Supreme Court of Mississippi Decisions 2015

Opinions 1 - 500 of 610

Jeanette Carpenter v. Kenneth Thompson Builder, Inc., Coastal Masonry, Pro Mow Lawn Care, Inc. and Capital Security Services, Inc.
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2011-CT-01028-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Lamar, Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant. Waller, C.J., and Dickinson, P.J., not participating.
Jeanette Carpenter v. Kenneth Thompson Builder, Inc., Coastal Masonry, Pro Mow Lawn Care, Inc., Capital Security Services, Inc., Mallette Brothers Construction, Inc. and Mississippi Transportation Commission a/k/a Mississippi Department of Transportation
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2011-CT-01033-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Lamar, Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant. Waller, C.J., and Dickinson, P.J., not participating.
Pope v. Brock  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01713-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01713-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: On March 24, 2006, the Circuit Court granted Dr. Charles Brock and Dr. Steven Clark summary judgment based on the expiration of the one-year statute of limitations in the Mississippi Tort Claims Act (“MTCA”). In 2010, Bo...

In Re: In the Matter of the Estate of Sarath Sapukotana  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01900-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01900-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Mississippi Supreme Court's review centered on the validity of a 1995 Florida divorce decree. Sarath Sapukotana (Sarath) and Palihawadanage Ramya Chandralatha Fernando (Fernando) wer...

Propst Faith Pittman a/k/a Propst Faith Deveny Pittman v. Ty Lathan Pittman a/k/a Ty Thomas Lathan Pittman
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00149-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Propst Pittman is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., and Lamar, J. Order entered.
Jeremy Moseley v. Tiffiny (Moseley) Smith
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01205-SCT
Kim Wade v. Mississippi Real Estate Commission
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01641-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Kim Wade, pro se, is dismissed. Order entered.
Fleming v. Mississippi  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01858-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-01858-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Markeith Fleming was convicted of murder and aggravated assault. He claimed he was in another county at his girlfriend's house at the time the shooting occurred. Approximately two weeks before trial, the State...

Tommie Lee Page a/k/a Tommie Page v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-M-01645
The Application for Leave to File Motion for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief in the Circuit Court of Oktibbeha County is dismissed. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Randy Braswell d/b/a Worldwide Companies v. Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc.
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00582-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Randolph, P.J., would grant.
Lampkin Construction Co., Inc. v. Sand Specialties & Aggregates, LLC  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-01615-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-01615-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Sand Specialties & Aggregates, LLC, and Lampkin Construction Company entered into a contract under which Sand Specialties was to sell certain sand mining equipment to Lampkin Construction. The equipment was delivered, bu...

Nurdan Aydin and Adnan Aydin v. Marty Daniels and Marty Daniels Construction, LLC
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00057-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Nurdan and Adnan Aydin is denied. Appellant's Motion to Strike Appellees' Response to Petition for Writ of Certiorari, and Appellees' Motion to File Response to Petition for Writ of Certiorari out of Time are dismissed as moot. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Pierce and King, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Not Participating: Coleman, J. Order entered.
James Ray Sanders a/k/a James R. Sanders a/k/a James Sanders v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00411-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Ray Sanders is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Donald Allen Caves a/k/a Donald Caves a/k/a Donald A. Caves v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00643-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Donald Allen Caves is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital v. Anderson  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00465-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00465-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Alan and Linda Anderson filed a medical malpractice action against Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital but failed to designate an expert timely in accordance with the scheduling order imposed by the Circuit Court. The A...

Mary Meeks v. Hologic, Inc.  
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00844-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00844-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After all defendants to the original complaint filed responsive pleadings in Mary Meeks’s medical malpractice suit, Meeks obtained leave of court and filed a first amended complaint, adding as a defendant the manufacture...

Freese and Goss, PLLC, Richard A. Freese, Dennis C. Sweet, III, Tim K. Goss, Sheila M. Bossier, Bossier and Associates, PLLC, Sweet and Freese, PLLC, and Dennis C. Sweet, III d/b/a Sweet and Associates, PLLC, and John & Jane Does Individually and/or Entities v. Edwrick Wilson, Betty Reyes and Ella Kate Taylor
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-01577-SCT
Don Mitchell's Motion to Confess Circuit Court Jurisdiction is granted. The Rankin County Chancery Court's orders denying Appellant's Motions to Transfer are reversed, and the stay previously entered by this Court is now vacated. These matters are remanded to the Chancery Court of Rankin County for proceedings consistent with the instant Order. The Chancery Court of Rankin County shall transfer the matters to the Circuit Court of Rankin County. All costs, not previously assessed, shall be taxed to the Appellees. To Grant: All Justices. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Richard A. Freese, Dennis C. Sweet, III, Tim K. Goss, Sheila M. Bossier, d/b/a Shelia M. Bossier Attorney at Law, PLLC, Bossier and Associates, PLLC, Sweet and Freese, PLLC, Dennis C. Sweet, P.A., d/b/a Sweet and Associates, The Freese Law Firm, P.C., Freese and Goss, PLLC, and John & Jane Does, Individually and as Entities v. McHugh Fuller Law Group, PLLC
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-01578-SCT
Don Mitchell's Motion to Confess Circuit Court Jurisdiction is granted. The Rankin County Chancery Court's orders denying Appellant's Motions to Transfer are reversed, and the stay previously entered by this Court is now vacated. These matters are remanded to the Chancery Court of Rankin County for proceedings consistent with the instant Order. The Chancery Court of Rankin County shall transfer the matters to the Circuit Court of Rankin County. All costs, not previously assessed, shall be taxed to the Appellees. To Grant: All Justices. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Norman W. Pauli, Jr. and Kristy L. Pauli v. L. Grant Bennett, Sr., Guardian Ad Litem for and on Behalf of Caroline E. Neese, a Minor
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-01490-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal and to Stay Proceedings filed by Norman W. Pauli, Jr., and Kristy L. Pauli is denied. To Deny: Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Pierce and King, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
In Re: Adofo Minka
Date: December 17, 2015
Citation: 2015-TS-01741
Adofo Minka's Motion for Emergency Extraordinary Relief to Stay Payment of Jury Costs by Attorney is denied. Costs of preparing the transcript are assessed to Adofo Minka. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Kendrick Cowart a/k/a Rat v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2012-KA-02051-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant. Waller, C.J., not participating.
Donald R. Whitfield v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2012-M-00716
The Petition for Leave and Motion for Post-Conviction Relief filed pro se by Donald R. Whitfield is dismissed. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Kitchens and King, JJ., do not agree. Randolph, P.J., not participating. Order entered.
Jennifer McIlwain, Individually and for and on Behalf of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Hunter McIlwain, a Minor, Deceased v. Natchez Community Hospital, Inc., Jennifer Vermaelen Russ, M.D. Natchez Pediatric Clinic, PLLC., and Michael L. Wheelis, M.D.
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00572-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellants is denied.
Reggie Elliott, Brenda Ejimofor, as Co-Administrator and Co-Administratrix of the Estate of Joe Elliott, Deceased: Orlando Elliott, Frankie Mitchell, as Co-Guardians of Olandrea Elliott, a Minor; Michael Elliott and Alma Elliott v. El Paso Corporation, Tennessee Gas & Pipeline Company and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01173-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Reggie Elliott, et al., is denied. Randolph, P.J., not participating.
Perry A. Elchos and Wife, Lori A. Elchos v. Kevin J. Haas and Wife, Lisa T. Haas
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01213-SCT
Appellant's Motion for Leave to file Motion for Rehearing out of time is granted. The Motion for Rehearing filed on October 26, 2015, is accepted for filing. Order entered.
Ferguson v. University of Mississippi Medical Center  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01736-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01736-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Lewis and Lisa Shelby filed a medical-malpractice action on behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries of their son, Terrance Shelby. Shortly before trial, the trial judge dismissed the Shelbys for discovery violations,...

Galle v. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00024-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00024-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A former employee claimed he was discharged for reporting his employer’s illegal activity and sought to bring a wrongful-discharge claim under a public-policy exception to his at-will employment status. Because the forme...

Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) v. Mississippi Ex Rel. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01034-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-01034-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After failing to stop at a checkpoint, John Cole attempted to evade law-enforcement officers before subsequently crashing into a trailer. Cole ran on foot into the nearby woods and shortly was detained. A search of the a...

Derrick Newell v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01652-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Derrick Newell is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Thomas E. Chapman and Brenda Chapman v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Consolidated, American Casualty Company of Reading, PA. and CNA Claimplus, Inc.
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01883-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Thomas E. Chapman and Brenda Chapman is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. Order entered.
Hanco Corporation v. Patricia Goldman, Timothy Kelly, Nancy Kelly, and Jonathan W. Kelly, Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Wayne Kelly, Deceased
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00728-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Patricia Goldman, Timothy Kelly, Nancy Kelly and Jonathan W. Kelly, Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Wayne Kelly, Deceased v. American Air Specialists of Mississippi, Inc. and Hanco Corporation
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00731-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Tri-State Meter and Regulator Service, Inc. v. Reggie Elliott and Brenda Ejimofor as Co-Administrator and Co-Administratrix of the Estate of Joe Elliott, Deceased, Orlando Elliott and Frankie Mitchell as Co-Guardians of Olandrea Elliot, a Minor, Michael Elliott and Alma Elliott, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP and Allstate Insurance Company
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01338-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Reggie Elliott, et al., is denied. Randolph, P.J., not participating.
Glenn v. Peoples  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00231-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00231-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Dr. James Peoples treated Mattie Aldridge for recurrent deep-vein thrombosis. During her stay at the hospital, Dr. Peoples placed Aldridge on anticoagulation therapy. Almost two months later, after she had been...

Hobson v. Chase Home Finance, LLC  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00405-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00405-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James Hobson placed the highest bid at a foreclosure sale on real property in Warren County. The receipt Hobson obtained at the sale disclaimed that the sale was subject to withdrawal in the event of a timely reinstateme...

Scafidi v. Hille  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-01261-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-01261-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case centered on a dispute between Gerald Scafidi and his sister, Jo Ann Hille about three family corporations and the land they inherited from their parents. Unable to get along, each sibling ran one of the corpora...

William Antonio Avery a/k/a William Avery a/k/a William A. Avery v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00767-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by William Antonio Avery is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Greenwood v. MESA Underwriters Specialty Ins. Co.  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00197-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00197-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: William Greenwood owned Antique Wood Company of Mississippi (Greenwood), which was in the business of buying salvage rights to old buildings for the purpose of stripping and selling the buildings’ lumber, bricks, and oth...

Illinois Central Railroad Company v. Jackson  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00814-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00814-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Deborah Jackson sued Illinois Central Railroad Company under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) for the wrongful death of her husband, Charles. Jackson alleged that her husband’s death from lung cancer was cause...

Safeway Insurance Co. v.Dukes  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00913-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00913-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Safeway Insurance issued Tiffany Dukes an automobile insurance policy on her car. Dukes' boyfriend, Robert Hudson, was driving Dukes' car when he was involved in an accident that injured Jeffrey Piggs. Dukes sought cover...

Strickland v. Estate of Steve Alan Broome  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00933-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00933-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Following Steve Broome’s death, his ex-wife Elizabeth Strickland and his children, Stephen Broome and Jesse Broome, filed claims against Steve’s estate for child support arrears, other unpaid support obligations, and for...

Kay Thornhill, C.F.N.P. v. Christopher W. Ingram, Individually, and as Representative of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Jennifer Lynn Ingram, Deceased
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00959-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Randolph, P.J., not participating.
Nuckolls v. Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00311-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00311-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with thirteen counts of video voyeurism. At a bench trial, the parties agreed to forego calling witnesses and to have the trial judge decide the case on a submission of stipulated facts. The stipula...

Different v. Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00714-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00714-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dawn Jodoin and Chris Different married in February 2005 while they were living in South Carolina. Jodoin’s two children, B.B. and J.B., also lived with them. In May 2010, Jodoin and Different moved to Rankin County, Mis...

Warwick v. Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2014-KM-01801-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KM-01801-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Graham Warwick appealed his conviction for driving under the influence of marijuana, arguing that his conviction is against the weight and sufficiency of the evidence. Finding no error, the Supreme Court affirmed.

