Decisions of the Court of Appeal – March 15, 2022


Below are the Mississippi Court of Appeals decisions for the week of March 15, 2022:

Emfinger, John H., J.

X 2021-CA-00122-COA

DeSoto County, Mississippi vs. Anthony Vinson and Quma Vinson; DeSoto Circuit Court; LC case no: 17CI1:20-cv-00152-GC; Judgment date: 08/01/2021; Ruling Judge: Gerald Chatham, Sr; Majority Opinion: Emfinger, J. Decision: Affirmed. The caller is charged the call charges. Votes: Barnes, CJ, Carlton and Wilson, P.JJ., Greenlee, Westbrooks, McDonald, Lawrence, McCarty and Smith, JJ., Concur.


Emfinger, John H., J.

X 2021-CA-00402-COA

Theresa Land vs. Michael Land; Madison Court of Chancery; LC case no: 45CH1:20-cv-00204; Date of judgment: 03/04/2021; Ruling Judge: James Walker; Majority Opinion: Emfinger, J. Decision: Affirmed. The caller is charged the call charges. Votes: Barnes, CJ, Carlton and Wilson, P.JJ., Greenlee, Westbrooks, McDonald, Lawrence, McCarty and Smith, JJ., Concur.


Smith, Joel, J.

XX 2020-CA-00816-COA

Rickey Troy Bridges v. State of Mississippi; Forrest Circuit Court; LC case no: 18CI1:18-cv-00161; Decision date: 04/17/2020; Ruling Judge: Jon Weathers; Majority Opinion: Smith, J. Decision: Affirmed. Forrest County is taxed with appeal fees. Votes: Barnes, CJ, Carlton, PJ, Greenlee, Lawrence and Emfinger, JJ., okay. Wilson, PJ, McDonald, and McCarty, JJ., agree in part and in result without separate written opinion. Westbrooks, J., agrees in part and in result with a separate written opinion, joined by McDonald and Lawrence, JJ. ; McCarty, J., joined in part. Opinion concurring in part and result: Westbrooks, J. Votes: McDonald and Lawrence, JJ., Agree with this opinion. McCarty, J., agrees with this opinion in part.


Wilson, Jack L., PJ

X 2021-KA-00292-COA

Cedric Jackson vs. Mississippi State; DeSoto Circuit Court; LC Case No.: CR2019-0093CWD; Decision date: 01/25/2021; Ruling Judge: Celeste Wilson; Majority Opinion: Wilson, PJ Decision: Affirmed. DeSoto County is taxed with appeal fees. Votes: Barnes, CJ, Carlton, PJ, Greenlee, Westbrooks, McDonald, Lawrence, McCarty, Smith and Emfinger, JJ., okay.


Below are the Mississippi Court of Appeals decisions for the week of March 15, 2022:

Wilson, Jack L., PJ

X 2021-CP-00383-COA

David Horton v. Mississippi State; Hinds 1st District Circuit Court; LC case no: 25CI1:20-cv-00747; Decision date: 03/29/2021; Ruling Judge: Betty Sanders; Majority Opinion: Wilson, PJ Decision: Affirmed. Hinds County is taxed with appeal fees. Votes: Barnes, CJ, Carlton, PJ, Greenlee, Westbrooks, McDonald, Lawrence, McCarty, Smith and Emfinger, JJ., okay.


IN BENCH

XX 2020-CA-00022-COA

JD, by and through his natural mother and his next friend, Jileta Mingo c. McComb School District; Pike Circuit Court; LC Case No: 18-062-PCT-PCS; Decision date: 12/12/2019; Ruling Judge: David Strong, Jr.; Majority Opinion: Westbrooks, J. Decision: Set aside and remanded. Respondent charged with appeal costs. Votes: Barnes, CJ, Carlton and Wilson, P.JJ., McDonald and McCarty, JJ., agree. Smith, J., dissenting with separate written opinion, joined by Greenlee and Lawrence, JJ. ; Emfinger, J., joined in part. Dissenting Opinion: Smith, J. Votes: Greenlee and Lawrence, JJ., Agree with this opinion. Emfinger, J., agrees with this opinion in part.

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