QPWB’s Mississippi Office Managing Partner, Amanda Alexander, recently obtained a favorable result in the form of a dismissal with prejudice on a Motion to Dismiss on the Pleadings in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The action was brought by a former employee who alleged cancer from exposure in the workplace to an herbicide in Indiana several years previously. QPWB’s client was the Plaintiff’s former employer, and the basis of the dispositive motion was the exclusive remedy provision of Indiana’s Occupational Disease and Workers’ Compensation Act. Plaintiff had sued his employer, and the alleged herbicide manufacturer for compensatory and punitive damages well over $100 million dollars. His claims against the former employer were dismissed with prejudice, the court also denied Plaintiff’s request to amend his Complaint for a second time to increase his demand for punitive damages. This victory highlights the significance of QPWB’s counsel skill in both employment and worker’s compensation.
Amanda Alexander is Managing Partner of QPWB’s Mississippi office and current nominee for the office of the President-Elect of the Mississippi Bar Association. Since 2005, Mrs. Alexander regularly represents insurance carriers, businesses and public entities in the areas of commercial litigation. She handles a wide range of matters involving first-party property claims, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, commercial general liability, insurance defense coverage matters, labor and employment law, worker’s compensation and the representation of employers, self-insured employers and their insurance carriers. Mrs. Alexander represents clients in state and federal courts, in arbitration, appeals, mediation, and in administrative hearings. Mrs. Alexander received her Juris Doctor from the Mississippi College School of Law, a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, Mississippi, and Bachelor of Arts from Tougaloo College, Mississippi. Read more HERE.

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