Friday, August 7, 2015
Yesterday, the Mississippi Supreme Court decided In the Matter of the Guardianship of O.D. located here. The case dealt with the chancery court approving a minor's settlement. An insurer removed a case to federal court and later the case was remanded once it was determined there was no basis for removal. The chancery court then awarded $18,000.00 in sanctions for the removal. This was ultimately affirmed. The court reasoned that two decades of caseload required chancery approval and that the removal was for the purpose of delay.