December 25, 2017 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2: 8-14
October 24, 2017 Holland to speak on Guaranty Fund Law:
Shareholder James Holland will speak during next week's Fall Workshop presented by The National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds in St. Louis. Supported by its member organization, the NCIGF, the state-based property and casualty Guaranty Fund System remains strong, attuned to current and emerging issues and brings essential consumer protection in an increasingly dynamic insurance industry. The National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) is the non-profit, member-funded association formed to provide national assistance and support to the property and casualty guaranty funds located in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The NCIGF coordinates information for multi-state insolvencies and provides legal, informational, administrative, communications and public policy support to our members
October 24, 2017 Page Kruger's James Holland named again to DRI Board of Directors:
James D. Holland, a shareholder in the firm was selected this month for a two year term to the Board of Directors of the DRI, the largest organization of civil defense trial attorneys and in-house counsel. DRI's membership exceeds 22,000 attorneys.
Holland has more than 36 years of experience trying cases in the defense of individuals and companies in civil litigation. His experience includes litigating and trying commercial and traumatic injury cases in state and federal courts. He has handled and tried to verdict a wide variety of cases involving products liability, insurance bad faith, and premises liability issues.
He also currently serves as the President Elect of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Holland is a former President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and has been recognized as a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association and Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundations. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America@ for the last ten years running in both Commercial and Products Liability Litigation.
October 12, 2017 James Holland is now President-Elect of the ADTA. This is a true honor and recognition for the firm as a leader among some of the best attorneys from each major city in the US.
March 29, 2017 Shareholder Michael Wolf will be speaking on May 4, 2017 at the "Police Liability Claims from Start to Finish" CLE. Wolf will be speaking on the topic of "Obtaining Key Information to Make or Break a Claim." MORE
March 29, 2017 Shareholder Trey Smith was recently recognized by Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM) for his part in presenting a medical malpractice 'mock trial' to students at UMMC as a part of the "Professionals in Medicine" class. MORE
August 1, 2017 On behalf of Client Southern Crane, summary judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appeals. Michael Wolf successfully argued summary judgment in a wrongful death claim, demonstrating the lack of negligence by client. The opinion was affirmed on appeal. Toney v. Southern Crane [2016-CA-01134-COA (Aug. 1, 2017)]
September 15, 2016 James Holland and Smith Boykin, obtained a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court, affirming the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals. The suit involved the collapse of scaffolding during the construction of Medical Towers in Meridian. The Trial Court granted summary judgment, which was affirmed on all appeals. McKean et al v. Yates Engineering et al [No 2013-CT-01807] MORE
July 19, 2016 Summary Judgment was Granted to a PKH client in the matter of Toney v. Southern Crane and Rigging. The matter involved a jobsite death where the estate of the decedent sought to hold an independent crane operator on the job site liable for conditions which the operator did not cause. Michael Wolf and Tommy Page are counsel of record. Toney v. Southern Crane & Rigging.
September 15, 2015 PKH Shareholder Michael Wolf obtained a reversal of a qualified immunity decision. In this action the district court declined to dismiss several individually named school personnel from a first amendment claim. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the teachers would not have been on notice of a potential constitutional violation, when searching Facebook for threats to campus security. Jackson v. Ladner [Unpublished] MORE
February 17, 2015 On February 5, 2015 Johnny Chapman obtained a Summary Judgment on behalf of Central Mississippi Medical Center in a workforce sexual harassment suit. The plaintiff, a nurse, claimed she had been coerced into a sexual relationship with a doctor at a CMMC affiliated clinic while both were employed at the clinic.
February 17, 2015 On January 8, 2014, Stephen Kruger and Louis Baine, III obtained a summary judgment in a medical malpractice case pending in Monroe County, Mississippi. The Plaintiffs, one of whom underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a full thickness rotator cuff tear, claimed the anesthesiologist failed to obtain adequate informed consent and negligently performed an interscalene block. The summary judgment, filed on behalf of the hospital, argued that the Plaintiffs did not have admissible expert testimony to support either the informed consent claim or the medical negligence claim. A few days before the scheduled trial, the Court granted the summary judgment and dismissed the Plaintiffs' claims against both the hospital and the anesthesiologist, with prejudice. Bowen v. Amory HMA, LLC et al [(Monroe County Cause No. CV2010-252-PM)]