Friday, September 16, 2016

The Mayor gets a lawyer

Some minor actions took place in Bracey v. Yarber et al recently:


*Attorney Judy Barnett will represent Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber.  She filed a notice of appearance on September 7.

*The city was served with a copy of the lawsuit yesterday.  The clock begins to tick as the City Council has not yet hired an attorney.  The City Council has twenty days to file an answer unless it requests an extension of the deadline.  Such a request will probably be granted but the City Council needs an attorney to actually file the request for an extension. 

Earlier posts
Bracey amends complaint.
Fried Chicken & Chainsaws
They Mayor responds.
Former assistant sues Mayor for sexual harassment. 

 

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

they both need rabies shots

Anonymous said...

Local lawyer here... I've practiced in Jackson for 16 years and never heard of her and her website reads like a "Cheesecake Factory" menu... Not good.

Anonymous said...

Judy Barnett? Yarber's poor decision making continues.

Anonymous said...

World's foremost expert on sexual harassment law. Really? That's the best he could do?

Anonymous said...

I hope he hires a therapist as well...

Anonymous said...

Decent divorce lawyer, but not an employment attorney.

Anonymous said...

grandchild of former governor Ross Barnett. interesting choice...

PittPanther said...

Ross Barnett is spinning in his grave right about now.

Anonymous said...

Any word if Yarber is offering any of his services as barter?

Anonymous said...

Local lawyer up there, you practice under a rock do you? Not that I like Judy, but I can safely bet that she has never heard of you whoever you might be.

Anonymous said...

Ha. Thought that read "former grandchild".

Anonymous said...

16 year practicing lawyer in Jackson and never heard of Judy Barnett?

Have you ever been to the Ross Barnett Reservoir?

You don't do divorce work in Hinds County then.

She is a crusty, calloused, mean, conniving, skank of a stinky hateful beast of a she beast.......so she is a good divorce lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Ha! 11:47 - Nope don't practice under a rock. Full time, litigation practice right here in Mississippi. I don't do domestic work though, so maybe that's why I haven't heard of her. I just thought that Yarber would have hired someone with more horsepower from a firm perspective and from an experience in employment/labor to defend him. Seems an odd choice.

Anonymous said...

No 11:47, local lawyer up there probably works in one of the death star firms and is allowed to see a courtroom once every 3 or 4 years when they aren't busy padding the hourly bills. Come on out, local guy! It's fun out here in the trenches where people like Judy and us hang out for a living! Lol

Anonymous said...

Hey 11:57 - "Barnett" is a common name. My dad actually campaigned for old Ross back in the day (cringe), doesn't mean someone would actually know that they are related since I don't know who she is. And, who the hell cares who her grandfather was???

And, right, I don't do divorce work. (Thank God)

Anonymous said...

Hint: if you're in the chancery building, she's the fat chick swanning around in a mink coat.

Anonymous said...

Geez. Hope Tony doesn't plan on filling her with the Holy Spirit....meanwhile, about 5 weeks ago, a huge sinkhole with bubbling filthy water has opened up in the busy street in front of my office and it's been growing daily. It's wet and gaping Tony! Ready to be filled!

Anonymous said...

Local lawyer, up there, 11:47 again, didn't intend to be such a smart-ass. I apologize and will now get back under my rock.

Anonymous said...

3:26 - Why could you possibly feel the need to anonymously apologize to another anonymous person?

I am a local lawyer too. Or maybe not. Who cares?

Anonymous said...

7:32 perhaps you can't understand this.... It's the right thing to do. That is why I feel the need. By the way I care.

Anonymous said...

7:32 Arguing with yourself again. So very sad.

Anonymous said...

@12:35... Yep.. Barnett is a "Common" name, but in this case, Judy is the Daughter of Ross Barnett Jr. Who is the son of the former Governor Barnett.

Anonymous said...

The show keeps getting better.

Don't Fish In The Company Pond said...

One doesn't need 'an employment attorney' to fight a sexual harassment charge. An employment law attorney comes in handy for the charging party (due primarily to definitions and such) but will be of minimal use to the defendant. What he will need is a magician.

Anonymous said...

Who pays for damages resulting from the mayor being successfully sued for sexual harassment.
I pay alot of property tax in jackson Mississippi and I wonder if yall are actually speaking about the property tax payers being sued for yaber torts

Anonymous said...

10:46, the city of Jackson is also being sued. Jackson has no money. Where do you think the money is going to come from to pay the lawyer fees and the settlement if the city looses?

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't the City file counterclaim against Yarber for any cost and damages the City may incur because of his actions? Similar claims against city attorney and any others that were on these out of town, non city business trips that lead to the plaintiffs claims? What say you lawyers...

Anonymous said...

Poor choice on an attorney....

Porkin' The Help.. said...

"Poor choice on an attorney...."

Really? The bum doesn't have a Chinaman's chance (whatever that means) of getting out of this one alive. Hoppy Kirksey, Chokwe Lumumba and For The People all rolled together could not extricate this goober from his fate. He needs to cut his losses and simply plead out, regardless of attorney.

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