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Federal judge names South MS attorney lead counsel over SRHS lawsuits

Attorney Jim Reeves (Photo source: WLOX) Attorney Jim Reeves (Photo source: WLOX)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A federal judge appointed a South Mississippi attorney as lead counsel over all of the federal lawsuits against Singing River Health System and its partners on Friday.

U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. denied motions from several other attorneys and appointed Jim Reeves, with the law firm Reeves & Mestayer, to lead the fight against SRHS and its partners for its failed pension plan.

Reeves & Mestayer was the first firm to file a multi-count class action lawsuit against SRHS, its board of trustees, TransAmerica Retirement, KPMG, Chris Anderson and 13 others alleging corporate and financial fraud, breach of contract, taking clause and acting in bad faith with employees.

“I'm honored by the appointment as lead counsel,” said Reeves. “This is a significant milestone and will allow us to focus our efforts on an expedited resolution. We're prepared to continue the hard work necessary to see those who have invested a lifetime of work in the Singing River Hospital System are treated fairly.”

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