Decisions – COA – June 13, 2017

Edward Parker Eldridge  v. State of Mississippi –  right to trespass instruction in burglary trial –  Eldridge was convicted of burglarizing a beach cottage in Biloxi and sentenced to 20 years with 12 suspended. Charles Flowers came home and found his house broken into.  A few days later it appeared to have been entered again…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – June 13, 2017

At 1:30 the Court will hear the case of the Mississippi Judicial Performance Commission v. Judge Gay Polk-Payton Another justice court judge case.  Polk-Payton sits in Forrest County. According to the MJP brief,  The crux of the behavior on which the Formal Complaint was filed is promotion of personal business ventures and behavior which is…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – June 12, 2017

At 1:30 the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case of Ernest Lane, III, as Executor of the Estate of James Oldrum Smith and Limestone Products v. Ronald Lampkin This is a corporate dissolution that has been kicking around the courts for a while – Smith died in 2006. Ronnie Lampkin and J.O. Smith  were…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – June 8, 2017

  Marc B. Daniels, Sandra Daniels, Crocker & Associates, Inc. f/k/a D & D Environmental, Inc. and Maxx Investments, LLC v. J. Dennis Crocker, Gail Crocker, Crocker, LTD., A South Carolina Corporation and Generational Equity, LLC   – fraud in sale of assets  – In 2011, the Danielses entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with the Crockers to…

Decisions – COA – June 6, 2017

Jody Slade Bush  v. State of Mississippi–   judge’s comments/sleeping juror – Bush was convicted of felony leaving the scene of an accident after he flipped his car and left the scene leaving his passenger there.  The passenger Matthew Smith suffered a traumatic brain injury.  Bush was sentenced to twelve years with two years suspended.…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – June 6, 2017

At 1:30 the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case of Groundworx LLC v. Thomas Blanton and the City of Hattiesburg.  Hattiesburg’s  wastewater treatment system has been in violation of the federal laws and pollution standards incorporated in its federal operations permit since 2010. In 2014, in an effort to fix the situation,  Groundworx, LLC  and the…