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January 2013

Mississippi Tort Claims Act Case Bench Trial Lafayette County Circuit Court

In a Mississippi Tort Claims Act case involving a garbage truck and automobile collision, plaintiff sought approximately $620,000 in damages during the bench trial.  Mr. Little defended both liability and the amount of the claimed damages.  Lafayette County Circuit Judge Elliott returned a verdict in the amount of only $21,545.  The last settlement demand by plaintiff prior to trial was $95,000.