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2015
Citation: 2015-AD-00001
Before the en banc Court is the request by the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules for $30,000 in funding from the Court for the Committee's work during FY 2016. The request is meritorious and should be granted. The Supreme Court's Finance Office is authorized and directed to disburse $30,000 from the Court's Judicial Operations Fund to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules for that Committee's work during FY 2016. The Clerk of this Court is directed to forward a copy of this order to the Finance Office of the Supreme Court, to the Honorable Forrest A. Johnson, Circuit Judge and Chair of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules, and to Colette A. Oldmixon, Esq., Treasure of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules. All Justices Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Branden P. Keogh a/k/a Branden Keogh a/k/a Branden Patrick Keogh v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01387-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Branden P. Keogh is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Daryl Shinn v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01156-SCT
Brian Holliman a/k/a Brian Douglas Holliman a/k/a Brian D. Holliman a/k/a Bryan Holliman v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-02121-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied.
Expro Americas, LLC v. Walters  
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00414-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00414-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Expro Americas, LLC ("Expro") filed a complaint seeking, inter alia, a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Eddie Walters, a former Expro employee, and H&H Welding, LLC. Expro offered "oil and g...

Jeffrey Allen a/k/a Jeffery Grey Allen v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00188-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Appellant was granted on August 19, 2015, in order to carefully review the issues and record in this matter. Having done so, the Court now finds that there is no need for further review and the writ of certiorari should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed. Kitchens, J., disagrees. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Estate of Ramon Regan, Deceased: June Swilley v. Estate of Elsie Simm LeBlanc
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00559-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for June Swilley is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Rowsey v. Mississippi  
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00501-SCT
Docket Number: 201-KA-00501-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: On February 25, 2014, James Rowsey was convicted of aggravated assault for throwing scalding water on a fellow inmate at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. Rowsey was appointed two defense counsel. Rowsey ma...

Michael Deark Gardner a/k/a Yakim Ananian El Bey a/k/a Ananian El Bey a/k/a Yakim El Bey v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-01482-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
Carlos Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2003-M-00850
The Application for Extraordinary Relief in this Court or in the Alternative, Application to File for Relief in the Trial Court filed pro se by Carlos Williams is dismissed. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Kitchens and King, JJ., Do not agree. Order entered.
Anderson v. Mississippi  
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01066-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01066-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Anderson was charged with deliberate-design murder, aggravated assault, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His defense theory of the case was self-defense. Over Anderson’s objection, the prosecution wa...

Preston Overton v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01236-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Preston Overton is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Kitchens and Pierce, JJ. Order entered.
Burgess v. Mississippi  
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01516-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01516-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Casey Burgess was convicted by jury on three counts of sexual battery against his wife, for which he was sentenced to thirty years on each count, to run concurrently. Following the denial of his alternative motions for j...

Johnny Steve Parker v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-M-02006
The Application for Leave to file Motion for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief in the Circuit Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi, filed pro se by Johnny Steve Parker is dismissed. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Kitchens and King, JJ., Do not agree. Order entered.
Kelcy Wilburn v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-M-02146
The Application for Leave to File Motion for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County, Mississippi, filed pro se by Kelcy Wilburn is dismissed. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Kitchens and King, JJ., Do not agree. Order entered.
Wellness, Inc. v. Pearl River County Hospital  
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-01696-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-01696-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The administrator of the Pearl River County Hospital entered into a contract with Wellness, Inc., for Wellness to provide furnishings, fixtures, equipment, and systems for the Hospital’s renovation. The Hospital subseque...

Jason Lee Keller v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 2014-DR-00808-SCT
The Motion to Seal Documents filed by Jason Lee Keller is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
In Re: The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission
Date: November 19, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99032-SCT
William Matthew Wilson a/k/a Willie v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2009-DR-01565-SCT
The Motion to Expand the Scope of Claims to be addressed in Evidentiary Hearing filed by William Matthew Wilson is denied. The trial court shall proceed to consider the issues the Court previously designated for remand: (1) claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, including counsel's failure to communicate with Wilson, to investigate the case, to prepare for the penalty phase, to present adequate mitigation evidence, and to research the consequences of a defendant's waiver of a jury at sentencing and (2) whether "his waiver of a jury during his sentencing trial was not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily entered and whether that waiver was procedurally flawed." To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Christopher Lee Baxter a/k/a Chris Baxter a/k/a Christopher Baxter v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01032-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant. Pierce, J., not participating.
Burnham v. Burnham  
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01218-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-01218-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties to this case cited irreconcilable differences as grounds for their divorce. One appealed the chancellor’s award of child support and the equitable distribution of marital property. Upon review of the matter,...

Shirley Warren a/k/a Shirley Oliver Warren a/k/a Shirley Nichols Warren a/k/a Shirley Oliver v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00926-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Vaughn v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi  
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01179-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-01179-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kayla Vaughn appealed decisions of Mississippi’s Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), the Hinds County Circuit Court, and the Court of Appeals, in which she says she was denied the benefits due to a member of PERS...

Freda Howell d/b/a Lickity Splitz v. Board of Supervisors of Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01755-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Board of Supervisors of Jefferson Davis County is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Stephanie Denise Davies Dobson v. John Thomas Dobson, Jr.
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02151-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Stephanie Denise Davies Dobson is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Brown v. Mississippi  
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-02080-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-02080-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Brown was the attorney for the guardianship of DeMon McClinton, during which time he embezzled and/or mismanaged more than $1.2 million, much of it in Hinds County, where the guardianship and ward were located. H...

In the Matter of the Guardianship of O. D., a Minor: Ashley Healthcare Plan v. Michael Dillard and Kimberly Dillard, as Biological Parents and Next Friends of O.D., a Minor
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00322-SCT
Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers' motion for Leave to file Brief of Amicus Curiae is denied. Disagrees: Dickinson, P.J. Order entered.
Jason Lee Keller v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2015
Citation: 2014-DR-00808-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Mandamus as to the trial court's order denying law enforcement and prosecutorial files covered by Rule 22 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and to Stay Post-Conviction Proceedings filed by Petitioner is granted in part, denied in part, and dismissed as moot in part. The Petition to Appeal the trial court's order denying law enforcement and prosecutorial files covered by Rule 22 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure, and for Permission to Appeal trial court's order denying Motions to Compel, in part, and to Stay Post-Conviction Proceedings filed by Petitioner is dismissed as moot. To Grant in Part, Deny in Part and Dismiss as Moot in Part to the Petition for a Writ of Mandamus: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny Petition for a Writ of Mandamus: Randolph, P.J., and Pierce, J. To Dismiss as Moot the Petition to Appeal the trial court's orders: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny Petition to Appeal the trial court's orders: Randolph, P.J., and Pierce, J. Order entered.
Doe v. Rankin County School District  
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01163-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01163-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: John Doe initiated this action on behalf of his daughter, Jane Doe, after she was sexually assaulted on a Rankin County School District (RCSD) school bus, parked on the campus of Richland High School (RHS). After ninetee...

Freddie Dobbs v. William R. Crawford, Patrick Steele, Timothy Steele, Jimmy Lowrey, Mavis Lowrey, Sandra Storment, Linda C. Whitley, Thomas E. Cooper and Jimmy Lowrey
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01935-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Freddie Dobbs is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Darrell Ross Brooks a/k/a Darrell Brooks v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02103-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Darrell Ross Brooks is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Intrepid, Inc. v. Joseph S. Asa Bennett
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00999-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Waller, C.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
David Paul Anderson a/k/a David Anderson v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00323-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by David Paul Anderson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. v. Tanya Jessie
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00364-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Sanderson Farms, Inc., is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., and Lamar, J. Order entered.
Tommiel Q. Claiborne a/k/a Tommie Lee Claiborne, Jr. a/k/a Tommie L. Claiborne v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00758-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied.
Leslie Bowlin v. Christopher Epps and Superintendent Michael White, et al.
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2014-TS-01301
The Petition for an Out of Time Appeal filed by Leslie Bowlin is denied. The appeal in this matter is dismissed and all costs are assessed to the Appellant. Coleman, J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Greenleaf CO2 Solutions, LLC v. Mississippi Public Service Commission
Date: November 5, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-01492-SCT
After due consideration, this Court dismisses Greenleaf's Petition for Interlocutory Appeal or Writ of Mandamus and Emergency Request for Stay Pending Appeal and Mississippi Power Company's Motion to Strike, without prejudice to any party's right to raise any of the issues at such time, and in the event, any party files an appeal of a final finding, order or judgment of the commission. Agree: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J.
Sandoz, Inc. v. Mississippi  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2012-CA-01610-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CA-01610-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Mississippi brought a civil action against generic pharmaceutical provider Sandoz, Inc., alleging that Sandoz impermissibly exploited Mississippi’s Medicaid reimbursement program by routinely and exponential...

In the Matter of the Removal of Azalean Rogers a/k/a Azalean Jones from the Board of Aldermen of the City of Boyle, Mississippi: Azalean Rogers v. State of Mississippi, Office of the Attorney General, Hon. Jim Hood
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01088-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Azalean Rogers Jones is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Azalean Rogers a/k/a Azalean Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01184-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Azalean Rogers Jones is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Azalean Rogers a/k/a Azalean Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01188-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Azalean Rogers Jones is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
David Cox v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2013-DP-00087-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. King, J., would grant.
Lyas v. Forrest General Hospital  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00063-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00063-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2003, Christopher Lyas died while receiving treatment at Pine Grove Behavioral Health Center, a subsidiary of Forrest General Hospital. Shortly after Christopher’s death, his widow, Madra Lyas was visited by a...

Brian Sweet v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00514-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Brian Sweet is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Graves v. Mississippi  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00464-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00464-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Marshall Graves was convicted of fondling (two counts) and sexual battery (one count) and was sentenced to terms of fifteen years for each count of fondling and life as to one count of sexual battery, all to be served co...

Dartez v. Mississippi  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00884-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00884-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Correy Dartez was found guilty of murder by a Harrison County jury and sentenced to life in prison in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The trial court denied Dartez’s post-trial motion for a new...

Bowser v. Mississippi  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-01283-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-01283-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Ira Bowser admitted to killing Shabree Page at their apartment in 2012. The question at trial was whether Bowser’s actions were a product of deliberate design murder, second degree murder, heat of passion manslaughter, o...

Steven Blake Strong a/k/a Steven B. Strong v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2014-KM-01808-SCT
Lamar, J. Disposition: Per Curiam Affirmance. Appellant taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ., Concur.
Basil v. Browning  
Date: October 29, 2015
Citation: 2015-EC-01387-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-EC-01387-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Union County Election Commission disqualified Roger Browning from running for Union County Superintendent of Education, finding that he was not a qualified elector of the Union County School District. The Circuit Cou...

Milton Trotter v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00547-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Milton Trotter is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Markeith D. Fleming a/k/a Markeith Darrell Fleming v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01858-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Markeith Fleming is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Chandler, J. Order entered.
Leslie Galloway, III a/k/a Leslie Galloway a/k/a Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-01796-SCT
The Motion to Seal Documents filed by counsel for Leslie Galloway, III, is granted in part and denied in part. Galloway's motion to file certain exhibits under seal is granted with regards to Exhibit 58 and Exhibit 76. The motion is denied regarding all other exhibits. However, Galloway is permitted to redact the social security and/or driver's license numbers from Exhibit 57. Agreeing with this order: All Justices. Order entered.
Flynt v. Mississippi  
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01973-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01973-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Flynt was convicted of manslaughter for the death of his daughter’s girlfriend, Teresa Groover, after an altercation. According to Flynt, he and Teresa were struggling over a gun when it went off, and he did not r...

Hattiesburg Health & Rehab Center, LLC d/b/a Hattiesburg Health & Rehab Center d/b/a Hattiesburg Health & Rehab v. Emma Brown, Individually, as Executor for the Estate of Leo A. Brown, and on Behalf of All Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Leo A. Brown
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00779-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing by the Appellant is denied.
Ward Gulfport Properties, L.P. v. Mississippi State Highway Commission  
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-01001-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-01001-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: When the Mississippi State Highway Commission (MHC) sought a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to fill wetlands in the roadbed of a proposed limited-access road, it pledged approximately 1,300 acres of Ward G...

Burrell v. Mississippi  
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00670-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00670-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyrone Burrell was indicted for kidnapping. Burrell maintained that he merely tricked an elderly man into driving him to Memphis, but a jury found him guilty of kidnapping. The trial court sentenced Burrell to thirty yea...

Parish v. Mississippi  
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2014-KM-01401-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KM-01401-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Parish appealed his conviction for driving under the influence of marijuana, arguing that the prosecution failed to present sufficient evidence to prove the elements of the charged offense. Finding no error, the S...

