June 4, 2018 The Mississippi Business Journal Reported:
"James Holland has been elected President of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). The ADTA is an organization of defense lawyers which accepts members by invitation only, with only one prime member in any city with a population of less than 1 million. Holland is a trial attorney with experience litigating and trying commercial, wrongful death and traumatic injury cases in state and federal courts. He carries an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell and was named again this year as one of the Best Lawyers in America in both Commercial and Products Liability litigation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar where he is board liaison for DRI?s Products Liability Committee. He has received invitations to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). He is past President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. He served on the Mississippi Supreme Court?s Civil Jury Instruction Committee as Vice Chair and as the Vice Chair of the Business Courts Study Committee, appointed by Mississippi?s Secretary of State. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation."
March 28, 2018 Jury Verdict for the Defense. Michael Wolf represented an alleged employer in discrimination suit brought by employee who claimed that as he was being terminated a racial insult was made. The matter was tried in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Title VII and other civil rights issues were addressed.
December 25, 2017 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2: 8-14
October 24, 2017 Holland to speak on Guaranty Fund Law:
Shareholder James Holland will speak during next week's Fall Workshop presented by The National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds in St. Louis. Supported by its member organization, the NCIGF, the state-based property and casualty Guaranty Fund System remains strong, attuned to current and emerging issues and brings essential consumer protection in an increasingly dynamic insurance industry. The National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF) is the non-profit, member-funded association formed to provide national assistance and support to the property and casualty guaranty funds located in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The NCIGF coordinates information for multi-state insolvencies and provides legal, informational, administrative, communications and public policy support to our members
October 24, 2017 Page Kruger's James Holland named again to DRI Board of Directors:
James D. Holland, a shareholder in the firm was selected this month for a two year term to the Board of Directors of the DRI, the largest organization of civil defense trial attorneys and in-house counsel. DRI's membership exceeds 22,000 attorneys.
Holland has more than 36 years of experience trying cases in the defense of individuals and companies in civil litigation. His experience includes litigating and trying commercial and traumatic injury cases in state and federal courts. He has handled and tried to verdict a wide variety of cases involving products liability, insurance bad faith, and premises liability issues.
He also currently serves as the President Elect of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Holland is a former President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and has been recognized as a Life Fellow of the American Bar Association and Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundations. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America@ for the last ten years running in both Commercial and Products Liability Litigation.
October 12, 2017 James Holland is now President-Elect of the ADTA. This is a true honor and recognition for the firm as a leader among some of the best attorneys from each major city in the US.
June 4, 2018 Shareholder, James D. Holland received a summary judgment last week based on judicial estoppel. A serious road construction accident occurred from which the Plaintiff claimed substantial injuries and damages. The Plaintiff had filed and recently tried a separate suit claiming similar injuries for a prior accident. At the trial of the case filed on the prior accident case, the Plaintiffs largely blamed the first accident and the jury was unable to allocate the injuries between the two accidents and thus awarded the Plaintiff all claimed damages for the period including the second accident and into the future. Based on the trial transcript and post-trial briefing in the more-than-million-dollar-verdict first case currently on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the second Court agreed with Holland and found that the Plaintiff was now foreclosed from claiming the injuries occurred in the second accident.
March 13, 2018 Immunity motion granted on behalf of a municipal client. Michael Wolf represented the City in a suit brought by a disabled person who tripped and fell and was injured on a water meter located in his yard. Mr. Wolf filed a motion to dismiss on basis of immunity under the tort claims act of Mississippi, and it was granted. Lewis v. City of D'Iberville
August 1, 2017 Summary judgment was affirmed by the Court of Appeals. Michael Wolf successfully argued summary judgment in a wrongful death claim, demonstrating the lack of negligence by client. The opinion was affirmed on appeal. Toney v. Southern Crane [2016-CA-01134-COA (Aug. 1, 2017)]
September 15, 2016 James Holland and Smith Boykin, obtained a favorable ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court, affirming the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals. The suit involved the collapse of scaffolding during the construction of Medical Towers in Meridian. The Trial Court granted summary judgment, which was affirmed on all appeals. McKean et al v. Yates Engineering et al [No 2013-CT-01807] MORE
July 19, 2016 Summary Judgment was Granted to a PKH client. The matter involved a jobsite death where the estate of the decedent sought to hold an independent crane operator on the job site liable for conditions which the operator did not cause. Michael Wolf and Tommy Page are counsel of record. Toney v. Southern Crane & Rigging.
September 15, 2015 PKH Shareholder Michael Wolf obtained a reversal of a qualified immunity decision. In this action the district court declined to dismiss several individually named school personnel from a first amendment claim. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the teachers would not have been on notice of a potential constitutional violation, when searching Facebook for threats to campus security. Jackson v. Ladner [Unpublished] MORE