Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 28, 2014

Bronwyn Benoist Parker v. William Benoist Parker –  will contest, in terrorem clause –  this is a dispute between two siblings over their father’s estate.  In 1998, B.D. Benoist executed a will.  In 2010 he executed another will.  The latter favored William over Bronwyn.   It also contained an in terrorem clause whereby a beneficiary…

You can’t make this stuff up

Driver in accident returns with more “victims” According to WLBT, after a minor fender bender between a Jackson Public School bus and a vehicle in Jackson Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the vehicle left the scene several times only to return with more “victims”.   Story and video here.  Reminiscent of the 2011 trolley-jumping event in Memphis…

Decisions – Miss.Ct.App. – August 26, 2014

Jordan v. State  –  After a controlled buy of drugs at a Pass Christian Home, deputies executed a search warrant and found sixty grams of powder cocaine hidden in a coffee maker, 2.9 grams of base in a Christmas decoration, $4000 in Christopher Jordan’s wallet and another $9000 in the master bedroom.  Jordan admitted to…

Oral argument – Miss.S.Ct. – August 25, 2014

At 1:30 p.m., the Miss. S.Ct. will hear argument in an insurance coverage case,  Minn. Life ins. v. Columbia Casualty –  In 1998 and 1999, several lawsuits were filed against  Minn. Life and some former agents of Minn. Life and  Gulley, a general agent for Minn. Life, alleging that Gulley misappropriated money from investors.  …

Decisions – Miss.Sup.Ct. – August 21, 2014

Newberry v. State – Newberry was convicted of possession of marijuana and cocaine and DUI first and sentenced as an habitual.  The Miss.S.Ct reverses and remands because Newberry was represented at trial by a Tennessee attorney Gerald Green.  Green filed a pro hac application sponsored by Mississippi attorney Daniel O Lofton that claimed that Lofton…

Decisions – Ct. of App. – Aug. 19, 2014 – part 2

Marisco v. Allstate –  home insurance claim –  The Mariscos came home after a vacation and found they’d been burglarized and their house vandalized. The vandals broke the plumbing causing the entire house to flood.  They filed a claim with Allstate.  Since the house was uninhabitable, some of the family stayed in a trailer while…

Decisions – Miss.Ct.App. – Aug. 19, 2014 – part one

Steven Galle v. Isle of Capri Casinos – Galle filed suit against the Isle of Capri for wrongful termination.  The trial court granted summary judgment for the casino and the Miss. Ct. of Appeals reverses “as it is uncontested that Galle wasterminated after reporting to the Mississippi Gaming Commission that the Casino had him managing the poker…