Kentucky Court of Justice
Court of Appeals to hear arguments in cases from Knox and Pulaski counties June 4 in Frankfort
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in civil cases on appeal from Knox and Pulaski counties when it convenes Monday, June 4, in Frankfort. Proceedings are open to the public and will take place in the Court of Appeals Courtroom at 360 Democrat Drive.
A three-judge panel comprised of Court of Appeals Judges Joy A. Moore, Janet L. Stumbo and Laurance B. VanMeter will hear arguments in the Knox County case. Judges Moore and Stumbo and Court of Appeals Judge Glenn E. Acree will hear arguments in the appeal from Pulaski County.
Nearly all cases heard by the Kentucky Court of Appeals come to it on appeal from a lower court. If a case is tried in Circuit Court or District Court and the losing parties involved are not satisfied with the outcome, they may ask for a higher court to review the correctness of the trial court’s decision. Some cases, such as criminal case acquittals and divorces, may not be appealed. In a divorce case, however, child custody and property rights decisions may be appealed. Cases are not retried in the Court of Appeals. Only the record of the original court trial is reviewed, with attorneys presenting the legal issues to the court for a decision.
Fourteen judges, two elected from seven appellate court districts, serve on the Court of Appeals. The judges are divided into panels of three to review and decide cases, with the majority determining the decision. The panels do not sit permanently in one location, but travel throughout the state to hear cases.
FRANKFORT DOCKET (Times EDT)
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012
To see more information on a case, input the case number on the Court of Appeals cases page.
UNITED OUTDOOR MEDIA, LLC ET AL. v THE BARBOURVILLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT ET AL.
Summary: Civil. Judge Stumbo will preside. This is a matter-of-right appeal from a trial court ruling affirming the decision of the Barbourville code enforcement officer and Board of Adjustment. The decision denied approval to erect a billboard. Issues in the appeal include whether the permit denial was arbitrary in that the zoning regulations involved were zoning regulations rather than a statement of policy regarding advertising within city limits, whether the regulations literally grant discretion to the zoning board and whether the regulations are unconstitutionally vague and therefore void.
Knox County judge who presided in the case – John Knox Mills
Appellants’ attorney: Philip Wilson
Appellees’ attorney: Charley Dixon Jr.
ELIZABETH YADON v TOYOTETSU AMERICA, INC. ET AL.
Summary: Civil. Judge Moore will preside. This appeal is from a summary judgment in an employment disability and retaliation case brought pursuant to KRS Chapter 344.
Pulaski County judge who presided in the case – Judge Jeffrey T. Burdette
Appellant’s attorneys: Winter Huff and Gail Langendorf
Appellees’ attorneys: P. Barr and Gwendolyn Pinson
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