Oral arg. – MSSCT – 12/13/17

At 10:30 the Court will hear the case of Presbytery of St. Andrew, Presbyterian Church v. First Presbyterian Church PCUSA of Starkville.  This is a dispute between a local church,  The First Presbyterian Church PCUSA of Starkville, and the national denomination Presbytery of St Andrew, over ownership of the land used by  First Pres of…

Decisions – COA – 12/12/17

Christopher N. Cratin  v. Commissioner Marshall Fisher –  prison grievance/earned time – In July 2008, Cratin was convicted of fondling and  sexual battery.   In 2016 he filed a  grievance through MDOC’s Administrative Remedy Program.  When his claim was rejected, he appealed to the Hinds Circuit Court.  The circuit court entered an order of dismissal stating that it was unsure…

Oral arg. – MSSCT – 12/12/17

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Samuel Wilcher v. the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors and the City of Brookhaven.  In July 2014 Samuel Wilcher was traveling on Washington Street in Brookhaven when his car plunged off the street and into a pit or a ditch because there was a bridge under…

Oral arg. – MSSCT – 12/11/17

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Biel Reo, LLC v. Lee Freyer Kennedy Crestview, LLC and Lee Freyer Kennedy. Biel Loan Co. was the assignee of two notes.  LFK Crestview was the borrower and Kennedy guaranteed the indebtedness under a Continuing Guaranty Agreement. In 2011, Biel filed suit for breach of contract…

Decisions – MSSCT – 12/7/17

Christopher Pollan v. Andrew Wartak, M.D., Individually and d/b/a Internal Medical Associates; Clay County Medical Corporation d/b/a North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point; Angie Turnage, C.L.P.N.; William C. Larmour, R.N.; and Ashley Thomas Davis, R.N. –  medical malpractice/survival claims/SOL – In October 2008, fifty-five-year-old Shirley Pollan presented at the NMMC ER complaining of  dizziness, vomiting, and an inability…

Decisions – COA – 12/5/17

Kenneth Hartzog  v. State of Mississippi – felon in possession – Hartzog was convicted of felon in possession. Law enforcement had responded  to a home in Jackson after there was a call of shots fired.  As they approached the house, officers could see that the front door was slightly open and they could hear a…

Judge Robert Prichard III has died

He died Saturday at the age of 78.  Judge Prichard was appointed in 1972 as a circuit judge serving Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion and Pearl River counties. He retired in 2010.  Judge Prichard led a study committee that led to the revision of the  rules of criminal procedure. In 2002 he was given the…