Decisions – COA – March 28, 2017

Randall Cooper, Jr. v. State of Mississippi –  jury instructions in murder case – Four people left a party.  One of them, Virgil Harris, started acting crazy and threatened to kill everyone in the car.  He eventually asked to be let out whereupon he called everyone in the car a bitch. Thereupon,   Randall Cooper…

Immigration CLE – Jackson – Fri. April 7

The Access to Justice Commission is partnering with the Mississippi College School of Law Immigration Clinic, the Young Lawyer’s Division, and Catholic Charities to sponsor an immigration CLE next Friday, April 7, 2017,  at the MS Supreme Court.  Called Kids Seeking Safety: An Intro to Children’s Immigration Issues,  Judge Southwick is the  keynote speaker.  The program…

Oral arg. – COA – March 28, 2017

At 10:30 the Court will hear William Mack v State. Mack was convicted of aggravated assault.  On appeal he argues that the judge erred in dismissing several potential jurors.  One woman was excused because she lived in the same neighborhood as the victim and Mack even though she was never asked if that would affect…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – March 23, 2017

Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton and Dr. Bernard Boka v. Tyteanna D. Roberts, Individually, and on Behalf of all Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Tina Roberts, Deceased – minors’ savings clause/wrongful death – Tina Roberts died in July  2010, shortly after being discharged from the emergency room at Pioneer Community Hospital in  Newton.  She was survived by  two…

Decisions – COA – March 21, 2017

Shawn Richard O’Hara v. City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi – Tort Claims Act – O’Hara was walking across South 28th Avenue in Hattiesburg when the street  caved in.   Almost a year later,  he filed suit against the City of Hattiesburg in the Forrest County Circuit Court.   The circuit court dismissed O’Hara’s complaint without prejudice…

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

David Jackson v. State of Mississippi –  motion for records – David Jackson was convicted of possession of cocaine and intent to distribute.  On appeal, his conviction was affirmed.  He then filed a motion in the Madison County Circuit Court asking for records and transcripts in the trial court.   The trial court denied the motion…