SEC. 75-89-39. Judicial review of final orders.
(1) Any person aggrieved by a final order of the administrator may obtain a review of the order in the Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, by filing in court within sixty (60) days after the entry of the order a written petition praying that the order be modified or set aside in whole or in part. A copy of the petition for review shall be served upon the administrator.
(2) Upon the filing of a petition for review, except where the taking of additional evidence is ordered by court pursuant to subsection (5) or (6) of this section, the court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the matter, and the administrator may not modify or set aside the order in whole or in part.
(3) The filing of a petition for review under subsection (1) of this section does not, unless specifically ordered by the court, operate as a stay of the administrator's order, and the administrator may enforce or ask the court to enforce the order pending the outcome of the review proceedings.
(4) Upon receipt of the petition for review, the administrator shall certify and file in the court a copy of the order and the transcript or record of the evidence upon which it was based. If the order became final under subsection (4) of Section 75-89-37, the administrator shall file in court an affidavit certifying that no hearing has been held and that the order became final pursuant to subsection (4) of Section 75-89-37.
(5) If either the aggrieved party or the administrator applies to the court for leave to adduce additional evidence, and shows to the satisfaction of the court, that there were reasonable grounds for failure to adduce the evidence in the hearing before the administrator or other good cause, the court may order the additional evidence to be taken by the administrator under such conditions as the court considers proper.
(6) If new evidence is ordered taken by the court, the administrator may modify the findings and order by reason of the additional evidence and shall file in the court the additional evidence together with any modified or new findings or order.
(7) The court shall review the petition based upon the original record before the administrator plus any additional evidence ordered to be taken pursuant to subsections (5) and (6) of this section. The findings of the administrator as to the facts, if supported by competent, material and substantive evidence, are conclusive. Based upon this review, the court may affirm, modify, enforce or set aside the order in whole or in part.
SOURCES: Laws, 1993, ch. 319, Sec. 20, eff from and after July 1, 1993.