Decisions – MSSC – 4/25/2019

Hand down list Ceola James v. Latrice Westbrooks – election contest – When Latrice Westbrooks defeated incumbent Ceola James for a position on the Court of Appeals, James filed an election contest claiming that Westbrooks had  improperly affiliated with the Democratic Party and improperly aligned herself with a political candidate, Representative Bennie Thompson.   Westbrooks…

Decisions – COA – 4/23/2019

Hand down list Carl Maurice Wallace v. State of Mississippi –  suppression/ traffic stop – Carl Wallace was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute a variety of controlled substances and for possession of a firearm by a felon.  Wallace was arrested after a confidential informant called the sheriff’s office and stated that there…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/19/2019

Hand down list James Allen Insurance Brokers and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, Subscribing to Certificate NO. FRO-100944 v. First Financial Bank – binder of insurance – The Feazells have a chicken farm.  The farm is  secured by  loans from First Financial Bank.  In December 2013 the Feazells  requested a new policy of insurance from…

Decisions – COA – 4/16/2019

Hand down list In the Matter of the Estate of Lee House Burford, Deceased: Ginger Richards and Kimberly Archer, as Co-Managers of the Blackburn Firm LLC v. Walter Wendell Freeman, Executor – contract where one party dies –  In 2008, Lee House Burford hired Barry Blackburn to assist him with estate planning.   The contract…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/11/2019

Hand down list Alvin C. Wilson v. State of Mississippi –  trial in absentia – Wilson was convicted in absentia  of sexual battery of an eleven-year-old who ended up giving birth to his child at the age of 12.  Wilson had been scheduled to  plead to statutory rape.   The trial commenced on a previously-scheduled…

Decisions – COA – 4/9/2019

Hand down list Larry Charles Carter Carter v. State of Mississippi –  proof of habitual status – After shots were fired into an apartment injuring a child inside, Larry Carter requested to see a police officer. When one arrived, he confessed to having shot into the apartment because he had had an argument with the…

Decisions – MSSC – 4/4/2019

Hand down list Phillip Earl Young v. State of Mississippi – successor PCR – This is Young’s fourth PRC petition challenging a conviction for felony evasion and automobile burglary.  The Court is fed up with frivolous successor PCRs and  orders that Young may not file any more with regard to these convictions unless he pays…