Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bait and switch?

The Jackson City Council hired law firm Phelps Dunbar to defend the city against the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former assistant to the Mayor Kimberly Bracey.  However, the City Council might be a little surprised by the attorneys Phelps chose to represent the city.


The city council probably expected Gary Friedman to represent Jackson since the two lawyers successfully.  represented the city of Vicksburg in the Paul Winfield mess.  However, attorney Latoya Merritt entered an appearance on behalf of the city of Jackson.  Who is Latoya Merritt? Read this, and this. 

They better hope she doesn't get the same results.... or give them the same fees. 


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to say that the article written by Jimmie Gates is one of the most poorly written and executed articles I have read in recent years. And I should note that I read the Daily Mail, too.

Goodness, what passes for journalism and effective writing now a days. A lead sentence with 40+ words.....*shakes head*

Anonymous said...

It's Phelps, so you know the fees are coming.

Awduh In Da Kote! said...

I've lost contact with Phelps. They used to have some fairly decent guys who were always anxious to 'tee it up', as they often said. I think Moeller left. He's the guy with the full length painting of himself in his hall foyer. And Jo Jo Adams....the junior wannabee who worked some stuff for them. Hafter just died. Who is left?

Anonymous said...

Yarber obviously didn't know the track record of Merritt. He better be prepared to fork over $300,000 in settlement and attorney fees. Is he bonded, or will this come out of his pocket?

Anonymous said...

Folks...bad facts make for bad cases....y'all need to leave quit hammering this lady for a bad result.

When your mayor commits acts which expose the city to civil liability no amount of lawyering can change that simple fact.....the best she can do is control the bleeding.

I personally think a solo practitioner would have been more efficient for the city. There is nothing that difficult about this area of law.

Anonymous said...

12:41, she is not representing Yarber. she will represent the City.

Anonymous said...

Correct 754. Yarber has that great legal mind (albeit solo practicioner) Judy Barnett representing his mortgage free house.

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