Mississippi Court of Appeals

As reported elsewhere, Governor Bryant announced yesterday he is appointing Court of Appeals Judge Kenny Griffis to fill Chief Justice Waller’s seat on the Supreme Court.

Bryant also appointed State Rep. Cory Wilson to fill Judge Griffis’ seat on the Court of Appeals.

My Take:

Thus concludes the judicial silly season.

I say that because

On Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and reinstated a $500,000 bench verdict in Miss. Dept. of Wildlife v. Webb.

The case involved a high speed boat chase on the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi. Department of Wildlife officials stopped a speeding boater. After the initial stop, the officers instructed the

On Tuesday the Mississippi Court of Appeals affirmed a $1,095,000 Hinds County jury verdict in Barnett v. Miss. Valley Silica Co.

Here is my brief post in October 2012 reporting on the verdict.

The decedent worked near sandblasting at Miss. Iron and Steel Co. on High Street in Jackson. He alleged that Valley Silica failed

The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided the much ballyhooed caps case on Tuesday. Here is the Court’s decision in Emergency Medicine Associates of Jackson v. Glover.

As predicted, the Court never got to the issue of whether Mississippi’s caps on non-economic damages are constitutional.

This was a Hinds County medical malpractice case where

Something the Mississippi Supreme Court and Mississippi Court of Appeals have right is how they release opinions.

The Supreme Court issues opinions at 1:30 pm. every Thursday except for a few weeks a year (holidays, bar convention). The Court of Appeals issues its decisions at 1:30 pm. on Tuesday. I don’t know if they are