Oral arg. – Miss.Ct. of App. – Tues., Dec. 2

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. the Court of Appeals will hear Chesney v. State Law enforcement got a warrant to seize Stanley Chesney’s computer after a woman complained that Chesney had taken a picture off of her Facebook page and created a fake Facebook page and used it to slander her.  Somehow, the…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 1 and 2, 2014

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Stallworth v. State Stallworth is a preacher in Jackson, MS. In 2001, he was indicted for five counts of sexual battery in Maryland. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor, sexual offense in the fourth degree. The conviction required that he register in Mississippi as a sex offender. In…

Decisions – Miss.Ct.App. – Nov. 25, 2014

David Pittman v. State – DUI – Pittman was arrested after a Starkville police officer encountered him in a vehicle that was half in half out of the road and appeared to have just hit some trash cans.  When the officer tried to help Pittman out of his vehicle. Pittman was very off balance, staggering,…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 20, 2014

Former Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Comp. Choice Self Ins. Fund v. Mississippi Workers Comp. Self Insurance Fund – tort claims act – In Jan. 2009, the Bd of Trustees of Miss.Comp. Choice voluntarily surrendered their Certificate of Authority as a group self insurer to the Miss.Workers Comp. Comm. A month later the MWCC…

Decisions – Miss.Ct. App. – Nov. 18, 2014 – part 2

Dep’t of Arigriculture & Commerce v. Hugh Austin – workers comp. – Hugh Austin suffered a back injury when he slipped off a ladder and fell 30 feet while employed by the Dep’t. of Agriculture.  Austin was granted workers compensation benefits by the AJ.  The Department of Agriculture appeals arguing that  the Commission erred by finding that Austin established a…

Decisions – Miss.Ct. App. – Nov. 18, 2014 – part 1

Robert Faeber v. April Faeber –  division of marital property – The Faebers were married for ten years before they sought a divorce.  The chancellor granted them a divorce on the ground of Bobby’s uncondoned adultery, distributed the marital property, awarded April lump-sum alimony, and set child support. . April appealed, and this Court reversed the judgment…