Decisions – MSSC – 5/16/2019

Hand down list Sonya Chaffee on Behalf of Fredrick C. Latham, a Minor v. Jackson Public School District, Lonnie J. Edwards and Jackson Public School Board of Trustees – tort claims act –    Frederick Latham was  a student in Tracy Scott’s first grade class at Woodville Heights Elementary School.  Scott was getting the students…

Decisions – COA – 5/14/2019

Hand down list Jacob Chavis v. Jackson County Sheriff’s Department  – civil service firing – Chavis was a deputy with the  Jackson County Sheriff’s Department when he was fired in October 2015 for violating a policy controlling  when a deputy may make an off-duty arrest.  Chavis was off duty when he ended up in an…

Oral arg. – COA – 5/14/2019

At 1:30, the COA will hear the case of  Kenneth Bailey and Elizabeth Lee Shutze, as Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Bertha Elizabeth Bailey, Deceased v. City of Pearl, Mississippi. 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…

Decisions – MSSC – 5/9/2019

Hand down list The Mississippi Bar v. Merry Caitlin Johnson – lawyer discipline – Johnson took the Bar Exam in July 2016. She was working as a paralegal for Stephen L. McDavid’s law firm while awaiting her results.  McDavid asked Johnson to review a local rule of court referenced in an order issued by Magistrate…

Oral arg. – COA – 5/9/2019

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of James McClung, Armond Jones,  Sedrick Buchanon  v. State of Mississippi (assuming the City doesn’t wash away before then). A tan colored SUV drove along side of a red Pontiac during the late hours of August 15, 2015. The red car was occupied by D’Alandis Love, Kelsey…

Decisions – COA – 5/7/2019

Hand down list Michael Henderson v. State of Mississippi – contraband in prison –  Henderson was convicted of possession of contraband, a  homemade knife, while confined in a correctional facility. He was sentenced as a non-violent habitual offender to serve fifteen years.  Appointed counsel could identify no issues and filed a Lindsey brief  pursuant to…

Decisions – MSSC – 5/2/2019

Hand down list Andre Antonio Fairley v. State of Mississippi –  404(b), etc. – Andre Fairley was convicted  for one count of possessing two or more grams, but less than ten grams of cocaine with intent to distribute, and one count of possessing more than thirty grams, but less than one kilogram, of synthetic cannabinoid,…