Decisions – Miss.Ct. App. – July 22, 2014

In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of Mabel Claire Hardin – In 2007 John Mike Hardin filed a petition to dissolve Rainbow Ranch, a family farm corporation owned by four siblings. RR consists of 1096 acres of cropland, pastures, ponds, timber, etc. Two of the siblings, James and Charles, have resided on…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – July 22, 2014

At 1:30 today, the Court will hear oral argument in the interlocutory appeal of Former Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Comp. Choice Self Ins. Fund v. Mississippi Workers Comp. Self Insurance Fund – In Jan. 2009, the Bd of Trustees of Miss.Comp. Choice voluntarily surrendered their Certificate of Authority as a group self insurer…

Curtis Flowers: round 8032

On appeal again is the death penalty case of Curtis Flowers v. State of Mississippi Oral argument is at 1:30 p.m. today and can be seen here at that time. Flowers has been tried over and over again for the July 1996 shooting of the owner and three workers at a Winona furniture store from…

Miss.S.Ct. grants interlocs on oral promise to pay for college

July 17, 2014, the Court granted interlocutory appeal in two related cases concerning a father’s oral promises to pay for his children’s college expenses. They are nos. 2013-2037 and 2013-2038 on the Court’s docket and involve the Huntington family. David Huntington and Cindy Huntington divorced in 1998 when their children William and Margaret were young.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – July 17, 2014- updated

Ravenstein v. Ravenstein – this case deals with whether a parent’s duty to support his or her child can continue after the child reaches the age of majority where the child is incapable of supporting himself. The Court lets the chancellor’s decision requiring the father to do so stand based on an untimely challenge by…

Prominent Meridian attorney Henry Palmer dies.

A friend sent me this. The former district attorney and circuit judge died just after 7:30 Wednesday evening, according to Lauderdale County Coroner Clayton Cobler. Cobler says Palmer collapsed in a Meridian courtroom on Wednesday and was taken to UMC in Jackson, where he died. Cobler says Palmer suffered an aortic aneurysm. He was 66…