Federal judge cancels hearing for leader of Mississippi chapter of Simon City Royals Jason Bullock

October 9, 2013 in News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A federal judge has canceled a pretrial conference that had been scheduled for Thursday for an alleged Mississippi gang leader charged in a racketeering case.

The hearing for Jason Marshall Bullock, also known as “Sir J-Mac,” was scheduled to take place in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg.

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett canceled the hearing, but the court website did not say why…

Judge approves Howard $1.3M lawsuit settlement

March 21, 2013 in Statewide News

A federal judge has given final approval to a settlement by Howard Industries, a Laurel-based electric transformer company, to pay $1.3 million and hire at least 70 workers to end a class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit was filed by four black women who accused the company of discrimination for allegedly hiring only Hispanic workers.

U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett signed the order, finding the settlement “fair, reasonable and adequate.”