Supreme Court of Mississippi Decisions 2024

Samantha Simmons a/k/a Samantha Rachelle Simmons v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 20, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-01260-SCT
Samantha Simmons's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/12/24.
UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi, Inc. v. Amerigroup Mississippi, Inc., Magnolia Health Plan, Inc., Molina Healthcare of Mississippi, Inc., Mississippi True d/b/a Truecare and Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Date: June 20, 2024
Citation: 2022-SA-01216-SCT
King, P.J. Disposition: Affirmed. Appellant taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ., Concur.
Cassell v. Cassell  
Date: June 20, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00213-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Katherine Cassell (Kathy) and William Cassell (Bill), who were married in 1991 and separated in 2021. Prior to their marriage, Bill and his siblings inherited land in Mississippi from their mother and…

Harris v. State of Mississippi  
Date: June 20, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00038-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around Katherine Harris, who was convicted for aggravated DUI. While driving with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) twice the legal limit, Harris crashed into a deputy sheriff and his patrol vehicle,…

Grace L. Bonner v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: June 20, 2024
Citation: 2024-BD-00142-SCT
Grace Linnell Bonner is granted leave under Mississippi Rule of Discipline 11(b) to resign in good standing from the practice of law in Mississippi. Grace Linnell Bonner's resignation is effective upon entry of this order. Upon resignation, Grace Linnell Bonner shall not practice law in the state of Mississippi and shall not be entitled to any privileges and benefits accorded to active members of the Bar in good standing. Coleman, J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/11/24.</ul><br><hr>
King Young Brown, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 20, 2024
Citation: 2024-M-00013
Application for Leave to file Motion for Post-Conviction DNA Testing filed by King Young Brown, Jr., is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: King, P.J. Order entered 6/17/24.
Smith v. State  
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01003-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around Christopher Smith, who was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Nakisa Benson. Smith was initially deemed incompetent to stand trial but was later found competent. During the jury…

Matthew Wade Gilmer v. Michele Biegel, Bettie Ruth Johnson, Law Office of Bettie Ruth Johnson, PLLC, Drew McLemore Martin, Charles McRae and McRae Law Firm, PLLC
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2022-CP-00528-SCT
Upon consideration of the Joint Motion for Fees and Costs, Michele D. Biegel, Bettie Ruth Johnson, and the Law Office of Bettie Ruth Johnson, PLLC, are collectively awarded $5,000 in damages and costs. Matthew Wade Gilmer shall pay $5,000 to Michele D. Biegel, Bettie Ruth Johnson, and the Law Office of Bettie Ruth Johnson, PLLC, within 30 days of the entry of this order. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/5/24.
Tyrone Havercome v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00391-SCT
Tyrone Havercome's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree to Deny. Order entered 6/7/24.
Sarrah Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00446-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Sarrah Brown is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/5/24.
Larry Moore and Nina Moore v. Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company and Rosie Kellum
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00555-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellants Larry Moore and Nina Moore 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 6/10/24.
Gregory Meridian Acquisition, LLC d/b/a BMW of Meridian and Babs Hairston v. Frances McFarland
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00580-SCT
Appellant BMW'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 6/4/24.
Jones v. Department of Child Protection Services  
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2022-SA-01234-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Felissa Jones, the mother of an elementary school student, reported to the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) that her son had suffered abuse and neglect by staff at his school. MDCPS responded…

Turner v. State  
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00074-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Arious Turner, the biological mother of a four-year-old girl (AT), was convicted of kidnapping her daughter. In June 2019, the Bolivar County chancery court had awarded Turner’s former step-mother, Sharetha Kimber,…

Morris v. State  
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00546-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Lawrence Morris was accused of raping his younger sister's best friend, Taylor, and was subsequently indicted, tried twice, and found guilty on one count of statutory rape. The incident allegedly occurred during a visit…

Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, LLC and Octavio Espinoza Villanueva v. Breakfast Cove, LLC d/b/a Perico's Mexican Grill
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2024-CA-00271
Upon consideration of (1) Appellants&rsquo Motion Pursuant to M.R.A.P. 27 for Leave to File Motion to Vacate and for Stay of this Appeal Pending Resolution by the Lower Court (2) Appellee&rsquos response (3) Appellants&rsquo reply, which was filed without leave, see M.R.A.P. 27(a) (4) Appellants&rsquo Supplemental Motion Pursuant to M.R.A.P. 27 for Leave to File Motion to Vacate and for Stay of this Appeal Pending Resolution by the Lower Court and (5) Appellee&rsquos response to the supplemental motion, Appellants are granted leave to proceed in the trial court with their M.R.C.P. 60 motion, including any supplementation or amendments that the trial court allows however, their stay request is denied. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Coleman, J., disagrees and would deny. Order entered 6/10/24.
Robert C. Wiggins v. Southern Securities Group, LLC and Brandi Hoover
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 2024-TS-00251
Request for Interlocutory Appeal with Permission filed by Robert C. Wiggins is hereby accepted for filing as a notice of appeal. To Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Disagree: Coleman, J. Order entered 6/6/24.
Rules for Court Reporters
Date: June 13, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99021-SCT
Order appointing Hon. Leslie D. King, Candace O'Barr Jones, Kati Vogt, and Latanya Allen as members of the Board of Certified Court Reporters for two-year terms from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2026. Order entered 6/4/24.</ul><br><hr>
Gilbert S. Macvaugh III v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01317-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Gilbert S. Macvaugh, III, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/30/24.
Tubwell v. FV-1, Inc.  
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01345-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Joe Tubwell had been living in a house in DeSoto County, Mississippi, since 2005. In 2016, the mortgage loan on the house went into default, and foreclosure proceedings were initiated. Tubwell filed a complaint against…

