Supreme Court of Mississippi Decisions 2011

Ladennis Graham v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2007-CT-01576-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Trejo v. Mississippi  
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-02133-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed Defendant David Trejo's conviction and sentence for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, finding the State had violated Defendant's Fourth Amendment right against...

Dante Lamar Evans v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00854-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Dante Lamar Evans is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Bobbie Sue Kimbrough v. Robert Earl Kimbrough
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01019-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Bobbie Sue Kimbrough is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Elizabeth Martin v. St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01365-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Lamar and Kitchens, JJ. Not Participating: Chandler and King, JJ. Order entered.
Estate of Brill v. Phillips  
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01968-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Frank Nichols, individually and as executor of Annie Hobson Nichols’s estate, petitioned the Chancery Court for the First Judicial District of Hinds County to remove his sister, Shirlee Phillips, and Kathryn Kennington a...

Barrett B. Daly v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-BR-00716-SCT
It is therefore ordered that Motion for Expedited Consideration of Motion 2011-2623, Motion for Unconditional Reinstatement Following Satisfaction of Conditions Imposed by Conditional Reinstatement is granted. It is further ordered that the Motion for Unconditional Reinstatement Following Satisfaction of Conditions Imposed by Conditional Reinstatement, the Supplemental and Amended Motion for Unconditional Reinstatement Following Satisfaction of Conditions Imposed by Conditional Reinstatement, and the Second Supplemental and Amended Motion for Unconditional Reinstatement Following Satisfaction of Conditions Imposed by Conditional Reinstatement are granted. It is further ordered that Barrett B. Daly be reinstated to the practice of law. It is further ordered that Barrett B. Daly's name be restored to the Bar Roll of this Court. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Robichaux v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00109-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the destruction of their home in Hurricane Katrina, Michael and Mary Robichaux filed suit in October, 2006, in the circuit court against their insurers, Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company (Nationwide) and...

Pamela Lynn Lawson v. Honeywell International, Inc. f/k/a Allied Signal, Inc.
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01924-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Honeywell International, Inc., is denied.
Bobby Earl Wilson, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00158-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Bobby Earl Wilson, Jr., is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Andrew Matthies a/k/a Andrew K. Matthies v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00783-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Andrew Matthies is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
City of Cleveland, Mississippi v. Mid-South Associates, LLC
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00971-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by the City of Cleveland is granted. To Grant: Carlson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Randolph and Lamar, JJ. Order entered.
Jerry Tyrone Parker v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-01882-SCT
Motion for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Jerry Tyrone Parker is dismissed. M.R.A.P. 17(b). Order entered.
Mississippi Comm'n on Judicial Perf. v. Smith  
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-JP-00319-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Tunica County Circuit Court Judge Albert B. Smith III acknowledged that he abused his contempt powers and exhibited poor courtroom demeanor in several cases before him from 2006 to 2009. The Mississippi Commission on Jud...

Robert Manning v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-M-00863
Application for Leave to File Petition for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief is dismissed as procedurally barred. Any further frivolous filings may subject Manning to sanctions, pursuant to Rule 22(a) of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Dickinson, P.J. Order entered.
Paul Ricks v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-TS-00831-SCT
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal filed by the State of Mississippi is denied. The interlocutory appeal currently pending before this court in case No. 2011-IA-00280 shall be consolidated with the instant case. The consolidated cases shall be remanded to the Circuit Court of Rankin County for consideration of all issues. Rankin County taxed with costs of appeal. Agreed: All Justices. Randolph, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Trustmark National Bank v. Roxco Ltd.  
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-00559-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-00559-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Roxco, Ltd. was hired as the general contractor for several public-construction projects for the State of Mississippi, including four building projects at the University of Mississippi, Jackson State University, and Alco...

The Sherwin-Williams Company v. Trellvion Gaines, a Minor By and Through His Natural Mother, Legal Guardian and Next Friend, Sherneker Pollard
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01866-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Kitchens, J., would deny and substitute opinion. Chandler, J., would grant. Lamar, J., not participating.
Charles Davis, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01758-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Charles Davis, Jr., is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Roger Eric Thorson v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01010-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Roger Eric Thorson is denied.
Mark Kee Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00248-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Mark Kee Brown is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: Dickinson, P.J. Order entered.
Larry Evans v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00951-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Larry Evans is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Automobile Ins. Co. of Hartford v. Lipscomb  
Date: December 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00149-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2010-IA-00149-SCT, 2010-IA-00153-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, a fire consumed an apartment building rented by Plaintiffs Paul Whittington, Jr. and Westbrook Cooper. Mr. Whittington died from injuries he sustained in the fire, while Mr. Cooper was injured but survived. The...

In Re: Frank Melton
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2007-M-00339
Request for Striking Portions of the Defendant's Motion and Request for Sanctions filed by Judge Tomie Green is dismissed. The Rehearing Request to Strike Defense Attorneys' Disrespectful Language and for Sanctions and Alternatively to Clarify filed by Judge Tomie Green is dismissed. The Response to Rehearing Request to Strike Defense Attorneys' Disrespectful Language and for Sanctions and in the Alternative to Clarify and Specific Request for a Standing Order Recusing Judge Green in all Existing and Future Cases filed by Counsel for Frank Melton filed by Dale Danks, Jr., Merrida Coxwell, Jr. and Michael V. Cory, Jr., is dismissed. It is further ordered that the following material be stricken from this file: Defendant's Emergency Application for Extraordinary Relief Under Rules 21(c), 21(e) and 27 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Practice Requesting that this Court Enter an Order Recusing Judge Tomie Green and Vacating Criminal Arrest Warrant Issued by Judge Green, or in the Alternative Staying the Warrant Pending Final Resolution of These Issues by this Court, pp. 4-6, paragraphs 6-8, Exhibit 33 Defendant's Supplemental Emergency Application for Extraordinary Relief Under Rules 21(c), 21(e) and 27 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Practice Requesting that this Court Enter an Order Recusing Judge Tomie Green and Vacating Criminal Arrest Warrant Issued by Judge Green, or in the Alternative Staying the Warrant Pending Final Resolution of These Issues by this Court, p. 3, paragraph 2 Response to Rehearing Request to Strike Defense Attorneys' Disrespectful Language and for Sanctions and in the Alternative to Clarify and Specific Request for a Standing Order Recusing Judge Green in all Existing and Future Cases filed by Counsel for Frank Melton, p. 2, sections II and III, pages 3-10, Exhibits 2, 3 and 4. Order entered.
Robert Mitchell Hilliard v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-02055-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Robert Mitchell Hilliard is dismissed. M.R.A.P. 17(b). Order entered.
Marvin Berry v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-02092-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Marvin Berry is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Robert D. Evans v. Beverly B. Evans
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00953-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Robert D. Evans is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Randolph and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Gary Allen Glidden v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01061-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Gary Allen Glidden is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and Chandler, JJ., would grant. King, J., not participating.
Lawanda Dillon v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01228-SCT
Robert D. Evans v. Beverly B. Evans
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01442-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Robert D. Evans is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Randolph and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Brenda Burson Perkins v. Star Transportation, Inc. and Loraine W. Clark
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01714-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Brenda Burson Perkins is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Simpson County, Mississippi v. Don F. McElroy
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01874-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Don F. McElroy is granted. To Grant: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Secretary of State of the State of Mississippi and City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi v. Clyde H. Gunn, III, D. Neil Harris, Sr. and Vecie Michelle Harris
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00719-SCT
Appellees' Motion to Re-Tax Costs on Appeal is granted in part and denied in part. The parties are to split the costs of appeal equally Appellants and Appellees are hereby each taxed with one half of the costs of appeal. Pierce, J., not participating. Order entered.
Knox v. Mississippi  
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00814-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00814-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, sixteen death-sentenced inmates, including Steve Knox (the inmates), filed a complaint in the Chancery Court. The essence of their complaint was that due to defects in both the statutory structure and the perfor...

