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Thursday March 16, 2017

The Defect in Ionization Smoke-Alarms - Rocky Wilkins and Richard Taylor discuss the dangers of ionization smoke alarms in the Mississippi Bar Litigation Newsletter (p. 14).

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Tuesday January 24, 2017

$110,000.00 Verdict in Gulfport Federal Court Slip & Fall Trial

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Friday December 16, 2016

Who's Responsible When Livestock Cause Personal Damage

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Thursday November 17, 2016

Watch the Target Chase Yourself

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Tuesday November 8, 2016

Supreme Court May Decide Madison PD Chase Lawsuit Venue

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Monday August 8, 2016

Judge Kidd to Madison...Stay in Jackson

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Wednesday March 16, 2016

Charges Dropped Against Former Jackson Police Department Officer

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Wednesday March 2, 2016

Attorney Rocky Wilkins argues before the the Mississippi Court of Appeals in Glover v. Brooks, et al., in which a child was burned with the toxic medicine Cantharidin.  The appeal is the result of a $3.5 milllion verdict that Rocky obtained for the victim.  This is the first time the constitutionality of the Mississippi medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages has been challenged.

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Wednesday January 27, 2016

Jackson Deputy Police Chief Resigns Following Arrest

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Wednesday January 13, 2016

So You Won the Lottery...Now What? Attorney Rocky Wilkins discusses the do's and don'ts of hitting the lottery jackpot.

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Friday December 11, 2015

Rocky Wilkins Law Firm is honored to announce that Rocky Wilkins has been selected by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of 2015's Mississippi Leaders in Law.  Rocky will be featured in the January issue of Mississippi Business Journal along side the other 2015 honorees.  Congratulations Rocky!

Wednesday December 9, 2015

Man Injured in Chase Sues Madison and Jackson Police

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Thursday July 2, 2015

Rocky Wilkins Law Firm is proud to announce that attorney Ben Wilson recently received the Mississippi Association of Justice's New Lawyer of the Year award during its annual convention in New Orleans, Lousiana.  The award was given to Ben for his substantial involvement in several cases that resulted in large verdicts in 2014-2015.  Congratulations Ben!

Wednesday July 1, 2015

Texting and Driving Now Illegal in Mississippi - Attorney Rocky Wilkins weighs in on the new texting and driving ban in Mississippi

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Tuesday March 17, 2015

Victim Says Wrong Mississippi State University Football Player Arrested

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Monday October 13, 2014

On October 7, 2014, in the case of Ralphael Walls v. Williams-Pyro, Inc. Rocky Wilkins and Ben Wilson of Rocky Wilkins Law Firm, PLLC and co-counsel Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm obtained a $3,568,116.00 jury verdict plus an award of $1,000,000.00 in punitive damages against Defendant Williams-Pyro, Inc. The case was tried in Hinds County Circuit Court in Jackson, Mississippi.

The basic facts are as follows: A fire started on Mr. Walls' stove. While looking for a fire extinguisher, suddenly and without warning, 2 Range Queen fire suppression canisters made by Williams-Pyro that were mounted under the vent hood activated, causing extinguishing powder to drop and splash hot oil all over the Plaintiff. As a result, Mr. Walls suffered second and third degree burns on his body. He was left with permanent scars.

This product liability case centered around Williams-Pyro's Range Queen device (now called the Stove Top Fire Stop). The plaintiff presented evidence of defective design and no warnings. The plaintiff also presented evidence that the military banned the product in the 1990s for safety reasons. There was evidence of Williams Pyro's notice of prior injuries/deaths caused by the Range Queen's defects. The plaintiff presented evidence of a feasible design alternative that did not cause grease to splash. The defendant's own testing videos from the 1990s were played for the jury which showed repeated instances of grease splashing several feet off the stovetop and making the fire worse. The videos also showed that even when the product put out fires, the flames would reignite ("reflash") if the stove was not turned off immediately.

Please contact Bethany Logan at (601) 948-6888 if you need additional information.

Tuesday September 16, 2014

$500,000.00 Verdict Against Target in Hinds County Slip & Fall Case

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Monday July 28, 2014
Will Owner of Business Where Gang Rape Occurred Face Civil Charges? Attorney Rocky Wilkins discusses civil liability in high crime areas

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Wednesday June 25, 2014

Mississippi Bar Litigation Section E-Newsletter Summer 2014

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bystander Injured During Police Chase Files Lawsuit

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Attorney Rocky Wilkins to Sue Madison Police Department

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Special Report: Texting While Driving Continues in Mississippi
Attorney Rocky Wilkins agrees that Mississippi needs stronger laws...

