Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – July 30, 2015

Illinois Central R.R. v. Luther McLain – sanctions – Luther McLain worked doing welding for Illinois Central.  In 2004 he filed suit under FELA alleging he had suffered back injuries as a result of his work,  A Hinds County jury awarded him $150,000 and the railroad has appealed. McLain was sanctioned for $10,500 for perjury. McLain’s complaint…

Oral arg. – COA – July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 At 10:00 the Court will hear Rose Marie Monroe and Betty Joe Wright v. Alexander Blevins, MD.  On January 15, 2008, 87-year-old William Ray fell at home. At the ER, the doctor failed to diagnose a broken hip.   Another doctor had an x-ray done on January 28 and diagnosed a…

Decisions – COA – July 28, 2015

Debra Thames v. Christopher Thames, Sr. –  joint custody between parents living in different states –   Christopher and Debra  were married in May of  2008, and had a daughter, Sofia, born in January 2012.  In  January  2013, they separated and Debra moved to San Antonio, Texas. Christopher remained in Brandon, Mississippi.  In the final order, the…

Decision – Miss.S.Ct. – July 24, 2015

I missed this one thinking the Court was still in recess.  But last Friday the Court decided an election primary challenge to a candidate’s residency in Steve Hale v. Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee v. Bill Stone.  This is an election contest wherein Steve Hale filed a challenge with the Mississippi State Democratic Executive Party claiming…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – July 27, 2015

At 1:30, Monday, July 27, 2015, the Court will hear the case of Reggie Eliott v. City of Holly Springs Joe and Alma Elliott’s house in Holly Springs exploded on April 3, 2008, after natural gas leaked and filled up the house.  One person died and three were injured. The Elliotts filed suit  against Tri-State, El…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – July 23, 2015

Toccara Williams v. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Nikkita Barr  –  defendant’s right to discovery regarding reasonableness of medical bills – This is an interlocutory appeal  of a car wreck case asking the question of whether “a defendant may depose a hospital regarding its medical charges to the plaintiff in order to establish whether those bills were…

Decisions – COA- July 21, 2015

Corey Gray v. State – proof of value of stolen property – Gray was convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to ten years for stealing a boat after the boat’s owner spotted him in  a truck pulling her boat.  Gray fled rather than appear for trial. On appeal he claims that the evidence was insufficient…