Queen City Nursing Center, Inc. v. Mississippi State Dept. of Health  
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CC-01077-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CC-01077-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Meadowbrook Health and Rehab, LLC, filed an application for a certificate of need (CON) with the Mississippi Department of Health (DOH) to build a nursing home in Lauderdale County. The DOH staff recommended that the app...

Willie Ray Lay v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00633-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Willie Ray Lay is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Dave C. Terry v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00980-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Dave C. Terry is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
In The Matter of the Last Will and Testament and Estate of J. Wesley Cooper, Deceased: Janice C. Cooper v. Carolyn C. Guido
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-01253-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Janice C. Cooper is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Holliman v. Mississippi  
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00397-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-00397-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Brian Holliman was convicted for killing his wife. He was sentenced to life in prison. Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence, arguing to the Supreme Court that the prosecutor in his case made an imperm...

Michael Shane Richardson v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00511-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Michael Shane Richardson is denied.
Jules Corbin v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00678-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by the State of Mississippi is denied. Chandler, J., would grant.
Mississippi Comm'n on Judicial Perm. v. Darby  
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 2011-JP-01280-SCT
Docket Number: 2011-JP-01280-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance (Commission) filed a Formal Complaint charging Youth Court Judge Leigh Ann Darby with violating various Canons of the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct and with "will...

In Re: Uniform Chancery Court Rules
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99006-SCT
Rules for Court Reporters
Date: December 1, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99021-SCT
Johnson v. Mississippi  
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00552-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-00552-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Alvin Johnson was convicted of possession of cocaine and sentenced to sixteen years' imprisonment with nine suspended and five years of post-release supervision and a fine. The Court of Appeals affirmed Defenda...

Riverside Traffic Systems, Inc. v. Bostwick  
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00710-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-00710-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the Supreme Court concerned whether the Union County Circuit Court erred in finding that the City of New Albany Board of Aldermen's (City) decision that a tract of land had been legally rezoned from agri...

Karen R. Thompson v. Dung Thi Hoang Nguyen
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01147-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Dung Thi Hoang Nguyen is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Carl Douglas Necaise v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01710-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Carl Douglas Necaise is denied. To Deny: Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., and Dickinson, P.J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Precision Communications, Inc. v. Hinds County, Mississippi
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01720-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Precision Communications, Inc., is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Sherry Wiltshire v. Mississippi Fairgrounds Commission
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01797-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Sherry Wiltshire is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Arvind Kumar, Individually and d/b/a Holiday Inn of Columbus, Tony Savage and Tracey Savage v. Shanna Loper
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-02037-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Shanna Loper is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Bank of Commerce v. Southgroup Insurance and Financial Services, LLC, and Norman F. White, d/b/a Barry & Brewer
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00622-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Bank of Commerce is denied. Waller, C.J., Lamar and Kitchens, JJ., would grant.
Lockhart v. Collins  
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01705-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-01705-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: J. C. and Betty Lockhart owned a life estate in an undivided one-fourth interest in 160 acres in Monroe County, Mississippi. After the death of J.C., Betty Lockhart filed a complaint to partition by public sale the land...

In Re: Local Rules
Date: November 17, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99015-SCT
City of Jackson, Mississippi v. Myrt Naylor Rhaly, and sons, Henry Crawford Rhaly, Jr., John Thomas Rhaly, William Dewitt Rhaly, Bill Alan Wilson, and wife, Linda Gay Wilson, Mary Sue Creel, Hilda Louise Ferron and Amy Jo Baxter
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00350-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for the City of Jackson is granted. To Grant: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
5K Farms, Inc. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue f/k/a Mississippi State Tax Commission
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01787-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by 5K Farms, Inc., is granted. To Grant: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., and Randolph, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Mid-South Retina, LLC v. Bernice Conner
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00190-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Bernice Conner is denied. Kitchens, J., would grant.
Kenneth Knight v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00770-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Kenneth Knight is denied.
Jason Powell v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00863-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Jason Powell is denied. Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar and Chandler, JJ., would dismiss.
Cliff Hensley v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-01311-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Cliff Hensley is denied.
Rachel D. Nelson v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 10, 2011
Citation: 2010-KM-00698-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by Rachel D. Nelson is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
APAC-Tennessee, Inc. v. Ethan Bryant, a Minor, By His Natural Father, Natural Guardian and Next of Friend, Carey Bryant, Kateri Bryant, Carey Bryant, Chad McCarty, and Everything Wholesale, LLC
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-02009-SCT
Joint Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Appeal and Cross-Appeal is granted. The parties are to bear their respective costs of appeal. Kitchens, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Arturo Aquirre Moreno v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01001-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Arturo Moreno is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating, King, J. Order entered.
Kinsey v. Pangborn Corp. et. al.  
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00925-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00925-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The "last will and testament" of Ted Watkins named his ex-stepdaughter Petitioner Diana Kinsey as executrix of his estate, and bequeathed all of his property to her. A year following his death, the estate was closed, and...

Kenneth L. Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00007-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Kenneth L. Jackson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Calvin Langston v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00280-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Calvin Langston is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Jay T. Magee v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00463-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Jay T. Magee is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Leon Felix, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00750-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Leon Felix, Jr., is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Double Quick, Inc. v. Moore  
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-01963-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-IA-01963-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case came before the Supreme Court on an interlocutory appeal from circuit court. The issue on appeal was whether the trial court erred in failing to apply premises-liability law and denying Double Quick, Inc.'s mot...

Hickman v. Mississippi  
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-01274-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-01274-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After a mistrial, Defendant Stephan Hickman was retried and found guilty of capital murder with the underlying felony of robbery. The circuit court sentenced Hickman to life without parole in the custody of the Mississip...

Mississippi Comm'm on Judicial Performance v. Dearman  
Date: November 3, 2011
Citation: 2011-JP-00554-SCT
Docket Number: 2011-JP-00554-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a formal complaint against Judge Teresa Brown Dearman for violating Canons 1 (charging judges to establish, maintain, and enforce high standards of conduct to upho...

Patrick Franklin v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01923-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Patrick Franklin is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Shaffer v. Mississippi  
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00151-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-00151-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-Appellant David Shaffer was convicted of child exploitation for soliciting sex from a twenty-nine year old female who he thought was thirteen. He argued to the Court of Appeals that the could not be guilty of c...

