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Thomas Pustay a/k/a Thomas Stephen Pustay a/k/a Thomas Stephan Pustay v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2013-CT-00977-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Thomas Pustay is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Michael R. Smith, Individually and as Trustee of the Maggie Legett Smith Irrevocable Trust v. Maggie Mae, L.P.; David B. Smith, Conservator of Maggie Mae Smith; David B. Smith, Executor of the Estate of Maggie L. Smith, Deceased; and David B. Smith, Individually
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-00875-SCT
The Petition of Appellee David B. Smith, Individually, for a Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
University of Mississippi Medical Center v. Kim Hampton, Individually and on behalf of Kimrick Smith, Deceased, and the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Kimrick Smith
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01079-SCT
Kim Hampton's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered.
Cozart v. Mississippi  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01741-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CT-01741-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Zachary Cozart was convicted by jury of manslaughter, for which he was sentenced to thirty years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Cozart appealed, arguing Mississippi Code Section 97-3-25(b) (Rev....

Jason Lee Keller v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2014-DR-00808-SCT
Shumake v. Shumake  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2015-CA-01622-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-CA-01622-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Leslie Shumake appealed a Chancery Court judgment that found him in contempt for failure to pay his alimony obligations, denied his motion to modify alimony, and placed an equitable lien on his law practice to secure the...

C. D. Pickle, Jr. a/k/a Clanton D. Pickle, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00298-SCT
C.D. Pickle's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Clanton D. Pickle, Jr. a/k/a C.D. Pickle, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00824-SCT
C.D. Pickle's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Smith v. Webster  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2015-EC-01562-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-EC-01562-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This election contest arose out of the November 4, 2014, general election for the circuit judge seat in Mississippi’s eleventh circuit district, subdistrict 3. Charles Webster received 3,255 votes, whereas Chaka Smith re...

Janice Michelle Wilcher a/k/a Janice Wilcher v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2015-KA-01008-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
McIntosh v. Mississippi Real Estate Comm'n  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2015-SA-01086-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-SA-01086-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Rita McIntosh appealed a circuit court’s judgment affirming the Mississippi Real Estate Commission’s disciplinary order against her, finding that McIntosh had engaged in “improper dealing.” According to the order, McInto...

Ballard v. Ballard  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2016-CA-00615-SCT
Docket Number: 2016-CA-00615-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties ultimately agreed to an irreconcilable differences divorce, with the chancery court to decide certain issues: child custody, visitation, equitable division of property and attorney fees. The bulk of Candice B...

Thomas Edwin Loden, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2016-DR-00962-SCT
Barlow v. Miss.State Bd. of Chiropractic Examiners  
Date: May 25, 2017
Citation: 2016-SA-00110-SCT
Docket Number: 2016-SA-00110-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Andy Barlow was disciplined by the Mississippi State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for advertising in violation of the statutes governing chiropractors. The complaint alleged that Dr. Barlow advertised using profes...

Mississippi Valley Silica Company, Inc. v. Dorothy Barnett, Individually and as Wrongful Death Beneficiary of Howard Barnett, Deceased, and on Behalf of All Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Howard Barnett, Deceased
Date: May 18, 2017
Citation: 2013-CT-01296-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Mississippi Valley Silica Company, Inc., is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
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