Supreme Court of Mississippi Decisions 2021

Murray v. James Gray d/b/a Gray Trucking  
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01550-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-01550-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Stacie Murray was driving home from work in the northbound lane on Highway 35 in Scott County, Mississippi. Kevin Parker, while in the course and scope of his employment with James Gray d/b/a Gray Trucking (Gray), was dr...

Jeremy Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 2018-KA-01621-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by the Appellee is denied.
NSCH Rural Health Clinic v. Drew Snyder, in his Official Capacity as Executive Director of the Division of Medicaid, and the Division of Medicaid, Office of the Governor, State of Mississippi
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00960-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by NSCH Rural Health Clinic 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 7/07/21.
Kobe Augustine a/k/a Kobe Jaquan Augustine a/k/a Kobe J. Augustine v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01467-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 7/07/21.
Andreacchio v. Coleman  
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 2020-EC-00502-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-EC-00502-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Richard and Stacy Andreacchio invoked Mississippi Code Section 23-15-951 (Rev. 2018), not to challenge the determination that the Republican candidate, Kassie Coleman, received more legal votes than her Democrat opponent...

Rules for Court Reporters
Date: July 22, 2021
Citation: 89-R-99021-SCT
Order appointing Hon. David B. Strong, Melissa Magee, Huey Bang, and Jerry D. Sharp as members of the Board of Certified Court Reporters for two-year terms from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. All Justices Agree. Order entered 7/6/21.</ul><br><hr>
Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Motor Company v. Ola Mae Applewhite, as Personal Representative of the Estate of and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Dorothy Mae Applewhite, deceased, Ceola Wade, as Personal Representative of the Estate of and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Anthony J. Stewart, deceased, and Kenneth Cordell Carter, as Personal Representative of the Estate of and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Cecilia Cooper, Deceased
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2015-CA-01886-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing of Dennis Sweet is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant. Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ., not participating.
Michael Anthony McDade a/k/a Michael A. McDade v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00785-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Michael Anthony McDade is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 6/30/21.
J. Larry Buffington v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00880-SCT
The State of Mississippi's Corrected Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/25/21.
Gamma Healthcare Inc. and Employers Insurance Company of Wausau v. Estate of Sharon Burrell Grantham
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00913-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellee is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam and Ishee, JJ. To Deny: Maxwell, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 6/24/21.
John E. Winters v. Eric Feng
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01098-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for John E. Winters is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 6/30/21.
Mario Franklin, III a/k/a Mario Franklin v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01133-SCT
Mario Franklin's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J., and Ishee, J. Order entered 6/23/21.
Jamar Allen v. State of Mississippi
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01436-SCT
Jamar Allen's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely. Order entered 6/30/21.
Taylor v. Tolbert  
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-CA-00904-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-00904-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A Mississippi chancery court order set aside the probate of a will after the original was lost. On appeal, Michael Taylor, the sole beneficiary under the lost will, contended that the chancellor erred by applying the pre...

Cottage Grove Nursing Home, L.P. v. Bowen  
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-00749-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-IA-00749-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Carolyn Bowen sued Cottage Grove Nursing Home for wrongful death and medical negligence on behalf of her husband, Guy Bowen. Guy Bowen had been a resident of Cottage Grove since June 2016. In May 2017, Guy was diagnosed...

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: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01199-SCT
Before the en banc Court, the Motion of MEVI 78 and Dr. David Allen, Sponsor of Initiative 77, for Leave to Intervene is denied. The Motion for Rehearing filed by MEVI 78 and Dr. David Allen is dismissed as moot. The Motion to Strike the Motion for Rehearing filed by Mary Hawkins Butler and the City of Madison is dismissed as moot. Order entered.
Stevenson v. Mississippi  
Date: July 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-KA-00364-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-KA-00364-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Yancy Stevenson was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder. On appeal, Stevenson contended the circuit court should have declared a mistrial sua sponte after one of the State’s witnesses testified that Stevenson...

William Antonio Avery a/k/a William Avery a/k/a William A. Avery v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2013-M-01622
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed by William Avery, pro se, is granted insofar as the matter is remanded to the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County "so the trial judge can determine, in his discretion, whether to enhance [Avery's] sentence as a subsequent drug offender, or not." To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Ishee, J. Order entered 6/17/21.
Carmon Sue Brannan v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01203-SCT
Carmon Sue Brannon's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Ishee, J. Order entered 6/18/21.
Burford v. Mississippi  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00180-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CT-00180-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Cynthia Burford was convicted by jury of burglary of a welling. The circuit court sentenced her to serve fifteen years in the custod of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and to pay a fine, restitution and court c...

United Roofing & Construction of MS, Inc. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00570-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by United Roofing & Construction of MS, Inc., is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/15/21.
Marcus McGrew v. Valerie McGrew
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01487-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 6/21/21.
Hollis v. Mississippi  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01624-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01624-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mickeal Hollis was convicted by jury of possessing methamphetamine, for which he was sentenced to three years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, pay a fine, and complete drug and alcohol treatme...

Board of Supervisors of Hancock County, Mississippi v. Razz Halili Trust  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2020-CC-00397-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CC-00397-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A circuit court reversed the Board of Supervisors of Hancock County, Mississippi's decision to deny the application of Razz Halili Trust d/b/a Prestige Oysters (the Trust) to use a location within Hancock County zoned “C...

