SEC. 11-1-17. Time for rendition of final decree; right of appeal where decree not entered within required time.
All chancellors or judges of the chancery and circuit courts of the state of Mississippi shall render their final decree on any and all matters taken under advisement by such chancellors or judges not later than six (6) months after the date when same are taken under advisement or not later than six (6) months after the date on which the chancellors or courts or judges set as a date for the final brief or memoranda of authority is required to be filed on or as to the cause taken under advisement, whichever is the latest date after the date on which the cause or case is taken under advisement.
In the event a final decree has not been entered within the six months period hereinbefore referred to, then any party to said law suit shall have the right to appeal on the record as otherwise provided the same as if a final decree has been rendered adversely. Said appeal shall be to the supreme court of the state of Mississippi and shall be treated as a preferred case over other cases except election contests.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 1650.5; Laws, 1958, ch. 334, Sec. 3; 1962, ch. 388, Sec. 2; 1966, ch. 445, Sec. 4; 1968, ch. 334, Sec. 1, eff from and after passage (approved August 7, 1968).