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Payton v. Mississippi  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2016-KA-00378-SCT
Docket Number: 2016-KA-00378-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Howard Payton was convicted for the 2010 kidnapping and rape of a university student. At trial, inter alia, the State presented definitive scientific evidence of guilt: Payton’s DNA matched the DNA sample obtai...

Wayne Johnson Electric Inc. v. Robinson Electric Supply Company, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2017-CA-00805-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CA-00805-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson Electric sued Robinson Electric Supply for numerous claims, including breach of contract, fraud, and a variety of other torts. Johnson asserted that Robinson Electric Supply carried out a fraudulent scheme to ove...

Edward A. Hyde and Pattie Hyde v. Linus Baxter Martin, III, M.D. and Rush Medical Foundation d/b/a Rush Foundation Hospital
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2017-CA-00822-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellees is denied. Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ., not participating.
Arrington v. Mississippi State Board Of Dental Examiners  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2017-CA-01647-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CA-01647-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Elijah Arrington, III appealed the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners’ decision to revoke his dental license. The Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) held a disciplinary hearing on June 15, 16, a...

Jeffrey Martin a/k/a Jeffery Earl Martin a/k/a Jeffery E. Martin a/k/a Jeffery Martin v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2017-CT-01112-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jeffrey Martin is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. Not Participating: Griffis, J. Order entered.
Richard Gerald Jordan v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2017-DR-00989-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Richard Gerald Jordan is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Greenleaf v. Mississippi  
Date: March 21, 2019
Citation: 2017-KA-01216-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-KA-01216-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Alondo Greenleaf was convicted of aggravated assault after stabbing a man in the back. Greenleaf testified it was an accident, and on appeal he contended he received constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel bec...

Caleb Corrothers a/k/a Caleb Carrothers a/k/a Calbe Carother a/k/a Caleb L. Carrothers a/k/a Caleb Corothers a/k/a Calab Carothers v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2012-DP-00208-SCT
Caleb Corrothers's Motion of Notice is dismissed without prejudice. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Tommie Lee Page a/k/a Tommie Page v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2013-M-01645
Donald Mark Edwards v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2014-M-01487
Darryl Metcalf a/k/a Peanut v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2016-CT-01083-SCT
The Motion to Petition Writ of Certiorari filed by Darryl Metcalf, pro se is dismissed. Order entered.
Timothy Stratton a/k/a Timothy W. Stratton v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2016-M-00217
Ralph Arnold Smith, Jr., North Central Mississippi Regional Cancer Center, Inc. and William C. Bell v. Hickman, Goza & Spragins, PLLC and Chapman, Lewis & Swan, PLLC
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2017-CA-00129-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellants is denied. Coleman and Griffis, JJ., not participating.
Henderson v. Copper Ridge Homes, LLC  
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2017-CA-00959-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CA-00959-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: John and Cindy Henderson filed suit against Copper Ridge Homes (“Copper Ridge”) and First Bank regarding the construction of their new home in Magnolia, Mississippi. The case quickly spiraled into foreclosure proceedings...

Michael T. Gerty and State of Mississippi Ex Rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General v. Joesie R. Gerty
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2017-CP-00828-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Griffis, J., not participating.
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