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We are pleased to announce attorneys Stacie Zorn and Tristan Armer have been named directors of the firm. Zorn, who has been with the firm since 2003, has excelled primarily in the areas of federal and state employment law, workers’ compensation, estate law, family law and general litigation. Since 2012, Zorn has been named as a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star in employment law. She has also served as the president of the Jackson...

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On July 25, 2017, Karl R. Steinberger was one of several speakers at the Mississippi Municipal Attorneys’ Conference, which was held in conjunction with the Mississippi Municipal Association Convention at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS.  His topic was Unemployment Issues Particularly Affecting Municipalities.  Speaking to a group of over one hundred attorneys, Steinberger addressed various aspects of the Mississippi Unemployment...

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a summary judgement for the firm’s client in the Emerald Coast v. BancorpSouth Insurance Services case.  The trial and appeal proceedings were handled by firm attorneys, Jimmy Heidelberg and April McDonald, and dealt with a significant case regarding the duty of insurance agencies in Mississippi.  The Plaintiff’s claimed their agent failed to determine and place “100%...

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I was recently asked to advise a specialty welding company in the oil-gas industry that had a run of work accidents to its employees (including one severe injury) whether it could forgo purchasing workers’ compensation insurance altogether and go “naked.” The company faced ever-increasing premiums for workers’ compensation coverage and an exclusion from bidding with a large contractor because its experience rating...

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Heidelberg Steinberger will host its annual employment law seminar at the Biloxi Yacht Club on May 11, 2017, titled “Guideline for Employers and Carriers.” In response to input from attendees at the firm’s 2016 seminar, the program will be divided between workers compensation in the morning and human resource issues in the afternoon. This year’s special guests will be (i) Administrative Law Judge Robert “Trey” Arnold...

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