Richard Harrison Mason v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00423
In Re: Mississippi Rules of Evidence
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99002-SCT
In Re: Uniform Rules of Circuit and County Court Practice
Date: October 22, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99025-SCT
Darrell Tillis v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00854-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Darrell Tillis is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc., v. Hattiesburg High School  
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01214-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01214-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Hattiesburg High School (“HHS”) filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the Mississippi High School Activities Association (“MHSAA”), alleging that its decision to declare one of HHS’s students ineligible to part...

Hinton v. Rolison  
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-02153-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-02153-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Clayton Hinton purchased a tract of real property to use as a used-car lot. He financed its acquisition with funds provided by Wells Fargo. In 2007, Hinton conveyed his interests in the property to CZ Inc., a Mi...

James Creel a/k/a James Walter Creel a/k/a J.W. Creel v. Ron King and Christopher Epps
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01209-SCT
The Motion for Order to Show Cause or Alternatively Motion for Clarification of Judgment filed pro se by James Creel is dismissed. Order entered.
Kayla Marie Bates Mize v. Royce Jarrell Mize, III
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01639-SCT
Appellee's Petition for Review of Court of Appeals' decision on Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
L. A. Barksdale v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01949-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by L. A. Barksdale is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Willie Jerome Manning a/k/a Fly v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-00491-SCT
The Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Harvey Williams, Jr. a/k/a Smokie a/k/a Harvey Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00402-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied. Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Pierce and Coleman, JJ., would grant.
Marie v. North  
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00505-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00505-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Marcia Marie sued her rheumatologist for malpractice. In a “battle of the experts” case, the trial court first denied a motion in limine by Marcia and her husband Donald Marie to exclude entries made by Dr. Dennis Boulwa...

Covington County Bank v. Magee  
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00783-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00783-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Earnest Magee sued Covington County Bank (CCB) for conversion after it seized collateral for a promissory note and later sold the property at auction. CCB moved under Mississippi Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) to dismi...

Franklin Fitzpatrick a/k/a Franklin L. Fitzpatrick v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00252-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, King and Coleman, JJ., would grant.
Frank Hartley, Jr. v. John D. Watts and Lenita S. Watts
Date: October 15, 2015
Citation: 2015-TS-00217
The Motion for Reconsideration is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Grant: Coleman, J. Not Participating: Pierce, J. Order entered.
Irle v. Foster  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00711-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-00711-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this custody battle between a child's mother and grandparents, the chancellor heard evidence that the child's mother was sexually promiscuous, that she had failed drug tests, and that she planned to move with the chil...

Galanis v. CMA Management Company  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01757-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01757-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this premises-liability case, the issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether the trial judge erred in holding, as a matter of law, that the owners and management of an apartment compl...

David Dickerson v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2012-DP-01500-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
Elchos v. Haas  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01213-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01213-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Elchoses purchased a 1.11 acre parcel of a fifty-acre tract of largely undeveloped land located near and on the Jourdan River in Hancock County near Kiln, Mississippi, from Kevin and Lisa Haas in 2004. The Elchoses p...

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company d/b/a Canadian National/Illinois Central v. Luther W. McLain
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01660-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied. Waller, C.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ., would grant.
Raddin v. Manchester Educational Foundation, Inc.  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01999-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01999-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This civil suit was filed by five alumni of Manchester Educational Foundation, Inc., after the dean of students, Richard Darden, admitted to viewing male students while they showered in his home. The five alumni attended...

Newell v. Mississippi  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00030-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00030-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, James Newell was convicted of manslaughter for the shooting death of Adrian Boyette. After this Court reversed Newell's conviction, he was retried and again convicted of manslaughter. The Court of Appeals revers...

Lane v. Lampkin  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00554-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00554-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Limestone Products, Inc., jointly owned by Ronald (Ronnie) Lampkin and James Oldrum (J.O.) Smith, Jr., operated with a line of credit personally guaranteed by Lampkin and Smith. Limestone was in the business of selling r...

Ryan Rhymer a/k/a Ryan P. Rhymer a/k/a Ryan Patrick Rhymer v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01603-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ryan Rhymer is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Timothy Nelson Evans v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-DP-01877-SCT
The motion for medical and mental health records filed by Timothy Nelson Evans, pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Hinton v. Rolison  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00412-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00412-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Clayton Hinton invested substantial personal resources into a used-car business. Hinton sued his business partner, Nate Rolison, claiming that Rolison was keeping profits from that business that should have been divided...

Braswell v. Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc.  
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00582-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00582-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Randy Braswell sued Ergon Oil Purchasing, Inc. in Amite County over some oil contracts. Two days later, Ergon brought a declaratory judgment action against Braswell in Rankin County over those same contracts. Ergon remov...

Tyrone Boyd v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00404-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Tyrone Boyd is denied.
David K. Ellis a/k/a David Kenyatta Ellis v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00700-SCT
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Dismiss as Moot filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. All costs of this appeal are assessed to the Appellant. The Motion to Supplement the Record filed by the State of Mississippi is dismissed as moot. King, J., Disagrees. Order entered.
Melvin Gamage a/k/a Melvin Gamage Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2015
Citation: 2015-CP-00593
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. As Melvin Gamage was granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis, all costs of this appeal are assessed to Harrison County, Mississippi. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., and King, J. Order entered.
Perriece Collins, Individually and as the Parent, Legal Guardian and Next Friend of Shoniqwa Collins, Individually and as the Parent, Legal Guardian and on Behalf of any and all Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Shataja Nikeara Collins, Deceased v. Toikus Westbrook, M.D.
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00408-SCT
The Motion for Oral Argument filed by the Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., disagrees. Order entered.
Fred Harrell v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01194-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Fred Harrell was granted by order of the Court entered on May 22, 2015. Upon further consideration, the Court finds that there is no need for further review and that the writ of certiorari should be dismissed, as authorized by Mississippi Rule of Appellate Procedure 17(f). On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed. King, J., disagrees. Coleman, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Williams v. Clark Sand Company, Inc.  
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00579-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00579-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was a latent-injury silicosis case filed against a Florida corporation that was dissolved. The issue this case presented for the Mississippi Supreme Court's review centered on whether the Florida corporate-surv...

Thornhill v. Ingram  
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00959-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00959-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A wrongful-death beneficiary failed to prosecute this medical-malpractice case for four years, so, on the defendant’s motion, the circuit judge dismissed the complaint. The plaintiff refiled, and the defendant twice move...

Windless v. Mississippi  
Date: October 1, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00547-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00547-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Windless was convicted by jury for the 2011 death of Charles Presley. Windless was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Windless appealed, arguing the trial court erred in instructing th...

John Barry Bowen v. Patricia Lynn (Curico) Bowen
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00969-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by John Barry Bowen is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Willie James Allen a/k/a Willie J. Allen a/k/a Mookie v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01186-SCT
The Writ of Certiorari for Review filed by Willie James Allen is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Dean C. Boyd a/k/a Dean Boyd v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01945-SCT
The Motion for Enlargement of Time in which to file a Writ of Certiorari to the Mississippi Supreme Court is denied. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely filed. Order entered.
Cynthia Easterling a/k/a Dr. Cynthia Moore, Individually and as Member of Meliotus L.L.C. v. Rhett R. Russell, Individually and as a Member of Meliotus L.L.C.
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00103-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Cynthia Easterling is denied. The Request for Damages and Costs filed by Rhett R. Russell is denied. To Deny both motions: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Hollie v. Mississippi  
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 2014-DP-00006-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-DP-00006-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Erik Hollie walked into a pawn shop in Wesson, Mississippi, and killed the owner because he didn’t follow "the Lord." Hollie claimed "the Lord" led him there to kill the man. A couple of days before the murder, Hollie ro...

In Re: Commission on Children's Justice
Date: September 24, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99037-SCT
Timothy Robert Ronk a/k/a Timothy Ronk a/k/a Timothy R. Ronk v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2011-DP-00410-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Matthew Burnham v. Dana Burnham
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01218-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Matthew Burnham is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Lamar, J. Not Participating: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Shelby Ray Parham a/k/a Shelby Parham v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00239-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Shelby Ray Parham is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Bennie Gunn a/k/a Bennie Lee Gunn v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00344-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Bennie Gunn is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Victor D. Jones a/k/a Victor Dewayne Jones a/k/a Victor Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01789-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Victor Jones is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Terrell G. Bass a/k/a Terrell Gene Bass a/k/a Terrell Bass v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01812-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Terrell G. Bass is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Lorenzo Hull v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01813-SCT
Lorenzo Hull's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: King, J. Order entered.
Tim Turner a/k/a Timothy Turner v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01896-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Tim Turner is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Rickey Sturkey a/k/a Richard Sturkey a/k/a Rickey Lee Sturkey v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02081-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Rickey Sturkey, pro se, was granted June 25, 2015, in order to carefully review the issues and record in this matter. Having done so, the Court now finds that there is no need for further review, and the writ of certiorari is dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., Disagree. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Hanco Corporation v. Goldman  
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00728-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2013-IA-00728-SCT, 2013-IA-00731-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Wayne Kelly was killed while working at a construction site in Hattiesburg. His family sued, among other defendants, Hanco Corporation, Inc., the general contractor for the project on which Wayne Kelly had been working a...

Holliman v. Mississippi  
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-02121-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-02121-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After a new trial was ordered, Brian Holliman was retried for the murder of his wife. The jury found Holliman guilty of first-degree murder, and the trial court sentenced him to life in the custody of the Mississippi Dep...

Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Talmadge D. Littlejohn
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-JP-01184-SCT
The Motion to Suspend the Rules and add addendum to Motion for Rehearing is denied. Order entered.
Gardner v. Mississippi  
Date: September 17, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-01482-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-01482-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Gardner was tried and convicted of possession of more than thirty grams but less than one kilogram of marijuana, with intent to distribute. The trial judge sentenced him to ten years, day for day, as an enhanced...

Brandy Nicole Williams a/k/a Brandy Williams a/k/a Brandy N. Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 10, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01839-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Appellee is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, P.J., and Pierce, J. Order entered.
Logan v. Miss. Dept. of Transp.  
Date: September 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00258-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00258-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This negligence suit arose out of a single-car accident that allegedly occurred due to an improperly performed bridge repair. In 2011, the Logans were traveling south on Highway 49 in Tallahatchie County when they drove...

Mississippi Division of Medicaid and Robert L. Robinson, in his Official Capacity as Executive Director of Mississippi Division of Medicaid v. Crossgates River Oaks Hospital f/k/a Rankin Medical Center, Grenada Lake Medical Center, Riley Memorial Hospital, Natchez Community Hospital, Woman's Hospital, Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Biloxi Regional Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital, Delta Regional Medical Center, St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, and King's Daughters Medical Center-Brookhaven
Date: September 10, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00438-SCT
Brentwood Health Management of Mississippi's Motion for Leave to File Brief as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Appellees' Position is granted and the amicus brief filed is accepted for filing. Exhibit B that is attached to the amicus brief is struck. See Majority Opinion of this Court handed down this date at footnote 2.
Deidi Rodrigue v. Mitchell Rodrigue
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01835-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Mitchell Rodrigue was granted by order of this Court on March 9, 2015. Upon further consideration, the Court finds that there is no need for further review and that the writ of certiorari should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed without prejudice. Kitchens, J., disagrees. Randolph, P.J., not participating. Coleman, J., for the Court. Order entered.
McIlwain v. Natchez Community Hospital, Inc.  
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00572-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-00572-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dusty McIlwain brought his two-year-old son Hunter to the Natchez Community Hospital emergency room because Hunter had been vomiting, crying, and complaining of pain. Dr. Michael Wheelis, the emergency room doctor, knew...

Elliott v. El Paso Corporation  
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01173-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2013-CA-01173-SCT, 2013-IA-01338-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A city pipeline buried beneath a road leaked odorless natural gas which infiltrated a nearby home, causing an explosion. Residents alleged that the natural gas lacked its distinctive rotten egg smell, and that the odoran...

Jackson v. Mississippi  
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-02040-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-02040-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Reginald Jackson was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to thirty years with five years suspended. On appeal, Jackson argued that the prosecutors’ misconduct during opening statements and closing argument "so infec...

The Mississippi Bar v. Samuel Jones
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-BD-01385-SCT
Jones-Smith v. Safeway Insurance Company  
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00180-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00180-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: "For more than one hundred and thirty years," the Mississippi Supreme Court has held that an insurance company may void a policy when the insured made material misrepresentations during the application process. While dri...

