Oral arg. – COA – 2/7/18

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of United Airlines v. Martin McCubbins.  Two Jackson businessmen Martin H. McCubbins and  Tommy Tann flew to Panama to play golf.  Once McCubbins arrived in Panama, it was discovered that his passport, which would expire in less than 6 months, did not meet Panama requirements. He was…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 2/6/18

At 10:30 the Miss. Supreme Court will hear the Tort Claims Act case of Estate of Patrauna Hudson v. Yazoo City, Mississippi.  After a heavy rain in April of 2016, nine year old Patrauna Hudson drowned in a drainage ditch behind her back yard when it  overflowed.  Her estate through her mother Fanny Hudson sued…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 2/5/18

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear the case involving the Ridgeland rezoning of land south of the Renaissance Shopping Center to allow for a Costco also known as Gerald Beard, et al. v. City of Ridgeland. Costco’s opponents argue that Ridgeland illegally amended the zoning ordinances to add “Large Master Planned Commercial Development”  as a…

Decisions – MSSC – 1/1/18

John Norman Cole  v. State of Mississippi –  Terry stop – In August of 2015, MBN received information that several people were outside of a Lincoln County house selling drugs (the same call from Jackson would be met with “what do you want me to do about it?”- I’ve tried).  Agents went to the scene…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 1/31/18

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Crossgates River Oaks Hospital, et al v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid et al.  This involves Medicaid’s decision in 2010 to retroactively adjust the Appellant Hospitals’ Medicaid outpatient rates for fiscal year 2001.  The Hospitals challenged the adjustment and lost and appealed to the Hinds Chancery Court which…

Decisions – COA – 1/30/18

C.D. Pulliam v. Alfa Insurance Company and Angela Nance – insurance beneficiary – In 2008 Annie Patterson was appointed the guardian of her 14 year old nephew Christopher Nance, who was then fourteen years old. She took out an insurance policy on the life of Christopher.  Annie was the owner and primary beneficiary of the policy, and…

Oral arg. – COA – 1/30/18

At 10:00 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Earnest T. Jones v. Miss. Institutions of Higher Learning In 2007 Jones accepted the position of head football coach at Alcorn with a four year contract at $140,000 per year.  He immediately encountered problems.  When all but two of his assistant coaches were fired over his…