Oral arg. – COA -June 1, 2016

At 10:00 the COA will hear UMMC v. Leontyne Littleton, a med mal/Tort Claims Act case. In February 2009 Cleopatra Littleton was seen by several doctors over several days complaining of a severe headache and other symptoms. Eventually she landed at UMMC which diagnosed her with meningitis, prescribed her antibiotics and admitted her to the…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 26, 2016

City of Vicksburg v. Herbert A Williams –  Tort Claims Act – Williams fired a weapon to prevent an attack by a neighbor’s dog. He then called 911 to report the incident. When officers arrived, Williams informed them what had happened and they arrested him.  Williams sued the City which moved for a 12(b)(6) dismissal under the…

Decisions – COA – May 24, 2016

Vince Hardaway v. Howard Industries, Inc. and Corvel Enterprise Comp. Inc. f/k/a Safety Risk Services – workers comp/bad faith –  Hardaway worked at Howard Industries. In July 2009 he developed carpal tunnel.  In 2011, he filed a petition to controvert and in 2014 he filed a lawsuit against Howard and its workers comp insurer alleging bad…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 25, 2016

At 10:00 the Court will hear Linde Health Care Staffing v. Claiborne County Hospital, a case involving the Full Faith and Credit Clause.  Linde Health Care entered into a contract with Patient’s Choice Medical Center of Claiborne County, LLC,  to staff the Claiborne County Hospital.  When Patient’s Choice breached the contract by failing to pay, Linde…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 24, 2016

At 10:30 the Miss. Supreme Court will hear the death penalty case of Anthony Carr v. State  Carr’s case was remanded for an Atkins hearing to determine whether his alleged mental retardation was such as to render him ineligible for the death penalty.  Carr is on death row for participating with co-defendant Robert Simon in…

U.S.S.Ct. reverses death sentence by all-white jury

In a case out of Georgia, Foster v. Chapman, the United States Supreme Court reversed the conviction and sentence of Timothy Foster who was tried in the 1986 death of a seventy-nine-year old widow.  The prosecution struck all four black venire persons. From the Washington Post: Georgia courts had consistently rejected Foster’s claims of discrimination,…

Court language interpreter seminar June 15-16

Press release from the AOC: The Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts is seeking to recruit language interpreters for court proceedings. AOC will conduct a seminar to introduce bilingual speakers to the requirements for court interpreting on June 15-16 at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach. The Mississippi Court Interpreter Credentialing…