Decisions – MSSC – 9/13/2018

Hand down list  Sadie Tillman by Her Next Friend, Joe Tillman, Jr. v. Ditech Financial, LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing LLC and Josh Robin –  timeliness of appeal of order transferring case – In February 2016, Josh Robin sought to evict Tillman from property Robin bought in a foreclosure sale after Tillman failed to make…

Oral arg. – COA – 9/19/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear Fairley Construction Services, Inc. v. James Savage, a premises liability case. Fairley Construction was building a Quick Lube Station and was buying building supplies from ProBuild.  Savage was a delivery driver for ProBuild.  One day Savage  was delivering sheet rock and found that he was unable to deliver it…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 9/12/2018

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear KMPG, LLP v. Singing River Health System involving arbitration agreements contained in contracts with governmental entities.  Singing River and KPMG entered into contracts made up of five engagement letters for KPMG to audit Singing River’s year-end financial statements.  Each letter contained an arbitration clause.   Singing River later filed suit against…

Decisions – COA -9/11/2018

Hand down list  Tony L. Smith and Linda N. Smith v. Coldwell Banker Graham & Associates, Inc., Cindy Lai, Mark S. Bounds Realty Partners, Inc., Donald Conn, Jr. and Wayne C. Williams –  dismissal for lack of prosecution – In 2003,  Tony and Linda Smith purchased a home in Rankin County from John Hendon. A…

Decision – MSSC -9/6/2018

Hand down list Frankie T. Jones  v. State of Mississippi –  Batson – Jones was convicted of  murdering  Billy Ray Covington. In July of 2015, Jones invited Ashley Hobson and  Hannah Walls to his camper trailer in Pittsboro to do drugs.  They spent the evening drinking, doing drugs, and shooting a gun. The next morning Jones and Hobson…

Decisions – COA -9/4/2018

Hand down list Willie D. Triplett v. State of Mississippi –  suppression motion – A pawn shop in Neshoba County reported that a man had just tried to pawn a tiller and the transaction was suspicious. The pawn shop owner had the tag number which law enforcement traced to a couple who told them that…

Decisions – MSSC – 8/30/2018

Hand down list City of Clinton, Mississippi and Officer Michael Kelly v. Patrice Tornes  – Tort Claims Act –  Kelly was an officer with the Clinton P.D.   In May of 2015, he drove through a parking lot to get to a call.  According to Kelly there were items in the parking lot obstructing his view…