Decisions – COA – Jan. 24, 2017

Bedford Care Center of Marion, LLC v. Cenither Nicholson – unemployment – In 2008, while working as certified nursing assistant at East Mississippi State Hospital, Nicholson pulled a muscle in her back while helping a patient who had fallen onto the floor.  The Hospital paid for Nicholson’s emergency-room visit and she missed two or three days…

Oral arg. – Miss.S.Ct. – Jan. 24, 2017

At 1:30 the Miss.S.Ct. will hear the case of Tyler Edmonds v. State in which Edmonds sought compensation under Mississippi’s Compensation to Victims of Wrongful Conviction and Imprisonment Act. In 2003, 13-year-old Edmonds was charged along with his half-sister of   murdering his  brother-in-law Joey Fulgham, during a Mother’s Day weekend shooting in 2003. Fulgham…

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

City of Tupelo, Mississippi v. John Patterson (Pat) O’Callaghan and Patsy K. O’Callaghan – takings clause – The O’Callaghans own a house on Raspberry Street in Tupelo.  In 1992, the City  replaced the six-inch drainage pipe with a thirty-six to forty-two-inch pipe to an open ditch along the west side of the property.  The ditch…

Oral arg. – COA – Jan. 18, 2017

At 10:00 the COA will hear the sex discrimination case of  case of Ola C. Kirk v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Kirk applied for the position of lieutenant with the Department of Public Safety in 2013.  When she was denied promotion, she sued claiming gender discrimination. Both the Employee Appeals Board and the Circuit…

Decisions – COA- Dec. 17, 2017

Beth Donaldson, Colie Donaldson and Coby Donaldson v. Dominic Ovella – malicious prosecution – In 2009, Dominic Ovella, a Louisiana construction lawyer contracted with B & C Construction and Equipment, LLC to construct a water-front vacation home in Pass Christian.  The price was  $559,000.  After construction began, Ovella changed the plans and used up all…

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

  Justin Crockett v. State of Mississippi – headlighting deer – Crockett was convicted of headlighting deer and sentenced to five days with all five suspended and revocation of his hunting license for three years.  The charges arose after a truck carrying three dead deer was stopped in Panola County on January 30, 2014.  The…