Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 30, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of  ENSCOR, LLC, Jeffrey Smith and Cynthia Smith v Ed Morgan in his Official capacity as the Commissioner of Revenue of the Miss. Dep’t of Revenue. In September 2014, MDOR assessed ENSCOR $51,099 in withholding taxes. A month later, ENSCOR appealed the assessment to the Review Board and…

Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 29, 2017

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Sarah Hodnett Individually and as Trustee of the Hodnett Land Trust and Bank of Anguilla v. Tim Hodnett In 2013, after both her parents had died,  Sarah Hodnett became the sole beneficiary under the family land trust. Her brother was essentially disinherited.  Sarah was an attorney and…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 28, 2017

Larry Lewis  v. State of Mississippi – statutory rape –   Lewis was convicted of statutory rape of his girlfriend’s daughter, J.T.  She testified that he had had sex with her from the time she was 12 or 13 until she was 16. On appeal he argues that he was entitled to a directed verdict.  The…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 29, 2017

At 10:00 Wednesday November 29 the Miss. S. Ct will hear the case of Christine Strickland v Kimberly Jayroe Strickland Day involving a finding of parentage where the couple’s child was conceived with sperm from an unknown donor.  Christina and Kimberly were in a relationship beginning in 1999.   They adopted a son in 2000  but…

Decisions – Nov. 21, 2017

Alison Nicole Williams v. State of Mississippi – pcr/involuntary plea – Williams pleaded guilty to armed robbery in  June of  2012. She was sentenced to ten years. In November of 2013 she filed a pcr claiming that there was no factual basis for her plea and that her attorney was ineffective.  The trial court denied…

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

Mississippi Department of Audit, Stacey Pickering, Jim Hood, Chris Lott, David Huggins, Melissa C. Patterson, Joseph A. Runnels, Jr., Sandra R. Chestnut and Harold E. Pizzetta, III v. Gulf Publishing Company, Inc. – public records –  After the state and feds began investigating the Miss. Department of Marine Resources,   the Sun Herald filed a chancery court…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 14, 2017

In the Matter of the Adoption of the Minor Child Described in the Petition: J.A.G. and Wife, S.G. v. C.T. and B.T. –  adoption –  T.G. and A.H. had a daughter, G.L., in June 2012.  At the time they living in a FEMA trailer with A.H.’s mother, M.H. (paternal grandmother), in Picayune, Mississippi. G.L was taken from…