Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 30, 2016

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Arlene Carothers v. City of Water Valley. Carothers was rear ended by a Water Valley police officer Marshal Jackson after Jackson  reached down to pick up his cell phone.  Carothers has found out the hard way that getting hit by a police car means that you…

Decisions – COA – November 29, 2016

Lawrence P. Reed v. State of Mississippi – ineffective assistance –  Reed was convicted of the murder of Marco McMillian, a candidate for the office of mayor of the City of Clarksdale.  The two were heading to a party when they drove down a rural road  to  to smoke marijuana and consume alcohol. Reed ended…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 29, 2016

At 1:30 the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear The Former Board of Trustees and Members of Mississippi Comp Choice Self Insurers Fund v. Mississippi Workers Compensation Group Self Insurer Guaranty Association. Comp Choice was a group of employers who entered into agreements to pool their workers’ compensation liabilities together for the purpose of qualifying as…

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear Mississippi Department of Revenue v. James Alcorn, III, dba Russell Racing and Repair.  Russell was assessed a 300% penalty pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. § 27-65-31 over a sales tax dispute. I can’t figure out from the briefs how exactly this came about.  The chancellor set it aside and the…

Decisions – COA- Nov. 22, 2016

Marlon Little v. State of Mississippi – sufficiency of the evidence –  Little was convicted of armed robbery and felon in possession in the  October 31, 2013, robbery of nurse practitioner  Danny Ellis outside of his Port Gibson office.  On appeal he raises sufficiency of the evidence and he prevails! The only evidence against Little was…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 17, 2016

Sean P. Edwards and Kathryn Loyacono v. Reanna S. Zyla – UCCJEA – Edwards and Zyla never married but had two children -an 11 year old daughter and an 8 year old son.  They lived in Arizona, and in 2010, an Arizona court entered an order establishing the parties’ custodial rights and visitation – joint legal and…