Langston files legal action

Booneville attorney Joey Langston is asking a bankruptcy judge in New York state to rule on whether he and a group of lawyers must return the $14 million in fees they were awarded for winning $104 million in cash and $15 million in property for the state.

It has recently been revealed that state Auditor Phil Bryant has demanded that the attorneys provide the $14 million to the state. Bryant maintains that under Mississippi law it is up to the Legislature to decide whether to appropriate the funds to the group of attorneys.

NE Miss Daily Journal