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Justice to lead college

Justice Randy Pierce will leave the Mississippi Supreme Court on Feb. 1 to become director of the Mississippi Judicial College. In his new role, Pierce will oversee training and continuing legal education for judges and staff of the entire state court system. The Mississippi Judicial College is a division of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has been ...

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Supreme Court hires clerks

The Mississippi Supreme Court recently hired 4 new law clerks: Porter Wells of Brandon joined the staff of Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman. Wells earned a bachelor of arts degree in international studies with a second major in French at the University of Mississippi. She graduated from the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. The Great Falls, Va., native earned a ...

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Drug maker seeks reversal of $38.2 million award

The Associated Press A drug manufacturer is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse a $38.2 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit. A judge ruled in Rankin County in 2011 that Sandoz Inc. inflated the average wholesale prices for its generic drugs. Attorney General Jim Hood says the inflated number caused Mississippi Medicaid to lose money ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Kemper III: Return of the co-op


Earlier last week, South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) backed out of its partnership with Southern Company of Atlanta and its subsidiary, Mississippi Power Company (MPC). It was a bold step by the Board of SMEPA to protect rate payers but their decision creates even more problems for the embattled Kemper County Energy Facility. Southern Company’s “clean-coal” is new, untried ...

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UPDATED: Richland lifts ban on filling mobile home lots after ruling

FILE — Richland's Cleveland Mobile Home Park can fill vacant spaces in the park, the Mississippi Supreme Court says.

By TED CARTER Reacting to last week’s Mississippi Supreme Court ruling, the City of Richland says it will let Cleveland Mobile Home Park resume placing mobile homes on vacant lots in the park. Mayor Mark Scarborough said Monday the only condition is that installation of the manufactured homes meets current state and city codes, including a city requirement that the homes ...

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Daly’s fiancee seeks dismissal of ex-wife’s lawsuit

John Daly putts on the 12th green during the pro-am at the 2013 St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind near Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)

JACKSON — The fiancee of professional golfer John Daly is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit that blames her for breaking up his previous marriage. In February, the Mississippi Supreme Court gave the green light to Sherrie Allison Miller to pursue damages against Anna Cladakis, claiming alienation of affection. Miller and Daly married in 2001 and ...

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Kemper plant employee gag order continued

Jack Weatherly A Jefferson County, Ala. judge has extended for another month a gag order preventing a key manager at Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal-fired power plant from making public statements about the facility. The parent of Mississippi Power Co., Atlanta-based Southern Co., contends that the information would do great harm to the company. The case is the latest development in ...

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Judicial watchdog agency seeks suspension for Madison judge

JACKSON — A judicial watchdog commission is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to suspend a Madison County judge recently arrested for simple assault on a vulnerable person. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed the petition Thursday with the court. The petition cites Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger for assaulting a mentally disabled African-American male at a flea market last ...

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Ex-mayor disbarred by the Supreme Court following bribery conviction

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Supreme Court has disbarred former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield who is serving a two-year sentence for a federal bribery conviction. Winfield, an attorney, pleaded guilty in September of 2013 to seeking $10,000 in cash from a confidential FBI informant in exchange for a city contract. The Mississippi Bar filed a formal complaint against Winfield in December ...

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Supreme Court to hear arguments in dispute over bailiffs

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court is refereeing Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Ellis’ dispute with a local trial judge over the assignment of bailiffs to the courts. The case is on the Supreme Court’s docket for November and December. The court will not hear oral argument in the case. Ellis is challenging an order from Circuit Judge Tomie Green that ...

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