The Green Acres Trust v. Dan Wells and Ann Wells
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00564-SCT
The judgments of the Court of Appeals and the Oktibbeha County Chancery Court are affirmed by an evenly divided Supreme Court and the costs on appeal are assessed to the Appellant. King, J., not participating. Waller, C.J., for the Court. Order entered.
Roger Heidelberg v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00917-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Roger Heidelberg, pro se, is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Harry Studdard and Jean Studdard v. William Robert "Bob" Pitts
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01436-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Harry Studdard and Jean Studdard is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Joseph Johnett Wilson v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01498-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Joseph Johnett Wilson is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. Not Participating: Dickinson, P.J. Order entered.
Fletcher v. Diamondhead Incorporators  
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2010-AN-00117-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-AN-00117-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: John Fletcher, John McConnon, and Tom Leader (collectively, "Fletcher") appealed an order of the Chancery Court of Hancock County incorporating the City of Diamondhead, Mississippi. Fletcher argued that the chancery cour...

Phillips v. Kelley  
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01266-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-01266-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Phillips and RJK Investments, LLC, appealed a circuit court's order dismissing with prejudice all of its claims pursuant to a compromise and settlement order entered in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Phillip...

Johnny James, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00786-SCT
Petition to Stay Order Pending Review on Certiorari and Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed without prejudice. Order entered.
Rennie T. Gibbs v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00819-SCT
Covington County School District, by and Through its Board of Education and its President, Andrew Keys and its Superintendent of Education, I.S. Sanford, Jr.; Covington County Superintendent of Education I.S. Sanford, Jr., officially and in his individual capacity; Covington County Board of Education, by and through its president, Andrew Keys; Andrew Keys, officially and in his individual capacity; Tommy Keys v. Jane Doe, a Minor, By and Through Her Next Friends, Daniel Magee and Geneva Magee
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-01453-SCT
Having considered the record, the parties' briefs, and oral argument in this interlocutory appeal, the en banc Court concludes that the circuit court's judgment is affirmed to the extent that it denied the appellants' motion for summary judgment that the circuit court's judgment is vacated in all other respects that this case is remanded to the circuit court and the appellants shall bear the costs of this appeal. King, J., not participating. Waller, C.J., for the Court. Order entered.
Drexel Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 27, 2011
Citation: 2011-M-00692
Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed pro se by Drexel Brown is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Flynn Wallace and Kathleen Wallace v. City of Jackson, Mississippi and State Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00271-SCT
Motion for rehearing filed by the Appellants is denied. Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ., would grant. King, J., not participating.
Carambat v. Carambat  
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01226-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hancock County Chancery Court granted Stacy Ruth Carambat a divorce from James Edward Carambat on the ground of habitual and excessive drug use. James appealed, arguing that the chancellor erred by granting the divor...

Lawson v. Honeywell International, Inc.  
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01924-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Pamela Lynn Lawson appealed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to the Defendant Honeywell International, Inc., on her Mississippi Products Liability Act (MPLA) claim and her negligence claim arising fr...

Lemon Drop Properties, LLC. v. Pass Marianne, LLC  
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00883-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an interlocutory appeal from a circuit court which granted the "Motions to Compel Arbitration" of Pass Marianne, LLC (Pass) and Alfonso Realty, Inc. (Alfonso). On appeal, the Supreme Court considered: (1) w...

Williams v. Mississippi  
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00625-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Algernon Williams was convicted of shooting into a dwelling, when ballistics testing revealed that the shots were fired from a gun he had admitted owning, and which was in his possession during the time of the...

Jerry Herring v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00935-SCT
Lamar, J. Disposition: Per Curiam Affirmance. Conviction of home repair fraud and sentence of five (5) years, as a habitual offender, without the possibility of parole, suspension or reduction, in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with conditions, Affirmed. Newton County taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ., Concur.
Pursue Energy Corporation v. Abernathy  
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01794-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01794-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The central issue in this case was whether an oil company could deduct reasonable processing and investment costs from the payments it made to royalty owners. If so, the Supreme Court had to determine whether Mississippi...

Arcadia Farms Partnership v. Audubon Insurance Company
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00903-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Audubon Insurance Company is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. Order entered.
Corey T. Lee v. Jean Miller Lee
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01850-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Corey T. Lee is granted. To Grant: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar and Kitchens, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. Order entered.
Mississippi v. Gunn  
Date: October 13, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00719-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00719-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Secretary of State of Mississippi (State) and the City of Ocean Springs (Ocean Springs) appealed a chancery court's decision that enjoined the construction of a sidewalk. The sidewalk would have run along a beach adj...

Glidden v. Mississippi  
Date: October 6, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01061-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-01061-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Gary Glidden was convicted of one count of possession of a controlled substance. The circuit court sentenced him to serve a term of four years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The c...

Frederick Jamal Davis, Nathan Rogers, Felicia Hundley, Ralph Hundley, Joey Mayes and Johnny Pickens v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 6, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00991-SCT
On the Court's own motion, the appeal filed pro se by the Appellants, Frederick Jamal Davis, Nathan Rogers, Felicia Hundley, Ralph Hundley, Joey Mayes and Johnny Pickens is dismissed for lack of a final judgment from which an appeal may be taken. All costs of this appeal are assessed to the Appellants. Chandler, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Schenille Martin, on Behalf of the Wrongful Death Heirs of Floyd L. Martin, Deceased v. B&B Concrete Company, Inc.
Date: October 6, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00145-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Schenille Martin, individually and on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of Floyd L. Martin, deceased, is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Mississippi Transport. Comm'n v. Montgomery  
Date: October 6, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-01112-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-IA-01112-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Sylvia Montgomery filed suit against the Mississippi Transportation Commission (Commission) after she was injured when her car struck a pothole in the northbound lane of Interstate 55 near Vaughan. The Commiss...

In Re: Union Carbide Corporation, et al.
Date: October 6, 2011
Citation: 2011-M-00874
Union Carbide's Petition for Disqualification of Trial Judge Pursuant to M.R.A.P. 48B, for an Immediate Stay of All Proceedings, and for Other Extraordinary Relief is granted. Judge Eddie H. Bowen shall immediately recuse himself from further proceedings in Smith County Circuit Court Cause No. 2006-196, and all matters pending therein shall continue to be stayed until such time as a judge is appointed to preside. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, Pierce and King, JJ. Order entered.
William Alias, Jr. v. The City of Oxford, Mississippi
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00301-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for William Alias, Jr., is dismissed as untimely filed pursuant to M.R.A.P. 17(b). Appellant's Motion to Suspend the Rules in Accordance with M.R.A.P. Rules 2 and 17, filed by counsel for William Alias, Jr., is denied. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Derrick Turner v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00330-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Derrick Turner is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Bertrue Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01549-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Bertrue Jackson is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., and Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Paul R. Cook v. The Home Depot and American Home Assurance Company
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01551-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Paul R. Cook is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Randolph, Kitchens and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Carlson, P.J., Lamar and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Rico Kiwanis Dunlap v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01735-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Rico Kiwanis Dunlap is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., and King, J. Order entered.
Kevin Dale McCain v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01865-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Kevin Dale McCain is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Pierce, J. Order entered.
Compere v. St. Dominic Jackson Mem. Hosp.  
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00490-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Compere appealed a trial court’s dismissal with prejudice and its imposition of monetary sanctions for his filing a second medical-malpractice action against Dr. Bryan Lantrip and St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hos...

Maney Simmons, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00259-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Maney Simmons, Jr., is dismissed as untimely filed. M.R.A.P. 17(b). Order entered.
Wales v. Mississippi  
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00473-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Leo Wales was tried in absentia for two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault. A jury found Defendant guilty on all counts, and the Circuit Court of Hinds County sentenced Defendant to tw...