City of Grenada v. Mississippi Department of Employment Security  
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2020-CC-00446-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CC-00446-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Grenada appealed a Circuit Court’s judgment affirming the findings of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security Board of Review (Board of Review) that a terminated police officer was entitled to unemp...

Clay Jeffrey Moss v. Vicky Rogers Moss
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 2021-TS-00452
The Motion to Expedite Appeal filed by Vicky Rogers Moss is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J., Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 6/17/21.
In Re: Rules of Professional Conduct
Date: June 24, 2021
Citation: 89-R-99018-SCT
The Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct in Order to Define the Practice of Law in Mississippi and Exceptions Thereto and to Prohibit the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi is granted in part. Rule 5.5 of the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct is amended as set forth in Exhibit A. The amendment shall take effect on July 1, 2021. 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 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). All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/18/21.</ul><br><hr>
David Dickerson v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2015-DR-00954-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Petitioner is denied.
Charlie Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2015-M-01350
The Motion for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed pro se by Charlie Harris is granted. Charlie Harris's sentence to serve a term of life without parole in the Mississippi Department of Corrections entered in Madison County Circuit Court case number 2000-208 on February 23, 2001, is vacated, and this matter is remanded to the trial court for resentencing. Agree: All Justices. Order entered 6/14/21.
Justin Roberts v. City of Jackson, MS
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00405-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Justin Roberts is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 6/09/21.
James Henry Bynum a/k/a James Bynum v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00648-SCT
James Henry Bynum's Petition for 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 6/09/21.
Frank Figueroa a/k/a Frank Ernast Figueroa v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01334-SCT
Frank Figueroa's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely. Order entered 6/08/21.
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc. et al. v. Harris  
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-01378-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-01378-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Mississippi Baptist Medical Center (MBMC) sought, and the Mississippi Supreme Court granted interlocutory appeal challenging a circuit court's denial of its motion for summary judgment. Mississippi Baptist Health System...

Turner v. Mississippi  
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01724-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01724-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2019, Brian Turner was found not guilty of one count of aggravated assault upon a law-enforcement officer (Count I), but was convicted of one count of failing to stop a motor vehicle pursuant to the signal o...

McGowen v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi  
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2020-CA-00418-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-00418-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2019, Robert McGowen filed a complaint in circuit court alleging that he had been sexually abused by a priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in 1984 and 1985 when McGowen was twelve to thirteen years old. A...

Harreld v. Banks  
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2020-EC-00477-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-EC-00477-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jim Harreld and Karl Banks ran for the position of District 4 Supervisor in Madison County, Mississippi. Banks won the November 5, 2019 election by fifty-seven votes. The Madison County Election Commission certified Bank...

Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company v. Hardin  
Date: June 17, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-00332-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-IA-00332-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jean Hardin filed a claim with Farm Bureau, her homeowner’s insurance carrier, following an alleged sudden collapse in the floor of her home. After Farm Bureau denied the claim, Hardin sued Farm Bureau for specific perfo...

Ron G. Jones Sr. v. The Oxford Center Inc.
Date: June 10, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00343-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ron G. Jones, Sr. 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 6/03/21.
Valentine v. Mississippi  
Date: June 10, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01663-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01663-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Curtis Valentine appealed his conviction of aggravated driving under the influence (DUI), claiming the circuit court erred by denying his motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) and by denying his propos...

Mississippi Methodist Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid et al.  
Date: June 10, 2021
Citation: 2019-SA-01558-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-SA-01558-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Methodist Specialty Care Center (Specialty), a hospital-based nursing facility owned by Methodist Rehabilitation Center (Methodist), included an allocation of Methodist’s Medicaid Assessment in its nursing-facility cost...

Dwight Nelson a/k/a Peter v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 10, 2021
Citation: 2020-M-00370
Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed pro se by Dwight Nelson is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/07/21.
Timothy Robert Ronk a/k/a Timothy Ronk a/k/a Timothy R. Ronk v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 10, 2021
Citation: 2021-DR-00269-SCT
Timothy Ronk's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and for Appointment of Counsel for Representation for Successive Petition for Post-Conviction Relief is dismissed without prejudice to his right to seek a determination from the district court on whether it is appropriate for Carner and Camp to exhaust his claims in state court in the course of their federal habeas representation. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar
Date: June 10, 2021
Citation: 89-R-99010-SCT
On the Court's own motion, the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar are hereby amended as set forth in Exhibit A. The amendment shall take effect on July 1, 2021. The Clerk of this Court shall spread this Order upon the minutes of the Court and shall forward a true 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). All Justices Agree to Amend. Order entered 6/04/21.</ul><br><hr>
Alan Dale Walker v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2018-CA-01059-SCT
The Motion to File Motion for Attorney Fees Under Seal filed by counsel for Appellant is granted. The Motion for Approval of Attorney Fees filed by counsel for Appellant is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/28/21.
Summers v. Gros  
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01550-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01550-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was a custody dispute between the mother of an eleven-year-old boy and the boy’s paternal grandparents. “John” had been living in his grandparents’ home for about six years at the time of the judgme...

Borries v. Murphy  
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01840-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01840-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Malcolm Murphy requested his client, Kenneth Borries, sign three promissory notes for legal services rendered. After Borries failed to pay the notes, Murphy filed suit. Borries appealed a trial court’s grant of...

