This case involves the consolidation of three interlocutory appeals from Tallahatchie and Leflore Counties, Mississippi. The interlocutory appeals arise from the opening of an estate in the Chancery Court of the Second Judicial District of Tallahatchie County, which was later closed and transferred to Leflore County, and the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Leflore County.
Eva Boles died on January 25, 2001, in Leflore County. Boles resided at the Greenwood Health & Rehabilitation Center for more than four years prior to her death and at the time of her death. On October 3, 2001, Eliza Price filed a petition for appointment as administratrix of the Estate of Eva Boles in the Chancery Court of the Second Judicial District of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. On October 19, 2001, the chancellor appointed Price as the administratrix of the Estate. On January 28, 2002, Price filed a complaint against National Heritage Realty, Inc. in the Circuit Court of Leflore County, Mississippi. The complaint alleged that Boles suffered an injury as a result of inadequate care by the staff of Greenwood Health.