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Recent Decisions From the Kentucky Supreme Court

BRIAN HATFIELD V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2013-SC-000442-MR
CANDY MAIDEN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2013-SC-000498-MR
Parker v. Webster County Coal, LLC  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2014-SC-000526-WC, 2014-SC-000536-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: Marshall Parker sought an award of benefits for a back injury he received during the course of his employment with Webster County Coal. An administrative law judge (ALJ) awarded benefits for the back injury. However, the...

Commonwealth v. Mitchell  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000021-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted for having assaulted by neglect a severely disabled young man who lived with her. The Court of Appeals effectively dismissed the indictment against Defendant for assault, concluding (1) contrary t...

MOSES KUHBANDER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000149-MR
KENON ANDREWS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000325-MR
Louisville Gas & Electric Co. v. Kentucky Waterways Alliance  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000461-DG, 2015-SC-000462-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) sought a permit authorizing it to discharge certain pollutants into the Ohio River in conjunction with the operation of its recently expended generating facility. The Commonweal...

Commonwealth v. Fugate  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000597-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested for operating a motor vehicle on a DUI-suspended license. Defendant was charged with a Class D felony under the penalty-enhancement provision in Ky. Rev. Stat. 189A.090(2)(c) because this was his t...

Jefferson v. Eggemeyer  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000625-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sued the doctor (Defendant) who twice performed surgery on Plaintiff to repair a fracture, alleging (1) Defendant made mistakes during the initial surgery that resulted in the failure of the fracture to heal, a...

Collins v. Commonwealth  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000675-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: An oversized tractor-trailer collided with the school bus Leonard Collins was driving on a portion of highway meandering across Pine Mountain, resulting in Collins’s death. Sycilla Collins (Appellant) filed a claim with...

ROBERT NEWELL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000685-MR
Rigdon v. Commonwealth  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000689-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of murder. Defendant had recently become a “fully-patched” member of the Iron Horsemen motorcycle club at the time of the murder. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the t...

Zapata v. Commonwealth  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000020-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant entered an Alford plea to one count of murder. Before sentencing, Appellant submitted a motion to withdraw his plea, arguing that his counsel deceived him when she informed him that he could withdraw his plea a...

ERIK A. TUCKER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000034-MR
JAMES R. O’BANNON, JR. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000069-MR
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