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The city of Biloxi can be given many names, but perhaps the most important name is resilient. First settled more than three hundred years ago, the city has passed through the hands of multiple governments and has withstood several hurricanes. During the 1990s, Biloxi was thriving with many casinos, a booming seafood industry, and a large draw for tourism. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and left most of it in ruins. Showing their resilience, the residents of Biloxi have begun to rebuild, re-opening several casinos and starting up the city’s seafood and tourism industries again.
If you have a lawsuit in Biloxi, there are many experienced Biloxi lawyers that are available to represent you. These attorneys are proficient in many legal areas including automobile accidents, DUI, bankruptcy, real estate, commercial law, product liability, and more.
The Department of Marine Resources has filed a lawsuit to try to get a crumbling fishing boat removed from the waters just off of Biloxi claiming that the boat is an eyesore and a potential danger. The fishing boat has been about 300 yards off shore since July 2008 and the DMR has received numerous complaints from the people of Biloxi about the boat, which is rusting in many places. The DMR, following the correct procedure for an abandoned boat, filed suit in the Harrison County Chancery Court and published notice in all of the local papers in an attempt to serve the boats owner. If the owner does not respond soon, the residents of Biloxi will get their wishes and the boat will be removed, either to the scrap yard, or sunk to become an artificial reef.
Biloxi is served by the Harrison County Chancery Court as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Your lawsuit will determine which court you must report to. Having a local Biloxi attorney who knows the ins and outs of both of these courts can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
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