Bobby Montson v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00030-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/28/21.
Annie L. Jumper v. Olive Branch Family Medical Clinic, Edward Eldred, M.D., Charla Wilson, FNP, and Ulric Duncan, M.D.
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00035-SCT
Annie Jumper's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Chamberlin, J. Order entered 5/27/21.
Kaderius Hamer a/k/a Kedarius Hamer v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01051-SCT
Kaderius Hamer'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 5/25/21.
Richard C. Watkins v. John Oakes
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01482-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Richard C. Watkins is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/26/21.
In Re: Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Date: June 3, 2021
Citation: 89-R-99011-SCT
En Banc order reappointing Elizabeth Lee Maron, Robert Michael Tyner, Jr., and Sam H. Buchanan to three-year terms (August 1, 2021, through July 31, 2024) as members of this Commission. Order entered: 5/26/21.</ul><br><hr>
Sedrick Buchanan and Armand Jones a/k/a Armond Jones a/k/a A.J. Jones v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2017-CT-01082-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Armand Jones is denied.
Leighann Gonzalez v. Coastal Industrial Contractors, Inc.
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01435-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
James Richards v. Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00643-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Richards is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J., Beam and Griffis, JJ. Order entered.
Henderson v. Mississippi  
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01414-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01414-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Duane Henderson contacted April Newman through Facebook Messenger; she believed Henderson was offering to sell her methamphetamine. Newman contacted police suggesting she could set up a controlled drug delivery...

In Re: Reinstatement of Attorney Roe
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2020-BR-00430-SCT
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: May 27, 2021
Citation: 2021-AD-00001-SCT
Richard A. Griffin is appointed as the Marshal of the Supreme Court of Mississippi effective June 1, 2021, at a gross annual salary fixed by the Justices of the Court within the Court's appropriation that Richard A. Griffin shall take an oath of office prior to entering the duties of the office of Marshal and that, as Marshal and as provided in Miss. Code Ann., Section 9-3-29 Richard A. Griffin shall attend the sessions of the Court, shall perform all the duties of a sheriff attending court, shall obey all lawful orders of the Court, and shall serve during the pleasure of the Court. Order entered 5/20/21.</ul><br><hr>
Leslie Galloway, III a/k/a Leslie Galloway a/k/a Leslie "Bo" Galloway, III v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2013-DR-01796-SCT
On the Court's own motion the stay in this matter is lifted. The State of Mississippi shall have thirty days from the entry of this order within which to file its response to Galloway's capital post-conviction motion. Order entered 5/13/21.
Ambrose v. Mississippi  
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2018-DR-01525-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-DR-01525-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Abdur Rahim Ambrose Sr. was convicted by jury of the capital murder of Robert Trosclair. The jury also found that Ambrose’s sentence should be death, and the circuit court imposed the death sentence. The Mississippi Supr...

Oliver Brown a/k/a Oliver Brown, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00182-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Oliver Brown is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J., Coleman and Ishee, JJ. Order entered 5/13/21.
Crotwell v. T & W Homes Etc, LLC  
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2020-CA-00331-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-00331-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute centered on an acre of land in Scott County, Mississippi, arising from a counterclaim of T & W Homes Etc, LLC (T & W), which claimed T & W acquired the property by adverse possession. At the trial level, Jam...

Body v. Mississippi  
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 2020-KA-00190-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-KA-00190-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyrone Body appealed his conviction of burglary of a dwelling, arguing: (1) the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction; (2) his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination was violated; (3) his indictme...

In Re: Advisory Committee on Rules
Date: May 20, 2021
Citation: 89-R-99016-SCT
En banc order appointing Circuit Judge Anthony A. Mozingo, effective upon the entry of the order and continuing through the balance of the term which ends on 12/31/22, as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules, succeeding Judge John H. Emfinger, resigned. Order entered 5/17/21.</ul><br><hr>
In Re Initiative Measure No. 65  
Date: May 14, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01199-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-IA-01199-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: On November 3, 2020, a strong majority of the voters of Mississippi approved Initiative 65, which established a legal medical-marijuana program. The Petitioners challenged the Secretary of State’s approval of the initiat...

Gabriel Curtis a/k/a Gabriel Benjamin Curtis v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 13, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00258-SCT
Gabriel Curtis's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 5/07/21.
Antonio Daniel Wallace a/k/a Antonio Wallace a/k/a Antonio D. Wallace v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 13, 2021
Citation: 2019-M-01279
Antonio Wallace's Objection to En Banc Order is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J., Order entered 5/10/21.
Joshua Eric Hawk Clark a/k/a Joshua Clark v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2017-CT-00411-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J., would grant.
Taylor v. Mississippi  
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00534-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-CT-00534-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Mississippi Supreme Court granted certiorari to review the Court of Appeals’ decision to affirm Kelvin Taylor's two convictions for murder and his conviction for felonious possession of a firearm. Taylor argued the c...

In the Matter of the Enlarging, Extending and Defining the Corporate Limits and Boundaries of the City of Canton, Mississippi  
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2019-AN-00733-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-AN-00733-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from two cases filed in the Chancery Court of Madison County, Mississippi, consolidated by the chancery court on its own order. Petitioners from the community of Gluckstadt sought incorporation of appro...

Briggs v. Hughes  
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-00838-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00838-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Will Hughes and Chad Penn were commercial farmers who leased farmland in Madison County, Mississippi. They began using propane cannons in the summer months to deter deer from eating their crops. Because of the intentiona...

