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…

Decisions – MSSC – 6/13/2019

Hand down list In Re: In the Matter of the Appointment and Setting Salary for County Court Administrator and Deputy Court Administrator: Hinds County, Mississippi v. Hon. William Skinner and Larita Cooper Stokes –  appeal of order by county court judges – When the two Hinds County Court judges signed an administrative order setting the…

Decisions – COA – 6/11/2019

Hand down list Coast Plaza LLC, Michael J. Thompson, Keith Paul Gagnon, and Estate of Milton L. Gagnon v. RCH Capital LLC, RCH Mortgage Fund V LLC, and Michael J. Yentzen Esq., as Substitute Trustee –  breach of alleged settlement agreement – The Coast Plaza parties sued the RCH parties to enforce a settlement agreement…

Oral arg. – COA – 6/12/2019

At 10:00 the COA will hear the case of Annis Willis Ranier v. River Oaks Hospital, LLC. Ranier worked at River Oaks Hospital for 30 years despite having a severe allergy to latex. In 2011 she was a patient there and undergoing a venogram to test the relative condition of the veins in her legs.…

Decisions – MSSC – 6/6/2019

Hand down list In The Matter of The Last Will and Testament of Mary Saunders Waller: Brenda Gordon and Craig Gordon v. Sherry Wall, Administratrix C.T.A. of the Estate of Mary Saunders–  inter vivos gift – Ninety-year-old  Mary Saunders Waller gave her  daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Craig Gordon, 450 acres.  A conservator was appointed…

Decisions – COA – 6/4/2019

Hand down list Ruben Orlando Benitez v. Joel Wallace – statute of limitations – Ruben Orlando Benitez was convicted of the murder of Stacey Wright.  His conviction was affirmed on appeal in 2014.  In June  2017, Benitez sued MBI investigator  Joel Wallace  alleging that Wallace committed several torts against him during the investigation into Wright’s…

Decisions – MSSC – 5/30/2019

Hand down list Larry Knight v. State of Mississippi – Lindsey brief – Larry Knight was convicted of one count of molestation and was sentenced to serve fifteen years.  His appellate counsel filed a brief under Lindsey v. State, 939 So. 2d 743 (Miss. 2005), stating that they searched the record but were unable to…