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Recent Decisions From the Kentucky Supreme Court

Henderson v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000484-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of first-degree assault, first-degree sexual abuse, and first-degree unlawful imprisonment and sentence of sixty years as a persistent felony offender, holding that any e...

Yung v. Grant Thornton, LLP  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2016-SC-000571-DG, 2017-SC-000151-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In this fraud and professional negligence case the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals that a $80 million punitive damage award was unreasonable and reinstated the trial court’s award, otherwise a...

TIMOTHY NUTGRASS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000647-MR
Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP v. Lawrence  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000105-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this matter to the circuit court with directions to reinstate a default judgment granted to Bingham Greenebaum Doll, LLP and J. Richard Kiefer (collectively, Bingham) against Meredith Lawrence...

Woodall v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000171-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s denial of Defendant’s post-conviction motion requesting that the trial court declare him to be intellectually disabled, which would preclude the imposition of the death penalt...

COREY CHAPMAN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000238-MR
Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District v. T&C Contracting, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000274-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals applying provisions of the Kentucky Fairness in Construction Act (KFCA) to void an entire dispute resolution process contained in the parties’ sewer constru...

AMANDA BOWEN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000303-MR
American General Life Insurance Co. v. DRB Capital, LLC  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000329-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Court of Appeals upholding the circuit court’s approval of Ray Thomas’s future periodic payments to DRB Capital, LLC in exchange for an immediate lump sum payment at a disco...

Hayes v. D.C.I. Properties-D KY, LLC  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000340-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Plaintiff’s personal injury action, holding that the trial court and the Court of Appeals did not err in their respective analyses of the matter as to...

BENJAMIN ROCHAT V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000344-MR
Smith v. Smith  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000348-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the opinion of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the circuit court rendering a verdict in favor of Plaintiff on her tort action against Defendant, holding that the circuit court er...

Jewish Hospital v. House  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000440-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In this medical malpractice action, the Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court in favor of Jewish Hospital Medical Center South and reinstated the circuit co...

Commonwealth v. Padgett  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2017-SC-000441-DG, 2017-SC-000661-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals vacating Defendant’s sentence as a persistent felony offender (PFO) in the first degree to ten years’ imprisonment in connection with his conviction of thir...

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