Christin Kilcrease v. City of Tupelo, Mississippi
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00194-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Christin Kilcrease is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/29/24.
Christopher Walker v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00482-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Christopher Walker is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/29/24.
Michael Hutson v. Jacob Hutson and Theresa Hutson
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00569-SCT
Michael Hutson'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 5/29/24.
Gustavo P. Galvan v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00655-SCT
Gustavo P. Galvan's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/31/24.
Shundray Johnson v. State of Mississippi
Date: June 6, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-01186-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Shundray Johnson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/29/24.
Brandon DeJohnette a/k/a Brandon Laterrance DeJohnette v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00249-SCT
Brandon DeJohnette&rsquos 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 5/21/24.
Brent v. Mississippi Department of Human Services  
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00529-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Leverne Brent was injured while working for the Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) in a building owned by Madated, LCC. The Mississippi State Agencies Workers’ Compensation Trust (Trust), the carrier…

Mississippi Department of Corrections v. McClure  
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2022-IA-01201-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2020, Tiffany McClure, a probation officer, responded to a call for assistance during riots at the state penitentiary at Parchman. She alleges that the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) failed to…

Yazoo City v. Hampton  
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2022-IA-01284-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: A fire broke out at Victor Young's property in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and spread to Kenneth Hampton's property. The Yazoo City Fire Department struggled to extinguish the fire due to a lack of tank water and difficulty…

VT Halter Marine, Inc. v. Certain Underwriters of Lloyd's of London  
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00019-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: VT Halter Marine (VTHM), a shipbuilder, contracted to build a barge and a tug for a client. During construction, over a thousand steel flange plates were incorrectly bent due to the use of an improperly sized die,…

St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital v. Merilyn J. Martin
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00285-SCT
Chamberlin, J. Disposition: Reversed and Remanded. Appellee taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ., Concur.
Laura J. Chambliss v. Chad Eric Chambliss
Date: May 30, 2024
Citation: 2023-CT-00087-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Laura J. Chambliss is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 5/23/24.
Willie Cory Godbolt v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 23, 2024
Citation: 2020-DP-00440-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by counsel for the appellant is denied. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant.
Tykevious Durr a/k/a Tykevious Tyrone Durr v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 23, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01109-SCT
Clay v. Tunica County, Mississippi  
Date: May 23, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-01106-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around the suicide of Donnie Clay while he was detained in the Tunica County Jail. Barbara Clay, Donnie's wife, and Whitney Jackson, Donnie's girlfriend, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sheriff…

Barry W. Gilmer a/k/a Barry Wade Gilmer v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 23, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00257-SCT
Petition for Certiorari filed by Barry W. Gilmer is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/15/24.
Allen v. Dickerson  
Date: May 23, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00067-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a dispute between two parties over the right to quiet enjoyment of property versus the right to hunt and harvest wildlife. The Dickersons, who own approximately 220 acres in Booneville, Mississippi,…

Pittman v. State of Mississippi  
Date: May 23, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00367-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jerry Pittman and Brianna Pierce were indicted for burglary of a dwelling after they broke into a trailer owned by David Parker and stole several items. Pierce took a plea deal and testified against Pittman, who was…

The Mississippi Bar v. Mark T. McLeod
Date: May 16, 2024
Citation: 2022-BD-00626-SCT
Mark T. McLeod's Motion for Leave to Attend Public Reprimand Remotely is denied. Mark T. McLeod shall be publicly reprimanded in open court by the presiding judge on the first day of the next term of the Circuit Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County after the issuance of this order, with McLeod in attendance. Additionally, the circuit judge shall read aloud the public reprimand set forth in Mississippi Bar v. McLeod. See McLeod, 371 So. 3d at 1256. Mark T. McLeod shall be assessed all costs and expenses. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/8/24.</ul><br><hr>
Tommy Brooks Oil Company v. Jerry Wilburn and Wilburn Oil Company, Inc.
Date: May 16, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00551-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellees is denied. Maxwell, J., not participating.
Glenn Bright Harrison v. Kim Deanne Holloway Harrison
Date: May 16, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00274-SCT
Glenn Bright Harrison's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., and Coleman, J. Order entered 5/10/24.
Sheila Johnson v. Michael Drake d/b/a Jani-King
Date: May 16, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00818-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellant Sheila Johnson is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 5/9/24.
James David Fortenberry a/k/a James David Fortenberry, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2017-M-01026
Upon consideration of the Application for Leave to File Motion for Post-Conviction Relief filed by counsel for James David Fortenberry, leave is granted to Fortenberry to file his Motion for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief in the trial court. The Motion for Leave to file Exhibit to Motion Under Seal also filed by Fortenberry is dismissed for failure to comply with Rule 48A(c) of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure. Agree: All Justices. Order entered 4/30/24.
McDowell v. State  
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01381-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Antonio McDowell, a juvenile at the time, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life without parole. Following a 2012 Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. Alabama, which deemed mandatory life sentences…

