Decisions – COA – 1/29/2019

Major Lee  v. State of Mississippi  –  prosecutorial misconduct/amending the indictment – Lee was found guilty of possession  of cocaine with intent to sell.  Lee was arrested after Columbus police officers attempted a traffic stop and Lee fled.  When his car reached a dead end, Le got out and fled.  He was caught and a…

Oral arg. – MSSC – 1/28/201

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019, the MSSC with hear the case of Elijah Arrington, III, v. the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners. Arrington had a dental practice at the corner of Northside and North State in Jackson (“Fondren Dental”). The Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners received some 29 complaints regarding…

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…