Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – September 16, 2015

At 10:30 the Court will hear the construction negligence case of  Stribling Investments, LLC v. Mike Rozier Construction Company. This concerns the building of a Dollar General store in Gluckstadt.  Rozier specializes in building Dollar General stores. Rozier creates a development entity to buy a piece of property. The Mike Rozier development entity (in this…

Decisions – COA – September 15, 2015

Jeffrey Durr v. State – failure to register as a sex offender –   Durr had been convicted of fondling a child and, thus, is required to register his address with local authorities. When recently released from prison,  he registered claiming he was living with his mother. He was notified that his mother’s home is within…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – September 15, 2015

At 10:30 the Court will hear Wellness, Inc. v. Pearl River County Hospital  which is an appeal from a court order denying arbitration. Wellness is a company that provides “modular-type rooms that are typically installed in existing hospitals to make them more aesthetically pleasing, increase patient satisfaction and increase patient safety among other things.”  …

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 10, 2015

Mississippi Department of Medicaid v. Crossgates River Oaks. – appeal of decision by Medicaid regarding hospital reimbursement  – In Oct. of 2010, Medicaid announced that it was retroactively adjusting downward the hospitals’ outpatient rates for fiscal year 2001.  Some hospitals requested and were granted hearings in which they argued that the downward adjustment (totaling $86,420.49) was unfair…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 8, 2015

Robert Anderson v. Christina Anderson –   equitable division of marital assets – In 2012, Christina and Neil Anderson divorced after a marriage that produced three children.  Neil initially agreed to pay to pay temporary child support in the amount of $1400 a month alimony of  $900. Neil later moved to modify those amounts but…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 3, 2015

Reginald Jackson v. State –  Knife a deadly weapon – Jackson was charged with using a knife to rob a JSU student of his cell phone.  He was convicted and sentenced to 25 years.  On appeal he argues prosecutoriall misconduct in that the prosecution misstated evidence and made improper comments.  During the trial, the prosecutor…