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Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi, and is also the birthplace of Brett Farve, the notable quarterback. Gulfport holds the “World’s Largest Fishing Rodeo” every year, which to some might seem like a strange fishing competition. This competition is comprised of many different fishing categories, from freshwater to deep sea, the largest catch in each of the categories will be crowed the winner. Gulfport residents win quite often because of their famous local knowledge of the best fishing spots.
If you are involved in a lawsuit in Gulfport, there are a number of highly talented Gulfport lawyers available to assist you. These legal professionals are skilled in areas of law such as personal injury, sports, real estate, bankruptcy, insurance, divorce, child custody, and many more.
The first of what could be many lawsuits filed against a few drywall manufactures was recently filed in federal court in Gulfport. The lawsuit claims that the drywall is defective and has been linked to numerous problems that many houseowners are currently dealing with in rebuilding their homes after Hurricane Katrina. The Gulfport court will likely hear arguments that the drywall releases a strong smell of sulfur, causes various electronic devices to fail, changes the finish on mirrors, and corrodes electrical wires. This lawsuit filed in Gulfport is still open and may likely become a class action suit so that more people can try to collect damages from the drywall companies.
When you file your lawsuit in Gulfport, you will probably either file in the Harrison County Chancery Court or the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Which court you file in depends upon the parties involved in your action, as well as the type of action. A local Gulfport attorney can help you determine which court is appropriate for your case.
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