Mississippi alligator infestation suit before high court - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Mississippi alligator infestation suit before high court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute between a Wilkinson County couple and ExxonMobil Corporation over an alleged alligator infestation.

Tom Christmas and his wife argue they didn't discover the 84-plus alligators on land next to their homestead until four years after they bought the property in southwest Mississippi.

ExxonMobil counters that the Christmases' real estate agent told them about the alligators as far back as 2003. ExxonMobil says the couple waited too long to file a lawsuit claiming the alligators robbed them of enjoyment of their land, and the statute of limitations has passed.

The state Court of Appeals in May returned the case to Wilkinson County Circuit Court. ExxonMobil appealed. The Supreme Court agreed 5-4 Thursday to hear the case.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • 2017 Conerly Trophy nominees announced

    2017 Conerly Trophy nominees announced

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-11-21 21:13:23 GMT
    SOURCE: C SpireSOURCE: C Spire

    The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced 10 nominees for the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy Monday. The annual award honors Mississippi's top college football player, with each four-year college with a football program a nominee. The award is named in honor of College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly, who played for the University of Mississippi and the New York Giants in the NFL. A winner will be selected by a panel of sports media and announced on Nov....

    More >>

    The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum announced 10 nominees for the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy Monday. The annual award honors Mississippi's top college football player, with each four-year college with a football program a nominee. The award is named in honor of College Football Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly, who played for the University of Mississippi and the New York Giants in the NFL. A winner will be selected by a panel of sports media and announced on Nov....

    More >>
  • Airport preparing for busiest travel period of the year

    Airport preparing for busiest travel period of the year

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:45 PM EST2017-11-21 17:45:47 GMT
    Holiday season brings busiest travel period of the season. Photo credit WDAMHoliday season brings busiest travel period of the season. Photo credit WDAM

    The holiday season is here, and airports all over the world are preparing for the busiest travel period of the year. 

    More >>

    The holiday season is here, and airports all over the world are preparing for the busiest travel period of the year. 

    More >>
  • Attorney Gen. Jim Hood urges shopping safey ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    Attorney Gen. Jim Hood urges shopping safey ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:31 PM EST2017-11-21 17:31:06 GMT

    With the busiest shopping days of the year a few days away, Attorney General Jim Hood wants to remind shoppers of ways to protect themselves personally and financially for the holiday season. 

    More >>

    With the busiest shopping days of the year a few days away, Attorney General Jim Hood wants to remind shoppers of ways to protect themselves personally and financially for the holiday season. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly