Supreme Court of Mississippi Decisions 2020

Havard v. Mississippi  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01709-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01709-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Keith Havard was convicted by jury and sentenced to death for capital murder. The Mississippi Supreme Court granted Havard’s third petition for post-conviction relief and allowed him to proceed in the trial court...

Jennifer S. Jenkins v. Tony D. Jenkins
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00857-SCT
Jennifer S. Jenkins's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/15/20.
Devonte Easterling a/k/a Devontae Easterling v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01519-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Devonte Easterling is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/09/20.
David Jones a/k/a David Bernard Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01747-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by David Jones is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/15/20.
Mississippi Sand Solutions, LLC v. Otis, et al.  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01103-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01103-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mississippi Sand Solutions (Solutions) appealed a judgment by the Warren County Special Court of Eminent Domain denying its petition to establish a private right-of-way across lands owned by the defendants (the Fishers)....

Estate of Gorman v. Mississippi Gaming Commission  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01240-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01240-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Sharp shot and killed John Gorman during a firearm-training exercise ("a multitude of lapses in safety protocols"). Sharp and Gorman were employees of the Mississippi Gaming Commission and were acting in the cours...

Anthony Giles v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00309-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Anthony Giles is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. Order entered 12/10/20.
Craig Bridgeman v. SBC Internet Services Inc. and Old Republic Insurance Company
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-01262-SCT
Craig Bridgeman's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Randolph, C.J., Not Participating. Order entered 12/16/20.
McQuirter v. Archie  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-EC-01673-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-EC-01673-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a narrow loss to David Archie in the Hinds County Mississippi Board of Supervisors for District 2 Primary Election, Darrell McQuirter filed a Petition to Contest Qualifications of Archie as nominee for supervis...

Venture, Inc. d/b/a Save-A-Lot v. Harris  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-01498-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-01498-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mattie Harris filed a premises-liability action against Venture, Inc., d/b/a/ Save-A-Lot after Harris allegedly tripped over the base of a temporary iron display rack while shopping at a Save-A-Lot grocery store. Harris...

Reeves v. Gunn  
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-CA-01107-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-01107-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Speaker of the Mississippi House or Representatives and the Speaker Pro Tempore alleged the Governor "ignored the dictates of [the Mississippi] Constitution, and exceeded his authority to strike parts of House Bill 1...

David Hunter Moore v. Jessica Cunningham and Holly Pegram
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-IA-01034-SCT
David Hunter Moore's Second Petition for Permission to Appeal is granted. The Notice of Appeal is deemed to have been filed, and the filing fee is due and payable to the Clerk of the Court. The appeal shall proceed in accordance with M.R.A.P. 10 and 11. All trial court proceedings shall be stayed pending the Court's disposition of the appeal. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Coleman and Beam, JJ. Order entered 12/09/20.
Justin Hankins v. Jessica Cunningham, Holly Pegram, Individually and as Parent and of Kin of her Minor Child, A.G. Pegram
Date: December 17, 2020
Citation: 2020-IA-01040-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Justin Hankins is granted. The Notice of Appeal is deemed to have been filed, and the filing fee is due and payable to the Clerk of the Court. The appeal shall proceed in accordance with M.R.A.P. 10 and 11. All trial court proceedings shall be stayed pending the Court's disposition of the appeal. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Coleman and Beam, JJ. Order entered 12/09/20.
In Re Estate of Harry J. Green, Deceased: Elide Cristina Garrido Green v. Shirley Cooley and Wilford Green
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01641-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Randolph, C.J., Coleman and Ishee, JJ., would grant.
Alberto Julio Garcia a/k/a Alberto J. Garcia a/k/a Alberto Garcia v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2017-DP-00504-SCT
Alberto Garcia's Unopposed Motion to Permit Unsealed Submission to the United States Supreme Court of a Sealed Document in the Record on Appeal is granted. Garcia and the State may quote verbatim from or reproduce in full sealed Exhibit D-1 as part of any filing related to Garcia's petition for a writ of certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/03/20.
In the Matter of the Adoption of the Minor Identified in the Petition: C.C.B. and S.R.B. v. G.A.K. and G.R.K.
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01745-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellants is denied.
Zundria D. Crawford v. The Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CC-00959
The Motion for Reconsideration and to Stay or Suspend the Briefing Deadline filed by Appellant Zundria D. Crawford, pro se, is denied. This appeal should be, and it hereby is, dismissed. If any costs of this appeal remain unpaid, such are assessed to Appellant Zundria D. Crawford. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/07/20.
Carver v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01045-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-01045-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Brian Carver was employed by the Jackson Police Department as a patrolman for twenty years. In 2004, Carver was involved in an officer-involved shooting in which he shot and killed a suspect. In 2011, Brian Carver applie...

Mary Carole Brand Watson v. John Kevin Watson
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01315-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for John Kevin Watson is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 12/02/20.
Brenda Span, as Guardian and Next Friend of Antheijah Span, a Minor v. Dr. Brantley P. Nichols
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01332-SCT
The petition for writ of certiorari filed by counsel for Brenda Span is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 12/01/20.
Rollins v. Hinds County Sheriff's Department et al.  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01614-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-01614-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Quality Choice Correctional Healthcare entered a contract with Hinds County, Mississippi to provide comprehensive medical care to inmates. Delorise Rollins was hired by Quality Choice as a nurse at the Hinds County Deten...

Bruce Evans Cobb and Ronald Zachary Cobb v. Daphne Cobb
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01725-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Bruce Evans Cobb and Ronald Zachary Cobb is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 12/01/20.
Brown v. Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-DR-01256-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-DR-01256-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Joseph Patrick "Peanut" Brown shot and killed a convenience store clerk during a robbery. He was sentenced to death, and had been on death row since 1994. Brown filed a successive petition for post-convictio...

Mann Agency, LLC v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00156-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Mississippi Department of Revenue v. SBC Telecom, Inc., Bellsouth Mobile Data, Inc., Bellsouth Corporation, New Cingular Wireless Services, Inc., New Bellsouth Cingular Holdings, Inc., Bellsouth Telecommunications, LLC, Centennial Communications Corp. and SBC Alloy Holdings, Inc.
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00917-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Randolph, C.J., not participating.
Keller v. Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01347-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01347-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jason Keller robbed and murdered Hat Nguyen in her Biloxi, Mississippi convenience store. A jury later convicted him of capital murder and sentenced him to death. The Supreme Court of Mississippi affirmed the conviction....

McGraw v. Mississippi  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-01770-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01770-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrew McGraw appealed his conviction for forcible rape. The victim, SR, was a thirty-three-year-old woman with a standing condition of bacterial meningitis. She contracted bacterial meningitis as a two-year-old; the inf...

RW Development, LLC v. Mississippi Gaming Commission  
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-SA-01813-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2019-SA-01813-SCT, 2019-SA-01815-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In appeals consolidated for the Mississippi Supreme Court's review, the circuit court affirmed the decision of the Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC) to deny the gaming site application of RW Development, LLC (RW). The...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
The Petition of the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education to Temporarily Remove the Limit on CLE Credit Earned Through Online Programs is granted. For the 2020-2021 CLE reporting year, attorneys may complete their CLE obligations set forth in Rule 3 through online, webinars or live, in-person programs. Such CLE courses must comply with the remaining provisions of Rules 3 and 4. Any attorney who is unable to comply with the temporary amendments may seek a hardship exemption and/or extension from the Commission. The new lawyer program set forth in Rule 3b shall be amended to allow newly admitted lawyers who are to complete the program by July 31, 2021, to complete the required courses through online, webinars or live, in-person programs as approved by the Commission. Any newly admitted attorney who is unable to comply with the temporary amendments may seek a hardship exemption and/or extension from the Commission. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/01/20.</ul><br><hr>
Alberto Julio Garcia a/k/a Alberto J. Garcia a/k/a Alberto Garcia v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-DR-01224-SCT
The Motion for Appointment of Counsel is granted. Greg Spore and Humphreys McGee are appointed as counsel to represent Garcia in state post-conviction proceedings. Within 60 days after this order is entered, counsel must examine the record, conduct a preliminary investigation, and file a statement that, having done so, counsel either finds no issues with potential post-conviction merit or finds that there are issues which are believed to be meritorious. See M.R.A.P. 22(c)(4)(i). In any event, the application for leave to file a motion for post-conviction relief must be filed within 180 days following entry of this order, unless such time is extended by order of this Court. See M.R.A.P. 22(c)(5)(i). All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/07/20.
Kelvin Richardson v. Kyomi Fulton, Individually and As the Mother and Next Friend of Michael Chamberlin, Jr., A Minor Child
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-IA-01094-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Kelvin Richardson is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 12/04/20.
Min Sang Kim, M.D. v. Allan Pollard
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00447-SCT
The Petitioner's Petition for Permission to Appeal from Interlocutory Order is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 12/03/20.
Justin McPhail v. Collette E. McPhail
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00739-SCT
The Notice of Appeal filed pro se by Justin McPhail is dismissed due to the lack of an appealable judgment for a direct appeal and the untimeliness of a request for interlocutory appeal. The Chancellor is directed to hold a hearing within the next 60 days regarding the incarcerated status of the Petitioner. At said hearing, the Chancellor shall: (1) make a written determination as to whether the Petitioner has an inability to pay the financial obligations imposed upon him by the chancery court (2) make a written determination, with specificity, as to the exact requirements necessary for the Petitioner to be released from incarceration and (3) provide written findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding the two issues above sufficient to allow an appellate court to review this matter should an appeal be filed. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/07/20.
In Re: Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: December 10, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99011-SCT
The Petition of the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education to Temporarily Remove the Limit on CLE Credit Earned Through Online Programs is granted. For the 2020-2021 CLE reporting year, attorneys may complete their CLE obligations set forth in Rule 3 through online, webinars or live, in-person programs. Such CLE courses must comply with the remaining provisions of Rules 3 and 4. Any attorney who is unable to comply with the temporary amendments may seek a hardship exemption and/or extension from the Commission. The new lawyer program set forth in Rule 3b shall be amended to allow newly admitted lawyers who are to complete the program by July 31, 2021, to complete the required courses through online, webinars or live, in-person programs as approved by the Commission. Any newly admitted attorney who is unable to comply with the temporary amendments may seek a hardship exemption and/or extension from the Commission. All Justices Agree. Order entered 12/01/20.</ul><br><hr>
Lucas Edwards a/k/a Lucas Lorenzo Edwards v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00780-SCT
Lucas Edwards's pro se Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 11/18/20.
Deonta Kelly v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00993-SCT
Deonta Kelly's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, and King, P.JJ. Order entered.
Johnnie E. Wheeler a/k/a Johnnie Wheeler a/k/a Johnnie Earl Wheeler v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01437-SCT
Johnnie Wheeler's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 11/25/20.
Tremayne Burton v. Nissan North America and ACE American Insurance Company
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01490-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Tremayne Burton is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 11/19/20.
Samuel L. Tucker, Sr. v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-BA-01728-SCT
Mark Gibson and Court Properties, Inc. v. Quentin M. Bell and Sharonda R. Bell
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00395-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellants is denied.
Richards v. Wilson  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00752-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00752-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The jury in this case was presented with two options: find the tractor driver 100 percent liable for the motorcycle riders’ injuries or not liable at all. Neither party requested a comparative-negligence instruction. And...

Barton a/k/a Jorgensen v. Barton  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01214-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01214-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Christine Barton (Jorgensen) appealed a chancery court ruling, arguing it was an abuse of the court's discretion in failing to enter a final domestic-violence protection order and by failing to appoint a guardian ad lite...

Wilson v. Mississippi  
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01328-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01328-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: William Wilson was charged with capital murder and felonious child abuse. A trial court set aside William Wilson's death sentence, but not his guilty plea. Wilson did not appeal that decision in the time allowed under Mi...

