Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Feb. 2, 2017

  Sanderson Farms, Inc. and George Varnado v. D. D. McCullough – SOL –  D.D. McCullough was injured when he was struck by a vehicle driven by  George Varnado,  an employee of Sanderson Farms.  Varnado had been on McCullough’s property to conduct an inspection of McCullough’s chicken houses.   Varnado was inside his truck writing a report…

Oral arg. – COA – Feb. 2, 2017

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Miss. Dep’t of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks v. Candace Webb, Tomas Harper and Kathleen Webb. This is a Tort Claims Act case.  On August 22, 2009, MDWFP officers observed  a boater speeding on the Tchoutacabouffa River. They navigated their patrol boats into the river to investigate…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Feb. 1, 2017

At 10:30 the Court will hear the death penalty appeal of Timothy Nelson Evans v. State.  In 2009, Wenda Holling allowed Timothy Evans, a man she had once dated, to live with her.  When she got tired of paying for his alcohol (he was an alcoholic), they argued and on Jan. 2, 2010, he strangled…

Decisions – COA – Jan. 31, 2017

Claudia Joan Hill Renfro v. John Malcolm Renfro – division of marital property – The Renfros were divorced in  2012.  In Renfro v. Renfro, 125 So. 3d 92 (Miss. Ct. App. 2013), the COA  found that the chancellor court erroneously classified as marital property land Claudia had inherited about three years prior to the separation.…

Oral arg. – COA -Jan. 31, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Gertrude Brooks v. The Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Summary judgment was granted to the Landmark Nursing Home after Brooks failed to timely respond to requests for admission. Brooks appeals arguing that “[o]ne reason the trial court should have denied summary judgment is because the deemed…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 30, 2017

at 10:30 the Court will hear the Tunica County Board of Supervisors v HWCC Tunica, LLC The  Tunica County Board of Supervisors decided to  to increase their ad valorem tax levy for their Fiscal Year 2015 budget.  Hollywood Casino was the only taxpayer to object.  The vote to increase the tax took place on September…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 26, 2017

Howard Lindsey v. State of Mississippi –  sexual battery – Lindsey was indicted for one count of gratification of lust and one count of sexual battery against his granddaughter M.L and  one count of gratification of lust and one count of sexual battery against M.L.’s cousin T.P.  On appeal, Lindsey  argues that there was no physical…