Mikal Watts verdict returned.

I will update as soon as I know what it is but would appear to be an acquittal except maybe for the former pastor who pleaded guilty to similar claims involving fen phen. Twitter says Watts was acquitted on all charges. Wynter Lee and David Watts also acquitted. Also acquitted were Eloy Guerra and Thi…

Decisions – COA – August 16, 2016

Jimmy D. Kendall, Jr., Alexis K. Kendall, Tina Mullen King, Anita Mullen Greenwood and Virginia Taylor Mullen v. Kersh May and Wanda Gayle Mullen May – prescriptive easement – After Coleman Road was abandoned and became a private road, the Mays filed a petition to establish a prescriptive easement.   The defendants formerly allowed the Mays…

Mikal Watts trial happening

The Mikal Watts trial commenced in July.  He’s the Texas plaintiff’s lawyer indicted along with six  others (including Watts’ brother) for fraud in connection with the BP oil spill class action.  In essence, he’s charged with lying about the claimants he had signed up as a way to get on the plaintiff’s steering committee.  Some…

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…