Cuevas drops challenge to Demo primary

Cuevas drops challenge to Demo primary

There are 29 comments on the The South Mississippi Sun Herald story from Jul 30, 2008, titled Cuevas drops challenge to Demo primary. In it, The South Mississippi Sun Herald reports that:

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- A former state senator has dropped his appeal of a lawsuit in which he sought a new election in a coastal state Senate seat.

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What Happened

Ocean Springs, MS

#1 Aug 6, 2008
The other article about Cuevas and Baria was pulled after someone posted info about Baria's past in Jackson. It was from newspaper articles in Jackson. So you know its true if it was in print.
I will tell you

Gulfport, MS

#2 Aug 6, 2008
Swell Guy

Ocean Springs, MS

#3 Aug 7, 2008


#4 Aug 7, 2008
eww, lawyers.
get this

Ocean Springs, MS

#5 Aug 7, 2008
theres more

Ocean Springs, MS

#6 Aug 7, 2008


I do not wish to engage in a debate with Mr. David Baria, president-elect of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, regarding median jury awards according to one publication or average awards as reported by another ("Blaming trial lawyers 'easier than accepting the truth,'" MBJ Letters, April 22-28, 2002).

As a wise man once said, "There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics."

I must take issue, however, with one statement that he made in his letter. He said, "not a single insurer has stepped forward to state that tort 'r

Biloxi, MS

#7 Aug 8, 2008
What Happened wrote:
The other article about Cuevas and Baria was pulled after someone posted info about Baria's past in Jackson. It was from newspaper articles in Jackson. So you know its true if it was in print.
it was started by one of his employees could that be why???? possible?
I beg your pardon

Ocean Springs, MS

#8 Aug 8, 2008
I beg your pardon...

It was started by me and I'm not an employee, relative or anything else of David Baria's.

And what do you mean by started. I simply posted links to newspaper articles in which he was quoted. They portrayed him in a bad light, but then again how do you make being a trial lawyer look good.
The Usual Suspect

La Jolla, CA

#9 Aug 8, 2008
When he wins a cse for think he's pretty good then.
I beg your pardon

Ocean Springs, MS

#10 Aug 10, 2008
This isn't about a lawsuit... its about his boycotting a group of businesses because they used their freedom of speech to support tort reform.

David didn't just stop going to the restuarants, he organized all of his trial lawyers and thought he would have enough clout to hurt their business. If you read the articles, the restaurants did even more business from doctors, and the owner said that DOCTORS TIP BETTER THAN TRIAL LAWYERS.
Well well

Ocean Springs, MS

#11 Aug 17, 2008
Why can't people be upfront when they run for office. Baria obviously has this huge chip on his shoulders concerning Gov. Barbour. Does he not realize we love Barbour?

The Guv saved our ass. We would not have been anywhere near where we are without him.

Gulfport, MS

#12 Aug 18, 2008
Well well, you should speak for yourself. Barbour loves his republicans, but remember, he loves the ones that can benefit him, not the people struggling on the coast. When is the last time you made a big ole fat contribution to him? Never? Did not think so. You think he would actually give anyone without deep pockets a second glance? If you were in the insurance, tabacco or other big industry, you would fare well.

And who taught him to pronounce Hurricane? Since when is it hurrinken?
Well well

Ocean Springs, MS

#13 Aug 18, 2008
I've me the Guv several times and your right, I've never given him a fat check. What I did give him though was a sincere thank you for what he has done for us.

If you don't give him credit for our survival and revival then you aren't being reasonable.

Hancock county voted overwhelmingly for Barbour against John Arthur Eaves, who is ironically an influential trial lawyer.

We sent to Jackson someone who's profession is despised by the majority of people. I like Baria, I just don't like his politics or chosen profession.


