Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 18, 2017

Victoria Swanagan v. State of Mississippi – response to jury question –  Swanagan and Vincent Hill lived together.  One day Derrick Sims came by to pick up Vincent to go to work.  He heard arguing and Swanagan and Hill came out and Swanagan hit Hill on the back of the head. Both Swanagan and Hill got…

Decisions – May 16, 2017 – part 2

Marzettia Moore v. Rouse’s Enterprises, LLC – slip and fall – In  2010, Moore slipped at a Rouse’s market in Gulfport as she was walking by a long freezer.  A tiny puddle of water was observed in the area after her fall.  She was treated at a hospital for pain.  Moore sued Rouse’s.  Moore fell around…

Decisions – COA – May 16, 2017 – part one

Annie Y. Griffin and Frederick Griffin v. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., Its Affiliates, Heirs, and Assigns, Morris & Associates, Emily K. Courteau, Individually and in Her Capacity as Substituted Trustee on the Deed of Trust, and CitiMortgage Inc., as Successor in Interest to ABN – res judicata – The Griffins stopped paying their mortgage…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – May 16, 2017

At 1:30 the Court will hear Hyundai Motor Corp. v. Ola Mae Applewhite This is a product liability case involving a 1993 Hyundai Excel.  At 8:00 a.m. on July 9, 1995, Dorothy Mae Applewhite, Cecilia Cooper, and Anthony Stewart were on Highway 61 going home after working the night shift at a casino.  A coworker…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – May 11, 2017

James Cobb Hutto, III  v. State of Mississippi – death penalty appeal – Hutto was sentenced to death in the killing of  Edith Simpson.  The two had gone to  a Vicksburg casino.  On the way back to Clinton, Hutto killed Simpson, left her body in a field, and  fled the state in her automobile. On appeal,…

Decisions – COA – MAy 9, 2017

  Bar-Til, Inc. v. Superior Asphalt, Inc. and Pull-A-Part of Jackson, LLC, MMC Materials, Inc., and H & E Equipment Services, Inc. – attorney lien – Bar-Til sued Superior Asphalt for payment due for work performed on a construction project owned by  Pull-a-Part of Jackson.   Bar-Til  was awarded a  judgment of $171,033.20. Superior, however, never…