EN BANCHaving had my own appellate-record adventures with that office, I welcome this move, while anticipating that little or nothing will change as a result.
T. Jackson Lyons & Associates, P. A. v. Precious T. Martin, Sr. & Associates, PLLC; Hinds Circuit Court 1st District; LC Case #: 251-10-140; Ruling Date: 12/09/2010; Ruling Judge: S. Harrison; Disposition: The "Motion to Compel Circuit Clerk to Transmit Complete Record and to Stay Briefing Schedule" and the "Appellant's Response to Circuit Court's Findings on Remand and Motion for Further Remedial Relief" filed by T. Jackson Lyons & Associates, P.A., are granted in part and dismissed as moot in part as discussed herein.
On or before March 20, 2012, Honorable Tomie T. Green, Circuit Judge for the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, shall calculate and impose the sanctions against the circuit clerk for her failure to comply with Rules 10 and 11 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure. This amount shall be paid by Dunn personally and shall not be paid from an account containing public funds.
Barbara Dunn immediately shall provide adequate training and education for all of the employees in the office of the Circuit Clerk of Hinds County, Mississippi, as provided herein. The circuit court shall conduct an additional hearing to determine whether Wells falsely testified and, if so, take appropriate action. The Clerk of this Court shall send copies of this order to Barbara Dunn, Circuit Clerk of Hinds County, as well as her employee, Loretta Wells.
The Clerk of this Court shall spread this order upon the minutes of the Court and shall forward a true certified copy hereof to West Publishing Company for publication as soon as practical in the advance sheets of Southern Reporter, Third Series (Mississippi Edition). Waller, C.J., not participating. Order entered.
Possibly Dunn's best ploy is to sue for ADA relief, on the grounds that she suffers the disability of being one of the Un-Dead and is thus hampered in her ability to supervise the clerk's office during normal business hours.
And there was that near-fatal accident when some new employee forgot to draw all the shades:
That was a close one.
... Proof of Dunn's vampiric state! According to the Clarion-Ledger in 2004, Dunn had "413/4 years" of state service. That adds up to 110 years as of now, not even counting her lifespan before entering state service.
I mean, what's more likely: that she's a vampire, or that the Clarion-Ledger would print a typographical error?
... More photographic evidence:
Is she hypnotizing Judge Gowan with her mesmeric stare?