Decisions – COA – 7/16/2019

Hand down list Milton Pilate v. Mississippi Department of Employment Security and Powell Transportation Company – clerk must notify party of deficiency regarding appeal – Pilate was working for Powell Transportation Company when he started suffering from vertigo. He got treatment but the symptoms returned when he was driving. Instead of continuing his route to…

Oral arg. – COA – 7/17/2019

At 10:00 the CoA will hear State of Mississippi Board of Nursing v. Ann Hobson. Hobson had a history of substance abuse and was a participant in the Board’s Recovery Nurse Program from approximately 2004 until 2009. In 2014 she was a CRNA at South Sunflower Hospital.  On June 10 she was assisting in surgery.…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 7/16/2019

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear the case of Douglas Michael Long, Jr. v. David J. Vitkausakas, another bullshit alienation of affection lawsuit. Apparently these still exist because we have a legislature full of idiots. And henceforth we are dealing with Doug and Dave because I refuse to type Vitausakas more than I have already.…

Decisions – COA – 6/18/2019

Hand down list Irvin A. Payne v. State of Mississippi –  possession of ethylone  – Payne was convicted of  unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon  and possession of a controlled substance.  The items were found after a traffic stop.   The court reverses and renders the conviction for possession of a controlled substance…

Oral arg. – COA – 6/19/2019

At 1:30 the COA will hear the case of The Saxon Group v. South Mississippi Power Association. SMEPA is a generation transmission electric power coop that sells electricity wholesale to eleven distribution coops in Mississippi. Saxon was a Georgia construction company that was awarded a bid for mechanical and electrical construction services at SMEPA’s Moselle…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 6/18/2019

At 10:30 the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear the case of Charles Araujo, et al v. Governor Phil Bryant, et al., the case that challenged the law that required school districts to share their tax levies with charter schools. When a student enrolls in a charter school, the school district where the student resides sends…