September 23, 2014 Congratulations to James Holland, as he has been selected by his peers to be included in the 21st Edition of "The Best Lawyers in America". This distinction comes from the recognition, after a rigorous peer-review, that Mr. Holland is a consistent and dedicated member of the law community, in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation.
September 12, 2014 Stephen Kruger and Johnny Chapman successfully represented the University of Mississippi Medical Center in a medical malpractice claim filed in the Hinds County Circuit Court, before the Honorable Judge Tommie Green. In this bench trial, captioned Estate of Pace v. UMMC, the court found that the plaintiffs failed to prove that UMMC doctors were negligent in the treatment of a elderly patient. PK&H provided a strong fact based defense, to demonstrate the UMMC used the appropriate standard of care.
September 11, 2014 In the County Court of Harrison County, PK&H shareholder Michael J. Wolf, successfully enforced a "covenant not to compete" on behalf of client Grace Healthcare. A Harrison County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $68,000.00 against ACME Medical Supply and a former employee of Grace Healthcare, for losses suffered from the sale of back braces in violation of a one year regional non-compete agreement.
July 22, 2014 Attorney Trey Smith just completed his term as the Chairman of the Mississippi Bar Section Chairman, for the Section on Natural Resources Energy Environmental Law("SONREEL"). We are very proud of Trey's commitment to the continued improvement of the profession.
April 15, 2014 Congratulations to Allen McDaniel, former associate and Lt.Col. in the Mississippi National Guard, in pursing his new opportunity with the Mississippi National Guard Association. Our loss is a gain for those members of a great organization.
February 10, 2014 James D. Holland was elected to serve on the Board of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Membership in ADTA is limited to only one lawyer per one million persons in a community. Founded in 1941, the Association promotes education and improved trial skills.
September 12, 2014 Stephen Kruger provides another defense win in a Medical Malpractice case. The Estate of Mary Pace v. University of Mississippi Medical Center [Hinds County Civil Action 251-09-559]
August 25, 2014 In the case of Strait v. McPail, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and affirmed the Hinds County Trial Court, in this case stemming from the claim that a cancer and dread-disease policy was not changed just prior to the death of the holder, to include the plaintiffs as beneficiaries. After the holders's death, the estate was probated and the plaintiffs who were named beneficiaries in the will, did not contest the policy benefits. Later that year, the plaintiffs brought a claim for the policy benefits. Michael Wolf of Page Kruger and Holland, represented the broker/agent. Strait v. McPhail [2012-CT-00075-SCT (Aug. 21, 2014)]
July 22, 2014 Attorney Trey Smith, has recently and successfully argued the transfer of venue in a medical case, moving the matter from Hinds to Lincoln County. While this is just one part of the larger case, it was an important decision for our client. The zealous advocacy of client interests directs our efforts.
February 13, 2014 Michael Wolf was privileged to represent Warren County and several individual deputies, as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a decision granting summary judgment to these clients. The County and Deputies were sued on allegations of excessive force while using a Taser to apprehend a fleeing suspect. The Suspect, who was convicted in the criminal courts for resisting arrest, argued that the amount of force used was disproportionate to the need. However, Warren County deputies demonstrated that they clearly regarded the rights of the individual using only the force necessary to make the arrest. Ernest Montgomery v. Warren County, et a 13-60583
January 11, 2014 Michael J. Wolf recently obtained a successful decision from the Mississippi Court of Appeals, wherein a Circuit Court Clerk was determined to have immunity from actions arising during the approval of an appeal bond. State of Mississippi v. Newton County [2011-CT-01500-SCT]
June 4, 2013 A Circuit Court Clerk was determined to have immunity while approving a supersedeas bond, which was later defaulted upon and the makers lacked sufficient resources to pay the bond amount. Attorney Michael Wolf represented the Clerk. Newton County v. Dukes [NO. 2011-CA-01500-COA] MORE