The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that, while Dr. Arnold Smith is undergoing continued examinations concerning whether he is competent to be tried, his attorneys are preparing an insanity defense for the prosecution of Smith for hiring killers to attempt the murder of Greenwood lawyer Lee Abraham.
Before it was Veterans Day, today would have been Armistice Day, because WWI ended on November 11th.
The WWI vet I knew best was Taylor McElroy, who was a Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court in the 1960s, and before that a Circuit Judge in the 3rd Circuit Court District (Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah, Calhoun, [...]
Jackson Jambalaya reports that the Governor has issued a new executive order canceling the order requiring BCBS to reinstate the hospitals. He reports that BCBS announces it is “pleased.”
And now we’ll never know how the action before Judge Wingate would turn out.
Update: Jeff Amy of the AP points out in comments that Judge Wingate made a bench ruling not reflected on the Pacer docket. His story spelled this out (and I should have caught it): “U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate read a temporary restraining order from the bench saying Bryant didn’t provide enough proof [...]
This appeared about 5 on the district court docket. I have added emphasis in the key passage..
Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Henry T. Wingate. APPEARANCES: D. Kaufman and C. Green, counsel for plaintiff; H. Pizzetta (via telephone) and J. Wilson, counsel for defendant; J. Corlew, counsel for intervenor. Evidentiary Hearing [...]
BCBS has two arguments that seem real to me: The governor is violating their property rights by telling them they can’t invoke contract rights (to terminate), which is a due process violation; and that the governor is violating their rights to procedural due process by ignoring the whole procedural framework the statute has.
Gov. Bryant wrote Blue Cross Blue Shield and said he was going to issue an executive order mandating they allow the hospitals they’d struck from their system back in, under the prior contract, until a deal was struck.
Blue Cross Blue Shield responded with a federal court civil rights action.
Kingfish has the documents [...]
Update: read below….
Anderson blogs about an odd Ohio case in which a man who had been declared dead because he’d gone missing turned up and asked that the declaration of death be set aside. The Ohio court ruled that, nope, he had three years to contest the death and had not done so, [...]
As folks know, bills that passed at the last term of legislature took effect July 1st. I’m doing some research (in Westlaw Next) that involves pretty precise reading of how statutory changes were implemented in the code. I found a section that had been amended, looked at the bottom where it said, “Current through [...]
I’m assembling useful court information with a goal to having a couple of Mississippi practice pages. Here’s a list of Circuit Court district sites with information about the court’s calendars, dockets, scheduling, local rules and practices and the like. A list of Chancery Court district sites is here.
With some help, I found 9 [...]