Decisions – COA – Oct. 20, 2015

Bernard Hubbard v. State –  admissibility of prior bad acts – Hubbard was convicted of two counts of sexual battery/gratification of lust  of his de facto stepdaughter and sentenced to serve 30 years without parole as an habitual. The child reported it but her idiot mother did not believe her.  On appeal Hubbard argues that…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 20, 2015

At 10:00 the Court will hear the case of Gerald Scafidi v. Jo Ann S. Hille.  The parties are siblings who own  Wheel-Inn Trailer Park, Scafidi’s Wheel-Inn Restaurant, Inc., and Wheel-Inn Park & Campgrounds, Inc.  Jo Ann filed suit seeking to partition the property and also brought a derivative suit on behalf of the corporation…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 15, 2015

Miss. High School Activities Assoc. v. Hattiesburg High School –  no claim against the MHSAA where no contract, tort or other claim – the Mississippi High School Activities Association  declared one of Hattiesburg High School’s students ineligible to participate in athletics. The high school filed for an injunction.   The Forrest County Chancery Court agreed…

Oral arg. – COA – THURSDAY – Oct. 15, 2015

At 10:00 the COA will hear Michael McDonald and Sharon Crutchfield v. Lemon-Mohler Ins. Agency in which the plaintiffs sued their insurance agency for failure to advise them they that did not have wind coverage. The McDonalds purchased a property in Ocean Springs in 2005 from Anchor Realty.  Anchor had had wind coverage on the house…

Decisions- COA – Oct. 13, 2015

Herbert Leon Brewer III v. State –  Timeliness of notice of appeal – Brewer III was found guilty of  violating the speed limit in Tate County.  He appealed to the circuit court and was again found guilty.  The circuit court’s order ruling Brewer violated the speed limit was entered on June 18, 2013. Brewer filed a…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 13, 2015

At 10:30, the Court will hear Georgia Pacific v. Cook Timber Co. Georgia-Pacific was buying lumber from  Cook Timber Co..  When  Georgia-Pacific’s pulp mill at New Augusta, Mississippi stopped buying pulpwood  from CTC, CTC and some other timber suppliers sued.  A trial occurred 13 years later.  A jury awarded CTA just over $11,000 in damages under…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 12, 2015

At 1:30, the Miss.S.Ct. will hear oral argument in WIlliam Greenwood d/b/a Antique Wood Company of Mississippi v. MESA Underwriters Specialty Insurance Company et al.  The issue is venue. Greenwood buys the salvage rights to old buildings and salvages them for reusable lumbar.  He started salvaging a building in Vicksburg and the adjacent property owners…