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Recent Decisions From the Kentucky Supreme Court

AEP Industries, Inc. v. B.G. Properties, Inc.  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000512-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the opinion of the court of appeals ruling that the circuit court prematurely granted specific performance of an option contract because disputed issues of fact material to that form of relief h...

Brown-Forman Corp. v. Miller  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000717-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims. Plaintiff sued Defendant, which uses warehouses in Jefferson Count...

Pace v. Commonwealth  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000399-DG, 2015-SC-000400-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the opinion of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court’s order denying Appellants’ separate motions to suppress evidence. As grounds for their motions, Appellants claimed that law enfo...

Conyers v. Commonwealth  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000655-MR, 2015-SC-000687-MR, 2016-SC-000340-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: In these consolidated appeals, the Supreme Court affirmed the convictions of Lonnie Conyers, Roy Tucker, and Joseph Hardy. Defendants were all found guilty of two counts of first-degree burglary following a joint jury tr...

Board of Trustees of Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust v. Pope  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000664-TG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order rejecting the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Schools Boards Insurance Trust’s (KSBIT) claim of governmental immunity and thus denying its motion for summary judgmen...

Morrison v. Commonwealth  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000712-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court finding Appellant guilty of escape and fleeing or evading police and finding him to be a first-degree persistent f...

Fairley v. Commonwealth  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000021-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment convicting and sentencing Defendant to twenty years’ imprisonment for first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, and posses...

ERIC R. RIVERA V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000090-MR
Talley v. Paisley  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000092-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The court of appeals did not err in reversing the circuit court’s judgment that Anne Talley and Daniel Paisley were to share equally in the proceeds of sale of their jointly owned real property based on their respective...

MICHAEL TAYLOR V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000119-MR
Majestic Oaks Homeowners Ass’n v. Majestic Oaks Farms, Inc.  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000213-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to a subdivision developer (Developer) in this suit filed by the Majestic Oaks Homeowners Association...

BRADLEY RIFFE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000219-DG
Uninsured Employers Fund v. Acahua  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000252-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the conclusion of an administrative law judge (ALJ), the Workers’ Compensation Board, and the Court of Appeals that Luis Lopez, an uninsured employer, was properly notified of Isaias Silva-Lama...

Board of Commissioners of City of Danville v. Advocate Communications, Inc.  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000280-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Commissioners of the City of Danville impermissibly went into closed session to discuss its intention to bid on real property offered for sale pursuant to an absolute auction, but the Board’s action was not...

Meece v. Commonwealth  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000326-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order denying Appellant’s Ky. R. Civ. P. 60.02 motion filed after Appellant was found guilty of three counts of murder, first-degree burglary, and first-degree robbery. In h...

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