Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 16, 2017

David Jackson v. State of Mississippi –  motion for records – David Jackson was convicted of possession of cocaine and intent to distribute.  On appeal, his conviction was affirmed.  He then filed a motion in the Madison County Circuit Court asking for records and transcripts in the trial court.   The trial court denied the motion…

Decisions – COA – March 14, 2017

Sandra Morgan  v. State of Mississippi – competence to stand trial – Morgan was convicted of conspiring with Devonta Anderson to kill her husband Billy. Authorities learned of the scheme before it could be carried out and at some point Morgan came t o law enforcement to give a statement.  After signing a waiver, she gave…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 9, 201

Richard Rylee and Beth Rylee v. Progressive Gulf Insurance Company and USAA Casualty Insurance Company – “each person” policy limit – Richard was on a motorcycle when he collided with a vehicle driven by Jessica Brashier.  Brashier had a policy with State Farm, which provided a liability limit of $25,000 per person.  Richard had a  policy…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – March 8, 2017

At 10:30 the Court will hear the case of Graceland Care Center of New Albany, et al   v. Teresa Hamlet on behalf of Jimmy Kinard, Deceased Hamlet filed a medical malpractice suit against various defendants after the death of her loved one in a skilled nursing facility. Kinard died Sept. 23, 2012.  A notice of…

Decisions – COA – March 7, 2017

Jabroski Lloyd  v. State of Mississippi –  sufficiency of the evidence – Lloyd  was indicted for kidnapping three people and aggravated assault of two others after Loyd accosted them while leaving a club, put a gun to the head of one of t hem, and ordered him to drive.  While he was being driven,  Lloyd…

Decisions – Miss.S.Cty. – March 2, 2017

Laterrence Lenoir  v. State of Mississippi – weight/sufficiency of the evidence – Lenoir was charged with the armed robbery of a Dollar Store in Wesson in 2012.  He wasn’t indicted until three years later when one of the three employees in the store that night identified Lenoir as one of the robbers.  That employee was also…

Decisions – COA – Feb. 28, 2017

Stephen J. Bullock v. Alaina L. Bullock –  division of property – Stephen and Alaina were married for 8 years when they separated.   They agreed that the chancellor was  to decide  the  classification and division of certain real property, the classification and division of  funds invested in two businesses,  whether to grant Alaina spousal…