Darrell Walter v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2021-M-01125
Newton County, Mississippi v. Deerfield Estates Subdivision Property Owners Association, LLC  
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-01227-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around the dispute over whether the main roads within the Deerfield Estates subdivision in Newton County, Mississippi, are private or public. In 2001, the Newton County Board of Supervisors voted to…

Brandi's Hope Community Services, LLC v. Walters  
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00188-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Heather Walters, a Direct Support Professional at Brandi’s Hope Community Services, a long-term care facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, noticed that a resident had been physically…

Jeel Maheshbhai Patel v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00985-SCT
Petition for Certiorari filed by Jeel Maheshbhai Patel 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 4/30/24.
Percy Harris a/k/a Percy Le-Ron Harris a/k/a Percy L. Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-01195-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellant is denied.
Saxton v. State  
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00226-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: John Garon Saxton was convicted of aggravated assault for hitting his father-in-law, Toby Melton, in the head with a metal bat. The incident occurred after an altercation between Saxton and his mother-in-law, Vickie…

Demarco Kelly v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2023-M-00482
DeMarco Kelly's Application for Leave to File Post-Conviction in Lower Court is denied. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Disagree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 5/6/24.
Jill Deutchman f/k/a Jill Deutchman Prussack v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: May 9, 2024
Citation: 2024-BD-00009-SCT
Jill Deutchman is granted leave under Rule 11(b) of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar to resign in good standing from the practice of law in the state of Mississippi. Jill Deutchman's resignation is effective upon the entry of this order. Upon resignation, Jill Deutchman shall not practice law in the state of Mississippi and shall not be entitled to any privileges and benefits accorded to active members of the Bar in good standing. King, P.J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 5/2/24.</ul><br><hr>
Jamien Washington a/k/a Jamaien Washington v. State of Mississippi
Date: May 2, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01384-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jamien Washington 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 4/23/24.
Midsouth Association of Independent Schools v. Parents for Public Schools  
Date: May 2, 2024
Citation: 2022-SA-01129-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around two Senate Bills—2780 and 3064—passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 2022. Senate Bill 2780 established the Independent Schools Infrastructure Grant Program (ISIGP), which allowed independent…

Tanza C. Farr v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: May 2, 2024
Citation: 2023-BD-01391-SCT
Tanza C. Farr is granted leave under Rule 11(b) of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar to resign in good standing from the practice of law in the state of Mississippi. Tanza C. Farr's resignation shall be effective upon entry of this order. Upon resignation, Tanza C. Farr shall not practice law in the state of Mississippi and shall not be entitled to any privileges and benefits accorded to active members of the Bar in good standing. Kitchens, P.J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/24/24.</ul><br><hr>
Robert W. Stratton, Sr. v. Jerry McKey
Date: May 2, 2024
Citation: 2023-CP-00451-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellant is denied.
Hines v. Caldwell  
Date: May 2, 2024
Citation: 2023-IA-00813-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a custody dispute involving a minor child, J.B., born in March 2021. J.B. was placed in the custody of foster parents, John and Amy Caldwell, by the Mississippi Department of Child Protection…

Bryan Morton v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 25, 2024
Citation: 2018-M-00541
George Lee Parks v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 25, 2024
Citation: 2018-M-00739
Wendi Dow Litton v. William Powell Litton, III
Date: April 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00712-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Wendi Dow Litton is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/22/24.
Chelsea Bumpous and Jason Bumpous o/b/o A.B. v. Tishomingo County School District
Date: April 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-01010-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Chelsea and Jason Bumpous is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Coleman, J. Order entered 4/19/24.
Clive A. Stafford Smith v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: April 25, 2024
Citation: 2023-BD-01321-SCT
Clive A. Stafford Smith is granted leave under Rule 11(b) of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar to resign in good standing from the practice of law in Mississippi. Clive A. Stafford Smith's resignation is effective upon the entry of this order. Upon resignation, Clive A. Stafford Smith shall not practice law in the State of Mississippi and shall not be entitled to any privileges and benefits accorded to active members of the Mississippi Bar in good standing. Randolph, C.J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/22/24.</ul><br><hr>
In The Matter of The Estate of Harper Marie Provenza, Deceased: Cody W. Gibson and Benjamin L. Provenza v. Donna McNatt and Rebecca W. Provenza, Executrix of the Estate of Louis J. Provenza, Deceased, Individually, and as a Member of Northshore Group, LLC; and Northshore Group, LLC
Date: April 25, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00007-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellants is denied.
Devin Allen Bennett v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 18, 2024
Citation: 2021-CA-01313-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellant is denied.
Nathaniel Roberson a/k/a Nate v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 18, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01182-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Nathaniel Roberson 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 4/9/24.
In the Matter of the Guardianship of B.P.: Michael P. v. Patrick Thomas and Jennifer Thomas
Date: April 18, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01288-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Michael P. is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 4/10/24.
Joe Clyde Tubwell v. FV-1, Inc., In Trust for Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC, Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings, LLC and Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC
Date: April 18, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01345-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Joe Clyde Tubwell, pro se, is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Randolph, C.J. Order entered 4/12/24.
Robinson v. State  
Date: April 18, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00184-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around Gail Robinson, who was convicted of heat-of-passion manslaughter for the killing of Bobby Pruitt. The two had a tumultuous relationship, with both having been convicted of domestic violence…

