Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 23, 2016

At 1:30 the Miss. S. Ct. will hear the case of Pascagoula-Gautier School District v. Jackson County Board of Supervisors.   The School District and the City of Pascagoula protested  the county tax assessor’s assessment of taxes on property leased to Chevron for the years 2011-2014.   The land belongs to the county and taxes…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 19, 2016

Cynthia B. Adams v. Anthony S. Hughes, Jr. – premises liability/landlord liability – Hughes was assaulted while he was a patron at the Electric Cowboy.  He sued the owner of the business and the owner of the building who leased the premises to the Electric Cowboy.  The owner, Cynthia Adams, moved for summary judgment on the grounds that…

Decisions – COA – May 17, 2019

Elizabeth Weatherly Bailey v. Louis Rodney Luke Chamblee, Jr.  – time for filing notice of appeal – Elizabeth Weatherly Bailey entered into a contract to buy Louis Chamblee’s house but refused to go through with it.   The county court found that Bailey breached the contract, awarded damages, and entered judgment in favor of Chamblee. Bailey…

Oral arg – Miss.S.Ct. – May 18, 2016

At 1:00 the Court will hear Daner Ford v. State Ford was charged with murdering Marvin Stockett in a hail of gunfire in the early morning hours of September 7, 2008. One of the witnesses at his trial testified he had seen Ford at a club the night before.  He was asked if there was…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 12, 2016

William Chad Wigington v. Laura McCalop – final judgment – Dr. Chad Wigington and  Dr. Laura McCalop were divorced.  Three years later Chad asked the court to reopen the case on the grounds the settlement agreement  was procedurally and substantively unconscionable. The chancellor  declined to set aside the divorce settlement agreement but  established a procedure by…

Decisions – COA – May 10, 2016

  David Alan Ringer  v. State of Mississippi – Ringer was convicted of two counts of  sexual battery and one count of gratification of lust.  He was alleged to have touched the vagina of a nine year old with his fingers and  and rubbed his penis between her buttocks while on a camping trip.   On appeal,…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 10, 2016

At 10:00 a.m. the Court will hear Yahenacy Smith by and through her mother Felicia Smith v. Leake County School District. Smith was  a special ed student at the junior high.  On the bus ride home in November 2013 she was attacked by at least five other girls. Apparently she had been bullied for at…