Posts Tagged ‘appeal’

Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

by Associated Press Published: April 16,2013

Tags: appeal, attorney, bench, bribe, corruption, court, judge, judicial, judiciary, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, prison

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In a […] [...]

Ex-county administrator asks for trial reschedule, missed deadline

BATESVILLE — Former Panola County administrator David Chandler has asked a judge to give him more time to appeal his guilty plea to charges in an alleged kickback scheme at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. However, the deadline for Chandler to file an appeal passed two weeks ago. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Chandler’s […] [...]

Telemarketer’s appeal fails, will serve prison term

by Associated Press Published: April 10,2013

Tags: appeal, court, crime, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, prison, sales, scam, scheme, telemarket, telemarketer, telemarketing

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Timothy Allen for his role in a telemarketing scheme that prosecutors said targeted seniors. Allen was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2012. He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison with four years’ supervised release. He also was ordered […] [...]

Court agrees to review ruling in Katrina-related climate-change case

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A federal appeals court has agreed to review a three-judge panel’s ruling that a group of Mississippi coastal landowners can sue energy and chemical companies on allegations that linked greenhouse gas emissions to Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit alleges that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, […] [...]

Tobacco companies win, have decision overturned

by Associated Press Published: April 5,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, cigar, cigarette, court, decision, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, pipe, retail, ruling, smoke, smoking, tax, tobacco

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has sided with tobacco companies who argued that a state tax on cigarettes sold at retail outlets outside the state was unfair. Yesterday’s decision overturned a 2011 decision by a Hinds County judge who found the tax fair. However, the issue is moot because lawmakers repealed the tax in […] [...]

Hospital’s attorneys tell justices they can prove their case

by Associated Press Published: March 28,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, case, clinic, contract, court, health, health care, hospital, judicial, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, medical, medicine, outpatient, surgery, trial

CANTON — St. Dominic Health Systems can prove during a trial that it has a binding contract to buy an outpatient surgery clinic in Canton that was improperly sold to a competitor, attorneys for the hospital system told the state Supreme Court yesterday. St. Dominic attorney Sheldon Alston told the high court that a Madison […] [...]

Ex-tax return preparer’s federal court appeal fails

OXFORD — A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of an Oxford tax return preparer for filing dozens of false returns. Thelbert Lamont Lesure was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for filing false tax returns. Lesure was indicted on 21 counts. He pleaded guilty one count of knowingly preparing and […] [...]

Federal court panel denies telecom’s appeal

by Associated Press Published: March 22,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, case, cellphone, communications, court, judicial, judiciary, lawsuit, panel, ruling, telecommunications, telephone, trial, utility

RIPLEY — A federal court panel has ruled against Dixie-Net Communications Inc. in its appeal of an adverse ruling over in-state fees. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by a Mississippi federal judge against Ripley-based Dixie-Net, a telecom business. At issue was whether calls made under AT&T’s Area […] [...]

Mayoral candidate’s appeal denied due to felony

VICKSBURG — David Day’s name has been restored to the ballot for mayor by the Vicksburg Municipal Democratic Executive Committee. The Vicksburg Post reports the committee denied the appeal of Lester R. Smith and put off a decision on Linda Fondren’s appeal. The committee earlier had removed all three names from the Vicksburg mayoral primary […] [...]

Appeal of lawsuit against ‘King of Torts’ authors reinstated

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2013

Tags: agenct, appeal, author, bench, blog, book, case, court, judicial, judoiciary, justice, law, law enforcement, lawsuit, legal, media, prosecutor, tort, trial

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has reinstated the appeal of a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger over a book they co-wrote about the judicial corruption case involving former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs. In 2011, FBI agent Hal Neilson sued authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange and a publishing company. […] [...]

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