Methodist Specialty Care Center v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid and Drew Snyder, in his official capacity as Director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CC-00037-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by counsel for the Appellant is denied. Griffis, J., would grant.
Tracie L. Hardy v. Xanitos, Inc. and North River Insurance Company
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00016-SCT
Tracie L. Hardy's Motion Seeking Recusal of Supreme Court of Appeals Judge of Court of Record is denied. Tracie L. Hardy's Motion Seeking Reversal of Lower Courts Decision with Prejudice and Motion Appealing Denial of Writ of Certiorari with Supporting Documentation is denied. En Banc Order entered 11/20/20.
Aaron DeShun Jones a/k/a Aaron Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00458-SCT
Aaron Deshun Jones's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 11/30/20.
C.D. Pickle Jr. a/k/a Clanton D. Pickle Jr. a/k/a C.D. Pickle v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00766-SCT
C.D. Pickle, Jr.'s Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 11/17/20.
Terry Lee Coleman v. State of Mississippi
Date: December 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-01110-SCT
Terry Lee Coleman's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 11/17/20.
Steve C. Thornton v. Jimmy D. Purvis, Janet M. Purvis, Paul Virgil Overby, Teresa K. Overby, Timothy Gordon Patterson and Betsy Patterson
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00928-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Steve C. Thornton is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 11/12/20.
Loren Shell-Blackwell a/k/a Loren Danielle Shell-Blackwell a/k/a Loran Danielle Shell-Blackwell v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01135-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Loren Shell-Blackwell is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 11/10/20.
Clifton Dean a/k/a Clifton Dion Dean v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01209-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Clifton Dean is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Ishee, J. Order entered 11/16/20.
Ruby Melissa Welch Norwood v. Larry Randall Norwood
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01529-SCT
Ruby Norwood's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J., and Griffis, J. Order entered 11/09/20.
Cleveland v. Advance Auto Parts  
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01659-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-01659-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After suffering two work-related injuries, Sheree Cleveland settled her workers’ compensation claims with Advance Auto Parts and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier, Indemnity Insurance Company of North America....

Plaintiff v. Defendant  
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00527-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00527-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James Williams suffered a severe brain injury from complications following cervical spine surgery. A lawsuit was brought against the hospital and the surgeon for medical malpractice, which included a claim for wrongful d...

Justin Dale Peterson a/k/a Justin Peterson v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00489-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Justin Dale Peterson, pro se is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 11/17/20.
Michael W. Pruitt a/k/a Michael Wallace Pruitt a/k/a Michael Pruitt v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00755-SCT
Michael W. Pruitt's pro se Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 11/13/20.
Kelly v. Mississippi  
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-01044-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01044-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kasey Boomer Kelly was convicted of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Kelly appealed his conviction, claiming that his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated and that the evidence was insufficient...

Williams v. Mississippi  
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-01476-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01476-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Timothy Williams challenged the sufficiency and weight of the evidence supporting his felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm conviction. Though he argued his conviction should have been reversed, Williams stipulated he was ind...

Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services v. Bynum  
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-SA-01568-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-SA-01568-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) sought to terminate involuntarily the parental rights of Jack Bynum, the putative father of a child in MDCPS' custody. The chancery court determined Bynum w...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
The Supreme Court and the Chief Justice, in his capacity as chief administrative officer of all courts in the state, finds that the following measures are required: All visitors and their bags or briefcases are subject to screening by Court security. Visitors may enter secured-access areas only if (a) a Justice, Judge, or supervisor grants verbal or written permission and (b) the visitor is accompanied either by Court security or an employee who is authorized to enter the area(s). Any visitor who engages in disruptive or threatening behavior, or refuses to comply with directives of the Court, may be removed from the building. All Justices Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
M.B., An Attorney v. V.M. and M.B.
Date: November 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00927
M.B.'s Petition for Right to Sue is denied. V.M. and G.M.B.'s request to strike "false, spurious, frivolous, [and] libelous" statements is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Jerry Lee Warner v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2014-M-01337
Jerry Lee Warner's Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court is denied. To Deny With Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny Without Sanctions Warning: Kitchens, P.J., and Coleman, J. To Dismiss Without Sanctions Warning: King, P.J. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Melissa Cruz a/k/a Melissa Dawn Cruz v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00277-SCT
Melissa Cruz's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Ishee, J. Order entered 11/03/20.
Keith Lee Neely v. Cynthia L. Neely
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01517-SCT
Keith Lee Neely's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Griffis, J. Order entered 11/04/20.
TM Wood Products v. Marietta Wood Supply, Inc.  
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01227-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01227-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: TM Wood Products, M Wood Products, Inc., Marty Wood, and Kim Whitlow (collectively, “TM Wood”) appeal the trial court’s denial of their motion to set aside the judgment under Mississippi Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6)....

George Ray, Sr. v. Johnnita Ray
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01420-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Mikeal Ray Hollis v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-01624-SCT
The State of Mississippi's Motion for Waiver of Mississippi Rule of Appellate Procedure 47, if applicable, is granted. Zakia Butler is permitted to appear on behalf of and represent the State of Mississippi in this matter. All Justices Agree. Order entered 11/06/20.
Governor Tate Reeves v. Representative Philip Gunn and Representative Jason White
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 2020-CA-01107-SCT
The Court sua sponte extends the stay of judgment entered by the trial court on October 12, 2020, until further order or judgment by this Court.
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar
Date: November 12, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99010-SCT
Order appointing Hon. LaRita Cooper-Stokes, Clarence Webster III, Brehm T. Bell, Hon. Anthony A. Mozingo, Hon. Smith Murphey V, and William H. Davis, Jr. as complaint tribunal members for three-year terms from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2023. Order entered 11/05/20.</ul><br><hr>
Scott Burkley a/k/a Scott Berkley v. US Bank NA, Trustee for LSF9 Participation Trust, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, First National Realty Inc., LSF9 Participation Trust, and Glen Hardy
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01513-SCT
Scott Burkley's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 10/27/20.
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: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00283-SCT
Bobby Batiste's Motion to Reconsider and Amend is denied. This case shall proceed on remand as ordered by this Court on September 24, 2020. Disagree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 10/28/20.
Gloria Baker, Connie Cornwall, Carolyn Greer, Daniel Morris, and Judy Travis v. Raymond James & Associates Inc., Logan B. Phillips Jr., and Steven Kane Savell
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00073-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Raymond James & Associates, Inc., and Logan B. Phillips, Jr., is granted. To Grant: Coleman, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J., and Maxwell, J. Order entered 11/02/20.
Matthew P. Demoney v. Gateway Rescue Mission
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00525-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Matthew P. Demoney is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 10/27/20.
Scott v. Mississippi  
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00928-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00928-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Using a cell-phone app that simulated a flashing police light, Louis Scott impersonated an undercover police officer and pulled over a young woman late at night. Scott approached the woman’s vehicle and threatened her wi...

Folson v. Fulco  
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-EC-00257-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-EC-00257-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Luther Gene Folson, Jr., contested the 2019 general election for sheriff of Yalobusha County, Mississippi. Mark Fulco was declared the winner by a margin of two votes. The trial court ordered that a special election be h...

Tameshia Shelton a/k/a Mickey v. State of Mississippi
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00273
The motion for leave to file a reply to the State's response filed by Tameshia Shelton is granted. The Amended Petition for Post-Conviction Relief is granted insofar as Shelton is granted leave to file her motion for post-conviction relief in the trial court. Agree: All Justices. Order entered 10/29/20.
In Re Initiative Measure No. 65: Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, In Her Individual and Official Capacities and The City of Madison v. Michael Watson, In His Official Capacity as Secretary of State for the State of Mississippi
Date: November 5, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-01199
On the Court's own motion to consider the time for an answer to the petition to be filed by Respondent Michael Watson, in His Official Capacity as Secretary of State for the State of Mississippi. The Court vacates the Order entered in this matter on October 27, 2020, and pursuant to M.R.A.P. 21(d), finds an answer shall be filed by the Respondent with this Court by Friday, November 6, 2020. To Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 10/28/20.</ul><br><hr>
Ronald Hood a/k/a Ronald J. Hood v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00165-SCT
The mandate issued on August 18, 2020 in this appeal is recalled. Ronald Hood's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J., Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 10/21/20.
Darosky Derrell Ford a/k/a Darosky Ford v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00395-SCT
Darosky Derrell Ford's pro se motion (No. 2020 - 3164), which is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari, is dismissed as untimely. Order entered.
Michael Anthony Gaskin v. Allison Cherie Scott Gaskin
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01201-SCT
Michael Anthony Gaskin's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Griffis, J. Order entered 10/22/20.
Jeffrey H. Descher v. April Pucheu Descher
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01338-SCT
On the Court's own motion is the Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jeffrey H. Descher, which was granted by order of the Court on August 20, 2020. After further consideration, the Court finds that the writ of certiorari should be dismissed. The writ of certiorari is dismissed. Disagree: Griffis, J. Randolph, C.J., for the Court. Order entered.
Juarez Keyes v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01660-SCT
Juarez Keyes's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Bay Point Properties, Inc. v. Mississippi Transportation Commission  
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00862-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00862-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case originated from an action brought by Bay Point Properties, Inc. against the Mississippi Transportation Commission in which Bay Point sought damages resulting from inverse condemnation. After the verdict, Bay Poi...

Ethel Antonio Page a/k/a Antonio Page v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00223-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ethel Antonio Page is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 10/21/20.
Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. 100 Renaissance, LLC  
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00586-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00586-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, an unidentified driver struck a flagpole owned by 100 Renaissance, LLC, causing $2,134 in damage. Renaissance filed a claim with its insurance company, Travelers Property Casualty Company of America. Renaissance...

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. State of Mississippi, ex rel. and Lynn Fitch, Attorney General for the State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-01629-SCT
Mississippi's Motion to Dismiss Appeal as Moot or Alternatively for Summary Ruling in Favor of State Farm is granted. The order appointing Harges as a special master is vacated, and the case is remanded for further proceedings. All costs are assessed to Mississippi. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Alberto Garcia v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 29, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-01158-SCT
Alberto Garcia's Motion for Leave to Supplement Petition for Interlocutory Appeal is granted. Garcia's Petition for Interlocutory Appeal and his Emergency Motion for Stay of Videoconferenced Evidentiary Hearing in a Death Penalty Case are denied. The State's Motion to Strike Motion for Leave to Supplement Petition for Interlocutory Appeal is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 10/22/20.
Sedrick Buchanan and Armand Jones a/k/a Armond Jones a/k/a A.J. Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01082-SCT
Armand Jones's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J. Order entered.
Wilbur M. Washington, Jr. and Hazel M. Washington v. West Quality Food Services, Inc.
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01532-SCT
Wilbur M. Washington, Jr. and Hazel M. Washington's Petition for Writ of Certiorari to Review the Decision of the Court of Appeals for the State of Mississippi is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Estate of Roy Sumrall and Estate of Della Sumrall v. Singing River Health System
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01260-SCT
The Estate of Roy Sumrall and the Estate of Della Sumrall's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 10/14/20.
Herman Fowler d/b/a Fowler Construction Company v. David Rogers
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01532-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Herman Fowler d/b/a Fowler Construction Company is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 10/14/20.
Matthew Jonathan Moberg a/k/a Matthew J. Moberg a/k/a Matthew Moberg v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01726-SCT
Matthew Moberg's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 10/14/20.
Delta Electric Power Association v. Archie Campbell, et al.
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00206-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellees is denied. Randolph, C.J., and Kitchens, P.J., not participating.
Stone v. Mississippi  
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-01082-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01082-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dex Hunter Stone was indicted for sexual battery and lustful touching of a child. A jury acquitted him of sexual battery but found him guilty of lustful touching of a child. The Circuit Court sentenced Stone to ten years...

Mikeal Ray Hollis v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-01624-SCT
Special Assistant Attorney General Zakia Butler shall file an affidavit consistent with this order with this Court on or before October 30, 2020. All Justices Agree. Order entered 10/14/20.
The Mississippi Bar v. Jeffrey Dixon Knight
Date: October 22, 2020
Citation: 2020-BD-00428-SCT
Zundria D. Crawford v. The Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2018-CC-00959
The Motion for Reconsideration and to Stay or Suspend the Briefing Schedule filed by Zundria D. Crawford, pro se is denied. The Motion to Show Cause and to Stay or Suspend the Briefing Schedule filed by Zundria D. Crawford, pro se is denied. If the Appellant's Brief in this matter is not filed within fourteen (14) days of the entry of this En Banc Order, this appeal shall be dismissed. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 10/12/20.
Jerry P. Roark, Jr. a/k/a Jerry Roark a/k/a Jerry P. Roark v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01347-SCT
Jerry Roark's Petition for Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Maxwell, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 10/12/20.
Jones v. Mississippi  
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01721-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01721-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Ray Jones was convicted by jury of aggravated assault. Jones appeals, arguing that the prosecution’s comments on his refusal to give a statement violated his constitutional right to remain silent. Additionally, J...

Tracie L. Hardy v. Xanitos, Inc. and North River Insurance Company
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00016-SCT
Tracie L. Hardy's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 10/06/20.
Arthur Wilde v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00416-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Arthur Wilde is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 10/12/20.
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $139.535.06 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, North MS Rural Legal Services, and MS Center for Legal Services. Order entered 10/7/20.</ul><br><hr>
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital v. April Newton and Travis Newton
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-IA-00494-SCT
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital's Petition for Interlocutory Appeal is granted. The Notice of Appeal is deemed to have been filed, and the filing fee is due and payable to the Clerk of this Court. The appeal shall proceed in accordance with M.R.A.P. 10 and 11. The Motion for Stay filed by St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital is granted. The Respondent's Motion to Allow Answer to Exceed 15-Page Limit is granted. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Disagree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 10/07/20.
Singing River Health System v. Amy DeDual
Date: October 15, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00387-SCT
DeDual's Motion to Strike Defendants/Petitioners' Motion for Rehearing is granted in part. Singing River's rehearing motion is struck, but DeDual's request for damages and costs is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Walker v. Mississippi  
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01059-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01059-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Alan Dale Walker was convicted of the capital murder of Konya Edwards during the commission of sexual battery, for which he was sentenced to death. He also was convicted of forcible rape and kidnapping for which he was s...

In the Matter of the Adoption of the Minor Identified in the Petition: C.C.B. and S.R.B. v. G.A.K. and G.R.K.  
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01745-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01745-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The chancery court tried this adoption case twice. After the first trial, the chancellor granted the adoption petition of the maternal grandparents, C.C.B. and S.R.B.; after the second trial, the chancellor granted the c...

Bruce D. Lindsay v. Paula E. Lindsay and Christy Pickering, CPA
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00370-SCT
Paula Lindsey's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 9/30/20.
Leonard Cureton a/k/a Leonard Bernard Cureton v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00862-SCT
Leonard Cureton's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 9/30/20.
Benjamin Roberson v. Commissioner Marshall Fisher
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01465-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Benjamin Roberson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 9/30/20.
Blue v. Mississippi  
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00462-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00462-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: David Blue was convicted of capital murder when the only sentences for that crime were death or life imprisonment. Blue was sentenced to death, and his death sentence was subsequently found unconstitutional because he wa...

Small v. Mississippi  
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00997-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00997-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dewayne Small was convicted by jury of felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The charge stemmed from Small and his girlfriend cashing twenty checks totaling more than $12,000 written by 79-year-old Charlotte Davis....

In Re: Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure
Date: October 8, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99027-SCT
Butch Baker's Motion Proposing Amendment to Rule 24 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure is denied. All Justice Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Christopher Morris a/k/a Christopher Jermaine Morris v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2016-CT-01710-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Christopher Jermaine Morris is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 9/24/20.
In Re Estate of Harry J. Green  
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01641-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-01641-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Harry Green owned multiple properties at the time of his death, eight of which were at issue in this appeal. Several years prior to his death, Harry conveyed these properties to his sister Shirley Cooley, and later had S...

Bobby Lee Chain Jr., in his Capacity as the Executor of the Estate of Betty Chain, Deceased v. Ormonde Plantation Inc., Charles T. Finnegan, Kenny Duff Jr., and Alben N. Hopkins
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01733-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for the Petitioners is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Griffis, J. Order entered 9/23/20.
Burnett v. Hinds County, Mississippi  
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00547-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-00547-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Murphy Burnett was arrested and detained for several years. The State eventually moved to nolle prosequi its criminal case against Burnett, and he was released from detention. Burnett filed suit against several governmen...

B&S MS Holdings, LLC v. Jill Landrum
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01734-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens, P.J., and Coleman, J., would grant.
Barton v. Mississippi  
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00753-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-00753-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Paul Barton appealed his conviction for possession of a stolen firearm. To the Mississippi Supreme Court, Barton argued the evidence was insufficient to show that he knew the firearm was stolen. At trial, Barton was also...

Cordarryl Lamond Bell a/k/a Cordarryl Bell v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01763-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Cordarryl Lamond Bell is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 9/24/20.
Jimmie Leshaun Gardner a/k/a Jimmie L. Gardner a/k/a Jimmie Gardner v. State of Mississippi
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01337-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Gibson v. Bell  
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00395-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00395-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Gibson and Court Properties, Inc., appeal the circuit court’s dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of their county-court appeal. In 2009, the Bells acquired a loan from Tower Loan. The Bells’ house was collateral for...

Abby Johnson Robinson and New England Contractors LLC v. Anshika Singh
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00397-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Abby Johnson Robinson and New England Contractors, LLC is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 9/25/20.
In Re: Rules Governing Admission to The Mississippi Bar
Date: October 1, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99012-SCT
Order reappointing Anthony R. Simon, Kristopher A. Powell, and Joseph D. Neyman, Jr. to three-year terms (11/1/20 through 10/31/23) as members of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions. All Justices Agree. Order entered 9/24/20.</ul><br><hr>
Willie Jerome Manning a/k/a Fly v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2013-DR-00491-SCT
The Motion for Approval of Attorney Fees and Expenses is granted. All Justices Agree to Grant. Order entered on 9/16/20.
Daryl Fitzgerald Johnson a/k/a Daryl F. Johnson a/k/a Daryl Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01483-SCT
Daryl Johnson's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered on 9/16/20.
Pendorff Community Association, LLC v. City of Laurel  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2018-AN-01744-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-AN-01744-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The mayor and the board of aldermen of the City of Laurel, Mississippi unanimously passed an ordinance to extend Laurel’s boundaries, but the Pendorff Community Association contested the annexation. Following a bench tri...

Justyn Matthew Schlegel a/k/a Justyn Schlegel v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00214-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Justyn Matthew Schlegel is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Susan C. Cutrer, Richard Michael Saucier, Barbara James, Sherman Miller, Karen Reeves, and Michael Reeves v. Singing River Health System
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00445-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Susan C. Cutrer, et al., is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J. Order entered on 9/21/20.
Christie Roberson v. Amory HMA LLC, Amory HMA Physician Management LLC, and Brian McCoy, M.D.
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00564-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Christie Roberson is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J. Order entered on 9/21/20.
Antonio Demarao Harris a/k/a Antonio Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01535-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Antonio Demarao Harris is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 9/22/20.
Roosevelt Phillips, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01766-SCT
Roosevelt Phillips's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered on 9/22/20.
The Mississippi Bar v. Wanda X. Abioto
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2019-BD-01228-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Wanda Abioto is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.</ul><br><hr>
Mann Agency, LLC v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00156-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00156-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) reinterpreted a provision in a contract between it and the Mann Agency, LLC, the MDPS refused to pay more than $700,000 in invoices submitted by the Mann Agency. T...

Batiste v. Mississippi  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00283-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00283-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Bobby Batiste was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. His conviction and sentence were affirmed by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Court later granted him the right to file a petition for post-convicti...

Ashton Myota Thompson v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00652-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ashton Myota Thompson is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered on 9/22/20.
Mississippi Comm'n on Judicial Perf. v. Bozeman  
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 2020-JP-00121-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-JP-00121-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Following an investigation, the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance determined that Copiah County Justice Court Judge Teresa Bozeman had violated Canons 1, 2A, 2B, 3B(2), 3B(7), and 3C(1) of the Code of Judici...

In Re: Rules of Professional Conduct
Date: September 24, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99018-SCT
The Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct is hereby granted in part. Rule 7.7 of the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct is amended as set forth in Exhibit A effective immediately. The petition remains pending before the Court. The Clerk of this Court shall spread this Order upon the minutes of the Court and shall forward a true certified copy hereof to West Publishing Company for publication in the next edition of the Mississippi Rules of Court and in the Southern Reporter, Third Series, (Mississippi Edition). Agree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Chamberlin, Griffis and Beam, JJ. Disagree: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell and Ishee, JJ.</ul><br><hr>
Watson v. Oppenheim  
Date: September 18, 2020
Citation: 2020-CA-00983-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-00983-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Six plaintiffs sought a declaratory judgment regarding the meaning of the absentee-ballot provision under Mississippi law and its most recent addition in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their claims dealt exclusive...

Tiffany Bellville Smith v. Nathan Trent Bellville
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01305-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Tiffany Bellville Smith is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 9/10/20.
Lula McLeod and John Eric McLeod v. Terrence J. Millette, M.D. and Singing River Health System
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01001-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing of Singing River Health System is denied.
John Joseph Dedeaux v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00319-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by John Joseph Dedeaux, pro se is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 9/09/20.
Casey v. Mississippi  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00603-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00603-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Casey was convicted by jury of possession of cocaine, for which the circuit court sentenced him to serve twenty years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with four years suspended pending...

Alberto Julio Garcia a/k/a Alberto J. Garcia a/k/a Alberto Garcia v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2017-DP-00504-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Home Solutions of Mississippi LLC, Jack McCabe, and Todd Sandridge v. John David Ridge
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01258-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Home Solutions of Mississippi, LLC, Todd Sandridge and Jack McCabe is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 9/08/20.
Jimmy Dale Reid a/k/a Jimmy Dale Reid, Jr. a/k/a Jimmy Reid a/k/a Jimbo Reid v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01602-SCT
Jimmy Dale Reid's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 9/04/20.
In the Matter of the Enlargement & Extension of the Municipal Boundaries of the City of Petal, Mississippi  
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-AN-00639-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-AN-00639-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Petal’s March 30, 2017 Amended Annexation Ordinance sought to add six square miles, spread across five different locations, to the City’s limits. The proposed annexation would have also added 296 residents to...

Morgan David Ewing, Sr. v. Melanie Shae Ewing
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00753-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Morgan David Ewing, Sr. is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Joseph Cook v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-01231-SCT
Joseph Cook's Petition for Certiorari Review is denied. Order entered on 9/03/20.
Robinson v. Mississippi  
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00740-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00740-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Cynthia Robinson was convicted of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone after being intercepted by police on her way to meet a confidential informant. On appeal, Robinson contended the trial cou...

Allen L. Cronier and Wife, Janice Stork Cronier, and Victoria Lynn Cronier, a Minor By and Through Her Parent and Next Friend, Derrick Cronier v. ALR Partners L.P., an Alabama Limited Partnership, and MKAZ Partnership L.P., an Alabama Limited Partnership
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2016-CT-00521-SCT
Allen L. Cronier's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J. Order entered on 8/31/20.
Kuhn v. High  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01760-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01760-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case's second time before the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Court held in High v. Kuhn, 191 So. 3d 113 (Miss. 2016) (High I), that article 4, section 110, of the Mississippi Constitution forbade the condemnation...

Waste Management of Mississippi Inc. v. Jackson Ramelli Waste LLC  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00164-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-00164-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Mississippi Supreme Court was whether Jackson Ramelli Waste LLC was entitled to additional compensation “over and above [the] amounts agreed upon by the parties, invoiced by [Jackson...

Michael Williams v. Chantelle Hanley Williams
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01094-SCT
The Petition for Certiorari filed by counsel for Michael Williams is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 8/26/20.
Allen L. Cronier v. ALR Partners L.P., an Alabama Limited Partnership, and MKAZ Partnership L.P., an Alabama Limited Partnership
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01551-SCT
Allen L. Cronier's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J. Order entered on 8/31/20.
Michelle McKenzie v. Howard Industries Inc.
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01756-SCT
The Petition for Certiorari filed by counsel for Michelle McKenzie is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered on 8/27/20.
Adara Networks, Inc. v. Langston  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01686-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01686-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Adara Networks Inc. (Networks Inc.) appeals the denial of a Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. At the time the complaint was filed, Networks Inc. was incorporated in Flo...

