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Funeral directors appeal to high court over monks caskets ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn lower court rulings that let Benedictine monks sell caskets from their monastery outside New Orleans because protecting funeral directors’ pocketbooks is a legitimate state interest, Louisiana’s board of funeral directors says.
Lawyers want BP payments to continue
A team of plaintiffs’ lawyers urged a federal judge on Thursday to reject BP’s bid to suspend all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill.
Judge to hear BP’s bid to halt claims payouts
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Friday on BP’s bid to temporarily block settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill.
Anti-fraud hotline established by BP for spill claims
BP has set up a hotline for people to report alleged fraud involving claims arising from the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Immigrant smuggling plea hearing date set
A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for July 25 for a naturalized U.S. citizen charged in Mississippi with transporting two Chinese immigrants who were in the United States illegally.
Report: Highways will face decay
State transportation officials say half of Mississippi’s highways will be in poor condition by 2035 if current funding levels continue.
Viking becoming own distributor
A Viking Range Corp. official says the high-end kitchen appliance manufacturer has become its own distributor to create closer ties to its dealers.
TS Chantal targets Dominican Republic, Haiti
Tropical Storm Chantal threatened to turn into a hurricane while it churned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti as authorities there and in Puerto Rico warned of possible landslides and heavy flooding.
Gun law still on stand by
Mississippi’s open-carry gun law remains on hold until a few more days.
Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd says he’ll decide by Friday whether to further extend his June 28 order that blocked the law from taking effect July 1.
Mississippi Supreme Court won’t undo block on gun law
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday said it won’t undo a circuit judge’s order that’s blocking an open-carry gun law from taking effect.
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