Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 19, 2017

Sheriel F. Perkins v. Carolyn McAdams – election contest –  Carolyn McAdams won  the 2013 mayoral race in Greenwood by 206 votes.  The challenger contested the election claiming illegal voting and fraud. At trial she produced evidence only that fifty two absentee ballots were wrongly counted and one absentee ballot and nine affidavit ballots were wrongly rejected.  Her claims of…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 17, 2017

  Clyde Chatman, Jr.  v. State of Mississippi – right to confront witnesses  -Clyde Chatman was convicted of the murder of Patrick Williams.   Williams was visiting his girlfriend, Tanedra Christian, in Jonestown.  They were on the front porch when a white car drove by.  Williams walked towards his house.  A few minutes later, Christian heard gunshots.…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 12, 2017

  Aundrea Robinson v. Martin Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Sunflower Food Stores of Magnolia – slip and fall –  Robinson was injured when he slipped and fell in a puddle at a grocery store.  The court granted summary judgment for the store.  The puddle had apparently been created when the beer man (a non-employee) was stocking…

Decisions – COA – Oct. 10, 2017

The Estate of James R. Pounds; James Bradley Pounds, Individually and as Executor of the Estate of James R. Pounds; Sonya Pounds Tucker; and Eula Mae Pounds v. J.L. Shirley and Linda Shirley – reformation of deed – Jim Shirley was deeded land to the east and west of Brown’s Creek.   In 1997, he sold…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 10, 2017

At 10:00 the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the death penalty case of Sherwood Brown v. State of Mississippi.  Brown has been on Mississippi’s death row since 1995.  In 2012, the Mississippi Supreme Court granted his petition to have DNA tested.  Testing showed that blood found on Brown’s shoe was male blood and, thus, could…

Decisions – Miss.S.Ct. – Oct. 5, 2017

Douglas Michael Long, Jr. v. David J. Vitkauskas – service by registered mail – Long sued Vitkauskas for alienation of affections.  Vitkauskas moved to dismiss based on insufficient service of process because Vitkauskas was served via MRCP 4(c)(5) – via registered mail – and someone other than himself, Mary Bre,  signed the return receipt.  The circuit court…

Oral arg. – COA – Sept. 4, 2017

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of Dalton Ray Stewart v. Dynamic Environmental Service, LLC and HDI- Gerling  Insurance Company.  This is a workers comp case.  Stewart was working for Dynamic Environmental when he was injured when the car he was driving for his employer rolled over in Reagan County Texas.   The only dispute…