Leflore County Directed Verdict
Tommie Williams and J. L. Wilson successfully defended an internist and his clinic in a medical malpractice case tried to a Leflore County jury in April, 2017. The plaintiff alleged that his physician violated the standard of care by not prescribing blood thinners for blood clot prophylaxis. The defense proved that the plaintiff’s own decisions and lifestyle were the cause of the injuries the plaintiff alleged. After 4 days of trial, the court found that the defense had successfully challenged the plaintiff’s evidence and reasonable jurors could not find for the plaintiff. The trial judge directed a verdict in favor of the defendant, dismissing all claims of the plaintiff with prejudice.
J. L. Wilson successfully defended his client against claims for First Amendment retaliation and Fourth Amendment false arrest filed in the Northern District of Mississippi. Summary Judgment was granted in favor of the client, who appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. After briefing and oral argument, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the trial court's final dismissal of the claims in an opinion published on August 17, 2017.