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

Listed for argument at 1:30 is the case of In the Interest of JT and MT v. Hinds County Youth Court.   The case is apparently confidential and the briefs aren’t available electronically which makes me wonder whether it will be broadcast. If so, you can watch the argument here. Update: the case has been…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 12, 2015

Michael James Brown v. State –  embezzlement from guardianship – Brown was the attorney for the guardianship of DeMon McClinton (McClinton is the grandson of Aaron Henry) and embezzled some 1.2 million of the money over a six-year period.  The Court affirms the conviction and sentence but vacates and remands on the restitution.  The Court ordered…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 10, 2015 – part two

Lennie W. Dingler and Lesie C.L. Dingler v. Martha Patricia Ferguson –   lease as part of marital property –  Kevin Ferguson was purchasing a  convenience store from the Dinglers for $150,000.  His wife  Martha Patricia Ferguson had been operating the store and living in the back of the property.  Pattie and Kevin filed for divorce.  Pattie…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 10, 2015 -part one

Michael Molleston, M.D. v. River Oaks –  denial of hospital privileges to a neurosurgeon –  Dr. Michael Mollestonargues that River Oaks violated his due process rights in doing so.  Dr. Molleston practiced neurosurgery in Hattiesburg from 1995 until he moved to Jackson in 2011. He was granted privileges at CMMC but River Oaks denied him.  When his…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 5, 2015

The Court grants the motion for entry of judgment for the Appellant  in Lauren Beth Czckala v. State  wherein a  lesbian couple appealed the court’s refusal to grant them an  uncontested divorce.  Mississippi residents Lauren and Dana  married in San Francisco in 2008. Lauren later sought a divorce in Mississippi.  Dana contested it on the grounds…

Scott Colom beats Forrest Allgood!

I don’t have the numbers but thanks to Facebook’s new search feature, I can say that Scott Colom ousted Forrest Allgood in the DA’s race for the district that includes Starkville and Columbus.  Allgood was one of the worst district attorneys in the country.  A victory for justice today! The Columbus Dispatch reports that Colom…