Oral arg. – COA -Jan. 31, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Gertrude Brooks v. The Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Summary judgment was granted to the Landmark Nursing Home after Brooks failed to timely respond to requests for admission. Brooks appeals arguing that “[o]ne reason the trial court should have denied summary judgment is because the deemed…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 30, 2017

at 10:30 the Court will hear the Tunica County Board of Supervisors v HWCC Tunica, LLC The  Tunica County Board of Supervisors decided to  to increase their ad valorem tax levy for their Fiscal Year 2015 budget.  Hollywood Casino was the only taxpayer to object.  The vote to increase the tax took place on September…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 26, 2017

Howard Lindsey v. State of Mississippi –  sexual battery – Lindsey was indicted for one count of gratification of lust and one count of sexual battery against his granddaughter M.L and  one count of gratification of lust and one count of sexual battery against M.L.’s cousin T.P.  On appeal, Lindsey  argues that there was no physical…

Decisions – COA – Jan. 24, 2017

Bedford Care Center of Marion, LLC v. Cenither Nicholson – unemployment – In 2008, while working as certified nursing assistant at East Mississippi State Hospital, Nicholson pulled a muscle in her back while helping a patient who had fallen onto the floor.  The Hospital paid for Nicholson’s emergency-room visit and she missed two or three days…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 24, 2017

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Tyler Edmonds v. State in which Edmonds sought compensation under Mississippi’s Compensation to Victims of Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment Act. In 2003, 13-year-old Edmonds was charged along with his half-sister of   murdering his  brother-in-law Joey Fulgham, during a Mother’s Day weekend shooting in 2003. Fulgham…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 19, 2017

City of Tupelo, Mississippi v. John Patterson (Pat) O’Callaghan and Patsy K. O’Callaghan – takings clause – The O’Callaghans own a house on Raspberry Street in Tupelo.  In 1992, the City  replaced the six-inch drainage pipe with a thirty-six to forty-two-inch pipe to an open ditch along the west side of the property.  The ditch…