Mississippi Comm'n on Judicial Perf. v. Bustin  
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-JP-00552-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a Formal Complaint against Lamar County Justice Court Judge Carol Ann Bustin. The complaint charged that Judge Bustin, while serving as an attorney for David C. Le...

American Air Specialists of Mississippi, Inc. v. Patricia Goldman, Timothy Kelly, Nancy Kelly and Jonathan Kelly
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-M-00449-SCT
Motion for Reconsideration, En Banc, is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
In Re: Mark Mathews
Date: September 29, 2011
Citation: 2011-M-01207
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is denied. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Steven Harrison v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2007-M-00662
Application for Leave to File Successive Motion for Post-Conviction Relief in Trial Court filed by Steven Harrison is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Carlson, P.J., Randolph and Lamar, JJ. Not Participating: Pierce, J. Order entered.
Eric De'Juan Jones v State of Mississippi
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00288-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Eric D. Jones is hereby dismissed pursuant to MRAP 17(b). Order entered.
Lavon Yankton a/k/a Lavan Yankton a/k/a Johnny Taylor v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01075-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Lavon Yankton is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Christopher Lashon Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01776-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Christopher L. Johnson is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
In The Matter of The Estate of Bobbye N. Brill, Deceased and Annie Hobson Nichols, Deceased: Frank Nichols v. Shirlee N. Phillips and Kathryn Kennington
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01968-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Frank Nichols is granted. To Grant: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph and Kitchens, JJ. Order entered.
Akins v. Miss. Depart. of Revenue  
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00599-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00599-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Tax Commission (Commission) assessed a contractor’s tax against Walter Akins, d/b/a Akins Construction Company. Akins challenged the assessment administratively. After exhausting his administrative remedi...

Public Employees' Retirement System v. Susan McDonnell
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00483-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Public Employees' Retirement System is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Grant: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Miss. Crime Lab. v. Douglas  
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00776-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-IA-00776-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This was an interlocutory appeal from the denial of a motion to sever and transfer venue. Plaintiffs Hattie Douglas, Kevin Hamlin, and the victim’s five siblings (collectively Plaintiffs) filed a complaint in circuit cou...

Anderson Tully Timber Company a/k/a AT Timber v. Bryan Edward Newman
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00821-SCT
Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Appellant was granted by order of this Court on June 16, 2010. After further consideration, the Court finds the petition was improvidently granted and should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion the petition for interlocutory appeal is dismissed as improvidently granted. All costs are assessed to Appellant. King, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Corbin v. Mississippi  
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00678-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-00678-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jules Corbin, Tammy Louis, and James Henry, Jr. were involved in an automobile wreck that left Louis dead and Henry severely injured. Corbin was indicted for capital murder, aggravated assault, and felony fleeing the sce...

In Re: Judicial Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: September 22, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99019-SCT
Ray Fountain v. SKL Investments, Inc., and Alton Hall
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00122-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Alton Hall is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Sandra Coleman, As Personal Representative of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Randy Coleman, Deceased v. Ford Motor Company
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00207-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Sandra Coleman is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: Lamar and King, JJ. Order entered.
Tavares Showers v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00321-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Tavares Showers is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., and Kitchens, J. Not Participating: Lamar and King, JJ. Order entered.
Scott Daniel Baker v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01194-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Scott Daniel Baker is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens and Pierce. To Grant: Chandler, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Charles Billue v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01243-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Charles Billue is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Dismiss: Carlson, P.J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Bank of Commerce v. Southgroup Insurance & Financial Services, LLC  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00622-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00622-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bank of Commerce (Bank) brought an action against SouthGroup Insurance and Financial Services, LLC (SouthGroup) and Norman White, an agent of SouthGroup, for negligent misrepresentations made by White regarding the t...

Thorson v. Mississippi  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01010-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-01010-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Roger Thorson was indicted in 1987 and charged with the capital murder of Gloria McKinney, his ex-girlfriend, during the commission of a kidnapping. On Thorson’s direct appeal of his capital-murder conviction a...

Derrick Mitchell v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00327-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Derrick Mitchell is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Richardson v. Mississippi  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00511-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-00511-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Richardson was convicted by a jury capital murder and of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The State sought the death penalty at the sentencing phase, but the jury returned a verdict o...

Goforth v. Mississippi  
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-01341-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-01341-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Amanda Goforth, a former high-school teacher, was indicted on five counts of sexual battery involving one of her former students. She was convicted on two counts and acquitted on the remaining three. Because th...

Laterica L. Powers and Sandra Hammack v. Immanuel F. Powers
Date: September 15, 2011
Citation: 2011-IA-00752-SCT
Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by counsel for Laterica L. Powers and Sandra Hammack is hereby granted. The Temporary Restraining Order, issued on April 8, 2011 in Cause No. 2008-082-D in the Chancery Court of Noxubee County, Mississippi is vacated. Likewise, the portion of the Order, issued on May 10, 2011 in Cause No. 2008-082-D, which extended the terms of the Temporary Restraining Order, is hereby vacated. This matter is remanded to the trial court for any proceedings consistent with allowing Immanuel F. Powers to exercise his rights under the Child Custody and Child Support Agreement made a part of the parties' Final Decree for Divorce, including reasonable rights of visitation with the minor child. The Petitioners' Motion to Strike is dismissed as moot. All costs are assessed to Respondent. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Chandler and King, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, Kitchens and Pierce, JJ. Waller, C.J., for the Court. Order entered.
Timothy W. Jordan, Glenn E. Grose and Johnny Grose v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01761-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Timothy W. Jordan is granted. Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Johnny Grose is granted. Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Glenn E. Grose is granted. Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Glenn E. Grose is granted. To Grant Each Petition: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. To Deny Each Petition: Randolph and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar and King, JJ. Order entered.
Sherwin-Williams Co. v. Gaines  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01866-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01866-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this personal-injury products-liability case, a jury awarded plaintiff Trellvion Gaines $7 million, finding that he had been brain-damaged from exposure to lead. In an effort to convince the Supreme Court to reverse t...

Eric DeShawn Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00550-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Eric Jackson is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Holly Springs Realty Group, LLC v. BancorpSouth Bank
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00923-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Petitioner is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar and King, JJ. Order entered.
Michael Warren Willie v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01918-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Michael Warren Willie is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
WW, Inc. v. Rainbow Casino-Vicksburg Partnership, LP  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00361-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00361-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Weight Watchers discovered that its bookkeeper, Dianne Belk, had embezzled nearly $1,000,000 from the business over a six-year period. Belk embezzled the money by writing checks to herself from Weight Watchers a...

Hughes v. Hosemann  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01949-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-01949-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2008, P. Leslie Riley and an organization known as "Personhood Mississippi" filed an initiative, now known as Measure 26, with the Office of the Secretary of State. The initiative was qualified by the Secreta...

Clarence Arrington v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00254-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Clarence Arrington is denied. To Deny: Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., and Chandler, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Mid-South Retina, LLC v. Conner  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00190-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-IA-00190-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Bernice Conner filed a medical-negligence suit against Mid-South Retina, LLC. The County Court of Coahoma County originally granted summary judgment in favor of Mid-South, finding that Conner had failed to establish the...

City of Jackson v. Doe  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00341-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2010-IA-00341-SCT, 2010-IA-00342-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2001, eight-year-old Jane Doe and thirteen-year-old Lisa Roe were playing unsupervised at the Presidential Hills Park, a public park built, operated, and maintained by the City of Jackson (the City). While playin...

