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SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

October 20, 2022

John A. Banahan and Jessica B. McNeel obtained summary judgment in favor of an emergency medicine physician accused of failing to administer tPa to a patient to allegedly mitigate neurological deficiets following a stroke.

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JURY VERDICT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

October 14, 2022

John A. Banahan and Jessica B. McNeel obtained a defense verdict in favor of an emergency medicine physician accused of negligently discharging a patient shortly before his suicide.

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JURY VERDICT FOR INSURANCE CARRIER

September 27, 2022

John A. Banahan and Calen J. Willis obtained a verdict in favor an insurance carrier in a bad faith case.  The court dismissed the claims for extra-contractual damages on a motion for summary judgment and the jury returned a verdict for the carrier on the remaining contract claim.

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JURY VERDICT FOR PODIATRIST

July 12, 2021

John A. Banahan and Jessica B. McNeel obtained a jury verdict in favor of a podiatrist accused of causing an amputation after a surgical procedure.

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SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON BAD FAITH CLAIM

March 17, 2021

John A. Banahan and Michael R. Moore obtained partial summary judgment in favor of an insurance carrier accused of wrongfully denying uninsured motorist benefits.  The court dismissed the insured's claims for extra-contractual damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees.

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JURY VERDICT AFFIRMED FOR OB/GYN

June 29, 2021

John A. Banahan and Jessica B. McNeel obtained a jury verdict in favor of an OB/GYN in a medical malpractice case.  The appeals court upheld the verdict, finding that the trial court did not commit any reversible errors.

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FOUR BNSC&B ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED BY SUPER LAWYERS

December 7, 2020

BNSC&B is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys are recognized in the 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.  John A. Banahan is selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Insurance Coverage, and H. Benjamin Mullen is selected as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation: Defense.  Jessica B. McNeel is selected as a Rising Star in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, and Michael R. Moore is selected as a Rising Star in the areas of Insurance Coverage.

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SUMMARY JUDGMENT AFFIRMED IN DENTAL MALPRACTICE CASE

May 12, 2020

John A. Banahan and Michael R. Moore successfully argued on appeal that the trial court correctly granted summary judgment in favor of an oral surgeon.  The appeals court agreed that the plaintiff failed to serve the oral surgeon within the statute of limitations.

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SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON BAD FAITH AFFIRMED

May 5, 2020

H. Benjamin Mullen and Michael R. Moore obtained a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Court of Appeals, which affirmed summary judgment on the plaintiff's "bad faith" claim against an uninsured motorist carrier.

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JURY VERDICT FOR INSURANCE AGENT

February 21, 2020

John A. Banahan and Michael R. Moore obtained a jury verdict in favor of an insurance agent accused of negligent insurance procurement.  The case proceeded to trial after the Fifth Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment on the plaintiff's claim for punitive damages.

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JURY VERDICT FOR UM CARRIER

December 16, 2019

John A. Banahan and Calen J. Willis obtained a jury verdict in favor of their client, an uninsured motorist carrier.  The jury agreed that the carrier was not responsible for any additional UM benefits.

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DISMISSAL AFFIRMED

November 19, 2019

After obtaining dismissal for failure to prosecute in the trial court, H. Benjamin Mullen briefed and Michael R. Moore argued to the Mississippi Court of Appeals their client's arguments for affirming the trial court.  The Court of Appeals agreed that the plaintiff failed to timely prosecute her claims and affirmed in favor of BNSC&B's client.