The Mississippi Bar v. Connie M. Easterly
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-BD-01181-SCT
Delta Electric Power Assn. v. Campbell  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00206-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00206-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Members of Delta Electric Power Association filed a lawsuit against the cooperative seeking the return of excess revenue and receipts. Delta moved to compel arbitration. The trial court found that the arbitration clause...

Roland F. Samson, III, as Guardian Ad Litem of Jeffrey Jake Werneth and Shelby Lee Werneth, Minors v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00247-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Griffis, J., would grant. Randolph, C.J., not participating.
Ray v. Ray  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01420-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01420-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: George Ray, Sr., and Johnnita Ray were divorced on the ground of irreconcilable differences, and the chancery court decided issues of property settlement. George appealed, arguing that the chancellor erred by not crediti...

Seals v. Pearl River Resort & Casino  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00012-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CT-00012-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Supreme Court accepted this case on certiorari review from the Court of Appeals. Shaun Seals worked for the Pearl River Resort; he alleged he was terminated for reasons relating to a work-related injury....

Marty Sims v. Delta Fuel and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00244-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Marty Sims is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 8/26/20.
Ware v. Mississippi  
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00866-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00866-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dontorius Ware was indicted, charged and convicted for the murder of Roy Lee Washington. He appealed, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence presented against him at trial. Because the Mississippi Supreme Court dete...

Sanford Mason v. State of Mississippi
Date: September 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00555
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed by Sanford Mason is dismissed. To Dismiss with Sanctions Warning: Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., and Coleman, J. To Dismiss without Sanctions Warning: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered on 9/01/20.
Howard v. Mississippi  
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01586-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01586-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Eddie Howard was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of eighty-four-year-old Georgia Kemp. Howard was tied to the crime by Dr. Michael West, who identified Howard as the source of bite marks on Kemp’s body. At tri...

Derrick Dewayne Moffite a/k/a Derrick Dewayen Moffite a/k/a Derrick D. Moffite v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00649-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Derrick Dewayne Moffite is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J., and Coleman, J. Order entered on 8/21/20.
Luke Barton v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00736-SCT
Luke Barton's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Ishee, J. Order entered on 8/18/20.
Charles Lester Chase a/k/a Charles Chase v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01501-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Charles Lester Chase is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 8/25/20.
Willis v. Mississippi  
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01509-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01509-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Willis appealed his conviction for aggravated assault following a fight outside Kedarious' grandmother's home in which one person was shot and paralyzed. Counsel for his codefendant and nephew Kedarious Willis (K...

J. C. Higginbotham v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00762-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by J.C. Higginbotham, pro se is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 8/20/20.
Ottis J. Cummings, Jr. a/k/a Ottis Junior Cummings a/k/a Otis Cummings a/k/a Ottis J. Commings a/k/a Otis J. Cummings v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2017-M-01424
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed by Ottis J. Cummings Jr. is denied. Cummings is hereby restricted from filing further applications for post-conviction collateral relief (or pleadings in that nature) that are related to this conviction and sentence in forma pauperis. The Clerk of this Court shall not accept for filing any further applications for post-conviction collateral relief (or pleadings in that nature) from Cummings that are related to this conviction and sentence unless he pays the applicable docket fee. To Deny with Sanctions: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Kitchens, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by King, P.J. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Smith v. Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital  
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01448-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01448-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The wrongful-death beneficiares and estate of Carolyn Smith appealed a circuit court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital (now known as Copiah County Medical Center). The trial court...

Marcus McCammon a/k/a Marcus Wade McCammon a/k/a Marcus W. McCammon v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00256-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Marcus McCammon is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 8/13/20.
Nungesser Industries LLC v. City of Jackson, Mississippi
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00908-SCT
Nungesser Industries, LLC's Petition for Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 8/12/20.
Romello Wilson a/k/a Romello Curtis Wilson a/k/a Romello C. Wilson v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01159-SCT
Romello Wilson's petition for writ of certiorari is dismissed as untimely filed. To Dismiss As Untimely: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J., and Griffis, J. Not Participating: Beam, J. Order entered on 8/18/20.
Jeffrey H. Descher v. April Pucheu Descher
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01338-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Jeffrey H. Descher is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered.
Richard and Cynthia McCarver v. Richard L. Bogan and Government Employees Insurance Company
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01619-SCT
Richard L. Bogan and Government Employees Insurance Company's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Coleman and Griffis, JJ. Order entered on 8/12/20.
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar
Date: August 20, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99010-SCT
Pursuant to Rule 3 of the Rules of Discipline of the Mississippi Bar, the en banc Court appoints or reappoints the following six persons to three-year terms as members of the complaint tribunals effective September 1, 2020: George Philip Schrader IV, Hon. Steve S. Ratcliff, III, Gina B. Tompkins, Hon. Claiborne (Buddy) McDonald IV, J. Rhea Tannehill, Jr., and Taylor A. Heck. Order entered on 08/14/20.</ul><br><hr>
Cincinnatus E. Alford, III v. Linda B. Alford
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01075-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Sedrick Buchanan and Armand Jones a/k/a Armond Jones a/k/a A.J. Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01082-SCT
The Motion to Supplement the Record filed by Sedrick Buchanan is denied. The Motion to Stay Proceedings and Extend Time to File Petition for Writ of Certiorari until this Court Rules on Petitioner's Motion to Supplement the Record is dismissed as moot in part and granted in part. The stay request is dismissed as moot, but Buchanan's request for 14 days to file his petition for a writ of certiorari is granted. His petition, then, is due within 14 days of the entry of this order. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Estate of Barry C. Blackburn, Sr., Deceased  
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01052-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01052-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from a chancery court’s reformation of a trust based on the court’s finding that a scrivener’s error had occurred in drafting the trust instrument, which rendered the trust’s language ambiguous and thwa...

Leslie Galloway, III a/k/a Leslie Galloway a/k/a Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01427-SCT
The Appellant's Motion for Rehearing is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Carol Cook v. NPN Properties, a Mississippi Corporation d/b/a Comfort Inn
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00601-SCT
Carol Cook's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 8/05/20.
Michael D. Jackson a/k/a Michael Jackson v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00927-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Michael D. Jackson is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Dismiss: Coleman, J. To Grant: King, P.J. Order entered 8/05/20.
Gardner v. Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01337-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01337-SCT
Matthew D. Wiggins, Jr. v. The City of Clinton Mississippi, a Municipal Corporation
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00010-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Mississippi Dept. of Revenue v. SBC Telecom, Inc. et al.  
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00917-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00917-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the computation of the broadband credit limits that a taxpayer may use against its franchise-tax and income-tax liabilities. During the tax periods at issue, AT&T Mobility II, LLC, and BellSou...

Mississippi Dept. of Revenue v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC  
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01134-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01134-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) appealed a chancellor’s entry of summary judgment in favor of Comcast of Georgia/Virginia, Inc., n/k/a Comcast Communications, LLC. In July 2012, the MDOR commenced an audit o...

Matthew Evans a/k/a Matthew Stanford Evans v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00299-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Matthew Evans is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 8/11/20.
Cephus Channing Terry a/k/a Cephus C. Terry a/k/a Cephus Terry v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00623-SCT
Cephus Terry's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman and Ishee, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 8/07/20.
In Re: Democratic Primary for Humphreys County Tax Assessor and Collector: Parks v. Horton  
Date: August 13, 2020
Citation: 2020-EC-00097-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-EC-00097-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2019, Margaret Parks and Veda Horton were candidates in the Democratic Primary runoff election for Humphreys County, Mississippi Tax Assessor and Collector. Horton received the most votes, and Parks contested the elec...

Phillip Young v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2005-CT-01690-SCT
Young's Petition for Certiorari Review is denied. Order entered.
Sidney Keith Austin Ferguson a/k/a Sidney Keith Austin a/k/a Sidney Keith Ferguson a/k/a Sydney Ferguson v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00855-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Sidney Keith Austin Ferguson is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 7/30/20.
Zundria D. Crawford v. The Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CC-00959
The Motion for Reconsideration of Appellant's Motion for Recusal of Justices and to Stay or Suspend Proceedings and Briefing Schedule filed by Zundria D. Crawford, pro se is denied. The Motion to Show Cause and to Stay or Suspend the Briefing Schedule filed by Zundria D. Crawford, pro se is denied. The Appellant's Brief in this matter shall be filed within forty-five (45) days of the entry of this En Banc Order. No further extensions of time will be granted absent extraordinary circumstances. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 7/29/20.
Paul Barton a/k/a Paul Anthony Barton v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00753-SCT
Paul Barton's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 8/03/20.
Angela Whitehead a/k/a Nikki a/k/a Angela Nichole Whitehead v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01086-SCT
The Petition for Certiorari filed by Angela Whitehead is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Gene Gales Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01148-SCT
Gene Gales Jr.'s Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 8/04/20.
Laurie Stakelum v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01207-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Laurie Stakelum is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 7/29/20.
Derrick Bankhead a/k/a Fize v. State of Mississippi
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01311-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Derrick Bankhead is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
W-T Holdings, LLC d/b/a Window World v. Robert A. Gilchrist
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01488-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by W-T Holdings, LLC d/b/a Window World is denied. To Deny: King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., and Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Taylor Construction Company, Inc. v. Superior Mat Company, Inc.  
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01279-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01279-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Montgomery, an employee of Taylor Construction working as a truck dispatcher, called Superior Mat Company, Inc. to rent mats for Taylor Construction’s use. From June 9, 2017, to June 27, 2017, Taylor employees d...

Latham v. Mississippi  
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01711-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01711-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dalvin Latham was convicted by jury of robbery. He was sentenced to serve five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Latham appealed, arguing that his trial counsel was constitutionally ineff...

David Cartan Loker Gibbons, Jr. v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2019-BR-01672-SCT
Susan Davis v. Singing River Health System
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00208-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari of Singing River Health System is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 7/30/20.
Southern Farm Bureau Life Ins. Co. v. Thomas  
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00324-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00324-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Former Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company employees Regina Thomas and Pam Pilgrim filed suit against the company claiming they were wrongfully discharged. While recognizing Mississippi is an at-will-employment s...

Walker v. Mississippi  
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00511-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00511-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2019, Gregory “Peanut” Walker was convicted of one count of fondling and two counts of sexual battery. Walker was sentenced to serve fifteen years on Count I, twenty-five years on Count II, and twenty-five ye...

The Mississippi Bar v. Charlene Mauk-Williams
Date: August 6, 2020
Citation: 2020-BD-00222-SCT
Darren Lee Wharton v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00441-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellee is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman and Ishee, JJ., would grant. Griffis, J., not participating.
B&S MS Holdings, LLC v. Landrum  
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01734-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01734-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: David and Jill Landrum began developing land in Livingston, Madison County, Mississippi, in approximately 2006. David sought financial assistance from Michael Sharpe. Michael invested substantial sums in the business, an...

John Hibbler v. Ingalls Shipbuilding Shipyard a/k/a Huntington Ingalls Incorporated
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01240-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by John Hibbler is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 7/28/20.
Carrick v. Turner  
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00617-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00617-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Bettye Turner invested approximately $2 million into a securities brokerage account that was created and managed by David Carrick, an investment broker then employed with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Morgan Stanley). Car...

AT&T Corp. v. Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2019-CC-00353-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Randolph, C.J., not participating.
Stratton v. McKey  
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2019-CP-00822-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CP-00822-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Stratton, Sr. owned an antique truck and, in 2006, delivered it to John Shivers’s vehicle repair and restoration business in Liberty, Mississippi. Stratton and Shivers contemplated that Shivers would restore the t...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $170,640.30 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, North MS Rural Legal Services, and MS Center for Legal Services. Order entered 7/22/20.</ul><br><hr>
Kevin Terrence Davis v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 30, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00480
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed pro se by Kevin Terrence Davis is denied. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Dismiss with Sanctions Warning: Beam, J. To Dismiss without Sanctions Warning: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 7/27/20.
Johnny Lee Saddler a/k/a Johnny Saddler v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01298-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Parker v. Mallett  
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2019-CP-01317-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CP-01317-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After two felony convictions and consecutive sentences for selling cocaine, Atiba Parker later pled guilty to a third felony, cocaine possession. The judge sentenced Parker as a subsequent offender to eight years on the...

