Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sweet hauls Morgan & Morgan into court

The shysters are about to have a civil war.  Dennis Sweet & Associates sued the law firm of Morgan & Morgan in Hinds County Circuit Court yesterday.  Sweet represents a couple who claimed Morgan & Morgan failed to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on their behalf before the statute of limitations expired.  The complaint states the defendant sued St. Dominic Hospital, Dr. Somprasong Songcharoeon, and Mississippi Premier Plastic Surgery after the two-year statute of limitations expired and thus ruined their chances for recovery. 

The complaint states Morgan & Morgan attorneys were understaffed, overworked, and still advertised to gain more clients, even though it could not handle its caseload in Mississippi.  Morgan and Morgan allegedly filed the complaint one day after the statute of limitations expired.   All defendants filed motions to dismiss and Morgan & Morgan submitted a motion to withdraw.  The plaintiffs accused Morgan and Morgan of implementing a "pattern and practice" to withdraw from cases when it finds it missed a statute of limitation.

It's Saturday and that means you guys can read the lawsuit posted below for more details.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Popcorn is now available in the Doctors' Lounge.

Kasey Anthony said...

Morgan & Morgan - FOR the people. They were working on too many robo-call cases.

Anonymous said...

Well drafted complaint... Didn't realize Sweet had brilliant lawyers over there... He must be hiring and teaching them right. Hopefully, those annoying commericals will be off the radio soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Both law firms are complete disasters.

Bose Jaez said...

Morgan & Morgan has both Mike Epsy and Judge Belvin Perry of Casey Anthony fame. How could it be a disaster?

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there was a brunch on Davis Island today to discuss this pressing matter. They will just dissolve the MS PLLC and open shop under another if there is an danger of a jackpot against them.

Hayseed said...

Use of an LLC or PLLC or corporation or S-corporation does not shield attorneys from liability for negligence.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:06: I can assure you he didn't make Harris brilliant. He is a smart lawyer and man of integrity. We tried to get him for years. He once spoke at national conferences on health care. He's very bright. I still can't figure how he was convinced to work there. Hopefully, the young man will wake up and realize he's a much better lawyer than being an associate for Sweet and/or being affiliate with those yahoos from Florida. He better wake up and get off the train before it wrecks. He has no future there for sure.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:06: I can assure you he didn't make Harris brilliant. He is a smart lawyer and man of integrity. We tried to get him for years. He once spoke at national conferences on health care. He's very bright. I still can't figure how he was convinced to work there. Hopefully, the young man will wake up and realize he's a much better lawyer than being an associate for Sweet and/or being affiliate with those yahoos from Florida. He better wake up and get off the train before it wrecks. He has no future there for sure.

Anonymous said...

Too bad they can't both lose.

Anonymous said...

Morgan likely has $10 million plus in malpractice insurance. In Mississippi, the cap on pain and suffering in a med mal case is only $500k. In a legal malpractice case it's $1million. Wonder which one will apply. And, more importantly, wonder if Morgan will let his defense lawyers sell out his own clients by arguing that the caps are constitutional and should be enforced.

Anonymous said...

Sweet will probably refer the case to Morgan & Morgan. Everybody wins. Except the insurer.

Anonymous said...

Sweet with primarily a Hinds County practice throws a punch to a heavy regional advertiser...Very interesting. Morgan and Morgan can't seem to figure things out at the Jackson location.

Balustrol said...

Send it to the lawyers who won the Phen-phen cases.

Anonymous said...

The Morgan bulldog billboard says it all

Anonymous said...

Everyone is talking about the lawyers. What about the Hardigee's?

Comp Timer said...

Quit picking on the man. John Morgan has apologized to all grand-parents and his brother was paralyzed in a wreck forty years ago. Plus, he will getchu paid for prep-time. A true friend of the people.

He Could Advertise Here... said...

