Oral arg. – COA – 3/20/2019

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Lee v. City of Byram. It’s the second of two zoning appeals dealing with the rezoning of land on Siwell Rd.  The first was reversed and remanded. The second one deals with the rezoning of a parcel to allow a dance studio that had already been…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 3/18/2019

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear the case of Safeco Insurance Company v. State of Mississippi ex rel Jim Hood. According to State Farm and Liberty Mutual, the case “involves fundamental and important issues  impacting this Court’s established procedures for the assignment of cases in trial courts, the propriety and scope of appointing special masters…

Decisions – MSSC – 3/14/2019

Hand down list Cindy Henderson and John Henderson v. Copper Ridge Homes, LLC, Richard Coney, Individually and First Bank, a Mississippi Banking Corporation –  wrongful foreclosure – The Hendersons sued Copper Ridge Homes and First Bank over the construction of their new home in Magnolia. They contended the price of the home was $320,000.  Copper…

Decisions – COA – 3/13/2019

Hand down list Darnell Donte Marion v. State of Mississippi –  tender years – When Marion was evicted from his apartment, a friend let him stay with her.  He ended up sexually abusing her seven-year-old sister M.B. He was convicted of one count of touching M.B. for lustful purposes and was sentenced to fifteen years. …

Decisions – MSSC – 3/7/2018

Hand down list Douglas Neely v. State of Mississippi –  Lindsey brief –  Douglas Neely was convicted of resisting arrest and felony fleeing a law enforcement officer. His appointed counsel on appeal filed a brief in accordance with Lindsey v. State, 939 So. 2d 743 (Miss. 2005), certifying that there were no arguable issues. Neely…

Decisions – COA – 3/5/2019

Hand down Mary G. Montgomery v. Glen W. Montgomery – lack of final appealable order – Glen Montgomery filed for a divorce from his wife in July of 2016.  Mary filed a pro se answer.  After a trial, the judge entered  a “Final Judgment on Divorce” granting Glen a divorce on the grounds of habitual…