Oral arg. – COA – March 30, 2016

update: this has just been changed to 3:00 p.m. At 1:00 the Court of Appeals will hear James Cooley and Cooley Drug v. J.M. Smith Corp.  J.M. Smith Corporation supplied inventory to Cooley Drug.  At some point,. Cooley stopped  paying and J.M. Smith filed a replevin.   Cooley  Drug responded with a Motion to Dismiss…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – March 30, 2016

At 10:00 the Miss. S. Ct. will hear Gregory Colburn v. State.  Colburn was convicted of exploitation of an elderly person, Ruby Hill.  He met Ruby in 1990 when he sold her and her mother an insurance policy. They became friends.  In 2011, he arranged for her to stay at Heritage House after he found…

Decisions – COA – March 29, 2016

Derrick Johnson v. State of Mississippi – cross-examination –  Johnson was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life.  On appeal he argues that he should have been permitted to cross-examine ex-JPD officer William Waples (one of two officers who took Johnson’s confession; the other officer died)  regarding  on allegations that he had taken bribes.  The…

Decisions – Miss-S.Ct.- March 24, 2016

City of Gulfport v. Dedeaux Utility Co. – condemnation –  This is the third appeal (after three trials) arising out of Gulfport’s  1996 filing  petitions for condemnation against Orange Grove Utilities, Inc. and Dedeaux Utility Company, Inc. At the first trial, Dedeaux’s expert valued Dedeaux’s utility system at $9,025,500.00, and Gulfport’s expert valued the system at…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – March 23, 2016

  At 10:00 the Court will hear Patrina Reynolds v. Allied Emergency Services.  On March 26, 2007, Patrina Reynolds was treated by Dr. Paul Bracey at St. Dominics on March 26, 2007 for stomach pain.  She was diagnosed with colitis. Dr. Bracey prescribed an antibiotic and pain medication and instructed her to follow-up with a…

Oral arg. – COA – March 23, 2016

At 10:00 the Court will hear UMMC v. Kim Harkins Kimrick Smith was was stabbed on October 31, 2010.  He was admitted to UMMC for treatment and released on November 3, 2010. Smith died five days later on November 8 from complications caused by a small wound to his heart. According to UMMC “[t]he central…

Decisions – COA – March 22, 2016

Jeremy Todd Cooper v. Laquitta Necolle Higgins –  custody modification – Cooper filed to a pro se petition to modify custody of his 12 year old son who is on the autism spectrum.  THe chancellor found that Cooper failed to show a material change in circumstances.  The COA affirms. Dillon Williams v. State –  sentencing enhancement…