 16) was driving a maroon 1980 Malibu owned by his father, Everette A. Allen. Three other teenagers were passengers in the car. They were Robert Lee York (age 17), Lisa Hudson (age 17), and Angela Putman (age 16).
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: DC86-169-S-D
Following a determination of plaintiff's right to maintain this action, a full evidentiary hearing was conducted before the court without a jury. After submission of memorandum briefs, the case is now ripe for decision upon its merits.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: DC 6924
This is a diversity case in which the plaintiffs claim lack of mental capacity in Dr. Daniel C. York at the time he entered into a Lease and Timber Sale Agreement with Georgia-Pacific Corporation and that the terms of the Lease and Timber Sale Agreement are unconscionable. The defendant has denied that Dr. Daniel C. York lacked mental capacity at the time of execution of the Lease and Timber Sale Agreement and denied that the Lease and Timber Sale Agreement is unconscionable. In addition, the [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: WC81-160-LS-P
Oswalt v. Sara Lee Corp. (1995)
The plaintiff, an employee of Bryan Foods in West Point, Mississippi, brought this action against the defendant alleging claims of wrongful discharge in violation of his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The plaintiff seeks actual and punitive damages.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: 1:94CV91-B-D
John W. "Don" Barrett, Barrett Law Offices, Lexington, MS, Frank O. Crosthwait, Jr., Richard G. Noble, Crosthwait, Terney, Noble & Allain, Indianola, MS, Janet G. Arnold, Holcomb, Dunbar, Connell, Chaffin & Willard, Oxford, MS, Vance K. Opperman, Opperman, Heins & Paquin, Minneapolis, MN, Warren Rubin, Gross Law Offices, Philadelphia, PA, James S. Bailey, Jr., Bailey, Harring & Peterson, Denver, CO, Todd R. Seelman, Bailey, Harring & Peterson, Denver, CO, Richard O. [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: MDL 928. No. 2:92-CV-073-D-O
Presently before the court is the Defendant's Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, Transfer Venue. Finding the motion to dismiss not well-taken, this court shall deny it. Finding the motion to transfer well-taken, this court shall grant it.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: CIV. A. 2:97CV35-D-B
This is a diversity action in which Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Company (Preferred Risk) seeks declaratory relief respecting its rights and liabilities under an automobile insurance policy it issued to Samuel A. Poole. Joined as defendants in the action, in addition to the named insured, are George William Cutshall, administrator of the estate of Vernon Jerome Lovelace, and the heirs at law and death beneficiaries of J. D. Morris and Ben McRae Gattis. The complaint alleges that on December [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: EC 74-168-K
This cause comes before the court upon the motion of the plaintiff for partial summary judgment in his favor and the cross-motion of the defendants for partial summary judgment in their favor. The plaintiff, as conservator of the estate of his brother, Charles Moore, filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the defendants alleging violations of Charles Moore's civil rights and violations of state tort law. In his motion for partial summary judgment, the plaintiff requests a ruling [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: 4:96CV159-D-B
This declaratory judgment is before the court on cross-motions for summary judgment as to the obligation of Aetna Casualty & Surety Company (hereinafter referred to as "Aetna") to defend the plaintiffs (hereinafter collectively referred to as "GNN") in a multitude of civil cases which have been filed in state court. The issue the court must address is whether the personal injury endorsement in the Aetna policies provides coverage for the claims of trespass, nuisance, and emotional distress [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: Civil Action No. 1:92CV017-S-D
In Re McShane's Petition (1964)James P. McShane, during the time with which we are concerned, was the Chief of the Executive Office of the United States Marshals in the Department of Justice in Washington. On September 30, 1962, at the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, McShane was in Lafayette County, Mississippi, and upon the campus of the University of Mississippi and was acting in his official capacity and as a deputy United States marshal for the Northern District of Mississippi to supervise all of [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: W-C-36-62
Brander v. Nabors (1978)
This diversity action by Francis Everett Brander, a citizen and subject of Great Britain (hereinafter Lloyd's), against Thomas Jackson Nabors, a Mississippi citizen, seeks a declaratory judgment of non-coverage under Lloyd's Policy No. 24563. The parties agreeing that no issues of material fact are raised at this juncture of the case, have filed cross motions for summary judgment under Rule 56, F.R.Civ.P.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: EC 76-223-K
This action is before the court on the separate motions of defendants to dismiss for failure to state a cause of action upon which relief can be granted. Each motion is accompanied by a separate motion to strike certain portions of the complaint. The motions are identical and can be considered collectively. The parties have submitted the motions on briefs, without oral argument.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: DC 73-17
Bell v. United States (1966)Petitioner, Coleman Harper Bell, has moved pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate judgments of conviction entered in this court. After the motion was filed, an order was entered requiring petitioner to file within a prescribed period thereafter all other grounds which he might have or claim to have, cognizable under section 2255, attacking his convictions, or else have such grounds forever barred. Petitioner filed certain additional materials, whereupon the court ordered the respondent to show [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: WC6532
Judith Reed, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., New York City, Frank R. Parker, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C., Johnnie Walls, Greenville, Miss., for plaintiffs.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: Civ. A. No. DC 84-35-D-O
Cummings v. Cowan (1975)This diversity-based action seeking damages for wrongful death was brought by Mack Boyd Cummings, husband of the decedent, Mary Cummings, and a citizen of Tennessee, on behalf of himself and all of the decedent's statutory heirs. The defendants are Major Cowan, Sr. and Major Cowan, Jr., who are Mississippi citizens. Additionally, Tennessee Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company (the insurer), as carrier of uninsured motorist coverage, has been noticed of the pendency of this action pursuant to the [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: DC 74-129-K
This case is before the court for consideration of (1) defendant's motion to amend and supplement counterclaim, (2) defendant's motion to amend counterclaim, and (3) plaintiff's motion to dismiss defendant's counterclaim for failure to state a claim or in the alternative for summary judgment.
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: WC 75-101-S
Sexual harassment is the subject of this Title VII suit, premised on the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e, et seq. Specifically, plaintiff alleges sex discrimination manifested in quid pro quo sexual harassment and a sexually hostile work environment. The complaint, filed on December 27, 1991, also states a claim for retaliation. Retaliatory measures, plaintiff asserts, were taken against her for complaining to the city of Grenada and the Equal Employment Opportunity [...]
Court: District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi Docket: Civ. A. No. WC 91-168-D-G