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

Lampkin Construction Company v.  Sand Specialties  –  breach of contract – Sand Specialties sold  sand mining equipment to Lampkin Construction for $350,000. The agreement provided that Sand Specialties would hold title to the equipment until the $350,000 was paid in full and, if the buyers failed to pay, they were required to return the equipment…

Oral arg. – COA- Dec. 17, 2015

At 10:30  the COA will hear the case of Bharat Patel, Jagdesh Barat and New Vision v. Bancorp South.  BancorpSouth held a deed of trust on a parcel of mostly undeveloped commercial property situated in Rankin County.  The debt was in default.  Patel argues that BancorpSouth persuaded him and Barat  to purchase the property at…

Lowndes County public defender shakeup

The judges in Lowndes County have decided not to reappoint public defenders Carrie Jourdan and William Starks.  Judge Kitchens says its because the judges were getting complaints from inmates at the jail that they were not getting visits from the pds at the jail. In the Columbus Dispatch, Carrie Jourdan says she visited her pd clients…

Oral arg. – COA – Dec. 16, 2015

At 10:00 the COA will hear Tom and Shannon Brown v. Murray Waldron  The Browns purchased a house in 2006. In 2011, they noticed cracks in the walls. An engineer determined the cracks were  caused by a defect in the construction of the foundation system and footings. Murray Waldron  was the builder of the defective…

Decisions – COA – Dec. 15, 2015

Fred Howard v. The Mississippi Secretary of State – Mississippi Athlete Agents Act – Fred Howard was fined  $15,000 by the Miss. Secretary of State for violating the Mississippi Athlete Agents Act for signing two athletes without first being registered as an athlete agent.  The COA affirms. Justin Holmes v. State –  Attempted agg. assault – Holmes was…