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

At 10:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the City of Tupelo v. Terry Y. McMillin.  Dr. Terry  McMillin and Leslie S. McMillin purchased a house  from James Ewing in Tupelo in 2006.  Five years later they filed suit against the City alleging Tupelo negligently failed to follow Miss. Code Ann. §73-59-17 by not reporting to the State…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 14, 2015 – p.m.

  At 1:30 the Court will hear the case of Bobby Leon Gibson v. Williams, Williams & Montgomery. Deborah Miles Gibson was declared unable to manage her finances and her brother Michael Leroy Miles  was appointed as her  conservator in March 2009 (even though she had a husband; if anyone provides an explanation why it…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 14, 2015

At 10:30  (I originally wrote 10:00 – sorry.  Adding a pittbull to my personal animal rescue shelter has really destroyed my heretofore nonexistent schedule),  the Court will hear an interesting case Crystal Finnie v Lee County Board of Supervisors.   Crystal Finnie started working for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department  in 2004 as a Juvenile…

Decisions -Miss.S.Ct. – Dec. 10, 2015

Safeway Insurance Company v. Tiffany Dukes –  automobile insurance –   another case refusing to extend Lyons to cases wherein the insured failed to list her boyfriend as a regular driver on the policy.  The boyfriend was driving the car and got into an accident. First, after Lyons handed down, the Legislature amended the statute…

Oral arg. – COA – Dec. 10, 2015

At 10:00 the COA will hear the premises liability case of Brenda Franklin v. Cornelius Turner and Golden Age Apartments –  Franklin sued the Defendants claiming that on January 20, 2012, the caretaker of the apartments, Robert Swinney,  came to her apartment claiming her dog had bitten another resident and then raped her.  Swinney was…

Decisions – COA -Dec. 8, 2015 – part 2

Edith Gaillard v. North Benton County Health Care – statute of limitations and workers comp. –  Edith Gaillard worked for some 30 years at Benton Medical Center and ended up with carpal tunnel.  Her employer  paid her weekly benefits of $398.93 from the date of injury. Treatment was contested.  Gaillard filed a petition in  December 2010.…