Mississippi Comm'n on Jud. Perf. v. Cowart  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-01903-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-JP-01903-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a formal complaint against Nell Y. Cowart, justice court judge for the Southeast District, Pearl River County, Mississippi, alleging judicial misconduct. After con...

Mississippi Comm'n on Jud. Perf. v. Little  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-01944-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-JP-01944-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a formal complaint and charged Steve Little with judicial misconduct. The Commission filed its Finding of Facts and Recommendations with this Court stating that St...

Knight v. Mississippi  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00770-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-00770-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kenneth Hugh Knight was convicted in the Pearl River County Circuit Court for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute while in possession of a firearm. Defendant appealed, raising three i...

Hensley v. Mississippi  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-01311-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-01311-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: On May 11, 2010, a Tishomingo County jury found Defendant Cliff Hensley guilty of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in violation of Mississippi Code. Defendant was sentenced as a habitual offender to a term of tw...

Speed v. Hosemann  
Date: September 8, 2011
Citation: 2011-CA-01106-SCT
Docket Number: 2011-CA-01106-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: David Waide filed an Initiative with Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, and Hosemann approved it for placement on the November, 2011 general election ballot. Plaintiff Leland Speed filed a complaint against...

Khristoffer Mandell Hearron v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00366-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Khristoffer Mandell Hearron is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Riverside Traffic Systems, Inc., Lehman-Roberts Company and David Boyd Farr, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Booker Farr, deceased v. Robin Bostwick, Eric Frohn, Allen Maxwell, Herbert G. Rogers, III and Ray Tate
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00710-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Robin Bostwick, Eric Frohn, Allen Maxwell, Herbert G. Rogers, III and Ray Tate is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Jeffery Marcel Robinson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01154-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Jeffery Marcel Robinson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Danny Jerard Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01799-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Danny Jerard Jackson is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Anthony Crutcher v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01819-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Anthony Crutcher is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Edna Mae Sanders v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01925-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., and Lamar, J. To Deny: Randolph, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Randall Kimbrough and Ruth Kimbrough v. Delores Keenum, Individually and The Will Ray Keenum and Dolores Ferreres Keenum Revocable Inter Vivos Trust
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-02039-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Randall Kimbrough and Ruth Kimbrough is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Dewayne Ladale Tugle v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00171-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Dewayne Ladale Tugle is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Estate of Arlyn E. Darby, Deceased: Office of the Governor, Mississippi Division of Medicaid, and State of Mississippi v. Linda Darby Stinson, Executrix
Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00335-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Mississippi Division of Medicaid is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Corey Lewis v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00733-SCT
In Re: Rules Governing Admission to The Mississippi Bar
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99012-SCT
Sanderson Farms, Inc. v. Debra F. Johnson
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00840-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Sanderson Farms, Inc., is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Manual Cooper a/k/a Manuel Cooper v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00924-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by Manual Cooper is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., and Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Hugh Dancy Company, Inc. and Valley Forge Insurance Company v. Thurman Mooneyham
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00439-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Hugh Dancy Company and Valley Forge Insurance Company is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
In re the Estate of Cynthia Wallace  
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00132-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-00132-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Louis Wallace, personal representative of the Estate of Cynthia Wallace, filed a suit in circuit court against Cynthia’s doctor Dr. Emad Mohammed, alleging wrongful death as the cause of action. After discovering evidenc...

Nelson v. Mississippi  
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2010-KM-00698-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KM-00698-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2006, Defendant Rachel Nelson was involved in an automobile collision. The City of Richland charged her with driving under the influence. In November Defendant pled “nolo contendere” in the Municipal Court of...

Riverbend Utilities, Inc. v. Brennan  
Date: August 25, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00131-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-IA-00131-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an interlocutory appeal. Riverbend Utilities alleged that the trial court erred by: (1) adding Arch Insurance Company as an involuntary counterplaintiff, and (2) ordering Riverbend to make four individuals...

Angela Humphries and Kevin Fromme v. Pearlwood Apartments Partnership and Mac-Re, LLC
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01586-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by the Petitioners is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Chandler, J. Not Participating: Lamar, Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
C. Jake Lambert, Jr., M.D. v. Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi, Inc. and Baptist Memorial Health Services, Inc.
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00043-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by C. Jake Lambert, Jr., M.D., is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Brenda Peters v. Belk Incorporated and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00438-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Brenda Peters is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph and Lamar, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Jason Powell v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00863-SCT
Stacey Bates Devers v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-01426-SCT
Carlson, P.J. Disposition: Per Curiam Affirmance. Count I: Conviction of felony shoplifting and sentence of five (5) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Affirmed. Count II: Conviction of conspiracy to commit the crime of felony shoplifting and sentence of five (5) years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Affirmed. Sentence in Count I shall run concurrently with the sentence in Count II. Appellant shall be given credit for jail time prior to trial and while awaiting sentence. Copiah County taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ., Concur.
In Re: Jennifer Erin Williamson
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2011-M-00440
Petition for Writ of Prohibition and Emergency Extraordinary Relief filed by Jennifer Williamson is granted. All orders issued in the following proceedings are hereby vacated: Warren County Youth Court cause no. YC10-369 Warren County Court causes 2001-177GN, 07,565CO, HC234, HC235 and 10,2057-CO. Because the Chancery Courts have exclusive jurisdiction concerning matters of child custody, all matters above concerning the minor S.W., which are at issue in this petition, are hereby transferred to the Warren County Chancery Court for further proceedings. See Art. 6, Section 159, Miss. Const. (1890). The Chancery Court of Warren County shall assign these matters priority status. Agreed: All Justices. Order entered.
Davis v. Mississippi  
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2008-KA-01733-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jeremy Davis was convicted of aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer, escape, burglary and possessing a firearm as a felon. Appellant's attorney filed an appeal, the briefs to which provided only gener...

Irving v. Irving  
Date: August 18, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00310-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Chancery Court granted James and Johnnie Irving a divorce. Mr. Irving filed a petition for modification of his child-support payments, based on a change of circumstances brought about by the loss of his job which had occ...

H. K. Herndon, Jr. and Myrna J. Herndon v. Mississippi Forestry Commission and Jimmy D. Bond
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00700-SCT
Joseph Dewayne Johnson v. Sysco Food Services and New Hampshire Insurance Company
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2011-WC-01086-SCT
On the Court's own motion, this appeal is retained by the Supreme Court for decision. Within thirty days of the entry of this order, the parties shall file the original and nine copies of simultaneous briefs, each not to exceed twenty-five pages, which address whether 2011 Mississippi Laws Chapter 389 is constitutional under Mississippi Constitution Article 6, Section 146 and whether this Court has appellate jurisdiction over this direct appeal from a final award by the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission. Pursuant to Mississippi Rule of Appellate Procedure 44, the Attorney General of Mississippi is hereby notified that before the Court in this appeal are the questions of whether 2011 Mississippi Laws Chapter 389 is constitutional under Mississippi Constitution Article 6, Section 146, and whether this Court has appellate jurisdiction over this direct appeal from a final award by the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission. The Attorney General may file a brief addressing these questions in the manner and within the time stated above for the parties' briefs. The Clerk of this Court shall provide copies of this order to the parties and the Attorney General of Mississippi. Order entered.
Merchant v. Forest Family Practice Clinic, PA  
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01622-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01622-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The estate of Charles Harris filed a medical malpractice action against John Lee, M.D. and the Forest Family Practice Clinic. Days before trial, the estate tried to move the circuit court to transfer venue based on Dr. L...