South Panola School District v. Cammie Rone
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00579-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for South Panola School District 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 5/03/21.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Mississippi Transportation Commission  
Date: May 6, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-01483-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2019-IA-01483-SCT, 2009-CA-00053-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involved a dispute between Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Liberty Mutual), Hill Brothers Construction Company (Hill Brothers) and the Mississippi Transportation Commission (the Commission) regarding a fuel-a...

Boyd v. Smith  
Date: April 29, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01011-SCT
Docket Numbers: 2019-CA-01011-SCT, 2019-CA-01012-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Two cases were consolidated for review. In the first, Amanda Boyd and George Ben Ratcliff Jr. (George Ben Jr.) filed a complaint challenging an inter vivos gift of real property to Patricia Smith, which ended in the tria...

Shaquil Oneal Sands a/k/a Shaquil Sands v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 29, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00869-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Shaquil Oneal Sands is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Wendell Duncan a/k/a Wendell Avery Duncan v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 29, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01457-SCT
The Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Wendell Duncan is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: King, P.J. Order entered 4/22/21.
Hesler v. Alcorn County Correctional Facility  
Date: April 29, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01582-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CT-01582-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Larry Chapin Hesler II, an inmate in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), filed a petition for certiorari review of the Mississippi Court of Appeals’ decision to remand his action to the circu...

Stacey Davis v. James Leslie Henderson
Date: April 22, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01184-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by James Leslie Henderson 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 4/16/21.
Tracy Ellis v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 22, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00750-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Tracy Ellis is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/15/21.
DeAngelo Morment a/k/a DeAngelo Montrel Morment a/k/a DeAngelo M. Morment v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01371-SCT
The Petition for Certiorari and the Amendment to Petition for Certiorari filed by counsel for DeAngelo Morment 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 4/08/21.
Bobby Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-00283-SCT
The Motion to Lift Stay filed by the State of Mississippi is granted. The stay in this appeal, No. 2019-CA-00283-SCT, is now lifted. The State shall supplement the appellate record with a transcript of the ordered hearing and a certified copy of the trial court's January 26, 2021 opinion. Within 30 days of the transcript and certified copy of the opinion being filed with this Court, the parties may simultaneously file supplemental briefs addressing the trial court's finding in that opinion. By separate en banc order in No. 2021-TS-00220-SCT, the Court has granted the State's Motion to Dismiss and dismissed Batiste's separate appeal of the trial court's January 26, 2021 opinion, docketed on case number 2021-TS-00220-SCT. Consequently, Batiste's Motion to Consolidate appeals is dismissed as moot. Order entered 4/08/21.
Kerr v. Kerr  
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-00609-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-00609-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The chancery court granted divorce to William Jack ("BJ") Kerr on the ground of habitual cruel and inhuman treatment and its award of joint custody of the minor child, WHK. India Kerr argued the chancellor erred by grant...

Michael Shane Buford a/k/a Michael S. Buford a/k/a Michael Buford v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00024-SCT
Michael Shane Buford'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 4/08/21.
Kendrick A. Waters a/k/a Kendrick Waters a/k/a Kendrick Antwan Waters a/k/a Crip v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00423-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Kendrick Waters is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/08/21.
Hubert Anderson a/k/a Hubert Patrick Anderson v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00515-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Hubert Anderson 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.
Denzel Smith v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00758-SCT
Denzel Smith's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
GEICO Casualty Company, et al. v. Stapleton  
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-00478-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00478-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Bennie Stapleton sued GEICO for abusing the judicial process after GEICO obtained a default judgment against him that was later set aside. An interlocutory appeal arose from the circuit court's denial of GEICO’s motion t...

Randell v. Mississippi  
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01365-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01365-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Tony Randell Barnett, Jr., was convicted of armed bank robbery. The sole issue on appeal was whether the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to support Barnett’s conviction. After review of the trial court record,...

Sandoval v. Mississippi  
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01830-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01830-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Sergio Sandoval was convicted on two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes and one count of sexual battery and was sentenced to fifteen years for each count of touching and thirty years for sexual battery, all...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $137,987.08 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, North MS Rural Legal Services, and MS Center for Legal Services. Order entered 4/12/21.</ul><br><hr>
Bobby Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste a/k/a Bobby L. Batiste, Jr a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste, Jr a/k/a Bobby Lionel Batiste v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 15, 2021
Citation: 2021-TS-00220-SCT
The State's Motion to Dismiss is granted for lack of jurisdiction. Batiste's separate appeal of the trial court's January 26, 2021 opinion, docketed as No. 2021-TS-00220-SCT, is dismissed, and costs are assessed to Oktibbeha County. Consequently, Batiste's Motion to Consolidate appeals is dismissed as moot. Order entered 4/08/21.
Dickerson v. Mississippi  
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2015-DR-00954-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-DR-00954-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: David Dickerson was convicted by jury of killing his ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter by shooting and then burning her. In 2015, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed Dickerson’s capital-murder conviction and se...

Buchanan v. Mississippi  
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2017-CT-01082-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-01082-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, D’Alandis Love, Perez Love, Kelsey Jennings, and Ken-Norris Stigler were driving in a red Pontiac headed to the Moroccan Lounge when a gold Tahoe approached as they were driving and opened fire. D’Alandis Love w...

