Kentucky Supreme Court Decisions 2017

KINDRED NURSING CENTERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, ETC, ET AL. V. BEVERLY WELLNER, ETC.
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2013-SC-000426-I, 2013-SC-000430-I, 2013-SC-000431-I
Superior Steel, Inc. v. Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, LLC  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000204-DG, 2015-SC-000636-DG, 2015-SC-000635-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court in this action arising from a construction dispute. Two subcontractors - the steel f...

FANNIE L. CRUSE V. HENDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, ET AL.
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000506-WC
UNINSURED EMPLOYERS’ FUND V. JULIAN HOSKINS, ET AL. V.
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000637-WC
Hawkins v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000639-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of trafficking in four or more grams of cocaine. On appeal, Defendant argued that he was impr...

Gray v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000070-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of three counts of violating a protective order, kidnapping, two counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment and other offenses. On appea...

TERRY O’BANNON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000133-MR
SAINT AUGUSTINE SCHOOL; DIOCESE OF COVINGTON V. JANET CROPPER
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000243-DG
Garrett v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000263-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court sentencing Defendant to life in prison without the possibility of parole for twenty-five years for two counts of murder, two counts of first-degree robbery, on...

Richmond v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000389-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of one count of first-degree assault, eleven counts of first-degree criminal abuse, and one count of second-degree assault and sentencing De...

Storm v. Martin  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000457-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the opinion of the court of appeals reversing the unanimous jury verdict in Defendant's favor on a personal injury action brought by Plaintiff. Plaintiff was drivin...

MARK TATUM V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000510-MR
Ellington v. Becraft  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000513-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the opinion of the court of appeals reversing the judgment of the trial court in this case filed by Plaintiff requesting that Smokey Hollow Road in Bath County be r...

TREMEL J. SMITH V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000542-MR
Grasch v. Grasch  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000591-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In Kentucky, an attorney’s contingent-fee contracts should be considered marital property to be divided as part of the equitable division of the marital estate, and trial courts must apply the delayed-distribution method...

MICHAEL ANDREW HARDY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000602-MR
ZAYER ADAMS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000627-MR
QUINTON THOMAS QUARLES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000684-MR
Conrad v. Commonwealth  
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000107-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance over two grams and of being a first-degree persistent felony offender and sentencing D...

DUSTIN SPARKS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000206-MR
ROBIN D. WILSON V. DERBY CITY SIGN & ELECTRIC, INC. ET AL.
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000237-WC
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. KENNETH JOSEPH BADER
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000312-KB
MEREDITH LYNN LAWRENCE V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000519-KB
DANNY PERKINS BUTLER V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000530-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. ALAN RICHARD STEWART
Date: December 14, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000556-KB
Kindred Nursing Center Limited Partnership v. Wellner  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2013-SC-000426-I, 2013-SC-000430-I, 2013-SC-000431-I

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter was before the Kentucky Supreme Court on remand pursuant to the opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Kindred Nursing Centers Ltd. Partnership v. Clark, 137 S. Ct. 1421 (2017). The United States Supre...

Isaacs v. Caldwell  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000265-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellants’ appeal of a Georgetown-Scott County Planning Commission for lack of jurisdiction. The Planni...

Adams v. Sietsema  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000483-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Contrary to the conclusion of the court of appeals in this medical malpractice action, Plaintiff’s failure to produce expert evidence was fatal to his claim and summary judgment was properly granted to Defendants. Plain...

Jeter v. Commonwealth  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000616-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of robbery in the first degree, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, and use of drug paraphernalia. The court held (1) the t...

Utility Management Group, LLC v. Pike County Fiscal Court  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000680-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the opinion of the court of appeals remanding this matter to the circuit court for entry of an order requiring Utility Management Group, LLC (UMG) to comply with the Open Records Act, Ky. Rev....

Big Sandy Regional Jail Authority v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000008-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court affirming the district court’s dismissal of this action filed by Big Sandy Regional Jail Authority against the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government seekin...

Fairley v. Commonwealth  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000021-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court sentencing him to twenty years’ imprisonment for first-degree robbery, receiving stolen property, and other offenses. The court held (1) the trial court did no...

Ford v. Baerg  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000136-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the opinion of the court of appeals reversing the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Plaintiff in this civil action asserting the tort of conversion and remanded the case to th...

