Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 16, 2017

Mississippi Department of Audit, Stacey Pickering, Jim Hood, Chris Lott, David Huggins, Melissa C. Patterson, Joseph A. Runnels, Jr., Sandra R. Chestnut and Harold E. Pizzetta, III v. Gulf Publishing Company, Inc. – public records –  After the state and feds began investigating the Miss. Department of Marine Resources,   the Sun Herald filed a chancery court…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 14, 2017

In the Matter of the Adoption of the Minor Child Described in the Petition: J.A.G. and Wife, S.G. v. C.T. and B.T. –  adoption –  T.G. and A.H. had a daughter, G.L., in June 2012.  At the time they living in a FEMA trailer with A.H.’s mother, M.H. (paternal grandmother), in Picayune, Mississippi. G.L was taken from…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 9, 2017

Ralph Arnold Smith, Jr. v. Mississippi Department of Mental Health and James G. Chastain, Director of the Mississippi State Hospital –  involuntary commitment – Smith was a doctor in  the Delta when, in 2012, he was arrested and indicted in a bizarre murder-for-hire plot that left one of the hired killers dead. Smith avoided charged by…

Decisions – COA – Nov. 7, 2017

Jairus Collins  v. State of Mississippi –   murder – Collins was convicted of the December 2011, murder of   Ebony Jenkins whose  body was discovered behind the Mississippi Children’s Home Services Care School in Hattiesburg.  His conviction was reversed by the Miss.S.Ct. Collins v. State. Collins was retried and convicted again. On appeal he argues weight and sufficiency,…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Nov. 2, 2017

Cyndy Howarth, Individually, Wife, Wrongful Death Beneficiary, and as Executrix of the Estate of Richard Howarth, Jr., Deceased, Juliet Howarth McDonald, Individually, Daughter, and as Wrongful Death Beneficiary of Richard Howarth, Jr., Deceased, and Cyndy Howarth, as Guardian, Natural Mother and Next Friend of Cynthia Howarth, a Minor and Wrongful Death Beneficiary of Richard Howarth,…

Oral arg. – COA – Nov. 1, 2017

At 10:30 the COA will hear the case of  CLC of Biloxi d/b/a Community Living Center v. Miss. Division of Medicaid.  This case involves a dispute over Medicaid reimbursement to long term care facilities.  CLC submitted its cost report for fiscal year 2008 and the Department of Medicaid denied reimbursement for CLC’s respiratory therapist (who supplies…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 31, 2017

Artea Chilton v. State of Mississippi –  instruction on deadly weapon – Artea Chilton was convicted of  armed robbery and sentenced him to 25 years with 20 to serve.   One day he picked up his girlfriend and went to a dealership and checked out a Dodge Charger that was for sale for $55,000.  He then…