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Lee Ann Turner Appointed Special Master in Chancery Court

July 9, 2009 Lee Ann Turner has been appointed as Special Master in Chancery Court for Oktibbeha County. Beginning July 1, 2009, Turner will preside over civil commitment proceedings with a cross appointment, along with Starkville attorney Paula Drungole, as Youth Court Referee for Oktibbeha County. Turner was appointed to the positions by the 14th District Chancery Court to replace retiring Judge William D. Eshee, Jr. Prior to her appointment as Special Master, Turner served as Respondent's Counsel in Oktibbeha County civil commitment proceedings, and has been appointed as a guardian ad litem on cases in the 14th Chancery District.

Turner devotes her practice to family law and other chancery court matters and is a featured speaker on the subject at legal seminars around the state. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law & Psychology Review. She has served as a staff attorney for the 14th District Chancery Court and the Mississippi Department of Human Services, as an instructor at Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women and as an attorney at a family law firm in Jackson.

At a meeting on June 30, the Starkville School Board appointed Turner as the District's Student Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the 2009-2010 school year.

Turner's husband Jon is Director of Public Relations and Marketing at 4-County Electric Power Association. They have a daughter, Samantha. Turner is a member of the Starkville Area Arts Council.

PWW Successful in Another Insurance Coverage Dispute

January 24, 2009 –Perry, Winfield & Wolfe, P.A. recently won judgment on behalf of an insurance company in a federal court declaratory judgment action. In the case, which PWW filed on behalf of its client, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi ruled that the insurer had no coverage obligations in connection with a state court dram shop action under the policy's coverage provisions and liquor liability and motor vehicle exclusions. Charlie Winfield and Joy Wolfe handled the matter for the firm.

PWW Wins Judgment for Insurer in Federal Court Insurance Coverage Case

August 1, 2008 –Perry, Winfield & Wolfe, P.A. recently won a judgment on behalf of its client, an insurance company that had been sued in a federal court declaratory judgment action. In this case, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi ruled that the terms of the insurance policy's Additional Insured Endorsement precluded coverage for bodily injury to an additional insured's employee and, therefore, awarded summary judgment to PWW's client. Charlie Winfield and Joy Wolfe handled the matter for the firm.

Lee Ann Turner Joins Firm

September 25, 2007 PWW is pleased to announce that Lee Ann Turner has joined the firm where she will concentrate on family law matters. Lee Ann is a native of the Golden Triangle where she was a television news reporter for WCBI-TV4 in Columbus, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law, Lee Ann was a staff attorney for the 14th Chancery Court District of Mississippi prior to practicing law in Jackson, Mississippi. Lee Ann is married to Jon Turner and they have one daughter, Samantha.

PWW Wins Summary Judgment in Insurance Coverage Dispute

July 31, 2007 –Perry, Winfield & Wolfe, P.A. has obtained summary judgment in favor of an insurer in a federal court declaratory judgment action involving a policy of insurance. In a ten page memorandum opinion granting summary judgment to the firm's client, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi ruled that several provisions in the the policy of issue (including the assault or battery exclusion, employer's liability exclusion, and the terms of an additional insured endorsement) barred coverage for claims arising from a shooting at a gas station. Charlie Winfield and Joy Wolfe handled the matter for the firm.

PWW Obtains Unanimous Decision from Mississippi Court of Appeals

July 17, 2007 – In a unanimous decision, the Mississippi Court of Appeals has found in favor of PWW's client in a dispute regarding the application of a contract's forum selection clause. In its decision in Fair v. Lighthouse Car Wash Systems, LLC , Case No. 2006-CA-01309-COA, the Court reversed the trial court's dismissal of a lawsuit and ordered the matter to be returned to state court for further proceedings. A complete copy of the Court's ruling can be found at the Mississippi Supreme Court's web site. Charlie Winfield and Joy Wolfe are handling this matter for the client.

Mississippi Court of Appeals Grants Partial Reversal in Favor of PWW Client

May 1, 2007 – The Mississippi Court of Appeals has reversed, in part, a trial court order requiring the firm's client to make alimony payments. In its decision, the Court directed the matter to be returned to the trial court for further proceedings. Jay Perry had been retained to handle the appeal of the matter after the initial trial court proceedings.