Moss v. Commonwealth  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000165-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of manslaughter in the second degree and tampering with physical evidence. The court held (...

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, LLC v. Adams  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2016-SC-000181-DG, 2016-SC-000189-DG, 2016-SC-000259-DG, 2016-SC-000277-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Patients do not have a cause of action against a hospital for the negligent credentialing of a non-employee physician who is given staff privileges by the hospital because Kentucky law does not recognize the tort of negl...

JARROD WEISS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000183-MR
University of Louisville v. Rothstein  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000220-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the court of appeals affirming the order of the circuit court denying the University of Louisville’s (U of L) immunity against suit in this case. After Mark Rothstein’s Distingu...

Saint Augustine School v. Cropper  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000243-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the lower courts in this action brought by Janet Cropper against her former employers - the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, Saint Augustine School, and the pastor of the S...

Ross v. Commonwealth  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000287-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of murder and first-degree arson and sentencing him to two concurrent terms of life imprisonment. Contrary to Defendant’s arguments on app...

PERCY ISAAC AIKENS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000306-MR
Warden v. Lawless  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000320-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the court of appeals ruling in favor of Appellee in this prison discipline case and reinstated the trial court’s order denying Appellee’s pro se declaration of rights action in...

KEVIN FRANKLIN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000330-MR
MICHAEL RAY DUNGAN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000358-MR
ROBERT MARKHAM TAYLOR V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000410-MR
JULIUS D. THOMAS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000593-MR
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (KTP) V. RONALD COLEMAN, JR., ET AL.,
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000689-WC
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. v. Prichard  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000031-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the opinion of the court of appeals, which affirmed the decisions of the Workers’ Compensation Board and the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) holding that Kathy Prichard was entitled to reopen he...

WILLIS WILSON V. HON. JAMES D. ISHMAEL, JUDGE, FAYETTE CIRCUIT COURT, ET AL.
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000080-MR
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. MANDY HUGHES
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000110-DG
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. KENNETH JOSEPH BADER
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000312-KB
NANCY OLIVER ROBERTS V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000388-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. JUSTIN ROSS MORGAN
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000396-KB
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...

IRVING MATERIALS, INC. V. RAYMOND TUNGETT, ET AL.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000454-WC
LLOYD BANDY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000489-MR
Commonwealth v. Jackson  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2016-SC-000530-TG, 2016-SC-000531-TG

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue in this case was created by a 2016 amendment of the look-back period in Ky. Rev. Stat. 189A.010, Kentucky’s principal driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) statute. The amendment increased the look-back...

Bevin v. Beshear  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000642-TG

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, intervening statutory law enacted by the General Assembly rendered moot the legal issues decided by the circuit court. Here, the circuit court sustained the Attorney General’s challenge to Governor Matth...

Marchese v. Abersold  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000644-DGE

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the issuance of a domestic violence order (DVO) and remanded this case for additional proceedings, holding that the trial court’s receipt of extrajudicial evidence was structural error and that...

SHAWN WILSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000650-MR
ERIC TURNER V. FORD MOTOR COMPANY, ET AL.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000086-WC
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. DELBERT KEITH PRUITT
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000141-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. JAMES GRANT KING AND JAMES GRANT KING V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2017-SC-000142-KB, 2017-SC-000245-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. KENNETH JOSEPH BADER
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000204-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. CHRISTY SMITH GRAYSON
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000240-KB
BRYAN EDWARD BENNETT V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000241-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. LAUREN M. THOMPSON
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000255-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. ROBERT HANSFORD HOSKINS
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000266-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. ALAN RICHARD STEWART
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000297-KB
DARYL WAYNE LIGGETT V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000300-TG
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. JERRY L. ULRICH
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000365-KB
JOSEPH DELANO WIBBELS, JR. V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000387-KB
Patton v. Bickford  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2013-SC-000560-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The estate of Stephen Patton, an eighth-grader who committed suicide, filed suit against various teachers and administrators, claiming that Defendants should have known of the bullying Stephen was subjected to at school...

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. TERRANCE MILES AND TERRANCE MILES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2014-SC-000558-DG, 2015-SC-000321-DG
Grubb v. Smith  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000641-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: This personal injury suit arose from a trip-and-fall at the Speedway SuperAmerica filling station in Manchester, Kentucky. The circuit court found for Plaintiffs and against the Speedway, the store’s owner, and the store...

