Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Court of Appeals’

(UPDATE) Appeals Court upholds awarding of CON for hospital

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, owners of Gulf Coast Medical Center, has won a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of its plan to build a new hospital in Biloxi. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project in 2012. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication […] [...]

Court of Appeals rules for Harrison HMA in hospital lawsuit

BILOXI — Harrison HMA, owners of Gulf Coast Medical Center, has won a lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of its plan to build a new hospital in Biloxi. The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a certificate of need for the project in 2012. Mississippi requires a CON in a process designed to avoid duplication […] [...]

Court rules board can discipline West Virginia radiologist

MOSS POINT — Mississippi’s Court of Appeals says the state Board of Medical Licensure can discipline a radiologist for making what a federal judge found to be thousands of “manufactured” lung disease diagnoses. The Court of Appeals reversed a lower court verdict that the board had acted unfairly toward Dr. Ray Harron. The West Virginia […] [...]

Court of Appeals upholds judge’s tossing of defamation case over book

JACKSON — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has agreed with a judge’s rejection of defamation claims that an FBI agent made in a lawsuit against authors of a book about a judicial bribery case. The appeals court issued its ruling Tuesday. In December 2010, FBI agent Hal Neilson sued authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange […] [...]

Court of Appeals to convene at PRCC, USM and MSU

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals will begin its fall schedule of college campus visits Sept. 24 at the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College. A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in a criminal case at 1:30 p.m. at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts. The Court of Appeals […] [...]

Three Appeals Court judges to run unopposed for reelection

JACKSON — Three incumbent judges on the Mississippi Court of Appeals head into the fall general election unopposed. Nobody signed up by Friday’s qualifying deadline for the three seats currently held by Jimmy Maxwell of Oxford, Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland and Virginia Carlton of Columbia. The races are nonpartisan. There are no primaries. The general […] [...]

Court of Appeals to hear arguments in hospitals’ fight

BILOXI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals will referee a dispute between Gulf Coast hospital systems over the location of a proposed new medical center in Biloxi. The court will hear oral arguments June 12 in Jackson from Singing River Health System, which opposes the new hospital, and Health Management Associates, which wants to build […] [...]

Court of Appeals rules for Coast utility authority

BILOXI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has sided with a South Mississippi utility authority in a dispute over the use of eminent domain to take private property for a massive sewage plant built with federal Hurricane Katrina money. The court’s ruling on Tuesday overturns about $47,000 in attorney’s fees that had been awarded to […] [...]

Barbour appoints Fair

Gov. Haley Barbour has appointed Chancellor Gene Fair of Hattiesburg as a justice on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Fair replaces Justice William Myers, who retired from the bench Dec. 31. Fair will hold the District 5, Position 1 seat on the state’s second highest court. The district includes Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, […] [...]

Lee named Appeals chief judge

by Published: March 13,2011

Tags: Judge L. Joseph Lee, Mississippi Court of Appeals

Judge L. Joseph Lee has been appointed as chief judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. made the appointment and administered the oath of office to Chief Judge Lee. Chief Judge Lee, 65, of Jackson, will serve as administrative head of the Court of Appeals until Dec. […] [...]

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