Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Feb. 16, 2017

  Jon A. Swartzfager v. Thomas R. Saul – breach of agreement to sell land – Swartzfager owned a large tract in Jones County on which he planned to build a subdivision, Deerfield.  Thomas Saul was a Mississippi highway patrolman who lived in a home nearby.  Swartzfager approached Saul and offered to sell him a piece…

Oral arg. – COA – Feb. 16, 2017

At 2:00 p.m. the Court will hear the case of John Eubanks v. Kim Wade d/b/a Kim Wade Real Estate. Eubanks filed a complaint against Kim Wade claiming that he suffered damages when he hired Wade to sell his property in Terry and Wade misrepresented the fact that he could place the property with the…

Decisions – COA – Feb. 14, 2017

Marterius C. Sanders v. State of Mississippi – confrontation clause – In September of 2014, CI James White arranged to buy $200 worth of crack from Karashawanna Fields.   When White arrived to make the buy, he was sold the drugs by a man later identified as Marterius Sanders.  After the buy, White met with undercover…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Feb. 9, 2017

Mississippi Department of Corrections v. Benjamin Cook – parole plan – this is another case the Miss.S.Ct. reverses finding the inmate is not entitled to a parole plan because he was sentenced prior to the effective date of HB 585. Mississippi Rural Water Association, Inc. v. Mississippi Public Service Commission,  – utility deposit waiver for domestic…

Decisions – COA – Feb. 7, 2017

  Allen Goul  v. Mississippi Department of Corrections – prison contraband – while an inmate, Goul was charged with having spice, a contraband item. He was given a hearing and found guilty.  He appealed administratively and was still found guilty.  He challenged it in the circuit court and lost. On appeal he claims he was denied…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Feb. 2, 2017

  Sanderson Farms, Inc. and George Varnado v. D. D. McCullough – SOL –  D.D. McCullough was injured when he was struck by a vehicle driven by  George Varnado,  an employee of Sanderson Farms.  Varnado had been on McCullough’s property to conduct an inspection of McCullough’s chicken houses.   Varnado was inside his truck writing a report…

Oral arg. – COA – Feb. 2, 2017

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Miss. Dep’t of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks v. Candace Webb, Tomas Harper and Kathleen Webb. This is a Tort Claims Act case.  On August 22, 2009, MDWFP officers observed  a boater speeding on the Tchoutacabouffa River. They navigated their patrol boats into the river to investigate…