White v. Commonwealth  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000725-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court sentencing Defendant to death for the rape and murder of Pamela Armstrong. On appeal, Defendant raised thirty-three claims of error, the first and most compell...

Indiana Insurance Co. v. Demetre  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000107-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: When Plaintiff learned that a family occupying a residence nearby to a vacant property owned by Plaintiff was pursuing environmental claims against him, he notified his liability carrier, the Indiana Insurance Company. I...

McCann v. Sullivan University System, Inc.  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000144-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought a claim under Ky. Rev. Stat. 337.385 and filed a motion under Ky. R. Civ. P. 23 to certify a class action in circuit court. The circuit court denied the motion on purely legal grounds. The Court of Appe...

Family Dollar v. Baytos  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000194-WC, 2015-SC-000208-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: Steven Baytos settled his workers’ compensation injury claim with Family Dollar Stores, his employer. The settlement amount included separate consideration in exchange for Baytos’s waiver of all future claims. Two years...

Holbrook v. Commonwealth  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000337-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court sentencing Defendant to twenty years’ imprisonment for murder and tampering with physical evidence. The court held (1) the trial court did not abuse its discre...

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Adams  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000366-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Roniesha Adams, her son, and her son’s father, Barry Adams (Barry), were passengers in Milton Mitchell’s car when the car was rear ended. Mitchell and his three passengers asserted claims against State Farm, seeking pers...

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, ET AL. V. BOBBYE CARPENTER, ET AL.
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000384-DG
Hughes & Coleman, PLLC v. Chambers  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000435-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Personal-injury law firm Hughes & Coleman was entitled to quantum meruit compensation after being hired and then fired by Travis Underwood, who was injured in a car crash. Shortly after Underwood discharged Hughes & Cole...

Champion v. Commonwealth  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000570-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Ordinance 14-5, which was adopted by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and prohibits all beginning and soliciting from public streets or intersections within the urban-county area, is a content-based regulati...

JEFFREY ROHRBACK V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000696-MR
JAMAL NANCE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000027-MR
Blaine v. Downtown Redevelopment Authority, Inc.  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000081-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals affirming the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board in this workers’ compensation case. Appellant suffered a work-related injury in 2007. After she re...

Talley v. Paisley  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000092-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: With respect to the division of proceeds from the sale of jointly-held property when the cotenants have no agreement regarding how sale proceeds would be split, to the extent that one tenant contributed more than his or...

SLATER FORE CONSULTING, INC. V. LESLIE B. RIFE, ET AL.
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000131-WC
MICHAEL VAUGHAN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000205-MR
Steel Creations by and through KESA, the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund v. Injured Workers’ Pharmacy  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2016-SC-000217-WC, 2016-SC-000222-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: KESA, the Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Fund, on behalf of its insureds, filed five separate medical fee disputes against the Injured Workers’ Pharmacy (IWP) and the insureds’ employees and former employees, all of whom...

DENNIS SILLS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000292-MR
JOHNNY MARSHALL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000302-MR
Kentucky State Police v. Scott  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000303-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The failure of Terry Scott and Damon Fleming to appeal the denial of their respective grievances against the Kentucky State Police (KSP) by the Personnel Cabinet precluded their subsequent action filed in the circuit co...

AUSTIN POWDER COMPANY V. BILLY KEITH STACY, ET AL.
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000347-WC
BILL GRAY, JR. V. JAMES RIVER COAL/BEECH FORK MINE, ET AL.
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000349-WC
Kidd v. Crossrock Drilling, LLC  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000406-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: The administrative law judge (ALJ) in this case did not err in failing to give effect to a settlement agreement reached after the issuance of its order and opinion and raised in a petition to reconsider. This case arose...

Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission v. Wilson  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000411-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court overruled Shamrock Coal Co. v. Taylor, 697 S.W.2d 952 (Ky. App. 1985), which holds that a complaint that exhibits “a clear attempt at verification” is sufficiently compliant with Ky. Rev. Stat. 341.450(...

BRIAN RAMSEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000413-MR
Edmondson v. Kentucky  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000427-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s judgment convicting Appellant of first-degree sexual abuse and sentencing him to six years’ imprisonment. On appeal, Appellant argued that he was denied a fair and impartial...

