Listed below are the Mississippi Supreme Court decisions for the week of June 10, 2021:
Beam, Dawn H., J.
Curtis Valentine a/k/a Curtis Lee Valentine v. State of Mississippi; Warren Circuit Court; LC Case #: 17,0147-CRC; Ruling Date: 10/10/2019; Ruling Judge: M. Chaney, Jr.; Majority Opinion: Beam, J. Disposition: Affirmed. Appellant taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Chamberlin and Griffis, JJ., Concur. Kitchens, P.J., Dissents with Separate Written Opinion Joined by King, P.J., and Ishee, J. Dissenting Opinion: Kitchens, P.J. Votes: King, P.J., and Ishee, J., Join This Opinion.
King, Leslie D., P.J.
The Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. d/b/a Methodist Specialty Care Center v. Mississippi Division of Medicaid and Drew L. Snyder, in his Official Capacity as Executive Director of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid; Hinds Chancery Court 1st District; LC Case #: 25CH1:18-cv-00773; Ruling Date: 09/12/2019; Ruling Judge: J. Thomas; Majority Opinion: King, P.J. Disposition: Affirmed. Appellant taxed with costs of appeal. Votes: Randolph, C.J., Kitchens, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin and Ishee, JJ., Concur. Griffis, J., Dissents with Separate Written Opinion. Dissenting Opinion: Griffis, J.
In Re: Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi Bar; Disposition: On the Court's own motion, the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar are hereby amended as set forth in Exhibit A. The amendment shall take effect on July 1, 2021. The Clerk of this Court shall spread this Order upon the minutes of the Court and shall forward a true copy hereof to West Publishing Company for publication in the next edition of the Mississippi Rules of Court and in the Southern Reporter, Third Series, (Mississippi Edition). All Justices Agree to Amend. Order entered 6/04/21.
Ron G. Jones Sr. v. The Oxford Center Inc.; Lafayette Circuit Court; LC Case #: L15-454; Ruling Date: 05/16/2018; Ruling Judge: Andrew Howorth; Disposition: The Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Ron G. Jones, Sr. is denied. To Deny: Randolph, C.J., King, P.J., Coleman, Maxwell, Beam, Chamberlin, Ishee and Griffis, JJ. To Grant: Kitchens, P.J. Order entered 6/03/21.
Dwight Nelson a/k/a Peter v. State of Mississippi; Simpson Circuit Court; Ruling Judge: Eddie Bowen; Disposition: Application for Leave to Proceed in the Trial Court filed pro se by Dwight Nelson is granted. All Justices Agree. Order entered 6/07/21.
Timothy Robert Ronk a/k/a Timothy Ronk a/k/a Timothy R. Ronk v. State of Mississippi; Harrison Circuit Court 1st District; LC Case #: B2401-09-434; Ruling Date: 10/08/2010; Ruling Judge: Lisa Dodson; Disposition: Timothy Ronk's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and for Appointment of Counsel for Representation for Successive Petition for Post-Conviction Relief is dismissed without prejudice to his right to seek a determination from the district court on whether it is appropriate for Carner and Camp to exhaust his claims in state court in the course of their federal habeas representation. All Justices Agree. Order entered.