The City of Gulfport, Mississippi, A Municipal Corporation v. Lyman Utilities, Inc., and Any and All Parties Having or Claiming Any Legal or Equitable Interest in the Property Described Herein
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00513-SCT
Pierce, J. Disposition: Per Curiam Affirmance. Appellant taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ., Concur.
Intrepid, Inc. v. Bennett  
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00999-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00999-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A lease agreement included a five-year renewal provision but failed to specify the rent to be paid during the renewal period. The circuit judge granted a judgment on the pleadings, finding the renewal provision unenforce...

Mississippi Comm'n on Jud. Perf. v. Walker  
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2014-JP-00005-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-JP-00005-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance (the Commission) filed a “Formal Complaint” against Chancery Court Judge Joe Dale Walker alleging conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the j...

The Mississippi Bar v. Joe Dale Walker
Date: September 3, 2015
Citation: 2015-BD-00139-SCT
Trevor Hoskins v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00912-SCT
The Notice of Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Trevor Hoskins is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) v. Mississippi Ex Rel. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics  
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01034-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-01034-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After failing to stop at a checkpoint in Jefferson Davis County, John Cole attempted to evade law-enforcement officers before subsequently crashing into a trailer. Cole ran on foot into the nearby woods and was shortly d...

The Claiborne County Board of Education and the Claiborne County School District, By and Through Elijah Brown, the Duly Elected Superintendent of Education, and Josie McClorine, a Duly Elected Member and President of the Board of Education v. Mississippi State Board of Education, Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, and Mississippi Department of Education
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01792-SCT
Appellants' Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely. Order entered.
The Claiborne County Board of Education and the Claiborne County School District, By and Through Elijah Brown, the Duly Elected Superintendent of Education, and Josie McClorine, a Duly Elected Member and President of the Board of Education v. Mississippi State Board of Education, Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, and Mississippi Department of Education
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01792-SCT
Appellants' Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely. Order entered.
Jeffrey Allen a/k/a Jeffery Grey Allen v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00188-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jeffrey Allen is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Charles Ray Crawford a/k/a Chuck Crawford v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00175-SCT
Crawford v. Mississippi  
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00175-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00175-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Ray Crawford appealed his 1993 conviction for rape. He raised a number of issues on appeal. The record was unclear as to what caused a delay in this case being heard on appeal. For that reason, the Mississippi Su...

Charles Ray Crawford a/k/a Chuck Crawford v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00175-SCT
Pierce, J. Disposition: Conviction of Rape and Sentence of Forty-Six (46) Years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Affirmed. Sentence in this cause shall run consecutively to the sentence in cause number LK-93-089 in the Lafayette County Circuit Court. Appellant shall pay court costs in the amount of $165.00 due within a year of release. Tippah County taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar and Chandler, JJ., Concur. Dickinson, P.J., Dissents with Separate Written Opinion Joined by Kitchens and King, JJ. Kitchens, J., Dissents with Separate Written Opinion Joined by King, J. Dickinson, P.J., Joins in Part. Coleman, J., Dissents with Separate Written Opinion Joined by Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ. Dissenting Opinion: Dickinson, P.J. Votes: Kitchens and King, JJ., Join This Opinion. Dissenting Opinion: Kitchens, J. Votes: King, J., Joins This Opinion. Dickinson, P.J., Joins This Opinion in Part. Dissenting Opinion: Coleman, J. Votes: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., Join This Opinion.
In Re: Rules Governing Admission to The Mississippi Bar
Date: August 27, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99012-SCT
The Petition to Amend the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by Walter Weems, Louis Fuller, Watts Ueltschey, and Sheldon Alston is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Ricky Chase a/k/a Ricky Roy Chase v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01089-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., and King, J., would grant. Kitchens, J., not participating.
In Re: Validation of Lauderdale County, Mississippi General Obligation Bonds  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01684-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01684-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: On April 1, 2013, the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors resolved to issue general obligation bonds for various county projects. The Lauderdale County Chancery Court validated bonds. Several objectors appeal, arguing...

Bates v. Mississippi  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00097-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00097-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott Bates was convicted of simple assault of a law-enforcement officer. He appealed the conviction, claiming he could not be guilty of the enhanced crime of simple assault on a law-enforcement officer because the offic...

Perriece Collins, Individually and as the Parent, Legal Guardian and Next Friend of Shoniqwa Collins, Individually and as the Parent, Legal Guardian and on Behalf of any and all Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Shataja Nikeara Collins, Deceased v. Toikus Westbrook, M.D.
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00408-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Perriece Collins and Shoniqwa Collins is granted. To Grant: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Lamar and Pierce, JJ. Order entered.
Collins v. Mississippi  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00761-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00761-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jairus Collins was convicted of murdering Ebony Jenkins. He appealed, raised several points of error, but the Court of Appeals affirmed. Finding that Collins’s statement to police should have been suppressed and that one...

Concerned Citizens of Raven Wood Subdivision, et al. v. Pearl River County, Mississippi, a Political Subdivision of the State of Mississippi
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00955-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Concerned Citizens of Raven Wood Subdivision is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Debra Bartley-Rice v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Idalan Haymon and Judy Austin
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00966-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Debra Bartley-Rice is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Khambraya Stanley, and Geneva Winchester, Mother and Next Friend of Jeanette Winchester, a Minor v. Scott Petroleum Corporation
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01238-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Appellants is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
Chester King Burnham v. Joseph A. Kwentus and Karen Richardson
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02049-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Chester King Burnham is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Mine Safety Appliance Company v. Huey P. Holmes
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00009-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied. Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ., would grant.
Claiborne v. Mississippi  
Date: August 20, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00758-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00758-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Tommie Claiborne was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. According to three eyewitnesses, Claiborne chased his wife around a car, grabbed her, and shot her three times the day before their scheduled divorce hearin...

Sanderson v. Sanderson  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2012-CA-01153-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CA-01153-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case came before the Supreme Court on appeal of the financial portion of a bifurcated divorce trial. When Tanya Dale Wright Sanderson and Hobson Sanderson married in 1994, Tanya signed a prenuptial agreement the day...

Detrick Dewayne Harris a/k/a Detrick Harris a/k/a Detrick D. Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01044-SCT
Detrick Dewayne Harris's Motion for Leave to file issuance of mandates, stay of mandate and other sufficient pleadings is in the nature of and is treated as a Petition for Writ of Certiorari. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Benjamin Shelton a/k/a Benjamin Lee Shelton a/k/a Benny a/k/a Benjamin L. Shelton v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01556-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Benjamin Shelton is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Nekole Bennett, Individually; B.J. by and through her Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett; D.B. by and through his Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett; and A.B. by and through her Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments, LLC and Sharon Sampson, Individually
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01629-SCT
The Motion for Enlargement of Time filed by counsel for Appellants is dismissed as moot. Order entered.
Sass Muni-V, LLC v. DeSoto County, Mississippi, W. E. Davis, DeSoto County Chancery Clerk, City of Horn Lake, Mississippi, Joey Treadway, Tax Collector of Desoto County, Parker Pickle, Tax Assessor of Desoto County, Marshall Investments Corporation a/k/a Marshall Investments Corporation of Minnesota, E. Franklin Childress, Jr., R. Spencer Clift, III, K. David Waddell, as Substitute Trustees and Mic-Rocky, LLC
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01490-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied.
Lewis v. Pagel  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01631-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01631-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Drake and Tonia (Lewis) Pagel were divorced in 2008. Drake filed an appeal challenging the chancellor's property division, and the Court of Appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part and remanded. The Supreme Court, o...

Willie Lee Madden Jr. a/k/a Willie L. Madden Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00159-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant.
Jackson v. Jackson  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00434-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00434-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosie Jackson was granted a divorce from her husband Michael on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment in 2012. After a trial, the chancellor found that Rosie had presented sufficient proof of habitual cruel and inhum...

Patrick Fluker a/k/a Patrick Dantre Fluker a/k/a Patrick D. Fluker v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00608-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant. Lamar, J., not participating.
Ray v. Mississippi Dept. of Pub. Safety  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00972-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00972-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol (MHP) discharged Officer Sammy Ray for falsifying official state documents. Ray appealed to the Employee Appeals Board (EAB). The EAB conducted a hearing and upheld Ray's termination...

Kayla Vaughn v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01179-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Kayla Vaughn is granted. To Grant: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
Jeremy Moseley v. Tiffiny (Moseley) Smith
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01205-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jeremy Moseley is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Ryan McClendon v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01405-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Ryan McClendon is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Francesca Munne Nordness v. Paige Faucheux
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01479-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied. Randolph, P.J., and Pierce, J., would grant. Lamar, J., not participating.
NC Leasing, LLC v. Junker  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00338-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00338-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Nilene Junker was admitted to the Nichols Center nursing facility after surgery. Junker's daughter, acting with power of attorney, signed an admission agreement on Junker's behalf. The admission agreement contained an ar...

Hattiesburg Health & Rehab Center, LLC v. Brown  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00779-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00779-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Leo Brown was admitted to the Hattiesburg Health and Rehab Center (HHRC) in February 2012. His wife, Emma, signed an admission agreement both in her individual capacity and on Leo's behalf. Specifically, Emma's signature...

Legislature of the State of Mississippi v. Shipman  
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-CA-00605-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-CA-00605-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee Adrian Shipman filed a Petition Appealing the Attorney General's Ballot Title for Legislative Alternative Measure 42A in the First Judicial District of Hinds County. The petition asked the circuit court to revie...

In Re: Cortaia Washington
Date: August 13, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-01191-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Interlocutory Appeal and the Petition for Writ of Extraordinary Relief are denied. Waller, C.J., Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ., would deny both petitions. Kitchens and King, JJ., would grant the request for stay and take the petition for interlocutory appeal under advisement. Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., and Coleman, J., not participating. Order entered.
Baxter v. Mississippi  
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01032-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01032-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, a George County sheriff's deputy attempted to pull over a Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck did not stop, and a high-speed chase ensued. In the truck were defendant Christopher Baxter and Brandy Williams. In an...

Samuel Keith McMinn v. Sharon Miller McMinn
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00054-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Samuel Keith McMinn is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Charles Bester v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00058-SCT
David Neil McCarty, Chair of the Appellate Practice Section, must file a response within 14 days stating whether one or more Section members, acting pro bono, will file an amicus brief and, if so, identifying the attorney(s) who will submit such brief. A briefing schedule and the specific issues to be briefed will follow if the Court's invitation is accepted. The Clerk of this Court must send a copy of this order to all parties and to Mr. McCarty. Order entered.
Singing River Health System consisting of Singing River Hospital; Ocean Springs Hospital; Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Garden Park Medical Center v. Mississippi State Department of Health and Harrison HMA, LLC, d/b/a Gulf Coast Medical Center
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00790-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Appellants/Petitioners is denied. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Coleman, J. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Peggy Trull v. Magnolia Hill, LLC d/b/a Riverwalk Casino of Vicksburg, LLC
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01041-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Peggy Trull is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Jack H. Wilson, Jr. v. Joy Elizabeth Stewart
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01189-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Jack H. Wilson, Jr. is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Verenzo Cartrell Green a/k/a Verenzo Green v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01228-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Verenzo Cartrell Green is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Donnie Sylvester v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01332-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Donnie Sylvester is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Ethan M. Smith a/k/a Ethan Micah Smith v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01551-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ethan Smith is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
John H. Mallett, M.D., Stephen C. Jones, M.D., Biloxi OBGYN Clinic, P.A., Ronnie Ali, D.O., Douglas McBride, M.O., Paragon Contracting Services, Inc., and GPCH-GP, Inc., d/b/a Garden Park Medical Center v. Amy Dye and Todd Dye
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-02068-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellants is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Pierce and Coleman, JJ., would grant. Waller, C.J., not participating.
In the Matter of the Guardianship of O. D.  
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00322-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00322-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Minor O.D. filed a petition for approval of a settlement her parents had negotiated with car insurance companies for injuries she had suffered in a car accident. On the day of the hearing, O.D.'s health insurance coverag...

Hence David Davis a/k/a Hence Davis a/k/a "Shawn" a/k/a "Shean" a/k/a "Sean" v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00076-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Hence David Davis is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Mississippi Division of Medicaid v. Melissa Pittman, as Next Friend and Natural Guardian of Javas Pittman, a Minor
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00765-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Melissa Pittman, as Next Friend and Natural Guardian of Javas Pittman, a Minor, is dismissed. Order entered.
Howard v. Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-DR-01305-SCT
Peoples Bank of Biloxi, Miss. v. McAdams  
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00635-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00635-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: John McAdams, in his official capacity as Chancery Clerk of Harrison County, was appointed guardian of Sybil Bowden and Jonathan Dunn. In October 2003 the Chancery Clerk opened guardianship accounts for Dunn and Bowden a...

Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Rickey W. Thompson
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-JP-01309-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Rickey W. Thompson is denied.
Fagan v. Mississippi  
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00458-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00458-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Damon Fagan of four counts of sexual battery, and the trial judge sentenced him to thirty years in prison, with ten years' post-release supervision. Fagan appealed the conviction and sentence, arguing th...

Derick Richard Boone v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00216
The Motion for Disqualification of Trial Judge filed by Derick Richard Boone is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
In Re: Office of the Hinds County Public Defender
Date: August 6, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00397
The Trial Court's Motion to Amend, Correct and/or Clarify order pursuant to MRAP 27(h)(6) is dismissed. Order entered.
James Wilson v. Pearlean Davis
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00196-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Wilson is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Kitchens, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
James Kimbrough v. Fowler's Pressure Washing, LLC and Amfed National Insurance Company
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01451-SCT
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Co. v. McLain  
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01660-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01660-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Luther McLain sued the Illinois Central Railroad, alleging that Illinois Central’s negligence caused his degenerative back injury. At trial, McLain had improper contact with a juror, committed perjury on the sta...

Inn By The Sea Homeowner's Association, Inc. v. SeaInn, LLC  
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-02013-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-02013-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This action was brought by Inn By the Sea Homeowner’s Association, Inc. (“IBTS”) against various defendants involved in the development, design, and construction of Inn By the Sea Condominiums when the condominiums were...

Christopher Shane Howell, Wendy Howell, and Bridgefield Casualty Insurance Company, Inc. v. Equipment, Inc.
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00405-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Christopher Howell and Wendy Howell is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Arthur Gerald Hudson and Linda S. Hudson v. Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01004-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Arthur Gerald Hudson and Linda S. Hudson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Christopher McNulty a/k/a "Big Hurt" a/k/a Christopher L. McNulty v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01068-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Christopher McNulty is dismissed. Order entered.
James Wilson v. Pearlean Davis
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01244-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Wilson is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Kitchens, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Timothy B. Sharp a/k/a Timothy B. Sharpe a/k/a Timothy Sharp a/k/a Timothy R. Sharp v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02020-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Timothy R. Sharp, pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Howard R. Holaday, Jr., M.D. v. Kyle Moore and Marla Moore
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00384-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ., would grant.
In the Matter of the Estate of Joan Armstrong  
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00315-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00315-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review was one of first impression regarding the interpretation of Mississippi Code Section 91-5-33, known as the “Slayer Statute.” John Armstrong, a severely mentall...

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport v. White  
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00941-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00941-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Plaintiff Barry White went to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport's emergency room complaining of slurred speech and left-sided numbness. White told the nurses there he thought he was having a stroke. He was diagnosed...

James Kimbrough v. Fowler's Pressure Washing, LLC and AmFed Casualty Insurance Company c/o AmFed Companies, LLC
Date: July 30, 2015
Citation: 2014-CT-00313-SCT
Hale v. State of Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee  
Date: July 24, 2015
Citation: 2015-EC-00965-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-EC-00965-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In October 2013, William “Bill” Stone moved from Ashland in Benton County to Holly Springs in Marshall County. He sought the Democratic Party nomination for the newly-created Senate District 10, a district which encompas...

Sherwood Dwayne Brown a/k/a Sherwood Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01130-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Elijah Strong v. North Mississippi Center for Higher Educational Advancement, Inc. and Warren E. Stamps
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00630-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Elijah Strong was granted by order of this Court on May 6, 2015. Upon further consideration, the Court finds that there is no need for further review, and that the writ of certiorari should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed. Waller, C.J., for the Court. Chandler, J., not participating. Order entered.
Carr v. Mississippi  
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01013-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-01013-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed Timothy Carr’s conviction and sentence and denied his motion for rehearing. Carr twice sought leave from the Supreme Court to file motions for post-conviction relief (PCR) (first in May 2008...

Tallulah A. Redding, Sharon L. Anderson and Arthur Wayne Anderson, Jr. v. Mississippi Transportation Commission
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01122-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Mississippi Transportation Commission is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
One (1) 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Kelly Bowen Wilson and Stephen Elliott Pergande v. Panola County Narcotics Task Force, a Division of Panola County Sheriff's Department
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01255-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Panola County Narcotics Task Force, A Division of Panola County Sheriff's Department is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Timothy Nelson Evans v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-DP-01877-SCT
The Motion for All Medical and Mental Health in Master File in possession of Judge Lisa P. Dodson filed by Timothy Nelson Evans, pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
David T. Huntington v. Margaret F. Huntington
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-02037-SCT
Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by counsel for the Appellant was granted July 3, 2014, in order to carefully review the issues and record in this matter. Having done so, the Court now finds that there is no need to further review, and this appeal should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the appeal is dismissed. All costs of this appeal are assessed to the Appellant. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
David T. Huntington v. William T. Huntington, A Minor, By and Through His Mother and Next Friend, Cindy P. Huntington, and William T. Huntington, Individually
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-02038-SCT
Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by counsel for the Appellant was granted July 3, 2014, in order to carefully review the issues and record in this matter. Having done so, the Court now finds that there is no need to further review, and this appeal should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the appeal is dismissed. All costs of this appeal are assessed to the Appellant. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Franklin v. Mississippi  
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01880-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01880-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: John Franklin was found guilty of arson by jury, sentenced to eighteen years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, make restitution to the dwelling house owners, and m...

The Service Companies, Inc. v. The Estate of Mautrice Vaughn  
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00126-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00126-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case was an interlocutory appeal stemming from a law suit by Mautrice Vaughn’s estate and wrongful-death beneficiaries against The Service Companies Inc., (“FSS”), following Vaughn’s fatal heart attack at work. Plai...

Fitzpatrick v. Mississippi  
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00252-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00252-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Franklin Fitzpatrick was found guilty of the murder Sheriff’s Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He appealed his conviction and sentence, arguing: (1) the trial...

Toccara Williams v. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Nikkita Barr
Date: July 23, 2015
Citation: 2015-IA-00792-SCT
Harper v. Banks, Finley, White & Co. of Mississippi, P.C.  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00811-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-00811-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Milton Harper, the managing partner and president of Banks, Finley, White & Company of Mississippi (“Banks”), suffered a severe stroke in August 2000, and died of another stroke in July 2001. His dependents sued Banks fo...

Chapman v. Mississippi  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01574-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01574-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard Chapman was serving a life sentence in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He never had a direct appeal (through no apparent fault of his own), and his trial record allegedly has been destro...

Janna D. Harris v. Winston E. Harris
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01676-SCT
Janna Harris's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. Winston Harris's Motion to Set Aside Order Allowing Appellant Additional Time to file Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as moot. To Deny Petition for Writ of Certiorari: All Justices. To Deny Motion To Set Aside Order: All Justices. Order entered.
Drummer v. Mississippi  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-02004-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-02004-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Vance Drummer of two counts of grand larceny and one count of attempted grand larceny in 2012. The trial court granted the State’s request for a flight instruction because Drummer, after absconding with...

Galle v. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00024-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00024-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A former employee claimed he was discharged for reporting his employer’s illegal activity. The employee sought to bring a wrongful-discharge claim under a public-policy exception to his at-will employment status. Because...

Jarrett v. Dillard  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00035-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00035-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Ray Dillard attempted to collect workers' compensation benefits from the president and majority shareholder of his employer. In 1997, The Commission held that Dillard suffered a compensable injury. After the mandate issu...

Crook v. City of Madison  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00081-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00081-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Madison enacted an ordinance requiring landlords to obtain a license for each unit of rental property. The Rental Inspection and Property Licensing Act (RIPLA) conditioned the grant of a license on the landlo...

Taylor v. Mississippi  
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00305-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00305-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Taylor was convicted in 2012 of possessing stolen property. He was sentenced as a habitual offender to ten years in prison. Taylor testified in his own defense at trial. During cross-examination, the State questi...

Norman L. Neyland, as Administrator of the Estate of Mary Cory Gallagher, Deceased v. Timberland Management Services, Inc. and Michael J. Daughdrill
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00842-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Timberland Management Services, Inc., and Michael J. Daughdrill is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Pierce, J. Order entered.
Carl E. Sanders v. Tanya Hoover, Mary G. Sanders and Keisha Moore
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00942-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Carl E. Sanders, pro se, is dismissed. Order entered.
K. N., as the Natural Mother and Next Friend of M. N., a Minor v. Moss Point School District and Kim Staley, Superintendent
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01388-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Appellees is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Pierce, J. Dickinson, P.J., not participating. Order entered.
Mississippi Department of Revenue f/k/a Mississippi State Tax Commission v. Johnny Reb Aviation, LLC
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01548-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Johnny Reb Aviation, LLC, is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Pierce, J. Lamar, J., not participating. Order entered.
Linde Gas and Zurich American Insurance Company v. Larry Edmonds
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01942-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Linde Gas and Zurich American Insurance Company is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Rickey Sturkey a/k/a Richard Sturkey a/k/a Rickey Lee Sturkey v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02081-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Rickey Sturkey, pro se, is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Jeremy Edwards v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-02091-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jeremy Edwards is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Eric Wallace a/k/a Eric Maurice Wallace a/k/a Eric M. Wallace v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00173-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Eric Wallace was granted by order of this Court on January 8, 2015. Upon further consideration, the Court finds that there is no need for further review, and that the writ of certiorari should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed. Lamar, J., for the Court. Order entered.
James Magee a/k/a James D. Magee v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00289-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Magee is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Wendell Duncan a/k/a Wendell Avery Duncan v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01487-SCT
The Petition of Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Wendell Duncan is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Not Participating: King, J. Order entered.
James John Rodgers a/k/a James J. Rodgers a/k/a James Rodgers v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01718-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for James John Rodgers is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Cox v. Mississippi  
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-DP-00087-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-DP-00087-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: David and Kim Cox had two children of their marriage, D.C. and J.C. Cox was the stepfather of Kim's daughter, L.K., born in April 1998. The couple separated in 2009 after L.K. told Kim that Cox had raped her. Kim reporte...

Jourdan River Estates, LLC v. Favre  
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01139-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-01139-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Jourdan Rivers Estates, LLC (JRE) and Jourdan River Resort and Yacht Club (Yacht Club), filed suit for damages in December 2011 against Defendants Scott Favre, Cindy Favre, Jefferson Parker, and CB Partners, L...

Jerome Totten v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01768-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied.
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2015
Citation: 2015-AD-00001
Pursuant to the Order of the Court dated April 10, 2008, the Court, through the AOC, has been developing the Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC) system to provide efficient management of the business in the courts of the state and to accommodate electronic filing by litigants. Having considered the need and desire to provide a means for pro bono publicus attorneys to register for use of the MEC system, the Court finds that upon receipt of the pro bono publicus attorney affidavit referenced in MRAP 46(f)(3), the Clerk of Appellate Courts shall issue a tracking number to the pro bono publicus attorney for use in registration with MEC. Not Participating: Lamar, Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Natchez-Adams School District v. Tina Bruce
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00147-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellant Natchez-Adams School District is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Pierce, J. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Nekole Bennett, Individually; B.J. by and through her Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett; D.B. by and through his Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett; and A.B. by and through her Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments, LLC and Sharon Sampson, Individually
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01629-SCT
The Notice of Withdrawal of Emergency Motion for Enforcement of Stay filed by Sharon Sampson and Highland Park Apartments Emergency, LLC, is granted. The Emergency Motion for Enforcement of Stay filed by Sharon Sampson and Highland Park Apartments, LLC, is dismissed upon entry of this order. Waller, C.J., not participating. Order entered.
Dickerson v. Mississippi  
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2012-DP-01500-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-DP-01500-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Circuit Court of Copiah County convicted David Dickerson of capital murder, arson, and armed robbery. The jury sentenced him to death for the capital murder conviction; he was sentenced to twenty years for arson and...

