Kentucky Court of Justice
Supreme Court of Kentucky to hear arguments Dec. 10 in Frankfort

Press Release Date:  Thursday, December 03, 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 hear a workers’ compensation case involving a coal mining company and a family law case from Kenton County when it convenes Thursday, Dec. 10, in Frankfort. Proceedings are open to the public and will begin at 9 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.

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015
9 AM
2014-SC-000526-WC
MARSHALL PARKER V. WEBSTER COUNTY COAL, LLC (DOTIKI MINE), ET AL

2014-SC-000536-WC
WEBSTER COUNTY COAL, LLC (DOTIKI MINE) V. MARSHALL PARKER, ET AL

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Summary: “Workers’ Compensation. Social Security Offset Provision in KRS 342.730(4). Pre-existing Condition.”

Attorney for Marshall Parker: Thomas Lawrence Hicks
Attorney for Webster County Coal, LLC (Dotiki Mine): Stanley Shields Dawson
Attorney for Multicare Madisonville, Dr. Richard Holzknecht, and Deaconess Hospital: John C. Morton

10 AM
2015-SC-000247-DGE
A.H. v. W.R.L., ET AL

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Summary: “Family Law. Custody. Same-Sex Relationship. Step-Parent Adoption. Intervention of Right. Whether the trial court erred by allowing the child’s biological mother’s ex-partner, who allegedly co-parented the child for seven years and has a pending custody petition, to intervene in the step-parent adoption case that would declare mother’s husband to be the child’s second legal parent.”

Discretionary Review Granted 8-12-2015
Kenton Circuit Court, Judge Lisa O. Bushelman

Attorneys for Appellant: Margo L. Grubbs, Jennifer Blain Landry, Camilla B. Taylor, Kyle A. Palazzolo, Christopher R. Clark, Gregory R. Nevins and Lisa T. Meeks

Attorneys for Appellees: Jacqueline S. Sawyers and Amy Howard Anderson