Decisions – MSSC – 8/8/2019

Hand down list Mississippi Sand Solutions, LLC v. Bessie Otis, et al. – trespass – Mississippi Sand Solutions (M had been hauling gravel and sand off its property via a private road on property belonging to the Fisher heirs. At some point, any agreement between the parties ended, and MSS sued in chancery court, asking…

Oral arg. – COA – 8/13/2019

At 1:00 the COA will hear the case of Charles Dalton Shoemake v. the State of Mississippi. Shoemake and his friend Nicholas Walker murdered his former drug dealer. This was after Miller outlawed automatic life sentences for juveniles yet the trial court heard all the testimony and sentenced him to life without parole. Shoemake argues…

Decisions – COA – 8/6/2019

Hand down list Linda Hayes v. Howard Industries, Inc – workers comp. – Linda Hayes sustained a neck injury while working at Howard Industries, Inc. and filed a compensation claim.  The AJ Judge entered an order finding Hayes sustained a loss of wage-earning capacity and requiring Howard Industries to pay Hayes permanent partial disability benefits…

Oral arg. – COA – 8/7/2019

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Jeremy Dean Martin v. State of Mississippi. In March of 2000, seventeen-year-old Jeremy Dean Martin along with two others killed Martin’s abusive father. Martin was found guilty and sentenced to life without parole. He was eventually granted a new sentencing hearing. After that hearing, the court…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 8/7/2019

At 10:00 the MSSC will hear the case of Gulfport OB-GYN, P.A. v. Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. and Je’Nell B. Blum , a legal malpractice case. In 2008 Gulfport OB-GYN hired the law firm of DDKF to draft an employment agreement for Dr. Donielle Daigle. In 2013, Dr. Daigle quit and started a…

Decisions – MSSC – 8/1/2019

Hand down list Chevelle McAlister v. State of Mississippi – ineffective assistance of counsel – Chevelle McAlister was convicted of the murder of his brother’s girlfriend  Johnna Norris and of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.  He shot her for no apparent reason after  he, his brother, and Morris were doing methamphetamine.  On…

Decisions – COA – 7/30/2019

Hand down list Kenneth Bailey and Elizabeth Lee Shutze, as Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Bertha Elizabeth Bailey, Deceased v. City of Pearl, Mississippi –  tort claims act – In September of 2017, Kenneth  and  Bertha were leaving their  grandson’s baseball game at the Pearl youthpark when a swinging gate  “speared” the cab of their vehicle.…