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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Jury finds for UM in discrimination suit

A jury took 18 minutes to rule in favor of the University of Mississippi after a one-day trial Thursday involving a former businesses manager who sued the school after she claims she was forced to resign because she was black and was retaliated against for refusing to participate in alleged misuse of funds. (August 14, 2013, Page 2)

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    Wrongful death suit filed in siblings’ death

    The mother of a brother and sister killed last year in a wreck has filed a lawsuit against the driver, John H. Strickland Jr., who is facing two counts of aggravated DUI for being under the influence of drugs and other substances when he slammed into the vehicle, killing John and Sarah Wheat. (May 9, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

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      Scruggs’ conviction stands

      Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson denied a motion to vacate and set aside sentencing for former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in the case commonly known in the legal world as Scruggs II, involving fallen circuit court judge Bobby DeLaughter. (May 24, 2012, Page 1,2)

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        Former business manager files lawsuit against UM

        A former business manager at the University of Mississippi has filed a lawsuit claiming she was forced to resign because she is a black woman and was retaliated against for refusing to participate in schemes to misuse funds. (March 9, 2012, Page 2A)

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