Oral arg. – MSSC – 5/14/2018

At 1:30 the Court will hear the interlocutory appeal of State of Mississippi v. Walgreen Co, State of Mississippi v. Fred’s, and State of Mississippi v. CVS The State of Mississippi filed lawsuits in the  Chancery Court of Desoto County against various pharmacies claiming that the pharmacies’ had requested Medicaid reimbursement using  “usual and customary”  prices…

Decisions – MSSC – 5/10/2018

Hand down list  Willard Randall Marquis  v. State of Mississippi –  sexual battery – Marquis was convicted for the sexual battery of five-year-old J.D. Marquis was married to J.D.’s grandmother. J.D. confided the abuse to her mother one night while her mother was bathing her. J.D.’s mother used her cellphone to videotape some of what…

Decisions – COA – 5/8/2018 – part 2

Leslie Danielle Dewitt  v. State of Mississippi –  unqualified juror/recording of conversation between defendant and third party  –  Leslie  Dewitt was a girls’ basketball coach at Hancock High School. She was  convicted of two counts of touching a tenth grade female basketball player, Bethany Foster, for lustful purposes.  When Bethany struggled from depression during college, she confided…

Decisions – COA – 5/8/18 – part 1

Hand down list Jerome Henderson and Willie Henderson v. Roosevelt Blount – lease – In 2013,  Blount entered into a contract whereby he leased (with eventual purchase) for $3000 a month  a building and  5 acres of land in Marshall County from the Hendersons. The contract required the Hendersons to make certain repairs to the building…

Decision – MSSC – 5/4/18

Hand down list Walter Dewayne Sanford  v. State of Mississippi – Lindsey brief –  On November 30, 2014, Sanford was driving on I-59 in Pearl River County  when he made a u-turn in the median and began driving erratically in the northbound lane and rear ended another car.  The passenger in Sanford’s car, Teresa Speirs, …

Decisions – COA – 5/1/2018

Hand Down list Angela Wright v. Minact Logistical Services, LLC and Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Company –  workers comp. – Angela Wright was employed by Minact Logistical Services at the Nissan Plant  in Canton.  In July  2012, Wright  was instructed to ride on a crate in the back of a Fed-Ex truck by two supervisors at the…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/26/2018

Hand down list  Doretha Thompson v. Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, Inc. and James E. Fortune, M.D. –  medical malpractice/sponge left in patient – Doretha Thompson had her gallbladder removed in 2004.  In 2011 she went to the ER complaning of stomach pain and a sponge was discovered in her abdomen.  She sued the hospital and the surgeon. …