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company v. State of Mississippi, ex rel. and Lynn Fitch, Attorney General for the State of Mississippi
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-01629-SCT
The Appellee's Notice of Non-Opposition to State Farm's Appeal is denied. The Court declines to issue a summary ruling and the appeal shall proceed in accordance with the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. Disagree: Griffis, J. Order entered.
Kelton K. Hathorne a/k/a Kelton K. Hathorne, Sr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00451
Kelton Hathorne's Application for Post-Conviction Relief is granted. Hathorne is granted leave to proceed in the trial court. All Justices Agree to Grant. Order entered 7/21/20.
In Re: Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: July 23, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99011-SCT
Order reappointing George Scott Luter, Richard W. Sliman, and John Dickson Mayo to three-year terms (Aug. 1, 2020, through July 31, 2023) as members of the Commission on Mandatory Legal Education. Order entered 7/21/20.</ul><br><hr>
In the Matter of the Estate of Dorothea Kolf, Deceased: Peter A. Kolf v. Stan Authement, Executor
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01627-SCT
Peter Kolf's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 6/29/20.
Liberty Insurance Corporation v. Anthony Lee Tutor
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00091-SCT
Anthony Tutor's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J., and Griffis, J. Order entered on 6/30/20.
Deunta D. Gardner a/k/a Deunta Dward Gardner a/k/a Deunta Gardner v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00183-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Deunta D. Gardner is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 6/29/20.
Peggy S. Thompson v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00975-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Peggy S. Thompson is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered on 6/25/20.
Brian Carver v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01045-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Brian Carver is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J, Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Ishee, JJ. Order entered on 6/25/20.
Sheree Cleveland v. Advance Auto Parts and Indemnity Insurance Company of North America
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01659-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Advance Auto Parts and Indemnity Insurance Company of North America is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 6/29/20.
McLeod v. Millette  
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01001-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01001-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Lula McLeod and her husband, John McLeod, appeal the circuit court’s dismissal of their medical-negligence case on grounds that it was filed outside of the limit in the applicable statute of limitations. The Mississippi...

Caleb Corrothers a/k/a Caleb Carrothers a/k/a Calbe Carother a/k/a Caleb L. Carrothers a/k/a Caleb Corothers a/k/a Calab Carothers v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00264-SCT
Caleb Corrothers's Petition for Interlocutory Appeal is not ripe for review and is denied. His Motion to Stay Trial Court Proceedings Pending Petition for Interlocutory Appeal and Motion to Strike the State's Motion to Dismiss are denied. The State of Mississippi's Motion to Dismiss is dismissed as moot. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 6/26/20.
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar
Date: July 2, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99010-SCT
En banc order appointing Hon. H. Craig Treadway to the Complaint Tribunal for the balance of the term from July 1, 2020, through August 31, 2022, to succeed Hon. Andrew K. Howorth, retired. Order entered on 7/01/20. </ul><br><hr>
Walker v. Mississippi  
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01059-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01059-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Alan Walker was convicted of the capital murder of Konya Edwards during the commission of sexual battery, for which he received the death sentence. He was also convicted of forcible rape and kidnapping, for which he was...

Jerry Dale Miller v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00684-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jerry Dale Miller is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered on 6/22/20.
Delorise Rollins v. Hinds County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi Public Entities' Workers' Compensation Trust
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01614-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Delorise Rollins is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Deny: Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Griffis, JJ. Order entered on 6/19/20.
Karl Banks v. David Bishop
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2018-EC-01741-SCT
The Appeal and the Cross-Appeal are dismissed as moot on the Court's own motion. All costs of this appeal are assessed to the Appellant/Cross-Appellee. Order entered.
Walter v. Mississippi  
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00682-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00682-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Darrell Walter was convicted by jury of capital murder and aggravated assault, both enhanced by the use of a firearm. He was sentenced to life without parole for capital murder, ten years for aggravated assault, and an a...

In Re: Mississippi Rules of Evidence
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99002-SCT
The Motion to Amend Rules 502, 803(6)-(8), 803(10), 803(16), 804(b)(3)(B), and 902(12)-(13) of the Mississippi Rules of Evidence, filed by the Supreme Court of Mississippi's Advisory Committee on Rules is granted as set forth in Exhibit A. The amendments shall be effective on July 1, 2020. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Agree in Part: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered on 6/18/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice
Date: June 25, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99033-SCT
The Petition to Amend the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice, filed by Judge Thomas H. Broome on behalf of the Mississippi Council of Youth Court Judges is dismissed without prejudice. All Justices Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Parsons v. Walters  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01272-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01272-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Vernon Walters was injured in a work-related incident in October 2006; the vehicle he was driving was struck by an oncoming train. After receiving workers’ compensation benefits, he and his wife, Donyell Walters, filed a...

The Mississippi Bar v. Wanda X. Abioto
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2019-BD-01228-SCT
Morton v. Belk  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00061-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00061-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After an automobile accident in 2015, Reericka Belk and Tracey Crayton filed suit against Victoria Morton in the Lee County Court. The case was tried by jury in September 2017, and the jury returned a unanimous verdict i...

In Re: Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99011-SCT
The Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Continuing Legal Education and to Adopt a Professionalism Program is dismissed without prejudice. All Justices Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Rules and Regulations for Certification and Continuing Education for Court Administrators
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99020-SCT
Mississippi Judicial College's letter motion requesting amendments to the Rules and Regulations for Certification and Continuing Education for Mississippi Court Administrators is dismissed without prejudice. All Justices Agree. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Dr. Sandra Leal v. University of Southern Mississippi and Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00408-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Diamondhead Country Club and Property Owners Association, Inc. v. The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00978-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellants is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J., would grant.
Singing River Health System v. Amy Dedual
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00387-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal and Motion to Stay Proceedings in the Circuit Court filed by Singing River Health System are denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Coleman and Griffis, JJ. Order entered.
In the Matter of: Leslie Roussell, Attorney at Law
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00482
Leslie Roussell's Motion to Extend Time to Wind Up Private Practice is denied. To Deny: King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J. Not Participating: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.</ul><br><hr>
Rules for Court Reporters
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99021-SCT
Order appointing Hon. Leslie D. King, Libby Furr, Julie Mims, and O. Stephen Montagnet III as members of the Board of Certified Court Reporters for two-year terms from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022. Order entered 6/10/20.</ul><br><hr>
Alford v. Alford  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01075-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-01075-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Linda Alford filed for divorce from Cincinnatus (“Nat”) Alford III. The parties agreed to a divorce based on irreconcilable differences, allowing the chancery court to divide the marital assets and expenses and...

The Williams Companies, Inc. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01487-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01487-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Department of Revenue (Department) conducted an audit of the Mississippi corporate tax returns of The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams), for the years 2008 through 2010. During the course of the audit,...

Lindsey Creed Beckham v. Rita L. Beckham and Terry L. Beckham
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00751-SCT
Lindsey Beckham's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/27/20.
Erin K. Davis v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00974-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Erin K. Davis is denied. All Justice Agree. Order entered 5/26.
Sherry Buckhaults v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01043-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Sherry Buckhaults is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/28/20.
Corey Moore a/k/a Corey Patrick Moore a/k/a Pat v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-00121-SCT
Corey Moore's Motion to Inlarge the Time to File the Motion for Rehearing in this Cause is denied. Corey Moore's Motion for Rehearing is dismissed as untimely filed. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/29/20.
Boatright v. A & H Technologies, Inc.  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00229-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00229-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2014, Chester Abbott, as majority shareholder and director of A&H Technologies, Inc., formally noticed a special shareholder meeting. The meeting was to be held on July 23, 2014, in Mississippi. William Boatright...

Gerty v. Gerty  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2019-CP-01152-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2019-CP-01152-SCT, 2017-CP-00828-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Mississippi Supreme Court, the chancellor granted Michael Gerty a divorce from Joesie Gerty on the ground of adultery. The chancellor revisited her prior holdings regarding visitation, division of mart...

Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Inc. v. Shemika Harris, Mother and Next Friend of Mekhi Jordan Ard, a Minor and Lakina Walker, Mother and Next Friend of Caleb Ard, a Minor and on Behalf of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Roosevelt Ard, III, Deceased
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-01378-SCT
The Motion to Reconsider filed by Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc., is granted. The interlocutory review in this matter which was granted pursuant to the En Banc Order entered on February 20, 2020, shall also include MBHS's claim the "[t]he order granting MBHS's summary judgment motion should be amended to state that the claims against MBHS are dismissed with prejudice." All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/27/20.
James Lee Brent a/k/a James Lee Brent, Jr. a/k/a James Brent a/k/a James L. Brent v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00095-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant, pro se is denied.
George Lee Massey v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00249
The Petition for Leave to File Petition for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief filed by counsel for George Lee Massey is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/29/20.
Joshua Eric Hawk Clark a/k/a Joshua Clark v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00411-SCT
Joshua Clark's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 5/21/20.
Frankie L. Williams a/k/a Frankie Williams a/k/a Frankie Lee Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01488-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Frankie L. Williams was granted by order of the Court on November 12, 2019. Upon further consideration, the Court finds that there is no need for further review and that the writ of certiorari is hereby dismissed on the Court's own motion. To Dismiss: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. King, P.J., Objects to the Order with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Ray Virgil, Barbara Lloyd and Cassandra Johnson v. Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01133-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellants is denied. Randolph, C.J., and Kitchens, P.J., not participating.
Zundria D. Crawford v. The Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2018-CC-00959
The Motion for Recusal of Justices and to Stay or Suspend Proceedings and Briefing Schedule filed by Zundria D. Crawford, pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 5/21/20.
Bobby W. Anderson v. Jerry Fisher, Edsel Fisher, Woodley D. Fisher and Raymond L. Fisher, and All Other Person/Entities Having or Claiming any Legal or Equitable Right, Title, or Interest in the Following Described Property: Lots 29 and 30 in Section 4, Township 16 North, Range 4 East; and Lots 1 and 2 in Section 9, Township 16 North, Range 4 East; located in the Second Judicial District of Carroll County, Mississippi
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00707-SCT
Bobby Anderson's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell and Griffis, JJ. Order entered on 5/21/20.
Starkville Lodging, LLC v. Mississippi Transportation Commission
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01405-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Starkville Lodging, LLC., is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 5/26/20.
HWCC-Tunica, Inc. v. Mississippi Dept. of Revenue  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00336-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00336-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: HWCC-Tunica, LLC, and BSLO, LLC, had casino members’ rewards programs that allowed members to earn entries into random computerized drawings to win prizes. In 2014, after recalculating their gross revenue and deducting t...

Methodist Specialty Care Center v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2019-CC-00037-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CC-00037-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Methodist Specialty Care Center was the only nursing facility for the severely disabled (NFSD) in Mississippi. NFSDs generally incur higher costs than other nursing facilities, and because of this, Methodist received a p...

David Hunter Moore v. Jessica Cunningham, Holly Pegram, Individually and as Parent and Next of Kin of her Minor Child
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00336-SCT
David Hunter Moore's Petition for Permission to Appeal is dismissed without prejudice. Agree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Ishee, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Coleman, J., Objects to the Order with Separate Written Statement Joined by Randolph, C.J. Order entered on 5/22/20.
Jackson Public School District v. Tanyatemeika Mason
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00094-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Tanyatemeika Mason is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered on 5/13/20.
Devonta Pipkin v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00436-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Devonta Pipkin is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered on 5/19/20.
D'Bryus Story v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00464-SCT
D'Bryus Story's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 5/19/20.
Jacob Perry Johnsey v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00756-SCT
Jacob Perry Johnsey's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 5/20/20.
Dexter Watson v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01169-SCT
Dexter Watson's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 5/13/20.
The Mississippi Bar v. Thomas W. Belleperche
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2019-BD-00908-SCT
Shaun Seals v. Pearl River Resort and Casino and Pearl River Resort
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00012-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Pearl River Resort and Casino and Pearl River Resort is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 5/19/20.
Garcia v. Mississippi  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2017-DP-00504-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-DP-00504-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A five-year-old girl's dead body was found after a twelve-hour police search. Her body was found in a filthy, abandoned trailer fifty yards from her apartment complex. She had been sexually assaulted, vaginally and anall...