City of Jackson v. Gray  
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01610-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01610-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners Mary Gray, Peggy Pettaway, Kimberly Clausell, Lillian Byrd, and Chris Clausell filed negligence lawsuits against the City of Jackson, City of Raymond and Alice Wilson. Before trial, Raymond settled with Petit...

Mississippi Comm'n on Judicial Performance v. McGee  
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2011-JP-00114-SCT
Docket Number: 2011-JP-00114-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance (Commission) filed two formal complaints against Alcorn County Justice Judge Jimmy McGee alleging willful misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the administration of jus...

Keys v. Mississippi  
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01050-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-01050-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Kenneth Keys was eligible for parole on a life sentence, but ineligible for parole on a fie-year sentence for a later, simple assault conviction. The circuit court held that Defendant was not eligible for parol...

Jackson Public Sch. Dist. v. Head  
Date: August 11, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-02022-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-IA-02022-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Minor Petitioners Latisha Head and Ashley McCoy through their mothers Shirley Russell and Shirley McCoy (collectively Petitioners) filed a complaint against the Jackson Public School District (JPS), the City of Jackson,...

Craig Lashoun McBeath v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00754-SCT
Lawonda Shephard and Alfred Kirkham v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00112-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Alfred Kirkham is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Arvin Phillip Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00552-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Arvin Phillip Johnson is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. To Deny: Carlson, P.J., Randolph, Lamar and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Manda Griffin, Individually and as a Wrongful Death Beneficiary, and on behalf of all other Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Gracie M. Stephens, Deceased v. North Mississippi Medical Center
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00672-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Manda Griffin is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Randolph, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Grant: Carlson, P.J., Lamar and Kitchens, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
Dr. Rick Hoover v. Dr. Robert Holbert
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01349-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Dr. Rick Hoover is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph and King, JJ. Order entered.
Bertha Collins v. Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2010-CT-00170-SCT
Petition for writ of certiorari filed by Bertha Collins is denied. To Deny: Carlson and Dickinson, P.JJ., Randolph, Lamar and Chandler, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Kitchens and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
The Mississippi Bar v. Michael R. Wall
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2011-BD-00630-SCT
Motion for Disbarment filed by the Mississippi Bar is granted. Michael R. Wall is hereby disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Mississippi, and his name shall be immediately removed from the Bar Rolls. This order shall constitute notice of disbarment in this cause. The Bar shall recover from Michael R. Wall all of its costs and expenses of this disciplinary action. Michael R. Wall taxed with all costs of this appeal. Order entered.
Dialysis Solutions, LLC v. Mississippi State Department of Health; Mary Currier, in Her Official Capacity as the Executive Director of the Department and State Health Officer
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2011-TS-01041
On the Court's own motion, within thirty days of the entry of this order, the parties shall file the original and nine copies of simultaneous briefs, each not to exceed twenty-five pages, which address whether Section 1 of 2011 Mississippi Laws chapter 540 is constitutional under Mississippi Constitution article 6, section 146 and whether this Court has appellate jurisdiction over this direct appeal from a decision of the Department of Health. Pursuant to Mississippi Rule of Appellate Procedure 44, the Attorney General of Mississippi is hereby notified that before the Court in this appeal are the questions of whether Section 1 of 2011 Mississippi Laws chapter 540 is constitutional under Mississippi Constitution article 6, section 146 and whether this Court has appellate jurisdiction over this direct appeal from a decision of the Department of Health. The Attorney General may file a brief addressing these questions in the manner and within the time stated above for the parties' briefs. The Clerk of this Court shall provide copies of this order to the parties and the Attorney General of Mississippi. Order entered.
Decker v. Mississippi  
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01621-SCT
Docket Number: 2008-CT-01621-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Vanessa Decker under the Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act for using her mother's money without the mother's consent. At trial, the evidence established that she had obtained her mother's consent to...

Young v. Smith  
Date: August 4, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00079-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-CA-00079-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants Bobbi Young and Linda Carter, next of kin to Clarence Young, appealed an order of the circuit court that granted summary judgment in favor of Respondent Dr. Robert Smith and Baptist Memorial Hospital. On appea...

Brittany Reeves v. John Wayman Sowell
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-01429-SCT
Jackson v. Mississippi  
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00074-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Since his conviction in 1979 for capital murder, Defendant Robert Jackson filed multiple unsuccessful motions and applications for post-conviction relief. Based on the Supreme Court's dispositions of his 2002, and 2004 a...

Grand Legacy, LLP v. Gant  
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00446-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Charles Gant possessed a letter of intent to purchase property. He offered to sell the property to Grant Legacy, LLP once he completed the purchase. Grand responded to the offer by agreeing to purchase the pro...

Graves v. Mississippi  
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00626-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: When prosecutor Charles Graves was not prepared to proceed to trial and had not produced a video to defense counsel, a circuit court judge held him in criminal contempt and ordered him to be incarcerated. Upon review of...

The Mississippi Bar v. Joseph Patrick Gautier
Date: July 28, 2011
Citation: 2010-BD-01332-SCT
Mildred Elaine Thompson Rayner, Individually and Billy Joe Bynum, as Natural Father and Next Friend of Billy Joe David Bynum, a Minor v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Date: July 21, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00738-SCT
Blossom v. Blossom  
Date: July 21, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00882-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stems from an interlocutory appeal by Kelly Blossom regarding the issuance of a protective order by the Rankin County Chancery Court that denied her attempt to take two depositions in her divorce case. In 2009,...

Sykes v. Calhoun Health Services  
Date: July 21, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00654-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After John Sykes died in the emergency room at Calhoun Health Services, his estate sued the hospital for wrongful death, claiming that Mr. Sykes should have been hooked up to a cardiac monitor. Mr. Sykes was admitted aft...

Keir D. Sanders v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01445-SCT
Page v. Mississippi  
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-01126-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Responding to a 911 call in November 2008, police observed a male sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle facing forward. The victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the left side of his head, and did not appear t...

Hinds County v. Perkins  
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00929-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this wrongful death case, a prisoner escaped from the custody of the Hinds County sheriff. While evading capture, the prisoner struck a pedestrian with a stolen vehicle. The trial court denied the County's motion for...

Johnson v. Mississippi  
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00537-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Virgil Johnson was convicted of aggravated assault and armed robbery by the circuit court. The Court of Appeals affirmed his conviction and sentence. On appeal, Defendant asserted that his right to a speedy tr...

Intown Lessee Associates, LLC v. Howard  
Date: June 30, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01987-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees Michael Howard and Shannon Poole were awarded a $4 million jury verdict against InTown Lessee Associates, LLC, an extended stay motel, for injuries they sustained as victims of an armed robbery in the motel. In...

Eaddy v. Mississippi  
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-02035-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-KA-02035-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A caller informed Claiborne County Sheriff's deputies that Wendell Barnes was in Port Gibson driving a car with Texas plates. Officers knew Barnes had three warrants against him. They happened upon a vehicle matching the...

Mississippi Comm'n on Judicial Performance v. McKenzie  
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-01505-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-JP-01505-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed a formal complaint against Walthall County Justice Court Judge Marion McKenzie for alleged ticket-fixing and for certain ex-parte communications. During a three-ye...

