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Samuel D. Gregory

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Sam Gregory works with clients on business litigation and insurance coverage defense matters.

Professional Biography

Overview

As a member of the Advocacy Department, Sam assists clients across a broad range of general business litigation and insurance coverage defense matters, including liability cases, excess carrier disputes and removal issues. He has also helped with multi-state litigation matters for financial institution clients including wrongful foreclosure and contract disputes.

While attending law school, Sam was a research assistant to Professor Victoria Lowery, Appellate Advocacy.

Representative Matters
  • Represented chemical manufacturer in multiple environmental contamination suits brought by more than 500 plaintiffs.  The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted a Lone Pine order requiring all plaintiffs to test their property before litigation could resume.

  • Represented water treatment company in lawsuit stemming from plaintiffs contracting Legionnaire's Disease.  The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted two Daubert motions and granted summary judgment in favor of water treatment company.  The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed after oral argument.

  • Successfully appealed dismissal of construction company's auditing malpractice lawsuit, with the Mississippi Supreme Court reversing and remanding for trial.

  • Obtained dismissal of products liability class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against product manufacturer.  Class plaintiffs attempted to file second complaint, which was also dismissed on res judicata grounds.

  • Obtained dismissal of bank in lawsuit alleging wrongful foreclosure and violation of the Bankruptcy Code's automatic stay.

  • Represented a licensee defendant in a putative class action by former collegiate athletes claiming a right to individually licenses their names, images and likenesses (NIL) for use in sports broadcasts and seeking damages for prior uses of same. The U. S. District Court for the Middle District of TN granted a Rule 12 Motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit affirmed dismissal after oral argument.

  • Achieved eviction orders in two bench trials on behalf of a real estate firm.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2016 – 2018)
  • Recipient of Jackson Young Lawyers Associations' Outstanding Service Award (2015)
  • Recipient of Firm Pro Bono Service Award (2016)
  • Barrister – Charles Clark American Inn of Court
  • Member – American, Mississippi, and Capital Area Bar Associations
  • Member – DRI
  • Member – Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Coach – Mississippi College School of Law's moot court team for the Rendigs' National Products Liability Moot Court Competition.
Publications
  • Co-author – Contracts Chapter, Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law (eds. 2015 – 2017)
  • Co-author – "A Decade Examined: A Review of the Recovery Under Mississippi's Civil Justice Reforms," 34 Mississippi College Law Review 203 (2015)
  • Contributing Author – "Statutory Damage Caps: Analysis of the Scope of Right to Jury Trial and the Constitutionality of Mississippi Statutory Caps on Noneconomic Damages," 32 Mississippi College Law Review 109 (2013)
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2013, summa cum laude
    • First in class
    • Articles Editor, Law Review
    • Chair, Moot Court Board
  • Mississippi College, MBA, 2013
  • Mississippi College, B.S. Business Administration, 2010, summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

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