William T. White v. Patsy B. White
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00353-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by William T. White is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/01/21.
Abigail K. Murphy v. William Carey University, Dean James Turner, and Dr. Richard Margaitis
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00910-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by William Carey University, et al., is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., and Griffis, J. Order entered 4/01/21.
James L. Hughes v. Sandra Humphreys Shipp, David Shipp, Individually, David Shipp d/b/a Rose Lake LLC, and Rose Lake LLC
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01654-SCT
James L. Hughes's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/05/21.
Harris v. Mississippi  
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2018-KA-01621-SCT
Docket Number: 2018-KA-01621-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy Harris was convicted of attempted burglary of a dwelling with the intent to commit larceny and was sentenced to a term of ten years, with five years suspended. Harris argued on appeal that the trial court erred by...

Kemily Rankin v. Kelvin Rankin
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00238-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Kelvin Rankin is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered 4/01/21.
Walter J. Sullivan v. Mississippi Department of Employment Security and Monroe County Board of Supervisors
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01369-SCT
Walter J. Sullivan's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/31/21.
Patrick L. King a/k/a Patrick Lashun King a/k/a Pat L. King a/k/a Patrick King v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 8, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01396-SCT
Patrick King's Motion for a Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely. Order entered 3/30/21.
Murphy Burnett v. Hinds County, Mississippi, by and through Its Board of Supervisors; Hinds County Sheriff's Department; Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, Officially and in his Individual Capacity; The State of Mississippi, ex rel., The Office of the District Attorney for the Seventh Circuit Court District; The City of Jackson, Mississippi; Sergeant Patricia Wilder, in her Official and Individual Capacity; and Sergeant Cedric Myles, in his Official and Individual Capacity
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2018-CA-00547-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Ishee, J., would grant.
Terry Lee Ing v. Song Adams
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00936-SCT
Terry Lee Ing's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/25/21.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. v. Fitch  
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-00033-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00033-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Two cases consolidated for the Mississippi Supreme Court's review presented common questions of the validity of a cause of action brought by the Mississippi Attorney General under the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act,...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-AD-00001-SCT
The Office of the State Public Defender's Motion to Withdraw Support for Invoking Mississippi Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.5 is granted. The Joint Petition of the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General and the Office of the State Public Defender to Invoke Mississippi Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.5 in Trial-Court Proceedings Statewide is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/23/21.</ul><br><hr>
The Mississippi Bar v. Mary Lee Holmes
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-BD-01183-SCT
M. Reid Stanford v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-BR-00270-SCT
Carr v. Mississippi Lottery Corporation  
Date: April 1, 2021
Citation: 2020-CA-00285-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-00285-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In the year leading up to the Mississippi Legislature’s statutory creation of a lottery, Jonathan Carr registered more than fifty domain names with some iteration of the name Mississippi Lottery. The newly created Missis...

Randy Anderson v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2018-M-00154
The Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed by Randy Anderson is denied. To Deny and Issue Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee 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 3/19/21.
Gonzalez v. Coastal Industrial Contractors, Inc.  
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01435-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01435-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Clayton Harmer, an employee of Coastal Industrial Contractors, failed to yield to a stop sign. The ensuing collision injured Leighann Gonzalez, who filed suit against Coastal Industrial Contractors and Harmer. Coastal ad...

Cedric Carter v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00133-SCT
Cedric Carter's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 3/16/21.
Allen Nicolaou v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00197-SCT
Allen Nicolaou's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 3/19/21.
Navient Corporation v. Mississippi ex rel. Fitch, Attorney General  
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-01391-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-01391-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, the State of Mississippi filed a complaint against Navient Corporation and Navient Solutions, LLC (together, “Navient”), alleging that Navient’s origination of high-cost, subprime loans and predatory practices w...

Curry v. The Victim Compensation Division  
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2020-CP-00920-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CP-00920-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, Curtis Curry sent an application for compensation to the Victim Compensation Division of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. Curry’s claim arose from an aggravated assault that occurred on December 29, 20...

Westland Shopping Center, LP and Magic Nails, LLC v. Michelle Gray
Date: March 25, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01293-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission filed by Westland Shopping Center, LP, is granted. The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Magic Nails, LLC, is granted. To Grant the Petitions: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny the Petitions: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Beam, J. Order entered 3/16/21.
Williams v. City of Batesville  
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01300-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01300-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Sherry Williams sued the City of Batesville, Mississippi for negligence in maintaining its sewer system after her home and property were flooded by raw sewage. The circuit court granted the City’s summary-judgment motion...

Marcus Herbert Harris a/k/a Marcus Harris a/k/a Marcus H. Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00804-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 3/12/21.
Willie Ray Lay a/k/a Willie Lay v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00927-SCT
The Motion for Extension of Time to File Writ of Certiorari filed by Willie Ray Lay is granted. The Motion for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Willie Ray Lay is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/15/21.
In the Matter of the Presumption of Death of Janitor and Mental Patient Audray Johnson: Ashley Bionte Johnson
Date: March 18, 2021
Citation: 2020-CP-00240-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Hyundai Motor America, et al. v. Applewhite, et al.  
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2015-CA-01886-SCT
Docket Number: 2015-CA-01886-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a two-car accident in Mississippi in which a Hyundai Excel was traveling southbound at a closing speed of 68 to 78 mph and, for reasons unknown, crossed the center line into the oncoming lane of traf...

