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October 12, 2021

Gault and Banks Expose Apparent Insurance Fraud Scheme en route to North Carolina Arbitration Victory

On October 11, 2021, a Charlotte, North Carolina arbitrator returned an award in favor of a national retailer represented by Win Gault and Jake Banks.  Claimant sought damages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and state law.  Citing numerous examples of Claimant’s untrustworthiness raised during the retailer’s presentation of the case—including an apparent insurance fraud scheme uncovered by Gault and Banks — the arbitrator found in the retailer’s favor.

October 11, 2021

FormanWatkins New Orleans Team Welcomes Chandler Agee

Forman Watkins & Krutz is excited to welcome Chandler Agee to our New Orleans office! He is a magna cum laude graduate of Southern University Law Center and received his Bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University. While in law school, Chandler served as Editor-in-Chief for the Southern University Law Review and received the Cali Award for the highest grade in the courses of Contracts, Family Law, Legal Writing, Trial Practice and Business Entities.

October 4, 2021

Mississippi Business Journal Recognizes Alison O’Neal McMinn as Leading Business Woman

FormanWatkins congratulates Partner, Alison O’Neal McMinn, for being selected for the 2021 Class of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women.  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.

October 4, 2021

Fred Krutz, Brian Hannula, and Andrew Stubbs Obtain Second Consecutive Summary Judgment in West Virginia

Forman Watkins & Krutz attorneys Fred Krutz, Brian Hannula, and Andrew Stubbs obtained their second consecutive summary judgment win in 2021 in West Virginia on behalf of a respirator manufacturer. The lawsuit was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Plaintiff alleged that the respirator defendants’ products were defective, causing him to develop coal workers pneumoconiosis.

October 1, 2021

Malissa Wilson Re-Joins Forman Watkins & Krutz as Partner

FormanWatkins is pleased to announce that Malissa Wilson has re-joined the firm as a partner in its Jackson, Mississippi office.  Malissa brings to the firm nearly 20 years of litigation and trial experience, much of which has involved handling employment matters.

September 30, 2021

Lewis and Metcalf Win Dismissal of State-Court Tort Claims Against Timberland Owner

Chelsea Lewis and Joshua Metcalf secured an early dismissal in Mississippi state court for a large timberland owner. Lewis and Metcalf were able to secure a dismissal before incurring the expense of discovery. The victory illustrates how a thorough understanding of the law, combined with an aggressive initial defense, can ultimately result in significant savings to the client.

September 16, 2021

Employment Law Team Secures Dismissal of Title VII Suit Against National Retailer

The FormanWatkins employment law team secured another client victory by obtaining dismissal of a Title VII suit on behalf of a national retail chain and local franchise owners.  The District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the suit after concluding the plaintiff failed to properly serve process on the defendants after the Court had already twice granted additional time for plaintiff to achieve proper service.

September 9, 2021

FormanWatkins Donates $50,000 to The Greater New Orleans Foundation Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP announced today that it is donating $50,000 to Hurricane Ida Relief. The Firm is making the donation through the Greater New Orleans Foundation Hurricane Ida Relief Fund, which will distribute those funds to relief efforts across the area. New Orleans partner, Tim Gray, commented, “FormanWatkins believes in the resiliency of our New Orleans community and we hope this donation will accelerate the recovery from this devastating storm.” The Firm made this donation through its charitable foundation, which is supported by the over 140 attorneys and staff across 5 states, most of whom are in offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.