In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: April 18, 2024
Citation: 2024-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $138,454.56 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Center for Legal Services, MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, and North MS Rural Legal Services. Order entered 4/11/24.</ul><br><hr>
Walter Smith v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 11, 2024
Citation: 2020-CT-00774-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Walter Smith is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 4/4/24.
Jessie Carpenter a/k/a Jessie Orlando Carpenter v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00398-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jessie Carpenter is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 4/4/24.
Elijah T. Hall a/k/a Elijah Hall v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-01097-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Elijah T. Hall is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 4/4/24.
Timothy Gene Pryer a/k/a Tim a/k/a Timothy Pryer a/k/a Timothy G. Pryer v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 11, 2024
Citation: 2023-M-01230-SCT
Petition for Permission to Appeal filed pro se by Timothy Gene Pryer is denied. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Disagree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Beam, J. Order entered 4/4/24.
In the Matter of the Conservatorship of Patsy B. Bennett: Bob Bennett, Jr. v. Joseph Bowen Bennett, Guardian and Conservator of Patsy Bowen Bennett
Date: April 11, 2024
Citation: 2023-TS-01385
Upon consideration of the Motion to Dismiss Appeal of Bobby Gene Bennett, Jr., the appellant shall comply with M.R.A.P. 10(b)(4) by filing his statement of issues within fourteen days of the entry of this order. The appeal will be dismissed if the appellant fails to comply with M.R.A.P. 10(b)(4) withing fourteen days. Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ., Agree. Randolph, C.J., Coleman and Griffis, JJ., would grant the motion. Order entered 4/4/24.
Jonathan Darrell Odom a/k/a Johnathan Darrell Odom v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00676-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Jonathan Darrell Odom is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 3/27/24.
Michael Hobby and Regina Luwana Hobby v. Wanda Ott and Peggy J. Phillips
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01305-SCT
Petition for Certiorari filed by Wanda Ott and Peggy J. Phillips is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Not Participating: Beam, J. Order entered 3/27/24.
D.W., T.W. and Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services v. C.E., D.E., J.R. and B.E.
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2021-IA-01075-SCT
The interlocutory appeal is dismissed and the appellants bear the costs of this appeal. Appellees' Motion to Dismiss Appeal is dismissed as moot. Ishee, J., for the Court. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Disagrees: Coleman, J. Not Participating: Beam, J. Order entered 3/27/24.
C.D. Pickle, Jr. a/k/a Clanton D. Pickle, Jr. a/k/a C.D. Pickle v. State of Mississippi
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00929-SCT
The petition for writ of certiorari filed pro se by C.D. Pickle, Jr. is dismissed as untimely. Order entered 3/26/24.
Archie v. State  
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00326-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Joshua Archie, who was convicted of conspiracy and capital murder. The incident occurred on October 26, 2012, when the Ridgeland Police Department responded to a "shots fired" call at Party City. Upon…

State v. Aldrich  
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2022-SA-01088-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a dispute over approximately one acre of coastal land in Mississippi. The disagreement is between John Aldrich and the State of Mississippi, with the main point of contention being whether the land in…

In Re: Contest of the Municipal General Election for the Ward 4 Alderman Seat  
Date: April 4, 2024
Citation: 2023-EC-00229-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case revolves around a contested municipal general election for the Ward 4 Alderman seat in Coldwater, Mississippi. Levon Hayes was declared the winner, but his opponent, Alice Thomas, filed an election contest,…

The Mississippi Bar v. Urura W. Mayers
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 2021-BD-00268-SCT
Urura W. Mayers is permanently disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Mississippi. This order shall constitute notice of Mayers's permanent disbarment. Costs and expenses of this proceeding are assessed to Urura W. Mayers. Ishee, J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/27/24.</ul><br><hr>
Wakefield v. State of Mississippi  
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00187-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Dwan Wakefield aided Byron McBride after McBride committed a car theft, kidnapping, and murder. Wakefield was convicted under Mississippi Code Section 97-1-5 for three counts of aiding McBride in the…

Owens v. State of Mississippi  
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00887-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case heard before the Supreme Court of Mississippi, the appellant, Ronald Owens, was convicted by a jury for burglary of a business and was sentenced to serve seven years as a habitual offender.…