Jeffrey Havard a/k/a Jeffrey Keith Havard v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2018-CA-01709-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Mississippi Sand Solutions, LLC v. Bessie B. Otis, Sherry Fisher, Connie Fisher Walker, Dennis Roy Holmes, Robbie Jean Holmes Ware, Maggie Fisher, Gregory Cooper, Janice Fisher Turner, Larry D. Fisher, Johnny L. Wright, Bridgett G. Winters, James Fisher, Jr., Ray W. Fisher, Sr., Michael C. Fisher, Sr., Jimmy L. Wright, Cornelius Fisher, Sr., Derrick Fisher, Dianne Fisher Williams, Sharon Fisher Hill, Shelia Fisher Keys and Ledoria Fisher Baldwin, C.J. Fisher, Jr., Horace Darryl Fisher, Frank Fisher, Joyce Fisher, Shirley Fisher Gray and Minnette Fisher Chambers
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01103-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
Carl Boyanton, Individually and on behalf of Farmer Fresh Produce, Inc. v. Brothers Produce, Inc. and Brent Erenwert
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00269-SCT
Appellees' 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 3/02/21.
Lisa Sandlin a/k/a Lisa A. Sandlin a/k/a Lisa Babler a/k/a Lisa Husky v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00282-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Lisa Sandlin is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Ishee, J. Order entered.
Adam Brent Wallace v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01735-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Adam Brent Wallace is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Dr. Benjamin Rush v. Rush Health Systems, Inc., Physician Services, LLC, Medical Foundation, Inc. and Rush Medical Foundation d/b/a Rush Foundation Hospital
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01116-SCT
Dr. Benjamin Rush's Motion for Clarification is denied without prejudice to his right to seek relief in the trial court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/03/21.
In the Matter of The Stewardship of the Public Trust Tidelands  
Date: March 11, 2021
Citation: 2020-SA-00174-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-SA-00174-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Biloxi (City), the Secretary of State on behalf of the State of Mississippi (State), and the Board of Trustees of the State Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) settled an ownership dispute over coastal proper...

Bobby K. Barnett a/k/a Bobby Keith Barnett v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2015-M-01153
The Appeal from Judgment, which is treated as a motion for post-conviction relief is denied. Bobby Keith Barnett 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 Barnett 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. King, P.J., Objects to the order with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Corrected Order entered 3/02/21.
William Matthew Wilson a/k/a Willie v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01328-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Coulter v. Dunn  
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01805-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01805-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: D.G.E.C. was born on June 1, 2016. Her biological parents were Rachel Coulter and Cody Jones. Coulter and Jones never married. On the evening of August 6, 2016, Jones took the nine-week-old baby to a room in their two-be...

Baker v. Raymond James & Associates Inc.  
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00073-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CT-00073-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, Plaintiffs filed suit against the Defendants. Between 2002 and 2005, Plaintiffs (all retirees from BellSouth) rolled most of their retirement assets over to Steven Savell, their financial advisor at Morgan Keega...

Henry W. Kinney v. Harrison County Board of Supervisors
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00909-SCT
The Motion to Dismiss Application for Writ of Certiorari filed by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors is hereby granted. The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Henry W. Kinney is hereby dismissed as moot. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/25/21.
Parish Transport LLC and Eric Parish v. Jordan Carriers Inc.
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01109-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Parish Transport, LLC and Eric Parish is granted. To Grant: All Justices. Order entered on 2/26/21.
Brian Williams a/k/a Bryan Williams a/k/a Brian Andrew Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01652-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Brian Williams is denied. To Deny All Justices. Order entered 2/25/21.
Darrell McQuirter v. David L. Archie
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-EC-01673-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied. Randolph, C.J., Maxwell and Griffis, JJ., would grant. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., not participating.
The Mississippi Bar v. Kathleen L. Caldwell
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2020-BD-00483-SCT
Sean P. Mount v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2020-BR-00783-SCT
Bobby E. Wilson, Jr. a/k/a Bobby Earl Wilson a/k/a Bobby E. Wilson Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 4, 2021
Citation: 2020-M-00699
Bobby Wilson's Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court is hereby denied. Bobby Wilson is hereby restricted from filing further applications for post-conviction 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 application for post-conviction collateral relief (or pleadings in that nature) from Wilson that are related to this conviction and sentence unless Wilson pays the applicable docket fee. To Deny with Sanctions: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny without Sanctions: 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 2/26/21.
Edward Stuart and Judy Stuart v. St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital and Stephen Crawford
Date: February 25, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00212-SCT
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is hereby denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 2/22/21.
Jermeka Blakely a/k/a Jermeka Wilshan Blakley a/k/a Jermeka W. Blakley v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 18, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01515-SCT
Jermeka Blakely'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 2/09/21.
Pierce Realty Inc. and Darian Pierce v. Dennis Pierce, Dennis Pierce Inc., Piercon Inc., and Westover Crossing LLC
Date: February 18, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01677-SCT
Pierce Realty, Inc. and Darian Pierce's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 2/12/21.
Tasha Mercedez Shelby a/k/a Tasha Shelby v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 18, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00034-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Tasha Mercedez Shelby is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 2/10/21.
Rodolfo McCandless Falcon, IV a/k/a Rodolfo M. Falcon a/k/a Rudy Falcon v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 18, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00248-SCT
Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is hereby denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/11/21.
Shannon Hinton a/k/a Shannon Rochele Hinton v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 18, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01052-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Shannon Hinton is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 2/12/21.
Webster v. Fannings  
Date: February 18, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-00390-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-IA-00390-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: James Fannings had his former attorney served with a handwritten summons that deviated from requirements set out in the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. At issue was whether the summons substantially complied with R...

