Decisions – MSSC -8/16/2018

Hand down list  In the Matter of C. W.: The Mississippi Department of Mental Health and State of Mississippi v. Lamar County, Mississippi – civil commitment – In 2017, two people, R.M. and C.W., were committed to the South Mississippi State Hospital to be treated for mental illness. Both a medical doctor and psychologist recommended that they receive…

Oral arg. – COA – 8/15/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Sharon Mark v. City of Hattiesburg,  Mayor Johnny Dupree, Kim Bradley, Deborah Delgado, Carter Carroll, Dave Ware, and Henry Naylor. Sharon Mark started working for the City in 1991 as a records clerk.  In 2004 she became the city clerk. In 2012 rumors began circulating that…

Decisions – COA – 8/14/2018

Hand down list Camara Johnson v. State of Mississippi – suffiency of the evidence/murder  – Camara Johnson, Cordale McCarty, and Marquis McKinney were  indicted in the murder of  Ervin Simmons and aggravated assault of Trasharria Mitchell.  month prior to the shooting Simmons banned the three from his nightclub.  When Simmons was in the process of…

Oral Arg. – COA – 8/14/2018

At 1:30 the COA will hear the premises liability case of  Teri Keckley v. Estes Equipment __ Co. and Pilot Travel Center, LLC.  The Pilot Center truck stop in Pearl had had some underground tanks installed.  Estes did the installation after which Denco poured concrete on top of the tanks. The concrete required a drying period…

Decisions – MSSC – 8/9/2018

Hand down list Phyllis Maness and James A. Maness v. K & A Enterprises of Mississippi, LLC -– option contract –  The MSSC denies rehearing but substitutes the opinion  (which usually means the opinion has been tweaked) – Phyllis and James Maness  entered into an Option Agreement to sell  certain lots in a Hancock County subdivision from  K&A…

Decisions – COA – 8/7/2018

Hand down list  Corey Ray Cagle  v. State of Mississippi – possession of marijuana in jail – Corey Cagle was convicted on one count of possession of a controlled substance within a jail facility.  Cagle contends that in March of 2016,  he was contacted by Blake Rice, an inmate in the Attala County Jail, who asked him…

Oral arg. – COA – 8/8/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of  James Christopher Skinner v. State of Mississippi. Skinner was convicted in 2011 of  felony evasion of police.  This crime has a maximum penalty of 5 years but Skinner was sentenced to life without parole because he had priors of  attempted armed carjacking and aggravated assault in 1994…