Judge Weill files response in HCPD fracas

And here it is. Apparently he is basing his authority on the right to remove counsel for being ineffective. “While the trial court does not believe that APD Kelly’s improper conduct has risen to the level of reversible error at this point, the undersigned believes that the procedural finding restricting indigent appointments to competent counsel,…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – April 9, 2015

Janet Olier v. Donna Bailey – premises liability – the court grants rehearing but appears to come to the same result as before.  Janet Olier was attacked and chased by a domestic goose in Donna Bailey’s yard.  As she fled she fell and broke her arm.  She sued and the trial court held that Bailey…

Decisions – COA – April 7, 2015

Robert Anthony Moore v. State – search of cell phone – Moore was convicted of the sexual battery of his fifteen year old cousin Sarah and taking sexually explicit photos of her (exploitation of a child).  When the photos started circulating among fellow students several days later, Sarah told school officials what had happened to her.…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Crt. – April 7, 2015

The Court will hear an interlocutory appeal in Jourdan River Estates, LLC v. Scott Favre at 10:00 on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Jourdan River Estates was planning a 472 unit development on 269 acres  north of I-10 in Hancock County.  It filed several lawsuits against persons it blames for its failure to develop the property.  One…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – April 6, 2015

At 10:30 on Monday, April 6, 2015, the Miss.S.Ct. will hear Illinois Central R.R. v. Luther McLain. Luther McLain worked doing welding for Illinois Central.  In 2004 he filed suit under FELA alleging he had suffered back injuries as a result of his work,  A Hinds County jury awarded him $150,000 and the railroad has…