Miss. Supreme Court takes up same-sex couple dispute - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Miss. Supreme Court takes up same-sex couple dispute

Posted: Updated:

JACKSON, Miss., (KNOE 8 News) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a civil dispute between a former same-sex couple.

Mona Cates and Elizabeth Swain split in March 2006 after nearly six years together. Swain sued Cates seeking reimbursement for investments made in property during their partnership, according to court documents.

The case was heard by the Tate County Chancery Court, which ruled partially in Swain's favor and awarded her $44,995 in damages. The issue was appealed to the Mississippi Court of Appeal, which reversed the lower court's ruling last April.

The Supreme Court last November agreed to hear the case.

Court spokeswoman Beverly Kraft says the Court has not yet scheduled oral arguments in the case. The case is not on the court's January-February docket.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.