Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 25, 2014

Cheeks v. Autozone – premises liability/store entranceways – Cheeks was entering an Autozone in South Jackson when a car careened into the entranceway.  The sides of the store had concrete bollards erected between the sidewalk and the parking lot  but the handicap ramp provided a straight slope up into the entranceway.  When Cheeks became aware…

Decisions – Miss.Ct. of App. – Sept. 23, 2014

Newell v. State – expert testimony (Hayne overreaching) – James Newell had been married to his wife Diane for two weeks when he began to suspect that she was cheating on him which was made easier by the fact that he lived in Alabama (but worked in Columbus, Mississippi) while she lived in Columbus.   One day  Newell…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 18, 2014

Jones v. Imperial Palace – premises liability/misaligned parking bumper –  Jones tripped over a concrete parking bumper in the parking garage of the Imperial Palace and sued.  The trial court granted summary judgment, the Court of Appeals reversed, and on cert., the Miss. S.Ct reverses the Court of Appeals and reinstates the trial court’s grant of…