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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. TERRANCE MILES
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2014-SC-000558-DG, 2015-SC-000321-DG
Grubb v. Smith  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000641-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: This personal injury suit arose from a 2007 trip-and-fall at the Speedway SuperAmerica filling-station in Manchester. After a bench trial, the circuit court found for Teresa and Randy Grubb (together, Plaintiffs) and aga...

Weber v. Lambe  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000173-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Husband filed a petition for dissolution of his marriage to Wife. The family court entered a decree of dissolution in 2013 that divided the parties’ marital assets, awarded the parties joint custody of their two...

Samuels v. Commonwealth  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000180-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of second-degree assault. A public defender from the local Department of Public advocacy (DPA) office was appointed to represent Defendant. Prior to trial, counsel advised the trial court that ano...

DEVONTE LAVAL WEBB V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000198-MR
RAY ANTHONY FARMER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000285-MR
King v. Commonwealth  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000386-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of second-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, and third-degree arson. Appellant appealed, arguing, primarily, that the trial court erred in...

Pace v. Commonwealth  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000399-DG, 2015-SC-000400-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants were charged with one count each of cultivation of marijuana five or more plants and other drug-related offenses. Appellants filed separate motions to suppress, arguing (1) police officers violated the curtila...

DARRELL BRYAN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000467-MR
CLETUS ROBBINS, JR. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000478-MR
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. RONALD COPLEY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000584-DG
Wells v. Commonwealth  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000608-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to one count of first-degree rape, one count of second-degree rape, and one count of second-degree sodomy. Defendant appealed, arguing that the trial court erred in denying his...

MICHAEL MILLS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000644-MR
CHRISTOPHER KANE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000695-MR
Ballou v. Enterprise Mining Co., LLC  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000039-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: Ray Ballou worked as an underground coal miner from 1982 until 2012 and was sixty-nine years old when last exposed to coal dust. An administrative law judge (ALJ) awarded Ballou retraining incentive benefits (RIB), findi...

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