SKL Investments, Inc. v. Natalie T. Hardin and Leslie B. Torrence
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01007-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for SKL Investments, Inc., is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Estate of Louis S. Pannagl, Jr., Deceased: Louis Curt Pannagl and Sammi Paula Pannagl Spence v. David Lambert and Mark Holmes
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01169-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by David Lambert and Mark Holmes is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J. Order entered.
Earl Lee Wright a/k/a Earl L. Wright a/k/a Earl Wright v. Ronald King
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01365-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Earl Lee Wright is dismissed. Order entered.
Clayton John Hickey v. Melissa Crenshaw Hickey
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01540-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Clayton Hickey is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Bobby Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-01624-SCT
Bobby Batiste's Motion to Seal Documents is denied. The documents on file as an exhibit to Batiste's Supplement to Petitioner's Motion for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court with a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief are hereby unsealed. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Miss. Comm'n on Judicial Perf. v. Littlejohn  
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2014-JP-01184-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-JP-01184-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance determined that Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn has violated multiple Canons of Judicial Conduct. In March 2012, Chancellor Littlejohn modified a 2001 Agreed Order of Fil...

King v. Mississippi  
Date: June 18, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00340-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00340-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After a federal court declared Mack Arthur King ineligible for the death penalty under "Atkins v. Virginia," the circuit court sentenced him to life without parole. King filed a motion objecting to being sentenced to lif...

Katerina Galanis and Christina Galanis v. CMA Management Company Formerly d/b/a Ambling Management Company, Ambling Management Company, LLC, Formerly d/b/a AMC Acquisitions, LLC, Ambling Management Companies, Inc. and Alta MSU, LLC
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01757-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for petitioners is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Chandler and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Mississippi Power Company, Inc. v. Mississippi Public Service Comm'n  
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2012-UR-01108-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2012-UR-01108-SCT, 2013-UR-00477-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas Blanton petitioned the Mississippi Supreme Court to invalidate rate increases approved by the Public Service Commission for Mississippi Power Company (“MPC”). After review of the controlling law and statutes, the...

Madden v. Mississippi
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00159-SCT
Fluker v. Mississippi  
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00608-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00608-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Patrick Fluker filed a motion for post-conviction relief (PCR). A grand jury indicted Fluker for one count of armed robbery. As the result of plea bargaining, Fluker entered a guilty plea. The circuit court sentenced him...

Brown v. Mississippi  
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01585-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01585-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Andy Brown was indicted and convicted for murder in the stabbing death of Earlie Balford. On appeal, Brown argued: (1) he was provided ineffective assistance of counsel; (2) the trial court erred by excluding Brown’s jur...

Thomas A. Blanton v. Mississippi Power Company, Inc. and Mississippi Public Service Commission
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2013-UR-00477-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Mississippi Power Company is denied. The Motion for Rehearing filed by Mississippi Public Service Commission is denied. The original opinions are withdrawn and these opinions are substituted therefor. Reversed and Remanded. See opinions of this Court handed down this date.
Calhoun Health Services v. Martha Glaspie
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00674-SCT
Jason Davis v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2014-M-00893
Davis's Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court is dismissed. To Dismiss: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, JJ. Order entered.
Allen v. Allen
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 2015-IA-00258-SCT
In Re: The Rules of Civil Procedure
Date: June 11, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99001-SCT
Michael T. Anderson a/k/a Michael Anderson a/k/a Michael Therone Anderson v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01066-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Michael T. Anderson is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Brandon L. Holcomb v. Megan H. Holcomb
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00938-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Brandon L. Holcomb is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Chandler, J. Order entered.
Timothy Kennedy v. Estate of Thomas M. Kennedy, Deceased, Thomas M. Kennedy, Jr., Executor
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01349-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Mississippi Supreme Court is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Mississippi, Ex Rel. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics v. Canada  
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00592-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00592-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (“the State”) had a search warrant signed and executed at the home of Bobby Ray Canada and Beverly Turman. Section one of the warrant, where the location for the search to be exe...

Richard A. Freese, Dennis C. Sweet, III, Tim Goss, Sheila M. Bossier, d/b/a Sheila M. Bossier Attorney at Law, PLLC, Bossier and Associates, PLLC, Sweet and Freese, PLLC, Dennis C. Sweet, P.A., d/b/a Sweet and Associates, The Freese Law Firm, P.C., Freese and Goss, PLLC, Medresolve, PLLC, and John & Jane Does Individually and as Entities v. Don A. Mitchell
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-01576-SCT
Respondent Don Mitchell's motion to sever and dismiss Don Mitchell from consolidated interlocutory appeal is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Freese and Goss, PLLC, Richard A. Freese, Dennis C. Sweet, III, Tim K. Goss, Sheila M. Bossier, Bossier and Associates, PLLC, Sweet and Freese, PLLC, and Dennis C. Sweet, III d/b/a Sweet and Associates, PLLC, and John & Jane Does Individually and/or Entities v. Edwrick Wilson, Betty Reyes and Ella Kate Taylor
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-01577-SCT
Respondent Don Mitchell's motion to sever and dismiss Don Mitchell from consolidated interlocutory appeal is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
Richard A. Freese, Dennis C. Sweet, III, Tim K. Goss, Sheila M. Bossier, d/b/a Shelia M. Bossier Attorney at Law, PLLC, Bossier and Associates, PLLC, Sweet and Freese, PLLC, Dennis C. Sweet, P.A., d/b/a Sweet and Associates, The Freese Law Firm, P.C., Freese and Goss, PLLC, and John & Jane Does, Individually and as Entities v. McHugh Fuller Law Group, PLLC
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-01578-SCT
Respondent Don Mitchell's motion to sever and dismiss Don Mitchell from consolidated interlocutory appeal is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Lamar, J. Order entered.
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-AD-00001
Legislature of the State of Mississippi v. Adrian Shipman, Mississippi Attorney General's Office and Bobby Moak, et al.
Date: June 4, 2015
Citation: 2015-CA-00605-SCT
The Appellee's brief shall be filed with this Court on or before Monday, June 1, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. The Mississippi Legislature's Reply brief shall be filed with this Court on or before Thursday, June 4, 2015 by 12:00 p.m. Lamar, J., not participating. Order entered.
C. Delbert Hosemann, Jr., in His Capacity as Secretary of State and as Trustee of the Public Tidelands Trust, The State of Mississippi, Jackson County, Mississippi and City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi v. David Neil Harris, Sr., Vecie Michelle Harris and Clyde H. Gunn, III
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00318-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellees is denied. Randolph, P.J., Pierce and Coleman, JJ., not participating.
Marlon Latodd Howell a/k/a Marlon Cox v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01027-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Chandler, J., not participating.
Michael Jackson v. Rosie Jackson
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00434-SCT
Michael Jackson's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Chandler and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Kenneth Blake Watkins a/k/a Kenneth B. Watkins v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00961-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Kenneth Blake Watkins is denied. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Sammy William Ray v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00972-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Molly M. Brown a/k/a Molly Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01037-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi is denied. To Deny: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J., Lamar and Pierce, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
Fred Harrell v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01194-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Fred Harrell is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Plaintiff v. Defendant  
Date: May 28, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01479-SCT
Docket Number: 2011-IA-01479-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillip and Paige Faucheux were a military couple who moved frequently during the early years of their marriage. In early 2002, Phillip got a job as a pilot with FedEx in Memphis, so the couple moved to Southaven, Missis...

Willie Kinzie v. Belk Department Stores, L.P., Belk, Inc., David Flowers, Shanay Grant, Kathy Coffey, Donald Smith, Nikki Daggins, Ray Faja and Staffmark Investment, LLC
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01176-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellees is denied. Randolph, P.J., Pierce and Coleman, JJ., would grant.
Glenda Cascio v. Alfa Mutual Insurance Company, as Subrogee of Belinda Patterson, and Belinda Patterson, Individually
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01300-SCT
The petition for writ of certiorari filed by Glenda Cascio was granted on February 11, 2015, in order to carefully review the issues and record in this matter. Having done so, the Court now finds that there is no need for further review, and the writ of certiorari should be dismissed. On the Court's own motion, the writ of certiorari is dismissed. Pierce, J., for the Court. Order entered.
Corey Lathan a/k/a Corey Jamar Lathan v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01502-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Corey Lathan is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Hanlin v. Hanlin  
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00063-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00063-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James and Melanie Hanlin were divorced in 2007 and entered a property settlement agreement, a term of which required that James maintain military healthcare coverage “allowable by statute” for Melanie. After the divorce,...

Jeffery Mitchum a/k/a Jeffrey Odell Mitchum v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00783-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jeffery Mitchum is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Brian Williams a/k/a Bryan Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01558-SCT
The Motion to Issue Order to Temporary Stay Proceedings filed by Brian Williams is denied. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Williams is dismissed. Order entered.
Kep LaFoon v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01630-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Kep LaFoon is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Leslie Galloway, III a/k/a Leslie Galloway a/k/a Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-01796-SCT
Within ten (10) days of the entry of this order, the State of Mississippi shall file a response to the Motion to Seal Documents, and to the Motion to Withdraw Incorrect Electronically-Filed Exhibits 53 and to Withdraw Exhibit 15 and Substitute it with a Redacted Exhibit 15. Agreeing with this Order: Waller, C.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. Disagreeing with this Order: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
Burleson v. Mississippi  
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-00772-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-00772-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles Burleson II appealed his conviction and sentence for capital murder (with the underlying felony of robbery). Finding that the trial court erred in amending Burleson’s indictment to charge him as a violent habitua...

Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Thompson  
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2014-JP-01309-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-JP-01309-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commission on Judicial Performance filed a formal complaint against Rickey W. Thompson, Justice Court Judge, District 4, Lee County, charging him with judicial misconduct constituting violations of Canons 1, 2A, 2B,...

Richard Epps v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00267
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Calvin Williams, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00268
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Tramaine Callahan v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00269
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Lawrence Luster v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00270
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Eric Weston v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00271
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Jeremy Thompson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00272
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Cedric Hawkins v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00273
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Edward Samuel v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00274
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
John F. Gross a/k/a John Felix Gross v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00275
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Earnest Ray Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00276
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Reginald Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00277
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Jeremy Myers v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00278
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Timothy Powell v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00279
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Solomon McNulty v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00280
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Antwan Smith v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00281
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Larry Dunn v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00282
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Theresa McDonald v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00283
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Kenton Hurst v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00284
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Jalesa Holt-Ball v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00285
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
James Pierre Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00286
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Troylanden Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00287
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Dewayne Thompson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00288
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Olajuwan Clement v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00289
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Cedrick Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00290
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Ronnie Wayne Carpenter v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00291
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
LaQuita Richardson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00292
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Gerry Lewis v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00293
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Victor Austin v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00294
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Lorenzo Moore v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00295
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Ervin Potts v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00296
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Cameron Travelsted v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00303
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
William Mays v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00304
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Kenneth Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00305
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Jarvis Harper v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00306
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Andre Luckett v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00307
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Brandan Baham v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00308
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Robert Simpson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00309
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Eric Clowers v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00310
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Thomas McDaniel v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00311
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Ben Hawkins v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00312
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Rodriguez Paige v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00313
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Ryan Cooper v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00314
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Erica Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00315
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
April Alford v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00316
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Mary Hicks v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00317
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Malcolm Horton v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00318
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Scott Foster v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00319
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Cortaia Washington v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00320
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
David Thomas v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00321
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Ladedrica Thomas v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00322
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Chris Harrell v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00323
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Joseph White v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00324
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Jeffery Wesley v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00325
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Octavius Booker v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00326
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Matthew Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00327
The Court finds that the Motions for Leave to File Briefs of Amicus Curiae should be granted. Except to the extent provided otherwise in the foregoing findings and orders, all other motions pending in this matter are denied. The Clerk of this Court should file this order in each of the Cause Numbers that are listed within the order. Agrees in Result Only: Coleman, J. Kitchens, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees In Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, J. Chandler, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined in Part by Kitchens and King, JJ. King, J., Agrees in Part and Disagrees in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, J. Order entered.
In Re: Office of the Hinds County Public Defender
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00397
In Re: Mississippi Rules of Evidence
Date: May 21, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99002-SCT
Terry Hye, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2010-CT-01780-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ., would grant.
Tanya Dale Wright Sanderson v. Hobson L. Sanderson, Jr.
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2012-CA-01153-SCT
The Appellee's Motion for Suspension of the Rules for the Privilege of Oral Argument is denied. The relief requested in the Appellee's Response to Appellant's Motion to Strike and for Sanctions is denied. Chandler, J., would grant. Order entered.
Cleveland MHC, LLC v. City of Richland  
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00286-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00286-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Richland began enforcing a zoning ordinance that regulated nonconforming uses, and as a result, prohibited Cleveland MHC, LLC from replacing mobile homes that were removed from its property. The circuit court...