Oren Joseph Lewis v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00130-SCT
The Petition for Certiorari filed by Oren Joseph Lewis is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/07/20.
Ruth Dedeaux v. Coastal Developments Inc.
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00569-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ruth Dedeaux is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 05/06/20.
Latoya Brisco a/k/a Latoya Nicole Brisco a/k/a Toya v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-01237-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Latoya Brisco is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/06/20.
Mississippi Division of Medicaid v. Windsor Place Nursing Center, Inc. et al.  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2018-SA-01263-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-SA-01263-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) appealed a chancery court judgment ordering the DOM to reverse the adjustments for “Legend Drug” costs reported by Windsor Place Nursing Center, Inc., d/b/a Windsor Place Nursin...

Will Realty, LLC v. Isaacs  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-01440-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01440-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Will Realty, LLC appealed the grant of a motion for relief from judgment in favor of Mark and Sally Isaacs. In 2009, Mainsource Bank, Inc., obtained a judgment against the Isaacses for the sum of $3,911,681.92 and intere...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
The Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education's Petition to Temporarily Remove the Limit on CLE Credit Earned Through Online Programs for the 2019-2020 reporting year is granted as set forth in this Order, and the new lawyer program set forth in Rule 3b shall be amended as set forth in this Order. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/05/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: The Rules of Civil Procedure
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99001-SCT
The Motion to Amend M.R.C.P. 43 filed by the Advisory Committee on Rules is granted, and Rule 43 is amended as set forth in Exhibit A effective July 1, 2020. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/05/2020.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99011-SCT
The Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education's Petition to Temporarily Remove the Limit on CLE Credit Earned Through Online Programs for the 2019-2020 reporting year is granted as set forth in this Order, and the new lawyer program set forth in Rule 3b shall be amended as set forth in this Order. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/05/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Local Rules
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99015-SCT
The Motion to Amend by Deletion the Local Rules of the Fourth Chancery District of Mississippi filed by the Chancellors of the Fourth Chancery District of Mississippi is granted, and the Local Rules for the Fourth Chancery Court District of Mississippi are repealed effective upon the entry of this order. All Justices Agree. Order entered on 5/05/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Judicial Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99019-SCT
En banc order directing that the Rules and Regulations for Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education are temporarily amended for 2019-2020 reporting year as set forth in this Order. Order entered 5/05/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Justice Court Rules
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99024-SCT
The Board of the Mississippi Justice Court Judges Association's Petition to Amend the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Procedure for Justice Court to Improve the Uniformity, Efficiency, and Clarity of Justice Court Procedures is granted in part, and the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Procedure for Justice Court are amended as set forth in Exhibit A effective July 1, 2020. The Proposed Uniform Rules of Justice Court, filed by the Justice Court Rules Committee and the Petition to Repeal the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Procedure for Justice Court and to Adopt the Proposed Mississippi Uniform Rules of Justice Court as Endorsed by the Mississippi Justice Court Judges Association are dismissed. All Justices Agree. Order entered 05/05/20. </ul><br><hr>
In Re: Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99027-SCT
On the Court's own motion, Rule 1 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and its Comment are amended as set forth in Exhibit A effective upon the entry of this order. All Justices Agree. Order entered 05/05/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99039-SCT
En banc order appointing Stacey E. Pickering as a member of the State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee effective upon the entry of this order for the balance of the term of Justice Robert P. Chamberlin expiring on December 31, 2020. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/07/20.</ul><br><hr>
Timothy Nelson Evans a/k/a Timothy N. Evans a/k/a Timothy Evans a/k/a Tim Evans v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2017-DR-01385-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Timothy Nelson Evans is denied.
Galloway v. Mississippi  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01427-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01427-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Leslie Galloway appealed the denial of his 2015 petition for post-conviction relief (PCR) pertaining to his 2007 guilty plea to carjacking, a conviction that was used as an aggravating circumstance in Galloway’s 2010 cap...

Karrah T. Wangler v. Richard C. Wangler
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01632-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Mark Hicks v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00176-SCT
The Motion to Alter or Amend Judgment is granted in part. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/01/20.
In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of Dan A. McIntosh IV, Deceased: Beverly Quick, Executrix v. Dan A. McIntosh III
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00520-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Beverly Quick is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Maxwell, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 5/01/20.
Jones v. Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc.  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00930-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-00930-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Angela Jones alleged she sustained a compensable back injury while working as a registered nurse at Baptist Hospital. A Workers’ Compensation Commission administrative judge determined that Jones sustained a compensable...

Central Mississippi Medical Center v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid and Drew L. Snyder, in his Official Capacity as Executive Director of Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2018-SA-01410-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellant is denied. Coleman and Griffis, JJ., would grant.
Wiggins. v. City of Clinton  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00010-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00010-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Wiggins appealed a decision of a special court of eminent domain to the County Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, approving the City of Clinton’s exercise of eminent domain. Wiggins bought property in March of 2...

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00155-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00155-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the Mississippi Department of Revenue (the Department) notified Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (Caesars), that an examination concerning its past tax returns, including its 2005 tax return, had been initiated and t...

Samson v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00247-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00247-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After a mother requested life-insurance proceeds for the benefit of her two minor children after the death of the children’s father, the insurance company requested that she provide the appropriate guardianship documenta...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
The Motion for Temporary Adoption of Rule to the Uniform Rules of Procedure for Justice Court Imposing a Moratorium on Judicial Proceedings of Eviction Against Residential Tenants, or, in the Alternative, Petition for Extraordinary Writ Imposing Moratorium on Residential Evictions, due to the Outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is denied. Order entered: 4/30/20. </ul><br><hr>
Manual Cooper a/k/a Manuel Cooper v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2011-M-01377
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed by Manual Cooper is dismissed. To Dismiss with Sanctions Warning: Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, and Ishee, JJ. To Dismiss: Kitchens, P.J. To Deny: King, P.J. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 4/28/20.
Bobby E. Wilson, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Earl Wilson v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2015-M-00131
The Application for Leave to Proceed in Trial Court filed by Bobby E. Wilson, Jr., is denied. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Coleman and Ishee, JJ. To Dismiss with Sanctions Warning: Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 4/28/20.
Young v. Air Masters Mechanical Inc.  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00401-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-00401-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniel Tewksbury and Bobbie Young were previously married and were the parents of two minor children, Lane and Emma. They divorced in May 2006, and Daniel was ordered to pay child support. Daniel stopped making child-sup...

Brown v. Mississippi  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-DR-01256-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-DR-01256-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph "Peanut" Brown sat on death row since his conviction for capital murder in Adams County, Mississippi in 1994. The jury found that Brown shot and killed a convenience-store clerk during a robbery. Brown filed a suc...

Saddler v. Mississippi  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01298-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01298-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnny Lee Saddler confessed to the inappropriate touching of a thirteen-year-old girl. He contended his constitutional and procedural rights were violated during trial court proceedings, arguing that because he invoked...

Mississippi ex rel. Fitch v. Yazaki North America, Inc.  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00094-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00094-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the executives of several Japanese auto-parts manufacturers pled guilty to federal crimes based on an international scheme to fix the price of Automotive Wire Harness Systems (AWHS). Three years later, the State...

Jess Lee Green a/k/a Jess Green a/k/a Jess L. Green v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01668-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Jess Lee Green is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 4/16/20.
Michael R. Spears a/k/a Michael Spears v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00735-SCT
Michael Spears's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 4/17/2020.
Debra Green v. Singing River Health System
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2019-CT-00207-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari of Singing River Health System is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/20/20.
Steve Knox a/k/a Steve Michael Knox v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2014-DR-00849-SCT
The State of Mississippi's Motion to Strike New Claim Raised for the First Time in Petitioner's Brief and Any and All References to New Exhibits is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/09/20.
William Logan, Individually, and on Behalf of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Charlie Patsy Logan, Deceased v. Ford Motor Company, Lincoln Motor Company and Kirk Auto Company
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01275-SCT
William Logan's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Griffis, J. Order entered 4/07/20.
In Re Estate of Harry J. Green, Deceased: Elide Cristina Garrido Green v. Shirley Cooley and Wilford Green
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01641-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Ishee, J. Order entered 4/13/20.
In the Matter of the Estate of Julisa Matute, Deceased: University of South Alabama, by and through its division, USA Health University Hospital v. Julita Perez
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01772-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by counsel for the Appellee is denied.
Waste Management of Mississippi Inc. v. Jackson Ramelli Waste LLC
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00164-SCT
The Petition for Certiorari filed by Waste Management of Mississippi, Inc., is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. Order entered 4/13/20.
The Estate of Claud L. Johnson, Deceased: Michael Johnson, Executor v. The Kitchens Law Firm, P.A.
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00260-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Petitioner is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 4/13/20.
Mississippi Department of Transportation v. Musgrove  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01139-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01139-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency on January 27, 2014, in anticipation of an imminent winter storm. In response to the governor’s declaration, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)...

Taylor Construction Company, Inc. v. Superior Mat Company, Inc.  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01279-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01279-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Montgomery, an employee of Taylor Construction working as a truck dispatcher, called Superior Mat Company to rent mats for Taylor Construction’s use. From June 9, 2017, to June 27, 2017, Taylor employees drove to...

The Mississippi Bar v. Urura W. Mayers
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2019-BD-01229-SCT
AT&T Corp. v. Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2019-CC-00353-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CC-00353-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for telecommunications services. After vendors responded, ITS selected the proposal submitted by Telepak Networks,...

Peak v. Cohee  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00045-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00045-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: An insurance adjuster was injured while performing the specific task he was hired to do: identify and distinguish preexisting roof damage from storm damage. While the adjuster recovered workers’ compensation benefits, he...

In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Carolyn Bowen Young: Jim Young, as Executor of the Estate of Carolyn Bowen Young, Deceased v. John Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy and Jimmy Kennedy
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2017-CA-01457-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellees is denied.
Jason Holloway a/k/a Jason Rickey Holloway v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01037-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jason Holloway is denied. To Deny: all Justices. Order entered 4/06/20.
Virgil v. Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association  
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01133-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01133-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association (Southwest) was a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative corporation created by statute to provide electricity to rural Mississippians. Plaintiffs Ray Virgil, Barbar...

Agustin Mendez Lopez, Conservator of the Person and Estate of Juan Mendez v. Bellamare Development, LLC and Sandeep K. Sethi
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00018-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Agustin Mendez Lopez is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Griffis, J. Order entered 3/31/20.
Billy Carol Anderson a/k/a Billy Carol Anderson Sr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00312-SCT
Billy Carol Anderson's Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/02/20.
Patsy B. White v. William T. White d/b/a Royers Estates Inc.
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00544-SCT
William White's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed. To Dismiss: Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., and Ishee, J. Not Participating: Griffis, J. Order entered 4/01/20.
Willis v. Mississippi  
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01509-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01509-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Willis (Willis) appealed his conviction for aggravated assault. Counsel for his codefendant and nephew Kedarious Willis filed a Lindsey brief averring there were no meritorious arguments for appeal. Charges arose...

Nash v. Mississippi  
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01587-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01587-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Willie Nash guilty of possession of a cell phone in a correctional facility. Nash did not appeal the jury’s verdict. He only challenged the sentence: twelve years in prison. He claimed the twelve-year senten...

City of Vicksburg v. Williams  
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00209-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00209-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of February 7, 2013, Vicksburg Police Officers Russell Dorsey and Diawardrick Grover were dispatched to Herbert Williams’s residence as a result of a 911. Williams called 911 because he dischar...

The P.R. Hughes Trading Company v. Mary Ann Brown
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-01462-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to Rule 5 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure filed by The P.R. Hughes Trading Company is granted. To Grant: Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 3/31/20.
Brenda Harness Thornton v. Timothy Terrell Thornton, Sr.
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2019-TS-01524
The Appellee's Motion to Dismiss Appeal is dismissed. The Motion for Leave to Appeal In Forma Pauperis is dismissed. The Amended Motion for Extension of Time is granted. Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ., Agree. Coleman, J., Disagrees. Order entered 3/31/20.
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $203,107.11 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, North MS Rural Legal Services, and MS Center for Legal Services. Order entered 4/2/20.</ul><br><hr>
Stephen Virgil McGilberry a/k/a Stephen McGilberry v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00716-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by counsel for the Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J., would grant. Ishee, J., not participating.
Leal v. University of So. Miss.  
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00408-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-00408-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Sandra Leal appealed a circuit court's grant of summary judgment to the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Leal brought suit against...

