Published Decisions Involving The Williamson Law Firm Mississippi Injury Attorneys

Taylor v. Delta Regional Medical Center (MS 2013)

The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm obtained a judgment for our client for $390,000.00 in the Circuit Court of Greenville, Mississippi; the Plaintiff’s victory was appealed by the Defendant, Delta Regional Medical Center. The case was argued by The Edward A. Williamson Law Firm on April 10, 2012. The Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed the Trial Court’s Judgment, but the Defendant then asked for a Writ of Certiorari to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Plaintiff awaits the decision of the Mississippi Supreme Court on the Defendant’s Petition. (read more)

Lawson v. Honeywell International, Inc (MS 1911)

The Supreme Court of the State of Mississippi held on, October 19, 2011, that the Mississippi Product Liability Act, did not include, as manufacturer, a Defendant who has merely designed the product, but held that the common law right to sue for negligent design in Mississippi was not preempted, that is to say, was not excluded by the Mississippi Product Liability Act (the case as to that Defendant, was ultimately settled before being placed on the trial docket).

Parkerson v. Town & Country Mobile Homes and Wayne Smith, et al

In a 5-3 decision, the Mississippi Supreme Court held that the pre-disputed arbitration provision in the financing agreement signed by the plaintiff and appellant, Ms. Parkerson, was not enforceable.

In a separate concurring opinion joined by Justices McCrae, Easley, and Graves, Justice Diaz opined that the arbitration clause in question was unenforceable because it was unconscionable. Justice Diaz pointed out that the burden was on the proponent of the arbitration clause to prove that Parkerson validly waived her Constitutional rights to jury trial "knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily.

Branning v. Hinds Community College District, So 2d (Miss. 1999)

The Mississippi Supreme Court held that the community college owed no non-delegable duty of care to its resident student, April Tenille Branning, and was not responsible for any act of negligence committed by its airport manager because, the airport manager was an independent contractor under state law, even though Hinds' records indicated the airport manager as an "officer" of Hinds.

Harrison v. Boyd Mississippi, Inc., 700 So. 2d 247 (Miss. 1997)

The Mississippi Supreme Court, in an 8 to 1 decision, held that Mississippi State Courts have exclusive jurisdiction of torts committed by or upon non-tribal members on Mississippi's only land based casino "Indian Country".

Cheatham v. Cheatham, 573 So. 2d 435 (Miss. 1988)

The Mississippi Supreme Court set out the criteria for awarding lump sum alimony as a result of our successful appeal.

Hall v. Hilbun, 466 So. 2d 856 (Miss. 1985)

Mr. Williamson was the author of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association's, now the Mississippi Association for Justice, amicus curlae brief, which was presented to the Mississippi Supreme Court on the petition for rehearing in Hall v. Hillbun, as a result of which the locality rule, which had defined the standard of care owed by medical practitioners, only in terms of what local practitioners could and did do and also prohibited testimony by out-of-state doctors against in-state medical malpractice defendants, was abrogated by the Mississippi Supreme Court. That was the first amicus brief, ever presented to and accepted, by the Mississippi Supreme Court. After the successful filing of that brief authored and offered by Edward A. Williamson, the Court drafted its rule which basically followed the procedure that was utilized in that filing.

Lewis v. Soriano, 374 So. 2d 829 (Miss. 1979)

Mr. Williamson was the Appellant's attorney in Lewis v. Soriano wherein the Mississippi Supreme Court held a general practitioner of medicine liable under the standards applicable to a specialist in certain circumstances.