Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 28, 2016

Tabitha Prayer v. Greenwood–Leflore Hospital – med mal/Tort Claims Act – In September  2008, fifty-four-year-old Jones Toy went to Greenwood Leflore Hospital to have the tip of his right index finger amputated because it was gangrenous.  Toy was suffering from cardiomyopathy and end stage renal failure and did not survive the surgery after he suffered from…

Singing River – Court orders hearing

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, the Mississippi Supreme Court, via a panel of Justices Dickinson, Lamar and Pierce, entered an order requiring Judge Hilburn to hold a hearing on whether he and special master Singletary should be recused.  On the panel’s own motion, we find that Special Appointed Judge L. Breland Hilburn shall, within the next…

Oral arg. – COA – Jan. 28, 2016

  At 10:00 a.m. the Court will hear Vijay Patel v. Hill Rom Company. Vijay Patel claims that on December 19, 2007, his father, Natwarlal Patel  fell from a VersaCare model hospital bed, manufactured by Hill-Rom, while he was a patient at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto.   Patel claimed  that his father suffered brain…

Oral arg. – COA – Jan. 27, 2016

At 1:30 the Court will hear the case of Miss. Dep’t of Audit v. Gulf Publishing.  This case deals with a public records request engendered by a state and federal investigation into  the Miss. Department of Marine Resources.  The Sun Herald filed a chancery court lawsuit  against the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources over the…

Decisions – COA – Jan. 26, 2016

One opinion today: Sean Land v. State – discovery – Land was charged with convicted of armed robbery, aggravated assault,  and possession of a firearm by a felon for robbing a man he and his friend saw leaving a Wal Mart.  They saw the man counting his money as he walked so Land got out and…

Oral arg. – Miss. S. Ct. – Jan. 26, 2016

At 10:00 the Court will hear the Miss. Dept. of Revenue v. Hotel & Restaurant Supply.  The Department of Revenue performed an audit of Hotel Restaurant and Supply for sales between  August 1, 2006 through August 31, 2009 and determined that certain items sold by Hotel & Restaurant on which tax had not been collected,…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 21, 2016

Timothy Norman v. State –  DUI where officer fired for lying  – Norman was convicted in Ridgeland of DUI and speeding.  After he was convicted, the arresting officer in his case, Daniel Soto, was fired after it was  discovered that he had provided false testimony under oath in another DUI.  He appealed to county and then…