Gause v. Mississippi  
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00127-SCT
Docket Number: 2010-KA-00127-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Curtis Gause was indicted on capital murder charges in addition to burglary, and aggravated assault. A jury found him guilty of manslaughter and burglary, and not guilty of assault. The circuit court sentenced...

Booker v. Mississippi  
Date: June 23, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-02054-SCT
Docket Number: 2008-CT-02054-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Chad Booker was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to twenty years' imprisonment. Defendant unsuccessfully appealed his sentence to the Court of Appeals. On appeal to the Supreme Court, Defendant argued mu...

Betty Weems v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2007-CT-02011-SCT
Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Theresa Brown Dearman
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-01435-SCT
Dooley v. Byrd  
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01830-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01830-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Respondent Cedric Byrd misjudged a turn along a Rankin County highway. The trailer he was towing got stuck in the highway. A car in which Jonathan Dooley was traveling with his mother collided with the trailer,...

Decker v. Mississippi  
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01621-SCT
Docket Number: 2008-CT-01621-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Vanessa Decker under the state Vulnerable Adults Act of 1986 for using her elderly mother's money "without her consent." But at trial, the evidence established that Ms. Decker did obtain her mother'...

In the Matter of the Estate of Anthony Smith  
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01838-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01838-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Smith died in a plane crash in 2001. His estate contained two separate life insurance policies. Mr. Smith's father Raymond was named as sole beneficiary of one policy, and Mr. Smith's ex-wife Ruth was named as be...

Rebuild America, Inc. v. Norris  
Date: June 16, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01191-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CT-01191-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Tim Norris failed to pay his 2005 property taxes on his restaurant in Jackson. In 2006, Sass Muni purchased the restaurant in a tax sale. When Mr. Norris did not redeem the property within the statutory two-ye...

William Bilbo v. City of Ridgeland
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2010-KM-01250-SCT
Gregg v. Natchez Trace Electric Power Ass'n  
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00699-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Barry Gregg challenged a Workers’ Compensation Commission (Commission) holding that denied him permanent partial disability benefits. Petitioner was injured on the job for Respondent Natchez Trace Electric Pow...

Kimball Glassco Residential Center, Inc. v. Shanks  
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-01617-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-IA-01617

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-Appellee Terrance Shanks filed a personal-injury action against Defendants-Appellants Kimball Glassco Residential Center and van driver Vera Richardson on behalf of his mother Lois Shanks. Ms. Shanks was injure...

Gerald Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 9, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-01890-SCT
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: June 2, 2011
Citation: 2011-AD-00001
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: June 2, 2011
Citation: 2011-AD-00001
Taylor v. Mississippi  
Date: June 2, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00807-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dennis Taylor appealed his conviction for conspiracy and robbery. He was sentenced to fifteen years. On appeal to the Supreme Court, Defendant argued that the verdicts against him at trial were against the weig...

Redmond v. Mississippi  
Date: June 2, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01419-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Gregory Redmond appealed his conviction of statutory rape. He was sentenced to life. On appeal to the Supreme Court, Defendant argued that the trial court made errors by admitting some and excluding other testi...

Anthony Nick v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 26, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00339-SCT
Dare v. Stokes  
Date: May 26, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00023-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Daniel Dare appealed a ruling of the Chancery Court that denied him the ability to intervene in the modification of a marital property agreement entered into by Paul and Sharon Stokes. Mr. and Mrs. Stokes were marrie...

Hargett v. Mississippi  
Date: May 26, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00958-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Defendant Harold Hargett for selling marijuana and hydrocodone. A jury found Defendant guilty, and he was sentenced as a habitual offender to six years for the marijuana charge, and sixty years for...

Howard v. Wilson  
Date: May 26, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-01181-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Plaintiff Lyshell Wilson entered Defendant CitiTrends' clothing store. While shopping, Ms. Wilson was brutally injured by Defendant Jocelyn Howard, who attacked her with a pair of scissors. Ms. Howard moved to d...

Copiah Cty. Sch. Dist. v. Buckner  
Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00343-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Charles Buckner filed a personal-injury action against the Copiah County School District and Kenneth Funches. Appellee failed to serve process on either Defendant within the 120-day period provided by the state...

Joiner v. Mississippi  
Date: May 19, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00222-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In September, 2007, a grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Defendant Albert Joiner. One count charged Defendant with “felony flight,” and the second count charged Defendant with being a felon in possession...

Betty Arnold, Ronnie Arnold and Jerry Arnold v. Wayne Hight, Individually and d/b/a Forrest Memorial Park
Date: May 12, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00017-SCT
Deviney Construction Company, Inc. v. Marble  
Date: May 12, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01166-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Cable company employee David Marble was injured when he touched a live electrical wire while attempting to splice a new cable into an old one. He brought suit against Deviney Construction Company, Inc. (Deviney), allegin...

Azki Shah v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: May 12, 2011
Citation: 2010-BR-00933-SCT
Jerry McBride v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 12, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01347-SCT
Clinton Wyatt Nolan v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 12, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00564-SCT
Virginia McGee, Individually; and Leroy Mitchell, as Conservator over the Estate of Virginia McGee v. River Region Medical Center, et al
Date: May 5, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01384-SCT
David E. Conwill v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 5, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-00228-SCT
The Mississippi Bar v. Paul S. Minor
Date: April 28, 2011
Citation: 2007-BD-01653-SCT
In Re: Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure
Date: April 28, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99027-SCT
In Re: Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure
Date: April 28, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99027-SCT
Littleton v. McAdams  
Date: April 28, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01197-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01197-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James Littleton’s employment as Greenwood’s city attorney was terminated by the newly elected Mayor, Carolyn McAdams. Littleton announced to the Greenwood City Council that he was statutorily authorized to continue to se...

Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Ralph Boone
Date: April 28, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-01082-SCT
Rodney Gray v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 21, 2011
Citation: 96-DP-00241-SCT
Crist v. Loyacono  
Date: April 21, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01547-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01547-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixteen former clients (Clients) sued two lawyers (Lawyers) who had represented them in a mass-tort litigation, claiming the lawyers had breached their fiduciary duty by prematurely settling their cases in order to maxim...

Harden v. Mississippi  
Date: April 21, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-00141-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-KA-00141-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In September, 2008, after a jury trial, Appellant Timmy Harden was convicted of the statutory rape of his stepdaughter. In December, Appellant was sentenced to twenty years’ imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of p...

Collins v. Koppers, Inc.  
Date: April 21, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01678-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01678-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Shirley Collins filed suit against Appellees-Defendants Koppers, Inc. and several others, alleging she was injured as a result of environmental contamination caused by a wood-treatment facility. The Defendants...

City of Jackson v. Law  
Date: April 21, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01611-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-CA-01611-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Jackson appealed a judgment made against the city for damages based on a police officer’s pursuit of a vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle collided with another vehicle owned by Eric and Kristina Law. The Jackson...

