Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 20, 2016

Nathaniel Walden v. State  –  pcr/ineffective advice regarding plea –  Walden was convicted in 2006 of murder and shooting into an unoccupied dwelling.  In 2013, he filed a motion for pcr relief and the Miss.S.Ct. granted him a hearing.  At the hearing, the trial court found that the motion was barred because Walden did not first…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 28, 2016

At 10:00 the Court will hear a case sure to warm the hearts of all  civil procedure junkies everywhere (if they have one): Kimberlee Davenport v. Hansaworld U.S.A., Inc.  You’ll need to pay close attention. Davenport was employed by software company HansaWorld as its sales manager for the United States and Canada prior to her…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 27, 2016

Earnest Antonio Keys  v. State of Mississippi – appeal from revocation of suspended sentence –   Keys pleaded guilty in  3007 to armed robbery and got a 10-year sentence.   He served three years; the last 7 were suspended.  In 2011, the trial court revoked the suspension for violation of the conditions of his suspension.  Three…

Oral arg. – COA – Sept. 27, 2016

At 10:30 the Court of Appeals will hear the case of Dennis Thompson v. State.  Thompson was found guilty of depraved heart murder and three counts of aggravated assault after a fight during a  high school graduation party  in Starkville went bad and someone fired shots into the crowd.   The jury decided that someone…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. -Sept. 22. 2016

Catherine Doe v. Stan Smith – adoption fraud –  Katy and Stan were not married but had a son Luke.   When Katy got pregnant again, she told Stan that he was no the father.  Stan field to establish paternity of Luke but not to establish paternity of Katy’s second son Matthew.  Kathy then allowed…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 21, 2016

At 10:00 the Court will hear the case of Cellular South v BellSouth Telecommunicatons. The State of Mississippi has a multi-year contract with BellSouth to purchase telecommunications services. In 2015  Cellular South filed a public records request for the contracts between BellSouth and the State.  BellSouth obtained a protective order in Hinds Chancery Court for…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 20, 2016

Victor Sims  v. State of Mississippi – armed robbery – Sims and his nephew were indicted for armed robbery of four separate persons at a card party one night in Jones County.  Both were convicted.  Sims argues that his attorneys were ineffective by failing to object to hearsay testimony from two officers regarding what the…