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Recent Decisions From the Kentucky Supreme Court

Davidson v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2016-SC-000032-MR, 2016-SC-000032-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant on fourteen counts of first-degree robbery and for being a first-degree persistent felony offender. Defendant, along with his co-defenda...

Auslander Properties, LLC v. Nalley  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000099-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals determining that Appellant, Auslander Properties, LLC, was an “employer” and thus subject to certain employee safety regulations promulgated pursuant to the...

Hensley v. Haynes Trucking, LLC  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000180-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Class action is available to plaintiffs seeking recovery under the State’s prevailing-wage law, Ky. Rev. Stat. 337.505-550, and the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in certifying the underlying action for backp...

Commonwealth v. Thompson  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000365-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the opinion of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the circuit court, which denied Defendant’s Ky. R. Crim. P. 11.42 motion without a hearing. Defendant pled guilty to second-degre...

Baumann Paper Co., Inc. v. Holland  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000511-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant on Plaintiff’s complaint, holding that Plaintiff presented a genuine issue of material fact as to his breach of contract claim. Plaintiff br...

WARREN FRYER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000557-MR
Walker v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000594-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of four counts first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree rape and Defendant’s sentence of life imprisonment on each sodomy convict...

Commonwealth v. B.H.  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000155-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the finding of the district court juvenile session that B.H. was incompetent to stand trial and dismissing the charges against him. B.H. was arrested for first-degree robbery and murder that...

PHILLIP J. THOMPSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000169-MR
Woodall v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000171-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that Ky. Rev. Stat. 532.130(2), which contains what the Court determined was an “outdated test” for ascertaining intellectual disability, is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment to the Unite...

Jeter v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000232-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s denial of Defendant’s request to decrease his bond and instead increasing it from $10,000 to $20,000 full cash, holding that t...

Muncie v. Wiesemann  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000235-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Stigma damages are a measure of damages stemming from actual injury to property, but if remediation damages are settled and a claim on the stigma damages resulting from the actual damages is reserved, the injured party m...

JOSHUA RATLIFF V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000271-MR
Doyle v. Doyle  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000358-DGE

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the trial court declining to award post-judgment interest pursuant to Ky. Rev. Stat. 360.040 in this action concerning a divorce judgment. Karen and James Samuel Doyle (Sam) we...

WILLIAM CALHOUN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000369-MR
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