Decisions – COA – 10/2/2018

Hand down list  In the Matter of the Estate of John M. Kaye, Deceased: John Morgan Kaye Jr., Executor v. Patricia M. Kaye –  undue influence – Jack and Pat married in 1987 and remained married until Jack’s death in 2012.  Both  had children from previous marriages. Jack had two sons, John and William Samuel Kaye,…

Oral arg. – COA – 10/2/2018

At 10:00 the COA will hear three appeals by the  Manufacturers Assoc. Workers’ Compensation against the Mississippi Workers Compensation Group Guaranty. The Appellants are employers’ groups that had  first chose to self insure for workers compensation but later decided to purchase insurance but were still levied assessments by the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission  and the Mississippi…

Oral arg. – COA – 9/26/2018

At 1:30 the COA will hear the workers compensation case of  Robert Sheffield v. S.J. Louis Construction, Inc. and Zurich Insurance Company.  Sheffield worked for S. J. Louis Construction Co.  In June 2015,  he was checking the load on his truck and missed a step causing him to fall to the ground. The employer case admitted…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 9/26/2018

At 10:30 the MSSC will hear the case of Brett Jones v. State of Mississippi wherein Jones, who was 15 at the time, was convicted of murdering his grandfather and given a life sentence.  He was later granted a hearing pursuant to  Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460 (2012).  The trial court again sentenced Jones to life. The…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 9/25/2018

At 1:20, the MSSC will hear Michael and Vickie Kansler v. Miss. Dep’t of Revenue In January 2015, the Kanslers concluding a  New York audit and  filed amended 2008 and 2009 Mississippi income tax returns seeking a refund of $257,140 which was denied because of Mississippi’s three year statute of limitations for refunds, MCA Section 27-7-313. The…