Decisions – Miss.Ct. of App. – Sept. 30, 2014

Maslon v. Brown –  trespass/property damage – Brown and Maslon have adjoining property.  When Maslon’s cattle trespassed, Brown sued for damages.  The justice court ruled in favor of Brown, awarding him  $3,500 in damages. Maslon appealed to the circuit court of Marshall County, where after a trial de novo,  the court awarded damages of $2,150 to Brown…

New DUI laws in effect Oct. 1, 2014

The changes are summarized in  this article. According to a summary of the law, when a person is convicted of their first offense DUI, the court will order them to complete an alcohol safety education program within a year and the Department of Public Safety must suspend their license if they have not already done…

Former Warren Co. Circuit Clerk to serve 5 years

WLBT is reporting that Shelly Palmertree pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement.  “She was sentenced to 10 years for each count for a total of 30 years with 5 years for each count suspended.”  The sentences are to run concurrently. The Vicksburg Daily News had reported earlier that the State Auditor made a demand…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 29, 2014

Chism v. Bright -this termination of parental rights case is on cert. Abby and Jim were married in 2003 and had one child, Johnny, born in 2004,  They divorced in 2008 and shared joint legal custody of Johnny.. Soon after, Abby filed to modify custody and the chancellor  modified visitation to require Jim’s mother to supervise…

The City of Jackson is gunning down dogs

Not law-related so much but I’m a huge animal lover and I just found out that the City of Jackson is shooting dogs.  Including people’s pets that have just been let out to do their business.  To say that I am outraged is the understatement of the century. Here’s the news story.  The owner of…

Miss. S. Ct. amends MRCP 3(c) and adds 42(c)

On September 25, 2014, the Miss.S.Ct. amended Rules 3 and 42 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. Rule 3(c) now reads: (c) A party may proceed in forma pauperis in accordance with sections 11-53-17 and 11-53-19 of the Mississippi Code Annotated.  The court may, however, on the motion of any party, on the motion…