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Supreme Court rules new CON-appeal law unconstitutional

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A 2011 Mississippi law that required appeals of certificate of need decisions go directly to the state Supreme Court has been declared unconstitutional. The ruling this past week grew out of a lawsuit between two companies competing to operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County. The justices earlier had questioned whether the Supreme Court should ...

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Judge dismisses FEMA from lawsuit over flooded Kmart

CORINTH — A federal judge has dismissed the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a defendant involving a lawsuit over 2010 flooding at the Kmart in Corinth. The Daily Corinthian reports U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson issued the order this week. FEMA had argued that the Flood Control Act of 1928 exempts the United States from liability for flood damage ...

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Supreme Court: UMMC must abide by state's CON law

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center must follow the state’s certificate-of-need law, though health officials can decide when it must do so, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The law limits where hospitals can locate and expand and what services they can provide. The unanimous ruling came in a lawsuit on the issue of whether UMMC, as a ...

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Madison County court to officially go paperless this month

CANTON — The County Court of Madison County will officially become a paperless system for filing civil court records June 29. The transition to electronic records in the County Court marks another milestone for Madison County, where Chancery and Circuit Courts served as the state’s first testing grounds for developing the Mississippi Electronic Courts system. Civil cases in all three courts are now ...

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Trial set for ex-Rose Cancer Center doctor, billing agent

SUMMIT — An October 29 trial date has been set for a cancer doctor and a billing agent charged with health care fraud that includes allegations of using diluted chemotherapy drugs and old needles. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, Brittany McCoskey and Monica Weeks were indicted last August on charges including conspiracy and witness tampering related to the activities of Rose Cancer ...

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Ex-attorney faces up to 60 years in prison for embezzlement

RIDGELAND — Sentencing is scheduled for a Ridgeland attorney who has admitted to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former clients. Attorney Vann Leonard who practiced law out of Ridgeland faces 60 years behind bars and a $750,000 fine. Leonard has pleaded guilty to three counts of embezzlement. He’s admitted to misleading two of his former clients between ...

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Hood: Ex-insurance agent gets jail time for fraud

MERIDIAN — A former insurance agent will spend time behind bars for fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. The Attorney General’s Office Elisa Odom, 45, of Bailey pleaded guilty in Lauderdale County Circuit Court before Judge Lester Williamson to five counts of mail fraud and four counts of false pretense. She was sentenced on count one (mail fraud) to five ...

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