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co. v. Driskell  
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00252-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00252-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Theresa Driskell, with the help of an insurance agent, submitted applications for a life insurance policy and a disability income rider. When reviewing the application, the insurance company discovered Driskell was ineli...

Shelvy v. Mississippi  
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00400-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00400-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kendrick Shelvy appealed his burglary conviction, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence presented against him at trial. Because the Mississippi Supreme Court found sufficient evidence to support the verdict and bec...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
The Petition Seeking Relief from Time Standards Due to Emergency Conditions Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is denied. Order entered 3/26/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99033-SCT
The Petition Seeking Relief from Time Standards Due to Emergency Conditions Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is denied. Order entered 3/26/20.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99038-SCT
The Joint Motion for Partial Temporary Suspension of Rule l.8(c) of the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure filed by the Attorney General for the State of Mississippi and the State Public Defender is hereby granted in part. Rule I.8(c) of the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be temporarily suspended, until further order of the Court, with respect to its prohibition on "[a]ppearance by interactive audiovisual equipment" in the context of a "probation violation hearing" and "any felony ... sentencing." To the extent that Rule 1.8(c) is temporarily suspended, the Court also temporarily suspends Rule 10.1(b)(2)(A) of the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure, and its prohibition on a defendant's waiver of the right to be present "during the imposition of his/her sentence in a felony case[,]" until further Order of the Court. The following requirements for the use of "interactive audiovisual equipment" shall remain in effect in such proceedings: (1) a full record of the proceedings shall be made, which may include an electronic recording (digitally or on tape) (2) the court shall determine that the defendant knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily agrees to appear at the proceeding by interactive audiovisual means and (3) provisions shall be made to allow for confidential communications between the defendant and counsel before and during the proceeding. This order does not suspend any requirement for defense counsel to participate in such proceedings, but such may include their remote participation via the use of interactive audiovisual equipment. Order entered 3/26/20.</ul><br><hr>
Stephen Elliot Powers v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2017-DR-00696-SCT
The Motion for Appointment of Counsel for Representation for Successive Post-Conviction Relief Petition is granted. Greg Spore is appointed as counsel to represent Powers in successive post-conviction proceedings. Powers's Successive Post-Conviction Relief Petition must be filed on or before May 25, 2020. Once the petition is filed, the State's response must be filed within 30 days. And once the State's response is filed, Powers's reply must be filed within 30 days. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/19/20.
Mississippi True v. Dzielak et al.  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2018-CC-01522-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CC-01522-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: An unsuccessful bidder on managed-care contracts for MississippiCAN, the state’s managed-care program, argued that the Division of Medicaid and its executive director violated multiple statutes and regulations in procuri...

Smith v. Mississippi  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2018-CP-01235-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CP-01235-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Donald Keith Smith appealed the circuit court’s decision to summarily affirm his Petition Seeking Judicial Review of an Adverse Administrative Remedy Decision. In 2009, Smith pled guilty to one count of kidnapping, armed...

Wilda Ann Martin v. Trustmark Corporation
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00156-SCT
Wilda Ann Martin's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 3/19/20.
Nickson v. Mississippi  
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01030-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01030-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnathan Nickson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. The jury acquitted him on the two counts of first-degree murder but deadlocked as to sec...

In Re: Advisory Committee on Rules
Date: March 26, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99016-SCT
En banc order appointing Jimmy B. Wilkins, Esq., effective upon the entry of the order and continuing through the balance of the term which ends on 12/31/21, as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules, succeeding T. Larry Wilson, Esq., resigned. Order entered 3/18/20.</ul><br><hr>
Smith v. Mississippi Transportation Commission  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01544-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01544-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Rhonda Smith appeals the Smith County Circuit Court’s grant of summary judgment to the Mississippi Transportation Commission (MTC). In 2010, Smith collided with a loaded logging truck. The truck was driven by Shelby Cols...

Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC v. Mississippi Dept. of Health & Wound Care Management, LLC  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-CC-01057-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CC-01057-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi State Department of Health entered a final order approving a Certificate of Need for Wound Care Management, LLC, d/b/a MedCentris for the “[p]rovision of [d]igital [s]ubtraction [a]ngiography (DSA) servic...

Newell v. Mississippi  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01689-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01689-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Orlando Newell shot and killed Michael Woods. At trial, he argued self-defense, and the jury convicted him of murder. The trial court gave a pre-arming jury instruction, which precluded Newell’s self-defense theory. Beca...

Woodson v. Mississippi  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00199-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00199-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: After Kendal Woodson’s wife said she was going to leave him, he beat her severely and poured hot cooking oil on her. Woodson was convicted of domestic aggravated assault. Woodson’s trial counsel filed no posttrial motion...

Joey Montrell Chandler a/k/a Joey M. Chandler a/k/a Joey Chandler v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-M-00011
Joey Montrell Chandler's Application for Leave to File Motion for Post-Conviction Relief is denied. The Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis is dismissed as moot. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered.
Bobby K. Barnett a/k/a Bobby Keith Barnett v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2015-M-01153
Christopher Butler a/k/a Christopher D. Butler v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01151-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Christopher Butler is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Evans v. Mississippi  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2017-DR-01385-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-DR-01385-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2017, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed Timothy Nelson Evans’s capital-murder conviction and sentence of death. The mandate issued October 5, 2017. On that same date, the Mississippi Office of Capital Post-C...

Wangler v. Wangler  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01632-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01632-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Karrah Wangler appealed a chancellor’s dismissal of her complaint for divorce on the ground of habitual cruel and inhuman treatment. Because Karrah failed to show sufficient evidence of habitual cruel and inhuman treatme...

C.D. Pickle Jr. a/k/a Clanton D. Pickle Jr. a/k/a C.D. Pickle v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00774-SCT
The Writ of Certiorari filed by C.D. Pickle, Jr., pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Carson v. Linley  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00170-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00170-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kimberly Carson Linley and Charles Carson were former spouses who shared a child together. Following their divorce, the Oktibbeha County Chancery Court entered a money judgment against Carson. Carson appealed the judgmen...

Mississippi State Board of Contractors v. Hobbs Construction, LLC  
Date: March 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01389-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01389-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: At stake in this appeal before the Mississippi Supreme Court was the ability of Hobbs Construction, LLC, to continue doing business in the state as a commercial general contractor. The Mississippi State Board of Contract...

Dickerson v. Mississippi  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00710-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-00710-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted David Dickerson of capital murder, arson and armed robbery and sentenced him to death for capital murder. He was sentenced to twenty years for arson and forty years for armed robbery, to run consecutivel...

Jacob Chavis v. Jackson County Sheriff's Department
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00379-SCT
Jacob Chavis's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Maxwell, J. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J. Order entered.
Jonathan Bradley v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00555-SCT
Jonathan Bradley's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Stewart v. Mississippi  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-00764-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-00764-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Albert Stewart was convicted of felony fleeing and of possession of a controlled substance. The trial court sentenced Stewart to serve five years for the felony-fleeing count and a consecutive three-year term for the pos...

Wolfe v. Delta Discount Drugs, Inc.  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00160-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00160-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In May, 2015, Spencer Wolfe was being treated for high blood pressure and was prescribed two milligrams of hydralazine two times a day. Some time between May 20, 2015, and May 27, 2015, Wolfe had this prescription filled...

Pitts v. Mississippi  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00275-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00275-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Cody Pitts was convicted by jury on one count of touching a child for lustful purposes, for which the circuit court sentenced him to a ten year sentence at the Mississippi Department of Corrections without the possibilit...

Glen L. Conley, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2011-M-01006
Timothy Stratton a/k/a Timothy W. Stratton v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2016-M-00217
Diamondhead Country Club and Property Owners Association, Inc. v. The Peoples Bank  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00978-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-00978-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Mississippi Supreme Court's review centered on whether a purchaser of real property out of foreclosure was automatically assigned and thereby entitled to the developer’s exemption fr...

Juan Morales a/k/a Juan Luis Morales v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00737-SCT
Juan Morales's pro se Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Eubanks v. Mississippi  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-00282-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-00282-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Ashley Brown and Jessica Baugh were roommates at the Bay Meadows Apartments in Ridgeland, Mississippi. They worked together at a local bar. One night after work, Brown and Baugh met up with friends, including Stephanie M...

Victor Hurns v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-M-00633
Fitch v. Wine Express Inc.  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2018-SA-01259-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-SA-01259-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Department of Revenue (MDOR) and the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Mississippi filed suit against Wine Express, Inc., Gold Medal Wine Club, and Bottle Deals, Inc., in Mississippi Chancery...

Jackson Mac Haik CDJR, Ltd. v. Hester  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00340-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00340-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mac Haik appeals the circuit court’s denial of its motion to compel arbitration. In 2016, plaintiff Brenda Hester purchased a used 2014 Dodge Ram from Jackson Mac Haik CDJR, Ltd. (Mac Haik). Hester executed a retail-inst...

State Farm And Casualty Company v. State of Mississippi ex rel. Jim Hood, Attorney General for the State of Mississippi
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-01629-SCT
The Petition of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company for Permission to Appeal from Interlocutory Order is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered.
In Re: Advisory Committee on Rules
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 89-R-99016-SCT
Order authorizing and directing the disbursement of $25,000.00 from the Court's Judicial System Operation Fund to the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules for its necessary work through September 30, 2020. Order entered 2/19/20.</ul><br><hr>
Ceola James v. Bennie Thompson In His Individual Capacity
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2017-AP-01250
The Notice of Request for Appointment of a Special Judge filed by Ceola James, pro se, is denied. To Deny: Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., and Maxwell, J. Order entered 2/13/20.
Anderson v. Wiggins  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00607-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-00607-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Chancery Court granted summary judgment in favor of Darnice Wiggins in a conversion case she brought against Chastity Anderson, the fiancée of Wiggins’s deceased son Jhonte Sanders. Sanders and Anderson met each othe...

Smith v. Mississippi  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01725-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-01725-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Carlos Smith appealed the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief which was affirmed by the Court of Appeals. In his petition for post-conviction relief, Smith sought permission to proceed with an out-of-time a...

Martha G. Bradshaw v. Loyd E. Bradshaw
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01731-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Martha G. Bradshaw is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Holland v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01491-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01491-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Mario Holland parked his vehicle at Black’s Food Market and walked to West Lounge. Upon returning to his vehicle after patronizing West Lounge, Holland was shot and robbed in the Black’s Food parking lot. He all...

In the Matter of the Estate of Julisa Matute  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01772-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01772-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Sixteen-year old Julisa Matute, along with her sister and father, were involved in a motor-vehicle accident in Harrison County, Mississippi. Julisa was transported to Mobile, Alabama, and was admitted to University of So...

Mississippi Department of Public Safety v. Herrington  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-CA-00145-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00145-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Justin Herrington, a law-enforcement officer with the Columbia Police Department, was convicted of violating Mississippi Code Section 97-3-104, which prohibited sexual activity between a law-enforcement employee and an o...

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. v. Fowlkes Plumbing, L.L.C.  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-FC-01285-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-FC-01285-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2015, the Chickasaw County School District entered into a contract with Sullivan Enterprises, Inc., for window restoration work on the Houlka Attendance Center. In July 2015, during construction, a fire began that...

