Oral arg. – COA – Aug. 31, 2016

At 2:00 the COA will hear Stephanie Kittrell v. Stan Kittrell which presents the issue of  periodic versus permanent alimony. The Kittrells were divorced in 2005.  The decree incorporated a property settlement agreement. It included the following provision: Both parties do hereby agree that Stan Kittrell each month shall deposit his monthly retirement check from the…

Decisions – COA – Aug. 30, 2016

Pearlie Wright v. R.M.Smith Investments, L.P. – premises liability –  Wright was leaving a store on  West Capitol Street in  Jackson.  SHe got in her car and someone drove up beside her, opened Wright’s passenger door and grabbed her purse.  Wright got out of her car and went to the assailant’s driver’s side front window and…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 25, 2016

Carla Speights Darnell v. William Duff Darnell – final judgment rule –   In this divorce case, the CPA had reversed and remanded once for the chancellor to reconsider certain evidence and suggested he perform a new Albright analysis.   Darnell v. Darnell, 167 So. 3d 195 (Miss. 2014).  On remand, the chancellor entered an amended final…

Oral arg. – COA – Aug. 25, 2016

At 1:30 the COA will hear Marci Sklar Teal v. Elaine Jones, an alienation of affections lawsuit in which the jury found for the plaintiff but awarded her zero.   I’m guessing oral argument was granted for entertainment purposes. The plaintiff  is Marci Sklar Teal who is represented by Chuck McRae who doesn’t believe in…

Decisions – COA – Aug. 23, 2016

Tremain Whittaker v. State of Mississippi – right to appeal –   Whittaker was convicted of statutory rape, sexual battery, and gratification of lust in September 2012.  “Whittaker was not informed by the trial court on the record at sentencing of his right to appeal within thirty days of the entry of judgment or that if…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 18, 2016

  Henry W. Kinney v. Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District, Inc. and Mississippi Association of Planning and Development Districts  – open meetings – Henry Kinney filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that the South Mississippi Planning and Development District is a public agency subject to the laws governing public agencies and, more specifically,  that…