Decisions – COA – Sept. 29, 2015

Jennifer Simmons Lowry v. Ryan Simmons –  child support where child has no relationship with parent – Jennifer and Ryan divorced in December 2008 and agreed to all issues including that their 13 year old daughter Jillanna would be in the primary care of Jennifer.  Three years later Ryan filed to have the alimony provisions of the…

Decision – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 24, 2015

Erik Hollie v. State –  Hollie was convicted of murdering a Wesson Mississippi pawn shop owner because the Lord told him to do so.  Two days before that, Hollie had argued with an Indian gas station employee about religion.  The next day, armed with a knife,  he robbed the store of a pack of cigarettes…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 22, 2015

Margaret Byrd v. Kenneth Stubbs, M.D.  –  med mal/superceding cause – Stubbs had been Byrd’s doctor for 15 years. In 2004 she had a diagnostic colonoscopy which showed that she suffered from diverticulitis.  After that she had some troubling symptoms that landed her in the hospital three time sin the nect two montjs.  The second…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – September 17, 2015

Hanco Corporation v. Patricia Goldman et al – waiver of defense of workers comp. as exclusive remedy – Wayne Kelly and two others were killed while working to construct a cross dock distribution facility.  They were connecting sewer lines  when the trench caved in.  Kelly’s family  sued several defendants including  Hanco Corporation which was the general…

Court language interpreter seminar set for Oct. 7-8 in Tupelo

The Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts will conduct a seminar to introduce bilingual speakers to the requirements for court interpreting on Oct. 7-8 in Tupelo. The Ethics and Skill Building Seminar will be conducted at the Community Development Foundation Renasant Center for Ideas Training Room in Tupelo and at the Lee County Justice Center. Participants…

Help us find Phoenix

On August 16, 2015, Mobile resident  Misty Malik was in Jackson to celebrate her grandmother’s birthday,  She booked a room at the La Quinta Inn on I-55 because it allows dogs.  Misty has a beloved rescue named Phoenix, a large red and white pitt mix with a burn scar on her face.  She was adopted…

A victory for the little guy

NY Magazine reports that A federal court ruled last week that the town of Liberty, New York, violated then-22-year-old Willian Barboza’s First Amendment rights in 2012 when police officers arrested him for writing “FUCK YOUR SHITTY TOWN BITCHES” on a speeding ticket. Crossing out Liberty on a Liberty Town Court letterhead and replacing it with TYRANNY…