Decisions – MSSC – 3/28/2019

Hand down list John M. Barham, Jr., Marsha B. Price, Gregory P. Brady, William J. Ross, James E. Gunn a/k/a Ed Gunn and Douglas J. Gunn v. Mississippi Power Company –  transfer to chancery/Surface Mining Act – Barham, et al.  filed suit in circuit court seeking a declaratory judgment that they owned lignite under a…

Oral arg. -MSSC – 3/27/2019

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear the interlocutory appeal in  Franklin Collection Service v. Bancorp South.   In 2010, Franklin filed a lawsuit and named Bancorp South as a defendant in its first amended complaint.  Franklin claimed  BancorpSouth had charged Franklin excessive amounts of overdraft fees. On November 28, 2012, Franklin filed a motion for…

Decisions – COA – 3/26/2019

Hand down list Marion Chuck Easterling v. State of Mississippi – challenge to guilty plea –  On  August 24, 2015, Easterling, who is deaf, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. He got into an argument with his sister and got into the car and drove backward hitting her and crushing her pelvis. Two years later he…

Decisions – MSSC – 3/21/2019

Hand down list Elijah Arrington, III, D.M.D. v. Mississippi State Board Of Dental Examiners –  dental license revocation – Arrington had a dental practice at the corner of Northside and North State in Jackson (“Fondren Dental”). The Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners received some 29 complaints regarding Arrington’s practice and after a hearing on…

Decisions – COA – 3/19/2019

Hand down list Stephen Demond Anderson Sr. v. Emmarie G. Flaggs Anderson – cruel and inhumane treatment divorce – Stephen and Emmarie  married in 2007.  Unsure of their commitment to each other, they had two children before they married:  N.F., born in 2000, S.F., born in 2006. And then A.F., born in 2008 after they…

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…