Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Tues., Dec. 16, 2014

At 10:30 the Court will hear an interlocutory appeal concerning the procedure by which medical providers may appeal the Department of Medicaid’s decisions with regard to reimbursement rates.  It is Mississippi Department of Medicaid v. Crossgates River Oaks. It involves 12 hospitals. In Oct. of 2010, Medicaid announced that it was retroactively adjusting downward the hospitals’ outpatient…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

At 1:30, on Monday December 8, 2014, the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Ricky Chase v. State. Chase is on death row. The Mississippi Supreme Court had ordered that the trial court conduct a hearing to determine whether Chase’s  intellectual capacity was such as to disqualify him from execution as per Atkins v. Virginia.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 4, 2014

Booneville Collision Repair v. City of Booneville – duty of tax collector –   Booneville Collision Repair unknowingly purchased land that had been sold for delinquent municipal taxes.  It  redeemed the land and sued Prentiss County, the City of Booneville, and the municipal tax collector, Sheila Bolden, for damages the failure to provide notice of the tax sales. BCR…

Oral arg. – Ct. of App. – Thurs, Dec. 4, 2014

Ar 10:30 on Thursday (December 4, 2014), the Court of Appeals will hear argument in Leta Collins v. Kenneth Collins. Leta and Kenneth  were married in 1998 and filed for divorce in 2011.  A single attorney prepared the paperwork for an irreconcilable differences divorce and both signed a waiver of the requirement to file financial…