Christina Huffman Bennett v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 2023-BR-00410-SCT
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation v. Willie Holloway
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 2023-IA-01256-SCT
Petition for Interlocutory Appeal by Permission and Stay of Proceedings filed by counsel for Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation 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 Rules 10 and 11 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure. All trial court proceedings are stayed pending the Court's disposition. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Kitchens and King, P.JJ. Order entered 3/25/24.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Flowood, LLC v. Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.  
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 2023-SA-00370-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi was asked to decide whether the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) was required to admit evidence of a concurrent Certificate of Need (CON) application during the CON hearing…

In Re: Uniform Chancery Court Rules
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99006-SCT
In Re: Local Rules
Date: March 28, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99015-SCT
Tommy Brooks Oil Company v. Jerry Wilburn and Wilburn Oil Company, Inc.
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00551-SCT
Beam, J. Disposition: On Direct Appeal: Reversed and Remanded. On Cross-Appeal: Affirmed. Jerry Wilburn and Wilburn Oil Company, Inc. taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ., Concur. Maxwell, J., not participating.
SDBT Archives LLC v. Penn-Star Insurance Company and BGA Finance Inc.
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00099-SCT
SDBT Archives, LLC's petition for writ of certiorari was granted on January 18, 2024. Upon further consideration, the Court finds that no further review is warranted and the writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted. Randolph, C.J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/15/24.
Richard Boyington a/k/a Richard Lee Boyington v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00601-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Richard Boyington is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/18/24.
Lindsey v. Butts  
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2022-IA-00738-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Supreme Court of Mississippi, two interlocutory appeals were consolidated, both arising from the same wrongful-death lawsuit. Beverly Butts, on behalf of the wrongful-death beneficiaries of John Albert Hemphill,…

Walmart Stores East, LP and Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. v. Joshua Melton, Roosevelt Holmes, and Latonya Folkes-Smith, Administratrix of the Estate of Brandon C. Smith, Sr., and on Behalf of all Heirs at Law and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Brandon C. Smith, Sr., Deceased
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2022-IA-01028-SCT
The interlocutory appeal is dismissed and the appellants bear the costs of this appeal. Ishee, J., for the Court. Agree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. Disagree: Randolph, C.J., Coleman and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 3/15/24.
Linda Jew Mathis v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2023-BD-01255-SCT
Linda Jew Mathis is granted leave under Rule 11(b) of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar to resign in good standing from the practice of law in Mississippi. Linda Jew Mathis's resignation is effective upon the entry of this order. Upon resignation, Linda Jew Mathis shall not practice law in the State of Mississippi and shall not be entitled to any privileges and benefits accorded to active members of the Bar in good standing. Ishee, J., for the Court. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/15/24.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: Death Investigation of Christian Andreacchio  
Date: March 21, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00060-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case before the Supreme Court of Mississippi involved the Estate of Christian Andreacchio, who died under circumstances that his family believes were suspicious. Dissatisfied with the official ruling that Andreacchio…

City of Picayune v. Landry Lewis Germany Architects, P.A.  
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00909-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi reviewed a case where a city was sued for negligence due to its failure to disclose a juror's potential conflict of interest during a trial. The City of Picayune had originally sued…

Martin Ndicu v. Susan Gacheri
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00415-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Martin Ndicu is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 3/6/24.
Danny Wheeler v. Mississippi Limestone Corporation and The Phoenix Insurance Company
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00534-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Danny Wheeler is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 3/11/24.
Exson v. State of Mississippi  
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-01089-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case before the Supreme Court of Mississippi involves an appeal by Joe Exson, who was convicted of burglary of a dwelling, grand larceny, and first-degree arson. Exson was identified in a video committing these…

Marbley v. State of Mississippi  
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-01280-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court of Mississippi affirmed the conviction and sentence of Timothy Marbley for aggravated domestic violence. The case originated from an incident in April 2020, where officers responded to a…

Keith Montrago Jackson a/k/a Keith Jackson v. State of Mississippi  
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 2023-KA-00273-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case conducted by the Supreme Court of Mississippi, the defendant, Keith Montrago Jackson, was charged and convicted of sexual battery and sentenced to life imprisonment. The case stemmed from an incident…

In Re: Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Date: March 14, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99011-SCT
Godbolt v. State of Mississippi  
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2020-DP-00440-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court of Mississippi reviewed the convictions and death sentences of Willie Cory Godbolt, who was found guilty of several counts of murder, kidnapping, attempted murder, and armed robbery. The…

Soweto Ronnell Love a/k/a Soweto Love v. State of Mississippi
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01101-SCT
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Soweto Ronnell Love, pro se, is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 3/4/24.
Gregory P. Norwood, M.D., Desoto Womens Care Center, PLLC and G & G Health Services, LLC v. Valenthia Smith
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2021-IA-01404-SCT
This interlocutory appeal is before the en banc Court on its own motion. Having considered the records and the briefs, the Court finds that further review is unnecessary. The interlocutory appeal is dismissed, and the appellants shall bear the costs of this appeal. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. Disagree: Coleman and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 3/4/24.
Federinko v. Forrest County, Mississippi  
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00204-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court of Mississippi affirmed the trial court's dismissal of a case brought by John E. Federinko against Forrest County and its coroner, Butch Benedict, Jr. Federinko, the father of Alison…