Jones County School District and Jones County School Board v. Covington County School District, Covington County School Board, Arnetta Crosby, in Her Capacity as Superintendent of Education of the Covington County School District and the Secretary of State for the State of Mississippi
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-00985-SCT
Petitioners' Petition for Permission to Appeal Interlocutory Order of the Chancery Court of Covington County, Mississippi is granted. The notice of appeal is deemed to have been filed, and the filing fee is due and payable to the Clerk of this Court. The appeal shall proceed as required by Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure 10 and 11. The trial court proceedings are stayed pending appeal. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Coleman, J. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 2/13/20.
Obert Law Group, P.A. and Keith D. Obert v. Janet T. Holt, in Her Capacity as Executrix for the Estate of Dr. Edwin L. Holt, Jr. and Premier Trust, Inc., as Trustee for the Minor Beneficiaries
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-IA-01265-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Obert Law Group, P.A. and Keith D. Obert is granted. The notice of appeal is deemed to have been filed, and the filing fee is due and payable to the Clerk of this Court. The appeal shall proceed pursuant to M.R.A.P. 10 and 11. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J., Beam and Ishee, JJ. Order entered 2/13/20.
DKS Transport, LLC, Petrol Holdings, LLC, and Scott A. Harwell, Individually, John L. Blacher, Jr., Individually, Wesley H. Blacksher , Individually and Jerry W. Brock, Individually v. Eagle Capital Corporation
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-01069-SCT
The Petition for Permission to File Interlocutory Appeal and for Stay filed by DKS Transport, LLC is denied. To Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Disagree: Griffis, J. Not Participating: Coleman, J. Order entered.
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Inc. v. Shemika Harris, Mother and Next Friend of Mekhi Jordan Ard, a Minor and Lakina Walker, Mother and Next Friend of Caleb Ard, a Minor and on Behalf of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Roosevelt Ard, III
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-01378-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc. and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Inc., is hereby granted solely to address MBMC's contention that the Beneficiaries' "claim against MBMC's nurses fails since there is no qualified or reliable opinion that the subject nursing care was the proximate cause of [Ard's] injuries." The claim pertaining to MBHS's "dismiss[al] without prejudice" is dismissed as untimely. The Petition is hereby denied with regard to all other claims. To Agree: Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Disagree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. To Deny Part I and Agree with Parts II and III: Randolph, C.J. Order entered.
Phillip Earl Young a/k/a Phillip E. Young v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-01521
Cincinnatus E. Alford, III v. Linda B. Alford
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01075-SCT
Linda Alford's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Deny: Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered.
Owen J. Bradley and Margaret M. Bradley v. Diamondhead Country Club and Property Owners Association Inc.
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01389-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Owen J. Bradley and Margaret M. Bradley is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Cearic A. Barnes a/k/a Cearic Barnes v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01621-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Cearic A. Barnes is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
J.P. Milam v. Ann Kelly and Jim Kelly
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01760-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by J.P. Milam is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Griffis, J. Order entered.
Christopher Word a/k/a Christopher Ernest Word v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00946-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Christopher Word is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Biegel v. Gilmer  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01172-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01172-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Mississippi Supreme Court’s review involved the first-to-file rule. Most of the claims were properly transferred, but all parties to this appeal agreed it was error to transfer the claims agai...

Johnson v. Mississippi  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-00429-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-00429-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2015, James White was shot and killed in Brad Reed’s house in Clay County, Mississippi. A jury ultimately found Johnson guilty of first-degree murder, and the trial court sentenced him to a term of life imprison...

Forkner v. Mississippi
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-M-00115-SCT
Central Mississippi Medical Center v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2018-SA-01410-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-SA-01410-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) appealed a Chancery Court decision denying its appeal of a Division of Medicaid (DOM) hearing. The DOM had determined that CMMC owed it $1.226 million due to overpayment. The Mis...

Brent v. Mississippi  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00095-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00095-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James Brent was tried by jury and convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping, and he was sentenced to serve two concurrent life sentences as a violent habitual offender under Mississippi Code Section 99- 19-83 (Rev. 2015)...

Mark v. City of Hattiesburg  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2016-CT-01638-SCT
Docket Number: 2016-CT-01638-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: An investigation into the Hattiesburg municipal court system led to several local news stories. One online story posted a copy of the police department’s internal-affairs investigative report of the court system, which t...

William Antonio Avery a/k/a William A. Avery a/k/a William Ken Avery a/k/a William A. Ken Avery a/k/a Ken a/k/a Ken Avery a/k/a William Avery v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00187-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by William Avery is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Joy Renee Keever v. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, University of Mississippi and University of Mississippi Athletic Department
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00231-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari to Review the Decision of the Court of Appeals for the State of Mississippi filed by Joy Renee Keever is denied. All Justices agree. Order entered.
Willie Bernard a/k/a Willie Bernard, Jr. a/k/a Willie Huey Bernard, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2017-KA-01081-SCT
Willie Bernard's Motion for Rehearing is denied.
Pearl River County Board of Supervisors v. Mississippi State Board of Education  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-00937-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-00937-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Poplarville School District and Pearl River County sought to undo the July 1, 2018 consolidation of the Lumberton Public School District and the Lamar County School District. In 2016, the Mississippi Legislature adopted...

G4, LLC v. Pearl River County Board of Supervisors  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01227-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01227-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: G4, LLC, entered into a lease in 2009 with the City of Picayune, Mississippi, for land on the grounds of the Picayune Municipal Airport. After the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors assessed ad valorem taxes on the...

Willie Brown and Carolyn Talley Brown v. Blue Cane Cowart Tippo Water Association Inc., and its Board Members, Joseph Wilson, President, Pamuela Henderson, Vice President, Lula Bradley, Treasurer, and Don Davis
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00242-SCT
Willie Brown and Carolyn Brown's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices agree. Order entered.
Charles Bester v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00486-SCT
Charles Bester's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices agree to deny. Order entered.
Donald E. Smith v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00814-SCT
Donald E. Smith's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices agree. Order entered.
Keir D. Sanders v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2012-M-00350
James C. Winding a/k/a James Winding v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2012-M-01135
Eddie Joseph Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2014-M-01276
Curtis Giovanni Flowers a/k/a Curtis Flowers a/k/a Curtis G. Flowers v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2015-DR-00591-SCT
Curtis Flowers's Motion for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court with a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief is dismissed as moot. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Estate of Zona Mae Oliver, Deceased: Sandra Jean Oliver and James Howard Oliver v. James C. Oliver Jr., Terry Michael Carney Jr., and Melissa M. Carney
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2016-CT-01757-SCT
Sandra Jean Oliver's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. Sandra Jean Oliver's Motion for Leave to File Amended Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered.
In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Carolyn Bowen Young  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2017-CA-01457-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CA-01457-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Carolyn Bowen Young had medical problems affecting her ability to make financial decisions, so a chancery court appointed a conservator over her estate. When Carolyn’s conservatorship no longer was necessary, the chancer...

Charlie D. Jackson v. Baldwin Sand & Gravel, A Division of W.G. Yates & Sons, and Jerry Steen Jr.
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01261-SCT
Charlie Jackson's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Rodney Dewayne Johnson a/k/a Rodney Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01722-SCT
Rodney Johnson's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Barber v. Barber  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CA-01282-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CA-01282-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark and Sylvia Barber divorced in 2008. The court awarded Mark Barber custody of the parties’ minor children. The trial court had appointed a guardian ad litem during the divorce proceedings to investigate allegations r...

Roscoe Johnson a/k/a Roscoe Lernerd Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00101-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Roscoe Johnson is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered.
Lewis Miller, Jr. v. Vicksburg Masonic Temple
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00112-SCT
Lewis Miller's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Joshua Allen v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00494-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Joshua Allen is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered.
Redmond v. Mississippi  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01757-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01757-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Stephen Redmond appealed after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He argued he should have been granted a new trial because the verdict was against the overwh...

Ross v. Mississippi  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2019-KA-00029-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00029-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James Ross was convicted by jury of three counts of sexual battery against two victims under the age of fourteen, and one count of statutory rape. After the verdict, Ross was sentenced to serve three concurrent thirty-ye...

McGilberry v. Mississippi  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-00716-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-00716-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, sixteen-and-a-half-year-old Stephen McGilberry brutally murdered four family members, including his three-year-old nephew. McGilberry premeditated and planned his crime, enlisting a younger neighbor’s help. A ju...

Fred Davis, LPC a/k/a Fred G. Davis and Fred G. Davis, Sr. v. Timothy Stubbs, Individually and as Next Friend of Ruslan Stubbs and Elijah Stubbs; Timothy Stubbs, Ruslan Stubbs and Elijah Stubbs, Individually and Collectively
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01287-SCT
Before the Court, en banc, on the Court's own motion, is the Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Fred Davis, LPC, which was granted by order of the Court on November 2, 2018. After further consideration, the Court finds that the interlocutory appeal should be dismissed and that the stay in the trial-court proceedings should be lifted. The appellant bears the costs of appeal. Coleman, J., Disagrees. Randolph, C.J., for the Court. Order entered.
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $175,875.12 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, North MS Rural Legal Services, and MS Center for Legal Services. Order entered 1/15/20.</ul><br><hr>
David Dickerson v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2015-DR-00954-SCT
Kelvin Bell a/k/a Kelvin Levise Bell v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01280-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari of Appellant Kelvin Bell is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, J. Order entered.
Rafeal Bennett a/k/a Rafeal Demond Bennett a/k/a Raphael Bennett v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00624-SCT
Rafeal Bennett's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered.
Angela Jones v. Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. and Mississippi Baptist Health Services
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00930-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. and Mississippi Baptist Health Services is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered.
Oak Grove Marketplace, LLC v. Lamar County School District  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-00759-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-00759-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The lessee of commercially used Sixteenth Section Land sought to prevent the leasing school board from adjusting the annual rent outside the time constraints of the lease. While the terms of the lease appeared to contain...

Weir v. Mayze  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-IA-01720-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-IA-01720-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2018, Renaulta Mayze, Markhail Mayze, and Tydarius Sago (“Mayze”) were involved in a vehicle collision with Casey Weir. Mayze filed suit alleging that the collision had occurred in Hinds County. Weir filed a mot...

Dancy v. Mississippi  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2018-KM-01409-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KM-01409-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, the Union County Sheriff’s Department seized six horses, four cats and three dogs belonging to Michael Dancy. The Justice Court of Union County found Dancy guilty of three counts of animal cruelty and ordered th...

The Mississippi Bar v. Torrance J. Colvin
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2019-BD-01094-SCT
Freddie Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-00875
Gregory Eugene Mootye, III a/k/a Gregory Mootye v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2016-CT-01016-SCT
Gregory Mootye's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
Taylor v. Mississippi  
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2017-CT-01596-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-01596-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Dante Taylor guilty of first-degree murder for the death of his uncle Willie Lee Taylor. Dante appealed, and the Court of Appeals affirmed his conviction and sentence. Dante petitioned for the Mississippi Su...

James Cobb Hutto, III a/k/a James C. Hutto III a/k/a James C. Hutto a/k/a James Hutto III a/k/a James Hutto a/k/a Jamie Hutto a/k/a The Hitman a/k/a James Cobb Hutto v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2017-DR-01207-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Petitioner is denied.
Bobbie Young, on behalf of the Heirs of Daniel Lee Tewksbury, Deceased v. Air Masters Mechanical Inc. and Associated General Contractors of Mississippi Inc.
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00401-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Air Masters Mechanical, Inc., and Associated General Contractors of Mississippi Inc., is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered.
Mark Jerome Chism v. Landaria Larose (Saulsberry) Chism
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-CT-00955-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Landaria Larose (Saulsberry) Chism is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Ishee, JJ. To Dismiss: Randolph, C.J. To Grant: Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 12/13/2019.
Moore v. Mississippi  
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-00121-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-00121-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Corey Moore disappeared from his trial after the court refused to grant him a continuance. He was convicted in abstentia and sentenced to twenty-five years as a habitual offender. On appeal, Moore argued he received inef...

Nash v. Mississippi  
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2018-KA-01587-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01587-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Willie Nash guilty of possession of a cell phone in a correctional facility. Nash did not appeal the jury’s verdict; he challenged only the twelve year sentence he received. He claimed the twelve-year senten...

Felix Wynn a/k/a Creep a/k/a Cadillac v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-00924
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed by Felix Wynn is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered.
In Re: Raymond Saucier and Harriet Denise Lopresto Saucier
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2019-M-01176
Raymond and Harriet Saucier's "M.R.A.P. 48B Petition for Review of Trial Court's Denial of Motion for Disqualification of Judge Pursuant to Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon (3)(E)(1)(d)(i)" is granted. Judge Mike Dickinson is hereby directed to recuse in this cause. Agree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Ishee, JJ. Disagree: Griffis, J. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 12/12/2019.
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