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…

Decisions – MSSC -8/3/2018

In the Interest of E.K., a Minor, Timothy King and Elizabeth King v. Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services – neglected child –  Elizabeth and Timothy King had a daughter, E.K., in December of 2001.  E.K. suffered from multiple disabilities including autism and  functioned on the level of a two-year-old.  Elizabeth and Timothy separated. Two weeks…

Decisions – COA – 7/31/2018

Hand down list Desmond Jamar Patterson  v. State of Mississippi – introduction of Facebook posts – Patterson was convicted of attempting to murder Kelin Edgeston, his one-time friend with whom he had had a falling out.  In April of 2016 they had an altercation and Patterson fired at Edgeston three times hitting him the back…