TRIM MASTERS, INC. V. EVA BETH ROBY, ET AL.
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000451-WC
KEITH JEROME STOVALL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000488-MR
Commonwealth v. Clark  
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000693-TG

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Dewayne Clark and Garr Keith Hardin (collectively, Appellees) were convicted of the 1992 murder of a young woman. In 2009, the Innocence Project, Inc. and the Department of Public Advocacy Kentucky Innocence Proj...

BRYAN EDWARD BENNETT V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000241-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. CARL WAYNE GIBSON
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000247-KB
Estate of Christina Witch v. Flick  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000114-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael Flick was convicted of the 2005 murder of Christina Wittich and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2008, Wittich’s Estate filed this wrongful-death action against Flick. Flick filed a motion to dismiss the compla...

Thiele v. Kentucky Growers Insurance Co.  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000158-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In order for there to be a “collapse” under a homeowner's insurance policy, there must have been a “falling down or collapsing of a part of a building,” Wanda Thiele, the daughter of Hiram Campbell, moved into Campbell’...

Kentucky CATV Ass’n v. City of Florence  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000178-DG, 2015-SC-000181-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: A provision in the Multichannel Video Programming and Communications Services Tax (the Telecom Tax) prohibiting “every political subdivision of the state” from collecting franchise fees or taxes on franchises subject to...

Smith v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000301-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant appealed his convictions stemming from three separate robberies committed in downtown Louisville in January 2014. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the trial court did not err in declining to suppress App...

Rucker v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000328-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case, reversible error occurred when the trial court allowed the Commonwealth to introduce sexually explicit social media exchanges Appellant had with other women after the victim’s death, and the errone...

Argotte v. Harrington  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000465-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s acknowledgement that she would not present an expert witness to prove her informed consent claim was not fatal to her case and thus was not a proper basis for entry of a directed verdict. Plaintiff brought t...

Garrard County v. Middleton  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000581-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: The legislature has affirmed that a county jailer’s salary shall at least equal the prior year’s salary level in counties that do not operate a jail. Garrard County does not operate a jail. Before the 2010 election of G...

Sturgeon v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000585-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant appealed his conviction for the murder of his brother. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the trial court (1) did not abuse its discretion in failing to strike Juror 500 for cause because there was nothin...

Gaither v. Commonwealth  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000609-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of kidnapping, first-degree manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence, and theft by unlawful taking. Upon Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief, the trial court set aside Appellant’s k...

Paducah Independent School District v. Putnam & Sons, LLC  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000711-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In an effort to replace its aging middle school building, the Paducah Independent School District initiated condemnation proceedings against real property owned by Defendant. The property was officially taken after an aw...

D’ANDRE SWAIN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000036-MR
SHAUN HILES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000127-MR
KentuckyOne Health, Inc. v. Reid  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000321-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Benjamin Reid, a licensed general surgeon, filed a complaint against KentuckyOne Health, Inc. (“Hospital”) alleging various claims arising from the Hospital’s review of Reid’s surgical privileges at the Hospital. The...

SIMEON MCKINNIE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000348-MR
STEVEN PETTWAY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000392-TG
LKLP CAC Inc. v. Fleming  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000407-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: An administrative law judge (ALJ) awarded Brandon Fleming partial disability benefits based on a finding that Fleming had a combined permanent impairment rating of seventeen percent. In 2010, Fleming moved to reopen his...

READY ELECTRIC V. THOMAS SCHARRINGHAUSEN, ET AL.
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000466-WC
FLAT ROCK FURNITURE V. STEVEN NEELEY, ET AL.
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000527-WC
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. ROGER D. VARNEY, II
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000101-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. DAVID THOMAS SPARKS
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000115-KB
JAMIE L. TURNER V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000117-KB
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
MARCUS POWELL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000118-MR
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. JOHN J. HUGHES
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000137-DG
TIMOTHY M. GOLDEN V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000179-MR
DAVID ALBERT SOLOWAY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000290-MR
ARMSTRONG COAL COMPANY, INC. V. NATHAN ATTEBURY, ET AL.
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000368-WC
ROGER BRENT BOLING V. OWENSBORO MUNICIPAL UTILITIES, ET AL.
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000465-WC
JOHN DAVID LEE V. HON. PAULA F. SHERLOCK, JUDGE, JEFFERSON FAMILY COURT, ET AL.
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000526-MR
INQUIRY COMMISSION V. DANNY PERKINS BUTLER
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000668-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. CHRISTOPHER DAVID WIEST
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000039-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. DENNIS MICHAEL STUTSMAN
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000098-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. DAVID CARY FORD
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000099-KB
CHRISTOPHER LEE STANSBURY V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000100-KB
JAMES DAVID JOHNSON V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000114-KB
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...

