Decisions – COA- Sept. 11, 2017

Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC d/b/a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino v. P.T.E. Systems International, LLC –  breach of contract –  Roy Anderson Corporation was the general contractor for the Hard Rock Casino.  After several post-tension cables failed, Anderson submitted a claim for costs associated with the cable failure to the insurance company for Premier Entertainment Biloxi LLC…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 11, 2017 – part 1

City of Jackson, Mississippi v. Wavie Graham –  Tort Claims Act –  Graham was crossing Northside Drive when her truck  was hit by a City of Jackson police officer  responding to a disturbance of the peace  call  without using his emergency lights or siren.   Graham sued the City for damages and a judge awarded her…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Sept. 7, 2017

Mayor and City Council and City of Columbus v. The Commercial Dispatch – open meetings –  When the Commercial Dispatch received notice that the City of Columbus was having meetings not open to the public, it filed a complaint with the Ethics Commission.   In an attempt to avoid the Open Meetings Act, the mayor…

Decisions – COA – Sept. 5, 2017

John Gale  v. State of Mississippi – cautionary instruction re informants – John Gale was convicted of the sale of less than two grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant and sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. The jury acquitted Gale of two other drug sale counts relating to a morphine pill and a Xanax pill he was alleged…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Aug. 31, 2017

A hearing was In the Matter of the Estate of C.W. White, Deceased: Anita White, Individually and as Executrix of the Estate of C.W. White v. Charles Tommy White –  transfer of property – Bill  White  and his son  Tommy White  were partners in a business that owned and operated convenience stores. In 2000,  Bill married Anita…