Tommy Anderson v. Carrie Anderson
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00532-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellee Carrie Anderson is hereby denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 2/04/21.
Roosevelt Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01266-SCT
Roosevelt Harris's pro se Writ of Certiorari is hereby denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/08/21.
Stacie Murray v. James Gray d/b/a Gray Trucking and Kevin Parker
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01550-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari of James Gray d/b/a Gray Trucking and Kevin Parker is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 2/04/21.
Robert Smoots a/k/a Robert L. Smoots v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01611-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by the State of Mississippi 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 2/04/21.
Albert L. McDonald a/k/a Albert Lee McDonald a/k/a Albert McDonald v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00444-SCT
Albert McDonald's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is hereby dismissed as untimely. Order entered 2/05/21.
David Lee Lacey Jr. a/k/a David Lacey Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00529-SCT
Petitioner's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is hereby denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/04/21.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics v. Henry Hunter and Rita Hunter
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01246-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is hereby denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 2/05/21.
Battise v. Aucoin  
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-01775-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-01775-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Linda Battise was the mother of Joseph Aucoin, deceased. Joseph and Sheila Aucoin were married and had two daughters. After Joseph’s death, Sheila began restricting Linda’s visitation with the children because Linda was...

Claiborne County Hospital v. Julius Truitt
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01017-SCT
Petitioner's Petition for Interlocutory Appeal is hereby 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. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 2/05/21.
Glen Payton a/k/a Glenn Payton, Jr. a/k/a Glen Payton, Jr. a/k/a Glenn Payton v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 11, 2021
Citation: 2020-M-01287
Glen Payton's Petition for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief from Judgment is denied. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny without Sanctions Warning: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 2/05/21.
Sam Bradford v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2011-M-00193
Sam Bradford's Application for Leave to File Motion for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief is dismissed. Sam Bradford 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 Bradford 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. King, P.J., Objects to the Order with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 2/02/21.
Tyrone Burrell v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2016-M-00576
Tyrone Burrell's Application for Leave to File Post-Conviction Collateral Relief in the Trial Court is denied. Tyrone Burrell 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 Burrell 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. King, P.J., Objects to the Order in Part with Separate Written Statement Joined by Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 2/02/21.
Clark v. Mississippi  
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2017-CT-00411-SCT
Docket Number: 2017-CT-00411-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Following the death of his four-month-old daughter and his subsequent indictment for murder, Joshua Clark was convicted of depraved-heart murder. The prosecution relied heavily on the testimony of Dr. Karen Lakin, a pedi...

Thoden d/b/a ETC FBO Pierre H. Thoden IRA 47473 v. Hallford  
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CA-01159-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CA-01159-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A tax sale was found void due to the Jackson County, Mississippi Chancery Clerk's failure to comply with the notice requirements of Mississippi Code Section 27-43-3 (Rev. 2017). After Deborah Hallford came home to find t...

Barry Mabus v. Mueller Industries and Zurich American Insurance Company
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00983-SCT
The Amended Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Mueller Industries and Zurich American Insurance 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.
Larry Chapin Hesler II v. Alcorn County Correctional Facility
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-01582-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Larry Chapin Hesler, II is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell and Beam, JJ. Order entered.
Wilbourn v. Wilbourn  
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-00954-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-IA-00954-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This interlocutory appeal stemmed from a trial judge granting partial summary judgment, dismissing a claim of malicious prosecution. Richard and Victoria Wilbourn were in a longstanding domestic matter. Victoria accused...

Thames v. Mississippi  
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-00814-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-00814-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Darron Thames was indicted by grand jury for conspiracy to commit murder and accessory after the fact to murder. Thames was acquitted by a jury of the conspiracy charge, but he was found guilty of accessory after the fac...