Stratton v. McKey  
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2023-CP-00451-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi has once again ruled on the case of Robert Stratton, who has been fighting for the possession of his 1949 International KB 3/4-ton truck. In 2006, Stratton left his truck at a repair…

Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. and ACE American Insurance Company v. Sheila Williams
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2023-CT-00453-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Reverse and Stay Mandate, or in the Alternative, Petition for Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. and Ace American Insurance Company, is denied in part and dismissed in part. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/29/24.
Mississippi Division of Medicaid v. Women's Pavilion of South Mississippi, PLLC  
Date: March 7, 2024
Citation: 2023-SA-00098-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and the Women’s Pavilion of South Mississippi, PLLC. Women's Pavilion, a physician-owned OBGYN clinic, challenged Mississippi Division of Medicaid's calculation of…

In the Matter of the Elton G. Beebe, Sr. Irrevocable Family Mortgage Trust v. Family Management, Inc.  
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-01176-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi affirmed the trial court's decision to reform an irrevocable trust to reflect the original intent of the settlor. The settlor, Elton G. Beebe Sr., created a trust in 1992 with the aim of…

Rickel Davis v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00573-SCT
Rickel Davis's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/22/24.
Monique Lott v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00395-SCT
Harris v. State of Mississippi  
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-01195-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Percy Harris, a staff sergeant in the Mississippi Army National Guard, was convicted of first-degree murder of his wife, Shauna. Harris testified that during an argument, Shauna shot herself while he attempted to prevent…

Christopher Thomas v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2022-M-01005
Garth v. State of Mississippi  
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2023-KM-00182-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case at hand involves an appeal from Lady B. Garth against the Monroe County Circuit Court's dismissal of her appeal of a criminal misdemeanor conviction. The Supreme Court of Mississippi was tasked with determining…

Sidney Keith Austin Ferguson v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 29, 2024
Citation: 2023-M-00841
Motion for Leave to File Petition for Post-Conviction Relief in Trial Court filed by Sidney Keith Austin Ferguson is granted in part and denied in part. To Grant in Part: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 2/23/24.
Toolpushers Supply Co. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue  
Date: February 22, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01186-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves Toolpushers Supply Co., a Wyoming-based company with a retail location in Mississippi that sells supplies and items used in the oil-and-gas industry. In 2016, the Mississippi Department of Revenue…

Smith v. Minier  
Date: February 22, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01284-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The case involves a wrongful death claim by Leslie Smith, representative of the estate of Marcus D. Smith, against Rosalinde Minier, representative of the estate of Ingeborg Steiner, and Werner Enterprises, Inc. The…

Singing River Health System v. Amy Brand, Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Debbie Edwards, Deceased, and on Behalf of all Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Debbie Edwards, Deceased, and April Kattawar
Date: February 22, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00090-SCT
Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari 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 2/15/24.
Greater New Hamilton Grove Baptist Church and Trustee Tommie Burns v. Hamilton Grove Missionary Baptist Church a/k/a Greater New Hamilton Grove
Date: February 22, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00518-SCT
Petitioners' 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 2/14/24.
Jameco Davis a/k/a Jameco Aerion Davis v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 22, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00696-SCT
Motion for Authority to pay Contract Counsel Fees is granted. The total amount of fees awarded to Katherine Curren is $5,000 for legal services rendered to Jacqlaurence Jackson. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/15/24.
Anthony Gerald Fox v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 22, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00988-SCT
Appellant's Third Supplemental Motion to Appellant's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted, and the matter before this Court is dismissed as moot. Order entered 2/14/24.
Lasseter v. AWH-BP Jackson Hotel, LLC  
Date: February 15, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-01262-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case heard by the Supreme Court of Mississippi, the plaintiff, Samuel Lasseter, sustained injuries when he tripped and fell at the Jackson Hilton Hotel. He claimed that a dangerous defect in the flooring caused…

Underwood v. State of Mississippi  
Date: February 15, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00976-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeremy Underwood was convicted of manslaughter in Mississippi for the stabbing death of Marcus Steele. Underwood appealed, claiming that the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did not…

Gregory Robinson v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 15, 2024
Citation: 2023-CT-00935-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Gregory Robinson is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/6/24.
Marcus Gardner v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 8, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00886-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Marcus Gardner is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Kitchens, P.J., would deny as to Count I of the Indictment and Grant as to Count II of the Indictment. Order entered 2/5/24.
In The Matter of the Crider Family Share Trust v. Sheffield  
Date: February 8, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00191-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi was asked to interpret Mississippi's Principal and Income Act of 2013 in a case involving the distribution of funds from a trust. The Crider Family Share Trust named Juliette Crider as…