Tor Corbin v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 14, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00059-SCT
Sharon W. Dunn v. John G. Yager, M.D.
Date: April 14, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-00599-SCT
James Franklin Putnam v. Christopher B. Epps
Date: April 14, 2011
Citation: 2010-CP-00708-SCT
The Mississippi Bar v. Thomas W. Brock
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2010-BD-01849-SCT
Sanctions v. Barbara Dunn
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2010-CS-00323-SCT
Keir D. Sanders v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01445-SCT
David Paul Anderson v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01614-SCT
Paula Denham v. Adam Holmes
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01933-SCT
Delta MK, LLC v. Mississippi Transportation Commission
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-02021-SCT
Johnny McInnis v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01576-SCT
Dedeaux Utility Company, Inc. v. City of Gulfport Mississippi
Date: April 7, 2011
Citation: 2008-CA-02105-SCT
D. J. Shuttle and Tours v. Alvin Flowers, Sr. and Scottsdale Insurance Company
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00630-SCT
Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Houston J. Patton
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-01387-SCT
Richard F. Scruggs v. Derek A. Wyatt
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00122-SCT
Reginald Deshawn Bradley v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01948-SCT
Melissa Whiting v. University of Southern Mississippi
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01807-SCT
D.M. and M.M. v. D.R.
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2010-IA-01217-SCT
Gerald D. McLemore v. Dennis Marshall McLemore
Date: March 31, 2011
Citation: 2007-CA-02043-SCT
Jermorris Pilcher v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 24, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01434-SCT
Fidelity & Guaranty Insurance Company v. Joseph L. Blount
Date: March 24, 2011
Citation: 2008-CA-01931-SCT
Pinecrest/Tupelo, L.P. v. Lee County Board of Supervisors
Date: March 24, 2011
Citation: 2009-CT-00292-SCT
Willie Thompson and Julia Thompson v. City of Canton, Mississippi
Date: March 17, 2011
Citation: 2010-CA-00137-SCT
In Re: Local Rules
Date: March 17, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99015-SCT
Edward Lamont Neal v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01502-SCT
Angelia Patterson v. Bob Tibbs
Date: March 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01037-SCT
Loni Marie Rutland v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 17, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01544-SCT
David Hardin Doyle v. Karen Phyliss Doyle
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 2007-CT-01925-SCT
In Re: Local Rules
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99015-SCT
In Re: Local Rules
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99015-SCT
State of Mississippi v. Louisville Tire Center, Inc.
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-00052-SCT
A. B. v. Y. Z.
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01575-SCT
Montae Blanchard v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00312-SCT
Ellen Pope v. Delta Health Group, Inc.
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01988-SCT
City of Horn Lake, Mississippi v. Town of Walls, Mississippi
Date: March 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-AN-00584-SCT
Marguerite B. Holder and Herbert Holder v. Orange Grove Medical Specialties, P.A., and Boyd Benefield, M.D.
Date: March 3, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01442-SCT
Helen L. Rogillio v. David M. Rogillio
Date: March 3, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01838-SCT
Virginia McGee v. River Region Medical Center
Date: March 3, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01384-SCT
Rodney Sands v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 3, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01186-SCT
J. Clifford Harrison v. Mississippi Transportation Commission
Date: March 3, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-02067-SCT
Ruth Fredericks v. C. Eric Malouf
Date: March 3, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-01181-SCT
Anthony J. Hudson v. The City of Laurel, Mayor Melvin Mack, Laurel Municipal Election Commission, Circuit Clerk Bart Gavin, Beat 5 Election Commissioner Ora Holden, and Jones County, Mississippi
Date: February 24, 2011
Citation: 2009-EC-01789-SCT
Mansfield Langston v. Ethel Williams
Date: February 24, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01090-SCT
Richard Earl Birkhead v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2007-KA-00666-SCT
Richard Earl Birkhead v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2007-KA-00666-SCT
The Lamar Companies v. COCAJO Trust
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01581-SCT
The Mississippi Bar v. John H. Whitfield
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2007-BD-01655-SCT
Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Larry Buffington
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2010-JP-00871-SCT
Larry Setzer v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-00752-SCT
Louis M. Wallace v. Emad H. Mohamed
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01334-SCT
The Mississippi Bar v. Paul Minor
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2007-BD-01653-SCT
The Mississippi Bar v. Walter W. Teel
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2007-BD-01651-SCT
Julius Wesley Kiker v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 17, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01341-SCT
Kenneth Moore, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2008-KA-00946-SCT
James Fortenberry v. City of Jackson, Mississippi
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00270-SCT
Hyundai Motor America v. Ola Mae Applewhite
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2008-CA-01101-SCT
Laura Carpenter v. Tangela Berry
Date: February 10, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01200-SCT
Frederick Bell v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 3, 2011
Citation: 93-DP-00189-SCT
In Re: Rules of Professional Conduct
Date: February 3, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99018-SCT
Harvey Williams, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 3, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00844-SCT
Drake L. Lewis v. Tonia D. Lewis
Date: February 3, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01362-SCT
Frederick Bell v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 3, 2011
Citation: 2010-DR-01907-SCT
Frederick Denell Grim v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01920-SCT
In Re: Rules of Professional Conduct
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 89-R-99018-SCT
Timothy Gunn v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01901-SCT
Sidney Carlton Gorton, M.D. v. Shumaera Rance
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-01111-SCT
Bluewater Logistics, LLC v. James Stewart Williford, Jr.
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-00250-SCT
Mattie Bennett v. Melvin & Melvin
Date: January 27, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-01418-SCT
George M. Bozier v. The Estate of Richard J. Schilling, Jr. and SW Gaming, LLC
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-00841-SCT
Jaison O. Harness v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2007-CT-01415-SCT
Kevin Eldridge v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00448-SCT
Thurman Kirkwood v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01349-SCT
Donovan Foreman v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01785-SCT
Richard Leon Long v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-01861-SCT
Barrett B. Daly v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-BR-00716-SCT
Jennifer Weatherspoon v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2010-KA-00221-SCT
Shirley Ann James Hanshaw v. Larry Hanshaw
Date: January 20, 2011
Citation: 2005-CT-01680-SCT
City of Greenwood, Mississippi v. Valerie Streeter, By and Through Her Next Friend, Patricia Westbrook
Date: January 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-00024-SCT
Copiah County, Mississippi v. Nancy Oliver
Date: January 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-00809-SCT
The Mississippi Bar v. Greg Pierce
Date: January 13, 2011
Citation: 2010-BD-00936-SCT
Mississippi Insurance Guaranty Association v. Bridgette Blakeney
Date: January 13, 2011
Citation: 2008-CT-01840-SCT
Robinson Property Group, Limited Partnership v. Olivia McCalman
Date: January 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-00570-SCT
State of Mississippi v. Johnny Delaney
Date: January 13, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01640-SCT
Bedford Health Properties, LLC, Bedford Care Center of Hattiesburg, LLC, Hattiesburg Medical Park, Inc., Hattiesburg Park Management Corp., Michael McElroy, Jr. and Robert Perry v. The Estate of Theodore Davis, by and through Patricia Davis, Individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Theodore Davis, and on behalf of and for the use and benefit of the wrongful death beneficiaries of Theodore Davis
Date: January 6, 2011
Citation: 2007-CT-00945-SCT
Joe Gregory Stewart v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: January 6, 2011
Citation: 2009-BR-01954-SCT
Emerson Osborne v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 6, 2011
Citation: 2009-KA-00658-SCT
William P. Knight, II v. Eric Woodfield
Date: January 6, 2011
Citation: 2009-IA-01371-SCT
Loggers, L.L.C. v. 1 Up Technologies, L.L.C.
Date: January 6, 2011
Citation: 2009-CA-01471-SCT
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