Update: I opened the link to watch the argument and got nothing. Went back and checked the docket and court had sent out a letter dated August 5, 2014, that it would be deciding the case on the merits without the need for oral argument Sorry, folks, next time I’ll check the docket before relying on the oral argument webcast schedule.
The interlocutory appeal of Dr. Charles Brent v. Vennit B. Mathis, II
is an alienation of affection suit. Venn and Nicole were married for five years (2005 to 2010) and had two children. At some point, Nicole had a “brief romantic relationship” with Dr. Brent. Venn has sued Dr. Brent for alienation of affections and intentional infliction emotional distress on behalf of himself and the two minor children. Dr. Brent moved for summary judgment on the children’s claims contending that they had no standing to sue for alienation of affection and no evidence on the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim. The Circuit Court of Jones County denied the motion. Dr. Brent filed an interlocutory appeal which the Court granted.
Dr. Brent’s brief
Dr. Brent’s reply brief