Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear auto insurance dispute Wednesday in Frankfort

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 14, 2015  
Contact Information:  Susan Stokley Clary
Supreme Court Clerk
502-564-5444
susanc@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Supreme Court of Kentucky will convene Wednesday in Frankfort to hear oral arguments in an auto insurance dispute. Proceedings are open to the public and will take place at 10 a.m. ET in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the second floor of the state Capitol at 700 Capitol Ave. in Frankfort.The public may also observe oral arguments via the Supreme Court live stream on the Kentucky Court of Justice website. Oral arguments are available online as they occur in real time and are not available as archives.

The Supreme Court is the state court of last resort and the final interpreter of Kentucky law. Seven justices (bios) sit on the Supreme Court and all seven justices rule on appeals that come before the court. The justices are elected from seven appellate districts and serve eight-year terms. A chief justice, chosen for a four-year term by fellow justices, is the administrative head of the state’s court system and is responsible for its operation. The Supreme Court may order a ruling or opinion to be published, which means that the ruling becomes the case law governing all similar cases in the future in Kentucky.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2015
10 AM
2014-SC-000354-DG
PHILADELPHIA INDEMNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, INC. V. RICHARD TRYON, ET AL

2014-SC-000357-DG
EMCOMPASS INDEMNITY COMPANY V. RICHARD TRYON, ET AL

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Summary: “Contract. Automobile Insurance. Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Whether the “owned but not scheduled for coverage” exclusion in policies covering the insured’s cars was enforceable and prevented the insured from stacking UIM coverage when he was injured on his motorcycle.”

Discretionary Review granted 3-25-2015
Jefferson Circuit Court, Judge Charles Louis Cunningham, Jr.

Attorneys for Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company, Inc.: Robert E. Stopher and Robert Dmitri Bobrow
Attorneys for Encompass Indemnity Company: William Baxter Orberson, James Crockett Wade and Patricia Colleen Le Meur
Attorney for Richard Tryon: A. Thomas Johnson