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Court: Fees paid to private lawyers to represent state are public funds

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday in two cases that legal fees paid to private lawyers to represent the state are public funds. Justices said because the money belongs to the public, it should’ve been paid out to the lawyers from the attorney general’s contingent fund or from other money appropriated to the […] [...]

Supreme Court asked to rule in dispute between circuit judges

JACKSON — The state Supreme Court has been asked to settle a dispute between two Hinds County circuit judges. The issue is the assignment of cases in the county’s judicial system. The Clarion-Ledger reports Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green has ordered that beginning Aug. 1 two of the four circuit judges will handle only criminal […] [...]

Regulators meeting now to consider Kemper coal plant construction

JACKSON — State utility regulators are in session now (Friday) in Jackson to consider issuing a temporary certificate sought by Mississippi Power Co. to continue work at its Kemper County coal-fired power plant. They began at 9 a.m. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its […] [...]

Court cancels oral arguments on city’s proposed annexation

TUPELO — The Mississippi Supreme Court has canceled oral arguments scheduled for April 10 on the city of Tupelo’s annexation case. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the decision means the justices won’t hear live testimony from attorneys on either side of the issue but will rule entirely on written briefs. Earlier, Tupelo had opposed […] [...]

Court denies motion to reconsider wind-versus-water decision

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied motions to reconsider its ruling last December that overturned a judgment for an insurance company in a wind vs. water case. The case involved a Pascagoula home hit by 6.3 feet of storm surge during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Both the homeowners and Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance […] [...]

Presley supports Supreme Court’s reversal on Kemper power plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Mississippi Power Company’s Kemper County Coal Plant: “(This) 9-0 decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court reversing the $2.8 billion Kemper County Coal Plant is a major victory for each and every customer of Mississippi Power […] [...]

Supreme Court mulls certificates of need — again

JACKSON — Mississippi’s certificate-of-need law, which limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide, is back before the state Supreme Court. From its inception by the federal government in 1974, the CON program has led to Herculean legal battles, most of them among Mississippi’s largest hospitals. Congress created the CON […] [...]

Supreme Court to hear arguments in breach of contract dispute

LINCOLN COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments of Jan. 18 in a commercial breach of contract case from Lincoln County. According to court records, Precision Welding sued Denbury Resources for allegedly breaching a contract between the two. Denbury denied the allegation. A Lincoln County jury in 2010 awarded $1.5 million to […] [...]

Carlson will not seek re-election to Supreme Court

BATESVILLE — Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice George C. Carlson Jr. of Batesville plans to retire at the end of his term in January 2013. He will complete the term, but will not seek reelection in November 2012. Justice Carlson, 65, will have completed 30 years of public service as a judge in January 2013, […] [...]

Russell sworn in, makes appellate court history

by Published: May 23,2011

Tags: attorneys, courts, judges, justices, law, lawyers

FLORA — Court of Appeals Judge Ermea Russell has been sworn, becoming the first African-American woman to sit on a Mississippi appellate court. Gov. Haley Barbour, who appointed Judge Russell to a vacancy on the court, moved up the effective date of her appointment to allow her to participate in the May 20 dedication of […] [...]

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