Kentucky Court of Justice
Court of Appeals to hear Jefferson County civil case Jan. 18 in Louisville
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals will convene Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Louisville to hear a civil case on appeal from Jefferson County. Proceedings are open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. EST in the 10th floor Appellate Courtroom at the Jefferson County Judicial Center. The judicial center is located at 700 W. Jefferson St.
A three-judge panel comprised of Court of Appeals Judges Joy A. Moore, Christopher Shea Nickell and Kelly Thompson will hear oral arguments in the case. Judge Thompson will preside.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012
COMMONWEALTH BANK & TRUST COMPANY, ADMIN. WITH THE (WILL ANNEXED OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM F. STEINEKER) ET AL. v MARGARET W. YOUNG ET AL.
Summary: Civil. Judge Thompson will preside. National City Bank filed a declaratory judgment action requesting that Jefferson Circuit Court answer seven questions. One was whether the beneficiaries of Virginia C. Steineker’s trust, who are her children, triggered the no contest provision of their mother’s trust by challenging their stepfather’s right to withdraw 5 percent of the trust principal each year. The trial court entered a judgment on the pleadings, holding that the three children’s actions did not trigger the no contest provision.
Jefferson County judge who presided in the case – Judge Frederic J. Cowan
To see all of the parties in this case and their attorneys, input the case number on the Court of Appeals cases page – Court of Appeals cases.
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