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Company Owning Collapsed Clarksburg Cell Towers had Fatalities Before
Attorney Rocky Wilkins Suing SBA and others in connection with deaths...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rocky Wilkins Represents Lakeview Fire Victims
Rocky Wilkins is representing the families of several victims that died in the August 13, 2011 fire at Lakeview Manor Apartments in Jackson, Mississippi...
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
Rocky Wilkins Investigating VA Death
Rocky Wilkins represents the widow of Johnnie Lee, who died at the VA Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi April 1, 2011. The VA is conducting and invest...

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Friday, April 10, 2009
Hinds County Jury Finds Kroger Negligent
On April 10, 2009, Rocky Wilkins obtained a $2.5M jury verdict for Linda Knox, who was severely beaten while she was a customer at the Kroger grocery ...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rocky Wilkins Interviewed for Jackson Free Press
The Jackson Free Press interviewed Rocky Wilkins about Law Call.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Man Sues International Paper For Explosion
A Port Gibson man filed a million dollar lawsuit against International Paper today...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Lawsuit filed in accident that killed 2
Today a lawsuit was filed by Robert F. Wilkins on behalf of Marvin Webb alleging alcohol caused a March 18, 2008 collision in Jackson....

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Thursday, December 06, 2007
Supreme Court Says Rape Case Going To Trial.
On Thursday December 6, 2007, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling barring a rape victim from purusing a civil lawsuit agains...

Friday, September 07, 2007
Woman files lawsuit against Kroger after attack
An $8.3 million lawsuit was filed by Linda Knox against Kroger, Securitas, and others...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Robert F. Wilkins is scheduled to appear on WAPT-TV 16 today, Tuesday July 31, 2007, to discuss the legal ramifications of the near drowning of an 8 a...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
JPS hearing officer resigns
JPS hearing officer Charles McClelland recused himself in the Michael Ellis matter....

Saturday, February 10, 2007
Toy Oven Maker Sued
"We all know that Easy-Bake Oven has been around for decades," said Robert F. Wilkins, the attorney for the girl. "This batch was clearly defective, a...

Thursday, February 08, 2007
Easy Bake Oven Lawsuit Filed Today
Robert F. Wilkins filed a $1,200,000 lawsuit today on behalf of a five year old child alleging that a defective Easy Bake Oven caused her hand to beco...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Wilkins gives commentary on Frank Melton trial
Robert F. Wilkins was on local news channel WLBT-TV to comment on the trial of Jackson Mayor Frank Melton...

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Thursday, November 02, 2006
Carjacking Victim Files Lawsuit
Just a week before a delivery man was murdered outside a Jackson Walgreens store, a woman was carjacked at the same location. Now that woman wants to...

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Friday, August 11, 2006
Bill Minor Editorial Weighs In On Cell Phones
Legendary columnist Bill Minor recently wrote an editorial that was published....

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
July 2006 ATLA Magazine - "Driven to Distraction"
When your client is injured in a crash caused by a distracted driver on a cell phone, send the defendant a clear signal that such recklessness won't b...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Wilkins Litigating Rouse Explosion Case Set For Trial January 2007
Four years after an explosion and fire at Rouse Polymerics caused the deaths of five workers, lawsuits and bankruptcy proceedings appear within months...

Thursday, December 01, 2005
Robert F. Wilkins To Appear On Paul Gallo
Robert F. Wilkins will appear on the Paul Gallo Radio Show on Supertalk 97.3 FM on Monday December 5, 2005 at 7:00 a.m. to discuss the Earnest Lee Har...

Thursday, June 23, 2005
Robert F. Wilkins to appear on Court TV today
Robert F. Wilkins is scheduled to appear on Catherine Crier Live on Court TV on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. CST to discuss the Edgar Ray Kill...

Friday, November 12, 2004
Hit-and-run victim dies
"Aaliyah was wonderful. She was the leader in the classroom. She loved to read and help the other boys and girls," says Natalie Barry, a first-grade t...

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Monday, March 17, 2003
Baycol court battle set to begin
Mississippi's first trial on the cholesterol drug Baycol is scheduled to start today in Hinds County Court

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