Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – August 11, 2016

Linde Health Care Staffing, Inc. v. Claiborne County Hospital – arbitration/full faith and credit –   Linde Health Care entered into a contract with Patient’s Choice Medical Center of Claiborne County, LLC,  to staff the Claiborne County Hospital.  When Patient’s Choice breached the contract by failing to pay, Linde Health Care invoked the arbitration procedures in…

Oral arg. – COA – August 11, 2016

At 1:30, the COA will hear the case of William Fortner v. Specialty Contracting, LLC Specialty is in the business of  transporting and delivering prefabricated metal buildings. John Stark was employed by Specialty as a truck driver.  Fortner claims that in June, 2013, Stark decided he needed some help and hired  Fortner as a day-laborer…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – August 10, 2016

At 2:30, the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case of Charles Ray Crawford v. State. Two death-sentenced inmates filed a lawsuit in Hinds County  against the state alleging that  “MDOC’s plan to execute Mr. Crawford ‘with compounded drugs that may be counterfeit, expired, contaminated, and/or sub-potent,” which presents an unnecessary risk of causing excessive and…

Decisions – COA – August 9, 2016

Darrell Letease Ford v. State of Mississippi – gratification of lust –  Ford was convicted of gratification of lust of his 11-year-old stepgrandaughter and sentenced to fifteen years.  His attorney filed a Lindsey brief. Ford filed a brief claiming that both trial and appellate counsel were ineffective.  The COA affirms.  James Michael Lee Jenkins v. State of Mississippi  –  burglary…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. -Aug.4, 2016

William Christopher Tucker v. Gay St. Mary Williams and Larry Williams – default judgment – Gay St. Mary Williams and her husband Larry Williams sued William  Tucker and two insurance companies for injuries arising from a car accident in Jackson.  The insurance companies answered but when Tucker did not, the Williams got an entry of default and…

Oral arg. – COA – Aug. 4, 2016

At 1:30 the Court of Appeals will hear the case of Napoleon L. Cassibry, III as Trustee of the N.L. Cassibry, Jr. Family Trust, Trustee of the Cassibry Children Irrevocable Trust, Trustee of the June C. Cassibry Irrevocable Trust, Power of Attorney for June C. Cassibry, and Managing Partner of the Cassibry Brothers Partnership; Napoleon Cassibry,…

Oral arg. – COA – August 3, 2016

At 10:00 the COA will hear Denham Law Firm v. Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Kimberly Ann Simmons which is a dispute among attorneys for attorneys fees in a med mal wrongful death case.  54 year old Kimberly Simmons died from complications of lung cancer in April of 2011. Her family sued her doctor and his…