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Hattiesburg was originally founded in 1882 by William H. Hardy and was given its namesake by Hardy in honor of his wife Hattie. Originally a lumber city at the meeting of two rivers, Hattiesburg got the nickname Hub City because of its central locality in Southern Mississippi and the railroads that passed through the town. After Hurricane Katrina, Hattiesburg became the third largest city in Mississippi because of the large number of people that moved out of the coastal towns in favor of living in the more inland city of Hattiesburg.
There are a large number of experienced Hattiesburg lawyers available to advise you if you are involved in a lawsuit in the area. These attorneys have experience litigating and mediating in many areas of law including personal injury, criminal defense, DUI, landlord/tenant, contracts, real estate, business, divorce, immigration, child custody, and others.
Three former soccer coaches at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg recently ended a 13-year-long legal battle against the university. John Vincent, Ged O’Connor, and John Mollaghan originally sued the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and wrongful termination back in 2000. Although the jury awarded the coaches $1.2 million, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the verdict. Mr. Vincent, Mr. O'Connor, and Mr. Mollaghan petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States in a move to appeal the Mississippi Supreme Court's decision, but the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review the case.
If you have a lawsuit in Hattiesburg, you will likely report to the Forrest County Chancery Court, which hears most cases that arise in the area. While you could risk your suit by hiring an out of town lawyer who does not know much about this court, the safer bet is to retain a local Hattiesburg attorney who has the experience and knowledge of this court to help your case.
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