June 4, 2018 The Mississippi Business Journal Reported:
"James Holland has been elected President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). The ADTA is an organization of defense lawyers which accepts members by invitation only, with only one prime member in any city with a population of less than 1 million. Holland is a trial attorney with experience litigating and trying commercial, wrongful death and traumatic injury cases in state and federal courts. He carries an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and was named again this year as one of the Best Lawyers in America in both Commercial and Products Liability litigation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar where he is board liaison for DRI?s Products Liability Committee. He has received invitations to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). He is past President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court?s Civil Jury Instruction Committee as Vice Chair and as the Vice Chair of the Business Courts Study Committee, appointed by Mississippi?s Secretary of State. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation."
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.
April 29, 2016 James Holland has been elected as Vice President of the ADTA for 2016.
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.
The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys has two main objectives: to provide an opportunity for the proven successful defense trial attorneys to associate with similarly qualified trial attorneys for professional, social and business purposes, and to identify the successful defense trial attorney for those persons in search of such an attorney.
The Association only permits one prime member per one million population for each city, town or municipality. This exclusive selection process, assures potential clients that they have the name of a highly qualified, experienced and successful defense trial attorney in that community or region. Similarly, when a member needs representation for their client in another city or region, that member can refer their client to an ADTA member with the confidence that their client will receive the same high quality legal service and enjoy the same success that they themselves have provided.
January 1, 2016 PKH Founder Tommy Page, has been selected as President of the Mississippi Bar Foundation.
June 26, 2015 PKH obtained a unanimous decision from the Columbus, Mississippi Civil Service Commission in favor of promoting a police officer to the rank of Lieutenant. The officer in question passed the promotional exam, and was the only eligible officer for an open Lieutenant?s position. The Commission determined that the Chief of Police did not have the discretion to decline a recommendation for promotion in that situation.
April 21, 2015 Shareholder Smith Boykin was certified as an "AV" Rated Attorney, through Martindale-Hubbell's nationally recognized rating system. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.
June 4, 2018 Shareholder, James D. Holland received a summary judgment based on judicial estoppel. A serious road construction accident occurred from which the Plaintiff claimed substantial injuries and damages. The Plaintiff had filed and recently tried a separate suit claiming similar injuries for a prior accident. At the trial of the case filed on the prior accident case, the Plaintiffs largely blamed the first accident and the jury was unable to allocate the injuries between the two accidents and thus awarded the Plaintiff all claimed damages for the period including the second accident and into the future. Based on the trial transcript and post-trial briefing in the more-than-million-dollar-verdict first case currently on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the second Court agreed with Holland and found that the Plaintiff was now foreclosed from claiming the injuries occurred in the second accident.
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
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)]
September 12, 2014 Stephen Kruger provided 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]
March 20, 2013 Replogle v. Shoreline et al
U.S. District Court, Southern District of MS
Obtained Summary Judgment for trailer leasing company based on the Graves Amendment, codified at 49 USC 30106, which provides there can be no vicarious liability for a vehicle lessor when the lesee or its agent is involved in an accident involving the leased vehicle. Replogle v. Shoreline et al