Posts Tagged ‘judge’

Newspaper’s bid to get DMR records continues

BILOXI — The Sun Herald is arguing in court documents that the state’s attorneys have failed to follow the law for sealing a court record. Henry Laird, who represents the newspaper in a long running dispute over access to Mississippi Department of Marine Resources documents, argues the law requires notice to the public and a […] [...]

FSNA gives update on Simply Wheelz bankruptcy

RIDGELAND — Franchise Services of North America Inc. (FSNA) has released an update on the previously-announced bankruptcy proceedings of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Simply Wheelz LLC, which does business as Advantage Rent A Car, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. On Nov. 7, the court entered interim orders authorizing […] [...]

New judge appointed to hear ex-DMR director’s criminal trial

GULFPORT — Criminal cases against Bill Walker, former executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, his son, Scott Walker, and three others have been reassigned to U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett. Starrett usually hears cases in Hattiesburg. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr., the chief judge for Mississippi’s Southern District, was originally […] [...]

Sentencing hearing set for ex-office manager

CLINTON — A federal judge has scheduled a Jan. 14 sentencing hearing for a Clinton woman who pleaded guilty to bank fraud and tax evasion. Federal authorities say in a news release that 60-year-old Barbara Cummings pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment against […] [...]

Judge to hear objections to BP oil spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS — A year ago, lawyers for BP and Gulf Coast residents and businesses took turns urging a federal judge to approve their settlement for compensating victims of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill. Today, however, the one-time allies will be at odds when an appeals court hears objections to the multibillion-dollar deal. That’s […] [...]

Coast newspaper wins in bid to get information from MDMR, Pickering

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge has ordered the state auditor and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to turn over records to a Gulf Coast newspaper. The Sun Herald reports that Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel issued the ruling Thursday. The Sun Herald, the MDMR and State Auditor Stacey Pickering have fought since January over […] [...]

Judge mulling newspaper’s public records lawsuit involving MDMR

BILOXI — A Harrison County judge is reviewing legal arguments and will rule later on a Gulf Coast newspaper’s lawsuit to get access to more records from an audit of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. The Sun Herald reports the MDMR and the state auditor’s office went before Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel for a […] [...]

Feds want tax preparers barred due to false tax returns

HOLLY SPRINGS — The federal government is asking a Mississippi judge to bar two tax preparers and their business from preparing tax returns for others. The government made the request in a 13-page document filed in U.S. District Court in Oxford. It seeks the prohibition against Hardaway Taxx in Holly Springs and two individuals, Eric […] [...]

Judge postpones Medicare fraud trial of hospice owner

by Associated Press Published: October 30,2013

Tags: Angelic Hospice, bench, crime, fraud, healthcare, hospice, judge, justice, l court, law, legal, Medicare, Michael Mills, Regina Swims-King, trial

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has delayed the trial of the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud. Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood. Her trial had been scheduled for December. Swims-King’s lawyer had asked […] [...]

Judge blocks governor’s attempt to force Blue Cross to pay in-network rates

JACKSON — A federal judge yesterday blocked Gov. Phil Bryant from compelling Mississippi’s largest health insurer to resume paying its in-network rate to a chain of 10 hospitals. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read a temporary restraining order from the bench saying Bryant didn’t provide enough proof to justify an executive order he issued […] [...]

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