Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 27, 2016

  Mississippi Department of Revenue f/k/a Mississippi State Tax Commission v. AT&T Corporation –     taxation on dividends – M.C.A. Sect. 27-7-15(4)(i) exempts from taxation “[i]ncome from dividends that has already borne a tax as dividend income under the provisions of this article, when such dividends may be specifically identified in the possession of the…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 25, 2016

William Henson, Individually and on Behalf of the Estate of Bonita G. Henson, and the Estate of Bonita G. Henson v. Grenada Lake Medical Center – medical malpractice.nurse can’t testify as to causation – Bonita Henson was a patient at Grenada Lake Medical Center.  While there she fell and fractured her ankle. She sued the hospital…

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

  Pascagoula-Gautier School District, formerly known as Pascagoula School District and City of Pascagoula, Mississippi v. Board of Supervisors of Jackson County, Mississippi – taxation – 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…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 17, 2016

Sheyuna Vance v. Mississippi Department of Human Services (Child Support Division) – child support – Sheyuna Vance and Perris Harris were divorced in February 2008. Vance received custody of the couple’s child, Perris, with Harris paying monthly child support to Vance.  In April 2009, Vance enrolled in AFDC. He sent a notice to MDHS directing that child-support…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 13, 2016

Rachel Smith v. David Smith – custody/GAL role – Rachel and David married in 2013 and had two children, a girl and a boy.  In 2011, they met with a counselor and Rachel accused David of molesting their daughter. Law enforcement investigated and filed no charges. Rachel filed for divorce and continued to allege that David…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 11, 2016

Edwin Clyde Neelly, IV v. Lisa Leatherman Neelly – contempt – Edwin and Lisa  divorced in 2005. Their property settlement agreement  provided that Edwin be responsible for one-half of all uncovered medical care (including dental and optical), one-half of automobile expenses for the minor children, and all reasonable college expenses.  In May 2012,  Edwin was found…