Mississippi self defender Robert Swindol , through legal counsel of David Butts Law Firm in Tupelo, MS, has appealed the Court’s decision on MS gun laws.
Readers of the previous article appearing here concerning Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation are familiar with the basic facts but a brief reminder: the plaintiff, Swindol, an honorably discharged Marine with extensive training and experience in aerospace materials and advanced construction was fired by Aurora for having a weapon in his locked vehicle which […]
In the 1980’s Stuart M. Speiser wrote a book called Lawsuit which had a profound effect on me as a young lawyer. A member of Mr. Speiser’s law firm reviewed the book with the following: Like Shakespeare’s man, a lawsuit has seven ages, pleadings, pretrial procedures, pre-trial conferences, trial, post-trial procedures, final judgment, and appeal.’ […]
TRUST In the 1969 movie, True Grit, young heroine Mattie Ross confronts a horse trader by the name of Colonel Stonehill. When she protests that Col. Stonehill pay her for her father’s stolen horse, the following colloquy occurs: Col. Stonehill: Oh, well, that’s all very interesting. The ponies are yours, take them. Your father’s horse […]
I am not a fan of dirty tricks during contested divorce. But pretending they never happen doesn’t do any good, either. Divorcing men need to understand the full range of tactics some wives use, and they need to be proactive –not reactive –as they work to secure the best possible divorce settlement. To that end, if you […]
Roadway work zones are hazardous both for motorists who drive through the complex array of signs, barrels, and lane changes and for workers who build, repair, and maintain our Nation’s streets, bridges and highways. David Butts Law Firm recently settled a work zone (or construction zone) accident representing two passengers who suffered severe personal injury […]
IN ONE OF MY EARLIEST APPEARANCES before the Mississippi Supreme Court, I had arrived early to watch the arguments of the attorneys on the docket ahead of me. I was relatively inexperienced and nervous about my coming appearance before the Court. The Court sat in panels of three (there being 9 Justices on the Court) […]
Experienced motorcycle riders know they have to have situational awareness at all times, on all kinds of roads, in all kinds of weather. They also know that the average automobile or truck driver is their most dangerous foe on the road. Lack of attention, talking on their cell phone, violating traffic signals, even approaching a […]