Antonio Daniel Wallace a/k/a Antonio Wallace a/k/a Antonio D. Wallace v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2019-M-01279
Antonio Daniel Wallace's "Motion Seeking Leave to Proceed to File Post-Conviction Collateral Relief" is denied. His "Motion to Amend Previously Filed Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court for Post[-]Conviction Relief" and his "Motion for Leave to Submit Additional Facts, Arguments and Evidence Regarding Ineffective Assistance of Counsel" are granted. His "Motion to Suspend [Judgment] on Petitioner's Pending Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court for Post[-]Conviction Relief" is dismissed as moot. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee 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 2/02/21.
Ridgewood Place Group, LLC v. Barker Investments, LLC
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2020-CA-01029
The Motion to Dismiss Appeal for Lack of Standing filed by Appellee Barker Investments, LLC is denied. Upon the entry of the En Banc Order, the Clerk of the Court shall correct the style of the case to provide, as follows: Ridgewood Place Group, LLC v. Barker Investments, LLC. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/27/21.
State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Company v. MS Moe's OG BBQ Management Co., LLC
Date: February 4, 2021
Citation: 2020-M-01283-SCT
This matter is before the Court, sitting en banc, on State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Company's petition for interlocutory appeal and motion to stay trial court proceedings, and the Court, having considered the same, finds and adjudicates that said petition and motion should be, and the same hereby 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 1/28/21.
Larrell Donta Abram a/k/a Larrell Abram v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 28, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00230-SCT
Larrell Abram's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/22/21.
Marlene Nolan v. Grand Casinos of Biloxi LLC
Date: January 28, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00307-SCT
Marlene Nolan's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 1/21/21.
Luis Felipe Torres Mendez v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 28, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00430-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Luis Felipe Torres Mendez is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Johnny Strickland v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 28, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00828-SCT
Johnny Strickland's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/19/21.
Dr. Benjamin Rush v. Rush Health Systems, Inc., Physician Services, LLC, Medical Foundation, Inc. and Rush Medical Foundation d/b/a Rush Foundation Hospital
Date: January 28, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01116-SCT
The Petition for Interlocutory Appeal filed by Dr. Benjamin Rush 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. This matter is remanded to the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County for further proceedings consistent with this Order. Agrees: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. Disagrees: Griffis, J. Order entered 1/20/21.
Johnny Turner v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 28, 2021
Citation: 2020-M-00961
The Motion for Leave filed pro se by Johnny Turner is denied. To Deny with Sanctions Warning: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee 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.
Kelvin Taylor a/k/a Kevin Taylor a/k/a KT v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00534-SCT
The pro se Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to Mississippi Supreme Court filed by Kelvin Taylor is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 1/14/21.
Ronald Moore v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00851-SCT
Ronald Moore's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 1/13/21.
Antonio Laron Bridges v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01006-SCT
The Clerk of the Court shall recall the mandate that was issued on September 22, 2020. Antonio Laron Bridges's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/14/21.
Geneva C. Ivory v. Keith M. Aubert
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01008-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Keith M. Aubert 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.
Charles Nance v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-01652-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Charles Nance is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Cynthia Burford a/k/a Cynthia Laurine Burford v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00180-SCT
Cynthia Buford's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 1/13/21.
Pete Walker v. Cellular South Inc. d/b/a C Spire
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00276-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Pete Walker is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 1/14/21.
Terry v. Mississippi  
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00623-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-CT-00623-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Cephus Terry was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine, possession of Tramadol, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was convicted on all five counts, a...

Hampton v. Mississippi  
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2019-KA-01304-SCT
Docket Number: 2019-KA-01304-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kadedria Hampton appealed her convictions for two counts of felony child abuse for burning and starving a minor child. She claimed on appeal that there constitutional right to be present at every stage of her jury trial...

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: January 21, 2021
Citation: 2020-IA-01199-SCT
The Motion for Reconsideration filed by the Mississippi Municipal League, Inc., is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 1/14/21.
In Re: State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee
Date: January 21, 2021
Citation: 89-R-99039-SCT
En banc order appointing Justice Robert P. Chamberlin for an indefinite term as Chair of the State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee upon prior designation of the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts and appointing the following as members with terms ending December 31, 2022: Judge Michael M. Taylor, Judge Winston L. Kidd, Judge Robert Helfrich, Judge Charles E. Webster, Judge Robert P. Krebs, Melody Madaris, Representative Angela Cockerham, Stacey E. Pickering, Judge Sharon W. Sigalas, and Gary Young. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/19/21.</ul><br><hr>
Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. 100 Renaissance, LLC
Date: January 14, 2021
Citation: 2019-IA-00586-SCT
The Motion for Rehearing filed by Appellant is denied.
In the Matter of the Estate of Costas E. Pavlou  
Date: January 14, 2021
Citation: 2020-CA-00010-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CA-00010-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Kenneth Rogers appealed a chancery court order granting authority to the executor of the Estate of Costas E. Pavlou (the estate) to disburse funds to the estate’s attorneys. The chancellor found that Rogers lacked standi...

In the Matter of the Presumption of Death of Audray Johnson  
Date: January 14, 2021
Citation: 2020-CP-00240-SCT
Docket Number: 2020-CP-00240-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Ashley Bionte Johnson filed a petition for presumption of death and requested that the chancellor presume her father, Audray Johnson, dead. She claimed that her father, Audray, had been gone from his physical body for mo...

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: January 14, 2021
Citation: 2021-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $179,281.45 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, North MS Rural Legal Services, and MS Center for Legal Services. Order entered 1/7/21.</ul><br><hr>
State of Mississippi v. Verina Childs a/k/a Verina M. Childs a/k/a Verina Marie Childs
Date: January 7, 2021
Citation: 2018-CT-00263-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Verina Childs is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: King, P.J. Not Participating: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 01/05/21.
Andre K. Kennedy a/k/a Andre Kennedy v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 7, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00028-SCT
The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Andre Kennedy is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Roosevelt Reshard Williams a/k/a Roosevelt Rishard Williams a/k/a Rooselvelt R. Williams a/k/a Roosevelt Williams v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 7, 2021
Citation: 2019-CT-00842-SCT
Roosevelt Williams's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is dismissed as untimely. Order entered 12/22/20.
University of Mississippi Medical Center v. Genevieve Jensen
Date: January 7, 2021
Citation: 2020-M-00872
UMMC's Combined Petition and Brief for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission and for a Stay of Proceedings Pending Appeal is granted. Further trial court proceedings in Jensen v. University of Mississippi Medical Center, No. 19-830, 25CO1:19-cv-00830-LCS (Cnty. Ct. of the First Jud. Dist. of Hinds Cnty., Miss.), are stayed until the issuance of the Supreme Court mandate in this appeal. To Grant: King, P.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., and Coleman, J. Order entered.
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