Tuesday, June 10, 2014
On May 13, 2014 the Mississippi Court of Appeals decided Newsome v. Newsome located here. The Court ended up dismissing the appeal because there was not a final adjudication of all issues. The chancellor at the trial court had left the record open to set attorney's fees on a contempt issue so it was not a final judgment. If you read the opinion, the case reminds me of situations where the Court orders a report back on a case. With that in mind, it appears from this case that a matter with a report back date is not a final judgment for appeal purposes.