Lisa Langley v. Mississippi State Board of Education
Date: February 8, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-01024-SCT
Lisa Langley's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 2/1/24.
Toolpushers Supply Co. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue
Date: February 1, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01186-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Toolpushers Supply Co. is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/24/24.
Donavan James Prather a/k/a Donavan Prather v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 1, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01416-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Donavan James Prather is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 1/29/24.
Angela Louise Jones v. The Mississippi Bar
Date: February 1, 2024
Citation: 2022-BR-01256-SCT
Tevarius Prophet v. State of Mississippi
Date: February 1, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00933-SCT
Pro Se Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to Review the Decision of the Court of Appeals filed by Tevarius Prophet is dismissed. Order entered 1/29/24.
In The Matter of The Estate of Harper Marie Provenza, Deceased: Cody W. Gibson and Benjamin L. Provenza v. Donna McNatt and Rebecca W. Provenza, Executrix of the Estate of Louis J. Provenza, Deceased, Individually, and as a Member of Northshore Group, LLC; and Northshore Group, LLC
Date: February 1, 2024
Citation: 2023-CA-00007-SCT
Maxwell, J. Disposition: Affirmed. Appellants taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ., Concur.
George F. Manley v. Julie I. Manley
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00700-SCT
George F. Manley'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 1/17/24.
Larry Knight v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01192-SCT
Larry Knight's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is denied. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/17/24.
Hardaway v. Howard Industries, Inc.  
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00787-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case before the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Vince Hardaway brought an action against his employer, Howard Industries, Inc., claiming bad faith denial of his workers’ compensation benefits for temporary partial…

William Andrew Francis v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00964-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellant is denied.
Evans v. MC & J Investments, LLC  
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-01248-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In Mississippi, Samuel and Sandra Evans appealed the trial court's decision not to set aside a foreclosure sale. They executed a deed of trust for real property in 2003, but defaulted on their payments. Foreclosure…

SDBT Archives LLC v. Penn-Star Insurance Company and BGA Finance Inc.
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00099-SCT
SDBT Archives, LLC's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Ishee and Grifiis, JJ. To Deny: Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 1/18/24.
Brandi's Hope Community Services, LLC, Wanda Keith and Danny O. Cowart v. Heather Denice Walters
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00188-SCT
Heather Walters's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Beam and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 1/19/24.
Paul West v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00432-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Appellant Paul West 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 1/18/24.
Shamell Hill a/k/a Shamell Antwante Hill a/k/a Shamell A. Hill v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00524-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Shamell A. Hill, pro se, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 1/18/24.
Charles Winston, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00747-SCT
Petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by Charles Winston, Jr. is dismissed as untimely. Order entered 1/17/24.
Sylvester Bell a/k/a Bell Sylvester v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-01141-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Sylvester Bell is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 1/16/24.
Charlie Harris a/k/a Charlie C. Harris v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-01113-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellant is denied.
Robert Earl Harvey, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 2023-CT-00157-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Robert Earl Harvey, Jr. is dismissed as untimely. To Dismiss: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Beam, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell and Chamberlin, JJ. Order entered 1/17/24.
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar
Date: January 25, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99010-SCT
En Banc order appointing Hon. Dal Williamson, Circuit Judge, as a member of the Complaint Tribunal from the entry of this order through 8/31/26 for the balance of the term of Hon. Claiborne "Buddy" McDonald IV, Circuit Judge, deceased. All Justices Agree. Order entered 1/18/24.</ul><br><hr>
Michael Cochran v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2014-M-00090
Harry Lynn Trest a/k/a Harry Trest v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00968-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by counsel for Harry Lynn Trest is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 1/10/24.
Jackson Public School District v. Jackson Federation of Teachers and PSRPS
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00464-SCT
The "Rule 36 Motion" filed by Jackson Federation of Teachers and PSRPS is denied. Agree: Randolph, C.J., Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Disagree: Kitchens and King, P.JJ., and Coleman, J. Order entered 1/11/24.
Clarke County, Mississippi v. Quitman School District  
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00471-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi examined whether a school district was entitled to funds recovered by a county from the bankruptcy proceedings of a delinquent taxpayer. The taxes, if collected normally, would have been…

Leverne Brent and Lenard Brent v. Mississippi Department of Human Services and Mississippi State Agencies Workers' Compensation Trust
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00529-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Leverne Brent and Lenard Brent is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Deny: Beam, J. Order entered 1/9/24.
Christopher Stewart v. State of Mississippi  
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00107-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, the Supreme Court of Mississippi heard an appeal by Christopher Stewart who was convicted on two counts of sexual battery against his two preteen nieces. Stewart argued that he was entitled to a new trial…

Davis v. State of Mississippi  
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00696-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court of Mississippi reviewed the case of Jameco Davis and Jacqlaurence Jackson, who were convicted of two counts of first-degree murder. Both men contested their convictions and sentences. They argued that…

Douglas v. State of Mississippi  
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00859-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case heard by the Supreme Court of Mississippi, Willie Douglas was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment as a habitual offender for two counts of sale of less than two grams of cocaine. The…

