Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 30, 2017

Cleveland Smith v. Kansas City Southern Railway Company – venue where defendant a foreign corporation –  Cleveland Smith filed suit against his employer Kansas City R.R. for an on-the-job injury he suffered in Sibley, LA.   He filed suit in Lowndes County where he resided (pursuant to 11-11-3(1)(b) allowing suit to be filed where the…

Decisions – COA – March 28, 2017

Randall Cooper, Jr. v. State of Mississippi –  jury instructions in murder case – Four people left a party.  One of them, Virgil Harris, started acting crazy and threatened to kill everyone in the car.  He eventually asked to be let out whereupon he called everyone in the car a bitch. Thereupon,   Randall Cooper…

Immigration CLE – Jackson – Fri. April 7

The Access to Justice Commission is partnering with the Mississippi College School of Law Immigration Clinic, the Young Lawyer’s Division, and Catholic Charities to sponsor an immigration CLE next Friday, April 7, 2017,  at the MS Supreme Court.  Called Kids Seeking Safety: An Intro to Children’s Immigration Issues,  Judge Southwick is the  keynote speaker.  The program…

Oral arg. – COA – March 28, 2017

At 10:30 the Court will hear William Mack v State. Mack was convicted of aggravated assault.  On appeal he argues that the judge erred in dismissing several potential jurors.  One woman was excused because she lived in the same neighborhood as the victim and Mack even though she was never asked if that would affect…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 23, 2017

Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton and Dr. Bernard Boka v. Tyteanna D. Roberts, Individually, and on Behalf of all Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Tina Roberts, Deceased – minors’ savings clause/wrongful death – Tina Roberts died in July  2010, shortly after being discharged from the emergency room at Pioneer Community Hospital in  Newton.  She was survived by  two…

Decisions – COA – March 21, 2017

Shawn Richard O’Hara v. City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Tort Claims Act – O’Hara was walking across South 28th Avenue in Hattiesburg when the street  caved in.   Almost a year later,  he filed suit against the City of Hattiesburg in the Forrest County Circuit Court.   The circuit court dismissed O’Hara’s complaint without prejudice…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – March 20, 2017

At 1:30 the court will hear the case of  City of Jackson v. Ben Allen Individually and as President of Jackson Downtown Partners, Inc.  involving the zoning of a tiny parcel of land on the NE corner of State and South Streets. It was once used as a gas station and then a used car…