Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 17, 2016 – p.m.

At 1:30 the Court will hear Rebecca Anderson v. Pascagoula School District.  Anderson sued the Pascagoula School District pursuant to the Tort Claims Act after she was terminated from her job.  The issue here is service of process.  The process server left the summons and complaint with a receptionist  at the PSD’s Central Office telling…

Oral arg. – COA – Nov.17, 2016 – a.m.

at 10:00 the Court of Appeals will hear In re The Estate of Norair Avakian, Deceased: Burnette Avakian, Executrix v. Wilmington Trust, National Assoc. as Successor Trustee to Citibank, N.A, as Trustee for Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities Trust 2007-2, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-2 and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, NA.    Norair Avakian passed away…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 16, 2016

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the appeal of a divorce case where the notice of appeal was filed in November of 2013: Floyd Austin v. Pamela Austin. The two were married in 1997 and separated in 2007.  Starting out, Pam worked as a part time hair dresser for $200 a week and Floyd was…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 15, 2016

  Bettye Logan v. Klaussner Furniture Corporation  and American Casualty Company of Reading, PA – workers comp. – Logan was employed by the Klaussner Furniture Corporation  when in  October 2003, she was injured  when her foot became caught in some fabric fibers at work, causing her to fall. The AJ found that Logan had not suffered…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 14, 2016

At 1:30 the Court will hear Rickey Thompson v. Lee County Democratic Party Executive Committee. Rickey Thompson was a three-term Justice Court judge in Lee County Mississippi who had no clue what being a judge entails.   He was removed from office in May 2015 by the Mississippi Supreme Court for numerous violations including abuse…

Decisions – Nov. 10, 2016

Charles Keubler  v. State – defendant’s theory of the defense/flight instruction –   Keubler was convicted of murdering a friend.  Keubler insisted it was an accident.  The friend was trying to commit suicide and the gun when off when he tried to wrestle the gun away from her. On appeal, he argues that the court…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 8, 2016

Felton Martin, Jr.  v. State of Mississippi – restitution for wrongful conviction – Martin was convicted of  constructive possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.  On appeal, the  Mississippi Supreme Court reversed and rendered holding that the State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Martin constructively possessed the more than one-half pound of…