Oral arg. – MSSC – 1/31/18

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Crossgates River Oaks Hospital, et al v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid et al.  This involves Medicaid’s decision in 2010 to retroactively adjust the Appellant Hospitals’ Medicaid outpatient rates for fiscal year 2001.  The Hospitals challenged the adjustment and lost and appealed to the Hinds Chancery Court which…

Decisions – COA – 1/30/18

C.D. Pulliam v. Alfa Insurance Company and Angela Nance – insurance beneficiary – In 2008 Annie Patterson was appointed the guardian of her 14 year old nephew Christopher Nance, who was then fourteen years old. She took out an insurance policy on the life of Christopher.  Annie was the owner and primary beneficiary of the policy, and…

Oral arg. – COA – 1/30/18

At 10:00 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Earnest T. Jones v. Miss. Institutions of Higher Learning In 2007 Jones accepted the position of head football coach at Alcorn with a four year contract at $140,000 per year.  He immediately encountered problems.  When all but two of his assistant coaches were fired over his…

Decisions – MSSC – 1/25/18

Larry D. Christmas, Jr. v. State of Mississippi – timeliness of appeal from county court –  In December  2015, Christmas was found guilty in county court of failing to have proof of liability insurance (he won the charge of making an improper turn).  The final judgment was entered January 13, 2016.  On February 12, 2016,…

Oral arg. – COA – 1/25/18

At 1:30 the Court of Appeals will hear the case of Terry Lee Ing v. Song Adams Terry Ing leased a basement and parking lot of a building in Holly Springs from Song Adams for $2,500 a month.  The lease was for five years and contained an option to purchase.   Four days before the lease…

Decisions – COA – 1/23/2018

Dalton Ray Stewart v. Dynamic Environmental Services, LLC and HDI-Gerling America Insurance Company –  workers comp. –  Stewart was working for Dynamic Environmental when he was injured when the car he was driving for his employer rolled over in Reagan County Texas.   The only dispute here is whether  Mississippi has jurisdiction.  The AJ and the Commission…

Decision – MSCT – 1/18/2018

Garrett Eugene Ray v. State of Mississippi – Lindsey brief – Stone County narcotics officers got a tip about an unknown individual offering to sell crack cocaine.  They met with the informant to arrange a sale.  When the purported seller arrived at the place arranged for, officers parked nearby and called the seller’s cell phone.  They…