I've never gotten a 'Morgan Robo Call', but, he does spend an awful lot on advertising so that, alone, will take him a long way with Kingfish.

Witness List said...

Jane Joe. That's a new one.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could sue M&M for the flood of obnoxious radio ads that they run every 5 minutes all day.

Sponsors Rule! ... said...

1:08; As Kingfoot often admonishes those of us who post similarly about THIS BLOG, 'Shut your damned trap'. Advertising money makes the world go round. You have a mute button and a shoe you can toss!

Anonymous said...

Open up the flood gates.....

Bose Jaez said...

Morgan & Morgan SUES the people who make robo-calls - haven't you seen that ad? They had too many of those cases in progress.

Anonymous said...

If I hired a lawyer to work on a % and he missed the filing deadline I would conclude that he did not want the case. IF the only way the lawyer gets paid is to convince the defendant to settle or else to win in court, any case that they are not fairly certain about should be discarded. In some cases they might not want to admit that they just don't think they can make money on the case, so they find a way to loose with spending much.

Anonymous said...

4:47, you may be right. And M&M (and other plantiff lawyers) may well make that kind of 'business decision'. But if they do, they have a fiduciary duty to tell their client that they are no longer willing to represent them - and give the client a fair opportunity to find another attorney --- there are plenty of them around!

He Could Advertise Here... said...

Oh, sorry....I thought you meant Morgan ah Morgan ah Morgan ah Morgan was making the robo-calls.

It remains a mystery to me why the PSC cannot stop the damned calls twice a day telling me there is no problem with my credit card but I need to call for a lower rate. Or the calls advertising free security systems.

You call the PSC and the woman there simply tells you there's nothing they can do about it.

Anonymous said...

M&M can't seem to attract and/or keep quality lawyers. The only lawyer I'll trust over there is Sanders. Sweet is a great lawyer but he only show up for trials. Sweet can't seem to attract and/or keep quality lawyers either. I'll trust Sweet. I've never worked with Harris but seems to be a hamster turning the wheel. This will be interesting to follow. How long will M&M last? With these allegations not for long. If they fight, will the hamster be around long enough to see it to the end? Maybe John Morgan and Sweet should team up!!! What say you Kingfish?

Raheem said...

If you get someone on the line for those annoying calls, pretend to be hard of hearing and get them to end up screaming. If you can hold your laughter, they'll disturb and crack up their fellow boiler room hacks.

Anonymous said...

I'll try to sell them Girl Scout cookies, cookie dough, wrapping paper, or coupon books. If I have time, I try to tie them up as long as possible describing all the benefits of having a scented candle in a jar with their school's name on it.

Anonymous said...

Chris Walker who's running judge represented the doctors in the underlying lawsuit. People should be writing checks to him and any of the other lawyers making Morgan & Morgan look like fools.

What Color Are Your Drawers? said...

None of that will affect the robocalls for credit cards, extended auto warranties or alarm systems. I'm told those outfits sell the name list to others who sell the same crap and they call every day, twice, They don't give a hoot what you do to annoy them. I used to answer and immediately hang up but that only tells them their call has successfully gone through and they bump you again.

The point here is this: Why does Presley continue to brag about 'this commercial is paid for by fines collected from robo callers' if he can't do a damned thing to stop them?

Gill Bates said...

If I get one of those "Microsoft" technicians, I profusely thank them for call and that I had no idea of the "error messages" my computer was "sending" them. I say the computer is in the living room, let me go turn it on. Put the phone down for a bit and then come back and say OK, it is on. Then, ask what to do next and once again "go" to the living room to enter that command. When they ask if you can sit at the computer with your cellphone, you tell them you don't have one - just the landline in your bedroom. Finally, they get exasperated and just end the call.

Anonymous said...

John Morgan filed a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. In it, there is an affidavit that states he does "not personally represent any clients in Mississippi." Millions in advertising to be known as "For the People" in every type media, but he doesn't personally represent anyone in Mississippi.

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