Elijah Strong v. North Mississippi Center for Higher Educational Advancement, Inc. and Warren E. Stamps
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00630-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Elijah Strong is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Lamar, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., and Kitchens, J. Not Participating: Chandler, J. Order entered.
Richard C. Swenson v. James Kermit Brouillette and Sharon Isabelle Emerson Brouillette, both Individually, and as Trustees of the James and Sharon Brouillette Living Trust
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00658-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Richard C. Swenson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Gyrone Marcell McSwain a/k/a Gyrone McSwain v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00669-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Gyrone McSwain is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Robert Calonkey v. Amory School District
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01290-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Amory School District is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Pierce, J. Order entered.
McMorris v. Tally  
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01063-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-01063-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: More than three years after learning his insurance policy had expired and his agent had not procured a replacement, Joe Tally sued his insurance agent, Ronald McMorris, claiming he “breached a standard of care recognized...

Legislature of the State of Mississippi v. Adrian Shipman and Mississippi Attorney General's Office
Date: May 14, 2015
Citation: 2015-TS-00605-SCT
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal filed by the House Intervenors is passed for consideration with the merits of this appeal. Order entered.
Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. v. R.T.  
Date: May 8, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01728-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-01728-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The DeSoto County School District entered into a contract with a private entity called the Mississippi High School Activities Association (“MHSAA”). The terms of the contract allowed MHSAA to decide whether School Distri...

Willie Jerome Manning a/k/a Fly v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 1999-DP-01185-SCT
The Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Ronk v. Mississippi  
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2011-DP-00410-SCT
Docket Number: 2011-DP-00410-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In, 2008, emergency personnel responded to reports of a house fire in Biloxi. In their efforts to extinguish the flames, firefighters discovered the remains of a human body in a bedroom of the house. Dental records would...

Certis Ratliff, Sr. a/k/a Certis Ratliff v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00396-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Certis Ratliff is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Davis v. Mississippi  
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00863-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-00863-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jordan Davis was indicted for one count of auto theft, one count of grand larceny of a tractor, and one count of receiving stolen property concerning the same tractor. Davis was acquitted of auto theft and grand larceny...

Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments, LLC  
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01629-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01629-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After Nekole Bennett and her children suffered personal injuries during a home-invasion robbery, they filed this premises-liability action against their apartment complex (Highland Park) and the complex's manager (Sharon...

Tyrune Paty a/k/a Tyrune P. Paty a/k/a Tyrune Patrice Paty v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01947-SCT
The Motion for Petition for Writ of Certiorari, M.R.A.P. Rule 17(b) filed by Tyrune Paty is denied. To Deny: All Justices.
Willie Jerome Manning a/k/a Fly v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00882-SCT
The Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Benvenutti v. McAdams  
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-02133-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-02133-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The conservators of Soon San Pak's estate filed suit against their two attorneys, Harrison County, the Harrison County Chancery Clerk, John McAdams, and the guardian ad litem appointed for Mrs. Pak, after the previously...

James C. Newell, Jr. a/k/a James C. Newell a/k/a James Newell a/k/a Chuck Newell v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00030-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James C. Newell is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Paul Norris a/k/a Paul G. Norris a/k/a Paul Gabriel Norris v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00661-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellant is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Joseph Kittrell v. W.S. Red Hancock and Farmington Casualty Company
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01045-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Joseph Kittrell is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Willie Jerome Manning a/k/a "Fly" v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2015
Citation: 96-DP-00943-SCT
The Motion for Attorney Fees and Expenses is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Taylor v. Mississippi  
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2009-KA-00560-SCT
Docket Number: 2009-KA-00560-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Taylor was convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to five years. In 2007, Michelle Finney arrived at a child’s birthday party and parked her car on the street, blocking Taylor’s car in a driveway. An argum...

Donald Breeden v. Willie Faye Breeden Buchanan and Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance Company
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00326-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Donald Breeden is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Joseph Ronald Hartfield a/k/a Ronald "Drew" Hartfield v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01232-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, King and Coleman, JJ., would grant.
Larry Press Wells a/k/a Larry P. Wells a/k/a Larry Preston Wells v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2012-KA-01781-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and Coleman, JJ., would grant. King, J., not participating.
Ernest Lane, III, and Trustmark National Bank, Co-Executors of the Estate of James Oldrum Smith, Jr. v. Ronald D. Lampkin
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00554-SCT
The Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. Pierce, J. not participating. Order entered.
Thomas J. Hooghe a/k/a Thomas Hooghe v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00845-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Thomas J. Hooghe is dismissed. Order entered.
Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) v. State of Mississippi Ex Rel. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01034-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellant is granted. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Holaday v. Moore  
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-00384-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-00384-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kyle and Marla Moore timely filed a medical malpractice suit against St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, and several physicians, claiming that the physicians and hospital had been negligent in treating Kyl...

Castigliola v. Mississippi Dept. of Rev.  
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2013-SA-01574-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-SA-01574-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Vincent Castigliola, a Mississippi resident, bought a yacht in Florida from Mark Fallon, an Ohio resident. Fallon, who is not in the business of buying or selling boats, sold the boat to Castigliola, who also is not in t...

Boyd v. Mississippi  
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00404-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00404-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyrone Boyd was convicted under Mississippi Code section 9705033(6) for the exploitation of a child. He was sentenced to twelve years in prison with seven to serve, five suspended and probation. Boyd appealed that senten...

In Re: The Rules of Civil Procedure
Date: April 30, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99001-SCT
Richard Dean v. Katie C. Slade, L. Guy Jackson and Flora S. Nichols Ragan
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2009-CT-01793-COA
The Motion to Stay Mandate pending Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States filed pro se by Appellant is granted. The mandate of this Court is stayed until final disposition of this matter by the United States Supreme Court. Order entered.
Hill v. City of Horn Lake  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2012-CA-01748-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CA-01748-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Horn Lake contracted with Phillips Construction Company and its owner Michael Phillips (collectively “Phillips”) to work on a sewer project. Two employees of Phillips, Bertram Hill and David Mooneyhan, were w...

Richard Dean v. Katie C. Slade, L. Guy Jackson, Flora S. Nichols Ragan and Jan Dean
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01548-SCT
The Motion to Stay Mandate pending Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States filed pro se by Appellant is granted. The mandate of this Court is stayed until final disposition of this matter by the United States Supreme Court. Order entered.
Chase v. Mississippi  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01089-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01089-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Ricky Chase filed a motion for post-conviction relief (PCR), arguing that he was intellectually disabled under "Atkins v. Virginia," (536 U.S. 304 (2002)), and exempt from execution. The circuit court denied relief, find...

Ironwood Plantation Development, LLC, Wanchai Suebhongsang, Johnny B. Jordan and Community First Development, Inc. v. Citizens National Bank
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01392-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellants is denied.
Woodall v. AAA Ambulance Service, Inc.  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-02124-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-02124-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Cynthia Woodall filed this wrongful-death action against AAA Ambulance Service, Inc., and Phillip McKey, AAA emergency medical technician-paramedic. In 2010, Cynthia Woodall’s husband suffered a cardiac arrest while work...

Larry Jarrett and Dixie Products Company v. Robert Houston Dillard, Executor of the Estate of Roy F. Dillard, Deceased
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00035-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Robert Houston Dillard is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. To Deny: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Lowndes County v. McClanahan  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00406-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CT-00406-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to abandon a railroad crossing, the county put up a barricade. Residents affected by the barricade filed two separate motions for reconsideration, and the Board held a...

Christopher Conway Boyd a/k/a Christopher C. Boyd a/k/a Christopher Boyd v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00681-SCT
The Motion to Recall Mandate filed by Christopher Conway Boyd is denied. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Boyd is dismissed. Order entered.
Christopher Conway Boyd a/k/a Christopher C. Boyd a/k/a Christopher Boyd v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00684-SCT
The Motion to Recall Mandate filed by Christopher Conway Boyd is denied. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Boyd is dismissed. Order entered.
Bobby Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste v. State of Mississippi`
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-01624-SCT
The Motion to Stay Post-Conviction Proceedings Allow Supplemental Briefing and Allow Trial Court to Maintain Jurisdiction on Pending Discovery Matters is granted. Post-Conviction proceedings in this matter shall be stayed for a period of thirty (30) days after the entry of this order. No further stays will be granted absent proper justification from the parties. Batiste may file a supplemental brief within ten (10) days after the thirty-day stay. Within Ten (10) days after the filing of Batiste's supplemental brief, the State of Mississippi may file a response. Order entered.
City of Magee v. Jones  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-02104-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-02104-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, the City of Magee challenged the Simpson County Circuit Court’s denial of its motion for summary judgment against Connie Jones, arguing that Jones’s claim was barred by the discretionary-funct...

Cook v. Mississippi  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01240-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01240-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Joe Cook was convicted on two counts of sexual battery on his girlfriend’s daughter and for one count of directing or causing a felony to be committed by the girlfriend’s son. Cook was sentenced as an habitual offender t...

Marvin Kirk v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01742-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied.
Mine Safety Appliance Company v. Holmes  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2014-CA-00009-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-CA-00009-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Thirty-eight years after going to work for T.P. Groome, breaking up concrete culverts with a jackhammer, plaintiff Huey Holmes was diagnosed with silicosis. In six years that Homles worked for Groome, he was exposed to d...

Isham v. Mississippi  
Date: April 23, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00038-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00038-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Isham was convicted on one count of felonious child abuse. His wife’s two-year-old son, Tommy, was for a severe, traumatic brain injury, which caused severe swelling of the child’s brain, stroke, and permanent weak...

Denise J. Irle v. Patty Foster and Lavirl Foster
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00711-SCT
Rule 17(e) is suspended and the Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Denise J. Irle is granted. To Suspend the Rules and Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Suspend the Rules and Deny: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Wayne Marisco and Sandy Marisco v. Allstate Insurance Company
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01512-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Allstate Indemnity Company is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, P.J. Order entered.
Stallworth v. Mississippi  
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01643-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01643-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The narrow question presented by this case for the Supreme Court's review was whether the expungement of a misdemeanor, fourth-degree, sexual-offense conviction in another state by the court that entered the conviction e...

Terry H. Logan, Sr. and Beverly W. Logan v. Mississippi Department of Transportation and Mississippi Transportation Commission
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00258-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Terry H. Logan, Sr. and Beverly W. Logan is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
Susan Ilsley v. Timothy Ilsley
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00459-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Susan Ilsley is dismissed. Susan Ilsley's Motion to Accept Petition for Certiorari out of time, Timothy Ilsley's Response to Motion to Accept Petition for Certiorari out of time, Timothy Ilsley's Motion for Additional time, and Susan Ilsley's Motion for Leave of Court to File Response to Appellee's Motion for Time and Rebuttal to Appellee's Response to Appellant's Motion to Accept Petition for Certiorari out of time are dismissed as moot. Order entered.
Jairus Collins a/k/a Jairus J. Collins v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00761-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jairus Collins is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, P.J., Lamar and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
Antonio Daniel Wallace a/k/a Antonio Wallace a/k/a Antonio D. Wallace v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01181-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Antonio Daniel Wallace is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Barnes v. Jefferson Davis Cty Sch. Dist.  
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01529-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-01529-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: At trial, a defendant referred to a document that should have been produced in discovery but was not. In view of this revelation, the plaintiff filed two post-trial motions: one asking for new trial, judgment as a matter...

DeSoto County v. Dennis  
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01982-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-01982-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A domestic dispute led a justice court judge to issue an arrest warrant for T.D., and then cancel the warrant after she complied with the judge’s order to attend an anger-management course. However, because the justice c...

Chancellor v. Mississippi  
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-00481-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-00481-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jamil Chancellor was convicted by jury of armed robbery and armed carjacking. He was sentenced to twenty-five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) with ten years suspended on each coun...

James Cobb Hutto, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2014-DP-00177-SCT
The Motion to Expand the Scope of Remand to Trial Court to Correct Record filed by James Cobb Hutto, III, is granted. On remand, the trial court shall conduct further proceedings consistent with this Order. Order entered.
Collier v. Mississippi  
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00087-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00087-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In its prosecution of Larry Collier for selling controlled substances, the State called a seasoned felon-turned-confidential-police-informant who provided untruthful testimony about previous criminal convictions, and who...