#14 Aug 19, 2008
i will NEVER vote for for a lawyer, ever.
Hes doin such a good job

Ocean Springs, MS

#15 Aug 19, 2008

Gallo Notes: August 4th, 2008

Beam me up Scotty. Where is former Senator Cuevas when you need him? The man who slipped by Cuevas was trial lawyer David Baria, and Monday he may have cost the state’s taxpayers a lot of money for absolutely no other reason than pure politics.

Here are ten very, very basic points from the G.R.I.T. reports:

1-The Gov. added this to the Call to rectify a certification needed by the Health Lab.

2-The legislation would re-title the Lab and meet National Certification guidelines.

3-This was nothing more than “pushing paper” without any additional dollars.

4-As bizarre as he may seem, I'm told that the full House and Senate INCLUDING SENATOR DAVID BARIA VOTED FOR THE LEGISLATION..THEN---

5-Baria held the Bill he'd just voted FOR on a Motion to Reconsider. When you ask numerous folks, the only reason given is that Baria wanted to keep the Senate at the Capitol in hopes his allies in the House would have time to (believe it or not) push through the tobacco tax yet again.

6-Baria was informed that Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant intended to Sine Die, but decided to stand by his motion. The House left. The Senate left. The legislation died. Politics played. Voters screwed!

7-The Gov. has stated he doesn’t plan to call another Special Session just to solve the Health Lab. If he does, that’s tens of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars that Baria must answer for.

8- If the state has to hire lawyers to fight for Certification, taxpayers will again have to cough up the money, but at least Senator Baria will be generating revenue for lawyers.

9-Maybe Scotty needs to start printing those bumper stickers and yard signs now.

10-A very displeased Speaker (A Democrat) may have been counseled by several members of the Black Caucus to give it up. With the Senate Sine Die, the House members could have been looking at getting another paycut.
whatta ya know

Ocean Springs, MS

#17 Aug 23, 2008
He campaigned on helping the coast. Since when is holding up the crime lab helping the Coast.

I think lawmakers should try and help their district. What has he done except piss off everybody in Jackson?

At this point the Republicans hate him and the House Democrats think he is a rat b*st*rd.
What tha

Ocean Springs, MS

#18 Aug 27, 2008
David Baria, former president of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers association learned that jurors had doubts about his case and the injuries of his client, who looked too fit to the JuryTest jurors:
"The juror reactions told me I really needed to present my client differently and show his impairments in court, rather than just have experts talk about them from the stand," said Baria, who said the information helped him obtain a verdict in excess of a million dollars.(David Baria)
Present him differently??? so you need to limp a little more, act like your drooling, maybe act like you have a twitch. Oh yeah, fall out of you chair every now and then.
Great lawyer
Not very nice

Ocean Springs, MS

#19 Aug 27, 2008

Senator Hyde-Smith cast a wonderful vote for the future of Mississippi. Unfortunately the trial lawyers profess to be for the people with a slogan, "People before Profits". If they really believed that, they would lower their 40% fees. It's amazing that the trial lawyers actually testified that they would not sue a doctor without insurance because they could not recover any damages. Sounds like "Profit before People" should be the tune of the greedy trial lawyers determined to ruin everything good in our society to fill their overflowing pockets with even more. Shame on David Baria and his kind
Get over it already

Gulfport, MS

#20 Aug 28, 2008
Look Scottie's devoted a$$clown, get over it. Baria won. Cuevas lost. Its done. All your bs talk is getting you no where. You post repeatedly about David this and David that...If you knew him or had any idea what you were babbling about, you might sound remotely intelligent. But sadly, you are showing the "bad sport" side of a loser. All Scottie's wife's crying to the paper in her letters to the editor did NO good. New blood was needed. Scottie did very little for the people. He was a democrat who voted republican. He was Barbour's stooge. The problem with the senate is that they do not like that David stands up to the joke of a governor. You are probably the only person in the Bay who has issues with are the only one posting..get a life and move on. Or is your name Favre?
Get over it already

Gulfport, MS

#21 Aug 28, 2008

The real David...not the A$$clowns version..gotta love those Cuevas/Favres around town.

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