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October 15, 2018

Mississippi Business Journal Recognizes Jennifer Studebaker as Leading Business Woman

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP congratulates Partner, Jennifer M. Studebaker, for being selected for the 2018 Class of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi. The Mississippi Business Journal honors women who are powerful, influential business leaders in Mississippi. As senior decision-makers, this group of Leading Business Women is making a significant impact on the economy of our state, local businesses, and communities.

September 25, 2018

Jackson Office Design Receives Awards for Excellence and Sustainable Design by IIDA

Forman Watkins & Krutz is honored to receive two awards for our Jackson office space and design in the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 IDEA Competition . We received the Sustainable Design award by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC): Forman Watkins & Krutz Law Office project by Wier Boerner Allin Architecture – the jury was delighted to see the use of renewable and reclaimed materials throughout the project from reclaimed timber to thoughtful renewable flooring materials. They also loved the way design elements intentionally integrated natural daylight and helped to define zones of transparency between the public and private zones of the office.” The Firm also received an Excellence Award in in the Corporate – Large 7,500+ sq ft category.

August 22, 2018

Forman Watkins Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to announce attorneys named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

August 8, 2018

Silica Team Won Summary Judgment in Hinds County on Behalf of Precision Packaging

On August 1, 2018, Judge Joseph Sclafani entered an Order granting Precision Packaging’s motion for summary in the Robert Tucker case pending in Hinds County, Mississippi. Plaintiff had two claims against Precision: (1) a failure to warn claim; and (2) a “sand is defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous” claim. Plaintiff conceded Precision’s summary judgment motion on plaintiff’s failure to warn claim because plaintiff admitted in his deposition that the did not read Precision’s warning. However, plaintiff vigorously pursued his defective design claim.

August 3, 2018

Forman Watkins & Krutz Silica Team Won Summary Judgment in Crittenden County, Arkansas

On June 22, the silica team of Forman Watkins and Krutz won summary judgment in Crittenden County, Arkansas. The plaintiff claimed he contracted silicosis as a result of his exposure to silica sand supplied by FormanWatkins’ client. The judge ruled that plaintiff did not prove he was ever exposed to defendant’s sand as a matter of law and dismissed plaintiff’s claims against our client with prejudice. The client was defended in this case by Fred Krutz, Brian Hannula, and Andrew Stubbs.