Oral arg. – MSSC – 9/12/2018

At 1:30 the MSSC will hear KMPG, LLP v. Singing River Health System involving arbitration agreements contained in contracts with governmental entities.  Singing River and KPMG entered into contracts made up of five engagement letters for KPMG to audit Singing River’s year-end financial statements.  Each letter contained an arbitration clause.   Singing River later filed suit against…

Decisions – COA -9/11/2018

Hand down list  Tony L. Smith and Linda N. Smith v. Coldwell Banker Graham & Associates, Inc., Cindy Lai, Mark S. Bounds Realty Partners, Inc., Donald Conn, Jr. and Wayne C. Williams –  dismissal for lack of prosecution – In 2003,  Tony and Linda Smith purchased a home in Rankin County from John Hendon. A…

Decision – MSSC -9/6/2018

Hand down list Frankie T. Jones  v. State of Mississippi –  Batson – Jones was convicted of  murdering  Billy Ray Covington. In July of 2015, Jones invited Ashley Hobson and  Hannah Walls to his camper trailer in Pittsboro to do drugs.  They spent the evening drinking, doing drugs, and shooting a gun. The next morning Jones and Hobson…

Decisions – COA -9/4/2018

Hand down list Willie D. Triplett v. State of Mississippi –  suppression motion – A pawn shop in Neshoba County reported that a man had just tried to pawn a tiller and the transaction was suspicious. The pawn shop owner had the tag number which law enforcement traced to a couple who told them that…

Decisions – MSSC – 8/30/2018

Hand down list City of Clinton, Mississippi and Officer Michael Kelly v. Patrice Tornes  – Tort Claims Act –  Kelly was an officer with the Clinton P.D.   In May of 2015, he drove through a parking lot to get to a call.  According to Kelly there were items in the parking lot obstructing his view…

Decisions – COA – 8/28/2018

Hand down list Paul Posey and Robert Posey v. Dorothy Pope and Willard Posey –  will contest – When Gladys Posey died in 2013, two of her children challenged her 2008 will and two 2007 warranty deed  claiming they were the product of undue influence. A jury found for the children contesting the will and…

Decisions -MSSC – 8/23/2018

Hand down list In the Matter of the Estate of Brian K. Cole, Deceased: Wayne E. Ferrell, Jr., James W. Nobles, Jr., and Angelo J. Dorizas v. Gregory Cole, Administrator and GuideOne Specialty Mutual Insurance Company – attorneys lien – Brian Cole was killed in an auto accident in 2001. His estate hired Eugene Tullos…