Oral arg. – COA – August 25, 2015

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Steven Jacob Mahaffey v. William Carey College In September 2009, William Carey University obtained provisional accreditation for a school of osteopathic medicine. Steven Jacob Mahaffey was in its first class of students.  They started in  August 2010. In February 2012, he was put on probation for…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – August 24, 2015

At 1:30 the Court will hear an interlocutory appeal in Kay Thornhill CFNB v. Christopher Ingram of behalf of the Estate of Jennifer Lynn Ingram.  Jennifer Ingram was 22 when she died in 2001 at Forrest General Hospital.  She had been treated the day before her death by Nurse Practitioner Kay Thornhill.  Her estate filed…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – August 20, 2015

In Re: Validation of Lauderdale County General Obligation Bonds –  “The Lauderdale County Chancery Court validated bonds to be issued by the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors. Several objectors appeal, arguing a sufficient number of qualified electors objected such that an election on the bond issue was required. The Board cross-appeals, arguing that the chancellor…

Oral arg. – COA – August 19, 2015

at 10:30 the Court will hear Shane Anderson v. James Ladner Shane Anderson filed an alienation of affection lawsuit against James Ladner.  The question here is when does three-year statute of limitations  begin to run.  The trial court found that a claim for alienation of affection accrues “when the spouse ‘abandons the marital relationship’” and here…

Decisions – COA – August 18, 2015

Trevor Hoskins v. State –  amendment of indictment/404(b) evidence  –  Hoskins has a bad habit of beating the shit out of his girlfriends.  In this case Hoskins got twenty years for domestic assault (he broke her  leg, arm and nose) to serve consecutive to another  case where he beat the shit out of another female companion.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 13, 2015

N.C. Leasing Center, LLC dba The Nichols Center v. Nilene Junker – arbitration agreement – Nilene Junker was admitted to the Nichols Center nursing facility for rehabilitation after surgery. Her daughter had power of attorney and signed an admission agreement containing an arbitration clause  on Junker’s behalf.  While she was being put in a room, Junker…