Toxic Tort

October 21, 2015

Big Win for Forman Watkins’ Client in Consolidated Appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court

Fred Krutz, Daniel Mulholland, and Caroline Upchurch won plaintiffs’ consolidated appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court of summary judgments in seventeen silica cases entered by the Jackson County, Mississippi Circuit Court for defendant and FormanWatkins’ client Clark Sand Co., Inc. Randy Williams v. Clark Sand Co., Inc., 2015 WL 5730705 (Miss. Oct. 1, 2015). In a case of first impression in Mississippi, the en banc Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed in a 7-2 decision the judgments for Clark Sand because plaintiffs’ silica complaints were untimely under Florida’s corporate dissolution statute.