New judge sought in Burress v. Langston lawsuit

A Prentiss County lawsuit over multi-million-dollar attorneys fees needs a new judge.

Last Friday, all four 1st Circuit District judges wrote to the Mississippi Supreme Court for an “out of district” judge to preside over attorney R.H. “Bo” Burress III’s lawsuit against former attorney Joey Langston and his law firm.

The judges based their withdrawal – called recusal – on their assertion that “a party in this matter” regularly practices law before them.

Their decision isn’t unusual, although it’s less usual that all the district’s judges withdraw.