Robert Germany v. Ginger Murphree Germany
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2014-M-01688
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission filed by Robert Germany is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Lamar, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., and Chandler, J. Kitchens, J., Not Participating. Order entered.
Holly S. Morgan v. Ginger Murphree Germany
Date: April 16, 2015
Citation: 2014-M-01715-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission filed by Holly S. Morgan is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Kitchens, J., Not Participating. Order entered.
Olier v. Bailey  
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01411-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01411-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Janet Olier was attacked and chased by a domestic goose in Donna Bailey's yard. In attempting to flee, she fell and broke her arm. Olier sued Bailey under a theory of premises liability and, alternatively, under the "dan...

Thong Le v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-00327-SCT
Le's Petition for Extraordinary Relief is denied. Le's Motion to Stay is denied. Le's supplement to his Motion for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court with a Second Petition for Post-Conviction Relief is due on or before May 11, 2015. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Leslie Galloway, III a/k/a Leslie Galloway a/k/a Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-01796-SCT
Galloway's Motion for Leave to File Response to State's Reply in Support of Motion to Disqualify Counsel is granted. The State's request to strike Galloway's surrebuttal is denied. The State's Motion to Disqualify Counsel is denied. Agree: All Justices. Order entered.
Frederick Bell v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-00389-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied. Randolph, P.J., and Pierce, J., would grant.
Barbara Welch Holliday and Penny Breland v. Sound Insurance Solution, LLC
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00388-SCT
This appeal is dismissed. All costs of this appeal are assessed to the Appellants. Order entered.
In Re: Office of the Hinds County Public Defender
Date: April 9, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00397
Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill, Sr., shall have until Friday, April 10, 2015, to submit to the Court a detailed account of the factual basis or bases, including any transcripts, affidavits, or other documents in support, for his decision to refuse to allow Allison Kelly, Esq., to appear in court before him, and to provide any additional legal argument supporting his right, if any, to do so. The Petitioner and Allison Kelly, Esq., shall have until Wednesday, April 15, 2015, to submit a response thereto. Order entered.
Garrett J. Prestenbach, Jr. and Irene E. Prestenbach v. J. Gerald Collins
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01441-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied.
Hosemann v. Harris  
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00318-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-00318-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Abutting landowners Clyde Gunn, D. Neil Harris, and Vecie Harris, filed suit to confirm title to a sand beach located to the south of a road and seawall in Ocean Springs. The State, Jackson County, and the City of Ocean...

Sass Muni-V, LLC v. DeSoto County  
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01490-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01490-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose out of the tax sale of a piece of property located in the City of Horn Lake in DeSoto County. Until August 2003, Millennium of Mississippi, LLC, owned the property in question. On August 4, 2003, Millen...

Jeffrey Keith Havard v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 2, 2015
Citation: 2013-DR-01995-SCT
Curtis Giovanni Flowers a/k/a Curtis Flowers a/k/a Curtis G. Flowers v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2010-DP-01348-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by counsel for Curtis Flowers is denied. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., Kitchens and King, JJ.
Kenyatta Donta Cheeks v. AutoZone, Inc., AutoZone Mississippi, Inc., Autozone Stores, Inc. and AutoZone Mississippi Properties, Inc.
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00401-SCT
The Motion to Clarify the Mandate filed by Appellant Kenyatta Cheeks is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, Pierce and King, JJ. Not Participating: Coleman, J. Order entered.
Brown v. Mississippi  
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01130-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01130-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Sherwood Brown of one count of capital murder and two counts of murder and sentenced him to death. The Court granted Brown’s successive petition for post-conviction relief and allowed Brown to proceed in...

James Martin Busby v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00531-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Martin Busby is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Edmond Quintezes Mosley a/k/a Edwin Mosley a/k/a Edmound Q. Mosley a/k/a Edmound Quintezes Mosley a/k/a Edmond Mosley a/k/a Edmound Quintez Mosley v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00843-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Edmond Quintezes Mosley is dismissed. Order entered.
Courtney Nevels v. WalMart Transportation, LLC and Claude R. Smith
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-01050-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Courtney Nevels is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Greater Fairview Missionary Baptist Church v. Hollins  
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-IA-01951-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-IA-01951-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Greater Fairview Missionary Baptist Church’s pastor, Danny Ray Hollins, was placed on paid administrative leave after he was accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. The church decided to hold a vote on whet...

Eddie Lee Howard, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2014-DR-01305-SCT
The "Ex Parte Motion for Addendum Affidavit in Support of Petition to Vacate Conviction . . ." filed pro se by Eddie Lee Howard, Jr., is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Community Care Center of Aberdeen v. Barrentine  
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2014-IA-00436-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-IA-00436-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A nursing home employee filed a wrongful-discharge suit more than a year after she claimed she was fired for reporting suspected patient abuse. Although wrongful-discharge suits in Mississippi generally must be based upo...

Terrell v. Mississippi  
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2014-KA-00157-SCT
Docket Number: 2014-KA-00157-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Terrell was indicted on twenty counts of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, fraudulent use of identity, conspiracy to commit fraudulent use of identity, timber theft, conspiracy to commit timber theft, f...

Singing River Health System v. Cynthia N. Almond and Donna B. Broun, Frances Hannah, Alisha Dawn Smith, Sharyn Brooks, Johnys Bradley, Cabrina Bates, Vanessa Watkins, Bart Walker, and Linda D. Walley, Individually as Beneficiaries of and Derivatively for and on behalf of Singing River Health System Employee's Retirement Plan and Trust
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 2015-M-00332-SCT
The Motion to Dismiss Appellant's MRAP 48B Motion for Disqualification of Trial Judge, Application for Extraordinary Relief and Motion to Stay and for Sanctions filed by Cynthia N. Almond is denied in part regarding the motion to dismiss and for sanctions and granted in part regarding the request for a stay. The MRAP 10(e) and 10(f) Motion to Supplement Record and MRAP 48A(c) Motion for Permission to file Documents Under Seal filed by Singing River Health System is denied. The Motion for Access to Documents filed Under Seal filed by Michael Tolleson is dismissed as moot. The MRAP 48B Motion for Disqualification of Trial Judge, Application for Extraordinary Relief and Motion to Stay filed by Singing River Health System is granted. This matter is remanded to the Chancery Court of Jackson County for entry of an order of recusal consistent with this order. Further, the underlying cases are stayed pending appointment of another judge by this Court. Agree: Waller, C.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler and King, JJ. Disagree: Dickinson, P.J. Not Participating: Randolph, P.J., Pierce and Coleman, JJ. Order entered.
In Re: Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance Rules
Date: March 26, 2015
Citation: 89-R-99014-SCT
Claude E. Pickett v. Michael T. Gallagher, Gallagher Young Lewis Hampton and Downey, L.L.P., Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Richard B. Schwartz and Robert C. Arledge
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01155-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Claude E. Pickett is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Ricky Shannon Pierce a/k/a Shannon Pierce a/k/a Ricky Pierce v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01470-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ricky Shannon Pierce, pro se, is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and Chandler, JJ. Order entered.
King Metal Buildings, Inc. v. Renasant Insurance, Inc., Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland and Miles Roland Byrd
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01885-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Appellees is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Chandler, J. Order entered.
Emergency Medical Associates of Jackson, PLLC and John Brooks, M.D. v. Anita Glover, as Natural Mother and Next Friend of Her Minor Son, Anthony Glover
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00052-SCT
The Motion to Suspend the Rules and to Reassign Case to the Supreme Court is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Pierce, J. Order entered.
Lavon W. Coleman v. Mississippi Transportation Commission
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01161-SCT
Pat Harrison Waterway District v. Lamar County  
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01535-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01535-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Lamar County wanted to withdraw from the Pat Harrison Waterway District, but a dispute arose over how much money the County needed to pay to get out. The chancery court found that Lamar County owed $337,088, excluding th...

Robert Lang and Beverly Lang v. Teresa Beasley
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00446-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Robert and Beverly Lang is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Lamar, Kitchens, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. Chandler J., not participating. Order entered.
Health Care Medical, Inc. and Valerie Harden Tolley v. Christy Good
Date: March 19, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00605-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Health Care Medical, Inc., and Valerie Harden Tolley is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Albert Donelson v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-00859-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Albert Donelson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Kinzie v. Belk Department Stores, L.P.  
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01176-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01176-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Willie Kinzie sued Belk Department Stores, L.P., Belk, Inc., David Flowers, Shanay Grant, Kathy Coffey, Donald Smith, Nikki Daggins, Ray Faja, Staffmark Investment, LLC, and John Does 1-5 (Belk Defendants) for injuries h...

Cook v. Mississippi  
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01553-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01553-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Carl Cook was convicted of misdemeanor driving under the influence (“DUI”), first offense. Cook appealed to the County Court of Rankin County. At a trial de novo before the county court, Cook’s counsel moved to dismiss t...

Deidi Rodrigue v. Mitchell Rodrigue
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01835-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Mitchell Rodrigue is granted. To Grant: Waller, C.J., Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Kitchens, Chandler, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Lamar and Pierce, JJ. Order entered.
Interstate Realty Management Company, Sunflower Lane Apartments, TC, L.P. and State of Mississippi, ex rel. Attorney General Jim Hood v. Mary Carter, Individually and as Mother and Personal Representative of All Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Malik Carter, Deceased, and Chanita Carter, a Minor, by and through her Mother and Next Friend, Claudette Carter
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-00420-SCT
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal filed by counsel for the Appellants is granted. This matter is dismissed upon entry of this order, with each party to bear its own costs. To Agree: All Justices. Order entered.
Rico Wright and Alanna Wright v. Terry Henley, Christine Mendez Henley, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Trustee on behalf of Certificate Holders of Morgan Stanley, ABS Capital I, Inc., IXIS2005-HE22 by Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Attorney in Fact and First American Title Insurance Company
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-CT-00007-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Rico Wright and Alanna Wright is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Byrd v. Mississippi  
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01207-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01207-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Lawrence Byrd appealed his conviction for manslaughter and the twenty-year sentence he received. Byrd's appellate counsel certified to the Supreme Court that the record presented no arguable issues fo...

Southside, Inc. d/b/a Wines, Etc., and Barry and Sarabeth Artz v. Mississippi Department of Revenue By and Through the Commissioner, Edward Morgan
Date: March 12, 2015
Citation: 2013-SA-01905-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied.
Hartfield v. Mississippi  
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01232-SCT
Docket Number: 2012-CT-01232-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Ronald Hartfield of conspiracy to murder his wife but acquitted him of her murder. The circuit court sentenced Hartfield to twenty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Hartf...

Nekole Bennett, Individually; B.J. by and through her Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett; D.B. by and through his Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett; and A.B. by and through her Mother and Next Friend Nekole Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments, LLC and Sharon Sampson, Individually
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01629-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Highland Park Apartments, LLC, and Sharon Sampson is granted. To Grant: Dickinson and Randolph, P.JJ., Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Deny: Lamar and Kitchens, JJ. Not Participating: Waller, C.J. Order entered.
The Mississippi Bar v. Robert Bryan Ogletree
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2013-BA-01276-SCT
Totten v. Mississippi  
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2013-KA-01768-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-KA-01768-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerome Totten was tried and convicted in 2013 for burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny. He was sentenced as a habitual offender to terms of twenty-five and ten years respectively, to be served concurrently. Totten ar...

James Cobb Hutto, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 5, 2015
Citation: 2014-DP-00177-SCT
The Motion to Remand to Trial Court to Correct Record filed on behalf of James Cobb Hutto, III, is granted. The matter is remanded to the Second Judicial District of the Circuit Court of Hinds County for further proceedings consistent with this Order. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of Mabel Claire Hardin, Deceased: Rainbow Ranch, Inc. v. John Mike Hardin
Date: February 26, 2015
Citation: 2012-CT-01080-SCT
The Appellant/Cross-Appellee's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Waller, C.J., Randolph, P.J., Lamar, Chandler, Pierce, King and Coleman, JJ. To Grant: Dickinson, P.J., and Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Bosarge v. LWC MS Properties, LLC  
Date: February 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01142-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01142-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from the grant of summary judgment and a final judgment against Melanie Bosarge. The trial court found that Bosarge was individually liable for the deficiency balance after foreclosure under the terms...

Jones v. Mississippi  
Date: February 26, 2015
Citation: 2013-CA-01501-SCT
Docket Number: 2013-CA-01501-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Clarence Jones pleaded guilty to murder for which he was sentenced to life in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Jones' sentence was indefinitely suspended in 2004 by Governor Musgrove. He...

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