Anthony Gerald Fox v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-00988-SCT
In Re: Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of Mississippi
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 2024-AD-00001-SCT
En banc order directing the disbursement of $215,281.86 in civil legal assistance funds among the MS Center for Legal Services, MS Volunteer Lawyers Project, and North MS Rural Legal Services. Order entered 1/10/24.</ul><br><hr>
In Re: State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee
Date: January 18, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99039-SCT
Order effective Jan. 1, 2024, approving the designation of Katharine Surkin, Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, of Justice Robert P. Chamberlin as Chair of the State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee and the following as members through December 31, 2024: Judge Michael M. Taylor, Judge Winston L. Kidd, Judge Robert Helfrich, Judge Charles E. Webster, Judge Kathy King Jackson, Judge Randi P. Mueller, Representative Angela Cockerham, Nathan Blevins Deputy Commissioner of Community Corrections, MDOC, Mark Smith, Executive Director, State Veterans Affairs Board, Andrea Sanders, Commissioner, Miss. Department of Child Protection Services, and Consuelo Walley, Coordinator, Jones County Drug Ct, 18th Judicial Circuit, and further designating the following alternate members who may attend and vote in the absence of an appointed committee member: Judge Mary "Betsy" Cotton, Judge Mike Dickinson, and Judge Walt Brown. Order entered 1/3/24.</ul><br><hr>
Willie E. Williams, Jr. v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2016-M-01063
Derome M. Cavitt a/k/a Derome Cavitt v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2018-M-00197
Priceline.com, LLC, Priceline.com Incorporated n/k/a Booking Holdings, Inc., Travelweb LLC, Trip Network, Inc. d/b/a Cheaptickets.com, Orbitz, LLC, Hotels.com, L.P., Expedia, Inc., Hotwire, Inc., TVL LP f/k/a Travelocity.com LP, Site59.com, LLC v. Lynn Fitch, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi ex rel. State of Mississippi
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2021-CA-00868-SCT
The motion for rehearing filed by the appellee is denied. Randolph, C.J., Kitchens and King, P.JJ., would grant. Griffis, J., not participating.
Howard Industries, Inc. v. Selina Hayes
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00694-SCT
Motion for Award of Attorney's Fees for Additional Services filed by counsel for the appellee is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Howard Industries, Inc. v. Selina Hayes
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-00695-SCT
Motion for Award of Attorney's Fees for Additional Services filed by counsel for the appellee is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered.
Alvin Johnson, Sr. v. Anna Johnson
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01080-SCT
Alvin Johnson, Sr.'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 12/14/23.
Robert Donald Ehrhardt III v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2021-CT-01143-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Robert Donald Ehrhardt, III, is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 12/13/23.
Ronk v. State of Mississippi  
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2021-DR-00269-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: Timothy Robert Ronk, who was convicted of armed robbery and capital murder and sentenced to death, sought post-conviction relief for a second time. He claimed his post-conviction counsel was ineffective. The State of…

Logan v. RedMed, LLC  
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00669-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: This case involves a dispute between a group of individuals and companies associated with John Logan and a mix of investors and former investors in medical clinics that Logan has run. The parties attended a mediation to…

Pastor Calvin Melton v. Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CA-00737-SCT
Kitchens, P.J. Disposition: Reversed and Vacated. Appellant taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ., Concur.
In the Matter of the Last Will and Testament of Mamie Elizabeth Pearson Bray, Deceased: Robert Pearson, Dorothy Dye, Frank Pearson, Joe William Pearson, Emma Juanita Stembridge, Charlene "Lilli" Ellison, Jamie Lynn Hardin, Travis Hardin, David Gene Rogers, Thomas Clay Rogers, Patricia Byrd, John A. Pearson, Jr., and Rev. Mark Pearson v. Margaret Eubanks, St. Mary Catholic Church, and Jay Westfaul
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00011-SCT
Appellee St. Mary Catholic Church's Petition for Writ of Certiorari is granted. To Grant: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam and Chamberlin, JJ. To Deny: King, P.J., Ishee and Griffis, JJ. Order entered 12/18/23.
Eric LaQuinne Brown a/k/a Eric L. Brown a/k/a Eric Brown v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00069-SCT
Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed pro se by Eric LaQuinne Brown is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 12/18/23.
In the Matter of the Estate of Joan B. Roosa, Deceased: Rosemary Roosa v. Christopher Roosa, Executor, Stuart Allen Roosa, Jr., and John D. Roosa
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-CT-00128-SCT
Petition of Appellant Rosemary Roosa for Writ of Certiorari is denied. To Deny: All Justices. Order entered 12/15/23.
Hawkins v. State of Mississippi  
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-KA-01250-SCT

Justia Opinion Summary: In the case at hand, the Supreme Court of Mississippi dealt with an appeal by George Hawkins who was convicted for sexual battery of a minor under Mississippi Code Section 97-3-95(2). This law requires the State to prove…

Michael John Tarvin a/k/a Michael Tarvin v. State of Mississippi
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2022-M-00260
The Mississippi Bar v. Rhett R. Russell
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 2023-BD-00843-SCT
In Re: The Rules of Civil Procedure
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99001-SCT
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar
Date: January 11, 2024
Citation: 89-R-99010-SCT
Order appointing or reappointing Hon. Eleanor Faye Peterson, Clarence Webster III, Jackye C. Bertucci, Hon. Mark A. Maples, Hon. Celeste E. Wilson, and Charles Elliott Winfield as complaint tribunal members for three-year terms from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2026. Order entered 12/13/23.</ul><br><hr>
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