Decisions – MSSC – 1/11/2018

In the Matter of the Adoption of the Child Described in the Petition: D.D.H., Patrick Latrell Gray and Felicia Hannah Dotch – adoption without terminating parental rights – Patrick Latrell Grayand Felecia Hannah Dotch petitioned the Attala County Chancery Court to allow Gray to adopt D.D.H. without terminating Dotch’s parental rights. Dortch gave birth to a…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 1/10/18

At 10:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the interlocutory appeal of April Horton as Administratrix and on Behalf of the Estate of Emmanuel Erves v. City of Vicksburg  which asks the question whether a city may be liable where someone is injured on property that violates building codes. Malcolm Carson owned a home in Vicksburg that…

Decisions – COA – 1/9/18

In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Charles Addison: Cynthia Shenell Jackson a/k/a Cynthia Addison Jackson v. Doug Touchstone, Conservator, William Addison a/k/a Willie Addison, and Aubrey Addison –  joint ownership of bank accounts and CDs – Charlie Addison and his wife Margie Mae, had three children:  Aubrey,  Willie, and Cynthia. For many years before he died,…

Oral arg. – COA – 1/18/18

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Delton Crutchfield and Lori Crutchfield v. Magnolia Regional Health Center – an appeal from a grant of summary judgment in a medical malpractice case. The Plaintiffs sued Magnolia Regional Health Center claiming that negligent treatment caused Delton Crutchfield’s decubitus ulcers.  Delton was admitted for a heart…

Decision – MSSCT – 1/4/2018

  Robert Patrick Terrell v. State of Mississippi – conspiracy – Terrell, Archie Nicholson, and  Ricardo L. Hawthorne were charged with various counts after they forged property deeds in order to sell timber that did not belong to them.  The owner of the timber land noticed when the timber was gone. Law enforcement checked the property…

Decisions – COA – 1/2/2018

Quincy Holmes v. State of Mississippi – post conviction –  Holmes pleaded guilty to robbery and motor vehicle theft and was sentenced to 25 years. He later filed a post-conviction petition claiming his lawyer was ineffective for not advising him of his right top appeal.  The circuit court found the petition without merit. On appeal, the COA…