Decisions – COA – Sept. 20, 2016

Victor Sims  v. State of Mississippi – armed robbery – Sims and his nephew were indicted for armed robbery of four separate persons at a card party one night in Jones County.  Both were convicted.  Sims argues that his attorneys were ineffective by failing to object to hearsay testimony from two officers regarding what the…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 20, 2016

At 10:00 a.m., the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Marshall Fisher v. Michael Drankus regarding parole eligibility. In 1987 Michael Drankus  was convicted of  capital murder, robbery, and residential burglary and sentenced to life imprisonment for  capital murder,  five years for the robbery and five years for the  residential burglary.  He was released on…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. -Sept. 15, 2016

North American Midway Entertainment, LLC, Mid-America Shows Transportation, Inc. and North American Midway Entertainment-Amusement South, Inc. v. Tommy W. Murray and Kelli E. Murray – statute of limitations –  In  May of 2009, there was an accident on an interstate exit ramp in Louisiana.  The Murrays filed suit against Germany in Mississippi in May 2012.  The…

Oral arg. – COA – Sept. 15, 2016

  At 10:00 the COA will hear Kent Holifield and Laurie Holifield v. City Salvage, Inc.  In 2009, the Holifields purchased a house built in  2008 by Defendant Ronny Hill Construction, Inc. located in Laurel.  They claim that in 2011, they discovered the existence of Chinese-manufactured drywall in the walls of their home and that…

Decisions – COA- Sept. 13, 2016

Roger Dale Craig  v. State of Mississippi – aggravated assault –  Craig was convicted of manslaughter in the death of  David Smith.  He was also convicted of attempted aggravated assault, carrying a concealed weapon.  Craid and Smith had a history of conflict.  Craig shot Smith inside a convenience store in Quitman County and killed him.  The…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 13, 2016

At 10:00 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of The State of Miss. by and through Delbert Hosemann as Secretary of State and Trustee of the Public Tidelands Trust v. Kenneth Murphy, Ray Murphy and Audie Murphy Among other things, Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Old Seawall built in 1917 in Bay St Louis.  The United…