Jackson hires law firms to defend suits

The Jackson City Council chose two law firms to represent the city in three lawsuits Tuesday.

Phelps Dunbar LLP will defend the city in a sexual harassment suit filed by Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber’s former assistant, Kimberly Bracey, in August. Councilman Tyrone Hendrix said the firm has experience representing a city in a “very similar situation.”…

…Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will represent the city in two wrongful termination suits against Jackson, in which both former employees claim they were fired because they are white.

Clarion Ledger