Oral arg. – COA – 6/20/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Theopolis Harper on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of Laura Tine Harper v. Hudspeth Regional Center and the Mississippi Department of Health.  Laura Tine Harper was a patient at the Hudspeth Regional Center from 1980 until her death in 2008.  She suffered from psychotic disorder,…

Decisions – COA – 6/19/2018

Hand down list Ramona Baker v. Nakia Baker –  division of marital assets –  Ramona and Nakia agreed to an irreconcilable differences divorce in 2016.  The chancellor awarded Ramona marital assets worth  $110,600 and Nakia assets worth $10,660.  Ramona appeals the divosion of marital assets and the denial of her request for periodic alimony. The COA…

Decisions – MSSC – 6/14/2018

Hand down list Roger Lee Jackson  v. State of Mississippi –  limitations on cross-examination –  Jackson and  Emmanuel Jones were driving around Jackson looking to buy some drugs (apparently drugs are harder to find now that they aren’t served at the State Street Krystal).   They encountered Jerry Lewis and two others driving around in Lewis’…

Oral arg. – COA – 6/13/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of In the Matter of the Estate of John M. Kaye, Deceased, John Morgan Kaye v. Patricia Kaye which is a challenge to an inter vivos  gift. John M. Kaye had three children and was married to his third wife when he died in his 90s.  One child…

Decisions – COA – 6/12/2018

Hand down list Ali M. Almasri v. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and Dr. Ashli Brown, State Chemist –  timeliness of notice of appeal – Ali Almasri’s gas station was enjoined from selling ethanol blended gasoline after a state petroleum inspector performed a routine test on Almasri’s ethanol-blended tank and it…

Decisions -MSSC – 6/7/2018

Hand down list Derrick Ramone Hall –  sufficiency of the evidence/murder –  Hall was convicted of the May 6, 2015 murder of  Kathryn Peacock whose body  was found in her home with more than 30 stab wounds.  Police found blood splattered clothing at the scene along with other evidence.  That same day, Hall’s mother approached…

Decisions – COA – 6/5/2018

Hand down list Chester L. Gossett IV v. Tiffany Smith Gossett –  adultery –  Chester Gossett filed a complaint for divorce from his wife, Tiffany Gossett, on the grounds of adultery and cruel and inhuman treatment.  Tiffany answered and filed a counterclaim for divorce on the same grounds. The chancellor dismissed both Chester’s complaint and Tiffany’s counterclaim finding…