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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: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2013-CT-01296-SCT
The Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief Out of Time, filed by the Mississippi Association for Justice, is granted. Within seven days of entry of this order, the Association shall electronically re-file its amicus brief in compliance with Section 3(A)(3) of the Mississippi Appellate E-Filing Administrative Procedures. Mississippi Valley may file a response to the Association's amicus brief within 20 days after the brief is filed. Agree: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, King, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Disagree: Randolph, P.J., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
Bennie Beal v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01424-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Bennie Beal is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Clyde Delbert Esplin v. Rebecca Carol Esplin (Bryant)
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00727-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellant Clyde Delbert Esplin is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, King, Coleman, Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ. Not Participating: Beam, J. Order entered.
City of Meridian, Mississippi v. Adam Meadors
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00767-SCT
The Motion for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellee Adam Meadors is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, King, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Dismiss: Coleman, J. Order entered.
Margaret Magers v. Diamondhead Resort, LLC
Date: July 20, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-01330-SCT
Margaret Magers's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, King, Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Brenda Franklin v. Cornelius Turner d/b/a Golden Age Apartments, and Cornelius Turner d/b/a Major Management, Inc.
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01006-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Brenda Franklin is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, King and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Marion O'Bryan Strickland a/k/a Marion Strickland a/k/a Bryan Strickland a/k/a Brian Strickland v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01697-SCT
Marion Strickland's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, King, Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Vivians v. Baptist HealthPlex  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2014-CT-01828-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CT-01828-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A patron of the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton, Mississippi, slipped, fell, and suffered injuries when stepping into the Healthplex therapy pool. He sued, alleging, inter alia, that the Healthplex had failed to maintain i...

Mississippi Department of Corrections v. The Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2015-CA-00431-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
T.L. Wallace Construction, Inc. v. McArthur, Thames, Slay, and Dews, PLLC  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2015-CA-01596-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-CA-01596-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this auditing malpractice case, Thomas L. Wallace and T.L. Wallace Construction, Inc. appealed the Circuit Court's grant of summary judgment to McArthur, Thames, Slay, and Dews, PLLC (“McArthur Thames”) for lack of ca...

Edmonds v. Mississippi  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2015-CA-01788-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-CA-01788-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2004, a jury found Tyler Edmonds guilty of the murder of Joey Fulgham, who was his half-sister’s husband. In May 2007, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed Edmonds’s conviction and remanded the case to the tria...

Demario Walker a/k/a Demario D. Walker a/k/a Demario Dontez Walker v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-00912-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Demario Walker is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Lonnie Jordan a/k/a Lonnie L. Jordan a/k/a Lonnie Lee Jordan v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-01778-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari and the Motion to Supplement the Record filed by Lonnie Jordan are denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Justin James a/k/a "Hurricane" a/k/a Justin Curtis Martell James v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2015-CT-01822-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Justin James is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
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