Judicial Ethics (Mississippi)

July 16, 2008
On a rainy afternoon in 1996, Mr. Turner Frierson, Jr. exited a Wal-Mart store in Indianola, Mississippi after a shopping trip. Mr. Frierson slipped and fell in the vestibule, an accident he claimed resulted from a wet tile floor. Mr. Frierson and his wife Pinkie Mae filed suit against Wal-Mart claiming that dripping shopping carts in the vestibule, and an open doorway, created a dangerous condition that caused the fall. Following trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the Frierson’s in the amount of $125,000.00...