Murrell v. Bottom  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000076-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Appellant was convicted in a state court of multiple crimes and sentenced to a total of forty-two years’ imprisonment. In 1994, a federal district court sentenced Appellant to 152 months’ incarceration for separ...

JUSTIN D. WIBBELS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000103-MR
Gullett v. Commonwealth  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000242-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of incest, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, and other crimes. Appellant was sentenced to a total of sixty-five years in prison, the maximum sentence allowable in this case. On appeal, Appel...

LANDY MILLS V. NALLY AND HAMILTON ENTERPRISES, ET AL.
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000327-WC
Mullins v. Leggett & Platt  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000383-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: Margie Mullins sustained a workplace injury during the course of her employment with Leggett and Platt. Mullins settled her workers’ compensation claim after negotiating with Leggett & Platt’s insurance carrier, CCMSI. T...

KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. MICHAEL THORNSBURY
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000607-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. JAMES E. ISENBERG
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000663-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. THOMAS STEVEN POTEAT
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000664-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. BRIAN NATHAN HOPPER
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000669-KB
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. FRANKLIN S. YUDKIN
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000022-KB
TIMOTHY MICHAEL LONGMEYER V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 2017-SC-000025-KB
ROBERT CARL FOLEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000478-MR
ANNE M. REARDON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000646-MR
ROBERT CARL FOLEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2014-SC-000743-MR
Unifund CCR Partners v. Harrell  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000117-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Carol Harrell entered into a credit card agreement with Citibank but later defaulted on her promise to repay the debt. The right to collect Harrell’s outstanding debt was later assigned to Unifund CCR Partners. Unifund f...

Fleming v. EQT Gathering, LLC  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000161-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: After EQT Gathering, LLC constructed a natural gas pipeline along the boundary of Appellants’ property, Appellants filed a civil action in the circuit court alleging that EQT had trespassed upon their land. After a jury...

JUAN RAFAEL PELEGRIN VIDAL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000167-MR
Lamb v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000255-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a trial, Appellant was convicted of eleven crimes. The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions, holding (1) the trial court did not err in determining that Appellant had waived his right to counsel; (2) the...

RALPH FOLEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000348-MR
JOSEPH WILLIAMS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000370-MR
Murphy v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000487-MR

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, and use of a minor in a sexual performance. Appellant was sentenced to a total of thirty years in prison. The Supreme Court a...

CONRAI KABALLAH V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000491-MR
DEIONTA HAYES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000501-MR
Champion v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2015-SC-000570-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to violating Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Ordinance 14-5, which prohibits all begging and soliciting from public streets or intersections within the urban-county a...

Hardin v. Montgomery  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Numbers: 2015-SC-000572-DGE, 2015-SC-000575-DGE

Justia Opinion Summary: In the November 4, 2014 general election for the office of Magoffin County judge executive, Republican candidate John Montgomery challenged the incumbent, Democratic candidate Charles Hardin. The officially-tabulated vot...

JOHNATHAN YOUNG V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000050-MR
Cobb v. Commonwealth  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000063-DG

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant entered a conditional guilty plea to possession a handgun as a convicted felon, possessing marijuana, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license. Appellant appealed the trial court’s order denying his...

JOHN E. MATLOCK V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000066-MR
RIVER VIEW COAL, LLC V. ANGELA WHITLOCK, ET AL.
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000072-WC
TEVIN DEVON WRIGHT V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000089-MR
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, UNINSURED EMPLOYERS’ FUND V. MICHAEL BROCK, ET AL.
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000111-WC
LOUIS TORRES V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000228-MR
Commonwealth, Uninsured Employers’ Fund v. Sidebottom  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000249-WC

Justia Opinion Summary: Kara Sidebottom was injured during the course of her employment. Sidebottom filed a workers’ compensation claim in connection with the work-related injury. In determining Sidebottom’s weekly compensation benefit, the adm...

JEFFREY LEE KOLLEY V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000339-MR
KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION V. CHRISTINA ROSE EDMONDSON
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000388-KB
MARC ALAN WELLS V. KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 2016-SC-000662-KB
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