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Supreme Court Reinstates Damages Award to Worker for Firm's Faked Settlement of Comp Claim

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 0

A divided Mississippi Supreme Court reinstated an award of compensatory damages to a worker whose former attorneys failed to pursue a comp claim on her behalf and misled her into believing her employer had settled the claim that had never been filed. Case: Lairy v. Chandler, No. 2019-CT-01423-SCT, 06/16/2022, published. Facts: Lori Chandler worked as a forklift driver for Cooper Tire. In March 2008, her forklift was struck by another forklift, injuring her. In August 2008, Chandler sought legal representation from Turner & Associates. At the time, Bennie Turner was the managing partner ...

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