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Recent Decisions From the Kansas Supreme Court

State v. Williams
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 111046
FV-I, Inc. v. Kallevig
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 111235
State v. Angelo
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 114721
Apodaca v. Willmore  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 111987

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether the firefighter’s rule should be extended to law enforcement officers. Officer Juan Apodaca and Officer Jonathan Dulaney suffered serious injuries after attempting to help Matthew Willmo...

State v. Toliver  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Numbers: 112509, 112,510

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bench trial, Defendant was found guilty of, among other crimes, battery against a law enforcement officer. The conviction arose from Defendant's act of spitting on Brian Johnson, a detective for the Riley County...

State v. Cotton  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 114351

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1988, Appellant pled guilty to three counts of forgery. Later that year, Appellant was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and other crimes. Appellant was sentenced to three life sentences for first-degree murd...

State v. Clark  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 114397

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. The crimes were committed in October 1994. In June 1995, the district court sentenced Def...

In re Fahrenholtz - (Disbarment) video
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 116544
In re Molamphy (Order of Disbarment) video
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 116804
Heartland Apartment Ass'n v. City of Mission  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 111521

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the City of Mission passed a Transportation User Fee (TUF), which is assessed on all developed real property based on a formula that estimates the number of vehicle “trips” a particular property generates. The r...

In re Care & Treatment of Emerson  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 113503

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Cecil Emerson was a sexually violent predator, and the district court ordered him committed. In 2001, Emerson filed a notice of appeal. The Court of Appeals ultimately dismissed the appeal in 2002 after Emer...

State ex rel. Secretary of Department for Children and Families v. Smith  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 114306

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the question of what the legislature intended by providing for the creation of a permanent father and child relationship in one statute but only a presumptive relationship in another. Here, Alon...

State v. Allison  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 114493

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, and terroristic threat. The jury unanimously determined that a life sentence without the possibil...

State v. Martin  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 114921

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of first-degree felony murder, aggravated kidnapping, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The Supreme Court affirmed on appeal. Defendant later filed a motion to correct ille...

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