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

  Riverboat Corporation of Mississippi d/b/a Isle of Capri Casino v. Harrison County Board of Supervisors, Tal Flurry, Tax Assessor for Harrison County, Mississippi and City of Biloxi, Mississippi –  jury trial for tax appeals –  Isle of Capri appealed the 2010 assessment of its property in Harrison County, Mississippi.  Harrison County, joined by an…

Oral arg. – COA – July 28, 2016 – p.m.

At 1:30, the Court of Appeals will hear the case of Michael Gaffney v. City of Richland The City of Richland demolished a house built by Michael Gaffney at 126 Hemlock Drive when Gaffney failed to complete the house after 10 years.  Gaffney was issued building permits in 2002.  In 2012, the City ’s building…

Bar files complaint against Hinds DA

Jackson Jambalaya is reporting that  the Bar has filed a complaint against Hinds County DA Robert Shuler Smith based on his conduct during a  hearing in front of Judge Melvin Priester.  The filing is available on JJ’s website and is assigned case number 2016-B-1062.  I’m not able to pull it up on the Miss.S.Ct. docket…

Oral arg. – COA – July 27, 2016 – p.m.

At 2:00 the COA will hear the case of John Ray Kidd v. State Kidd was convicted in 1999 of sexual battery and two counts of rape of a waitress he picked up at a bar in Tupelo.  His conviction was affirmed on direct appeal.  The Miss.S.Ct. granted his seventh motion for pcr allowing him…

Oral arg. – COA – July 27, 2016 – a.m.

At 10:00 the COA is hearing will hear Debbie Jones v. Dragway Enterprises. Debbie Jones was injured when the bleachers she was sitting in broke.  The trial court granted summary judgment for the defendant based on a waiver she signed on entering.  On appeal she argues that they were negligent in failing to inspect the…

Decisions – COA – July 26, 2016

Jordy Devonte Johnson v. State of Mississippi – Lindsey brief – Johnson was  convicted of statutory rape of a 12-year-old  and sentenced to 25  years with 20 to serve.  His appellate counsel filed a Lindsey brief. Johnson argued the indictment was defective.  The COA affirms. Monica Harris v. The Town of Woodville –  sexual harassment under the MTCA – Harris…

Oral arg. – COA – July 28, 2016 a.m.

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Michael Powell v. Clinton E. Meyer and Jeanette Engolia.  Clinton F. Meyer and Jeanette Engolia own property next to a 25 acre tract owned by Micheal Powell.  A dispute arose over a  .22 parcel  on the Northern edge of the Meyer/Engolia property.  The court found the…